Tokyo tour packages & holidays
Tokyo as a tour and holiday destination
As well as being one of the world's largest cities, Tokyo is also one of the most exciting and dynamic cities on earth, with a frenetic pace matched by few others. However, tucked away among the skyscrapers and neon lights, you can find plenty of reminders of Japan's centuries of history and tradition. The capital of Japan is located on the island of Honshu and has a population of around 35 million people.
Things to do in Tokyo
Many people visit the city for its cutting edge architecture, nonstop night life and dozens of electronic shops selling gadgets not available anywhere else. However, the typical tour package also includes other, more traditional aspects of Japanese culture, such as the tea ceremony, Sumo wrestling and Kabuki Theater. The nightlife in Tokyo is some of the best in the world, and several distinct nightlife districts offer everything from bars and discos, to opera and jazz clubs. Although accommodation here is some of the costliest in the world, there are cheaper options for those traveling on a budget. Japanese inns, or Ryokans are not only less expensive, but offer the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture, with basic rooms, shared baths and a Japanese breakfast. For the adventurous, there are also the famous themed 'love hotels' which can be found all over the city.
Best time to visit Tokyo
Any time of year is good to take a holiday here, although many tourists choose to visit the city during the spring, when the cherry blossom trees are in bloom and the temperatures are pleasant. One of the most important holidays for the Japanese is Golden Week. Golden Week includes several national holidays, and is marked by various traditions, including hanging up streamers to bring success. Tokyo, Japan is a place that should not be missed.
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