Tokyo is Japan's frenzied capital where innovations, trends and design are seemingly everything. But behind the sleek architecture and radical fashions, there is another face to Tokyo – that of zen gardens, traditional bath houses and sacred temples.
Patrons at our Tokyo hotels can wake at dawn to catch the Tsukiji fish market in full flow. The biggest market of its kind in the world, just about anything that lives in the sea is traded here.
Patrons at our Tokyo hotels can catch a traditional Kabuki show at the National Theatre and marvel at the elaborate costumes and stylised performances. In early April, visitors staying in Tokyo can enjoy the cherry blossom season; Ueno Park with its thousand trees and billions of blossoms is extremely popular.
The Imperial Palace is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan, the oldest hereditary monarchy in the world. The palace is open only on the 2nd January and 23rd December; however, your hotel in Tokyo can advise on touring the palace grounds at other times.
The train and subway are a convenient way to move around the city from your Tokyo hotel, though avoid the cram at peak hours if you can.