Explore Japan's essential sites and hidden gems
Sumida River Tokyo
The Sumida River is Tokyo's best known river and is a great place to see as visitors to the Japanese capital, offering numerous cruise options, and dotted with a medley of photogenic bridges.
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Tokyo Disneyland: Tokyo Disneyland in Tokyo Disney Resort is the world's most visited theme park. Tokyo Disneyland is located in Chiba a short journey from Tokyo Station.
Top 5 of the most beautiful Christmas lights in Tokyo
In Tokyo, Christmas and its festivities have managed to find their place to become real unmissable events.
5 views of Tokyo available for free
With its countless buildings, its two towers, and Mount Fuji in the background, Tokyo from the sky is a treat for the eyes as well as for the heart.
Mountain hikes near Tokyo
Not far from the capital, there are some nice hikes to do in a day to escape Tokyo's crowds and neon lights. Mount Takao is the most famous, but there are many others ...
Cherry blossoms along the water in Tokyo
There is no right or wrong way to view cherry blossoms, sakura, in Japan. However, there as some preferred spots in each region and city.
Tokyo Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots
See a listing of Tokyo's best cherry blossom viewing spots including Ueno Park, Shinjuku Gyoen and the moats of Edo Castle.
Tokyo Imperial Palace 皇居
The Imperial Palace, or Kokyo, is centrally located in Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, very near Tokyo Station. Kokyo is home to the Emperor of Japan and his family, and is where Edo Castle once stood.
The New National Stadium in Tokyo
The National Stadium is a sports complex located in Kasumigaoka, Tokyo.
The 7,000 works from the collection of Kaichiro Nezu are exhibited within an oasis of peace and greenery, a few minutes from Omotesando.
Nakano Broadway, Tokyo
Nakano, or Nakano Broadway, in Tokyo is a temple for otaku, Japanese pop-culture superfans, where you will find manga, anime, figurines and robots.
Between its embassies and its excellent restaurants, Akasaka, located North of Roppongi, is one of the most exclusive areas in Tokyo.
Going down the avenue, which is on its way up, makes wanderers and shoppers at the luxury brands and architecture.
One stop from Shibuya, the Daikanyama area brings together fashion boutiques, terraces, restaurants and bookstores. The perfect place to explore and escape the excesses of the capital.
Discover Japanese history through architecture, from the time of the Tokugawa shogun to warehouses from the Meiji period and the architecture of the Taisho era.
What city can boast having an impressive stadium, an amusement park and a spa with natural hot springs, all in one location and in the center of the city? Tokyo of course!
Kokyo, Imperial Palace
Roppongi is well known for its nightlife. As well as it’s nightlife it offers excellent shopping, dining and museums for visitors to enjoy.
Tokyo International Forum
The Tokyo International Forum is a vast convention center, concert venue and exhibition space in the Marunouchi district of Tokyo, bordering the lively Yurakucho area, near Tokyo S
Kichijoji gets a passing mention in most guidebooks for Inokashira Koen, a park celebrated for its spring cherry blossom viewing.
Kawagoe, journey to the Edo period
From buildings linked to the famous Tokugawa shoguns, warehouses from the Meiji era, passing through the typical constructions of the Taisho era, stroll through the stree
Harajuku, the fashion district of Tokyo
Frequently visited by young people in their trendsetting clothing, Harajuku is a continually evolving area where excentric fashion meets luxury stores and vintage stores.
Where to admire hydrangeas in Tokyo?
Emblematic flowers of the rainy season, hydrangeas, or "ajisai " in Japanese, herald the arrival of summer and the end of spring.
Takanawa Gateway Station
Takanawa Gateway is the 30th station of the JR Yamanote Line. Designed by the famous Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, its construction began in February 2017.
Tokyo: the Ginza district
High-end boutique addicts love the chic and shocking district of Ginza. Enthusiasts of contemporary architecture come to admire buildings tending to an innovative perfection of lines and shapes.
One of the capital's most popular districts, both tourists and locals shop here before going to Senso-ji temple.
Hachioji is a city of about 580,000 inhabitants, located in the southwest of the Tama region west of central Tokyo; sights include Gokuraku-ji Temple and the Hachioji Castle ruins.
Ueno: a district and a park with a thousand facets
Walks in the fresh air or visiting museums: you can spend more than a day discovering the magnificent park and the popular Ueno district, which is home to one of the largest markets in the
Discover the Chiba prefecture and its beaches
Little known to tourists, Chiba prefecture, located east of Tokyo, is worth a detour.
Roppongi, the party district
Roppongi is a famous district in the heart of Tokyo: bubbling, party animal, trendy, or even arty, we can add many qualifiers to it.
