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Travel Guide

Tokyo is a city like no other and one of the largest in the world. Look out on Tokyo's cityscape from the top of a skyscraper, explore a Buddhist temple and head out for a vibrant night out in the capital.

Top things to do in Tokyo

  • Mount Fuji
    Probably the most iconic image associated with Japan, Mount Fuji is located about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo and is well worth seeing for yourself.
  • Shibuya crossing
    Known as one of the busiest intersections in the world, the Shibuya crossing encompasses everything Tokyo is all about: bright lights and an electric atmosphere. One of those things you have to tick off your bucket list when visiting Japan!
  • Ueno Park and Zoo
    Ueno Park has it all! A zoo, museums and even an aquarium. What's not to love?
  • The Meiji Shrine
    The Meiji Shrine is considered one of Tokyo's most important religious sites. Although you are not allowed to take photos from the inside, you are allowed to explore its grand halls.
  • The Tokyo Skytree
    634 meters tall, the Tokyo Skytree offers panoramic views of the city and even has its own restaurant.
  • Tokyo Tower
    A popular tourist attraction, the tower also gives you a birds eye view of the city from the main observatory.

Tokyo's must-visit neighbourhoods

As capital of Japan, its fair to say that Tokyo has some pretty amazing neighbourhoods to explore. Now sure where to start? Check out our top recommendations below!
The ultimate fashion hub in Tokyo. Think luxury shopping and flagship department stores! Top tip: The best time to visit is in the afternoon when the centrally located Chuo Dori street is closed from all traffic.
The Harajuku neighbourhood is the birthplace of unique Japanese fashion. A trip around the Harajuku neighbourhood will take you around a a range of vintage stores, quirky cafés and fashion boutiques.
Don't be fooled by Shinjuku's bustling and busy exterior! Get ready for authentic Japanese cuisine and hours of shopping 'till you drop. West of Shinjuku station you will also find the Skyscraper District, which is home to many of Tokyo's tallest buildings.
The Asakusa area of Tokyo is known for its traditional events, and the nearby Senso-ji Temple which is Tokyo's oldest Buddhist temple.

Tours and activities in Tokyo

Tokyo After Five
Tokyo's food culture is legendary so prepare those stomachs as you tour the local charms of Tokyo by night with a local guide. Dine at street yakitori bars, indulge in Japanese sweets, learn the history of the places you visit.
Half day | From £87
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Mt Fuji
Mt Fuji & Hakone National Park
Depart from Tokyo and take a trip up the perfectly formed Mt Fuji, where you'll be rewarded with incredible views from 2,305m above sea level. Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the beautiful Lake Ashi and a cable car trip up Mt Komagatake for a view of Hakone N.P.  Finally, enjoy a thrilling ride on the iconic bullet train back to Tokyo. 
Full day | From £123
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Japan Express: Osaka to Tokyo
Offering the perfect first-time introduction to Japan, the Japan Express, a short but sweet adventure captures the many faces and flavours of this intriguing and unique country. From the neon lights of Osaka to the fascinating history of Hiroshima, and from the magnificent temples and gardens of Kyoto to the sheer craziness of Tokyo, the Japan Express packs quite a punch.
9 days | Now from £1,826 | Was £2,149 | 15% off!
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What is the best time to visit Tokyo?

The great thing about visiting Tokyo is that it's pretty much a year-round destination. Springtime is usually between March-May with the national holiday (also known as Golden Week) running from 29 April - 5th May and is usually a great time to visit to beat the crowds. For the best of the summer, visit between June to August but be warned for rising temperatures up to 30°C/85°F.