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

Tokyo Pocket Guide

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Tokyo City Reviews

  • 90%


    put your hands up for Tokyo, a lovely city!

    Amazing city, was there for Halloween, lot of stuff going on, sadly the subway closes quite early. Recommend going around biking, way worth it!

    Insider Tip:Do cat cafes in Kyoto. Enjoy the time there! Best food ever.

  • 100%



    Enjoyed this stay :) Clean, great location, cool staff who were very helpful and cute. Recommended and will stay again someday :)

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    So much to do in Tokyo. It's a beautiful city full of historical significance as well as contemporary excitement.

    Insider Tip:Instead of spending 2800 Yen to go up the Tokyo tower, you can go up to the top of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building for free and get an awesome view of the whole city! There's a restaurant at the top, and if you go up for happy hour (3-6pm) you can have a glass of wine or a beer at the top for 500 Yen! Shopping and people watching in Harajuku is also a lot of fun.

  • 80%


    Adrenaline city

    Feel the heat of the city as people rush from one point to another. Hi-tech city, that makes you feel you are in the future, not just in Japan.

    Insider Tip:Learn some basic phrases in japan, as english will not help you at all

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    Tokyo is an extraordinary city, with uncountable number of things to do and see. I strongly recommend going to the new Skytree Tower (the over 600 meter high radio tower).

    Insider Tip:Even if you have the Japan Rail Pass, you will probably have to end up buying the one day pass for the subway, as the transportation system in Tokyo is so big that it takes quite a while on foot from the JR station to the sites of interest. If you plan to visit the Tsukiji Fish Market and watch the auction, you´d better be there at 3 am in the morning !! Otherwise you won´t be able to enter as there is a very limited amount of tourist that are allowed in.

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