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Japan's capital, largest city, and economic hub known for its blend of traditional culture and cutting-edge technology.

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Tokyo is a hectic metropolis that is one of the most densely populated and sprawling cities in the world. Despite all the action of this neon-lit destination, Tokyo remains one of the safest cities, making it perfect for solo travelers. With restaurants often catering to the solo businessman, plenty of top ramen and sushi shops around the city have singular seating so you can enjoy authentic Japanese dishes by yourself easily. Along with one of the best public transportation systems in the world, plenty of English-translated maps and directions, and an incredibly helpful population, Tokyo is perfect for your adventure. Explore top spots like Shibuya and Asakusa but make some time to also take day trips to adorable surrounding areas such as Hakone or Kichijoji.

seeker 3 years ago

Tokyo 2020 is an Olympics that definitely came with some…. Unprecedented circumstances, considering the games are actually taking place in 2021. Held in Tokyo, Japan surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the electric city, this Olympics has no tourism coming from outside of Japan due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We are living vicariously through daydreaming about Japan’s summer festivals, firework displays, and endlessly sunny & hot Tokyo summer days. Tokyo is one of our favorite travel destinations and we are already making plans for a safer future. Grab an ice-cold ramune soda and tune in online this year as the Olympics continue ahead- sans spectators- in Tokyo city.

seeker 3 years ago

Umi No Hi, meaning the ‘day of the sea’ is celebrated every third Monday of July in Japan. Typically Japanese visit the beach and the aquarium during this day, but we recommend visiting Odaiba’s Marine Park for a spectacular water Lantern Festival. Imagine hundreds of brightly colored lanterns sparkling against a sandy beach, a truly mesmerizing image and sense of tranquility from the electric energy of Tokyo city. Local musicians, beachside cafes, and other sites unfold around as visitors and locals pay their respects to the bountiful life of the ocean- an everpresent aspect of Japanese culture.

seeker 2 years ago

Tokyo city, a combination of old and new, with layers upon layers upon layers. Tokyo has one of the most dynamic and picturesque city-scapes on the planet, and with such a massive land area that is home to millions of people from multicultural backrounds, it's no wonder that there is always something new to see. From the rolling hills and malls of Shibuya to the tranquility of Ueno park, to the electric neon lights of Shinjuku- Tokyo is a city that never fails to surprise.

madeleineray 2 years ago

Tokyo has an amazing combination of traditional Asian pieces with modern visual art experiences. From the sparkling infinity rooms of Yayoi Kusama to the huge anime flowers of Takashi Murakami, there is a reason this city has spurred so many artists to create such unique and culture-shifting works. Our favorite museum is the Mori Museum in Roppongi Hills. Situated on top of a skyscraper, along with housing amazing exhibitions, The Mori serves to present a breathtaking view of Tokyo from the sky.

seeker 3 years ago

And with the most Michelin star restaurants of any city in the world, Tokyo is a solidified *must* for food lovers across the globe. Even if sushi isn’t your thing, Tokyo has no limit to world-class culinary experiences from every country and plenty of delicious sushi and Japanese food at that. No city can quite compare to Tokyo, which has incredibly high standards that even cheap ramen joints have been designated as Michelin-level achievements.

seeker 3 years ago

Tokyo is the most populous city in Japan and is known for its bustling streets filled with lights and people, impressive architecture, delicious food, and unique cultural experiences. From the towering Tokyo Skytree to the traditional temples of Asakusa, Tokyo truly offers something for everyone. Visitors can also explore famous districts such as Shibuya, home to the famous scramble crossing, and enjoy shopping or indulging in street food in vibrant areas like Harajuku and Shinjuku.

seeker 11 months ago

Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, is a bustling metropolis filled with a unique blend of traditional and modern culture. Visitors can experience the city's iconic landmarks like the Tokyo Tower and the Imperial Palace while also exploring the vibrant neighborhoods of Shibuya and Shinjuku. With its delicious cuisine, rich history, and countless attractions, Tokyo is a must-visit destination for anyone exploring the vibrant capital cities of Asia.

seeker 11 months ago

Tokyo, the bustling capital of Japan, is a stunning blend of tradition and modernity. Visitors can indulge in the rich cultural heritage by checking out the awe-inspiring temples and serene gardens or relish the contemporary pop culture by visiting neon-lit streets and exploring the cutting-edge technology. Whether it's the delicious food, the shopping or the fascinating history, there's something for everyone in Tokyo.

