Discover Japan‘s capital, a city of excitement and bright neon lights set against the backdrop of the vast and towering Mount Fuji. Tokyo’s contemporary architecture is almost entirely modern as the city was largely rebuilt after the Second World War. The new city was centred on a sophisticated rail system, giving the city an exhilarating, futuristic aspect.
Despite being home to more than 13 million inhabitants, this dazzling sci-fi cityscape hides a surprising amount of green spaces – there are no fewer than four national parks – which are particularly lovely in the spring when the cherry blossom blooms. Not to be missed is Ogasawara National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the beautiful gardens surrounding the Imperial Palace.
Considered to be an alpha+ world city, Tokyo is a city of many passions. From karaoke to sake, there is an unlimited choice of entertainment and as the recipient of by far the most Michelin stars of any city in the world, it’s restaurant heaven.
Japan’s bright, bustling, crazy first city. The joy of exploring Tokyo is discovering the different districts, subcultures and architecture within in it. Be ready for an incredible experience, unlike any other – this really is one of the world’s busiest cities!
What to do
- Visit the Imperial Palace and the Edo-Tokyo Museum
- Watch a baseball game
- Tour Sensoji Temple
When to go
Tokyo is a vibrant city that can be explored any time of year. Spring is cool, but light showers are not uncommon, and also heralds the cherry blossom season. Autumn is a great time to visit when trees turn wonderful shades of red and orange, while winter is cold with bright skies. Summer can get very humid.