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    Language

    Japanese

    Best Time to Visit

    April, when the cherry blossoms wash the parks pretty in pink.

    What to Pack

    Cash. Japanese eschew plastic and bulk their wallets with yen.

    General Tips

    The largest city in the world is also one of the most distinct, thanks to centuries of artistic development whilst Japan closed all connections to the outside world, until the 1860s, producing unique art forms including ukiyo-e woodblock prints, kabuki, noh, bunraku, ikebana, manga and the world’s very first novel, the “Tale of Genji.”

    Ueno boasts the largest collections of museums of historical art, but visitors should also check the Emerging Science and Innovation Museum in Odaiba, Edo-Tokyo Museum in Sumida and the Nezu in Aoyama. The Mori Art Museum in Roppongi showcases contemporary art, while Tokyo Art Fair is held each March. Visitors to Ginza will find it home to many private galleries, as well as the iconic Kabuki-za Theater. Other major events include November’s Festival/Tokyo (Theater/Dance), and July’s Fuji Rock Festival (Music).

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Events
Hotels & Resorts
Luxury | High-end
Unparalleled access to Marunouchi’s business hub.
Luxury | High-end
Unobstructed views above Nihonbashi and Marunouchi
Luxury | High-end
Sophisticated glamor meets restrained Japanese ele
Luxury | High-end
Commanding city views and legendary service.
Luxury | High-end
Intimate yet centrally located urban retreat.
RESTAURANTs
Eclectic | High-End
Experimental menu focusing on seasonal produce.
Japanese | High-End
Michelin star restaurant serving fusion food.
French
Inventive French cuisine.
Bar | High-end
Cross the water-terrace bridge to the “other room"
Japanese | Budget
Delicately flavored rarities like quail & chocin.
SHOPPING
Fashion
Bugatti's Lifestyle Boutique.
Fashion | Mid-range
Quirky tables and eye-ball-headed mannequins.
Collectibles | Mid-range
Linger-friendly environment for media junkies.
Fashion | Mid-range
A candy-colored aesthetic that is uniquely Tokyo.
Fashion | High-end
Racy selections by Ann Demeulemeester, Guidi etc.