Destination guide

Frenetic futurism meets historical heritage in Tokyo

The ever-buzzing Japanese capital is a sprawling metropolis of striking contrasts. At first glance, it's dazzlingly futuristic, with soaring skyscrapers, neon-clad plazas and one of the world's most advanced and efficient public transport networks. But it's also a city steeped in ancient traditions, as evinced by the tranquil temples, elegant tea houses and meticulously maintained bonsai gardens you'll eventually stumble across. Eating out is an endless source of delight, with spotlessly clean restaurants serving some of the freshest sushi and most comforting noodle soups you'll find anywhere on the planet. With Tokyo holiday rentals ranging from cosy studios to spacious family houses, you can cater your trip to your precise needs.

Things to do

On top of the world in Tokyo

You'll find a wealth of astonishing attractions within easy reach of your Tokyo holiday rental. Get your bearings in memorable style with a trip to the top of the Tokyo Skytree. Opened to the public in 2012, this breathtaking neo-futuristic broadcasting tower is one of the world's tallest structures, soaring to a height of 634 metres. From its observation deck you can take in completely unobstructed panoramic views of the city below. For enchanting family fun, nothing beats a visit to Tokyo Disney Resort. The original Tokyo Disneyland, among the most popular theme parks on the planet, is home to iconic attractions like the nerve-shredding Space Mountain roller coaster and the resplendent Cinderella Castle. Meanwhile, neighbouring Tokyo Disney Sea is a world of watery wonder, with its beguiling Mermaid Lagoon and uncanny recreation of Venice.


Shop ‘til you drop or dance ‘til dawn in Tokyo

Tokyo is a paradise for shopaholics of all stripes. You can browse for cutting-edge street fashion in hip boutiques, luxury brands in cavernous department stores, gleaming gadgets in garish electronics emporiums or vintage comics and retro video games in the geek-chic district of Akihabara. You'll be similarly spoilt for choice when it comes to evening entertainment. You could take in a classical concert in the state-of-the-art Suntory Hall, reconnect with your inner child in a colourful, multi-storey amusement arcade, sing your heart out in a private karaoke booth with waiter service or quaff cocktails and dance until the early hours in a pulsing nightclub.


Sublime spring days in Tokyo

Tokyo holiday rentals are in high demand at all times of year, but especially so during the sizzling summer months of June to August. However, the high humidity may make sightseeing feel like a chore at this time of year. If your travel dates are flexible, you may prefer to visit during the milder spring or autumn months. Winter can be positively chilly, but this is also the driest time of the year. You also land a better deal on accommodation during this period, provided you steer clear of the extremely busy New Year holidays.

Natural features

Tokyo's pristine parks and blissful blossom season

You may imagine Tokyo as a hectic concrete jungle, but the city is blessed with an array of expansive parks and lush green spaces. Unquestionably the best time to experience these is around the beginning of April, when the cherry trees are coated with delicate pink blossom. Celebrating cherry blossom season is serious business here, with the entire city decamping to natural beauty spots to drink sake and feast on lavish picnics whilst savouring the warm spring air.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Tokyo

Fly into Tokyo (HND-Haneda), the closest airport, located 8.8 mi (14.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Tokyo (NRT-Narita Intl.), which is 35.9 mi (57.8 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Tokyo Yurakucho Station, Tokyo Station and Tokyo Shimbashi Station are the main stations that serve the city. It's easy to get around Tokyo by catching a ride on the metro at Hibiya Station, Yurakucho Station or Ginza-Itchome Station.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Tokyo?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Tokyo. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Tokyo Station: 483 holiday lettings
  • Shinjuku Central Park: 487 holiday lettings
  • The Tokyo Metropolitan Government: 478 holiday lettings
  • Tokyo Shibuya Station: 480 holiday lettings
  • Japan Calligraphy Museum: 487 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Tokyo listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Tokyo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 348 Flats in Tokyo. Our other popular types of Tokyo holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 95 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 353 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 8 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Tokyo?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 365 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Tokyo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.