In just 400 years Tokyo has grown from a small fishing village to become the world’s largest metropolis.
Today it is a city that combines innovative futuristic skyscrapers with traditional sights, meaning there are many fascinating things to see and do, as well as chic and sophisticated places to shop.
The Imperial Palace is still the home of the imperial family. Built on the site of the old Edo Castle, it is also an important cultural site with museums and pristine gardens.
Despite the rapid growth and metropolitan feel of Tokyo, it still holds on to its cultural history and the Sumo tour is as popular as ever. Held at the impressive Ryagoku Stadium in Tokyo three times a year, it is definitely an experience that cannot be replicated elsewhere.
There are yacht facilities in Yokohama just south of the main city giving you the opportunity to escape the city and explore the surrounding islands.
Japan is the birthplace of the bullet train, and still has one of the most modern high-speed rail networks in the world, making it easy to travel out from the capital to see more of the country during your stay.