Where 21st Century technology mixes with old-world charm
Cutting edge fashion, art, music and almost daily explosions of Japanese pop culture all mingle in Tokyo. Between the youth mecca that is Harajuku and the electronics hub of Akihabara, you could be forgiven for missing the quiet moments at the Shinto shrines or the beautiful gardens dotted across the city. (Koishikawa Korakuen is an old traditional Japanese garden, pretty in all seasons.)
If it's old-world charm you're seeking amid the energy, take a trip down the Sumida River to atmospheric Asakusa and the popular Senso-ji temple. Also visit the sprawling Imperial Palace in Chiyoda and the picturesque Meiji Shrine in Shibuya. Bring your appetite back to the 21st century and delight in exploring the plethora of noodle bars and sushi restaurants if you're on a budget. If cash is not an issue, relish the knowledge Tokyo has the most Michelin-starred restaurants of any city in the world. Thirsty? The Japanese equivalent of a pub is an 'izakaya'. If you need a high-octane and low-down getaway, a holiday in Tokyo can deliver both. Sugoi ne!