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  • Tokyo

    Everything you Need to Know about Tokyo

    The ten areas of Tokyo listed in this guide fall roughly into three regions; Northern Tokyocontains 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.

  • Akasaka

    Akasaka

    The corridors of power course through Akasaka streets. Located adjacent to the Kasumigaseki political nerve centre of Japan, Akasaka is home to the Prime Minister’s Read More...

  • Akihabara

    Akihabara

    In one of the world’s most technologically advanced cities Akihabara is the a technological mecca teeming with shops and sound rooms selling all the latest electronic Read More...

  • Aoyama

    Aoyama

    Popular with artists, writers and Tokyo’s creative types, Aoyama lies between Akasaka and Shibuya. Known for its iconic architecture in the form of chic boutiques, large 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 extravagant and luxurious shopping districts. Stories of Read More...

  • Harajuku

    Harajuku

    Between chic Aoyama and the lively Shibuya, Harajuku with its labyrinth of back streets is a kaleidoscope of youth culture. Take a stroll down Takeshita Street and witness 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 scene of a massive redevelopment project that turned the Read More...

  • Roppongi

    Roppongi

    Since war times Roppongi has been the centre of international diversity in Tokyo. The heavy US military presence after the war prompted the first western oriented shops and 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 young and trendy set, Shibuya is the place to see Read More...

  • Shinjuku

    Shinjuku

    To stand in a thoroughfare of Shinjuku Station is a surreal experience. With over 2 million passengers passing through the station every day, it is a constant sea of people Read More...

  • Ueno

    Ueno

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

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