WHERE TO GO

The location guide introduces the features and attractions of various paths of Tokyo, events staged in waterfront locations, and for your convenience also, tourist information on the Greater Tokyo Area.

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SHINJUKU

This charming, diverse district centered around Shinjuku Station, which serves the most passengers in Japan, includes the shopping area of the East Exit and the business area of the West Exit.

SHIBUYA

A youth district full of kawaii (cute) Japanese products. Famous places include the all-time favorite meeting place, the Hachiko statue, and the “Shibuya Scramble Crossing.”

HARAJUKU/OMOTESANDO

You can enjoy the best of both worlds in these locations: Harajuku, a hotbed of youth culture, with its affordable, fashionable items; and Omotesando, which has a more mature atmosphere, with its rows of designer boutiques.

ASAKUSA/SUMIDA/OSHIAGE

With the Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest free-standing broadcast tower, and the great red lantern at Kaminari-mon gate as landmarks, these areas mix traditional and modern Tokyo, and are all the talk these days.

UENO

This charming locality has a cultural atmosphere with its art galleries and museums, and also vibrant lcoations such as the Ameyoko Shopping Street and wholesale districts.

AKIHABARA

The place to go for your computer or Internet needs. This is also a district for subcultures of interest to anime fans the world over.

GINZA

A world-class shopping district on par with Oxford Street in London and Fifth Avenue in New York. Another appeal is the selection of top grade cuisine that you can get your fill of.

MARUNOUCHI

With the addition of various commercial facilities and restaurants, and the Tokyo station newly reborn in 2012, the heart of Tokyo continues to develop.

NIHOMBASHI

This area adjacent to Tokyo Station is a hub of commerce and finance since the pre-modern Edo period. Long-established stores and restaurants, and buildings designated important cultural properties testify to the area’s history.

ROPPONGI

The many stylish commercial complexes and restaurants make this a must see sightseeing spot. Many visitors from overseas come to Roppongi, giving it an international ambiance.

IKEBUKURO

A fun destination for men and women of all ages, as it is home to Sunshine City, one of Ikebukuro’s landmarks, as well as to shopping facilities and amusement centers with direct access from train stations.

ODAIBA

One of the must-visit tourist destinations in Tokyo right now. Opening onto the waterfront, Odaiba is very popular with families and couples.

SHINAGAWA

Full of places for recreation and dining, the area is drawing new attention since Shinagawa Station was confirmed to be the future terminal of the Linear Chuo Shinkansen.

SHIBAMATA

The town known as the setting of the film series Otoko wa tsurai yo (It’s Tough Being a Man) is a treasure trove of historic buildings and hints of the shitamachi middle-class spirit.

YANAKA/NEZU/SENDAGI

These locations are known for their shitamachi (traditional commercial and working class neighborhood) spirit and the atmosphere of good, old Tokyo. They are affectionately referred to as Yanesen, derived from the first syllable of each district.

KICHIJOJI

A popular destination for men and women of all ages. This district has an air of calm amid the bustling shopping streets and yokocho alleys, and the lush greenery of Inokashira Park.

SHIMOKITAZAWA

Commonly known as Shimokita, this area is popular with youth. Enjoy strolling around this district lined with various shops offering fashion items, second-hand clothes and other miscellaneous items.

DAIKANYAMA

A stylish district dotted with refined, unique shops and restaurants, including Hillside Terrace, a symbol of the district.

TAMA

In addition to its the natural features including Mount Takao, and the attractive townscape, the location offers plenty of entertainment spots. Why not visit Tama to see for yourself?

Izu Islands

Each of the Izu Islands, administered by Tokyo, presents the diverse charms of nature—balmy climate, blue seas and white sandy beaches, volcanoes and onsen hot spring baths—starting with Oshima Island, situated closest to the heart of the city.

Ogasawara Islands

Listed as a Natural World Heritage Site, the Ogasawara Islands offer a taste of the tropics—the sea dotted with coral reefs and tropical fish, and mountains and forests inhabited by indigenous flora and fauna—right here in Tokyo.

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