Tokyo is a mixture of old and new, always ready to be discovered. Being Japan’s capital and one of the world’s busiest city, Tokyo is an exciting and innovating destination. Futuristic neon streets, ancient temples, the fashionable Harajuku and posh Ginza, huge electronic department stores, robot restaurants and its extremely busy but punctual trains, they all add up to Tokyo’s fame. Fast-paced, energetic and busy, the city rarely seems to rest. Art lovers will find plenty of art galleries to explore, fine art museums, spectacular kabuki and highly refined Noh.
Tokyo has a variety of western style hotels to offer. The city has over 100,000 hotel rooms from budget hotels, capsule hotels to the luxurious world-class chains like Shangri-la, Four Seasons, etc.
Tokyo is served by Narita and Haneda airports. Major train stations like Tokyo and Shinagawa will take you anywhere in Japan. Subway, metro and buses are available widely in the city.
The busiest times to visit:
Cherry Blossom, Golden week (Japanese holiday in the beginning of May), Obon (Japanese national holiday in mid-August), Momiji season (when the leaves start changing colours). During these days, the streets will be overcrowded and the hotels fully-booked. July and August are very hot and humid months.
Local food speciality:
Monjayaki—a savory pancake
Fukagawa-meshi (clam rice)
Dojo-nabe and Yanagawa-nabe
Hidden Japan Tour [Tokyo, Nikko, Hakone, Kyoto, Mt. Koya, Osaka]