Tokyo is the capital of Japan and with a population of over 35 million, the most populous city in the world. You can visit Tokyo via two large international airports: Tokyo International and Narita International Airport, both of which have timely train connections to downtown. There are also extensive train connections to other Japanese cities and the Tokyo Metro subway system is a quick and efficient way to experience Tokyo tourism.
Tokyo is a city which combines the traditional and historic with the hyper-modern. Begin you Tokyo trip by discovering Japan’s history at Tokyo National Museum and its collection of early Japanese and Asian artifacts before heading to the museums and gardens of the picturesque Imperial Palace. If you’re lucky enough to travel to Tokyo during sakura (cherry blossoms) season, the most beautiful spots to enjoy the bloom are along the Sumida River or in gardens like Shinjuku or Koishikawa.
After, explore Japan’s more modern side by heading to Ginza, the country’s most bustling shopping area and the dazzling nightlife district of Roppongi, home to countless nightclubs. Climb to the observation decks of Tokyo Tower to enjoy the most breathtaking views you’ll find during your entire Tokyo holiday. Or, opt for a day of fun at Tokyo Disneyland if you take a trip to Tokyo with the kids.
Finally, it should be noted that Tokyo has a legendary culinary scene and more Michelin stars than any other city on Earth. Start by admiring the day’s catch at the sprawling Tsukiji fish market before moving on to one of the city’s legendary tea houses or sushi bars. After all, your Tokyo vacation should be enjoyed with all five senses.