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This is a one stop shop where you can: read up on Tokyo, see the sights, book your flight, find bars and restaurants, book your Tokyo hotel or hostel, buy your Tokyo guide books, find free and cheap things to see and do, learn some Japanese and even check the weather! Before you come to Tokyo, you'll need as much information as possible, to make your stay an enjoyable one.
Whether you're a tourist or are coming to Tokyo on business or for Aichi World Expo, we hope that you'll find this site invaluable and that it will help you to get the most out of one of the most exciting cities in the world. Read about great Tokyo places to visit and find out how to get into the city center from the airports.
Spring is one of the most pleasant seasons for visiting Tokyo. Be sure to visit one of numerous parks around Tokyo for hanami or cherry blossom viewing. Click here for more places to see Tokyo's sakura.
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While the temperature in Tokyo doesn't go much over 30 degrees centigrade in summer, it does get quite humid. The beaches "officially" open from July and they can be a good place to cool down. Mountain get aways are also popular to escape the heat and humidity.
Despite the heat, Tokyo is a fun place to be during summer with an interesting mix of festivals that are held right through summer. Spectacular fireworks shows are held almost every weekend at different locations around Tokyo. If you are feeling thirsty, be sure to take in a beer garden.
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