Tokyo is populated by old people – a quarter of the population is over 75. But at the same time, Tokyo is built to be extremely child-friendly. There are children’s toilets in most shopping centers, changing rooms in department stores, playgrounds in pocket-sized parks spread all over residential areas.
When you visit Tokyo, explore everything from tourist traps like robot restaurants and samurai museums to historic monuments like the ruins of Edo Castle, and stores that have been open since the city was founded 500 years ago. It has parks and gardens that are reconstructions of the samurai gardens, and museums for the whole family. It has high-tech buildings and traditional houses which have not been renovated since the 19th century. For anyone bent on discovery, a Tokyo trip is a treasure-trove with hundreds of things to see off the beaten path.
Japan also has a well-deserved reputation as a foodie heaven, and it is the local restaurants, run by a chef-entrepreneur, who are the cornerstone of that reputation. Interestingly, it has more Michelin-starred restaurants that Paris!