We recently took a trip to Tokyo and had an amazing time. I mean, how could you not in a city with such an incredible buzzing vibe and fantastic dining, shopping and drinking options? With so many choices though, the hardest part is always figuring out where to go. We did our research and asked a ton of friends for their advice, which was incredibly helpful, and we also found some great gems along the way. Here are our top picks.
Boutique: Hotel Claska, Chuocho, +81-3-3719-8121
For the business traveler: Four Seasons Marunouchi, Marunouchi, +81 3 5222 7222
Local haunts: Ebisu Market, 1-7-2 Ebisu, Shibuya Ward
Izakaya: Uoshin, Minato-ku, +81 (0) 3 3405 0411
Where the locals go: Golden Gai, Shinjuku
Pre-clubbing: Geronimo Shot Bar, Roppongi, +81 3 3478 7449
Tokyo Tower: – this is one of the top tourist attractions in Tokyo, and for good reason. This 333-metre structure was built in 1958, and since then it has become an icon of Tokyo. Definitely head to the observatory 250 metres up so you can get a scope as to how huge Tokyo actually is! Beautiful views and a must.
Tour Tokyo via go karts: There is nothing like driving through the streets of Tokyo in a go kart! More details:
Go to Harajuku on a Sunday. Harajuku is the centre of teenage Japanese cutlure and fashion. The streets are aligned with boutiques, creperies and more. Head there on a Sunday, go into one of the shops, pick up an outfit and get into it.