best tokyo neighborhoods for a first time visit - a photo of the Shinjuku sanchome at night

The Best Tokyo Neighborhoods for a Trip to the world's largest Capital

The best Tokyo neighborhoods for drinks, food, nightlife and more. Here I will try to cultivate the best neighborhoods in Tokyo for anyone making a trip world’s most populous city. These are my personal favorite neighborhoods in Tokyo.

Tokyo is a Metropolitan Prefecture made up of 23 Special Wards and the 26 cities  that make up Western Tokyo. It is the world’s most populous metropolitan area with around 38 million people. Tokyo is massive and if you’re not careful you’ll waste your whole day on a train bouncing between places that are too far away from each other. 

My goal for the neighborhoods section is to curate a list of the best Tokyo neighborhoods for whatever you are in the mood for.