Tokyo

Tokyo, one of the most densely packed cities on the planet, is an intimidating sight the first time set eyes on it. The huge metropolis is made up of a patchwork of distinct neighbourhoods each with their own unique identity and atmosphere.

We hope our guide gives you a little glimpse into one of the most fascinating cities in the world and offers some help while you plan your own journey to TOKYO!

CHIYODA

Japan's political heart home to Prime Minister’s official residence, Japanese Parliament, Supreme Court and the embassies of 15 different nations.

However, if you step beyond the bureaucratic shadows Chiyoda welcomes those seeking a destination for paper, old books and vintage magazines and a real feeling of what many say is old Tokyo.

GINZA

Ginza is shopping. As far as the eye can see this district is a shrine to luxury and commerce. Don't let the crowds deter you as for the brave there are rewards to found.

NIHONBASHI HAMACHO

This part of the city is a hidden delight that is evolving quickly. Nihonbashi Hamacho combines the elegance of Edo with a friendly downtown atmosphere. Wander around the neighbourhood and discover interesting independent stores and coffee shops.

EBISU

Ebisu known more as the stomping ground for foreign expats, this area of Tokyo stands out for its cosiness and calm vibes.  

TAITO CITY

Located in the old downtown of the city, Taito city is a mix of wholesale businesses, Japanese antique shops and small factories.

SHIBUYA

One of the most recognisable districts in Tokyo. Famed for its iconic scramble crossing (Yes, I don't care what you may think about being cliche, just indulge and get your photo. The best spot is from the windows of the train station). This area is huge and every single street is full of interesting shops. Our recommendation, give yourself a minimum two full days to explore it. We guarantee you won't even scratch the surface.

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