Tokyo is the perfect amalgamation of the old and the new with its ancient culture and futuristic technology. It is a major financial and commercial hub, but at the same time, it is one of the most exciting travel destinations in the world. The city is divided into 23 special wards, and each is further divided into districts. But no matter where you stay, you will be connected to other districts via the city’s efficient subway system. Just try to avoid it during rush hour. The serene East Gardens of the Imperial Palace in Chiyoda Ward is a top draw in Tokyo. When it comes to shopping, visitors can choose between the Ginza district for high-end goods or Harajuku for a complete Japanese pop-culture experience. Roppongi, Shibuya, and Shinjuku are places to be as Tokyo lights up for the night. When you want a breather from the frantic pace of the city, Sensō-ji Temple and the equally famous Asakusa Shrine help bring a sense of peace. Tokyo is full of extraordinary experiences such as onsens, real-life Mario Kart racing, theme cafes, and a chance to undergo Ninja training. When in Tokyo, you can skip hotels and choose to stay in traditional stays like Ryokan or a Machiya, or even a capsule hotel for an authentic Japanese experience. These accommodations come in a variety of budgets and with many amenities, so travelers can easily find one they want, especially by checking out our lists.
Before heading back home, you must experience the unusually interesting vending machines, invest in some high-quality Japanese denim, purchase a top-shelf bottle of sake, and eat your body weight in ramen. Intrigued? Tokyo is waiting!