Tokyo-to Things to Do

  • Things to Do
    by Ewingjr98
  • Things to Do
    by Ewingjr98
  • Things to Do
    by Ewingjr98

Tokyo-to Things to Do

  • Asakusa

    Tokyo Things to Do

    As you pass through Hozomon you will see the Five Storey Pagoda to your left. This, like other buildings in the complex, dates originally from 942 but has been many times destroyed by fire and rebuilt. Most recently, fires from the World War Two Tokyo air raids razed it to the ground, and it was rebuilt through donations made by faithful Buddhists...

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  • Ginza

    4 out of 5 stars

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Ginza is a high-end shopping and fashion district, known as one of the most luxurious shopping areas in the world. Some of the big stores here include Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, the Sony showroom. It is also home to Tokyo's most famous live theater, the Kabuki-za theater, which is closed, but expected to reopen in 2013. While Ginza's main...

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  • Harajuku & Omote Sando

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    Takeshita Dori (“dori” means street) is a narrow street in the district of Tokyo known as Harajuku. This district is known as a focal point for some of Japan's most extreme teenage cultures and fashion styles, and Takeshita Dori is the epitome of Harajuku. Its narrow pedestrians-only (thankfully!) length is lined with uber-trendy clothes shops...

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  • Tsukiji Market

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    If you want to see the Fish Auction you have to arrive at 5:00 AM . This will mean waking up at 4:00 AM and taking a 30 minute taxi ride as subways are not open at this time . If your hotel is on the west side of the city ( like Shinjuku) the\n you may have a 50 minute taxi ride. We arrived at 5:20AM and there were only 15 more places...

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  • Mt. Fuji - Day Trip

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    Mount Fuji, or Fuji-san, stands 12,389 feet and is the highest mountain in Japan. Just 62 miles from Tokyo, the mountain is within view of Japan's capital on a clear day. Fuji become a symbol of the country after about 1500 when the capital moved to Edo or Tokyo. Mount Fuji is considered an active volcano, though it has not erupted since 1708.

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  • Imperial Palace

    3.5 out of 5 stars

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    The Japanese Imperial Palace is home to the Emperor of Japan. I didn't know they still had an Emperor after World War II, but the current Emperor is Hirohito's oldest surviving son (Hirohito ruled before and during WWII and was likely responsible for millions of civilian deaths, but his name in Japan is Emperor Shōwa, meaning "abundant...

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  • Odaiba

    4 out of 5 stars

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    Well when I went their I kind of couldnt believe that this is an artificial island. take a river cruise till odaiba enjoy few hours of famous brands shopping and all kinds of restaurant, as well as some sandy beach activity for the kids or fairy wheel ride. I enjoyed the himiko boat that took us through sumida river to odaiba and the port line we...

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  • Ueno Park

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    Ueno Park, right across the street from Ueno Station, was constructed in 1873 during the Meiji period of Western-style development. The park sits on land that was once home to the Kan'ei-ji temple, destroyed in 1868 during the Boshin War. There are two historic strructures remaining from the temple: the five-storey pagoda (1639) and the Kiyomizu...

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  • Akihabara

    4 out of 5 stars

    Tokyo Things to Do

    This is the mecca for all gadget nerds out there. You will find pretty much any new high tech gadget you can imagine here. Some stores offer tax free goods, although the prices might be higher than other stores. To all robot interested, I can highly recommend "Kondo Robo Spot", which is a small store where you can try out their robots. If you are...

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  • Shibuya

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Shibuya Crossing is a microcosm of the Japanese culture. Thousands of people, crammed together in a small space, perfectly following the rules and maintaining order despite the apparent chaos. This intersection is located in front of Shibuya Station, separating it from the main shopping areas of Shibuya. When the lights change from green to red,...

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  • Shinjuku

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Shinjuku represents modern aspect of Tokyo mainly because of cluster of skyscrapers some of which still waiting to be open. It is home to some of Tokyo's most popular prestigious hotels such as PARK HYATT, HILTON TOKYO and KEIO PLAZA hotels. To name three major spots in Shinjuku, Tokyo Metropotalian Government Building, Shinjuku Gyoen Garden, and...

