National Shōwa Memorial Museum
This museum of WWII-era Tokyo gives a sense of everyday life for the common people: how they ate, slept, dressed, studied, prepared for...
Kitanomaru-kōen (Kitanomaru Park)
This large park north of the Imperial Palace grounds is home to noteworthy museums as well as the Nihon Budōkan , a legendary concert...
Situated conveniently nearby, the Bijutsukan Kōgeikan , which stages excellent changing exhibitions of mingei crafts: ceramics,...
Marugo's succulent slices of slow-cooked pork and chicken cutlets are served with generous mounds of shredded cabbage, miso soup and...
Lonely Planet review
Westerners know the 14,000-plus-seat Budōkan as Tokyo's legendary concert hall for big acts from the Beatles to Beck, but it was originally built as the site of martial arts championships (judō, karate, kendō, aikidō) for the 1964 Olympics (budō means 'martial arts'). These arts are still practised and exhibited here today.