Tokyo Vacation Travel Guide


Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is situated in the Kanto Region on the main island of Honshu. Tokyo’s greater metropolitan area has a population of over 35 million, making it one of the largest and most exciting megacities on the planet.

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Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is situated in the Kanto Region on the main island of Honshu. Tokyo’s greater metropolitan area has a population of over 35 million, making it one of the largest and most exciting megacities on the planet.

Rocked by earthquakes and scorched by war, this centuries old city has refused to kneel. Just like the sun, Tokyo has continued to rise, blending the old with the new, and the new tomorrow.

Tokyo is a spectacular matrix of villages, towns and cities, strung together by a subway and train system that never rests. Just like the Japanese pop culture monster Godzilla, Tokyo’s size and energy can intimidate first time visitors. Yet despite the neon, noise and sheer volume of people, Tokyo’s soul beats with a heart of zen. Tradition, ritual and respect are the hallmarks of Japanese society. This is a place that cherishes its children, reveres its elderly, and treats visitors like honored guests.

Tokyo is a city of multiple personalities; whenever you pop up from the subway, it can feel as though you’ve arrived in an entirely different city. Yet Tokyo is an incredibly well-ordered society,
everything has its place and purpose, and this is especially true, of its neighborhoods. Begin your Tokyo journey gently, in the ancient temple town of Asakusa. At the city’s oldest temple, Sensoji, pay your respects to kannon, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy.

The temple was built to house a golden statue of the goddess, pulled from the nearby river by two fishermen in the 7th century. Make an offering at the neighboring shrine, built to honor the brothers who found the statue, and you too might receive some heavenly good fortune. When you’re ready to brave the streets of Tokyo, head to Asakusa’s,

Thunder Gate and explore Nakamise Dori, a market street where worshippers have been buying religious charms and snacks for centuries. After the crowds, re-center yourself in Ueno park, before delving into the cultural treasures of the Tokyo National Museum. While conformity and tradition are two of the glues that bind Japanese society, Tokyo’s youth love to express themselves too. And nowhere is this more evident than the suburb of Harajuku, renowned throughout the world as a center of youth culture and fashion.

Harajuku is also home to one of Tokyo’s largest green spaces, Yoyogi Park. On Sunday’s, locals gather to relax, rehearse and just hang out, making it the happiest 134 acres in Tokyo.
Just to the north of Yoyogi Park, pass beneath a towering Torii gate and into a forest of 100 000 trees, originally sent here as saplings from all over Japan. and finally, pass through the main gates to Meiji Shrine. Here, millions come each year to pay their respects to Emperor Meiji,
the beloved 19th century ruler who helped Japan throw off its feudal cloak and grow into the dynamic country it is today.

Just south of Yoyogi Park is Shibuya, home to one of the busiest pedestrian crossings in the world. Every area of Tokyo dances to it’s own distinctive beat,…in Shubuya the beat, is shopping. In nearby Ginza, huge department stores like the historic Wako Store awaits. On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, the main street is closed to traffic giving Ginza a relaxed, and slightly surreal atmosphere.

Ginza has a grittier side too. Be sure to check out the tiny yakitori joints and beer halls tucked away beneath the railway arches around Yurakucho Station. For a change of pace, explore the downtown business district of Marunouchi, whose wide tree-lined avenues and boutique stores lend Tokyo a certain, New York touch. If you’re into anime, manga, or gaming, you’ll feel right at home in Akihabara Electric Town. As its name suggests, this area really lights up after dark. As the sky glows in blaze of neon, head to the restaurants and pubs in Shinjuku, one of the city’s main dining and entertainment areas.

Stay up late, and let the magical lights of Tokyo’s nights, melt into your memory,…forever. After exploring Tokyo’s neon forests, greet the new day at the Shinjuku Gyoen National Gardens. Tokyo’s youth may take center stage at Yoyogi Park, but at these quiet gardens, it is Mother Nature’s beauty that is honored. The Japanese have a saying, “dumplings are better than flowers”, so, no matter how much nature is revered, food comes first!

Tokyo is one of the culinary capitals of the world. The city’s restaurants have been awarded more Michelin stars than any other city, and when the food is this good, Tokyo residents don’t mind waiting! For the freshest sushi and sashimi, head to the Tsukiji Fish Markets, then after your meal, pick up some sushi knives to take home.