5 hiking spots near Tokyo to admire the autumn leaves
If Tokyo is famous for its parks and gardens which offer magnificent colors during the Koyo season, the Japanese capital is not the only place in Kanto where it is possible to admire the beauty of
Higher, lighter, more colourful... The Tokyo Tower was intended when it was created as a modernized version of the Eiffel Tower.
Onjuku is a placid seaside town in Chiba Prefecture renowned for its surfing beach, and an easy train ride from Tokyo.
5 places to go out as a couple in Tokyo
In a group, couple, or solo... You must visit Tokyo when you are in Japan!
Between its embassies and its great restaurants, Akasaka, located north of Roppongi, is one of the most exclusive areas in Tokyo.
The Shibuya District
Shibuya is, without doubt, the most fascinating and most vibrant district of Tokyo.
Okachimachi is a bustling historical market town in Taito ward, Tokyo, that showcases Tokyo's downtown commercial energy in its hundreds of small retail stores, including food and produce from all
How to have the best Instagram photo of Tokyo
The cosmopolitan city of Tokyo is eye-catching...
The best summer activities near Tokyo
Tokyo can be a difficult city to visit in summer. The temperature often exceeds 30°C and the humidity makes doing anything tiring.
The city of Kumagaya
Kumagaya was once a staging post town on the way to Nakasendo, the inland route from Tokyo to Kyoto that was heavily used during the Edo period.
Akihabara: Tokyo's "electric" district
Located in the east of Tokyo, Akihabara is famous for its manga and animation stores.
Musashi Imperial Graveyard Hachioji Tokyo
The Musashi Imperial Graveyard in Hachioji, Tokyo holds the graves of the emperors Taisho and Showa and their wives. It is a solemn and dignified place.
Tour of the ANA Maintenance Facilities
Tour of the ANA Maintenance Facilities: ANA offers guided tours for visitors on almost all weekdays throughout the year at Haneda Airport, Tokyo.
In the footsteps of a traveler from the Edo period: stage 1 of Tokaido
Japan Experience offers you a detailed itinerary of the first stage of the Tokaido, the mythical road of the Edo period (1603-1868) , between the Nihonbashi bridge and the old Shinagawa relay, thro
Jinnan is the designer street fashion district of Shibuya, Tokyo, attracting trendy under-30s, and further uphill, has Japan's national broadcaster and Tokyo's most stylish stadium.
Hikes in Yoro Keikoku Valley
The Yoro Gorge, in the Boso Peninsula of Chiba prefecture, is a natural beauty and the perfect place for urban hikers in search of nature.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the capital, the small area of Jiyugaoka, in south-western Tokyo, allows curious people from all walks of life to take a break.
New National Theatre Tokyo (NNTT)
The New National Theatre Tokyo (NNTT) in Shubuya near Shinjuku Station has three auditoriums and stages opera, drama and dance.
Izu Oshima Island
The island of Izu Oshima, Tokyo prefecture, is a pleasant place to visit nature for a day or two. Exotic landscapes, trekking, relaxation in onsen or walks in the forest...
The Chichibu Pilgrimage
The Chichibu pilgrimage is one of the most important pilgrimages in Japan.
Tocho Observation Decks
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Tocho) in Shinjuku, Tokyo has two observation decks, one with a piano decorated by artist Yayoi Kusama.
Sugamo Station in northern Tokyo is located between Komagome and Otsuka Stations. It is also only 30 min walk from the Ikebukuro district and Sunshine City.
Meguro Station is located on the Yamanote in southern Tokyo, between Ebisu and Gotanda stations.
Shinagawa station was the very first to open in Tokyo, in connection with Yokohama, to test a revolutionary new means of transportation: The train!
Yoyogi Station, located in Shibuya Ward, Yoyogi Ward, was opened in October 1906 and served by JR East's Yamanote and Chuo-Sobu lines.
Located in the district of Taito, in the northeast of Tokyo, Okachimachi station is located between the two famous stations of Ueno and Akihabara.
Yurakucho Station is located on the Yamanote Line, between Shimbashi Station and Tokyo Station.
Shibuya is the major station in the southwest of Tokyo, located between Harajuku and Ebisu on the Yamanote line, and surely one of the best known in the entire capital.
Uguisudani Station is located in Taito Ward in Negishi, wedged between big sister Ueno and Nippori.
Tokyo is equipped on its outskirts with an immense water drainage system for the various rivers that cross the territory of the metropolis.
The station is located in Minato Ward, in southeastern Tokyo in the Tamachi district. On the Yamanote line, it provides easy access to the renowned Rainbow Bridge and Sengaku-ji temple.
Shinjuku, an immense station with countless exits is surely one of the most famous stations in Tokyo.
Tabata Station is located in Kita Ward, north of Tokyo, and served by the Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku lines.
