Uncommon Tokyo

A Modern Metropolis Soars With High Energy, Yet Maintains A Calm Refinement From Its Past

Solving the riddle of Tokyo is a never-ending quest. While its dizzying modernity gives it a futuristic feel, this is still a city that takes its traditions seriously. Cultural etiquette steeped in ceremony is a respectful nod to ancient practices, bringing notes of grace and stillness to one of the fastest moving places on the planet.

From the rituals of bath houses and Buddhist temples, to neighborhoods teeming with non-stop nightlife, discover what to do in Tokyo during your next trip with our curated guide to Japan’s capital.

Stories from Tokyo

Tokyo Treats

A Local Sculptor Keeps Crowds Entertained, And An Ancient Art Alive

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Tokyo Treats
Image Conscious

Immerse Yourself In Palace Hotel Tokyo's Impressive Art Collection

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Image Conscious
Wright Of Passage

Toast To A Bygone Era At The Old Imperial Bar

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Wright Of Passage
Uncommon Decency

Explore The Subtleties Of Japanese Etiquette During Your Stay At Palace Hotel Tokyo

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Uncommon Decency
Welcome To The Capital Of Cocktails

From Foie-Gras Vodka To Blue-Cheese Cognac, One Tokyo Mixologist Is Creating Quite A Stir

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Welcome To The Capital Of Cocktails
Intelligent Design

A Tokyo Architect And Designer Takes Care In Creating Innovative New Spaces

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Intelligent Design
Master Of Ceremonies

Inside The Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Tea Takes Center Stage

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Master Of Ceremonies
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Local Recommendations

Things To Do In Ginza

Hint: There's More To The Neighborhood Than Shopping

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Things To Do In Ginza
Where To Enjoy A Cocktail

Special Drinks, With Credentials To Boot

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Where To Enjoy A Cocktail
Timeless Tokyo

Where History Comes Alive

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Timeless Tokyo
Divine Dining

Where To Eat In Tokyo

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Divine Dining
Museum Trail

Explore Some Of The City's Top Private Art Collections

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Museum Trail
Tea Spots

Where To Taste Local Brews

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Tea Spots
Stagecraft

Kabuki Performance Art At Its Finest

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Stagecraft
Visual Pleasures

Man-Made And Natural Wonders For Every Season

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Visual Pleasures
Tokyo Sightseeing

History And Beauty Meet At The City's Temples And Shrines

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Tokyo Sightseeing
Cutting Edge

Kitchen Must Haves

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Cutting Edge
Masters Of Their Craft

Where To Explore Artisanry, Old And New

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Masters Of Their Craft
Spirit Of Sumo

Where To Catch A Match

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Spirit Of Sumo
Taking The Waters

Tokyo's Best Bath Houses

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Taking The Waters
Taste of Tokyo

Where To Eat And Drink

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Taste of Tokyo
Architecture Tour

Award-Winning Design In Aoyama

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Architecture Tour
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