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About Tokyo

Like the blinking lights of a starship control panel, Tokyo's skyline with its towering skyscrapers and neon-lit streets is like being transported onto the set of the latest sci-fi movie.

With its incredible mega-malls, designer boutiques and more michelin stars than any other city, not to mention the worlds tallest tower (The Sky Tree), this impressive city is on a ever-far-reaching journey to push the boundaries of modern architecture and Japanese Pop Culture.

When it comes to its culinary delights, its not just michelin stars that make Tokyo so impressive. Just as much care, attention and quality will go into a simple bowl of noodles from a local shanty bar as the extravagant ingredients used to create world class sushi at a top end restaurant.

Look more closely and you'll also be able to see past the modern delights of this fine city into a culturally rich, historical back bone that runs right through the middle. From the kabuki stage or a sumo tournament to the quiet alleys and cobblestone lanes where geisha once walked, traditional festivals, quaint yakitori stands draped in lanterns and acres of stunning cherry blossoms, there's an ancient past just waiting to be discovered.

With its humid sub-tropical climate, expect highs of around 30°C in July and August, while the cooler months (January and February) can drop to around 1°C or 2°C at night. Expect more rain in the summer months and a significant temperature drop if you're heading into the western mountains.

Haneda Airport (HND) can be found inside the city limits and offers domestic and international flights, but the majority of international visitors tend to come into Narita International Airport (NRT) about 40 miles to the east. There are approximately 900 train stations and 60 electric lines in Tokyo with their local transport putting a heavy hones on "clean and efficient" so getting around is pretty straight forward.

There's so much to do and see in Tokyo, not to mention the Rugby World Cup in 2019, so its high time you took a trip and paid this incredible place a visit. Why not book your next adventure now.

When to visit

If you're planning a holiday in Tokyo, our top picks for the best time to travel would be andpril


Japan comes alive in the springtime when the cherry blossom season provides a magical backdrop to its cities. Sunny and mild, Kyoto in bloom is a sight to behold, and Tokyo a futuristic neon cityscape

Tokyo Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers


26th March 2021 by Emily Luxton

Edogawa Fireworks Festival – Blown away in Tokyo!

I attended the Edogawa Fireworks Festival in Tokyo a couple of years ago. This is my write up of the experience… Slowly, it dawns on me that this might be a bigger event than I imagined. With every stop eastwards, the crowd in the sticky train carriage thickens, until at Shinozaki Station we spill out into a press of people that drifts slowly out and upwards....


12th February 2021 by Andy

Things to look forward to this winter in Japan

If you're planning a holiday in Japan next winter there are few things you shouldn't forget to put on your list of things to do. There are a lot for you to look forward to when it comes to the tail-end of the year in the Land of the Rising Sun, and it would be a shame to miss out.What are the things you need to remember to look out for once winter rolls into Japan? Here are 4 suggestions you might want to consider:Explore the Many Winter Festivals in the CountryYou will find that Japan is one...


3rd February 2021 by Inside the Travel Lab

The best day trips from Tokyo

With enough energy and an early start, you can climb Mt Fuji in a day. This exhilarating but tough hike remains one of my favourite memories of Japan. Not only is Mt Fuji the highest volcano in Japan but she's an iconic landmark in her own right. On a clear day, from a skyscraper, you can see her outline from Tokyo....


31st January 2021 by TravelDave

First time traveller’s guide to exploring Tokyo, Japan

If this is your first trip to Japan, you most likely will be landing in Tokyo and want to spend some time in the city. I’ll never forget my first time in Tokyo. It’s one of the biggest metropolitan cities on the planet, and you will surely want to visit many attractions around the city, which can be overwhelming. Japan can feel like exploring a whole other planet, but Tokyo is super fun and a great first introduction to Japan....


26th January 2021 by TravelDave

Day trip from Tokyo to Gyoda city, Saitama Prefecture, Japan

Gyoda is located in the prefecture of Saitama, and it takes around an hour by train to get there from Tokyo station. It’s a perfect day trip destination to arrange from Japan’s capital. Gyoda is rich with traditional history and culture and offers also a variety of local dishes worth trying on your visit....


12th September 2019 by PommieTravels

Guide to the best Sushi restaurants in Tokyo

If you are traveling to the great city of Tokyo, Japan chances are good you are interested in taking advantage of some of the local fare. The city is full of options and no matter how long your stay you’ll be left hungry for more.  Without question, the most popular cultural Japanese export to nearly every corner of the world is, you guessed it, sushi! While you can absolutely get fantastic sushi in nearly every major city at this point, the Japanese simply do it better. After all,...


16th August 2019 by PommieTravels

10 things to consider while visiting Japan

Japan is a pretty interesting country. Culturally as well as aesthetically, it is much different than the US and other Western countries. That is why; if you’re looking to explore the country which is entirely different than the US, Japan is the perfect option for you. However, when you’re heading over to Japan, it is always important to know a few things. It will make your trip easier. We will today highlight 10 tips to follow during your first Japan trip....

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