Famed for its ancient temples, futuristic skyscrapers, quirky restaurants and other magnificent attractions, Japan's busy capital, Tokyo is a fascinating holiday destination. Senso-ji, Opera City Tower, Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Tower, Shin-Marunouchi Building, Gokoku-ji, Kan'ei-ji, Meiji Shrine and Zenyomitsu-ji are few of the well-known sites in the city. A magnificent artificial island in Tokyo Bay, Odaiba is a major entertainment hub in the city. With its wide range of thrilling rides and exciting activities, Tokyo DisneySea is a perfect destination for families. Home to a large population of animals and birds, Ueno Zoo is another interesting stopover for families enjoying their holidays in Tokyo. If it's the city's vibrant nightlife you seek, Roppongi is the place to be. Of course, you just couldn't leave Tokyo without enjoying some of the region's most terrific local dishes, none more popular than the celebrated sushi!
Best Time to Visit Spring, March to May, is considered the best time to visit the city. The wonderful weather conditions make it a fabulous time to visit; the blooming flowers add to the charm. Summer is another popular time to travel to Tokyo. Book your flights and hotels early if you plan a holiday in Japan during these peak seasons.
Eating OutTokyo has an exceptional dine out scene. Some of the world's most famous restaurants are located in this city. If you are more interested in the local fare, you will find that a lot of emphasis, expectedly, is on seasonal ingredients and traditional flavours. Be it sushi, ramen, tempura, sashimi, soba, udon or sukiyaki, there's abundance of regional delicacies you can enjoy here. Ichiran Shibuya, Narisawa Ippudo Roppongi and Genki Sushi are some of the top places to hit for a delectable culinary journey in Tokyo. If you love sushi, do visit Sushi Sora and Sukiyabashi Jiro.
Things to DoBe it sightseeing, or enjoying water sports and adventure activities, Tokyo has a lot on offer for people of every age group. Cycling in Yoyogi Park, jogging around the Imperial Palace, Yakatabune boat trip, and urban fishing - you can do it all here.
Popular Hotels Tokyo is packed with luxury hotels and resorts - each one different from the other and featuring a range of modern facilities and amenities. The Peninsula, Park Hyatt, Mandarin Oriental, Shangri-La Hotel and The Tokyo Station Hotel are few of the top luxury hotels in the city. You can also opt for budgeted guesthouses and pocket-friendly accommodation options in Tokyo.
Shopping Be it shopping for souvenirs, accessories or antiques, Tokyo is a paradise for the shopaholics. With many luxury boutiques and regular shops, Ginza is a well-known shopping district in Tokyo. Asakusa, Kuramae, Koenji and Kichijoji, Shibuya and Harajuku and Aoyama are other places to enjoy shopping in the city. For some interesting gifts and souvenirs, there are several flea markets and streetside shops across the city.