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Tokyo is all about contrasts. Its irresistible charm comes from the clash between its cutting-edge style and traditional culture. From the organized chaos of Shibuya to the serenity of Ueno Park, the obsession of Akihabara to the elegance of Ginza, – there’s truly something here for everyone.
There’s never a bad time to visit Tokyo – each of its four distinct seasons brings its own charming sights and festivities. Whether you’re enjoying the sakura blossoms in spring or the resplendent fireworks displays in summer, Tokyo has unique experiences to offer all throughout the year.
On your first visit to Tokyo, you might go to Tokyo Tower to enjoy the views, Shibuya to experience the world's busiest intersection, Shinjuku’s Kabukicho to indulge in the nightlife, and head to Sensō-ji temple for a photo in front of the renowned “Kaminarimon”.
Tokyo has four distinctive seasons, all of which are suitable for travel. Instead of figuring out the best season to go to Tokyo, it may be better to choose the season that meets most of your expectations.
The classic itinerary for a first trip to Tokyo usually takes around three to five days-with three days allotted for sightseeing and shopping, and another one or two days for visiting Tokyo Disney Resort or surrounding areas such as Kamakura, Hakone Hot Springs, and Mount Fuji.
Tokyo’s two major airports are Narita and Haneda International Airports. Both are easily accessible by train, limousine bus and taxi, but Haneda is the more convenient choice being only 20 minutes to downtown Tokyo instead of Narita’s 50.
Tokyo is one of the best cities for food in Japan. You’ll be able to experience gourmet foods from every prefecture in the country, as well as world-class sashimi, yakiniku and all the best Japan has to offer. It is also home to the greatest number of Michelin restaurants in Japan.
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