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  • Tokyo Tower

    4 out of 5 stars

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Tokyo Tower is arguably the most iconic symbol of Tokyo (although Asakusa's Sensoji Temple comes close as well), and most people will at least see it even if they don't actually visit. It's 333 meters tall, which is 13 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower. Like most Japanese towers, it's a bit expensive to go inside. Just to go to the observation...

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  • Meiji-Jingu Shrine

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    The large park where the shrine to the Meiji Emperor is located behind the JR Harajuku station. A short walk through the crowds (most of them are joing shopping in nearby Omotesando Dori) found us in a wide gravel path, lined with massive trees. We passed under two massive cedar Tori gates and within minutes, the bustle of the city was replaced by...

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  • Disney Resort

    Tokyo Things to Do

    I was lucky to visit 5 attractions in November of 1993 when was on business in Tokyo. It was a 10th anniversary of Tokyo Disneyland. Tokyo Disneyland is a 465,000 m² theme park at the Tokyo Disney Resort, located near Tokyo. Its main gate is directly adjacent to both Maihama Station and Tokyo Disneyland Station. It was the first Disney park to be...

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  • Hamarikyu Garden

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Hama-rikyu Gardens is a great park in central Tokyo, along the bay. It is very conveniently located, walking distance from Tsukiji Fish Market, Ginza, Hibiya Park, and Shimbashi station. This large park has a unique history. It was the site of a 1600s villa belonging to the Shogun Tokugawa family. Here, within the large walled, moated compound,...

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  • Kamakura - Day Trip

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    This is one of the most renowned attractions of Kamakura. We took a train to Hase Station, and walked about 5-10 minutes. This statue is a national treasure, and it was constructed in 1252. It originally was housed inside a building (which was later washed away by a tsunami at the end of the 15th century), and since then, this statue has remained...

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  • Ueno Area

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    Opened in 1862, the Ueno zoo is the oldest in Japan, among the many animals the Giant Pandas are the most famous. In the petting zoo kids will be delighted to caress safely rabbits, goats, mice ect.... and if your children are tired take the monorail to travel from east to west.

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  • Metropolitan Government Office Building

    Tokyo Things to Do

    At the western edge of Shinjuku’s skyscraper district is this, its tallest. Indeed, when it was built in 1991 it was the tallest in the city, an honour it held until 2006 when it was overtaken by the Midtown Tower. It was designed by architect Kenzo Tange and intended to resemble a computer chip (no, I can’t see it myself!), while the twin towers...

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  • Zojo-ji Temple & Shiba Park

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    Funnily enough, this place was located around 15 minutes walk from my office in Tokyo, and I never visited in the entire time I was living in Tokyo. It's far from overcrowded and well worth a look if you are visiting nearby Tokyo tower. It's a shortish walk also from Hamamatsu-cho station.

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  • Hakone - Day Trip

    Tokyo Things to Do

    a famous lake in the hakone area. Lake Ashi (Japanese: Ashinoko) was formed in the caldera of Mount Hakone after the volcano's last eruption 3000 years ago. Today, the lake with Mount Fuji in the background is the symbol of Hakone. Two companies, Hakone Sightseeing Boats and Izuhakone Sightseeing Boats, operate boats between Moto-Hakone and...

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  • Imperial Palace Outer Gardens

    Tokyo Things to Do

    When Tokyo tourists say " I went to Imperial Palace". it means that they went to either of outer gardens of Imperial Palace open to public. Imperial Palace where Imperial Family reside is still no-go place and some part of the Palace is open only on January 2 and December 23(current Emperor's birthday). There are three outer gardens which serve as...

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  • Roppongi Hills

    4 out of 5 stars

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Brand new sprawling complex with more than 200 stores. It also includes a Hyatt hotel, a private club, residences in the tower, a arena, a Virgin Cinema, an art center and even a TV studio. Walk around the complex as it has so much to see ! The complex is 11.6 hectares and includes tons of trees. The numerous towers blends well in the environment...

