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Holidays to Tokyo

Book any of our Tokyo holidays and jet off to visit the modern city of Tokyo, the capital of Japan, could also be described as too good to be true. People dress in the latest fashions and experiment with the latest technologies, excellent restaurants serve up delicious food of all varieties, and the trendiest nightclubs keep things hopping. The public transport system is punctual and one of the most efficient in the world; and shops and vending machines provide necessities and luxuries with both day and night. All this is achieved in a city that is home to more than 13 million people, amid the confusion of bumper-to-bumper traffic, flickering neon signs and a crush of humanity packing subways and sidewalks.

Tokyo has refined shopping into an urban art form and essential cultural experience. The result is quite possibly the most futuristic shopping environment in the world, in which you can purchase everything from underwear to watermelons from vending machines while never interacting with a human. Tokyo is also at the cutting edge of fashion and design, as a wide-eyed stroll through the Ginza and Shibuya districts will confirm. Tokyo is also famous for its electronics stores, the biggest concentration of which can be found in Akihabara, Tokyo's 'Electric Town'. Despite the wide range you will struggle to find genuine bargains and don't expect to negotiate too much on price. Nevertheless, Akihabara is a colourful and exciting shopping district and the manga and anime
stores will delight many.

Sightseeing in Tokyo can bring about sensory overload if you're not careful. Animated billboards, the buzz of a densely packed and highly energetic population, and glittering, gleaming architecture all compete for your attention. One thing is certain though, you'll never be bored.

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Selection of Hotels in Toyko

Top 5 Things to do in Tokyo

Tokyo Disneyland - A 115-acre theme park at the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan.
Sensō-ji - Completed in 645, this temple, Tokyo's oldest, was built to honor Kannon, the goddess of mercy.
Tokyo Skytree - World's tallest freestanding broadcasting tower with an observation deck boasting 360-degree views.
Tokyo Tower is a communications and observation tower in the Shiba-koen district of Minato, Tokyo
Meiji Shrine - Located in Shibuya, Tokyo, is the Shinto shrine that is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken.

When to Visit

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  • Currency Yen
  • Flying time from the UK London to Tokyo takes anywhere between 11 hours to 16 hours.
  • Primary Language Japanese
  • Passport & Visas If you have a ‘British Citizen’ or ‘British National (Overseas)’ passport, you can enter Japan as a visitor for up to 90 days without a visa.
Glorious temples, numerous bustling shopping malls, neon-lit otaku paradises and maid cafes. Yes, Tokyo really does have something for everyone to enjoy.
Alistair - Longhaul Specialist