Late Deals Tokyo City Breaks – Flights and Hotels
Tokyo is a must visit city for any traveler – with some of the most iconic landmarks in the world both new and old, an incredible food scene, and fantastic shopping on everything from traditional crafts to electronics and designer goods. There’s a range of hotels from luxury to budget, a world-class, easy to use transportation system, and lots of signage and information available in English – making Tokyo a welcoming, easy to navigate city, that’s perfect no matter your budget.
- Tokyo Skytree – see this giant city from Japan’s tallest structure (634m!)
- Asakusa temple – Tokyo’s oldest and most colorful temple, surrounded by traditional shops
- Shibuya crossing – one of Tokyo’s most iconic symbols in one of Tokyo’s trendiest areas
- Mount Fuji – Japan’s most famous image, a must visit
- Japanese food – sushi, katsu curry, ramen , yakisoba and so much more
- Ueno Park – this huge park in the center of the city is an oasis of calm, greenery and traditional buildings
- Nikko – see waterfalls, shrines, temples, and wild monkeys bathing in hot springs
Find Tokyo Flights and Hotels:
Flights and transportation
Two airports provide easy access to Tokyo, Narita International Airport and Haneda Airport (also known as Tokyo International Airport). These airports have very convenient transport links with both trains and limousine buses, so you can easily go straight from the airport to the center of Tokyo. A wide number of airlines fly to Japan, and are increasingly offering stop over flights that start from regional airports in the UK.
Whether you are going for a luxury stay, a cheaper city break, or a long awaited holiday, Tokyo makes for the perfect destination – there are hotels, restaurants and activities to suit every budget. Plus, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to hotel type too, with modern hotels, traditional Japanese inns called ryokan, capsule hotels, and even hotels staffed by robots!
It may surprise you to find that its pretty affordable destination. There are plenty of budget hotels across the city, and thanks to Japan’s high level of standards and service, you’ll find even cheap hotels offer convenient locations right next to train stations with comfortable, clean and modern rooms. In the mid range you’ll have plenty to choose from, with great locations in among all the sites and next to train stations. And of course there is an amazing array of luxury hotels. Stunning views of the largest city in the world, refined decor, fine dining, incredible locations and an exceptionally high level of service – you can expect to find all this in one of Tokyo’s many luxury hotels.
What to do in Tokyo
Tokyo Skytree – the city stretches out as far as the eye can see, and what better way to see it than from Japan’s tallest structure.
Asakusa temple – Asakusa is a more traditional area of Tokyo, most famous is its red temple with giant lantern hanging in its entrance way. The area is full of winding, narrow streets filled with shops selling traditional crafts – perfect for souvenirs.
Shibuya crossing – the scramble crossing is one of Tokyo’s most iconic images, visit here to see the massive crowds appear and disappear in an instant, all while taking in one of Tokyo’s trendiest areas.
Mount Fuji – one of Japan’s most famous sites, seeing the snow capped Mount Fuji is a must when you visit.
Ueno Park – escape into nature here and feel like you’ve left Tokyo entirely. This huge park in the center of the city is an oasis of calm, greenery and traditional buildings.
Thanks to Japan’s incredible transportation network Tokyo makes a great base if you plan on visiting other parts of Japan. The bullet train is Japan’s world famous high speed train that can take you right round the country and be back in Tokyo in time for dinner. Or if you want to explore these areas in more depth its easy to stay there and make it back to the airport.
Yokohama is a port city right next to Tokyo, and home to some great attractions such as the ramen museum, Chinatown, or how about a stroll along the waterside down in Minato Mirai?
Kyoto is filled to the brim with temples and shrines, including the Golden Pavilion, and Fushimi Inari-taisha – a trail up a mountain lined with red torii gates. While your there why not immerse yourself in traditional Japanese culture with a tea ceremony?
Osaka has a reputation for being more relaxed than Tokyo, and has a thriving street food culture best displayed along the Dotonbori canal. Osaka Castle is steeped in history, and Universal Studios Japan is full of fun and thrilling rides.
What to Eat:
From established favorites like sushi, ramen, and katsu curry, to new ones like okonomiyaki, omurice, yakisoba and so many more – when choosing what to eat in Tokyo you’ll be spoiled for choice with one of the best food scenes in the world.
A dish of broth, noodles, finished off with toppings such as sliced pork – this popular dish has a number of variations, and small specialist ramen shops will each have their own take on it.There are a variety of broths, often originating from certain regions of Japan. There’s chicken based shōyu, salty shio, tonkotsu – a pork based broth with a creamy appearance and a rich taste from Kyushu, miso comes from Hokkaido, and curry ramen. It’s worth trying multiple different ramen shops to find your favorite!
There are so many types of sushi to try – the popular salmon, the indulgent fatty tuna, Japanese omelette (tamago), fish roe, vegetable, fried tofu filled with rice, maki rolls – and there’s so many ways to try it! Whether you visit a sushi master’s restaurant, or the fun kaiten-zushi where you place your order on a screen and your order is sent wizzing round to your seat by conveyor-belt!
Popular in the UK, this dish is a staple of Japanese home cooking. There are many variations on the sauce (some contain apple) which is generally not too spicy, as well as a variety of different toppings. This includes katsu chicken, deep fried chicken, stewed vegetables, cheese and so many more.
Like how its name means ‘as you like it’ – okonomiyaki is a dish created to be customized to your tastes. Often likened to a Japanese omelette, its base consists of special flour, egg and chopped cabbage – the rest is up to you! Popular is strips of bacon, cheese, and fried noodles. Okonomiyaki restaurants often cook the meal on a hotplate in front of you, or even helps you cook it yourself. To finish its topped with okonomiyaki sauce (similar to brown sauce), then decorated with patterns of Japanese mayonnaise, seaweed flakes and bonito flakes that dance in the heat.