This dazzling city can send anyone into childish delight mode with its bright lights and awe-inspiring attractions – some of my favs include the futuristic Skytree building and the age-old Imperial Palace. Efficient public transport makes travelling easy, too, with high-tech trains and trams taking you from Tokyo Bay out to quieter districts like Jiyugaoka, a family-friendly area that’s home to the dessert mecca, Sweets Forest.
Having visited the city both alone and with my family in tow, I can personally vouch for Tokyo’s ability to enchant travellers of all ages. Start by immersing yourself in the magical mayhem of hypnotic Harajuku, the epicentre of Japanese pop culture full of playful boutiques and trendsetting fashion houses. The island of Odaiba is ripe for exploring, too, with its slick museums, shopping malls, restaurants and a huge indoor play centre. And if you’re visiting in spring, there’s nothing better than a family picnic beneath the cherry blossoms in Inokashira Park.