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Tokyo’s effortless blend of Japan’s ancient past and it’s desire to fast-forward into the future is what makes this vivid and eclectic city so remarkable.
There’s so many places to visit in Japan, but Tokyo’s iconic capital city offers so much to those who seek the perfect Japan holiday. Discover a city that’s home to more Michelin stars than any other but never boasts about it, a booming fashion capital, or simply be dazzled by the record number of people you can photograph passing through the bustling streets at Shibuya Crossing. If all of that isn’t enough, see it all in one go from the top of the Tokyo Skytree; the world’s tallest tower which stands at a colossal 634 metre height.
Old and new live side by side here. The city itself is home to 1000’s of breathtakingly beautiful Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, with many of them sitting quietly between Tokyo’s mammoth skyscrapers. Follow your sense of smell and you’ll soon find yourself wandering into a wooden ramen noodle bar that’s stood in the same spot for generations, and afterwards why not head over to one of the city’s many, beautiful parks and zen gardens.
With so many incredible destinations to choose from, it can be a bit difficult to fit in every city you'll want to visit into the perfect Japan holiday, but we'll ensure all your needs are met with our tailor-made luxury Japan tours and itineraries.
The best time to visit Japan is between March and May, as this is when the spring weather brings sunshine and warm temperatures as well as it being the right time to view the cherry blossoms. Outside of this, September through to November is also a great time to visit as the humid summer is easing off to leave behind much milder sunny days and beautiful autumn colours.
Couples who are looking into the best honeymoon destinations will love visiting Tokyo as part of a romantic Japan tour. This stunning city is home to some of the world’s best luxury hotels, ranging from sleek, minimalist hideaways at the top of Shinjuku’s soaring towers, through to tranquil, garden-facing ryokan-style suites that offer respite from the concrete jungle. There’s so many things to do in Tokyo and sights to see that you’ll never be bored in this incredible city, and we’ll be sure to offer you the best hotels in Tokyo to stay in, as you take it all in on the perfect honeymoon.
For many years Tokyo has seemed like an unreachable destination for many travellers, but with the 2020 Olympics being held in the city in just a few years, the world is finally realising how accessible this fascinating destination is. We’ll help you to find the best hotels in Tokyo that’ll put you in the heart of city’s dynamic landscape, and with plenty of things to do in Tokyo to keep you busy, you’ll wish you had more time to discover everything there is to see!
Travellers looking for a family-friendly destination that will interest and excite every member of the family will love Tokyo. Don’t be fooled by the huge population and sprawling buildings that make up this remarkable city. Japan’s unrivalled organisation, sleek technology, fluid transport system and reputation for safety makes exploring this vast urban playground a piece of cake for everyone who wants to discover it. Not to mention you’ve got Tokyo Disneyland just on the outskirts of the city!
One of the first images that comes to mind when someone thinks of Japan, is often the pastel pink hues of the cherry blossoms that drift dreamily across the country during the Spring months.
With a fleeting blooming period of just two weeks in March or April, catching a good view of the cherry blossoms (or ‘Sakura’ in Japanese) can be a bit a difficult to plan but certainly not impossible when you know where to go. Meguro River is cleverly lined with beautiful sakura trees that drift along the river waters when they’ve fallen, while Ueno Park and Yoyogi Park in Tokyo are both home to many sakura trees. Why not do as the Japanese do and bring some food and drink for a picnic under the blossoms; an experience known as ‘Hanami’.
This incredible and important shrine sits in one of Tokyo’s surprisingly quiet parks just a stones throw from the bustling shopping Mecca of Harajuku.
If you only have the chance to visit one shrine while you’re in Tokyo, make it Meiji-jingu. The walk up to the shrine itself takes you through a beautiful park that looks it’s best during Spring and Autumn, and ends at the foot of the shrine. The shrine itself is all constructed from wood and offers travellers the chance to leave a prayer tablet and pick up good luck tokens and fortunes for the year ahead.
If you’re visiting Japan after falling in love with Sofia Coppola’s movie ‘Lost in Translation’, then your Japan holiday will be incomplete without a cocktail or two at the world-famous New York Bar.
This incredible bar soars over the Tokyo skyline and offers live entertainment and a curated selection of high-end whiskeys and cocktails to enjoy. Relive Bill Murray’s character’s experience with a Suntori whiskey, or opt for the L.I.T cocktail which was crafted to commemorate the film. The bar is set within the top floor of the Park Hyatt Hotel, which is also home to other fantastic bars and restaurants.
Save this experience for your final night in Tokyo, and you’ll wish you had more time to spare in this incredible city.
The Tokyo Skytree is the 2nd tallest structure in the world (just behind Dubai’s Burj Khalifa), with an impressive height of 634 metres! You’ll feel like you’re on top of the world as you take in the incredible sights of Tokyo and beyond if you visit during the day, but we recommend visiting after sundown so you can take in the millions of dazzling lights from the city’s buildings and skyscrapers against the blue night sky; it’s truly remarkable to witness.
You may think you’ve had Japanese food already, but we can guarantee you that you’ll never look back after trying real, authentic Japanese cuisine.
What’s makes Japanese cooking so special is the celebration of seasonality and how dedicated chef’s are about learning how to master the art of their speciality, and with more Michelin stars than any other city in the world; Tokyo must be doing something right! Watch as skilled chefs who have honed their crafts for centuries serve you some of the finest sushi you'll ever taste, devour steaming bowls of ramen along the bench of a tiny noodle bar, and discover mouth-watering street food at festivals and in parks when the weather is just right.
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