Many people paddle in boats near cherry blossoms at Chidorigafuchi Green Way in Tokyo.

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Things to Know

Make the most of your trip to Japan's incredible capital with all the insider tips every first-time visitor to Tokyo needs to know.

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Best Neighborhoods

From Ginza to Shinjuku, here's a guide to Tokyo's diverse, atmospheric neighborhoods.

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Day Trips

After enjoying Tokyo's charms, we recommend a day trip to see temples and mountains and bathe in hot springs. Here are the top day trips from Tokyo.

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Money and Costs

Tokyo is expensive. Not if you read this.

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Tokyo is the world’s most populous city. Fortunately, its public transport system is up to the job.

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Free Things to Do

Tokyo travel can blow the budget but this lot doesn't cost a yen. Here's the best of Tokyo for free.

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Traveling with Kids

Crowded, colorful and charismatic; Tokyo is great fun for families. Here are the best things to do with kids.

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