Enjoy the hospitality of the city’s downtown heart: a bustling mix of street markets, shrines and shopping arcades, where the locals work and play
The gateway to Northern Japan, Tokyo’s North is a lively collection of unpretentious residential areas with many historic areas. Meander through the old houses and artisan workshops around Yanaka or discover Ikebukuro’s busy shopping and subculture scene.
- Visiting Ueno’s beloved pandas at Ueno Zoo
- Taking matcha tea at Shibamata’s Yamamoto Tei
- Buying red pants with Tokyo’s fearless grannies in Sugamo
- Making a splash at the giant Toshimaen pool complex