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10 useful sites for planning a (rescheduled) trip to Tokyo



2020.04.16 (Thu)

Japan travel and Tokyo information for visitors in English

By David, long-term Tokyo resident & food-loving traveler

Many travel plans this year have been postponed or canceled. But we can still dream and plan ahead. Here are 10 sites that give useful information for visitors. Use them to plan a your time in Tokyo.

Go Tokyo – The Official Tokyo Travel Guide

Tokyo’s official site is a very good place to start. Information includes area guides, travel tips, and top attractions.

Japan Travel

The site by the Japan National Tourism Organization is full of travel information for Tokyo and all of Japan.


Exploring Tokyo and Japan usually involves using public transport. On Hyperdia you can look up how to get to places by train. Even inside Tokyo this can be confusing, so knowing where to transfer is super helpful.

Time Out Tokyo

Read about things to do in the capital. Time Out Tokyo also publishes a quarterly mag in PDF form that you can download.

Truly Tokyo

This travel guide for Tokyo includes a number of itineraries that you can use to plan your days in the capital. The “First Time In Tokyo” page is a good place to start for first-time visitors.

Tokyo Cheapo

A great guide to Tokyo that includes tips on how to stretch your budget. If this is your first trip, start with the "Beginner’s Guide".

Tokyo Weekender

Tokyo Weekender is about life in Tokyo, but also a good resource for visitors. Read about events, travel, culture, and food.

Savvy Tokyo

Savvy is about lifestyle, fashion, and food. Many articles are written by women living in Tokyo and include interesting insights and recommendations.


This is the site of the long established English-language magazine Metropolis. Read about events, dining, and travel.

Tokyo Art Beat

As the name suggest, this site is all about art, design, and photography. Read about artists, galleries, museums, and exhibitions.

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