Welcome to Tokyo
Tokyo, the ideal place to find community and tradition within a modern, vibrant city.
Thirty-eight million people energize Tokyo’s 23 wards, each with its own delights. From high fashion to temples, highrises to neighborhood fish markets, robot sushi bars to alleyway izakaya (those hidden local pubs), you’ll find yourself enchanted by the possibilities of this city, its people, and their history.
To get a sense of this neon-lit metropolis, start at the top of Tokyo Tower, built to resemble the Eiffel Tower. From this vantage point, spot peaceful Buddhist temples and green spaces among the towering architecture of the city. The tower also offers a superb view of serene snow-capped Mt. Fuji in the distance, a great day-trip option from Tokyo.
Use the ultra efficient Tokyo subway system to be whisked from ward to ward. Popping up at your destination, you can experience sumo wrestling in Ryōgoku District, see the royal residence in the Imperial Palace District, or shop wild fashions in Harajuku District. Clean and always on time, this is your go-to transportation option.
Once in a neighborhood, make time to walk. Tokyo is one of the safest cities in the world. Walking, you’ll round corners to discover traditional Shinto Shrines, beautiful Japanese gardens, local shops, smiles and generosity.
Visit the first two weeks in April for the cherry blossom festival, or Hanami, when even the busiest residents pause to celebrate the return of spring as the national flower blooms in delicate pinks and whites.
Tokyo is a delightful cocktail that mixes thousands of years of history with 21st century style. Brush up on your sushi etiquette, learn a few helpful Japanese phrases, and book your Tokyo photographer now!