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TOKYO

Tokyo is the world's most populous city. Ultra modern, neon lit skyscrapers and futuristic innovation sitting alongside historic temples, opulent shrines and palaces. Tokyo has numerous elegant and tranquil green spaces and stunning waterways, that offers a glimpse of Japan's past

Peak Travel Seaon - April

Key Booking Period - January - February

Average Length of Stay - 3 Days

Getting Around -

The best way to travel within Tokyo is by train. Tokyo has a vast network of train and subway lines. The Yamanote Line is a loop that connects the manin city centres. The 13 city subway lines and most suburban lines connect with the Yamonote Line. The best way to use the train & subway line is with a pre paid card. Pre paid cards can let you ride nearly on any train or bus line in Greater Tokyo and also in other Major cities in Japan, plus they can also be used to make purchases at a number of shops in Tokyo.

DISTRICTS OF TOKYO

Shinjuku - Shinjuku is the entertainment, business & shopping district around Shinjuku Station, the world's busiest railway station. The area west of Shinjuku Station is known as the Skyscraper District, with brand leading hotels, it's quieter than the east side, but still lots’ of bars, restaurants and shopping. The area east of Shinjuku Station is more associated with modern Tokyo, neon lights, crowds, restaurants, bars and Kabukicho, Tokyo’s seedy entertainment / red light district.

Top Selling Hotels -

Shinjuku Washington (V) - Great location in the centre of Shinjuku, next to the Tokyo Metropolitan Goverment Building and a short walk to Shinjuku station. Close by there is a park suitable for families

Hotel Gracery Shinjuku (P) - Located right in the heart of Shinjuku's Kubukicho entertainment district, situated above the Shinjuku Toho Building, with cinemas with movies in English and Japanese.

Keio Plaza Hotel (I) - Japan's first high rise hotel and tallest building during the 1970's. With large and spacious rooms and a short walk to Shinjuku station on the west side of the station. 

Shiba Park - One of the first five public parks in Japan, is a great spot to see Tokyo Tower. The park is built around Zojoji temple. Around 200 cherry blossom trees grow around the temple and pond, making for spectacular viewing at night when Tokyo Tower is alight

Top Selling Hotels

Shiba Park Hotel (V) - Located is a quiet neighborhood, but with access to four major train and subway stations including the Yamanote line less than 10mins away. The hotel features a Japanese Culture Salon called “Sakura” where guests can experience Japanese culture such as Japanese calligraphy, tea ceremony, origami, great for the family.

Tokyo Grand Hotel (V) - Adjacent to Shiba Park in a quiet location with easy and quick access to major Tokyo business, shopping and entertainment districts.

Shinagawa - Shinagawa is one of the main transport hubs of Tokyo, connecting to the Yamanote Line, Tokaido Shinkansen and train connections to both Haneda & Narita Airports. Shinagawa has 2 main areas. The Takanawa side has many hotels, shopping malls and the Shingawa Prince Hotel complex and The Konan side has many large office buildings & company headquaters, with a small list of things to do for tourists.

Top Selling Hotel

Shinagawa Prince Hotel - Across from Shinagawa Station, one of the main transportation hubs of Tokyo. The complex has 4 towers of accommodation including Cinema, Swimming Pool, Bowling Alley, Indoor Golf Driving Range, Indoor Tennis Courts.

Ginza - Tokyo's most famous upmarket shopping, dining & entertainment district. Ginza's central street Chuo Dori is closed to automobile traffic on weekend afternoon making it a large pedestrian zone & Yarakucho Gado-shita Dining  is a dining district, with dozens of restaurants built in the brick arches below the Yamonate Line near Yurakucho Station, ranging from small izakaya, beer halls and upscale French wine bars

Top Selling Hotel

Mecure Tokyo Ginza (V) - In a premium location, perfecrt for the leisure traveller, only a short walk to Ginza's shopping street, the famous Kabuki Theater and Imperial Palace. Access to five different suway stations making it easy to travel to all parts of Tokyo. 

Tokyo Bay - A family orientated entertainment district, with interactive museums, shopping malls, arcades, an onsen theme park and Tokyo's most popular attractions Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea. 

Top Selling Hotel

Hilton Tokyo Bay (I) - A Tokyo Disney Resort official hotel, adjacent to both Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea. A family orientated resort that goes above and beyond to create and inclusive atmosphere that keeps the magic alive between the Disney Resorts and the hotel by having a range of Happy Magic Rooms, that are fairytale themed, with child friendly interactive features.

Shibuya - A centre of youth fashion and culture. It is one of Tokyo's most colorful and busiest districts, packed with shopping, dining and nightclubs. The most prominent landmark is the Shibuya crossing the busiest crossing in the world. Located in the front of Shibuya station's Hachiko Exit.

Harajuku -  The centre of Japan's extreme teen culture & fashion styles, the focal point being Takeshita Dori, lined by many trendy shops, fashion boutiques, used clothes and food outlets, geared towards  fashion & treand concious teens. South of Takeshita Dori and twice the length is Omeotesando, known as Tokyo's Champs-Elysees. A broad, tree lined street, where you can find famous brand name shops, cafes & restaurants catering for an adult clientele.

Akihabara - Famous for it's many electronics shops and many shops dedicated to anime, manga and their otaku (diehard fan) culture.