Tokyo is Japan's capital and the country's largest city. Tokyo is also one of Japan's 47 prefectures but is called a metropolis rather than a prefecture.
The metropolis of Tokyo consists of 23 city wards, 26 cities, 5 towns and 8 villages, including the Izu and Ogasawara Islands (several small Pacific Islands in the south of Japan's main island Honshu)
In a city as enormous and complex as Tokyo the below mentioned districts are recommended as a means of introducing yourself to the diversity of its neighbourhoods and the richness of it's culture.
This business and shopping district in the west of Tokyo is the ultimate overwhelming experience. With streams of screaming neon exploding upwards over streets awash with waves of people, Shinjuku provides a cross section of the world at every glance.
Shinagawa continues to attract attention as a critical hub to major air and rail systems. With breathtaking views of the city and Tokyo Bay, bustling Shinagawa Station is located at the southern gateway to the Tokyo metropolis with immediate access to the Shinagawa Prince Hotel.
Asakusa is festive and quaint temple town with an atmosphere of old Japan. Nakamise Street is a pedestrian mall leading to Senso-ji Temple from the Kaminari-mon. Many small shops, which sell traditional Japanese items and food, line up on both sides of the street. If you are looking for souvenirs, this is a good place to shop.
Roppongi is Tokyo's active nexus of nightlife where the highest concentration of foreigners can be found any night after 6pm. It has also gained a name as a cultural center thanks to the presence of several art museums.
The Ginza is Tokyo's most famous upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district, featuring numerous department stores, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, night clubs and cafes. It is where you can find the infamous $10 cups of coffee and where virtually every leading brand name in fashion and cosmetics has a presence.