Akihabara Station is located northeast of Tokyo, in the Chiyoda district, between Kanda and Okachimachi stations on the JR Yamanote Line.
A thriving business district, countless taverns that come alive after dark, overlooking the Sumida river, centuries-old gardens alongside skyscrapers, and the emblematic Tokyo Tower: Hamamatsucho s
Otsuka station experienced upheavals of all kinds in its past history.
JR Ebisu station was created in 1901. Located in the Shibuya district, it provides access to a pleasant and green area where food and culture come together.
Kanda is a small station with a long history. It is located in the center of Tokyo, and a stone's throw away from the main Tokyo station.
Located between Shin-Okubo and Mejiro stations, Takadanobaba station serves an area little known to foreigners.
In the district of Minato, the station of Shimbashi, inaugurated in 1872 is one of the oldest stations in the country.
Top 5 Yamanote mascots
With its stops that serve many districts, each more popular than the next, the Yamanote is an essential line in Tokyo for getting around.
Ura-Harajuku is a collection of small, mostly pedestrianized shopping streets that have developed alongside the grand Ometesando and the bustling Takeshita-dori.
Harajuku station is one of the mythical points of Tokyo, known in particular for its fashion aficionados.
Ueno Station is located in Taito Ward, in the northern part of Tokyo.
If you only have to choose one place in the capital where you can see as many trains as possible in the least possible time, it's Nippori that you have to come to!
The small Shin-Okubo station, much less known than its nearby big sister Shinjuku, hosts the famous Korean district of Tokyo.
Komagome is about nature, a unique Yamanote line station with borders of beautiful gardens as soon as you set foot on its quay with the many azalea bushes that are arranged on each side.
Ikebukuro station is located northwest of the Yamanote line between Meijiro and Otsuka stations. The Ikebukuro district has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment and sightseeing.
Chidorigafuchi, the cherry tree alley in the moat of Edo Castle
Chidorigafuchi is a charming alley located in the Chiyoda district.
National Theatre Tokyo
The National Theatre in the Hanzomon district of Tokyo is one of several national theatres in Japan. It has two auditoriums and the National Engei Hall.
Akasaka-Mitsuke at the northern end of the Akasaka district in Tokyo is a lively district next to the political district of Nagatacho and has lots of small bars, restaurants, and live music venues.
Geihinkan Akasaka Palace
The Geihinkan (Akasaka Palace) in Tokyo is Japan's grand, neo-Baroque State Guest House that began life as an imperial palace, and is open to the public.
Mount Jinba: Mount Jinba, 857 meters tall, is a popular hiking destination situated right on the border between Tokyo and Kanagawa.
Mount Tsukuba is located in Ibaraki Province, about 90 kilometers north of Tokyo. It is one of the most famous mountains in the country, belonging to the list of the 100 famous mountains of Japan.
Located southwest of the Japanese capital, Hiroo is a trendy district with a sizeable expat community.
Located in the prefecture of Saitama, northwest of Tokyo, Hanno is ignored by tourist circuits.
At the crossroads of Tokyo, Saitama, and Yamanashi prefectures, you can find Mount Kumotori, which rises above 2,000 meters (2,017 meters exactly).
Cat Street Tokyo
Cat Street in Tokyo is a youth alternative fashion shopping and dining alley in the Jingumae district of Shibuya ward, Tokyo, that intersects with the famous Omotesando fashion street.
Oya History Museum
Oya History Museum in Oya just outside Utsunomiya consists of an above ground museum and a huge subterranean cavern where Oya stone was mined.
Pleasure Cruises in Tokyo
A Tokyo river or harbor cruise can be the highlight of a visit to the Japanese capital city, and is offered by several companies with some imaginative vessels.
Tokyo's Best Rail Spots
Here are the best spots to view Tokyo's maze of a train network, JR, or private companies... Watch the ballet of trains as they depart to serve the millions of passengers daily!
Toyosu Fish Market
Toyosu Fish Market is a huge. modern wholesale food market in Tokyo, with a morning tuna auction, that opened in 2018 on an artificial island in Tokyo Bay.
The Oji district
Located in the district of Kita, just 10 min by train from Ueno, Oji is a small district that is not well known to travel guides.
The Todoroki Valley
To the southwest of Shibuya, in Setagaya, there is a small, tropical setting: the Todoroki Valley. A beautiful walk little known to tourists!
Tokyo: Dive into the Traditional Nezu
The Nezu district, located northeast of Ueno Park, takes visitors on a journey through time. Here, no buildings but mostly small wooden houses, bordering winding streets.
Going down the rising avenue makes buyers and strollers swoon in ecstasy looking for their brands.
