Tokyo is the capital and largest city of Japan, and its 38 million people make it the most populated metropolitan area in the world. Tokyo is very urban but built on a long history. You will find it has a mix of tall modern buildings, tiny old alleys, and a nice blend of parks and open areas.
A hectic district known for electronic & computer retailers, it is also the centre of Japanese otaku culture - anime, manga, video games, and cos-play.
Asakusa is regarded as the “old district” of Tokyo, and is a popular hotspot for both international and domestic tourists. Only a short train ride away from central Tokyo, this area centers around the famous Sensoji Temple and contains several shopping districts with small stores, restaurants, izakaya, and other attractions.
A residential and educational centre north of the Tokyo Imperial Palace. The name roughly means “Capital of Culture”, and the area is the home to the University of Tokyo, plus historic parks and gardens.
A trendy area near to Shibuya. Known for trendy cafes and restaurants, relaxed shopping and tree-lined pedestrian malls, it is sometimes referred to as Little Brooklyn.
Odaiba is an artificial island in Tokyo Bay, close to the Rainbow Bridge. A ultramodern entertainment hub, it offers attractions for the entire family, including shopping, dining, museums, and beautiful vistas over the bay.
Shimokita, as it’s known to locals, is neighbourhood known for it’s independent, hipster, earthy youth culture, and has a distinctly laid back bohemian vibe. The home to a vast array of second hand stores, vintage clothing stores, cafes, and restaurants.
Yanaka is one of the few areas of Tokyo where the Edo Period “shitamachi” - or downtown - streetscape still remains. Brimming with narrow, rustic alleys and preserved shops and temples, it’s now a haven for artists and artisans and their workshops and galleries.