If you can’t start an adventure without a little caffeine kick, consider visiting one of Tokyo's traditional tea gardens, like Koishikawa Korakuen, one of the oldest in the city. To take in more of the city's history, head to the Asakusa District, the site of the popular Senso-ji Temple. Top off your culture fix in small but mighty Taito, the city’s smallest ward and home to the National Museum of Nature and Science and Tokyo National Museum.
When you’re feeling knackered, perk up with fresh eats, like sushi—of course—and copious bowls of noodles in Gaienmae, then hit the club scene or get some shut-eye to reboot to keep this Tokyo holiday rolling. Speaking of rolling, getting around Tokyo is not a problem due to its impressive metro subway system, but if you want to enjoy a day trip outside of the city to, say, Nikko National Park, you may need to pick up a car hire in Tokyo.
Japan has several famous shopping districts, including the Harajuku neighbourhood. Here, you'll see trendsetters in designer threads and locals dressed in colourful anime character costumes, because in Harajuku there are no fashion rules. Another top destination is Ginza, which is considered one of the best shopping districts in the world. In Ginza, you'll find upscale boutiques and famous luxury name brands. For still more stores and some impressive feats of architecture, check out the Odaiba district. This futuristic area was built on a man-made island, and features giant shopping complexes with wide-ranging entertainment.
Of course, all that shopping can make you hungry. Fortunately, Tokyo is a foodie's delight, particularly for those who love a good bowl of ramen. The Ebisu neighbourhood offers smashing options for this dish and others with low-key vibes. Shinjuku San-chome is another foodie hot spot where you can chow down on international eats or sip slowly in a posh wine bar in the midst of busy streets and an easygoing, gay-friendly culture.
When you're finished dinner and it's time to hit the club, check out the Roppongi district—the bars and restaurants in this area cater to travellers and young locals, and with several embassies close by, you can always try to extend your travel visa if the drinks are just that good.
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