Tokyo Tama Region Tours
Voyagin offers a number of cultural heritage tours and activity tours in the untouched nature of the Tama region of western Tokyo.
Fuchu Guide Tokyo
Fuchu Guide Tokyo: Fuchu is a city of about 260,000 inhabitants on the western outskirts of metropolitan Tokyo.
The city of Ome
GeGeGe no Kitaro Street and Yokai Temple
From writers and painters to filmmakers and mangaka, yokai (spirits of Japanese folklore) have fascinated artists for generations.
Oedo Antique Market
Oedo Antique Market: the Oedo Antique Market takes place twice a month at Tokyo International Forum near Tokyo Station. It is Japan's largest outdoor antique market.
Kokubunji Guide Tokyo
Kokubunji Guide: Kokubunji is a city of about 123,000 inhabitants on the western outskirts of metropolitan Tokyo.
Ueno Nakadori Uechun
Ueno Naka-dori (Ueno Middle Street), better known as Uechun, is a colorful, variegated pedestrian alley in the east-end Ueno district of Tokyo that offers plenty of shopping, dining and entertainme
Nakano, or Nakano Broadway, in Tokyo is a bit like a temple for otaku, Japanese pop-culture superfans, where you'll find a lot of manga, anime, figurines, and robots, but it has far more to offer t
Mihara Koji Lane in Ginza
Mihara Koji Lane is a small, somewhat dilapidated, alley near Ginza 6-Chome intersection that preserves something of the area's less glamorous history.
Tokyo Hippodrome (Fuchu)
Bubbling, dizzying, teeming with activities and shops: discover the Shinjuku district and its thousand faces.
Sawara, a charming town now integrated into Katori, is famous for its matsuri with oversized floats, its iris garden and its nostalgic atmosphere of yesteryear.
Tokyo Night Pedal Cruising
The Shimokitazawa district
Located a few minutes by train from Shibuya, Shimokitazawa is very popular with younger generations.
Kojimachi is a business area, flanked by some areas of interest, that lies other side of the approximately 1.4 km stretch of Shinjuku-dori Avenue that runs westwards from the Hanzomon Gate of the I
Tachikawa is a city of about 180,000 inhabitants on the western outskirts of Tokyo. Tachikawa serves as a major traffic hub, shopping center and industrial zone.
The new "Tokyo no Kaba" water bus
From November 27, 2017, you can explore Tokyo Bay and Odaiba by hippopotamus, thanks to the new "Tokyo no Kaba" water bus!
Okutama Mukashi Michi
The Okutama Mukashi Michi (Old Okutama Road; 奥多摩むかし道) is a popular hiking trail, covering the distance between Okutama JR Station and Okutama Lake in the mountains of western Tokyo.
Ome, about a 90 minute train ride from Tokyo Station on the JR Chuo Line, is located in the foothills of the mountains of western Tokyo and a major gateway for excursions into the Chichibu-Tama-Kai
Outside the city centre but still within metropolitan Tokyo, Mount Takao is one of the favorite mountains of the capital's inhabitants.
Tokyo hikes: suggested hiking from Tokyo at Mount Takao, Mount Mitake, Mount Mitsumine and Kamakura.
Ikebukuro district, Tokyo
Ikebukuro is one of the main districts in Tokyo and one of the most lively, but not far from the buzz, discover another, calmer side.
Visit Tokyo in the footsteps of Hiroshige
Hiroshige, as an Edokko (child of Edo), loved his hometown.
Tamagawa Josui (玉川上水) is a historic freshwater canal built in Edo times that originally ran from what is today Hamura city in western Tokyo to Yotsuya Okido, just east of today's Shinjuku Gyoen Par
Top 7 Things to do in Tokyo During the Summer
In Tokyo this summer? Here are our top seven activities in Tokyo to make the most of the summer season. All picked by our Travel Angel, Laetitia, who has been there for almost ten years.
Kita-Senju: read a guide to Kita-Senju in Adachi ward in the north east of Tokyo, once a post-station on the Nikko Kaido highway.
Mukojima Tokyo Guide
Mukojima: read a guide to Mukojima in north east Tokyo worth a visit for echoes of the past and to see the Seiko and Tobu museums along with Mukojima Hyakkaen Garden.
Yanaka, old Tokyo
Do you want to get out of the crowded Tokyo streets without leaving the city? Why not take the direction of the Yanaka district?
Ningyocho means Doll Town and is a charming little district in the Nihonbashi district of Tokyo's Chuo ward.
Okutama Lake is in western Tokyo deep in the mountains of the Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park. The area is popular with hikers, campers, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts.
Boso Peninsula Flower Line
The Boso Peninsula in Chiba Prefecture separates Tokyo Bay from the Pacific Ocean and has a very mild, almost Mediterranean climate ideal for growing flowers.
