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With its ancient shrines and neon lights, holidays to Tokyo provide an almost overwhelming experience of contrasts. As one of the busiest cities in the world, Tokyo has it all. A contemporary side to Japanese culture reveals skyscrapers, futuristic tech, anime and video games. Meanwhile, traditional Japanese practices provide the city with quiet temple gardens, teahouses, Noh plays and more.
No one experience of Tokyo is ever quite the same. Design your trip to this heady world of flashing billboards, delectable dainty meals, impressive shrines and tranquil gardens with Lightfoot Travel. We offer a cultural immersion like no other with exclusive visits to masters of arts, crafts & cuisine.
When embarking on a tour with Lightfoot Travel, you’re in full control of how your trip unfolds. Your holiday is tailored to your interests and desires, allowing you to experience the side of Tokyo you’re interested in.
Our Classic Japan itinerary will give you plenty of time to spend in Tokyo Bay with a full-day tour of Tokyo, accompanied by a guide. Visit Asakusa, the oldest Geisha district in the city, where you will also find Sensoji Temple.
Take in the view of the Imperial Palace, and enjoy other sites such as the Meiji Shrine, the Ginza area and more. Your guide can lead you through the Tsukiji fish market and Shibuya Crossing, as well as through famous districts like Harajuku.
Alternatively, our Ultimate Honeymoon Japan itinerary will guide you through a more intimate experience of the city, sampling the best food establishments Tokyo has to offer. Your trip can also include a breathtaking private helicopter tour, catching the sunrise from above the city, with views of Mt. Fuji.
Whatever your preferences are, our experts can handcraft an itinerary to your specifications and budget.
There are plenty of things to do in Tokyo, as this is a city rich in culture, where the past and future meet. Watch a trained geisha in action at a maiko performance, or pick your very own kimono under the guidance of a professional.
Tokyo is a metropolis of adventure. Around every corner there is a fascinating little nook to explore, be it a shop offering quaint trinkets, a quiet Japanese tea house, or a gathering of youth in some seriously outlandish costumes.
Famed for being the shopping capital of Japan, you can head to Harajuku’s Takeshita Street for a spending spree, or Shinjuku district for some entertainment. At the end of the day, you can venture to the Yotsuya Arakicho district to enjoy the Michelin-starred Japanese restaurants and local nightlife.
You can get a bird’s eye view of the city from the top of Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower in the world. From there, find the various iconic landmarks, before coming back down and taking a peaceful walk in one of the city's lush gardens, filled with cherry blossoms during the spring season. The Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is particularly beautiful, so this long-admired spot is worth a visit during your stay in the city.
You can also visit a second viewpoint by going to Tokyo Tower, a landmark that’s brimming with history. Throughout the city, stop by various museums to learn more about Tokyo’s fascinating past.
Beyond the city, we also recommend a day trip to Kamakura, a sleepy seaside resort town about an hour south of Tokyo. This was the capital of the country for about 200 years and is home to some of Japan’s most beautiful temples and shrines.
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