Today Opodo is offering last-minute flights from London to Tokyo in the next six weeks from £379. To celebrate this, we bring you three great ideas in the Japanese capital, lovingly harvested from our brand new Summer 2015 guide.
SIGHT – Tokyo City View (pictured)
The 238-metre Mori Tower isn’t quite the tallest building in Tokyo, but it’s the tallest one that lets visitors walk around its rooftop every summer. It’s open until late evening, and there aren’t many better ways to see the city than from an open-air deck after dark. An added bonus is that the ticket price includes entry to the world-class Mori Art Museum.
+81 3 6406 6652
Roppongi Hills, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
DRINK – Sekirei
Tokyo’s most beautiful beer garden is part of an historic complex affiliated with the Meiji shrine. The Emperor Meiji helped draft Japan’s former constitution here in the late 19th century. These days you can sit in wicker chairs, drink beer and tuck into standard izakaya fair. If you’re lucky, there will be dancers or musicians to entertain you. It’s surprisingly cheap considering the setting.
Favourite drink: when you’re outside in summer, it has to be beer.
+81 3 3746 7723
2-2-23 Moto-Akasaka, Minato-ku
SLEEP – Park Hotel Tokyo
Most of the Park’s rooms come in a straightforward palette of creams and natural woods. But local creatives have splashed striking designs across the walls of the 17 rooms. The high-rise hotel is close to the luxury streets of Ginza, and right next door to the verdant Hama Rikyu Gardens — ideal for a summertime wander. It also has an outstanding whisky bar.
Favourite room: Aki Narita’s ‘Geisha Goldfish’.
Shiodome Media Tower, 1-7-1 Higashi Shinbashi, Minato-ku
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