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Things to do in Tokyo

Discover a staggering choice of things to do in Tokyo. World-renowned shopping, idyllic parks and gardens, unique dining experiences and thrillingly diverse nightlife are all waiting to be enjoyed on holidays in the remarkable Japanese capital.

The famous Tokyo shopping districts of Akihabara, Ginza and Shibuya will meet your every retail need. Japan is also renowned for its wonderfully ornate gardens and parks filled with cherry blossom in spring, with some of the finest to be found in Tokyo. Sample superb sushi and other exotic dishes, and experience a different scene each evening, courtesy of the city’s eclectic nightlife.

Tokyo shopping

Tokyo shopping

Gadget lovers and anime enthusiasts will be in heaven in the famous shopping district of Akihabara. Or for big-brand shops, luxury labels and flagship department stores, make your way to Ginza. Young fashion followers favour buzzing Shibuya. Or discover the shimmering hub of shopping and dining that is Roppongi Hills.

Tokyo activities

Tokyo activities

With its array of beautiful Shinto shrines and temples, Ueno Park symbolises traditional Japanese culture. If this glorious green space whets your cultural appetite, why not explore it further with ikebana flower arranging or origami lessons? Discover the ancient practise of tea ceremonies, or watch an exciting sumo wrestling match.

Dining in Tokyo

Dining in Tokyo

Marvel at the myriad rows of exotic fresh fish at the famous Tsukiji Fish Market. Combining sushi with potent sake is a must when in Tokyo – for the best in town, head to the revered Kyubey restaurant. Or get the Lost in Translation experience at the refined New York Grill.

Tokyo nightlife

Tokyo nightlife

Hop on a free bus from Shibuya to reach Ageha, renowned for its pumping beats and hip poolside scene. Or mingle with an international crowd over laidback drinks at Bobby’s Bar. Take in a performance at the Kabuki-Za theatre, and admire the glittering city by night from the Tokyo Skytree.

Tokyo experiences

Book a Tokyo tour to discover the highlights of Japan’s incredible capital

Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour – Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise
Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour – Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise

There’s much to see and do in Japan’s vast capital city and this full-day tour is the perfect introduction to Tokyo’s essesights. Highlights include: visit the famous Meiji Shinto Shrine, dedicated to the Emperor Meiji. Stroll through the impressive Imperial Palace East Garden, with its tea pavilion, beautiful Japanese Garden and moats. Take in the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, Asakusa Kannon Temple, before shopping at the world-renowned retail district of Ginza and a leisurely 50-minute Tokyo Bay Cruise.

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