City Guide Tokyo, Japan

Visiting Tokyo

It’s hard to think of a city as fascinating as Tokyo. And calling it a ‘city’ doesn’t do it justice. This is a metropolis that encompasses a collection of mini-cities, each with their own intriguing attributes. You have the bright lights of Shibuya, the eclectic people of Harajuku, the electronic gadgets of Akihabara, the hedonism of Roppongi, and the craziness of Shinjuku. This is one of the world’s great cities with more to offer than most places. And while some parts may not suit everyone’s taste, there isn’t an area that will fail to excite you.

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Tokyo Podcasts

The Old and the New

There are many things that you can only find in Japan, and two of these are types of accommodation - ryokans (traditional Japanese inns) and capsules. To learn more about them, Colm speaks to Kunio Koike of Homeikan, one of Tokyo's few traditional ryokans, and Toshikazu Odaijma of Capsule Inn Akihabara.

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Tokyo Videos

In a capsule hotel

Get a feel of what it's like to stay in a capsule hotel

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Tokyo Pocket Guide

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Tokyo City Reviews

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    it is very very tiny- security is good and the connection via train is also ok. hardly saw the staff though and you do not want to cook in that kitchen.... But the beds are clean and warm and that is all that really matters to me :)

    Insider Tip:do the traditional Japanese landscape Garden in Kiyosumi - it is beautiful and calm :)

  • 90%


    The real Tokyo was better than the one in my dreams

    I loved Tokyo and because I love it so much I managed to go there 3 times now in the past year. Truly crazy, since I actually live in London. Nothing compares to the Tokyo's charm.

    Insider Tip:Visit the shrines around Tokyo.

  • 90%


    Tokyo is awesome as always

    Went to Tokyo again. My third was even better than the previous ones. Had a great time visiting my Japanese friends and going to JYJ Junsu's concert in Yokohama.

    Insider Tip:Go to the Hamarikyu gardens. It's absolutely breath-taking.

  • 90%



    Stayed in Tokyo for two days only and wish I can stay longer. Many places that I didn't make it to explore. I visited the Asakusa area especially Senso-Ji, Edo Tokyo Museum and I loved it, Akihabara and bought a pair of light saber chopstick, the beatiful Camii Mosque, the crowded Shibuya and Tsukiji Fish Market. I love the food in Tsukiji especially the Sashimi rice bowl with fatty tuna in it :)

    Insider Tip:If you have JR Pass with you and you want to use subway services(Metro and Toei), buy the subway pass at Tourist Information Center at Haneda Airport (1,2 and 3 day pass). It really a great bargain if you go to many places with subway services.

  • 60%


    A few updates

    While I know this guesthouse is supposed to feel classic, it does not hurt to update some of the stuff. The place is good to stay at. It's right next to a convenient store, which is perfect if you're short on anything or need a snack. It's good to come here if you are coming in a group to keep you company because there isn't really much company.

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