Many people paddle in boats near cherry blossoms at Chidorigafuchi Green Way in Tokyo.

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Things to Know

Make the most of your trip to Japan's incredible capital with all the insider tips every first-time visitor to Tokyo needs to know.

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Best Neighborhoods

From Ginza to Shinjuku, here's a guide to Tokyo's diverse, atmospheric neighborhoods.

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Day Trips

After enjoying Tokyo's charms, we recommend a day trip to see temples and mountains and bathe in hot springs. Here are the top day trips from Tokyo.

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Money and Costs

Tokyo is expensive. Not if you read this.

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Tokyo is the world’s most populous city. Fortunately, its public transport system is up to the job.

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Free Things to Do

Tokyo travel can blow the budget but this lot doesn't cost a yen. Here's the best of Tokyo for free.

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Traveling with Kids

Crowded, colorful and charismatic; Tokyo is great fun for families. Here are the best things to do with kids.

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TOKYO, JAPAN - JANUARY 25:  Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama sits working on a new painting, in front of other newly finished paintings in her studio, on January 25, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan. Yayoi Kusama, who suffers from mental health problems and lives in a hospital near her studio, is one of today's most highly revered and popular of Japanese artists. She is one of the world's top selling living female artists breaking records in the millions. A major retrospective of her work is on display at Tate Modern in London through June 5, 2012.  (Photo by Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty Images)

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