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Tokyo

Tokyo's technological leaps and passion for everything new have made the rest of the world sit up and take notice. A city made of smaller cities, Tokyo's neighbourhoods are individual and unique in what each can offer, from cultural sights to vast shopping malls. Get ready for a whirlwind of modernity and tradition in the neon-lit Japanese capital.

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Meiji-jingu
1-1, Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya, Tokyo

This nationally recognised Shinto shrine is considered one of Japan’s primary symbols of the country’s major religion. Take in the huge 11 metre cypress tree torii (gate) before wandering peacefully along winding paths to the wonderful inner buildings.

Tokyo National Museum
13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo

For a taste of Japanese history this is where you’ll find Japan’s largest collection of Asian artifacts. The main gallery, Honkan, displays an impressive assortment of swords, masks, wood-block prints and kimonos while other "don’t miss" features include the 7th-century bronze-seated Buddhas in the Horyu-ji Homotusukan.

Chinese Café Eight
3-2-13 Nishi-azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Café Eight’s Peking Duck has become legendary with 6 branches in Tokyo. Overflowing with expats and Japanese patrons, this restaurant has won people over with its irresistible combination of unbeatable prices and a wide range of delicious Chinese food.

Teshigotoya Seigetsu
6-77, Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Dinner at a traditional izakaya is not to be missed. Primarily serving as bar space, these ’sake places’ are also renowned for their tapas-style Japanese food. Seigetsu is a large izakaya but has been cleverly divided with delicate bamboo screens to give it a cosy feel. Relax in the comfortable surroundings under subdued lighting in an interior that is pure Tokyo.

Roppongi Hills
6-10-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

There is something for everyone happening in Roppongi. You could get caught here for a day with such an array of activities. There are more than 200 shops, restaurants and cafés present at this area that also has an intriguing architecture and impressive design gardens.

Isetan Shinjuku Store
3-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

This enormous shopping enterprise, located in the busiest part of Tokyo, aims to be the world’s greatest fashion museum. It covers departments for cosmetics, household goods, food, fashion and electronics, regardless of traditional or cutting-edge products.

Narita International Airport
Narita Internation Airport, Tokyo

Two airports serve Tokyo: Narita International Airport and Haneda International Airport (mainly internal flights). Narita Airport is accessible by the Narita Express Train (N'EX) which is the fastest way to get from the city centre to the airport. It takes approx. 60 minutes to Tokyo Station and 41 minutes to Ueno Station.Trains depart approx. every half hour. You may consider getting a N'EX TOKYO Round Trip Ticket in the JR EAST Travel Service Centers and from JR Ticket Offices at Terminal 1 or 2.This ticket allows you to transfer to any other JR stations within Tokyo once. Narita Express Trains: www.jreast.co.jp The Kesei Skyliner trains go from Narita to Ueno/Nippori station in approx. 45 minutes. Skyliner: www.keisei.co.jp/keisei/tetudou/skyliner/us/ae_outline/index.php For a cheaper choice, the Access Express goes to Higashi-Ginza station in approx. 65 minutes. Access Express: www.keisei.co.jp/keisei/tetudou/skyliner/us/nrt_access/index.php Limousine buses run regularly from Narite airport to key points in the city in approx. 75-125 minutes. Limoushine Bus: www.limousinebus.co.jp/en/ Taxis are available for the 70 km journey but fares are astronomical.

Haneda Airport
Haneda Airport, Tokyo

Haneda Airport is served by the Tokyo Monorail in approx. 20 minutes to Hamamatsucho Station leaving every 10 minutes almost around the clock. You may consider getting a 24/48/72 hours Welcome! Tokyo Subway Ticket to travel with Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway in the Keikyu Tourist Information Centre. Tokyo Monorail: www.tokyo-monorail.co.jp Keiyu: www.haneda-tokyo-access.com/en/ Buses run regularly from Haneda airport to key points in the city. For Tokyo city centre, it takes approx. 40 minutes. Keiyu Bus: hnd-bus.com/ Limoushine Bus: www.limousinebus.co.jp/en/

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