Friday, 16 June 2017
We are huge fans of Japan here at Escape Worldwide and one of Darren’s favourite areas is Tokyo.
Japan’s hectic, frenetic capital, Tokyo, is one of the world’s greatest cities, and is packed with things to see and do. Its modern side of numerous neon billboards and crazy thronging crossroads is tempered by amazing traditional temples and beautiful cherry blossoms in the parks, but it’s an easy place to get to know - go shopping in one of the quirky quarters, eat sushi in the place to be seen or take in the crazy nightlife in Shinjuku.
What to do in Tokyo
Tokyo is a vast city so much sure to allow plenty of time to take things in - although the comprehensive modern subway and overland train networks make getting around straightforward. Tokyo Sky Tree is the world’s second tallest structure and gives incredible views across the city, laying out the various districts that make Tokyo tick beneath you. Make sure to arrive early though it does get very busy.Head to Akihabara for geek subculture, Harajuku for fashionistas, Ginza for snob value and Shibuya for the world’s maddest pedestrian crossing, simply crazy but great fun. There’s a myriad of temples, museums, parks and markets also on offer - Tokyo really is packed with interest and excitement.
Tokyo is also home to some amazing bars and restaurants, with a myriad of world class restaurants to fun and funky eateries. Make sure to check out a karaoke bar, the Japanese sure know how to have fun.
Where to stay in Tokyo
Tokyo has a huge range of hotel options across the city, ranging from budget to the utmost luxury, and with a superb public transport network getting around is fairly easy - meaning that your hotel location isn’t too important for sightseeing. Areas such as Marunouchi and Ginza tend to have upmarket hotel options with the city centre being quiet at night, while the likes of Roppongi, Shibuya and Shinjuku offer options in more budgets and are ideal for restaurants, shopping and lively nightlife.
Holiday ideas to Tokyo
You’ll need at least three or four days to make a dent in to Tokyo, so allow yourself enough time to see the main sites - don’t underestimate quite how large this city is! Great flight connections from the UK and to other parts of Asia make Tokyo a key point in any itinerary, although as it;s such a hectic place we tend to recommend starting your trip in somewhere a little smaller, such as Kyoto.
We can offer a fantastic range of holiday ideas to Japan that include this amazing city so why not make Tokyo your next amazing experience. Check out some great holiday ideas: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/far_east/japan_holidays.html
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