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Tokyo Area Guides

Everything you Need to Know about Tokyo Areas

The ten areas of Tokyo listed in this guide fall roughly into three regions; Northern Tokyo contains Ueno, a premier historical site, once the heart and soul of the Edo period. 

The history continues in central Tokyo, home to the Imperial Palace and Ginza district which was the focal-point of western influence after the 1872 fire. The fascinating electronics Mecca of Akihabara is also in central Tokyo. 

In western Tokyo you’ll find Japanese culture in all its myriad forms, from the haute couture of Harajuku, to the techno clubs of Roppongi, the upper echelon in Aoyama and Akasaka and the working masses streaming through Shibuya and Shinjuku stations.

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Tokyo Area Guides

Akasaka

Akasaka

The corridors of power course through Akasaka streets. Located adjacent to the Kasumigaseki political nerve centre of Read More...

Akihabara

Akihabara

In one of the world’s most technologically advanced cities Akihabara is the a technological mecca teeming with shops and Read More...

Aoyama

Aoyama

Popular with artists, writers and Tokyo’s creative types, Aoyama lies between Akasaka and Shibuya. Known for its iconic Read More...

Ginza

Ginza

Named after a silver coin mint established in 1612, Ginza has the reputation of being one of the world’s most Read More...

Harajuku

Harajuku

Between chic Aoyama and the lively Shibuya, Harajuku with its labyrinth of back streets is a kaleidoscope of youth Read More...

Odaiba

Odaiba

Odaiba, also known simply as Daiba, is an island situated in the mouth of Tokyo Bay. During the 1980s Odaiba was the Read More...

Roppongi

Roppongi

Since war times Roppongi has been the centre of international diversity in Tokyo. The heavy US military presence after Read More...

Shibuya

Shibuya

After the 1964 Olympics the Shibuya area really began to grow into the party town it is today. Popular with Tokyo’s Read More...

Shinjuku

Shinjuku

To stand in a thoroughfare of Shinjuku Station is a surreal experience. With over 2 million passengers passing through Read More...

Ueno

Ueno

Ueno is the historic and educational quarter of Tokyo with the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, The National Science Read More...

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