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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

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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Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour

Get ready for a stimulating adventure for the taste buds with this guided evening tour of Tokyo’s exotic culinary scene. You’ll start with a favourite local appetizer of yakitori (grilled chicken skewers) at one of the casual bar-style restaurants in Yakitori. Then you’ll sample monjayaki (pan-fried batter with multiple ingredients) and watch your food being prepared by the chef. After a popular local dessert of sweet and crispy taiyaki, your tour ends with drinks at a local pub.

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Tokyo Highlights Afternoon Tour and Sumida River Cruise

Discover the most popular sights of Tokyo on an afternoon tour and take a leisurely cruise on the Sumida River. The highlights of this 3.5 hour experience include: a visit to the 40th floor observatory deck of the World Trade Center to enjoy breathtaking city views; a relaxing 40-minute boat ride from Hinode to the Asakusa pier on the Sumida River; Asakusa Kannon Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo; shopping at Ginza, Tokyo’s celebrated retail and entertainment district.

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Tokyo Skytree, Asakusa and Central Tokyo Sightseeing Tour

Take in two of Tokyo’s must-see attractions on a guided tour of the Asakusa district and the Tokyo Skytree. Your guided coach tour passes the magnificent Imperial Palace and art-deco National Diet Building, along with the glittering shopping and entertainment districts of Ginza and Akihabara. You’ll then visit Asakusa, where the highlight will be Senso-ji, Tokyo’s oldest temple. Then get ready for the breathtaking panoramic vistas that await you from the awe-inspiring Tokyo Skytree, one of the world’s tallest buildings.

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Cherry Blossoms and Historical Walking Tour in Tokyo

Admire Japan’s beautiful spring cherry blossoms on this 3-hour guided walking tour. You’ll start with a jaunt through famous Ueno Park, one of the most scenic locations in Tokyo to see the wonderful pink and white blooms. Marvel at this glorious natural vision before stopping for some traditional Japanese refreshments. You’ll then head to the 17th century Kaneiji Temple before visiting Yanaka. Take in this historic neighbourhood’s Edo-period buildings and stroll through streets lined with yet more picture-perfect blossom trees.

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When best to go?

Prepare for the weather before your Tokyo holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
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Average monthly rainfall (mm)
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Average daily sunshine (hours)
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