Tokyo Travel Guide

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Plan Your Tokyo Vacation

As diverse and exciting as the neighborhoods of Tokyo are, a short day trip or overnight away from the city offers a refreshingly different perspective on Japan. The city is a great base for numerous day trips, including visits to the iconic Fuji-san (Mt. Fuji) in Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, one of Japan's most popular resort areas; Nikko, a popular vacation destination for Tokyo residents and the home of Tosho-gu, the astonishing shrine to the first Tokugawa shogun Ieyasu; the ancient city of Kamakura, which has great historical and cultural sights; and Yokohama, a port city with an international character all its own—it's home to the country's largest Chinatown.

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Tokyo Hotels

We highly recommend making your Tokyo hotel reservation before you arrive, especially if you are traveling in Japan’s peak... read more

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Tokyo Restaurants

Reservations are always a good idea: we mention them only when they're essential or not accepted. Book as far ahead as you... read more

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Tokyo Experiences

  • What's Where

    Tokyo commands a prominent position in the Kanto region on the southern coast of Honshu, Japan's largest island. Some 13 million people... Read more

  • Top Attractions

    At 2,092 feet in height, the world’s second-tallest structure towers over eastern Tokyo, providing breathtaking views across the city... Read more

  • Today's Tokyo . . .

    ... is pumped to host the 2020 Olympics. In 2013 Tokyo got the exciting news that it would host the 2020 summer games, beating out... Read more

  • Top Experiences

    The ryokan offers one of Japan’s most unforgettable experiences. The rooms at these traditional inns are outfitted with... Read more

  • A Walk Through Everyday Tokyo

    The central shopping street Yanaka Ginza is crammed with mom-and-pop stores and small eateries that feel as if they’ve remained... Read more

  • Japanese Etiquette

    Many Japanese expect foreigners to behave differently and are tolerant of faux pas, but they are pleasantly surprised when people... Read more

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