Life in Tokyo

The Tokyo vibe

A melding of tradition and modernity

Tokyo is where traditional Japan meets the contemporary world of high technology and avant design. A center of high fashion as well as trendsetting music and anime, Tokyo is a town of many faces with historical shrines and temples set amidst the hustle and bustle of a city that never sleeps.

A melding of tradition and modernity

Innate, heartfelt hospitality

Warm, accommodating hosts ensure a memorable visit to any country. Japan is famous for its hospitality with visitors fondly noting the courtesy of its people. Whether receiving directions in a bewildering maze of streets or being waited on by a polite shop clerk, you’ll be delighted by the graciousness found in every corner of this fascinating country.

Innate, heartfelt hospitality

Breathtaking natural and seasonal beauty

Japan is a chain of mountainous islands characterized by richly varied topography and distinct seasonal changes. In addition to the wonders of Mt. Fuji and Kyoto — both popular tourist attractions — you can experience the joys of cherry blossoms in spring, lush verdant greenery in summer, a riot of changing colors in autumn and the peaceful serenity of a snowy landscape in winter.

Breathtaking natural and seasonal beauty

Diverse culinary delights

A fabulous destination for gourmands, Japan has something for every palate. Sushi and kaiseki cuisine — a traditional course meal made with seasonal foods from mountains and sea — represent the pinnacle of Japanese culinary skill and aesthetics. You can also sample tasty delights in the ubiquitous izakayas, Japanese-style bistros that are becoming increasingly popular abroad. The country’s love affair with food extends to other cuisine as well, giving you the opportunity to savor authentic European and Asian dishes as well as dine in local branches of quality restaurants from around the world.

Diverse culinary delights

The safest country in Asia

Tokyo prides itself on its record of safety while the country overall rates as the safest destination in Asia and number five worldwide*. Enjoy your trip to Japan with full peace of mind.

*Source: Global Peace Index 2012, The Institute for Economics and Peace

A world of convenience

Anytime of the day or night, you’ll find Tokyo’s convenience stores, restaurants and ATMs open for business. This 24-7-365 accessibility makes Japan a truly appealing destination.

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