Destination Guide - Tokyo
Tokyo is a city that manages to be excessively modern and humbly traditional all at once. Despite the fact that Tokyo takes the term tech-savvy to a new level – and is considered to be among the most innovative cities in the world – there’s still time for a Geisha tea party and a visit to a tranquil temple. While the man-made neon lights of Shinjuku seem omnipresent there are plenty of natural wonders, too – the cherry blossoms at Shinjuku-gyoen seem to bring all 13 million residents out to ogle the beauty of Tokyo’s full bloom.
Tokyo experiences an average of 25-30°C temperatures during summer (June to August) while winters (December to February) are crisp, with 0-5 °C temperatures. However, it’s not long before blue skies and cherry blossoms and comfortable temperatures return in spring.
Getting there and around
Tokyo has a comprehensive train network and its intricacies can be challenging at first. However, it is the most efficient and economical way to get around the city. Taxis are an option but can be expensive in peak hour traffic. Walking is easy within each district, too.
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