Don’t expect to do too much lazy lounging in the capital of Japan. One square block of Tokyo contains as much energy as an entire country, and don’t even get us started on the districts. There’s the Akasaka neighbourhood, with its wide range of restaurants and late-night watering holes. There’s also Akihabara (for you anime nuts). And let us not forget Roppongi, home to nightclubs jammed with tourists and expats. This trip will leave you exhausted but still wanting more, so book a stay at a hotel in Tokyo today.
Things to Do in Tokyo
We know how overwhelming a new city can be, especially when its greater metropolitan area is the most populous in the world. Get your bearings at your Tokyo hotel, then get a lay of the land from 350 m up. The Tokyo Skytree is the tallest tower in the world, topping out at 634 m, and it gives visitors a 360-degree view of the never-ending city. Go up at night and get a load of city of lights that rival Las Vegas. And forget that old saying “When in Rome…” You’re in Tokyo, so do as the Japanese do and visit the Ryogoku Kokugikan for a sumo wrestling match. There’s a strange beauty to 300 lb men wearing nothing but thick, colourful thongs slamming into each other as 13,000 fans scream at the top of their lungs. Hey, don’t judge ‘til you see it.
If you want to be in the middle of the bustling nightlife action, stay in accommodation around Roppongi and you’ll be within walking distance of popular nightclubs and Michelin-starred restaurants. Party time!
Getting to & Around Tokyo
Almost all international flights to Tokyo touch down at Narita International Airport (NRT), 60 km east of the city centre, or at Tokyo International Airport (HND), 14 km south of Tokyo Station and the business district. For getting to, around and through the major districts of the city, the Tokyo Metro network is a convenient and budget-friendly option. The railways from either airport can take you to your accommodation in Tokyo. If you want to get around on your own time, look into one of our car hire options—you’ll just want to figure out the best times to drive to avoid traffic.
Best Time to Visit Tokyo
Tokyo is amazing all year round, so when to visit is a matter of preference. In autumn (September to November) the trees turn burnt orange and cherry red, perfect for happy snaps. Summer is hot and can be a little busy, but awesome festivals like Fuji Rock more than make up for the crowds. Tokyo’s winter snow is beautiful and the Yuzawa region’s snowfields are perfect for daytrips. But if you want spectacular cherry blossom visions straight from a fantasy book, then you’ve gotta take your Tokyo holiday in spring.
It’s time to get out there and experience somewhere far from home. Use Wotif to find the best deals on Tokyo accommodation and get fitted for a kimono tomorrow.