Tokyo

Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the busiest cities in the world, its streets seem filled every minute of the day or night. No visit to Japan should go without a visit to Tokyo. Tokyo has everything to offer the tourist from quirky suburbs selling nothing but the latest gadgets to historic temples full of culture.

Akihabara

Akihabara

Akihabara Electric Town is a Tokyo suburb with is streets lined with shops that are dedicated to all the latest modern gadgets, music, anime and…


Asakusa

Asakusa

Asakusa is a historic temple town which dates back over 1000 years, today it is one of Japan’s few traditional quarters and is a hugely…


Ginza

Ginza

Ginza is everything elegant and stylish; it’s the place for sophisticated Tokyoites. This retro modern precinct is home to the world’s leading brands. Cartier, Sony,…


Ikebukuro

Ikebukuro

Ikebukuro is home to many of Japan’s large department stores and is also home to a large shopping centre known as Sunshine City that houses…


Marunouchi

Marunouchi

Marunouchi is the main commercial district boarded by the Tokyo station, Imperial Palace and the Tokyo International Forum to the south in Yurakucho. The Marunouchi…


Odaiba

Odaiba

Odaiba is a large man made island in Tokyo Bay; originally constructed during the Edo period as a fortress, the once derelict site has been…


Roppongi Hills

Roppongi

Roppongi is best known for its night-life and as a hangout for western tourists and expatriates as most of its restaurants and nightclubs cater for…


Shibuya

Shibuya

Once the location of the Tokyo Olympics, Shibuya is a commercial and entertainment district in Tokyo and as such it is popular amongst the Japanese…


Shinjuku skyline

Shinjuku

Shinjuku is a large business, entertainment and shopping district and is home to most of Tokyo’s Skyscrapers, with so many people working or visiting the…


Shiodome

Shiodome

Shiodome is a new suburb right in the centre of Tokyo bordering the Ginza district. Once the site of a rail yard this area has…


Ueno Park

Ueno

Ueno is Tokyo’s cultural capital, it is home to the National Museum of Western Art, the National Science Museum, the Tokyo National Museum, the National…


Disney Resort

Disney Resort

The Tokyo Disney Resort comprises of two theme parks Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea as well as 7 large hotels. Disneyland is styled after Disney’s…


Getting Around Tokyo

Tokyo City

Tokyo Map

Below is a map of Tokyo with all the popular tourist suburbs pinpointed along with Narita and Haneda Airport.


Haneda Airport

Haneda Airport

Haneda is officially known as Tokyo International Airport (due to it being Tokyo’s first airport), but today it handles mostly domestic flights with only a…


Narita Express

Narita Express

The Narita Express is an express train connecting several major JR stations in central Tokyo to Narita Airport in just under an hour.


Keisei ticket counter

Keisei Electric Railway

The Keisei Electric Railway is a private railway best known for their Keisei Main Line and Narita Sky Access line that goes from Ueno through…


Narita Airport

Tokyo Narita Airport

Tokyo has two major airports, Haneda, which handles mainly domestic traffic and Narita, which is the major international airport. Rather confusingly, Haneda is often called…


Tokyo trains

Getting Around Tokyo

Public transport is the best way to get around Tokyo, as the city has one of the world’s largest rail networks. The city’s rail networks…


Keihin-Tōhoku Line Train

Keihin Tohoku Line

The Keihin Tohoku line runs parallel to the Yamanote Line around central Tokyo, but continues on to Yokohama and beyond in the south, and Saitama…


Yamanote Line Train

Yamanote Line

For the tourist to Tokyo, the JR Yamanote Rail line is probably the most useful of Tokyo’s rail network. The line goes in a circle…


Chuo Sobu Line Train

Chuo Line

The Chuo Main Line is operated by JR and crosses across Tokyo’s centre. There are two types of train which operate on this line, the…


Ginza Line Train

Ginza Line

The Ginza Line was the first underground railway system in Asia. It was developed after a businessman called Noritsugu Hayakawa visited London and thought it…