in a nutshell
In popular imagination, Tokyo is a futuristic megapolis: a three-dimensional hive of banks, hotels, malls and pachinko parlors – more warren than city. And it’s true, parts of the Japanese capital – like Shinjuku – have that quality. But Tokyo is also home to tranquil Shinto shrines and huge cherry orchards; to art galleries, fashion boutiques and more Michelin-starred restaurants than anywhere else in the world. It’s made of up 23 separate wards – each a city in its own right, and each with its own flavour and feel. This is a place for insatiable travellers – for those who always wonder what’s round the next corner.
Use one of the worlds most sophisticated subway systems. However, it´s inevitable to get lost.
Mono culture, shopping, high-tech, Pop, Lost in Translation.
WHAT TO EAT
Ramen, Sushi, Yakitori, Soba, Tonkatsu, Tempura.
Dinner for 2 – $50
Beer – $7-$11
WHEN TO GO
September to November.