Six of the best places to see the cherry blossoms in Tokyo
With so many parks and gardens with cherry trees, it is difficult to pick where to visit to see them! Our Travel Angel Laetitia recommend the best hanami spots in Tokyo!
Mount Nokogiri Chiba Prefecture
Mount Nokogiri stretches east-west in the Boso Peninsula of Chiba prefecture and is known for its great viewpoints and a wealth of ancient Buddhist stone sculptures and rock carvings in a setting o
Tokyo Bay Aqua Line
The Tokyo Bay Aqua Line (the Trans-Tokyo Bay Highway) is a bridge and tunnel route across Tokyo Bay from Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture to Kisarazu in Chiba Prefecture.
Ochanomizu Area Guide
Ochanomizu is part of Tokyo's shitamachi - the area of Tokyo that was part of the Edo Period city - and has a number of interesting museums, shops and restaurants.
Kanda-Ogawamachi Sports Goods District
Kanda-Ogawamachi in Tokyo covers a stretch of Yasukuni-dori Avenue that is lined with stores selling sporting goods and attire.
Choshi Chiba Guide
Choshi: read a guide to Choshi in Chiba Prefecture known for the River Tone, soy sauce, fish markets and its coastal scenery.
The crowd is dense, the lights bright, the noise incessant: Shibuya, the vibrant heart of Tokyo, can make you dizzy at times. A few strides away, discover the Shoto district.
Kuramae in Tokyo's Taito ward is an up-and-coming area for trendy cafes and artisan's studios, and offers the traveler lots of well-located budget accommodation.
Tokyo Yakult Swallows
The Tokyo Yakult Swallows baseball team play their home matches at the historic Meiji Jingu Stadium in Tokyo.
An overview of Tokyo's seven official urban sub-centers, called fukutoshin, some more important than the others.
Tsukishima is, strictly speaking, artificial, since it is a tiny man-made island reclaimed from the sea. But this popular area is actually one of the most authentic in Tokyo.
Tokyo Onsen Baths and Thermal Springs
A top ten selection of Tokyo onsen hot springs and sento bath houses.
Ruins of Kira Yoshinaka's House Ryogoku Tokyo
Ruins of Kira Yoshinaka's House: A small fraction of Kira Yoshinaka's once huge mansion is still preserved in the Ryogoku district of Tokyo.
Omoide Yokocho Shinjuku
Omoide Yokocho in Shinjuku, Tokyo is a warren of small alleys crammed with izakaya-type restaurants appealing to office works and foreign visitors alike.
The Ariake Coliseum in the Odaiba area of Tokyo, is Japan's main tennis venue and is the center court of the annual Japan Open Tennis Championships.
Gundam Statue Odaiba
The Gundam Statue in the Odaiba area of Tokyo, is a 59 foot (18 meter) tall 1:1 scale model of a Gundam in Shiokaze Park outside the DiverCity Tokyo Plaza mall.
10 things to do in Asakusa
What is there to do after visiting Senso-ji? Stroll along the Sumida River, or find something more exciting to do in this old neighbourhood that is far less tranquil than it may appear...
Panasonic Center Tokyo
Panasonic Center Tokyo in Odaiba presents the latest hi-tech products from Panasonic and has some exciting hands-on museum sections for kids.
Chofu is a city in the west of Tokyo with one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in Japan, the second oldest temple in the Tokyo metropolis, and has memorials to the creator of the manga serie
Sangenjaya in Setagaya ward, in south-west Tokyo, is known for its temples, coffee shops, bakeries, bars and restaurants.
Kameido in eastern Tokyo has the renowned scholars' shrine, Kameido Tenjinja, and the colorful Sun Street Kameido shopping and entertainment area.
Hachijo Island is the southernmost of Tokyo's Izu Islands and is a haven for nature lovers.
Tomioka Silk Mill Tour
Tomioka Silk Mill Tour: take a guided tour of the Tomioka Silk Mill in Tomioka, Gunma, a UNESCO World heritage Site and Japan's first modern industrial complex.
The Tokyo International Forum is one of the showcases of contemporary Tokyo, whose bold architecture embellishes the district of Marunouchi.
Asakusabashi in east Tokyo is best known for its traditional Japanese doll emporiums and sewing and hobby accessory stores.
Edo Castle, the Heart of Tokyo
The present city of Tokyo is built around a heart: the old castle. This heart is nothing but an empty shell still harboring some souvenirs depicting the days of its glory.
Tawaramachi and Inaricho Buddhist & Shinto Goods Street
Tawaramachi and Inaricho Buddhist & Shinto Goods Street in Tokyo is home to many stores selling religious goods and regalia: altars, statues, urns.
