Tokyo, Japan’s bustling capital city is situated on Honshu Island, the largest island of Japan. The Tokyo metropolitan area encompasses Tokyo City, Izu and Ogasawara areas. Tokyo’s population of over 11 million makes it one of the largest urban centres in the world. In the early 17th century when Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu established his government, the city began to develop, spreading around his residence at Edo Castle.
Tokyo is serviced by Narita International Airport, located in Chiba prefecture The airport is approx 65km from central Tokyo and is easily accessed by Express Train or Airport Limousine Bus.
This exciting city is packed full of amazing places to eat from $2 ramen bowls to Michelin rated restaurants. It’s also a centre for global fashion, design, innovation and entertainment. It’s like the New York or Asia – but bigger.
You can join the Tsukiji Fish market tour tasting ultra fresh sushi and marvelling at the size of the place. You can also check out the Imperial Palace which was once valued at worth more than all the land in California during the economic boom of the 1980s. Or you can pick a street-side noodle shop, sip a bowl of ramen and people watch in Shinjuku – a favourite activity for most travellers.
The truth is that you could live in Tokyo your entire life and not see it all. It’s such a bustling, vibrant place and there really is something for everyone.
Tokyo Tourist Attractions – The popular tourist sites like the Tsukiji Fish Markets, Imperial Palace, Tokyo SkyTree and more. They’re popular for a reason – because they’re fun.
Today, Tokyo is made up of several cities within a city. They are all unique and well worth visiting. The main areas in Tokyo, include
Ginza: The famous shopping strip with its wide boulevards where the famous shops of the world stand side by side.
Shinjuku: A city of high-rise buildings, department stores, fashion boutiques, restaurants, pubs and nightclubs that never sleep.
Asakusa: Step back in time to the famous temple complexes with reminiscences of the traditional Edo buildings and streets.
Shibuya: The trendy street culture where fashion for the young is born.
Akihabara: The electrical and computer town where shops compete, to attract the many shoppers from Japan and overseas.
Tsukiji: The open-air wholesale fish market that services all consumers in Japan.