City Guide: Tokyo


Find the best tempura at Tempura Fukamachi.

Experience the pizza of your dreams at Pizza Studio Tamaki.

Yakumo Saryo is a magical experience; the restaurant is in a converted house.

Order the steak sandwich at Shima Steak.


Go to the Imperial Palace to walk the grounds. There will be a line to get inside the palace, but it’s worth going just to walk the gardens.

For cherry blossom viewing, bring a picnic to Shinjuku Gyoen.

Visit the basement food courts at department stores Isetan and Takashimaya, and eat on the roof.


Visit Shimokitazawa for unique grocery and vintage clothing collections.

Spend a whole day exploring Omotesando street in Minato/Shibuya. The main street has big name brands, and the side streets have small boutiques and coffee shops/cafes. 


The Ritz Carlton is right in the heart of everything, with easy access to great shopping, subway, and taxis. Also, views of Mount Fuji from some rooms and the restaurant.

Hoshinoya is a traditional ryokan within Tokyo. You never wear your shoes around the hotel, each floor has its own tea lounge, and the roof features outdoor baths fed by hot springs.