Wander through bustling city streets, admire the vivid neon glow of billboards and shop signs as you cross those infamous intersections and embrace the fast-paced local lifestyle where everyone seems to always be rushing to their next meeting, next lunch date or catching the next train home.
Soak up the smells and tastes of laneway restaurants serving up fresh sushi or steaming bowls of ramen, experience the succulence that is Wagyu beef, indulge in desserts made with mochi and red bean or try the simple yet quirky combination of strawberries and cream between two pieces of white bread.
But don’t be fooled, Tokyo is much more than tall buildings, eclectic cuisines and busy walkways. Immerse yourself in the beauty and subtlety of Japanese culture. Visit religious and historic temples and shrines, admire traditional clothing such as the Kimono made from luscious silk fabric, or the entertain yourself with the creativity of Japanese pop culture, such as anime, manga or the free-spirited nature of karaoke, which translates as ’empty orchestra’.