Tokyo is the largest city in the world yet you can see it all in just one morning.
Climb the 600 steps or take the elevator of the world’s tallest self-supported tower, the Tokyo Tower, gaze down and there you have it, the whole of Tokyo (and if you've got lucky with a clear day you'll see Mt. Fuji too).
If that was enough however, not only would this whole article be a massive waste of time but it wouldn't be doing justice to one of my absolute favorite cities.
So assuming that you have more time than just one morning in Tokyo (which I really hope that you do) then be prepared to fall head over heels in love with this city.
Even if you're a broke backpacker, you can still experience your own love affair.
Japan is left off from many a backpackers list because they think it’s too expensive. And whilst compared to other Asian countries yes this is true, it’s still possible to visit Japan on a relatively low budget and it definitely should not be missed!
What’s great about Tokyo, besides, well everything, is that it’s managed to strike the perfect balance of crazy and futuristic and calm and traditional. What's more, where else in the world can you see games arcades full of business men in suits, adult women in schoolgirl outfits, hamburgers in the shape of a panda and eat the best sushi you'll ever eat at 5am?