by Deborah Sanborn

Tokyo is a city of spectacular contrasts, where ancient meets ultramodern and the cool factor is off the charts! Why it’s one of the world’s great destinations.

(Otaguro Park by ©Bali-6/PIXTA) 

Time-Travel Old Tokyo in Shibamata

There are hidden districts in Tokyo that make you feel like you’re stepping into an Edo-period film. Charming Shibamata is one of them.

Spend a Day in Asia’s Most Exciting Art Capital

From the famed woodblock prints of Hokusai to the incredible lacquerware the Japanese are known for, Tokyo’s art scene is not to missed.

Forests and Ancient Shrines on Tokyo’s Western Fringes

If anything is the essence of Japan it’s the mix of hypermodern cityscape with a deep reverence for nature. 

Ancient Rivers and High-Tech Islands

Catch a glimpse of ancient, water-borne Edo by exploring buzzing Tokyo Bay by river bus.

Tropical Islands are Tokyo’s Best-Kept Travel Secret

A thousand miles from metro Tokyo are two spectacular island chains easily accessible by ferry.

The World’s Most Exciting Urban Experiment

Forward-thinking city councils, a fascination with innovation, architects with a semi-blank slate: just a few reasons Tokyo dazzles.

Who is Tokyo’s Most Interesting Bartender?

Tradition and modern funk describe Tokyo’s cocktail scene, where drinks can be made with laser precision.

Eat Like a Local to Get the Best of Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the world’s great culinary destinations, but travellers need to go beyond the obvious to really taste its spark.

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