seeker 11 months ago

As one of Forbes' Top 50 travel destinations, Tokyo, Japan offers visitors a vibrant blend of traditional and modern culture. From the colorful bustling streets of Shinjuku to the serene beauty of the Meiji Shrine, Tokyo is a feast for the senses. Unforgettable culinary experiences, world-famous shopping districts, and iconic landmarks like the Tokyo Tower make this city a must-see destination.

seeker 11 months ago

I miss the neon-colored nights, the tranquil parks decorated with candy-pink cherry blossoms, the effortless combination of old and new. Tokyo is easily one of the most dynamic and exciting travel destinations on the planet. I spent over five years studying in Tokyo, and it is one of my top go-to destinations as soon as tourism re-opens.

madeleineray 2 years ago

The birthplace of some of the world's most eclectic styles, famed for its vibrant Harajuku district and located at the intersection of elegance and functionality- any fashion nerd needs to put Tokyo on their bucket list. Indulge in the fantastical world of Japanese pop culture and subculture fashion, explore design museums and embrace the unique energy of this aesthetically picturesque city.

seeker 2 years ago

Tokyo is a vibrant and bustling city that offers visitors a unique blend of traditional cultural experiences and modern urban living. As one of the top 50 cities in the world, Tokyo boasts world-renowned cuisine, historic temples and shrines, and cutting-edge technology. Whether exploring the eclectic neighborhoods or taking in the city's breathtaking skyline, Tokyo offers something for everyone.

seeker 11 months ago

Enjoy the seasonal chestnut and maple flavors, and explore the massive Rikugien Gardens, one of the most famous destinations in Japan for fall foliage viewing. With hues glowing orange, red, and yellow, and a cultural appreciation for the seasonal shift, Tokyo is ideal for any leafers looking to see some vibrant shades of fall.

seeker 2 years ago

Tokyo is an incredibly beautiful city, full of world-class art museums, picturesque views, and the seemingly flawless balance of traditional and modern aesthetics. Libras will absolutely love Tokyo, with all of the cutting-edge design and fashion, plus a little touch of chaos that every libra loves to indulge.

madeleineray 3 years ago

It would be like visiting the future—flashing neon lights, incredible technology—yet there’s still a rich sense of culture and history. We cannot forget about the Sushi and everything Kawaii!

reinacartagena 3 years ago

Average flight time 4 hrs 20 mins

jeanlouise 3 years ago

- Woman from Tokyo by Deep Purple

laura_comin 3 years ago

3 - transit in tokyo NRT

sarahlempa 3 years ago

Tokyo Guides

  • Best Things To Do In Futako Tamagawa

    madeleineray (Madeleine Ray)
    You may be planning your big Shibuya or Akihabara adventure, but what if you take the train a few stops further and explore this hidden gem neighborhood. Futako Tamagawa, or more casually known as "Nikotama" is a contemporary oasis of fine cuisine, high-end shopping, and stunning natural scenery. Explore the sprawling Hyogojima park, shop until you drop at the famous Nikotama Rise shopping center, or get lost in a comforting book with a cup of coffee at Tsutaya Electrics, whatever you seek to explore- Nikotama has the place.
  • My Favorite Neighborhoods In Tokyo

    madeleineray (Madeleine Ray)
    These neighborhoods are easily some of the most magical spots I explored during my time living in Tokyo. From the effervescent streets of Shimokitazawa to the bustling scramble of Shibuya, these destinations host some of the city's most exciting and beautiful spots to see. With endless thrift shops, boutiques, landmarks, eateries, and more, be sure to include these neighborhoods on your Tokyo itinerary.
  • Cool Down The Summer Heat: Chillingly Haunted Tokyo Destinations

    madeleineray (Madeleine Ray)
    Nothing says Tokyo Summer like a good ghost story- the hot and humid days are believed to be best combated with chilling tales and haunted houses. In case you are looking for something to make your bones go icy and shiver, these spooky destinations across Tokyo city are sure to do the trick. Visit cursed graves, explore haunted castle ruins, and witness the birthplace of one of Japan’s most famous ghost stories of all time.
  • Hanami Spots In Tokyo 2022

    madeleineray (Madeleine Ray)
    Sprawling parks by the sea, rivers lined with trees reflecting in tranquil water, massive festivals, and a neon glow of the Tokyo Tower illuminating a haunting spread of pink- Hanami season is upon us. Hanami translates to "Flower Viewing", a seasonal event that involves picnic blankets and alcohol- with plenty of cherry blossoms blooming all around. These locations throughout the city are known for being some of the most coveted spots for Hanami, so grab your blanket and snacks- let's witness some of Tokyo's most breathtaking sakura trees this spring.
  • Tokyo Golden Week Destinations