Visit Tokyo in 3D
The Japanese are not taking the Tokyo 2020 Olympic preparations lightly, and have numerous technological improvements, signage, and tourism that will make the city a haven for visitors.
Visiting Tokyo in the Footsteps of Emperor Meiji
In 1869, the young Emperor Meiji moved the capital of Japan from Kyoto to Edo, the former name of Tokyo, meaning capital of the East. Then began the Meiji era, the modernization of Japan.
The Antiquated Arakawa Tramway
Why not visit Tokyo aboard a charming old retro tram retro, and discover all the picturesque sites the city has to offer.
Tokyo: The 2K540 area
At the heart of Akihabara, the village of 2k540 features modern and stylish Japanese craftsmanship worthy of the spirit of the ancient city of Edo.
The Cocoon Tower
The Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower is one of the most innovative buildings in Tokyo. Completed in 2009, it stands out in the relatively sober architectural landscape of Shinjuku.
Tokyo Kappabashi Kitchenware Street
Kappabashi is a street in eastern Tokyo that offers a huge range of kitchenware products, especially for restaurants. A must-see for cooking hobbyists and professionals alike.
Yoyogi National Stadium - an Olympic architectural treasure
Yoyogi National Stadium, (Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogijo) is a huge sports arena across the road from Yoyogi Park in Tokyo, made up of two separate gymnasiums.
Ashikaga School (Ashikaga Gakko in Japanese) about 90 minutes from Tokyo is the site of Japan's oldest and most distinguished Confucian academy, and is beautiful in its setting.
Bannaji Temple is the most famous Buddhist temple in Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture.
Ashikaga is a small city easily accessible from Tokyo that is the birthplace of the once mighty Ashikaga clan that ruled Japan during the Muromachi period of Japanese history.
Naritasan Shinshoji Temple - Main Temple Features
Read about the main temple features of Naritasan Shinshoji Temple in central Narita city in Chiba Prefecture.
To the west of Tokyo, Kichijoji is one of the favorite neighborhoods of Tokyo inhabitants, polls put it at the head of the most popular places of residence.
To discover Tokyo, we all know buses and boats. Sky Duck brings together these two means of transport for an excursion on both land and sea.
Shiodome Tsukiji &
An artificial island reclaimed from the waters of the Pacific Ocean, this futuristic neighborhood was born and raised as a place of leisure.
Close to Kabuki-cho in Shinjuku, Shin-Okubo Koreatown is the largest quarter in Tokyo. It is now taken over by restaurants and K-Pop stores.
A residential area dotted with parks, Setagaya district isn't a major tourist destination, and lets visitors see a different side of life in Tokyo.
Shinagawa's first impression is that of an impersonal business district full of skyscrapers, but it was once a fishing village.
"In the moonlight, flow the ocher waters of the Sumida River, but in the soft sunlight, they become as dark as mud. [...] On a clear day we can see the Tsukuba Mountains and Fuji.
With its renowned schools, its higher education institutions and Meiji University, the Kanda district concentrates more than one hundred and fifty bookstores!
Takanawa Exit Shinagawa Station
Read a guide to the Takanawa Exit of Shinagawa Station in the Shinagawa district of Tokyo include hotels, museums and places to eat.
Konan Exit Shinagawa Station
Read a guide to the Konan Exit of Shinagawa Station in the Shinagawa district of south Tokyo including parks, gardens and hotels.
Tents, barbecues and paddling: Wild Magic is an invitation to camping ... in the heart of Tokyo!
Shinbashi is a traditional unpretentious Tokyo in the heart of the city, and is especially popular with visitors for its economical and very conveniently located hotels.
Imperial Theatre Teikoku Gekijo
Tokyo Fall Colors Viewing Spots
See a listing of the best places to see the fall colors in Tokyo and the Kanto area including Showa Kinen Koen and Icho Namiki (Ginkgo Avenue).
Toyosu, read a travel guide to Toyosu in Koto-ku, a human-made island home to the large LaLaPort shopping mall, the Gas Science Museum and the new Tsukiji Fish Market.
Go with the flow in Tokyo
The Sumida River crosses the Japanese capital for 27 km and gives Tokyo its “aquatic city” side.
Yurakucho is a small, happening central Tokyo neighborhood where Tokyoites socialize in small traditional bars and restaurants, and Yurakucho also provides ample shopping and entertainment opportun
Fussa Tokyo Guide
Fussa: read a guide to Fussa, west of Tokyo, a town influenced by the US Yokota Air Base located in the city.
Yanaka Cemetery: read a guide to Yanaka Cemetery in Tokyo, one of the city's most famous graveyards with a number of important people buried here.
Tomioka Silk Mill
Tomioka Silk Mill was Japan's first mass-production silk mill, using techniques and experts brought over from France and is now a World Heritage Site.
