When you fly to Tokyo, you’ll find a place where newer means better, it creates an energy that feels almost magnetic at times.
Balancing out this unrelenting modernity is strong cultural and traditional history. Central Tokyo is the geographical and spiritual heart of the city, home to the lofty heights of the Imperial Palace, as well as some of the world’s most fascinating museums.
So much to see and do
Discover what you can do in Tokyo, a city with a lot to offer. If it is fashion you are after, you can visit the shopping capital of Ginza for a variety of international brands, or if you want to try something different there’s the world’s largest fish market in Tsukiji.
Then there’s the technology hub that is Akihabara. A place where you’ll find every electronic gadget you’ve ever heard of, and more than a few that you haven’t.
In Shibuya and Harajuku you’ll find interesting pop cultures, unique street fashion, the best boutiques and the trendiest nightspots. It’s a fantastic introduction to the urban life of modern Tokyo.
See the future and the past
No trip to Tokyo is complete without a visit to Shinjuku or Ikebukuro. They are two of the major transport hubs, with towering buildings of steel and glass, heaving masses of commuters and maze-like cityscapes lit up by blazing neon.
Or, for a rare glimpse of old Edo, amidst a seemingly endless sea of concrete, head to the adjacent districts of Asakusa and Ueno, which retain the few scant historical remnants and ancient buildings of Shitamachi and the Low Town.
When exploring Tokyo, you’ll find a veritable gastronomic galaxy, with more Michelin-starred restaurants than anywhere else in the world. Try an array of traditional Japanese specialties, like Chimaki (rice dumpling wrapped in a bamboo leaf) and Chirashizushi (scattered sushi) with Hamaguri-no-osuimono (clam soup). It’ll change the way you look at food forever.