Tokyo is so wonderful that it attracts tens of millions of visitors - the sushi, the temples, the markets, the gardens. There are many reasons that Tokyo, the capital of Japan, attracts so many visitors - 30 million tourists in 2018, according to the tourism minister.
It's crowded. And with the 2020 Olympics coming to Tokyo, it's only going to get more so. Summertime draws the largest crowds, so the best time of the year to visit is between September and November or between March and April. (Winter isn't busy but it's cooler and less comfortable.)
And while the beloved Tsukiji fish market - the spot where bleary-eyed tourists and serious fishmongers alike would arrive before dawn to ogle gigantic slabs of tuna - has closed, you can still check out the Toyosu Fish Market, which opened in October in east Tokyo and is twice the size.
Lesser-known Kusatsu Onsen lures mostly Japanese tourists