Yanaka Ginza: read a guide to the shopping areas of Yanaka Ginza and Yuyake-dandan Steps in Taito-ku, Tokyo.
Bank of Japan Tokyo
Bank of Japan: read a guide to the Bank of Japan in Nihonbashi, Tokyo which was established in the Meiji Period and includes a the Currency Museum.
Minakami Onsen & Takaragawa Onsen
Minakami Onsen & Takaragawa Onsen: read a guide to the Minakami area of Gunma Prefecture including the onsen resorts of Takaragawa and Yubiso.
Nikolai-do Holy Resurrection Church
Read a guide to the Orthodox Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Ochanomizu, Tokyo known as the Nikolai-do.
Takasaki Guide Gunma
Takasaki guide: read a guide to Takasaki in Gunma Prefecture known as the home of daruma dolls and of Byakue Kannon, a huge Buddhist statue on Kannonyama.
Oshima Island: read a guide to Oshima Island, known for the volcanic Mount Mihara, hot springs, scuba diving and beaches.
Budokan: read a guide to the iconic Budokan in Kitanomaru Park, Tokyo a venue for martial arts and rock concerts.
Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery
Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery: read a guide to the Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery in Tokyo which holds the remains of unknown Japanese soldiers killed in World War II.
Tokyo Onsens: see a listing of hot spring baths and spas within the Tokyo area including LaQua, Toshimaen Niwa No Yu and Oedo Onsen Monogatari Hot Springs.
Excursions around Tokyo
Tokyo, with its abundance of activities and its multitude of attractions has something to keep you occupied for a long time, but that does not prevent that a small tour beyond its periphery is alwa
Yebisu Garden Place
Yebisu Garden Place: the Yebisu Garden Place in Ebisu, Tokyo, is a major entertainment, retail and office complex.
Tokyo Kabukiza Ginza
The Kabukiza Theater in Tokyo is located in Tokyo's upmarket Ginza district. The first Kabuki Theater was first built here in 1889.
St Mary's Cathedral
St Mary's Cathedral is a modernist Catholic church in Bunkyo ward, Tokyo, designed by the famous Japanese architect, Kenzo Tange.
Jinbocho: read a guide to the Jinbocho district of Tokyo famous for its numerous bookstores.
Shirokanedai: read a guide to Shirokanedai, Tokyo. Shirokanedai is home to some of Tokyo's most beautiful parks and gardens.
Read a guide to Yanaka, Tokyo. Yanaka is one of the few parts of Tokyo that feels old. Yanaka features Yanaka Cemetery, many temples, and (for Tokyo) a lot of old homes.
Kinshicho. Read a guide to Kinshicho, Tokyo's easternmost commercial center, and a bustling mixture of high and low culture.
Koenji: read a guide to Koenji, a relaxed Tokyo area featuring alternative youth culture, second-hand clothing stores, cheap bars, and serene temples.
Kagurazaka is an old neighborhood on a slope in Shinjuku ward, Tokyo, and is notable for its preserved historical atmosphere, its many lanes full of specialty shops and classy restaurants.
Tokyo Midtown: Read a guide to Tokyo's tallest building, and a hub of commercial cultural, artistic, dining and leisure activity near the Roppongi district.
Ikebukuro. Read a guide to Ikebukuro, a major Tokyo area transport hub and a busy Japanese shopping mecca.
Okubo: read a guide to Okubo. Okubo is home to Tokyo's vibrant Korean community. Okubo has a number of Korean stores and restaurants.
Nihonbashi: read a guide to the historic Nihonbashi district in Tokyo, home to the Mitsukoshi Department Store, the Bank of Japan and Takashimaya.
Nagatacho Tokyo. Read a guide to the center of Japan's political system and the seat of the Japanese government -Nagatacho in Tokyo.
National Diet Building
National Diet Building, Tokyo. Read about the National Diet Building, the seat of Japanese government in Tokyo.
Tokyo Tower: read about Tokyo Tower, Tokyo's most distinctive landmark, a great place to view the city from, and full of things to see and do.
Marunouchi & Yaesu
Marunouchi & Yaesu: Read a guide to Marunouchi & Yaesu, areas on either side of Tokyo Station, famous for their corporate Japanese headquarter buildings and hotels.
Ryogoku. Read about Ryogoku in the east of Tokyo, most famous as the home of Japanese sumo wrestling in Tokyo, Japan.
Fukagawa & Morishita
Fukagawa & Morishita. Read about Fukagawa and Morishita, adjacent districts in eastern Tokyo that are treasure troves of antiquity.
Shiodome Shiosite, Tokyo: read about Shiodome Shiosite, a modern waterfront development featuring the Dentsu HQ & a huge assortment of shops & Japanese restaurants.
