Holidays - Out & About in Tokyo

by : Liam G

Tokyo is a city bursting with contrasts, from its dazzling neon lights perched high on the sides of skyscrapers right down to its tranquil cherry blossom gardens dotted around the city, Tokyo is truly awe inspiring.

With a population nearing 13 million, you'd expect crime to be a big a problem. On the contrary though, Tokyo is one of the safest cities on the planet.

Due to the extremity of Tokyo' seasons, the city is best experienced during the milder months.

Cuisine is something that the Japanese take very seriously and whether you're planning on paying big or small you're sure to be impressed by the sheer variety on offer.

If shopping is your thing, then you will be hard pressed to not find what you're looking for in the megalopolis that is Tokyo. Numerous shops are open throughout the night as well as the day.

Beneath the modernity of the countless bars, restaurants and shopping centres of Tokyo beats an ancient heart.

This is reflected on a day to day basis by age-old traditions that are deeply routed into the Japanese population, such as their strong dining etiquette.

However, too truly experience Japanese culture at its best there is a wealth of temples, shrines, gardens and parks throughout the city.

With such a vast area to explore and so much ground to cover to fully experience the city getting around is a vital component to any visit to Tokyo.

In true Japanese style, Tokyo boasts one of the most efficient and advanced public network systems in the world, making sure you won't miss a thing.