Plan the perfect trip to Japan with The Guardian’s new Tokyo city guide, including top tips for food, hotels, the arts and nightlife and features on destinations beyond the capital. You could also win a fantastic holiday for two in Tokyo including Virgin Atlantic flights and accommodation at The Capitol Hotel Tokyu, Tokyo.*
The Guardian’s Tokyo City Guide is the most up-to-date guide to Japan’s capital. Written by local writers, it includes everything from the best sushi and karaoke bars, salaryman hangouts, budget hotels, games and fashion stores, galleries and much more.
> Video game aficionada Charlie Brooker tours Akihabara, the city’s electronics district, and feels strangely at home amongst the futuristic madness.
> Watch David Leven’s video of a Tokyo cat café or Nagano’s snow monkeys.
> In Hidden Hakone Rebecca Milner uncovers the hidden gems in Tokyo's favourite escape.
> Nicholas Coldicott hunts down the bargains in Kyoto, Japan's famous former imperial capital.
> 10 of the most unusual hotels in Tokyo - Tokyo has an unusual hotel to suit every taste, says Richard Smart, whether you want to spend a night in a pod hotel, an urban onsen or stay with a Japanese family.
> Tokyo video gallery – a collection of some of the most beautiful videos from Vimeo.
> Jamie Lafferty makes his way through 36 bowls of soba in his video shot in Iwate Prefecture.
> Whether you fancy sushi, noodles or top tempura, it's easy to find good, cheap restaurants in Tokyo with Robbie Swinnerton’s guide to the top 10 budget restaurants in Tokyo.
> In a first for The Guardian they are showcasing an immersive video for the iPad which allows user to take a 180-degree tour of the streets of Tokyo.
> WIN a five-night holiday for two in Tokyo - Enter this competition for the chance to win a fantastic trip to Japan's capital, including return flights with Virgin Atlantic and a stay at The Capitol Hotel Tokyu, Tokyo’s newest luxury hotel.*
For all this, plus much, much more, visit The Guardian Tokyo City Guide.
* Please note - The Discover Japan prize draw is open to residents of the UK aged 18 and over.