About Tokyo

by SmarterTravel Staff
Night in Tokyo, Japan (Photo: Andy Hwang)

Tokyo is a city of many faces, and visitors can choose from a multitude of things to do in this hectic town of more than 12 million people. Places to visit in Tokyo that offer insight into Japanese culture and traditions include the Sumo Museum, tea houses, Kabuki theaters, and Zazen temples, where guests can learn the ancient meditation technique. But Tokyo tourism isn't all about the past. Today's visitors can also see Odaiba, a futuristic city on Tokyo Bay that includes amusement parks, shopping malls, impressive architecture, and artificial sunsets. And shopaholics will have their work cut out for them with department stores, 100 yen shops, and shopping centers such as Sunshine City, which is made up of four buildings, including one of the tallest skyscrapers in Tokyo.

Flights to Tokyo land at Narita International Airport, which is connected to the city by rail and bus.

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