Tokyo, the bustling capital of Japan, offers a unique blend of traditional culture and modern innovation. From ancient temples to futuristic skyscrapers, this vibrant city has something for everyone.

Tokyo Travel Guide

Welcome to Tokyo, Japan's bustling capital, a city that impressively harmonizes the ultramodern and the traditional. Expect towering skyscrapers, high-tech infrastructure juxtaposed with historic temples, and a unique culture that is a feast for all senses.

Best Time to Visit

Tokyo is inviting all year round, each season bringing out a unique facet of the city's persona.

  1. Spring (March to May): The time when the famous cherry blossoms bloom is one of the most scenic periods to visit Tokyo. The city is adorned in blush pink, presenting picture-perfect postcard views.
  2. Autumn (September to November): The city's many parks and outdoors are blanketed in hues of red and gold. The weather is pleasant, making it perfect for sightseeing and outdoor activities.
  3. Winter (December to February): This is the least crowded time of the year and also the time when Tokyo bathes in twinkling lights for Christmas and New Year. It's chilly but not too cold - perfect to savor a steaming bowl of Ramen.
  4. Summer (June to August): Summers can be quite humid and hot. However, this time of the year hosts several traditional festivals and fireworks that make it worth braving the weather.

Note: Golden Week (end of April to early May) is a Japanese holiday period, so expect more crowds and higher prices during this time.

Top Attractions

  1. The Imperial Palace: This historic site features beautiful parks, walls & moats in a large, central location where the Japanese Emperor currently resides.
  2. Tokyo Tower: Iconic to Tokyo's skyline, this Eiffel tower inspired structure allows you to get panoramic views of Tokyo.
  3. Meiji Shrine: Dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and his consort, this massive Shinto shrine is nestled within a tranquil forest.
  4. Sensoji Temple: This ancient Buddhist temple is one of the most significant in Tokyo and boasts a grand gate with a giant red lantern, which is a popular photo spot.
  5. Odaiba: A high-tech entertainment hub, with malls, experiential museums, and stunning views of the Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Bay.

Museums and Cultural Sites

Experience Tokyo's rich history, art, and culture by visiting these esteemed museums:

  1. Tokyo National Museum: The oldest and most significant in Japan, it houses a comprehensive collection of art and antiquarian articles from Japan as well as other Asian countries.
  2. Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo: Features contemporary art from Japan & international artists.
  3. Edo-Tokyo Museum: An interactive museum offering a walk-through Tokyo's history and culture.

Food and Drink

You cannot visit Tokyo without indulging in its gastronomic delights. Here are two must-visit food streets:

  1. Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane): An alley packed with small izakayas serving Yakitori and other Japanese delights.
  2. Tsukiji Outer Market: Offers a broad variety of Japanese food and is also home to the world-famous Tsukiji Fish market.


  1. Sukiyabashi Jiro: This 3-Michelin star restaurant, run by sushi master Jiro Ono, is famed for its outstanding sushi. Due to its popularity, the waiting list to dine here could be months long.
  2. Rokurinsha: Tucked away in Tokyo Station's underground food street, this place serves one of the best tsukemen (dipping ramen) in Tokyo.
  3. Ichiran Ramen: Known for its tonkotsu ramen, it lets you enjoy your bowl of ramen in dedicated individual booths, minimizing distractions and maximizing the flavor experience.
  4. Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai: This restaurant offers a unique dining experience, showcasing tofu's versatility through its dishes set in a beautiful traditional Japanese setting.
  5. Kyubey: Serving sushi since the 1930s, Kyubey offers an excellent opportunity to experience omakase (chef's choice menu).
  6. Tapas Molecular Bar: Housing only 8 seats, it's an intimate dining experience where you witness exotic molecular cocktail preparations.

Day Trips

  1. Nikko: Famous for its shrines, hot springs, and National Park, it's a UNESCO world heritage site.
  2. Kamakura: Known for its Great Buddha, numerous temples, and beautiful beaches.

Live Events

  1. Sumo Tournament: Seasonal live sporting events that provide a glimpse into this traditional Japanese sport.
  2. Tokyo Festivals: Celebrations and public gatherings that occur throughout the year.

In Tokyo, every day is a new discovery. Immerse yourself in cultural experiences, enjoy high-end shopping, savor the unique food, and applaud the affable hospitality of the locals. Remember always to respect local customs and contribute to preserving this wonderful city's vibrancy and elegance.

Where To Stay


5 Stars

Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo

Chuo City, Tokyo, Japan

Experiences & Tours