Tokyo Holidays

As the world’s most populated city, and where fashions evolve quicker than you can keep up, Tokyo is high-tech, sophisticated, fascinating and beautiful all at once.

Home to some of the world’s greatest temples and structures, including the famous Tokyo Tower, you won’t be bored here. A world of contrasts, wander through the Meji Shrine and humbling Hiroshima before having fun at Tokyo Disneyland, and visit the Imperial Palace for an historic tour while soaking up the sight of the stunning cherry blossom that flowers each spring.

After a trip to Tokyo, head to Kyoto for even more Japanese culture and heritage. Or, why not see more of the Far East and tour China too? From the Great Wall to the Terracotta Warriors, you’re promised an absolute feast for the senses. 

 

Destination Highlights
  • Japan's most high tech city
  • Enjoy panoramic views from Tokyo Skytree
  • Explore historic Meiji Shrine
  • Take the family to Tokyo Disneyland
  • Tokyo Tower

    Standing 333-metres above the city, Tokyo Tower is the world's tallest steel structure of its kind; even taller than its model, the Eiffel Tower. Constructed in 1958, the Tokyo Tower is a symbol of Japan's post-war rebirth that came with major economic power, and today serves not only as a popular tourist spot but a broadcast antenna too. The tower is home to two sky-high observatories: one at 149-metres high, the other at 248-metres high. The first platform can be reached by elevator or stairs (600 of them to be exact) and thanks to the tower's spectacular, central location you're guaranteed stunning views of the city. It's from the second, 250-metre high tower however that you'll experience the most amazing view: a birds-eye perspective of Tokyo where you'll get to see Mount Fuji in the distance.

  • Imperial Palace

    The Imperial Palace

    Home to the ruling Emperor, this moat circled, turreted, quintessentially Japanese palace was built in 1888 and is mostly off-limits to the public. But you can explore the East Garden, with the remains of old Edo Castle and views of the palace from Nijubashi Bridge.

  • Meiji Shrine

    Meiji Shrine

    Dedicated to the spirits of Emperor Meji and his wife Empress Shoken, this Shinto shrine can be found in the centre of Tokyo, close to the Yoyogi Park and Harajuku Station. Despite being destroyed in World War II, the shrine was rebuilt shortly after and is today one of the most sacred places in the city. Enter the shrine's grounds through the huge torii gate and leave the hustle and bustle of Tokyo city behind you as you venture into the tranquil forest. At the time of the shrine's construction, around 100,000 trees were planted, some of which were donated from across Japan, and today make for a lush, thick and dense landscape. Meji Jingu is one of the most popular shrines in the complex, welcoming more than three million people in the first few days of each New Year as they come to pray; the site is also popular with those getting married, with many traditional Shinto weddings taking place here. At the northern end of the Meji complex, you'll find the Meji Jingu Treasure House that was built one year after the shrine was opened. Here, you'll find interesting artefacts and personal belongings of the Emperor and Empress on show

  • Robert, Destination Specialist

    Robert

    Destination Specialist

    For a unique experience set your alarm early and head to the Tsukiji fish market. This buzzing market is famous for its giant tuna auctions and it's fascinating to watch the fishermen selling their catch of the day. You can also enjoy a fresh sushi breakfast after.

  • George, Destination Specialist

    George

    Destination Specialist

    Shinjuku is my favourite part of the city. On an evening take a walk down the narrow streets and alleyways and enjoy a few drinks in one of the many tiny drinking dens where the locals go for their after work tipple, there's a really enchanting vibe about the place.

Types of Tokyo holidays

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Tokyo Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

We recommend a minimum of three nights in the city, although four would be ideal. This will allow you enough time to explore the various districts such as Akihabara, Shinjuku and Asakusa. There is such a contrast between old and new from the Meiji Shrine and Imperial Palace to the bright lights and amusement arcades of the gaming and gadgetry district.

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