Tokyo Travel Guide

by our Japan expert Honor Dargan
Honor DarganAccept it now, you won’t understand Japan. But you can marvel at it, enjoy it, and be welcomed by helpful inhabitants. Tokyo is no more typical of the whole country than any other capital – but it is a unique city. The astounding still-new Narita Airport is a good introduction, the sweeping ride into town shows off a spectacular skyscraper landscape (with Mt. Fuji as a backdrop), the down-town neon signs and crowded bustle are a son-et-lumiere in their own right. The most populous and exciting city in the world, Tokyo has everything – the Ginza shopping district alone has most of it, and the hotel district, Shinjuku, is crammed with stores selling electronic goods you’ve never even dreamed of. Go local – pack into a crammed subway train, take advice and boldly eat unknown food, visit temples for peace and calm. (And pray for a safe return to see more.)

360 Tour of Outside Tokyo train station

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Language(s): Japanese
Currency: Japanese Yen
Dialling Code: +81
Time Zone: GMT + 2
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