Tokyo was merely a castle town known as Edo prior to the 16th century. Since then, the city has evolved drastically and it became the capital and political center of Japan. The busy metropolis mixes tradition with the ultramodern, visitors can explore historic temples, while gazing upon neon-lit skyscraper. Tokyo has become Japan's ultimate hub for shopping, food, culture, entertainment and business.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) health situation has regrettably seen the temporary restriction on travel all over the world.
In these times of a temporal travel break, we are not sitting idle – the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is actively working with relevant agencies to promote various initiatives against COVID-19, to safeguard the wellbeing of all residents and impending visitors. A multitude of initiatives and resources are currently in place, in preparation of a safe, comfortable and enjoyable visit for everyone.
While there is no say when travels will return to its former state, safety remains of paramount importance to us as we remain optimistic and expectant. Tokyo wishes all visitors safety and health as we tide through this pandemic together, and look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Tokyo misses you – please keep us in thoughts for your next travel plan!
For more information on the safety and preventive initiatives and resources available, please visit: https://www.gotokyo.org/en/plan/coronavirus-information/index.html
Tokyo is home to a wide range of delicious local and regional Japanese cuisines. Over the years, the city's international communities have added a variety of different tastes to the capital's continuously evolving modern food scene. Today in Tokyo, good food can be found at each corner and at every price range.
Tokyo is famous for its wide range of attractions, activities and culture that the city has on offer. During your stay, make sure to include a visit to the Imperial Palace, explore the city's museums, temples, and beautiful parks. Tokyo also caters for lovers of music and theatre. It's convenient to get around the city thanks to its fast and reliable public transport system.
From cutting-edge electronics, to trendy fashion, branded goods and traditional crafts, Tokyo is the place where you can shop for anything you could ever wish to buy. Whether you go high-end shopping at the affluent shopping district of Ginza, explore the latest youth fashion trends at Shibuya, or go bargain-hunting at the stalls of the Ohi Racecourse flea market – you'll never run out of places to shop!
Japan's pop culture has shaped and influenced many people's identities around the world, be it through Godzilla, Hello Kitty, Pokémon or Super Mario. No place in Japan showcases the latest fashion trends, tech crazes and counter culture better than Tokyo's Harajuku, Shibuya and Akiba districts.
More than just a bustling city, Tokyo plays host to a myriad of amazing nature escapes. Away from the crowd, enjoy fresh bursts of air on your trek up a mountain for picturesque views, or spice things up with glamping in the wild – there is definitely something here that will enthuse you! Immerse yourself in the outdoors for the perfect respite from the city frenzy.