Tokyo has been the center of politics, economy, culture and trend of the country for many decades. It's the capital city of Japan and has grown since the Tokugawa clan established their Shogunate in Edo (old Tokyo) back in 1603.

Tokyo today is one of the most visited cities by tourists and considered as one of the most attractive cities on the planet. The city offers countless attractions tailored to everyone's interests including culture, history, entertainments, shopping and dining.

The city is home to several important historical sites such as temples, shrines and palace as well as renowned museums and Japanese gardens where you can appreciate the beauty of Japanese history and tradition. In comparison, there are numbers of modern facilities, landmarks and skyscrapers including Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree, and a great number of amusement parks. When it comes to shopping, Tokyo offers wonderful options for trendy fashion items, traditional crafts, the latest electronics gadgets, beauty products and snacks.

There are also numbers of seasonal events and exciting festivals held in the city throughout the year including cherry blossomsfireworks festivals, autumn leaves and winter illuminations.

The city is seemingly packed with busy streets, buildings and people, but there are actually many hidden nature spots. While being in a bustling metropolis, you can take a moment to relax in the serine nature in traditional Japanese gardens and city's delightful parks or easily take a short trip to its outskirts or neighbouring prefectures.

Tokyo by Area

Here is our quick guide of Tokyo, introducing most popular areas with their top attractions.

WHAT TO DO

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TOP TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Here are Tokyo's most popular spots among tourists including classic landmarks such as Sensoji Temple and Meiji Shrine and new attractions such as Shibuya Sky and teamLab museums. Explore the excitements of the city with our comprehensive guides to Tokyo's coolest sights.

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FOOD

Food is a top tourist attraction in Japan without any doubts. Tokyo is paradise for foodies, offering countless food options from Japanese to international dishes with a wide price range. Check out our picks of the best places to eat in the city!

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TRANSPORTATION TIPS IN TOKYO

Tokyo's transportation network is vast and intricate. With its extensive subway system, numerous train lines, and intricate bus routes, navigating the city can be daunting for newcomers. Here you have some articles that will help you to travel around Tokyo without problems!

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SHOPPING

Tokyo is probably one of the best cities in the world for shopping. Whether you're seeking to take home a traditional Japanese craft or hunting for trendy fashion items, the city has plenty of shopping options for all kinds of things. Here are some shopping tips and recommended places and things to shop in Tokyo.

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TOKYO BY INTEREST

Let's explore the charms of Tokyo through different interests whether it's Otaku culture, historical sites, onsen experience, theme parks or nature spots!

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TOURS/ACTIVITIES

Don't miss "only in Tokyo" experiences! Join a tour and activity to make your trip in Tokyo even more special! A wide variety of guided tours and activities are available according to different interests whether it's traditional experience or unique modern culture.

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SEASONAL EVENTS

Tokyo offers seasonal attractions that you can only enjoy in some months of the year including seasonal flowers, summer festivals, autumn leaves events and Christmas markets. Here is our travel guide in Tokyo by season.

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