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Tokyo is Japan’s bustling capital and the world’s most populous metropolis. Over 10 million foreign tourists visit this vibrant city every year and it only keeps increasing! A typical day of sightseeing in Tokyo can take you from historic temples to impressive neon-lit skyscrapers. Visit Sensō-ji, the oldest and largest ancient Buddhist temple and then head up to the Tokyo SkyTree, Japan’s tallest tower, for incredible views. Most of all, don’t miss out on the magic of Tokyo Disneyland as well as the world’s only Tokyo DisneySea! It’s easy to see why with Tokyo’s perfect blend of modernism and tradition.

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Unmissable sights in Tokyo

A city that never sleeps, Tokyo is the preferred destination for tourists who want to experience the perfect fusion of classical and contemporary. From dazzling neon-lit skyline and vibrant culture to its historical sites and timeless traditions, a wide range of fun things to do in Tokyo awaits you! Start your adventure with our list of top 10 places to visit in Tokyo!

Tokyo Skytree

Recognized as the tallest tower in Japan, Tokyo Skytree stands tall at Oshiage in Sumida City. This massive radio tower offers two observation decks where you can gaze upon the beautiful city skyline. Tembo Deck has three floors that feature a souvenir shop, a cafe, and the Musashi Sky Restaurant, while Tembo Galleria’s iconic skywalk can be accessed through a quick elevator ride from the first deck. Getting a fast Skytree combo ticket helps you skip the long queues and gives smoother access to the two observation decks.

Sensō-ji

Senso-ji, also known as the Asakusa Kannon Temple, is the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo. Just a 5-minute walk from Asakusa Station, this heritage of Japanese culture is surrounded by monumental gates and houses a five-tiered pagoda, several halls, a scenic garden, and the famous shopping street Nakamise-Dori. Tourists can also try a plethora of other things like the street food, the omikuji (fortune-telling paper strips), traditional chochin (paper lanterns), a rickshaw ride, and a kimono experience! The Tokyo Skytree can also be seen across the river, creating a magnificent blend of modern and traditional scenery.

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is the original landmark of Japan’s capital that is located at the Shiba-Koen district of Minato. Two observation decks are offering 360-degree panoramic views of the metropolitan horizon. The main observatory can be easily accessed via an elevator, but if you are up for a challenge, you can choose to take the 600-step stairs. Don’t miss the thrill of standing on the glass floor or visit the famous Foot Town that features an aquarium, an anime theme park, a wide range of shops for souvenirs, and a food court of international restaurants.

Meiji Jingu

Located beside the Harajuku and Yoyogi Station, Meiji Shrine is a peaceful and ethereal forest thriving at the heart of the city’s concrete jungle. Dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken, it is one of the most visited shrines in Japan with an enormous Torii gate that marks the entrance to the sacred world. You can enjoy a relaxing stroll through the tranquil walking paths. If you plan to visit on a Sunday morning, traditional Shinto weddings can also be seen happening on the shrines.

Odaiba

If you are looking for an endless collection of cool things to do in Tokyo, Odaiba is the ideal place for you! Sitting on an artificial island in Tokyo Bay, it is renowned as a shopping and entertainment hub packed with seaside fun, iconic attractions, and exciting activities that will surely make your travel worthwhile. Some of the most popular places to visit include the Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Joypolis, Team Lab Borderless Digital Art Museum, Palette Town Ferris Wheel, Gundam Robot, Oedo-Onsen Monogatari, Miraikan, and more!

Imperial Palace

The Imperial Palace is one of the alternative things to do in Tokyo if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. It is the current residence of the Emperor of Japan surrounded by gigantic stone walls and two impressive moats. Located 10 minutes away from Tokyo Station, this large park-like area is also home to impressive art galleries, historic castle ruins, lovely gardens, and stunning cherry blossom viewing spots. Most parts of the inner grounds are only open for tours during special days, but if you want to go for a jog or a stroll, the East Gardens is always accessible to the public.

Ueno Park

Ueno Park has something in store for every traveler. It is one of the best spots for hanami when sakura or cherry blossoms are in full bloom for spring festivals. Situated next to Ueno Station, this cultural forest is also home to numerous art museums, a zoo with the famous panda viewing section, the Shinobazu pond filled with flowering lotus, the historical Toshogu shrine, and the fantastic variety of street performers.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is another paradise located minutes away from Shinjuku Station that offers an escape from the hectic city center. With its large number of sakura trees, this beautiful city park is also one of the most visited hanami spots during spring. There is also a greenhouse with a variety of tropical flowers and plants, plus three captivating gardens: the English landscape garden, the formal French rose garden, and the traditional Japanese Garden with authentic tea houses.

Tsukiji Market

The Tsukiji Market is a must-visit place for people who crave for delectable authentic Japanese food. Just a short walk from Tsukiji Station, you can enjoy a wide range of fresh seafood fare, including sushi, uni, sashimi, maguro, kaisendon, and even tamago, at any of the local restaurants in the Tsukiji Outer Market. Foreign tourists also love to experience the early morning tuna live auction that used to happen in Tsukiji Inner Market until it was closed and moved to the new Toyosu Fish Market.

