Tokyo holidays offer you enormous electronics stores, flavoursome cuisine, hundreds of shrines, and fascinating museums and galleries.
At times it’ll feel like you’ve travelled into the future with neon-lit streetscapes, soaring skyscrapers, and robots. Yet, around every corner, there’ll be century-old buildings, grand temples, and beautiful gardens once created for emperors. Japan’s busy capital effortlessly juxtaposes the old and the new while exuding a strong and welcoming spirit.
Visit Tokyo to experience pop culture trends in Harajuku, taste the unique and delicious food, and explore the enthralling history of the Imperial Palace.
In Japan, different seasons bring an array of distinctive foods. Depending on the time of year you travel, you could spend your holiday feasting on anything from bamboo shoots to unagi (eel), chestnut dishes and fugu (pufferfish), to pickled vegetables or amazake (warm, fermented rice milk). Year-round, you can always find the classics in Tokyo. Enjoy sushi, sashimi, bowls of ramen, and katsudon (rice topped with a fried pork cutlet).
Shopping in Tokyo, you’ll come across a vast variety of goods. You can find anything from washi (fine, handmade Japanese paper) and the latest electronics to plush toys, sweets, outrageous outfits and accessories. Browse the boutiques of Ginza, the upmarket shopping district in central Tokyo, or international fashion stores and department stores just outside the city centre.
Wondering what to see in Tokyo? There are endless options available to you with the city boasting an amazing mix of unique cultural experiences. Recapture your youth with a day at Disneyland, enjoy breathtaking city sights from Tokyo Skytree, bathe in a sento (communal bath house) with the locals, or catch a train to one of Tokyo’s famous shrines or temples.
Tokyo parks and gardens offer you a welcome break from the flashy neon lights and enormous video screens of the inner city. Wedged between blocks and blocks of buildings and bustling streets are beautiful green spaces such as Shinjuku Gyoen and Yoyogi Park. You’ll be delighted by the parks, with many home to lush trees, traditional Japanese gardens, summer festivals, and charming teahouses.
Tokyo arts and culture is deeply engrained into the society, yet it’s also constantly evolving. The people of the city are very much connected to their country’s customs and history, with many Japanese artists being world leaders in their age-old practices. Make your way to Ueno Park and you’ll be only a stone’s throw from world-class museums such as the Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, the National Museum of Western Art, and the National Science Museum.