Japan is a country of contrasts, where ancient gods and tradition rub shoulders with modern technology.  21st Century Architecture blends into paddy fields and crowds disperse into the tranquillity of a classical garden.

I have to admit that prior to arriving in Tokyo, there was a little bit of trepidation at the thought of navigating around Tokyo with everyone else, I was pleasantly surprised.  The best way to traverse the streets was either walking, bicycle or underground train.  I would recommend for any tourist to upload the maps of the city and train system on to their mobile phones.

One word to describe Tokyo is sensory overload. Once you step out of the tranquillity of your hotel room, be prepared to be stimulated beyond what you could imagine.  You will see sights that you thought only existed in either history books or on the pages of cartoon comics.  Your’ tastebuds will be tantalised by the most exquisitely presented foods that you will want to photograph.

You have heard the saying – location, location, location.  I would recommend that any tourist stay in a hotel that was close the train stations as this will make sightseeing so much easier and enjoyable.   The hotel I stayed at was in Asakusa which is a district of Taito.  This location was fabulous with the famous Senso-ji Buddhist temple not too far away.  I would recommend that you stretch the budget to secure a hotel room with space to move around in it.