The Tokyo metropolitan area is easily accessible by train from Makuhari Messe. All of the following areas can be reached in one hour or less: Ginza (Tokyo's main shopping district), Shinjuku (a mecca of high-rise buildings and entertainment), Akihabara (electronics shops), Harajuku (the center of Tokyo's pop-culture), Shibuya (the playground for Tokyo's youth) and Roppongi (Tokyo's lively night scene district).
Please refer to the links below for more information on Tokyo and its unique districts.
Widely distributed English-language magazine with a focus on entertainment, events, and Japanese culture.
- CNN GO Tokyo
Tokyo travel news from our insiders at CNN Go makes finding the real Tokyo a breeze. Follow us for the best recommendations on where to sleep, eat and drink.
- Japan National Tourism Organization
Japanese government site providing information for online budget hotel reservations, regional guides, convention locations, museums, etc.
- Akihabara Town Guide
Welcome to Akihabara, today's most famous Electronics Town, where you will find a wide range of contemporary electronic appliances at far cheaper prices than anywhere else in Japan. This website is brought to you by the Akihabara Electrical Town Organization.
- Tokyo Tower
Built in 1958, Tokyo Tower is a communications and observation tower that stands 333 meters tall. The tower is the symbol of Tokyo and a point of interest for tourists visiting the city. On clear days, Mt. Tsukuba and Mt. Fuji can be seen from its observation decks.
- Hato Bus
With over a half century of experience introducing the beauty and history of Tokyo, the name Hato Bus has become synonymous with Tokyo tourism ? offering visitors the most convenient and fun tours ever.