    madeleineray (Madeleine Ray)
    Golden Week is here! Japan's longest national holiday located at the edge of summer and spring- aka the perfect time to head out to Tokyo and explore. I know you already know the usual culprits to enjoy in Tokyo, so for this list, we are going a bit off the beaten path into some more creative day trip ideas for how to enjoy your Golden Week. Whether it's exploring an immersive art gallery in the heart of Shinjuku or snuggling close to a micro pig in Takeshita Dori- these incredible destinations are sure to fill up your Golden Week with plenty of fun.
  • Tokyo 2020: Top 10 Sights In The City

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    The Olympics have sparked the planning for our next big Tokyo adventure, and while we can’t go right now- we are living vicariously through making lists. Nothing like the eclectic mix of old and new, with ancient shrines and electric cities overflowing in second-hand electronics and *kawaii*. Tokyo city is fascinating, colorful, and full of endless discovery, as you will quickly notice while we take you through these bucket-list-worthy spots throughout the city.
  • Where To See Fall Foliage In Tokyo

    madeleineray (Madeleine Ray)
    Fall sweeps over Tokyo in a flurry of chestnut flavored desserts, heated vending machine drinks, and red-pigmented leaves dancing in a flurry throughout the city. In Japan the changing of seasons is significant, and the early signs of autumn leading into winter are to be cherished. Here are some gorgeous, sprawling city parks to explore while adventuring out in Tokyo. Take a breath away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan streets, and embrace the warm hues of red, orange, and yellow at these gorgeous destinations.
  • Fave Free Things to Do in Tokyo

    laurenallain (Lauren Allain)
  • Coolest Places To Develop Film Around The World

    madeleineray (Madeleine Ray)
    As someone obsessed with using film, I always have to look up the best and most reliable spots for development and printing in every city I visit. These are just a few cozy spots that stood out, diamonds in the rough, who provided excellent service and incredible quality. For those who are also obsessed with quality film development, or just looking to discover something new about the photography world, consider stopping by these off-the-beaten-path spots in some of the most exciting cities of the world on your next vacay.
  • Lesser known Fall Foliage Destinations Around The World

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    From the mountains of Quebec to the outskirts of Tokyo, mystical Slovakian lakes, and cascading waterfalls, these fall landscapes are some of our favorite hidden gems. Enjoy the wonder and magic of the new season, cool air, warm pigmented trees, and pathways coated in crispy leaves at these breathtaking destinations around the world.
  • The World's Top Rated International Airports

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    The airport can be a place of wonder- your key to the world, or a nightmare depending on where you are headed. Based on our travel experiences these airports consistently rank high for cleanliness, efficiency, and quality of experience- AKA they are not to be dreaded for a connecting flight or as a starting point for your next international vacay. We can guarantee indoor waterfalls, cushy lounges, delectable food, and most of all - no stress travel- at these top-rated airports across the planet. Bon Voyage!
  • Cute Date Ideas In Tokyo

    madeleineray (Madeleine Ray)
    Tokyo is famous for being an exciting destination full of activity, and there are an overwhelming amount of places, restaurants, and things to do and see- so I have narrowed it down a little for you. Any of these gorgeous spots throughout the city are guaranteed success if you are with the right person. From nostalgic amusement parks to quaint parks adjacent to some of the most eccentric neighborhoods- these spots are perfect for an afternoon, evening, or all-day getaway with your date.
  • The World's Best Destinations For Creatives

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Artsy travelers, this one is for you. Whether you're seeking cutting-edge individuals and innovative art events or massive museums to get lost in, these destinations are known for their overflowing creative energy. From the nightlife scene in Berlin bustling with artsy individuals to the breathtaking beauty of Brooklyn brownstone-lined pavements, these destinations encompass an aesthetic atmosphere that is guaranteed to inspire.
  • Spring Blossoms Around The World

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    April showers bring May flowers, and what encompasses the spirit of springtime than fresh blossoms flourishing alongside quaint countrysides and bustling cityscapes? These destinations are famed for different blossoms that perk up in the spring months- whether it's the mysterious pink aura of cherry blossoms in Tokyo to sprawls of wildflowers in Italy. Let's delve into the colorful and fragrant world of blooming flowers at these breathtaking destinations.
  • Cities Known For Incredible Food Markets