Harajuku

Whether you’re an avid fan of anime or you just want to explore the trendiest shopping district in Tokyo, Harajuku brings you the haven of prominent cosplay culture in Japan. Takeshita Dori offers a variety of cute and quirky teenage fashion stores and souvenir shops. Don’t forget to wander down the surrounding alleys for chic cafes and dessert carts that sell sweet crepes, rainbow cotton candy, donuts, parfait, and more. Omotesando Avenue, on the other side, is home to an upscale range of boutiques and branded stores for older shoppers.

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About Tokyo

Tokyo is Japan’s bustling capital and the world’s most populous metropolis. Over 10 million foreign tourists visit this vibrant city every year and it only keeps increasing!


A typical day of sightseeing in Tokyo can take you from historic temples to impressive neon-lit skyscrapers. Visit Sensō-ji, the oldest and largest ancient Buddhist temple and then head up to the Tokyo SkyTree, Japan’s tallest tower, for incredible views. Most of all, don’t miss out on the magic of Tokyo Disneyland as well as the world’s only Tokyo DisneySea! It’s easy to see why with Tokyo’s perfect blend of modernism and tradition.

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      Autumn is famous for its nice weather and scenery

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      Cherry Blossom Season

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Why people love Tokyo

YuanHsing
Published 262 days ago
I think it's super! it is good! play! Recommended for couples or playing half pipe tokyo with ambiguous people, it is fun and not scary. If you don’t understand the Japanese part of the haunted house, you don’t know what it is doing. At that time, it was translated into English by Japanese female high school students who came in together, but the atmosphere was very good. Overall it is recommended, there are lockers inside so you can play very freely
Pei Yun
Published 249 days ago
I feel that I must try the puffer fish cuisine when I go to Japan, so I chose to order it at the Klook special price. Besides, Genpin is a well-established and well-established restaurant. Besides being cost-effective, I can eat with confidence! We chose the Roppongi store. After eating, you can go to the trendy Tokyo Midtown. It is also great to take a look at the high-end Japanese supermarkets!
Megumi
Published 111 days ago
I have only received one of the three times, but I am very satisfied! A variety of educational toys with the theme of "day and night owls" have arrived. At first glance, it's simple, but each one has its own story, and it was a craft set that I could never prepare myself. Color trees with paint and glitter to create a day and night sky, or create a starry sky in a pitch-black bottle and illuminate it with lights to search for stars. It was a little difficult for 2 years old, but my daughter was absorbed in it and enjoyed it. The instructions are in English, but anyone can understand them because there are illustrations of the procedure. Is this something that was sent all the way from Singapore ... It's also wonderful 😊 I'm looking forward to it two more times.
YUMI
Published 51 days ago
I used a hakama plan to have my friends wear it. In a nutshell, I'm very happy with this rental! Although it was reasonably priced, the fabric was solid and the color pattern was cute, and the hair set made short hair beautifully braided. Also, thanks to the fact that everything was completed in a short time of about 1 hour from the reserved time, I was able to fully enjoy the schedule after that. Even though it was a long walk in Asakusa, it was very good that my kimono and hair did not collapse. My friend, who was new to hakama, was relieved to say that it wasn't painful. Above all, I would like to thank all the staff of Hua Ya for their warm and courteous response from beginning to end! It was fun to talk a lot, and I was happy to remember that he took pictures outside. It was my first time to use such a rental, so I was a little worried, but I'm glad to meet Kamiya from many shops ◎ Please come back to Asakusa. If you are thinking of using it in the future, please feel free to enjoy the rental (* ^^ *) Thank you very much for this time!
Thiri
Published 45 days ago
Since I went with my friends, the set ticket was discounted by a total of 800 yen! Even though it was a weekday, I was lined up to buy 5 or 6 sets of tickets, but I was glad that I could easily issue tickets by simply holding the QR code over the machine with a Web ticket, and I could put them in smoothly without lining up! There were not a few people, but I was able to go with peace of mind because the corona insurance was included free of charge. On the observatory deck, you can walk on the glass and get a 360-degree view of Tokyo from the glass windows, which gives you an overwhelmingly extraordinary feeling! Above all, there is a photo service on each floor and you can get one small photo for free, so that alone will be a memorable one. I don't urge you to make a forcible purchase, so you can easily decline it, and if you want to purchase it, you can save it on your mobile phone with a large photo and data for 1500 yen, so I thought it was a good deal! In the observation corridor, unlike the deck, the structure of the building is slope-shaped, and you can take pictures with a new sensation. I am very happy to be able to take beautiful pictures in the observation corridor, even if the pictures tend to be backlit on the lower floors!
MENGTING
Published 36 days ago
It’s very comfortable to ride. It’s just like the Taiwan High Speed Rail. It just happens to be off-peak hours, and it’s better if there are fewer people. It’s just that I didn’t take a picture of the seat at the moment. It’s a pity that it’s too tiring to fly in the early morning! In addition, I saw the beautiful photos of Ueno Park when I came out👍 There was a blooming season at that time. Although I didn't go to see it, the neighborhood is beautiful. You can also walk here to see the Shiba Inu Maru specialty store! Super happy💗🥳

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