Tokyo Pocket Guide

Images Of 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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In The Guide

  • After Dark The best bars in the Japanese capital.
  • Don't Miss Find out one of three times a year that you can catch sumo wrestling in the home of the sport.
  • Neighbourhood Watch In Tokyo, the neighbourhoods are the star attractions. Find out which ones are worth visiting.
  • Budget Tips How to save money in a city that is known for being expensive.

Tokyo City Reviews

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    One of the best cities in the world. Clean, welcoming and efficient. Value for money is great if you know where to go.

    Insider Tip:Wander the city; don't just explore the touristy areas. Go to 100 Yen shops to get things you would buy for 5x the price at touristy shops.

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    The two-sides of Tokyo

    Asakusa is a great part of Tokyo, if you're a bit overwhelmed by excessive lights and skyscrapers. It's very touristy though so be aware there's going to be tourists everywhere during the day. If you can spend some time in both the Asakusa area and Shinjuku area, i would highly recommend it. You can see the best of both worlds.

    Insider Tip:Harajuku shopping in cat street! Vintage shops for miles, they're amazing quality and so extensive for a great price.

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    I mostly stayed in the Asakusa area, which I really enjoyed. Everywhere else is just more or less an hour train ride away - Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ueno, Akihabara,etc. It's fun taking the subways and trains! Getting lost is part of the thrill of traveling! And finding food is never difficult. Even the cheap chicken at 7-11, Lawson, or Family Mart is very good! Just pair it with some salad.

    Insider Tip:Cheap food? Just walk into any 7-11 or Lawson or Family Mart and take your pick. Or look for those small Japanese eateries with little "vending" machines right after the entrance. Pick what you like, pay for it, give the ticket to the staff, sit down, and wait for it to be served.

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    Tokyo is full of variety stores.

    The place is full of interesting stores. And people are full of passion in cook and living. I would like to visit here again for advance feeling and understanding the Japanese culture.

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    Tokyo is a massive city so the use of public transit is key. The railway system in Tokyo is spider-webbed with local and JR trains along with the subway and shinkansen, so it is a bit overwhelming at times. Once you learn how to read the train maps, Tokyo is very easy to get around. Lodging and transit are on the more expensive side but the food pricing more than makes up for it. Very modern city with all kinds of shopping in every corner.

    Insider Tip:JR Pass if you are traveling a lot within Japan is well worth the money.

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