High rise, fast-paced and neon-lit, Tokyo is as futuristic as it is historical
Tokyo is located on Tokyo Bay in the Kanto region of Honshu, Japan’s largest island. Choose flights into Haneda or Narita international airports and pick an area of interest to base yourself. Your Snowscene consultant can assist with accommodation recommendations to suit, whether its a modern hotel with fabulous city views; an apartment hotel with kitchen & laundry, or a traditional ryokan in the luxury category. Here are some suggested areas to consider while immersing yourself in a Tokyo city stay.
Akihabara & Ikebukuro: Tokyo’s Anime & Gadget areas
Asakusa: The heart of Tokyo’s downtown, with ancient temples and traditional stores
Harajuku, Shibuya, Ginza: All the chic and trendy zones known for fashion
Roppongi: By night its buzzing with late-night bars and clubs. By day, visit the vast Roppongi Hills skyscraper complex, the Mori Art Museum, and the nearby National Art Center.
Shimokitazawa: Considered the ‘alternative’ Tokyo… picture narrow, mural-painted lanes lined with stylish stores for vintage clothes and vinyl, while craft cafes and brewpubs host art shows and live bands.
Shinjuku: the thriving business district; a mix of gleaming skyscrapers, atmospheric back streets with tiny bars; and the tranquility of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.
Tokyo is a foodie paradise with more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other city in the world, along with hundreds of cheap and delicious ramen shops. The kids may love to dine in a Robot Restaurant or stay in a Pokémon styled hotel room. Just ask your Snowscene Travel Specialist for assistance.