When it’s time to rise above Tokyo’s never-ending canyons of glass and steel, ride the elevator to the observatories of Tokyo Tower. For even higher views, head to Roppongi Hills. From the 52nd floor of the Mori Tower, Tokyo spreads out beneath you, all the way to Mt Fuji, Tokyo Bay and beyond. Set on the western banks of Tokyo Bay, the city of Yokohama is only a half hour train ride from central Tokyo.

This historic port became the first gateway to Japan when the country opened itself to
the West in 1854. Compared to hyperactive Tokyo, life moves a little slower here, making it the perfect place to catch your breath.

Today, Narita is the gateway to Japan. When most people think of Narita, they think of its international airport. However, this small city of winding streets, ancient temples and gardens is a fascinating window into old Japan. Follow the Omotesando to the Naritasan Temple, dedicated to the Buddhist god of fire.

And before you depart, be sure to leave a wish on the prayer wall. Because, whether you’re young at heart, or prefer things the old fashioned way, everything has its place in Tokyo, and there’s a place here waiting for you.

Tokyo the capital of Japan and the epitome of the word “megacity.” Our travel guide to Tokyo will help you plan an unforgettable stay in the city.

In this vast metropolis, ancient traditions blend with futuristic buildings, and your #Tokyo #sightseeing will showcase each and all. Visit the temples, splash out in the shopping districts and dine in style.

A #vacation in Tokyo means joining the 35 million people that live here, many of which you’ll meet as you #tour its many neighborhoods.

Explore Asakusa, a temple district nestled in leafy trees with skyscrapers towering in the background. There you’ll visit Nakamisi Dori, a street loaded with food vendors and religious charms. Get to know the Harajuku district, home to cutting-edge fashion, a thriving, youth-centered culture, and the famous Yoyogi Park. The park stands out in stern contrast to the rest of the neighborhood; this sprawling, 134-acre green space is where locals slow down after a frenzied week of work and play.

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50 Comments

  1. Meroos Lov
    January 11, 2019

    More beautiful than expected …love you Japan

    Reply
  2. Australia
    January 17, 2019

    It's like 20 yrs ahead da future❤️
    Love from the U.S.A.

    Reply
  3. super M
    January 21, 2019

    I wish I can go to Japan but I don't have money

    Reply
  4. i had been to tokyo at.3year age .i love tokyo very much .i love sushi. noodle and shopping.i favouit is skytree but this video no instrduct the skytree

    Reply
  5. Firman
    February 4, 2019

    I'm going to Japan next month! Ula laaaa….can't wait to be there 😀

    Reply
  6. LOZARK
    February 9, 2019

    pOKEMOn

    Reply
  7. Dino Lam
    February 11, 2019

    omgomggggg, I CAN GO TO JAPAN FOR LIMITLESS TIMES FOR ALL THESE BEAUTIES!

    Reply
  8. Tie an guy
    February 14, 2019

    Nice channel

    Reply
  9. The Hyperlapser
    February 15, 2019

    Where I can find the background music of this video?

    Reply
  10. Moski GOD
    February 20, 2019

    Man I seen this video for so long and I haven’t even comment

    Reply
  11. Dave jr.
    February 21, 2019

    Really loved Tokyo.. Best city in the world i would say..

    Reply
  12. john Shepard
    February 22, 2019

    Japon is the most civilization country in the heart and most advanced, greeting from Rome.

    Reply
  13. Steven Dudley
    February 24, 2019

    I'm an American, watching this video, thinking about how high tech the Opening ceremony of the Sunmer Olympics next year will be! Beijing was amazing but I bet that ceremony will be rivaled by what Tokyo has in store.

    Reply
  14. Oni Tank
    February 26, 2019

    東京は人多すぎんねん

    もうちょい減らした方がいいよ

    Reply
  15. 0:47 This is an object called MokumokuWakuwakuYokohamaYoyo in Minatomirai, Yokohama.
    To be exact, that's not Tokyo.

    Reply
  16. sachin Bhava
    March 7, 2019

    San alfanso denmar Chile

    Reply
  17. Dragon -AnimeStuff&more
    March 14, 2019

    I plan to become a successful musician, earn a good fare of money, and visit Japan eventually! Much love from Texas!

    Reply
  18. ぼっち系モナカン
    March 19, 2019

    はあ…今はなかなかにやばい国ですよ
    観光する分には最高の国だと思う

    Reply
  19. Basketball 05
    March 20, 2019

    I want to visit this place now so bad. I am going to get more information
    Super Video

    Reply
  20. Sig Chen
    March 22, 2019

    4:30 Walking in Shibuya is my weekly routine
    It’s still really hard to go across the scramble intersection lol

    Reply
  21. patrick davis
    March 28, 2019

    Please visit my beautiful country Portugal , people are very kind ,understanding the guest well and very clean country..

