Tokyo is one of the most-visited cities in Japan. This popular destination is situated in the region of Kanto and bordered by Tama River and Edo River. The weather in Tokyo is mild all year-round, but summers can get hot and humid especially between months of June and August. Book your cheap Tokyo hotel online for the best choice and rates. Okura Hotel Tokyo is a popular older style hotel with a good location.
Tokyo started out as a fishing village 500 years ago before becoming one of the wealthiest cities in the world. In 1603, Tokyo's growth started during the reign of Tokugawa shogun who named the city Kyoto. After the Tokugawa dynasty lost its influence, the city was renamed to Tokyo.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
The culture of Tokyo is so rich that it can still be seen from its festivals such as the Doll Festival in March and Fukuro Festival in October. A must-see for all tourists is the Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine and Asakusa Temples. The observatory at the Tokyo Tower offers some breathtaking views of the city and the Kanto region. Family attractions include the famous Tokyo Disneyland and Sanrio Puroland. Tokyo is also known for its edgy fashion and to get the latest trends visit the shopping streets of Shibuya, Shinjuku and Giza.
To travel to other regions, take the bullet train. However, to get around in Tokyo itself, there is a huge network of trains, buses and subways. If you use public transport then pre paid or day cards are the most economical and convenient option.