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Nothing motivates us like food when it comes to our travel destinations- and food markets allow optimal chances to sample as much local cuisine as we can in a short period of time (and often some of the tastiest. Whether it's exploring the buzzing night markets of Taiwan with iced bubble tea in hand, enjoying *the freshest* sushi in Tokyo, or trying Toronto's unique peameal bacon- these markets are sure to make your mouth water.
  • Off the Beaten Path Destinations in Tokyo

    madeleineray (Madeleine Ray)
    Outside of central Tokyo, there are so many hidden gem neighborhoods each with its own unique character. Full of historical and contemporary importance, these neighborhoods mark some of the most charming areas across the city. From Kitchen Town to Nakano Broadway, visit these unique areas for an authentic look into daily Tokyo life.
  • Tasting the best foods ever, a piece of Italy around the world: Eataly Experience

    ste.divita (Stefania Di Vita)
  • Nerdy Tokyo

    WillHarris (Will Harris)
  • Places on My Bucket List

    finnwrites (Amanda Finn)
    I haven’t been there yet but I will.
  • Fave Things to Do in Japan

    booksandbao (Jessica Esa)

Tokyo Articles

  • The Best Art Museums & Galleries in Tokyo

    As you explore the winding roads of Tokyo—small alleyways lined with lanterns, bustling walkways beneath neon signs, gardens dotted with cotton-candy pink cherry blossom trees—you’re bound to stumble upon some of the best art in the city. Tokyo has an abundance of world-class art museums and galleries, featuring everything from cutting-edge, contemporary exhibits to ancient […]

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  • 9 Yellow Places You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

    Singer-songwriter Donovan knew exactly what he was talking about when he wrote that song “Mellow Yellow.” This color is an absolute mood booster. And when the sun shines, these locations brighten up our days even more than usual. So grab a banana for the road (to match your surroundings, duh) and explore 9 of the […]

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  • Birds Eye View: 23 Incredible Places From Above

    From candy-colored mountains to palm leaf-shaped islands, the world as we know it looks completely different when viewed from the clouds. While hidden wonders exist all around the world, we compiled a list of places that totally transform when viewed from above. Here are 23 of the best bird’s eye views in the world: 23 […]

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  • The Best Unconventional Beaches For Your Non-Tropical Vacation

    Pina Colada in hand, toes in the sand, serenity increasing with each wave as it quietly laps onto the shore and then disappears. There’s no denying a vacation on the beach is often just what we need to hit the reset button. More often than not, this idyllic beach destination belongs in the tropical family […]

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  • 40 Free Things to Do in Tokyo

    Tokyo! The city you’ve always wanted to visit, and now you’re finally going. But your mom read on the internet (Facebook) that Tokyo is “expensive,” and she’s concerned about you. She suggested packing some granola bars to offset the cost of food. She’s not entirely wrong. The overwhelming sentiment is that Tokyo, and Japan on […]

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  • Tokyo on a Budget: 8 Places to Eat (Without Breaking the Bank)

    So here’s the scoop: Japan is simultaneously one of the greatest food capitals of the world and also one of the most expensive when it comes to dining out. This can be daunting if you are exploring Tokyo on a budget (which is still traditional, local, and delicious, by the way). In Japan, the idea […]

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  • A Nerd’s Guide to Tokyo: 15 of the Best Things to Do

    Tokyo, more than any other city on Earth, is a golden land of nerd culture. So much of nerd fandom originated here (and boy does it show). From video games to anime, samurai to geisha, there is so much to explore, discover, and adore in nerdy Tokyo. Akihabara District (Accessible via the Yamanote, Chuo-Sobu, and […]

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  • Japan’s Best Cherry Blossom Festivals for 2022

    Cherry blossom season, also known as the sakura or hanami flower-watching season, brings life and magic to Japan each spring. Admiring the flowers’ fleeting beauty is a practice that dates back over a thousand years. The small, delicate pink sakura and ume plum blossoms flower at different times throughout the season. The massive bloom starts […]

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  • Places to see in Tokyo Beyond Shibuya Crossing

    Neon lights everywhere, drunk salarymen stumbling in the streets, squishing yourself on the trains overflowing with hurried commuters, robots, steaming bowls of ramen, robots serving ramen — this is how everyone in the world views Tokyo — except those who’ve been there and found things to do in Tokyo outside of the city. Yep, Tokyo’s […]

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