Tokyo. Where do you begin?
This will be more than an Olympic experience. This will be a life-affirming trip into the unknown, wrapped around the world’s greatest sporting spectacle.
Everywhere you look there is something happening in Tokyo. From the huge neon signs, to the vast structures, mega malls and designer boutiques, this really is a wonderful city.
By day you can find yourself in a wooden shanty bar or by a lantern-lit yakitori (grilled chicken) stand, while marvelling at handicrafts made just as they have been for centuries and by night you can gaze out from the top of a skyscraper across the filmset cityscape.
And that’s not all. Wander down a cobblestone lane where Geisha once trod or dine at a Michelin starred restaurant – Tokyo has more than any other city in the world – where you can taste the best sushi of your life, eat noodles made with the same years old detail and simply marvel at a remarkable city.
Tokyo (東京, Tōkyō) is Japan's capital and the world's most populous metropolis. It is also one of Japan's 47 prefectures, consisting of 23 central city wards and multiple cities, towns and villages west of the city center. The Izu and Ogasawara Islands are also part of Tokyo.
Tokyo is the capital city of Japan, with nearly 10% of the country’s total population residing within the city limits. Officially called Tokyo Metropolitan Area, the busy capital mixes the ultramodern and the traditional by being home to both neon-lit skyscrapers and historic temples. Tokyo hosts an abundance of sightseeing delights, from the old downtown area where the futuristic Tokyo Skytree coexists with an ancient temple, to Shibuya and its famous pedestrian scramble crossing, along with many more.
You cannot simply ignore sushi when you visit Tokyo. The fish market (Toyosu Market) brings tons of fresh seafood from other parts of Japan and world. It is the biggest fish market in the world!
There are also approximately 30 Michelin-starred sushi restaurants in Toyko.