All the sightseeing guides below are clickable from the map below. Obviously, there’s a lot to do and see in a city of 13 million people, so if you’re not sure where to start take a look at the must-see areas below or try the suggested itineraries page.
If you have come to Tokyo in search of the nightlife then Roppongi is certainly a must. But it is also home to a number of art galleries and the best observation deck in the captal. See here for more details.
No matter what your interests, Shibuya is unmissable. Its neon lights, television screens, and public speakers blaring out the latest pop tunes are as close to the image of Tokyo as the capital of the future as you’ll get. See here for more details.
One of the best areas in the city for drinking and eating out. The side streets near the West Exit of the station offer a host of dining options while Yebisu Garden Place to the south is has a swanky modern feel. See here for more details.
Beautiful village in western Tokyo that is famous for soba. It is something of a hidden tourist attraction and glorious when the leaves turn red in November. One of the Tokyo’s best onsen is nearby. See here for more details.
Small district in between Ueno and Asakusa lined with shops selling wholesale restaurant supplies, but it is has turned into something of a tourist attraction and is a great place to pick up Japanese crockery. See here for more details.
Huge commercial district and the busiest transport hub in the world. An eclectic place that is home to Tokyo’s biggest red light district as well as the beautiful Shinjuku Gyoen National Gardens. See here for more details.
Upmarket area north of Roppongi home to many foreign multinationals and embassies and one of the best spots for eating out. One of Tokyo’s most famous shrines—Hie Shrine—is nearby. See here for more details.
Popular suburban town 15 minutes west of Shinjuku on the rapid train. Good mix of restaurants and shopping without being too busy make Kichijoji one of the most desirable places to live for Tokyoites. See here for more details.
Densely populated district west of Shinjuku that is famous for Nakano Broadway and has a great shotengai (commercial area) north of the station which makes for a great evening bar hopping. See here for more details.
Salaryman district south of Ginza that is home to izakaya, bars, yakitori restaurants, and other cheap eateries. A great place to see how Tokyo’s office workers let off some steam. See here for more details.