Tokyo

Travel Guide
Shibuya showing street scenes, signage and modern architecture

Experience the energy of one of the world’s largest cities, home to electronics shops and towering skyscrapers, ancient art and pretty cherry blossoms.

With more than 30 million residents, Tokyo’s metropolitan region is the largest population center in the world. This position is especially impressive given that half of Tokyo was destroyed during World War II air raids. The city that was rebuilt after 1945 presents a fascinating blend of ancient tradition and modern leadership.

Go to the top of a skyscraper for impressive views of this seemingly endless city. From the Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower, Mori Tower and Tokyo Skytree, you’ll see iconic landmarks in Japan’s modern skyline and even beyond to Mount Fuji. Back on street level, experience the atmosphere of the city’s liveliest district, Shinjuku, home to many of Tokyo’s tallest buildings and the city’s busiest rail station.

Although a modern city, Tokyo maintains its links to the past. See art and artifacts from ancient Japan and other Asian countries in the Tokyo National Museum. Its collection includes items up to 12,000 years old. The Tokyo Imperial Palace sits on the site that has been home to shoguns and emperors for centuries.

Learn about traditional Buddhist spirituality dating back to 645 at the Sensoji Temple. The Yasukuni Shrine and Yushukan Museum showcase Shinto efforts to commemorate the services of the more than 2 million citizens who died in service to their country over the last century and a half.

Tokyo is constantly rebuilding and reinventing itself. The Roppongi Hills multi-use complex was created in 2003 in the heart of the city and provides some of the trendiest scenes for nighttime entertainment. It’s especially popular with expats.

Although Tokyo is densely populated, it has plenty of green space throughout its 23 wards. Late March and early April feature the famous Japanese cherry blossoms. One of the most popular places to enjoy the flora with a picnic lunch is Shinjuku Gyoen. Parks in every district are carefully designed with detailed landscape architecture to provide oases for Japan’s citizens and visitors to relax and refresh.

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Where to stay in Tokyo

Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro
Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro
4 out of 5
The price is HK$303 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Located in Toshima, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Nekobukuro, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Omoide Yokocho and Isetan Department Store Shinjuku. Yanaka Cemetery ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,310 reviews)
"Amazing service! thank you!"

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2021

Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro
The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
4 out of 5
The price is HK$379 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Located in Shiodome, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ginza Wako Building, Kabuki-za Theatre and Zojoji Temple. Tokyo Tower and Hibiya Park are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,295 reviews)
"Highly recommend this property! Can’t beat the location and proximity to transportation, restaurants and attractions. The staff was beyond incredible and the views"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2021

The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
Shinagawa Prince Hotel
Shinagawa Prince Hotel
3.5 out of 5
4-10-30 Takanawa Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is HK$596 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
This family-friendly Tokyo hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Tokyo Bay and Keio University. Mori Art Museum is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) away. Shinagawa ...
4/5Very Good! (2,448 reviews)
"Location was great. But this hotel is getting old. I can see wear and tear."

Reviewed on 5 Jul 2021

Shinagawa Prince Hotel
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Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
3.5 out of 5
1-28-13 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is HK$395 per night from 25 Sep to 25 Sep
Located in Shinjuku, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Isetan Department Store Shinjuku and Omoide Yokocho. Tokyo Anime Center and Tokyo Tower are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,118 reviews)
"It was nice"

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2021

Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
Oakwood Premier Tokyo
Oakwood Premier Tokyo
4.5 out of 5
The price is HK$1,853 per night from 6 Oct to 6 Oct
Located in Chiyoda, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bridgestone Museum of Art, Mitsui Memorial Museum and Kite Museum. Nihonbashi Mitsui ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (920 reviews)
"It was a nice upgrade of room"

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2021

Oakwood Premier Tokyo
Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo
Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo
4.5 out of 5
The price is HK$1,638 per night from 27 Sep to 27 Sep
Located in Otemachi, this luxury aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Japan Meteorological Agency, Akihabara Electric Town and Imperial Garden Theatre. Hibiya ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (401 reviews)
Spacious and Quiet in Tokyo
"Beautiful decor and a very very spacious room (most room I've had in Japan!). The room offered beautiful views of Tokyo, was immaculately clean, and the reception and check-in and check-out was very efficient. The neighborhood around the hotel is very quiet and clean, and offered a more relaxed pace ..."

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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