Your ultimate guide to Tokyo

Tokyo’s best restaurants, films, gigs, clubs, things to do and places to see

Film

Visit Godzilla's stomping grounds

Retrace the Big G's giant steps through Tokyo

Read more

The best of Tokyo

Things to do

Things to do outdoors

Open-air restaurants, art, swimming, festivals and much more

Read more
Restaurants

Kakigori

The best frozen desserts to beat the summer heat

Read more
Restaurants

Cheap eats

The best restaurants and cafés in the capital for great food and good value

Read more
Health and beauty

Onsen

Where to enjoy a relaxing hot-spring bath in the capital

Read more
Restaurants

Top 10 sushi

Going beyond the obvious picks

Read more
Shopping

100 best shops

Essential boutiques, plus the best book, music and souvenir stores

Read more

The best events in Tokyo

Things to do

Yumenoshima Dome Night-Time Opening

A small slice of the tropics, right here in Tokyo

Read more
Art

DMM Planets – Art by teamLab

Stroll through an enormous digital labyrinth in Odaiba

Read more
Restaurants

Tamapa Café & Bar

Tokyo's own ball pit for grown-ups is back

Read more
Music

Hot 97 Summer Jam Tokyo

The New York hip hop blowout comes to town

Read more
More upcoming events in Tokyo

Hot new openings

Restaurants

Cangrejo Festival

Hands-on seafood dining in Shibuya

Read more
Restaurants

Ichikabachika

Travel to Fukuoka without leaving Tokyo

Read more
Museums

Archi-Depot

Exhibiting the best of architecture from all over the world

Read more
Bars and pubs

The Public Six Tokyo

A gastropub with Japanese craft beer and a giant TV screen

Read more
Restaurants

37 Quality Meats

Prime beef, brand pork and 35 other carnivorous delights

Read more
Art

Ghibli Museum

Adults can now get on the Cat Bus too!

Read more

Tokyo area guides

Things to do

Asakusa

There's more to Asakusa than Sensoji and the Skytree

Read more
Things to do

Ikebukuro

No longer just the rowdy 'gateway to Saitama'

Read more
Things to do

Harajuku

Where to shop, eat and drink in Tokyo’s ‘kawaii’ capital

Read more
Things to do

Roppongi

101 places to eat, shop and play

Read more
Things to do

Shibuya

The best places to eat, shop and play in Tokyo’s buzziest neighbourhood

Read more
Things to do

Tokyo

88 things to do, from the obscure to the obvious

Read more
See more Tokyo area guides

More popular features

Hotels

The best new hostels in Tokyo

Make the most of your budget trip at these hot hostels

Read more
Things to do

Public cats of Tokyo

The city's business kitties, named, shamed and documented

Read more
Things to do

The best Tokyo summer festivals

Where to get into the spirit of the sweaty season

Read more
Things to do

Things to do on a rainy day in Tokyo

Bad weather means a good day at the capital's best museums, cinemas and indoor attractions

Read more
Things to do

101 things to do in Tokyo along the Seibu lines

Ride the yellow train around town and all the way up to 'little Edo'

Read more
Restaurants

The best ramen in Tokyo

From tonkotsu to tori-paitan – it's your ultimate noodle-slurping guide to Tokyo ramen

Read more

Tokyo’s best hotels

Hotels

Aman Tokyo

Uber-private luxury resort brand Aman is known for attracting celebrities, business high-rollers and others who prefer to keep their whereabouts a secret. In a surprise 2014 move, Tokyo's Otemachi business district saw the opening of Aman's newest branch, an exclusive hotel located on the upper floors of the Otemachi Tower building that marks a new high in urban opulence.

Read more
Hotels

Andaz Tokyo

The Hyatt group's luxury brand Andaz opened its first Tokyo hotel on the top of the 52-story Toranomon Hills complex in June 2014. The hotel houses 164 guestrooms, a partially open-air penthouse bar, and a whopping 50m² suite, the largest of its kind in all of Tokyo. Conveniently situated close to many embassies and offices of global corporations, this location is a sure draw particularly among business travellers.

Read more
Hotels

ANA InterContinental Tokyo

In 2007 owners All Nippon Airways joined forces with the InterContinental chain and rebranded this 37-storey hotel. Its airy lobby has been redone in gleaming marble and cherry wood, with the modern space broken up by cascading waterfalls and artworks. Spacious, well-equipped rooms have all been recently renovated. The hotel provides stunning views on a clear day – you can see Mt Fuji from Japan's largest club lounge on the 35th floor.

Read more
Hotels

Conrad Tokyo

One of several luxury hotels to set up shop in Tokyo in recent years, the Conrad opened in July 2005 high above the glimmering Shiodome complex. Its 290 rooms – said to be the largest in Tokyo at 48sq m (517sq ft) – feature modern Japanese design and occupy the top ten floors of the 37-storey Tokyo Shiodome Building. No expense has been spared; extras include a 25m swimming pool, ten-room spa, floor-to-ceiling windows, plasma-screen TVs and wireless internet. The Conrad was also home to provocative British chef Gordon Ramsay’s first restaurant in Japan (closed in 2013).

Read more
Hotels

The Peninsula Tokyo

Facing Kokyo Gaien National Garden, and located near Hibiya Park, The Peninsula Tokyo is surrounded by greenery. It’s one of the largest hotels in the city, with 47 suites and 314 guest rooms decorated with a traditional Japanese touch. The suites boast not only top-grade equipment and services, but also views combining the lush surrounds of the Imperial Palace with the dazzling motion of the metropolis. For all-day dining or afternoon tea, head to the Lobby restaurant, while the Hei Fung Terrace on the second floor serves up seriously luscious braised pork. Ginza's shops and the business hub of Marunouchi are right nearby, and there's a direct connection to Hibiya Station and its four major subway lines via the basement floor.

Read more
See more Tokyo hotels