Tokyo, Japan’s capital city of some 9 million people, dazzles with its ultramodern cityscape and hidden pockets of traditional culture. No two experiences here are ever the same, and these unique activities help you dig beneath the surface to explore Tokyo’s hidden spots and quirky atmosphere.
Learn a New Skill
A culture-focused class brings an interactive spin to your trip, whether you’re traveling solo, with friends, or with the whole family. Try your hand at the Japanese art of kintsugi (repairing broken pottery), learn proper brushwork for Japanese calligraphy, or impress friends back home with your sushi-rolling skills.
Eat and Drink Like a Local
Tokyo’s collection of sushi shops, izakayas (gastropubs), and Edo-era teahouses make it one of Asia’s most tantalizing food cities. Uncover some of the city’s best bites (and sips) as you taste your way through the back alleys of Sangenjaya, bar hop through Shinjuku, or dine with a local foodie.
Surprises are around every corner in Tokyo, especially for those who take the time to dig beneath the city’s ultramodern facade and try something a little different. Combine some unusual activities like sledding and strawberry picking, go for a sightseeing jog through the city, or take a walk on the wild side in Tokyo’s historic red light district.
Own Your Experience
With so much to see and do in Tokyo, every minute counts. These tours let you customize your time to fit your specific interests, whether you’re chatting one-on-one with a monk in a traditional temple, walking the streets of historic Ginza, or exploring the hip Daikanyama neighborhood.