Visitors can enjoy everything from ancient imperial Japan to the remarkable modern bustle of this sprawling city, part of the world’s largest megalopolis.
Insider’s tip: Foodies will delight in a visit to the Tsukiji Market, the world’s largest fish market. It’s only for early risers though, opening at 3 a.m., with most activity slowing by 8 a.m. and many shops wrapping up by 11 a.m.
Fun things to do:
- Inside the Imperial Palace grounds are the residence of the Emperor, facilities where various functions are held, and the East Imperial Garden, which is a beautiful garden open to the public.
- The Tokyo Central Railway Station is a magnificent red-brick building dating from 1914. The building was inspired by the Amsterdam Central Station. There are lots of shops, restaurants and cafés.
Meiji Shrine is a 175-acre forest that is dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his wife. Visitors enjoy it as a spiritual home and as a recreation/relaxation area in the center of Tokyo.
Our favorite restaurant: The Michelin-starred RyuGin serves exquisite Japanese cuisine in the Roppongi neighborhood. Make reservations well in advance.
Level 9, Kamiyacho Prime Place
4-1-17, Toranomon, Minato-ku
Tokyo 105-0001 Japan
- Phone: +81 (3) 5408 1230
- Fax: +81 (3) 5408 1231