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Flying To Tokyo With American Airlines

Hit Japan’s dizzying, fun-loving capital on an American Airlines flight to Tokyo. Swim with the crowds past an ocean of tuna at the Tsukiji Fish Market, view exquisite Japanese art at the Tokyo National Museum and picnic under Ueno Park’s cherry trees when you fly to Tokyo with American Airlines.

Eat unbelievably fresh sushi at the Tsukiji Fish Market

The world’s largest fish and seafood market. Arrive between 5:00 a.m. and 6.30 a.m. to observe the fish-slapping, tuna-dragging action of the auctions. Seaweed and sardines, caviar and clams – it’s all for sale here. For the best fish breakfast, hit Sushi Dai, where the tuna, shellfish rolls and sea bass just melt in your mouth.

Go for a stroll with the family in Ueno Park.

The park is home to a statue of the famous 19th-century samurai Saigo Takamori and the National Museum of Western Art, containing Rubens and Picasso masterpieces. Row across Shinobazu Pond and meet the giant pandas, Li Li and Shin Shin, at the zoo. In spring, locals picnic under clouds of pink cherry blossoms.

Explore Sensoji Temple, Tokyo’s oldest temple

Built in A.D. 628 to honor the goddess of Kannon. Pass under the giant red lantern above the Thunder Gate to the five-storied pagoda and watch locals offer incense and prayers to Buddha. On your way out, collect your fortune at the omikuji stalls and shop for kimono, rice crackers and fans on pedestrian street Nakamise Dori.

Find treasures in the Tokyo National Museum in Ueno Park

Showcasing the world’s biggest Japanese art collection. You can easily spend an entire day in the warren of galleries marveling at embroidered silk kimonos, intricate woodblock prints, calligraphy, samurai armor and Edo-period (1615-1868) art. If you only have time to see one museum in Tokyo, make it this one.

Watch Tokyo twinkle from the New York Bar of Lost in Translation fame, perched on the 52nd-floor of the Park Hyatt. 

Sip a classic martini or an expertly-mixed cocktail as live jazz plays. The sleek, glass-walled bar affords a peerless view of the illuminated cityscape, starting with Shinjuku’s sea of skyscrapers.

Book your flight to Tokyo with American Airlines today to see some of Tokyo’s best attractions.

More Things to Do in Tokyo

Step off the beaten path to discover more things to do in Tokyo with American Airlines. You can converse with intelligent robots in future-focused Odaiba, slurp hot pot like a sumo pro in Ryogoku and track down the latest technological wizardry in the outlandish streets of Akihabara. American will be with you every step of the way.

Take a ferry across to futuristic Odaiba

An artificial island with an urban beach, gleaming shopping malls and sweeping views of Tokyo Harbor. Board a driverless train to the Telecom Center, where the 21st-floor lookout affords views to Mount Fuji on clear days. Asimo, one of the world’s most advanced robots, is the house-trained star of Miraikan, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.

See sumo wrestlers do battle at Ryogoku Kokugikan sporting arena

The heavyweight of Tokyo’s sumo scene. You’ll be amazed at the strength and skill of the supersize wrestlers. Chanko nabe, a hearty meat and fish hot pot, is their favorite food – give it a whirl in the little neighborhood restaurants nearby.

Hang out in Yoyogi Park

Which smells like teen spirit on the weekend when leather-clad rockabillies, Goths and girls in polka dot dresses get their groove on near Harajuku station. Watch the acrobats and buskers, picnic in flower-strewn gardens, or seek peaceful respite at the Meiji Jingu Shrine, a stunning construction of copper and cypress.

Discover old Tokyo with a rickshaw ride through Asakusa’s backstreets, speckled with Edo-period temples and shrines.

Stop at one of the tiny family-run restaurants, with tatami floor mats and low tables. Here you’ll sample Japanese home cooking at its best – savory okonomiyaki (pancakes) made with cabbage and filled with pork or seafood.

Tune into Japanese otaku or “geek” culture in Akihabara, Tokyo’s neon-lit, technology-mad electronics district.

 In this bleeping, flashing neighborhood you’ll find microscopic “spy” cameras and home robots alongside dozens of stores dedicated to manga (graphic novels) andanime (highly stylized cartoons). Come after dark to see the lights at their dazzling best.

Book a flight to Tokyo with American Airlines today to discover more things to do in Tokyo.

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