Odaiba, Tokyo. Read a guide about Odaiba, a new Japanese high-tech shopping, restaurant and entertainment area in south-west Tokyo.
Ginza. Read about Ginza, Tokyo's luxury shopping district for the rich and famous. The Ginza area means the place where silver is minted.
Azabu, Tokyo. Read about Azabu, an elegant area full of foreign embassies in Minato-ku, south of Roppongi in Tokyo.
Aoyama, Tokyo. Read about the Aoyama area of Tokyo, between Shibuya and Akasaka. Aoyama is an upmarket, youth-orientated area of Tokyo.
Mount Takao Guide
Mount Takao: read a guide to Mount Takao. Mount Takao is a pleasant day trip to a beautiful, natural Japanese environment outside Tokyo.
Tokyo Metropolitan Govt Building Tocho
Read about the Tokyo Metro Government Buildings, or Tocho, in Tokyo's Shinjuku ward, the seat of the Tokyo Governor.
Golden Gai Guide Shinjuku Tokyo
Golden Gai: read a guide to the bohemian bar district of Golden Gai, a warren of alleys lined with bars, in Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Cycling In Tokyo: find information on cycling in Tokyo including where to rent a bicycle and where to ride.
Tokyo DisneySea: read a guide to Tokyo DisneySea, which together with Tokyo Disneyland makes up Tokyo Disney Resort.
Tokyo Stock Exchange
Tokyo Stock Exchange: The Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) is the world's second largest stock exchange. The prsent Tokyo Stock Exchange dates from 1949.
Tokyo University: read a guide to Tokyo University. Tokyo University is Japan's most prestigious university ranked in the world's top 20.
Tokyo Sky Tree
Tokyo Sky Tree: read a guide to the new 634m-tall Tokyo Sky Tree in the Sumida area of Tokyo.
Tokyo kayaking: kayak tours of Tokyo are a fun, new way to see the Japanese capital from its many canals and rivers.
Nihon Minka-en | Japan Open Air Folk House Museum - read a guide to the Nihon Minka-en - an open-air museum with a collection of historic houses.
Kofu Castle: read a guide to Kofu Castle (aka Maizurujo) in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture.
Shosenkyo Gorge: read a guide to the beautiful Shosenkyo Gorge near Kofu in Yamanashi Prefecture.
Kofu guide: read a guide to Kofu in Yamanashi including Shosenkyo Gorge and the Takeda Shingen Shrine.
Tokyo Tour Two Days In Tokyo Itinerary
Tokyo Short 2-day Tour: read a suggested guide for a short, 2-day tour of Tokyo including Tokyo museums, parks and river cruises.
Read about the Fukagawa and Morishita areas in Tokyo's historic merchant quarters in Koto-ku.
Ryogoku: read about the Ryogoku area in Tokyo's Sumida-ku, the home of Japanese sumo wrestling and Eko-in Temple.
Kanda Yushima Guide
Read a Tokyo area guide to Kanda Yushima and Ochanomizu, an historic area which was once the heart of old Edo.
Yume no Shima Park Tokyo
Yume no Shima Tokyo: read a detailed sightseeing guide to Yume no Shima ('Dream Island') Park, in Koto Ward, Tokyo.
Tokyo Tower & Environs
Tokyo Tower is a tourist and entertainment landmark dominating neighboring Shiba Park, home to the grand Zozoji Temple.
Tokyo Attractions Guide: See Tokyo temples, shrines, museums, parks, theme parks - Sightseeing in Tokyo, Japan including Shinjuku, Shibuya, Odaiba, Ginza, Toyosu, and more.
Tokyo National Stadium
Kasumigaoka National Stadium. Read a guide to Tokyo's Kasumigaoka National Stadium, a graceful 56,000 capacity stadium and host for numerous national sporting events and cup finals.
Kawasaki City & Hotel Guide: View Kawasaki hotel accommodation, Kawasaki temples & shrines, day-trips, Kawasaki travel information & local transport, festivals, images, books, internet
Ski Resorts near Tokyo
Tokyo Ski Resorts: Tokyo is one of the world's few major metropolises in close proximity to top class ski resorts.
Tokyo Area Guides
Tokyo area guides: see a listing of Tokyo area guides with Tokyo sightseeing information for Ginza, Marunouchi, Roppongi, Shibuya and Shinjuku.
Niijima Island 新島 Niijima Island, 160km south of Tokyo, is part of the Izu Islands (Izu-shoto) which also include Oshima, Toshima, Kozushima and Shikine-jima.
Taro Okamoto Studio in Tokyo
Taro Okamoto was a prominent Japanese avant-garde artist/sculptor of the twentieth century.
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