Tokyo Travel Guide
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- 95%Local Culture
- 92%Luxury Travelers
- 92%Art & Design Lovers
- 79%Nightlife Lovers
- 76%Business Travelers
- 67%Adventure Travelers
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- TokyoMember ofFoodiesVegetarianAdventure Travelers+ 2Jul 07, 2014
For years my number one destination. I go at least three times a year sometimes up to two months. I lived here in 09. As Anthony Bourdain says, it will blow your mind. Tokyo makes New York look like Duluth, Minnesota. The eating out, drinking - there are so many hidden bars and restaurants, you cannot imagine. I love the fashion there and often what you happening their all the big euro designers copy and then you see it in New York one, two years later. The skyline at night in particular with the red flashing lights is incredible, It's simply fascinating as hell and with the level of perfect customer service, safety, it's hard to beat.
- TokyoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jul 20, 2014
Tokyo is a huge, modern, busy, fast-paced, but also a very orderly and clean city. You can walk the busy streets and quiet parks, see some very interesting modern architecture and very important historical sites, view the city from one of the observation towers, take a boat ride with great city views, visit popular shopping streets, gawk at some amazing electronics stores, try some unusual street food, have a nice dinner in one of the numerous restaurants, and walk back to your hotel or the station under the brightest neon lights one can imagine.Recommended for:
- TokyoMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersFoodiesHistory BuffsJun 06, 2014
Shibuya's busy intersection is another good place to people watch. This place is known for the "shibuya girl" blonde hair, fake tan, at least four inch heeled killer boots.Recommended for:
- TokyoMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure TravelersMay 24, 2014
With some 35 million people (not a typo!), the massive urban agglomeration of Tokyo is the world's single largest city. Hypermodern, sleek, sophisticated, and polished, it's the pre-eminent symbol of modern Japan, but the beauty of the city lies in its ability to blend the ultra-new and the traditional, with gorgeous wooden temples and shrines mixed right into the urban sprawl. It's also one of the very best places in the world to eat: amazing sashimi and juicy yakitori skewers with salarymen swilling Asahi draft. It's also a giant vacuum, capable of sucking money from your pockets with startling speed: be advised.Recommended for:
- TokyoMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 7Feb 12, 2014
Lived here for total of half a year. Must enjoy ridiculous Japanese culture or at least be intrigued by things that aren't Western.
Overpriced but no other place on earth like it. Shallow people, but that may just have been as I wasn't fluent and cliques naturally form around different language levels.
Travel wise: YES! Bring: dictionary / imagination for charades.Recommended for:
- TokyoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6Feb 04, 2014
An amazing city to see! Growing up outside of New York City Tokyo is the only place in the world I've ever been with a similar feel to NYC. There are so many unique things this city has to offer I can't even begin to list them all here.Recommended for:
- TokyoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 7Jul 01, 2014
My favorite urban area to explore. There is nothing else like it. Can easily combine train, subway and walking for a dynamic adventure through modern and traditional Tokyo.Recommended for:
- TokyoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jul 01, 2014
One of Tokyo's more vibrant and distinguished areas. A must-see just for Shibuya crossing. There are incredible restaurants here but you'll need to do a little research as most of what is accessible at street level is low quality.Recommended for:
- TokyoMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudentsAdventure TravelersJul 07, 2014
Forget about the brand-name fashion palaces of Ginza, Tokyo's best-known shopping district. Shibuya is where it's at if you want to snap up contemporary Japanese styles without spending your entire bankroll. Just watch out crossing that famous street -- Shibuya Crossing -- which is like a sea of humanity in the storm of a century. (If you're looking for cutting-edge J-Pop fashion, head to Harajuku instead, nearby arty Omotesando.)Recommended for:
- TokyoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Jul 13, 2013
Tokyo has many surrounding and fantastic cultural. There are many things must do when you come here. I love to go to Asakusa, Harajuku, Shibuya and eating out Japanese foods all the time. Shopping a good Asian products of women skincare & cosmetic and also interesting souvenirs.
- TokyoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Jul 07, 2014
This sprawling city is one of the most populous in the world, with perhaps 18 million people in its environs. It is also spread out across many square miles, with different districts as part of it is urban mosaic.
The main loop train line that connects many of the districts is the Yamanote line. From this line, you can loop aroud to the various sections of Tokyo, like Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ueno, Meguro, Akihabara, Asakusa, Central Tokyo, Kanegawa, etc.
Traffic is equaly congested, and you probably have seen ths picture of the paid train platform ushers who's job it is to push more people into a train.
Tokyo is a vibrant city, one of the most vibrant in the world, and hopfully you will visit it soon and see for yourself its unique personality.Recommended for:
- TokyoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFoodiesMay 20, 2013
If the idea of fantastic service, no tips, delicious food and an incredibly interesting people and culture is your thing, then Tokyo is the place. Likewise, it is definitely one of the "party till the morning" destinations with restaurants, bars, clubs, and music for all tastes. If it exists on the planet, you can probably find it in Tokyo. On the other hand, if you don't like crowds or traffic, think again.
- TokyoApr 08, 2013
Tokyo is a amazing city and the 9h jetlag is worth suffering from just to know the city. You can find virtually anything to math your tastes. Day and night the city is full of energy and the high views of Tokyo are breath taking. If you are to go there please stay at least 5 days!!!! Getting lost in Tokyo is also a great feeling :)
- TokyoApr 08, 2013
Smith Delfonics Design is the name of the store.
A novelty-esque stationary shop for those who want their office to look like Don Draper's. The over-priced store sells super stylish retro filing cabinets, suit-patterned iPad covers and tie-patterned pencil cases, instagram polaroid cameras and if you have 400 bucks to spare, an electric typewriter.
European flavored pens, notebooks and appointment books are reasonably to ridiculously priced. Branches are all over Tokyo but the Shibuya branch is one of the bigger ones that's worth a look, if only to feel like you're on a Mad Men set.
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