Tokyo

Tokyo

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Tokyo | Statistics









Region: Kanto
Capital: Tokyo
Population (approx.):
13.216 million (2012)
Area: 845 sq miles
Area Rank: 45

Tokyo | Destinations

Tokyo | Destinations

Tokyo Prefecture is located in the Kanto region and is the capital of Japan. It is the world’s most populous metropolitan area and hosts the highest number of Fortune Global 500 companies worldwide. Tokyo consists of 23 central city wards which are all self governing. Tokyo is a great mix of old and new, featuring many historical temples and beautiful gardens as well as monumental skyscrapers and entertainment for all ages. Imperial Palace Plaza is located in the center of Tokyo, immersed in natural beauty by the surrounding trees, flowers and moats. Constructed on what was once the location of Edo Castle, the building is home to the Emperor of Japan. The Tsukiji Fish Market, the world’s largest wholesale fish and seafood market, is also located in central Tokyo. The sight of the many kinds of fresh fish and other seafood and the busy atmosphere of scooters, trucks, sellers and buyers hurrying around, make Tsukiji Market a major tourist attraction. Tokyo SkyTree, a new television broadcasting tower, at a height of 634 meters, is the new landmark of Tokyo. It has exceeded the previous landmark, Tokyo Tower, but both are very popular landmarks of Japan. Tokyo SkyTree and Tokyo Tower provide amazing panoramic views of the city of Japan. Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Akihabara in Tokyo are also among the most popular districts in Japan for their innovative and distinctive atmosphere. Tokyo, as a city with both old and new, is sure to have something for everyone.

Central Tokyo

Central Tokyo
Hamarikyu Garden

Hamarikyu Garden

The only surviving seaside garden of Edo Period in Tokyo

Imperial Palace Plaza

Imperial Palace Plaza

Imperial Palace Plaza comprises the moats and spacious plaza

Akihabara

Akihabara

Center of Japan's otaku culture in downtown Tokyo

Tsukiji Fish Market

Tsukiji Fish Market

The Tokyo Central Wholesale Market; Live Tuna Auction

University of Tokyo

University of Tokyo

Japan's most prestigious university and ranks in the top schools in the world.

Ginza

Ginza

Lies in the heart of Tokyo and a high fashion district

Maid Cafe

Maid Cafe

The cafe with maids waitresses and treat the customers as their masters

Kappabashi Street

Kappabashi Street

Known as the Kitchen Town, ideal for restaurants and cooking.

Western Tokyo

Western Tokyo
Shinjuku Gyoen Garden

Shinjuku Gyoen Garden

One of Tokyo's largest and most popular parks in Shinjuku

Harajuku

Harajuku

The center of Japan's most extreme teenage cultures and fashion styles

Meiji Shrine

Meiji Shrine

A Shinto shrine which was dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his wife in 1920

Shibuya Scrumble Crossing

Shibuya Scrumble Crossing

Tokyo's busiest district and Center of Youth Fashion and Culture

Shinjuku

Shinjuku

One of the 23 city wards of Tokyo and the world's busiest railway station

Harajuku Kiddy Land

Harajuku Kiddy Land

Largest retail store selling toys, novelty goods and stationeries

Nakano Broadway

Nakano Broadway

The sacred place of Otaku culture - Anime, Manga, Game, Costume Shops

Shibuya Hachiko

Shibuya Hachiko

Hachiko - Akita Dog Statue as a Meet up Spot

Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku

Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku

Enjoy Rainbow Pasta and the unique designs of the Monster Cafe

Samurai Museum

Samurai Museum

The Samurai Museum is the ideal destination for the samurai aficionado.

Northern Tokyo

Northern Tokyo
Edo Tokyo Museum

Edo Tokyo Museum

Museum shows how the 15th century village of Edo grew to be Tokyo

Asakusa

Asakusa

Tokyo's Oldest and Most Visited Temple Asakusa Sensoji and Nakamise-dori

Sensoji Temple

Sensoji Temple

One of Tokyo's few districts which have preserved a certain atmosphere of the old Tokyo

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree

The Tallest Television Broadcastine Tower in The World

Ueno Zoo

Ueno Zoo

Japan's Oldest Zoo which houses more than 2500 animals

Sumida Aquarium

Sumida Aquarium

Modern Design Aquarium in The Tokyo SkyTree Town

Tokyo Dome

Tokyo Dome

Japan's Largest Baseball Stadium holds concerts, festivals and exhibitions

Rickshaw (Jin-riki-sha)

Rickshaw (Jin-riki-sha)

Human-Powered Taxis take you to your destination in Asakusa

Sumida River Cruise

Sumida River Cruise

View Modern skyline of Tokyo and Old Edo

Animate

Animate

One of the Largest Most Popular Anime Chain Stores in Japan

J-World

J-World

Theme Park for Naruto, One Piece and Dragon Ball

Sumo Museum

Sumo Museum

Preserve a wide range of sumo materials - Banzuke, Aprons

Southern Tokyo

Southern Tokyo
Roppongi

Roppongi

Well known as the city's most popular nightlife district among foreigners

Odaiba

Odaiba

Popular shopping and entertainment district in Tokyo Bay

Mori Art Museum

Mori Art Museum

Contemporary Art Museum in Roppongi Hills of Tokyo

KidZania Tokyo

KidZania Tokyo

Educational Amusement Park replicating a real city

EPSON Shinagawa Aqua Stadium

EPSON Shinagawa Aqua Stadium

Meet Penguins, Sharks and Sea lions

Happo-en Garden

Happo-en Garden

Exquisite Garden Hidden in the Busy City of Tokyo

Pokemon Center

Pokemon Center

Pokemon Fans reminisce their childhood with Pikachu

Gundam Front

Gundam Front

Life-size Gundam Model Standing 59 ft Tall

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower

Japan's Prominent Landmark; Enjoy a Panoramic View of Tokyo

Mario Kart Experience

Mario Kart Experience

Race around town in true Mario Kart style!

