Discover Tokyo’s Hidden Charms

Are you planning your trip to Tokyo? It is a city where every corner is alive with energy and excitement. But beyond the neon lights and bustling streets lies a realm of hidden gems waiting to be explored. Get ready to venture off the beaten path and discover five enchanting lesser-known treasures of this dynamic metropolis.


Step into the traditional shitamachi atmosphere of Sunamachi and immerse yourself in the local culture. Explore the Sunamachi Ginza shopping street, a bustling market where you can sample delicious street food and indulge in authentic Japanese delicacies like Tempura and Yakitori.

Todoroki Valley

Find serenity amidst Tokyo’s urban hustle at Todoroki Valley, a tranquil oasis hidden away near Todoroki Station. Escape the city’s lively pace and discover a peaceful landscape of lush greenery and flowing streams — a perfect retreat for nature lovers.

Kitanomaru Park

Nestled in the heart of Tokyo, Kitanomaru Park offers a peaceful haven away from the bustling streets. With its vibrant cherry blossoms and tranquil ponds, this hidden gem is a favourite spot for locals seeking respite from the city’s frenzy. Guests staying at Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo, which is home to modern furnished apartments in Tokyo, can reach the park via a quick 3-minute drive.


Experience the vibrant energy of Sangenjaya, a trendy neighbourhood where tradition meets modernity. Explore the lively alleyways of Sankaku-chitai and uncover unique boutiques, stylish cafes, and traditional Izakayas buzzing with local flavour.


Image via Wikimedia Commons – Daderot, Evening view – Kagurazaka, Tokyo – DSC04483, CC0 1.0

Step back in time in Kagurazaka, a historic district steeped in tradition. Wander through narrow alleys lined with traditional houses and discover a blend of old-world charm and contemporary culture in this captivating neighbourhood, often referred to as Tokyo’s ‘Little Paris’.