Tokyo has been the center of politics, economy, culture and trend of the country for many decades since the Tokugawa clan established their Shogunate in Edo (old Tokyo) back in 1603.
It’s undoubtedly Japan’s most visited city by foreign tourists, and considered as the safest city on the planet. Although Tokyo is often described as one of world’s most expensive cities, in fact, it’s much more affordable than everyone thinks ($1 for a bottle of water). As the city offers world’s greatest transportation system, it’s very convenient for tourists to get around and extend their trip to outside of the city.
While this mega metropolitan city owns numbers of skyscrapers and most cutting-edge technologies, there are refreshing nature spots and well-preserved old downtown neighbourhoods. We can never get enough of this vibrant city, as it keeps entertaining us with millions of attractions in many ways. Depending on your needs, each area in Tokyo offers different kinds of attractions and activities.
Here is our quick guide of Tokyo, introducing most popular areas with their top attractions.
Tokyo Major Areas
The young fashion&trend epicenter of Tokyo with numbers of shopping malls, clothing stores, restaurants, etc, and the notorious scramble crossing where 1000s passengers pass at once.
The iconic town of Pop Culture where uncountable trendy clothing stores and cafes are lined while Tokyo’s most visited shrine, Meiji Jingu stands by surrounded by nature.
Tokyo’s biggest red light district where neon lights shines all night and thousands of restaurants, bars and clubs gather. The night of Shinjuku also attracts us by the spectacular view created by skyscrapers.
Ginza’s high-end shopping street is where numberless luxury to fast-fashion brands boutiques are lined while the world’s largest fish market, Tsukiji Fish Market is only a few blocks away.
Spreading the “Cool Tokyo” culture where the latest technologies & gadgets and the most unique Tokyo’s underground culture can be found, such as Maid Cafes and Owl Cafes.
The center of Tokyo’s shitamachi (old downtown) where historical sites & the traditional culture are well kept in this modern days with the essence of “old Tokyo” such as the iconic temple, rickshaw, tempura, etc..
You will never be disappointed by the transportation system in Tokyo, as it’s world’s top notch. However, you may get confused as there are too many options to choose. Therefore, it is important to check in advance how to get around the city with the most suitable way for you to smooth travel.
To start, let’s get to the city central from Tokyo’s airports!
The must-have item for Tokyo’s transportation:SUICA
The best transportation deal for trip in Tokyo: Tokyo Subway Ticket
The best transportation deal for trip in Japan: Japan Rail Pass