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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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    Anonymous

    #awesomeasakusa

    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.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    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.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Tokyo

    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.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Tokyo

    Loved Tokyo! Once I got the hang of the metro and maps, everything was really great to great around.

    Insider Tip:I traveled alone and when I needed help, I just asked and everyone was so nice! Five times people actually walked with me to my destination. Incredible city!

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Great choice for a great price

    I was finishing my last 2 days in Tokyo and I wanted a place that was close to the JR line so I could get to Narita airport quickly. The Ninja was the perfect spot (2 min from the JR line) and close to shopping and area attractions. The staff was knowledgeable about which train I needed to take to go to certain areas (I went to Disney) and were able to help me with questions I had.

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