Tokyo was merely a castle town known as Edo prior to the 16th century.
Since then, the city has evolved drastically and it became the capital and political center of Japan.
The busy metropolis mixes tradition with the ultramodern, visitors can explore historic temples, while gazing upon neon-lit skyscraper.
Tokyo has become Japan's ultimate hub for shopping, food, culture, entertainment and business.
Tokyo is home to a wide range of delicious local and regional Japanese cuisines. Over the years, the city's international communities have added a variety of different tastes to the capital's continuously evolving modern food scene. Today in Tokyo, good food can be found at each corner and at every price range.
Tokyo is famous for its wide range of attractions, activities and culture that the city has on offer. During your stay, make sure to include a visit to the Imperial Palace, explore the city's museums, temples, and beautiful parks. Tokyo also caters for lovers of music and theatre. It's convenient to get around the city thanks to its fast and reliable public transport system.
From cutting-edge electronics, to trendy fashion, branded goods and traditional crafts, Tokyo is the place where you can shop for anything you could ever wish to buy. Whether you go high-end shopping at the affluent shopping district of Ginza, explore the latest youth fashion trends at Shibuya, or go bargain-hunting at the stalls of the Ohi Racecourse flea market – you'll never run out of places to shop!
Japan's pop culture has shaped and influenced many people's identities around the world, be it through Godzilla, Hello Kitty, Pokémon or Super Mario. No place in Japan showcases the latest fashion trends, tech crazes and counter culture better than Tokyo's Harajuku, Shibuya and Akiba districts.