Outlying Areas of Tokyo

Outlying Areas of Tokyo
Tripadvisor Ranking 4
Tokyo Disney Sea

Tokyo Disney Sea

Sea Themed Amusement Park located next to Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland

Happiest Place on Earth modeled after Disneyland and Magic Kingdom

Mt. Takao

Mt. Takao

Sacred Mountain to meet the

Ghibli Museum

Ghibli Museum

Museum Designed by Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki in Tokyo

Sanrio Puroland

Sanrio Puroland

Theme Park Dedicated to Hello Kitty and Her Sanrio Friends

Ogasawara Islands

Ogasawara Islands

Collection of Islands with Large Ecosystem and Unique Wildlife

Haneda Int'l Airport (HND)

Haneda Int'l Airport (HND)

Handles 65 million passengers a year and very convenient location to any other places in Tokyo

Tokyo | Local Food and Produce

Tokyo | Local Food and Produce

Attracting locals from all prefectures, Tokyo offers a great variety of food. For this reason, it is quite difficult to identify food and cuisine that originates in Tokyo.

One of Japan's signature dishes, sushi, originated in Tokyo. Sushi was and is sometimes referred to as "Edomae-zushi". "Edo-mae" means Tokyo Bay, and therefore Edomae-zushi refers to sushi made from fish caught in Tokyo Bay. Edomae-zushi is also unique from other sushi in that the fish are flavored and seasoned rather than just cut and served. For example, the maguro would be brushed with soy sauce before serving, allowing the consumer to enjoy the sushi as it is served, without dipping into soy sauce themselves.

One of the most known Tokyo-originated dish is "monja yaki". Monja yaki is similar to an okonomiyaki, but contains for liquid and runny unlike the solid okonomiyaki. The batter mixture is cooked on a hot plate and eaten directly off the pan with a small spatula. Restaurants serving monja yaki also often serve okonomiyaki and even yakisoba.

Although there are not too many dishes that seem to have originated from Tokyo, Tokyo is known as one of the best dining cities in the world. Various kinds of dishes from not only all over Japan but all over the world are available in Tokyo.

Jiro Sushi

Jiro Sushi

Master Sushi Chef of Jiro Dream of Sushi

Tokyo Banana

Tokyo Banana

Popular Japanese Sweet and Souvenir of Tokyo

Robot Restaurant

Robot Restaurant

Robots battle while lasers, flashing lights and trance music encompass the room

Zauo

Zauo

Catch your own fish and request how you would like your fish prepared

Vampire Cafe

Vampire Cafe

Vampire themed restaurant in Tokyo

One Piece Restaurant

One Piece Restaurant

Baratie is an entertainment restaurant that reproduces the world of One Piece

Tokyo | Arts and Crafts

Tokyo | Arts and Crafts

"Tokyo-some-komon" is a traditional form of dyeing that developed in Tokyo during the 17th century. The Tokyo-some-komon method creates fine print dye effects and has a subtle beauty. Designs and patterns of Tokyo-some-komon can vary from geometric designs to plum blossoms and sharkskin pattern. The process involves brush dyeing and thrashing, or hitting the garment repeatedly. Although kimonos of Tokyo-some-komon were worn by everyone, today, Tokyo-some-komon is used to create beautiful kimono exclusively for women. Tokyo Somemonogatari Museum offers workshops where you can try your hand at Tokyo-some-komon and dye your very own fabric.

Sashiko Museum

Sashiko Museum

Japanese traditional form of decorative little stabs.

Nippori Textile Town

Nippori Textile Town

Great Place for Fabric Shopping at Discounted Prices

Shibuya Tokyu Hands

Shibuya Tokyu Hands

Unique department store started as a Do It Yourself Store

Tokyo | Festivals and Events

Tokyo | Festivals and Events

Sanja Matsuri, held in Asakusa every May, is one of the three largest festivals in Tokyo. The three day event attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators who gather to watch several dozens of extravagant mikoshi get carried by men. Women and children can also participate in Sanja Matsuri, carrying mikoshi that is exclusively carried by women or children. The highlight of Sanja Matsuri is when the mikoshi are jolted, which is believed to strengthen the power of the deities. The whole town becomes a dancing parade as several large shrines are carried throughout town from morning until night as performers dance and parade to the sound of the beating drums and flute tunes.

AnimeJapan

AnimeJapan

The Largest Anime Festival in the World

Quilt Festival

Quilt Festival

The Largest Quilt Show in the World

Sumida River Fireworks Festival

Sumida River Fireworks Festival

One of Japan's Largest Fireworks Festivals with 9,500 fireworks

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