    Reply
  22. Jitu Manghnani
    April 2, 2019

    Witzerland

    Reply
  23. James T - Aussie 4 Life
    April 2, 2019

    Did you say the Kanto region? 😏

    Reply
  24. MikeG
    April 3, 2019

    Love Japan, try to go as much as I can which is not enough. 2 or 3 times a year is not enough, passing on Tokyo in 2020 due to the Olympics and likely go to Osaka/Kyoto area. Osaka is so vibrant, Kyoto is so tranquil and very different when you get away from the crowds. I do hate the heat in Kyoto during the summer though. All who want to go to Japan and never been, it's better than you think. If I were only younger I would make the move and the US would be but just a memory. However please remember, Japan is a country of rules (said and unsaid) and you should always follow them. Be respectful.

    Reply
  25. Vân Anh
    April 14, 2019

    I traveled to Japan one month ago including Shizuoka, Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo. Everything was amazing especially incredible subway, clean road, tasty food and beautiful Sakura as well. They’re so fantastic. When I watched this video, I found that many things which I didn’t explore in Tokyo. Hope I‘ll be there again in the future. Love Japan from Vietnam 🇻🇳

    Reply
  26. Maria Mendes
    April 16, 2019

    Gosto muito cada dia viajo para um País obrigada

    Reply
  27. Le Kang
    April 21, 2019

    Really want to visit sometime

    Reply
  28. Airports Hotels
    April 23, 2019

    Fun in Japan! 🙂 We love Tokyo.

    Reply
  29. Sirawith
    April 24, 2019

    This is only Japanese word I known : 先生

    Reply
  30. I had the opportunity to visit Tokyo in 2012. Such a great experience. I miss Tokyo so much

    Reply
  31. Nice

    Reply
  32. Ketan Yelnoorkar
    May 17, 2019

    Kindly make some videos on Indian Cities. There is lots to see and experience in India.

    Reply
  33. 虎男トラオ TORAO
    May 29, 2019

    Tokyo is wonderful city!
    shinjuku,ueno,nakano!

    Reply
  34. TheJokerit19
    May 30, 2019

    8:07 A very familiar scene.

    Reply
  35. 행복하세요.
    May 30, 2019

    Tokyo is a developed city.

    Reply
  36. Dominic Brunetti
    June 17, 2019

    A weird tip I learned when I spent some time in Japan a couple years ago: There are virtually no trash cans on the streets. You'll want to carry a small bag of some type to collect your trash as you go about your day.

    Reply
  37. Solomon Okoli
    June 27, 2019

    Its looks so different from animes. I must visit

    Reply
  38. Ellie zaman
    June 27, 2019

    Going there tomorrow. Yeet

    Reply
  39. kẻ lang thang
    June 30, 2019

    được

    Reply
  40. Bun Bun Nguyễn
    July 5, 2019

    i love tokyo. love from Vietnam

    Reply
  41. Nigel Marvin
    July 7, 2019

    Going to Tokyo and Seoul next year!

    Reply
  42. Sita Tiwari
    July 10, 2019

    beautiful city

    Reply
  43. xxxpensive
    July 21, 2019

    Tokyo is on another level

    Reply
  44. Tickets Daddy
    July 26, 2019

    I really enjoy watching Expedia videos with every Location worldwide

    Reply
  45. Enad Evanz
    July 27, 2019

    Tokyo is a very beautiful city, i think its the best in Asia. Its vibrant, dynamic, modern, sophisticated etc.. people are nice polite, have discipline and well mannered. Hope to visit there again

    Reply
  46. C6BD
    August 1, 2019

    Vingt-quatre jours. Merci Expedia!

    Reply
  47. APS studio
    August 8, 2019

    woow nice please i love

    Reply
  48. Steve Chung
    August 9, 2019

    Tokyo is next on my bucket list

    Reply
  49. Faris
    August 14, 2019

    hopefully my plan to go to japan next year goes smoothly, can't wait to experience japan

    Reply
  50. Jose Salas
    August 14, 2019

    I am planing to go to japan with a friend next year I never been so excited!!! I can’t wait till go to the land of the raising sun !!

    Reply

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