Information about flights to Tokyo
Get hold of discount Tokyo flights with lastminute.com and see one of the true world cities. Tokyo's modern technology, good manners and healthy living make for a fantastic culture to be a part of on your holiday break. Parts of the city will truly shock you with their eccentric nature, and the neon glow in the evenings is a sight in its own right.
Travel up to the Seaside Top observatory to see one of the most impressive and iconic skylines in the world. From the vantage point here you'll be able to see the lofty heights of Tokyo Tower and the unusual bulging stalk of the Tokyo Skytree. Time your trip for the evening and you'll be able to catch the Rainbow Bridge lighting up in all kinds of colours across the Tokyo Bay.
The Japanese architecture is what gives Tokyo its character, and in particular the combination of the new city skyscrapers and the old temples and shrines. To see a little piece of the past you should head over to Senso-Jios. This ancient Buddhist temple is a real slice of classic Japan. As you wander through the open air main hall you can choose from a host of traditional Japanese food and clothing shops. Make it to the outer gate and you're faced with a 200-metre plus shopping street, where you'll see a little bit of everything. Whilst you're there it's a good time to get some interesting and unusual souvenirs.
For something a little more natural visit one of Tokyo's many open parks. Shinjuku Gyoen is a large one where you can see what the locals call an eminent garden. The park is split into a few different gardens, each representing a corner of the globe. The Tokyo garden has loads of local plant life and in the autumn time it makes a total Japanese experience.
Restaurants and local food
In Tokyo you'll find it easy to spend a fortune on world-renowned cuisine, or pick up something for pennies that tastes great… and everything in between as well. Remember that tipping is unusual in Tokyo, and often the places that expect it will include it in the bill, so take prices at face value.
If you're booking in advance then think about Kanda. This is one of Tokyo's real obscurities, an eight-seat sushi bar that has three Michelin stars to its name. Tokyo is a city that can boast multiple Michelin-starred restaurants, but Kanda is particularly well regarded. You will need to plan a long time ahead, but the fantastic meals comprise some of the world's best sushi.
If you're looking for something a little more grounded then try Sushi-Bun. It still doesn't seat too many – around ten – but it tends not to have the biggest queues. The bar is right by the central fish market, so the food is some of the freshest in the city.