Tokyo Travel Guide

Located on the south-eastern side of Japan’s main island of Honshu, Tokyo is situated in the Kanto region. A vast region, Tokyo is not just a single city but rather a collection of cities that grow together. The districts within Tokyo vary greatly, from the modern ‘Electric City’ of Akihabara and the shrines and Imperial gardens of Chiyoda to the pulsating youth culture of Shibuya and the temple markets and charming pottery shops of Asakusa. The size and pace of Tokyo can seem intimidating, however it is also part of its charm. Rather than focussing on ticking off a list of tourist sights, the best way to experience Tokyo is to simply wander around and absorb the atmosphere, checking out little shops selling all kinds of weird and wonderful things and trying out restaurants where you don’t recognise anything on the menu but are assured of a fantastic meal regardless.


Flights & Stopovers

Flights to Tokyo are available direct from Australia taking approximately 9 hours travel time and arriving at the Tokyo Narita International Airport. Tokyo city is actually located 2 hours from the Tokyo Narita Airport however express airport trains offer a comfortable and easy ride that offers the opportunity to see some of Japan’s less urban landscapes. Tokyo is a popular city for stopovers, either as a way to break up travel time to other destinations or as an addition to Japan ski holidays. Although skiing in Japan is a popular holiday option in its own right, no visit to Japan is complete without seeing the exciting city of Tokyo.

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Accommodation

Tokyo offers a great range of accommodation options conveniently located close to the airport as well as in the heart of the neon metropolis of downtown Tokyo. Ranging from comfortable, compact and affordable options to more spacious and luxurious hotels, Tokyo accommodation features local hotel chains as well as a number of internationally recognised hotel chain brands. Tokyo Airport accommodation ranges from basic 3 star options to a more spacious and comfortable stay at the Hilton. In Tokyo Central, accommodation ranges from the luxurious Park Hyatt to the 4 star Mercure Tokyo Ginza and the highly rated serviced apartments of Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo. Browse and book Japan Accommodation


Packages

With so much to see, do and experience in Tokyo, you’ll want to make the most of your time here regardless of whether you’re spending a couple of days or a couple of weeks. Tokyo holiday packages are the ideal way to save time and money when booking your Japan holiday. Ensuring your trip includes all the highlights of Tokyo, these holiday packages combine everything from flights and accommodation to tours, travel insurance and much more. Offering significant savings, your trip to Tokyo can also be combined with a visit to the famous Japan ski fields. Why not combine a Japan ski trip with a stopover in Tokyo and experience the diversity of Japan. See our best Japan Holiday Packages


Attractions

A vibrant, bustling city, there are many attractions within Tokyo. An eclectic city where modern technology meets ancient history, Tokyo attractions range from the huge Tokyo Skytree observation tower to the almost 100 year old Meiji Shrine. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden offers some the most spectacular green space in the city while Sensoji Temple offers the unique blend of an impressive Buddhist temple and a charming stretch of densely packed shopping and dining options. The Tokyo Imperial Palace and Tokyo National Museum are also popular attractions along with lovely Yoyogi Park however perhaps two of the most famous Tokyo attractions are Tokyo Disneyland and the eclectic shopping and fashion district of Harijuku, famous for its cosplay teenage culture.