SAS, the largest airline company in Scandinavia, offers cheap international flight tickets to Tokyo via or from Copenhagen. Our city guide will help you find out what's up and the best tips from SAS crew and passengers.
A city of smaller cities, Tokyoäs neighborhoods are individual and unique in what each can offer, from cultural sights to vast shopping malls.
What's up in Tokyo
This nationally recognized Shinto shrine is recognized as one of Japan's primary symbols of the country's major religion. Take in the huge 11-meter cypress tree torii (gate) before wandering peacefully along winding paths to the wonderful inner buildings.
This stylized theatre performance consists of elaborate choreography and make-up combined with colorful traditional nagauta music. The plays are dramatic and exciting, though in the 17th century female kabuki performers were banned - men now play the roles of both genders most convincingly.
|Space Lab Yellow |
One of the best sound systems in the city draws a Japanese-strong crowd dressed in weird and wacky outfits. The best DJs have all played a set here.
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Omotesando Street near Harajuku train station
A fabulous optician with the best prices in Tokyo. There are 3 price classes (eye exam, frame, lenses and box): ¥5000, 7000 or 9000, depending on the frame. I bough 10 pairs.
Anne-Marie, air stewardess
|Ishidatami Kagurazaka Ganbanyoku |
3-2-7 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku
Tel.: +81 3 6277 7726
Lie down and sweat in a room with a radium ore, a stone that emits miniscule quantities of radiation. It's great for detox and improves your health, odd as it sounds.
|¥100 shop |
Guess what? Everything here costs ¥100. Give it a go!
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Try the sushi on a conveyer belt, you can probably find it everywhere in Tokyo, but the best place is Shinjuku.
|Japan Rail Pass |
Get the JR East 4 day flexipass and you can cover eastern (northern) Honshu, including Niigata, Hirosaki (one of the important castle towns), Aomori (views of Hokkaido), Sendai (Matsushima bay, one of the 3 top sea sights) and Nikko (before you die ;-). The west coast journey from Niigata is worth seeing and you get Tokyo thrown in for free.