Tokyo is renowned for its skyscrapers, busy pedestrian crossings and bright neon-drenched streets. Whether you’re in for peaceful visits to museums, temples and tea ceremonies, or you just want to blend into the energy of crowded trains and the hustle-bustle of a fast-paced city life, Tokyo has something for everyone.
PIA flies to Tokyo thrice a week via Beijing.
BEST TIME TO GO
March and April are popular as the “Sakura” or cherry blossoms bloom in all their beauty. Mid-June to mid-July are the hot and damp summers. From September to November, the trees put on a colorful autumnal display. Winters are generally clear and cold, with temperatures averaging between 0 and 8 degrees Celsius.
TOP 5 PLACES TO SEE
AKIHABARA – Tokyo’s electric town, this is the central hub for Japanese tech and otaku culture - anime, manga, games, and electronics. You can find everything here from plug adapters and iPhone chargers, to the rarest anime collectibles.
SENSOJI TEMPLE – the most famous and most photographed of Tokyo's temples. It is the oldest Buddhist temple in the capital, and the five-story pagoda and trails of incense take you back to a Tokyo of time gone by.
TOKYO SKYTREE - a television broadcasting tower and the tallest building in Japan. The observation deck on its top gives you the best and most mesmerizing bird’s-eye views of the city.
TOKYO IMPERIAL PALACE – the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan. The palace grounds have spots for cherry blossom viewing, art galleries, parks and beautiful gardens, offering a respite from the busy city streets.
SHIBUYA CROSSING – the world’s busiest street crossing where you can experience the Japanese crowds. Around a million people cross this intersection every day. It is famous for its fashion forwardness, and is also home to the newest trends in other forms of culture like music and movies.
THINGS TO DO
SAKURA (CHERRY BLOSSOM) – spring season is a treat with the cherry blossoms blooming in a week between March and April. Japanese people hold ‘flower watching’ parties known as hanami to celebrate and cherish cherry blossom trees.
TSUKIJI FISH MARKET - wholesale market which is one of the largest fish markets in the world. Wake up before the sun rises and make your way to this market for an interesting breakfast.
SUSHI TRAIN – make a trip to Kaiten-zushi, the restaurant where plates of sushi and other food are placed on a conveyer belt that moves around the restaurant for you to order and pick from, a truly unique culinary experience for your tastebuds.
FLIGHTS TO TOKYO
|FLIGHTS FROM||ARRIVING AT||STOPS||SCHEDULE|
|Narita Airport||Via Beijing||Thursday|
|Lahore||Narita Airport||Via Beijing||Sunday|
TOKYO AND BEYOND
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