Tokyo is a vast city where long history and cutting-edge modernity coexist.
Get acquainted with the history in one of the old parts of the city. The Ueno neighborhood has less of a modern feel than most of Tokyo. It’s also where you’ll find some of Tokyo’s best museums.
Nearby, Asakusa is home to the largest Buddhist temple in Tokyo.
For the modern side of Tokyo, visit Shinjuku to get your fill of skyscrapers, shopping, and entertainment.
And for some specialty shopping, you may want to head to other districts.
Akihabara is nicknamed “Electric Town” for a reason–from videogames to computers to cameras, there’s nothing related to technology you can’t find there.
If you’re more interested in clothes, Shibuya and Harajuku are the neighborhoods for you, and not just because of the great shopping opportunities. In these two districts you can watch teenagers flaunt a variety of fashions, making for some of the best people-watching in Tokyo.
But if you’re only interested in high fashion, Ginza is for you. This is where you’ll find stores for all the most prestigious fashion labels.
For pure entertainment, visit Tokyo’s artificial island, Odaiba. Or if you’re looking for a vibrant nightlife, Roppongi is the neighborhood for you.
In a city as large and diverse as Tokyo, everybody can find a neighborhood that appeals to them.