Exploring the Far East is a doddle when you can lock in cheap flights to Tokyo from our vast range. The Land Of The Rising Sun is a must-go-to, a fabulous mix of tradition and modernity. Tokyo is the capital, the original Bladerunner city, compact and thronging. It’s the epicentre of the world’s technological advances, fleeting cherry blossom festivals and cutesy anime characters. From the Shibuya Crossing to Smash Hits Karaoke, haven of the British visitor, there is a limitless supply of tourist attractions. If you’re having trouble adjusting to the time difference, turn an uncomfortable early morning into the perfect time to hit Tsukiji, the busiest wholesale fish market in the world. Here you can see fresh produce from the highly skilled and dedicated Japanese fishing industry. Or, visit the kimono shop at the Daimaru department store, where the prices will leave you scraping your jaw off the floor.
If you’re a little jet lagged after your direct flights to Tokyo, Meiji Shrine is wonderfully serene. It is dedicated to the 19th-century emperor who opened Japan to the West and is the city’s most famous Shinto shrine. Another place to unwind after a Tokyo flight is Yoyogi Park in Shibuya-ku. If it’s sumo you’re after there’s only one place to go - the Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo's National Sumo Hall. At the Roppongi Hills complex — a garden, cinema, cafés and restaurants — you can hit all the highlights and be in and out in an hour. Start at Louise Bourgeois's giant spider sculpture, Maman, then move on to the Mori Tower for the 52nd-floor observation deck called Tokyo City View. That’s just the tip of the iceberg; Cosplay conventions, endless record shops, tattoo parlours, the bullet train, subway, micro hotels and geishas will all have you booking return flights to Tokyo.