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Tokyo, the great capital of the Land of the Rising Sun. Tokyo is among the handful cities of the world where history, culture and tradition meet modernism, urban lifestyle and high end technology. It’s surprisingly good to see the technology-forward capital still stay true to its centuries-old culture and tradition, where the train workers bow to the passengers as an apology for the train being even 3 minutes late.
Tokyo’s infrastructure, modernity, design and environment is in a league of its own. You have the serious businessmen marching towards their meeting in big conglomerates in Ginza, the anime enthusiasts hoarding their favourite manga and anime in Akihabara, the fashion-forward and the passionate cosplayers parading around in Harajuku, or diverse multitudes at the famous Shibuya crossing.
Head over to Roppongi and you will find tourists walking about exploring the city or if you go to Maihama where Tokyo Disney is, you are in for a treat because this Disney is different from the rest. And of course let’s not forget the food! You will find a ton of sushi bars sprawled all over the city, from ramen joints to conveyor belt sushi restaurants where you can pick your desired sushi.
If you are planning a short stay in Tokyo, make the most of it by getting good deals on accommodations. You can find some great last minute offers to make your trip memorable.
Tokyo has 23 wards and there are many good neighbourhoods sprawled all over the city and has some of the best urban life style neighbourhoods. You can get some really good vacation rentals in Tokyo, but just a little bit away from downtown – because it tends to get really pricey there.
This is every shopaholic’s heaven as it has the best malls and different independent stores and boutiques by local and international designers. It is a commercial as well as a residential area and a great place to shop around. It mostly has high end stores so you will get the top notch quality in everything. However, if you are on a budget you can still do window shopping and buy items from their souvenir shops. Shinjuku has some of the apartments in Tokyo that you can stay during your trip.
If Shinjuku is a shopper’s paradise then Akihabara (called Akiba as well) is an anime and manga lover’s Mecca. You will find the all the series you ever read or watched being sold here. Their accessories and memorabilia and special editions. This is mainly an electronics market and you will also find great deals on various electronic items here. This area also has a lot of maid/butler cafes (something anime fans would know) but none the less the uninitiated will enjoy as well.
Head over to Harajuku where the most unique fashion and trends will piqué your interest and will be a treat for your eyes. More specifically, Takeshita Street is where the action is at. You will find the trendiest fashion and cosplay stores to indulge into. There are souvenir shops and funky jewellery stores here as well. Harajuku comparatively has more affordable stores than Shinjuku because most of the youth shops from here.
The weather is generally humid and subtropical. It has hot summers from June-August and mild cold weather in winters.
If you’re visiting for a short stay in Tokyo, make the most of last minute offers on vacation rentals in Tokyo. These short let rentals allow tourists to truly experience the city like a local and make the most of their trip.