Tokyo city breaks

Tokyo city breaks

A city break to Tokyo promises history, culture and tons of adventure. Explore the city’s gardens and parks, take part in a karaoke contest, eat authentic Japanese sushi or just do some people-watching to get a sense of what life in Tokyo is really like.

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Map of Tokyo

28 ℃

Best time to visit: Tokyo has a humid, subtropical climate with four distinct seasons.

12 hours

New Tokyo International Airport (NRT), also known as Tokyo Narita Airport, is 57.5 km (35.7 mi) east of Tokyo Station.


Tokyo is best for...

Sightseers: From the natural beauty of its parks and gardens, to the historic charm of its temples and shrines, there is so much to be seen in this busy city.

Food lovers: The fresh fish markets and numerous sushi restaurants are a must try for anyone that loves Japanese cuisine.

Fashion fanatics: Fashion is an important part of modern Japanese culture. Tokyo locals wear everything from traditional Japanese attire to quirky, modern styles.

Fast facts for Tokyo

Language: The language spoken in Tokyo is Japanese.

Currency: The currency used in Tokyo is the Japanese Yen (¥).

Local time: Tokyo is nine hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: New Tokyo International Airport (NRT), also known as Tokyo Narita.

Airport: is 57.5 km (35.7 mi) east of Tokyo Station.

Flight time from UK: Approximately 12 hours.

Tourist information: Further Tokyo tourist information can be found at

Visa / health: Before you travel, visit for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Tokyo.

Getting around Tokyo

By train: Each major area in Tokyo shares a name with a major train station. This is a reliable, inexpensive way to get around the busy city.

By subway: The subway covers the whole city and will also get you into the suburbs at an affordable price.

By bus: All areas unreachable by train or subway can be accessed  by bus.

Events in Tokyo

Moon viewing: Tsukimi has been a Japanese tradition for centuries and is celebrated throughout the country. Tokyo pays homage to the tradition by lighting up the iconic Tokyo Tower in pink and blue, which can be viewed from up close and from afar. The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (The Miraikan) also celebrates the autumn full moon with extended opening hours and traditional Japanese music performances.

Ippan Sanga: The first major festival of the year allows the public to visit the Imperial Palace, where the Emperor and Imperial Family come out to receive New Year greetings from the public.

Tokyo weather

Temperature: Summer temperatures range from 21 (°C) to 28 (°C), while winters temperatures can be anything from -2 (°C) to 11 (°C).

Best time to visit: Autumn, from September to November, is one of the best times to visit Tokyo for mild and pleasant temperatures.

Tokyo has a humid, subtropical climate with four distinct seasons.

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