Welcome to Tokyo, a mesmerising Asian mega-metropolis where high-tech meets antiquity with effortless grace.
The city started life as a small fishing village to become a 17th-century shogun powerhouse. Today it is Japan’s cultural, educational, commercial and governmental hub. Book a flight to Tokyo with Fly4less Travels to experience a unique blend of cultural riches.
The first thing you will notice is when you travel to Tokyo is that the metropolis is really a constellation of separate cities, each with its own distinctive character. Get straight into the spirit of old Japan by visiting the Imperial Palace, the temples at Asakusa and the Meiji Shrine. For a panoramic overview of the city, head for the free viewing platform of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building. Some of the best museums are in the Ueno district.
One of the world’s tallest buildings is the Tokyo Skytree. Not only do you get great views of the city from its observation tower, but you can also experience five-star dining in its plush restaurant. The Skytree also has an upmarket shopping mall for some deluxe retail therapy. Tokyo’s shops and malls sell everything imaginable. For antiques, head to Ginza and Omotesando. Find used books in Jinbocho and electronics of all kinds in Akihabara. Harajuku and Shibuya are the best areas for fashion goods and accessories. And the department stores of Tobu and Seibo are the world’s largest.