Tokyo is without question one of the world’s greatest travel destinations. Dedicated travelers could spend a week or more and feel like they have barely scratched the surface.
The most commonly visited areas – Marunouchi, Shibuya, Asakusa, Ginza – will easily fill 2-3 days of sightseeing on their own. This leaves little opportunity to explore the Japanese capital’s more unique, traditional, or downright unusual districts.
Should you find yourself with some valuable extra time, or are simply curious to stray a little, below is our list of hidden gems in Tokyo – away from the beaten path. We’ve picked just five neighborhoods here, with many more sadly not making the cut. If you’re looking for ideas on how to spend your time in Tokyo, particularly if you have specific interests (food, history, arts, shopping, technology, anime…), please let your consultant know and they will be very happy to discuss!