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Highlights in Tokyo
- Vibrant city
- Amazing shopping
- Art and fashion
- Nightlife haven
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Tokyo
Conjugating the past and the future, Tokyo bedazzles with its traditional culture and passion for all that is new. As you would expect from such a huge city, there is a wide range of lettings to choose from, and the main consideration is whether you want to stay in the central area of the city close to the sights or further out in the suburbs to get a taste of real local living. Look out for the lettings next to the city’s two main parks to the north of the centre in Chiyoda and Shinjuku.Lettings at a great price
Japanese Zen philosophy is inspired by simplicity and naturalness, which is reflected in its living spaces, minimalist and harmonious interiors. Most lettings in Tokyo are in flats, which, in fine Japanese style, tend to be small but beautifully appointed and wonderfully cosy.
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The area and getting around
Tokyo is a massive urban area which you can consider as several different towns brought together, each with their own special character. Colourful Akihabara, in the east of the city, is Tokyo's gadget town, chock-a-block full of local electric stores, technologists, anime lovers and retro arcades. Harajuku is the city’s chic capital, where subculture fashion meets big brand moda, creating a rich tapestry of state-of-the art stylee.A cool neighbourhood around every corner
Asakusa is Tokyo’s historical neighbourhood, with narrow lanes full of delightful shops and the city’s most famous temple, Sensoji. Ginza is Tokyo's Haute Couture Centre, a veritable shopping mecca dominated by huge department stores such as Mitsukoshi and Matsuya, and every conceivable brand that you can think of, both global and local. The list goes on, Tokyo has enough to satiate even the most hardened of traveller for weeks!
Travellers and activities
Tokyo is without doubt one of the very most exciting cities on Earth, with a legendary nightlife scene. Start up at a traditional, no-frills tachinomi stand bar, then dine at a cosy Izakaya, the Japanese equivalent of the Irish pub. Fuelled up, continue the adventure at one of the hundreds of whimsical hole-in-the-wall rock or hip hop clubs across the city, or take part in Japan’s favourite pastime at a karaoke bar. Not finished yet? Go dancing until the sun comes up to the beats of world-famous DJs in one of the city’s megaclubs.Tokyo for temple seekers
It is a very special experience to visit a Japanese temple, and a journey into the truly exotic. Senso-ji is the largest and oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo and one of the city’s key attractions. It boasts a five-story pagoda, trails of incense and huge eaves that will take you back to the Tokyo of yesteryear. Another must-see is Meiji Jingu Shrine, nestled right in the heart of Tokyo. Surrounded by a forest, it offers a breather from the epic madness of the big city just outside its borders.
Tokyo is the largest metropolitan city in the world, hosting over 36 million people!
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The Edo-Tokyo Museum traces the fascinating 400-year history of the city through architectural models, replicas, and original maps. The exhibition delves into touchstone literature, historic red-light districts, traditional homes, the evolution of the lives of the ruling class, and more.2. Discover the Yayoi Kusama museum
In a suburban stretch of Shinjuku, a bright white 5-storeyed building stands out from the rest. This hugely popular art gallery is dedicated to the works of Yayoi Kusama, with outsized, cutting-edge art pieces.3. Work up an appetite at Tsukiji Fish Market
Tsukiji Fish Market is the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. It handles more than 400 different types of shellfish, from cheap seaweed to the most expensive caviar, and from small sardines to 300 kg tuna fish. Worked up an appetite? It is surrounded by myriad sushi restaurants!4. Get a new perspective on the city
The Tokyo Skytree is the world’s tallest tower at 630 metres. Take a lift to the observation decks at the top: Tembo Deck and Tembo Gallery for 360-degree views of the city. Its base is so big it houses a large shopping complex and an aquarium.5. Feel the zen at Tokyo’s biggest garden
Fancy kicking back in an authentic Japanese garden? Don't miss the Shinjuku Gyoen, a blend of traditional, French and English-style gardens, all accessible for a modest entrance fee. Situated slap-bang in the centre of Tokyo, you will be submerged in the zen-like atmosphere only Japanese people can cultivate.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Tokyo
What was the average cost of holiday rentals in Tokyo last year?
Last year revealed that Tokyo has an annual average price of £193 per night.
What time of year offers, on average, the best holiday rental prices in Tokyo?
If you would like to save as much as possible during your visit to Tokyo, pack your bags and travel there in June (£157 per night on average), November (£157), or May (£160) to find the lowest prices for the whole year.
When does the price of holiday rentals in Tokyo go up the most?
When it comes to renting a holiday letting in Tokyo, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of July (with an average of £291 per night), followed by August (£277), and January (£200).
Do I need to plan a trip to Tokyo well in advance?
When visiting Tokyo, we recommend you to be proactive, as 61% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?
The months when it's easiest to find free accommodation in Tokyo are February (the average amount of properties that are available reached 50%), March (46%), and April (44%). However, even during the months when the availability is the highest, the average is only 47%. Due to this, it is better to always book a little in advance to be sure to find the rental of your dreams.
When are fewer lettings available?
The month with the highest average number of booked rentals is December (only 28% of properties were available on average in the previous year). Followed by January (33%), and November (35%).
How many holiday lettings does Holidu have in Tokyo?
In Tokyo we have an extensive catalogue of approximately 3,400 properties, with options of all kinds, thanks to our 6 local and international partners.