Tokyo is full of adventures and people — so many people.
Japan’s capital is the world’s most populous metropolis, with 37.5 million people. And along with those living there, tourists have flocked to Japan and the nation’s capital. More than 30 million overseas travelers visited Japan in 2018, an all-time record, according to the Japan National Tourism Organization.
But the crowds are on to something. Tokyo is known for its ultramodern and old-world attractions, its food and its natural beauty. It was recently named Conde Nast Traveler’s best big city in the world, and it’s easy to see why.
Here are five things every first-time visitor to Tokyo should experience.