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

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    it's a shopping haven. some cheap finds if you explore further. a guide book can help you maximize your tokyo trip as well those train rides.

    Insider Tip:stay in hostels to save money for shopping. there's a tokyo guide book that provides discount to parks and other tourist spots. better get suica or pasmo card - convenient for train rides and when buying in convenience stores like family mart.

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    Tokyo is amazing. There are so many things to experience. It is easy to get around via the public transit and the people are welcoming and amazing.

    Insider Tip:The food is amazing.

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    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.

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    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.

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