Tokyo Vacations

With 35 million residents and an imperial history dating back over a thousand years, Tokyo boasts an impressive array of sights, including the magnificent Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine, and the popular Asakusa temples. Spend a week roaming the vast metropolitan expanse of this city and you will learn the true meaning of “crowded." Topping many ... Read more
"most expensive city in the world" lists, Tokyo's world-class restaurants and hotels are often priced accordingly. However, the city offers several alternatives, including capsule hotels and the simple guesthouse lodging known as a ryokan. To get a taste of Japan’s cutting-edge position in technology and electronics, a trip to Akihabara, or Electric Town, will awe and inspire any visitor. Transportation to destinations throughout Tokyo is simple, as the city has the most extensive and sophisticated public transportation network in the world. Sushi was invented here, and there's no better place to try it than the Tsukiji fish market (try the sushi breakfast).

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Tokyo things to do and experiences

  • Tokyo Tower
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  • Harajuku
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  • Shibuya Crossing
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  • Meiji Jingu Shrine
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The Japanese take great joy in the country’s four distinct seasons, and celebrate each with unique cuisine and traditions. With that said, there are some that are better than others for tourism purposes. Tokyo ... Read more
gets hot, humid, rainy and crowded during the summer. Winter can be chilly, and while not unbearable, you won’t be able to wander around the city’s beautiful parks. Spring sees a lot of local tourism, with crowds pouring into the city to see the cherry blossoms in March and April and during Golden Week in April/May. Fall is truly an ideal season to visit. The weather is comfortable, the skies are blue, and the foliage turns to striking shades of red and gold.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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A truly incredible city of the world that is not to be missed! From its fresh sushi to its temples and parks...from skyscrapers to ramen counters, to unique neighborhoods full of culture, Tokyo is something that must be seen, heard, and tasted to full and lasting effect. It's also wonderfully safe for female travelers as far as large cities go.

Recommended for:FoodiesSolo Female Travelers

I felt safe even alone at night. I love the nightlife as well as fashion. I studied abroad for 3 months and even that was not enough time. I'm going back this year!

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Went with friends for a week and can’t wait to go back. Felt welcomed from the minute I stepped off the plane. There is so much organization compared to home. I didn’t know any Japanese (will make sure I learn next time) and still was able to navigate Tokyo by myself.

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cool trip with my friends. Little bit pricey but you need to visit it. especially if you're in to sub-culture.

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It's a safe city with loads to see, from the modern to the traditional. Spend some time I'm. The various shrines to recharge your energy.

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A stunning city with a beautiful mix of traditional and modern features. Worth visiting

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No place like Tokyo. If you love NYC, you'll love Tokyo. So much to do and see. Already planning the next trip back!

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I love everything in Tokyo. Even simply strolling at random places is so much fun. Tokyo is clean, the food is always good as if every foodstore has high quality chef. The people are so nice, kind, polite and helpful. The transportation is amazing, the culture is unique, and the quality of life is high.

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San Francisco, California, USA

What an incredible city. Vibrant. Busy. Illuminated. Natural. And all organized in a fashion that makes it easy for non-Japanese tourists to navigate. The people are kind, the prices are good (despite what many people say) and the food is delicious.

Wonderful. Wonderful. Wonderful.

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New York City, New York State, USA

I absolutely loved Tokyo - more so than I expected to, honestly. It's bizarre and entertaining and beautiful and so clean! There is always something to see, no matter where you look or where you are. The food is amazing, the people are kind, it's easy to navigate and has one of the most efficient metro systems I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. I would love to visit again and explore more of this incredible city.

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