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Tokyo Guide

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Best of Tokyo

3 days in Tokyo
3 days in Tokyo

Tall, wide-spread, and generally overwhelming, you could easily spend a week in Toyko and still not see all the sights. Here's how to see the major historic and cultural attractions in three days, from the Imperial Palace to Japan's largest fish market.

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Family-friendly Tokyo

Tokyo for young kids
Tokyo for young kids

With the anime centre and Miyazaki museum to excite their eyes, the Taiko drum museum and children's castle to keep their hands busy, and Tokyo Disneyland and Toyota's Megaweb to take them on a ride, kids will never run out of amusements in Tokyo.

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Tokyo on a budget

Tokyo on a budget
Tokyo on a budget

Even in hyper-expensive Tokyo, visitors can steep themselves in the city's history and sights without blowing their budgets, as many religious and natural attractions are free and many of the city's outdoor museums only charge a modest admission.

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Insiders' Tokyo

Tokyo off the beaten path
Tokyo off the beaten path

Ever-expanding Tokyo always has something new--and often strange--popping up at its outskirts, from a replicated European village for Western weddings to a museum devoted to beer.

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Getaways from Tokyo

Daytrips from Tokyo
Daytrips from Tokyo

Tokyo is just a short distance from the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and important Japanese historic sites Kamakura and Nikko, allowing visitors to easily take day trips around the region using the capital as their base.

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EveryTrail
Touring Uneo with Kids
Touring Uneo with Kids

Ueno is an older part of Tokyo with a distinct feel to it, It offers a plethora of museums, such as the Tokyo National Museum and the Ueno Zoo, and many affordable shopping and food options. This tour...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Ikebukuro Walking Tour
Ikebukuro Walking Tour

Ikebukuro is home to huge department stores, gaming centers and unique "only in Japan" experiences, such as the cat cafe Nekobukuro, or the amazing view of Tokyo atop the Sunshine 60 building. On the...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Shibuya Nights
Shibuya Nights

The ever-energetic Shibuya is one of the most iconic places in Tokyo. The giant two-story TV screen that greets those leaving Shibuya station is featured in the movie "Lost in Translation" and is...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Harajuku Walking Guide
Harajuku Walking Guide

Gothic Lolita, Cosplay, Visual Kei: Do these terms mean anything to you? You can expect to see these fashion trends, and much more, in Yoyogi Park and Harajuku, around Harajuku station. This area is...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Asakusa Walking Tour
Asakusa Walking Tour

Asakusa was the entertainment district of Tokyo for much of the 20th century. Known as Rokku or "The Sixth District," it is best known for theater houses. More colorfully, between the 1600s and the...

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Tsukiji to Ginza: Markets, Shopping and Culture
Tsukiji to Ginza: Markets, Shopping and Culture

This walk starts at Tsukiji Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya subway line, visits Honganji Temple, Tsukiji Market, Kachidoki Bridge, Tsukiji Outer Market, Hama Rikyu Gardens, Ginza Showa Dori and ends...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Tokyo Imperial Palace
Tokyo Imperial Palace

The Tokyo Imperial Palace is where the Japanese Imperial family lives, as well as the grounds of several administrative buildings, a museum, archive, and gardens. The area is really more like a large...

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Aoyama Walking Guide
Aoyama Walking Guide

Aoyama is a neighborhood in the Minato ward, located adjacent to and bisected by Omotesando, another popular shopping street; Shibuya to the west, and Roppongi to the east. A high-end shopping...

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Tokyo Culinary Tour
Tokyo Culinary Tour

Japan’s capital may be the most food-crazed city on earth. Whether it’s kaiten sushi or kanten jelly, cone pizza or collagen-packed soft-shell-turtle meat, this city devours it all. In Tokyo, the...

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Tokyo Culinary Tour
Tokyo Culinary Tour

Japan’s capital may be the most food-crazed city on earth. Whether it’s kaiten sushi or kanten jelly, cone pizza or collagen-packed soft-shell-turtle meat, this city devours it all. In Tokyo, the...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members

Perfect Day

tokyo highlights (wingbus, 12 May 2006)
2.0 of 5 stars 4 Votes

Perfect Weekend

Gaijin Getaway (jdaries, 29 Oct 2007)
4.0 of 5 stars 7 Votes

Best Of

TimeBudget Tokyo GoList by Freekicker (freekicker, 11 Jul 2007)
4.5 of 5 stars 11 Votes
4.0 of 5 stars 2 Votes
Top 10 Cool Things - Tokyo (Route246, 22 May 2006)
3.5 of 5 stars 13 Votes

Recent Trip

Tokyo and Kyoto for Kids and Adults (foodie66, 28 Mar 2009)
4.5 of 5 stars 5 Votes
Recent Japan Itinerary (Tunaidi, 10 Sep 2013)
4.5 of 5 stars 2 Votes
4.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote