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Destination guide

Experience Tokyo in holiday homes to rent

Is there anywhere on earth like Tokyo? Japan's capital is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, and frankly that's one of the least remarkable things about it. Tokyo manages to be super-modern and efficient, but full of character at the same time. Its neon cityscapes are totally iconic, and its pop culture is a global phenomenon. And that's before you tackle the dining and nightlife. Tokyo vacation rentals are something everyone should experience at least once in their life, and as you look out over the glittering city from the Tokyo Tower, you'll wonder why it took you so long.

History

Historic sites near Tokyo holiday homes

Tokyo has plenty of unique historic sites to explore on your trip. Holiday homes are available near places like Sensō-ji, a historic temple built to honour the goddess of mercy, and Meiji Jingu, a Shinto shrine surrounded by forests and a seasonal iris garden. You’ll also enjoy the Imperial Palace, an emperor’s residence with gardens and tours.

Things to do

Attractions near Tokyo holiday rentals

Whether you're more about pop culture or classic Japanese tradition, you'll find it with Tokyo vacation rentals. To take things right back in time, Senso-Ji is Tokyo's oldest temple, and it's an iconic city sight. Follow it up with a visit to the Imperial Palace or the Tokyo National Museum – which houses over 100,000 objects, including nearly 40% of Japan's national treasures. For something more modern, see if you can wangle tickets to the Ghibli Museum, with exhibits relating to the legendary animation studio. The city's also full of gorgeous parks and botanical gardens, like Rikugien and Shinjuku Gyoen.

Activities

What to do near Tokyo holiday homes

When most folk book their Tokyo vacation rentals, it's the Japanese culture that's top of the agenda. The heartland of Japanese pop subcultures and "kawaii" cuteness is the district of Harajuku, and it's the kind of sightseeing and shopping that you definitely shouldn't miss out on. For unbeatable views of Japan's premier city, you'll want to visit the observation decks at either the Tokyo Tower and the Tokyo Skytree, the latter of which is the tallest tower in the world. And don't forget about the outlying areas either, with forested mountains, shrines and tranquil temples to nose around.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Tokyo holiday homes

If you're visiting Tokyo in summer, then be prepared for things to get a bit sticky from time to time. Summers are hot and humid, but when winter rolls around you'll find it cools off considerably, with occasional snowfall. A potential annoyance is the typhoons that sometimes hit this stretch of coast, but they're rarely serious. Though more commonly associated with the city of Kyoto, "hanami" – or viewing cherry blossom – is popular in Tokyo, too, and if you're hoping to catch the trees at their most beautiful, then April is the prime time for a visit.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Tokyo

Japanese cuisine is based on rice with miso soup and other dishes, with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients. Side dishes often consist of pickled vegetables, fish or vegetables cooked in broth. Seafood is commonly served raw as sashimi or sushi. Other staples include noodles, such as udon and soba, and tempura, which is seafood or vegetables deep-fried in a light batter. If you want to experience traditional Japanese cuisine, you’ll find an array of restaurants near your holiday accommodation.

Where to stay near Tokyo?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,628 holiday rentals near Tokyo. From 362 Houses to 958 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Tokyo for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Tokyo?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Tokyo:

  • Shinjuku: 413 holiday homes
  • Shibuya: 407 holiday homes
  • Honmachi: 64 holiday homes
  • Udagawacho: 49 holiday homes
  • Minamiaoyama: 59 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Tokyo?

HomeAway.com.au offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Tokyo. From HomeAway.com.au travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Shinjuku Station: 1,623 holiday rentals
  • Shibuya Crossing: 1,621 holiday rentals
  • Sen-oku Hakuko Kan: 1,628 holiday rentals
  • Nakagin Capsule Tower: 1,626 holiday rentals
  • Tokyo Station: 1,626 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Tokyo listed on HomeAway.com.au where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Tokyo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.com.au offers 362 Houses in Tokyo. Our other popular types of Tokyo holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 958 holiday houses
  • Guest houses: 15 holiday houses
  • Bed & breakfasts: 3 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Tokyo?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 4 holiday homes with pool available in Tokyo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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