Tokyo Travel Tips

Sumo Wrestling in Tokyo

By Viator, May 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 81 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

As Japan's national sport, sumo wrestling is a major part of the country's culture. The vast majority of Japan?s sumo wrestlers live in Tokyo's Ryogoku district, which has served the sport's hub for ...  Read more

Cherry Blossom Season in Tokyo

By Viator, May 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Visitors to Tokyo between March and April are in for a treat: blooming cherry blossom trees decorate nearly every green space in the city, creating a beautiful, pink foreground to impressive ...  Read more

Kyoto Tours from Tokyo

By Viator, April 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 178 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

While the vast metropolis of Tokyo dazzles the visitor with modern marvels and only occasionally displays hints of its past, Kyoto ? once the imperial capital of Japan ? is far more forthcoming with ...  Read more

Explore the Countryside: 4 Great Day Trips from Tokyo

By Viator, April 2015

1. Kamakura Tour Explore the countryside, temples and shrines outside Tokyo on a full-day walking tour through Kamakura. This fully guided excursion takes you to Kamakura?s famous Great Buddha ...  Read more

3 Days in Tokyo: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 878 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Tokyo. You have no idea until you go. This ancient Eastern city throbs with lights, culture, and movement so sure to both invigorate and bedazzle you the moment you step off the plane, that there ...  Read more

Day Trips to Mt Fuji

By Viator, March 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3158 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The snow-capped peak of cone-shaped Mount Fuji can be seen from Tokyo on a clear day. Regardless of the weather, it can be reached by bullet train or coach bus in a matter of hours. Day trips to Mt. ...  Read more

Bullet Trains

By Viator, March 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 588 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Japanese bullet trains, known locally as Shinkansen, are among the fastest in the world and routinely reach speeds of close to 200mph (320 km/h), easily linking major cities throughout Japan with ...  Read more

4 Must-Visit Neighborhoods in Tokyo

By Viator, March 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 296 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Tokyo is ripe for exploration, and while it?s likely travelers will find something to marvel at with nearly every turn, these four unique neighborhoods are each worth a visit for their distinct ...  Read more

Tokyo Walking Tours

By Viator, January 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 39 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Tokyo's most interesting details are best noticed on foot, slowed down, and off the main streets. From spotting eye-popping fashion in Harajuku to locals clad in traditional kimonos in Asakusa, ...  Read more

Exploring Tokyo's Backstreets

By Viator, January 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 176 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

In any country, the best place to get away from other tourists and spend time with locals is to explore the backstreets. In Tokyo, in particular, the backstreets teem with family and locally owned ...  Read more

Tokyo Culture

By Viator, September 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 742 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

West meets East. East meets West. For many of us, the notions we have of the East and the Orient are mere stereotyped snapshots gleaned from childhood history classes, Hollywood movies, and maybe ...  Read more

Karaoke in Tokyo

By Viator, June 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

You may have been to a karaoke bar in your home country, but karaoke in Japan is completely different from in the West. Instead of subjecting an entire bar full of strangers to your singing skills, ...  Read more

Japanese Cuisine

By Viator, June 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 117 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

If the idea of eating sushi turns your head, or if you?re the guy who's hunting down the McDonalds in Tuscany, then perhaps you're also the guy not too keen on the idea of Japanese cuisine. If so ...  Read more

Edo Period in Japan

By Viator, October 2013

4 star rating: Recommended 46 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

It all started with Ieyasu Tokugawa. The year was 1600, and Japan had been in a period of feudal wars and dissonance for over a century. Tokugawa, a military leader in Edo - a sleepy castle town in ...  Read more

Experiencing Geisha Culture

By Viator, May 2013

4 star rating: Recommended 31 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Geisha are one of the most misunderstood pieces of the Japanese cultural puzzle. These traditional Japanese entertainers are trained as hostesses with skills in various Japanese arts, particularly ...  Read more

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