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  • Ameya Yokocho (AMEYOKO)

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    Ameyoko is assumed by many to have gotten its name from combining the "Ame" in America with the "yoko" from "yokocho" however, the Ame is actually from Ameya (candy shop). Originally this street was a place to buy sweets. Over the years it has changed, and there was a period after WWII when this was actually used as a place to buy blackmarket...

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  • Local Life, Culture and Traditions

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Place to stop for sword enthusiasts, but for people not intested it is a bit out of the way to find. When I was there, there were about 100 swords on display, the information about the place boasted about more but I didn't find them. There was a part that appeared to be closed off, which might have had more on another floor or wing of the place,...

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  • Hato Bus Tour

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Hato bus is an Icon in Tokyo and the most popular touring comapny in the tokyo area and nearby surrounding. they offer assorted tour packages for morning, afternoon, night tours and whole day and multi day tours in tokyo and nearby areas and even via shinkansen bullet train to nagoya, osaka, mount fuji, hakone, kamakura, kyoto and a lot more. They...

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  • Sumida River

    4 out of 5 stars

    Tokyo Things to Do

    The Sumida River branches from the Arakawa River at Iwabuchi, flows north to south through Tokyo and finishes into Tokyo Bay. The river runs through Tokyo for 27 kilometres, flows under 26 bridges spaced at about one bridge per kilometre and includes the Kanda and Shakujii rivers.

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  • Yoyogi Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Yoyogi Park, one of Tokyo's most popular gathering places also has a unique history. This was the site of the first powered airplane flight in Japanese history by Orville and Wilbur Wright's long lost Japanese cousins. The park later became an army parade ground, then housing for the U.S. military after World War II. During the 1964 Olympics, parts...

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  • PACHINKO PARLORS

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Since Japanese cannot enjoy gambling in casinos due to government regulations, they have pachinko parlors as a solution. There are many game machines here and you are awarded with small pinballs which you can get some toys if you collect a big amount. Some people spend a full day here playing nonstop. For smokers it is a heaven as smoking is not...

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  • Edo-Tokyo Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tokyo Things to Do

    This modern museum, which opened in 1993 in a rather striking building, is devoted to the history of Tokyo from the Edo Period which started at the end of the 16th century) to the post World War Two reconstruction and recovery. Displays include original artefacts, models and large scale reconstructions. Admission costs just 600¥ which seems very...

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  • Tokyo Station

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Tokyo Station's redevelopment is complete, and it makes for an impressive site. I was in the area a few months ago for a meeting actually, but it is hard not to be impressed by the results of the redevelopment. As many tourists to Japan will pass through Tokyo station at some point, the exterior is well worth checking out.

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  • Roppongi

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Roppongi gets a bad rap for being a sleazy area that draws Westerners to its bars, strip clubs and dance clubs. People talk about the high crime rates in Roppongi, rare for Japan. In the past few years, large numbers of Nigerians have flocked to the city, intimidating bar customers and possibly bringing drugs to the neighborhood. It sounds...

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  • The Statue of Hachi (HACHI-KO)

    Tokyo Things to Do

    This is a small statue of a small dog, where people come and meet. The story behind the statue is a great story. Another must see site. The statue is at the Shibuya crossing, so take the 5 minutes to take a photo with the dog.

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  • Yokohama - Day Trip

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Yokohama offers many special sights and is worth a day trip from Tokyo. As Japan's second most populous city after Tokyo it contributes to the Greater Tokyo area. Being one of Japan's most important harbors from the start of overseas trading and as the entrance point for visitors to Tokyo in the past Yokohama welcomes many foreign people and not...

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  • Kabuki-za Theatre

    Tokyo Things to Do

    a center of the ancient japanese stage play of kabuki. Kabuki is a traditional Japanese form of theater with its origins in the Edo period. In contrast to the older Japanese art forms such as Noh, Kabuki was the popular culture of the common townspeople and not of the higher social classes. Kabuki plays are about historical events, moral conflicts,...

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  • Ghibli Museum - Day Trip

    Tokyo Things to Do

    The Ghibli Museum, devoted to the art of Hayao Miyazaki and his team of collaborators in located way out in the far suburbs of Tokyo. You can join the JR Chuo line, to travel out for 30 minutes to reach Mitaka, where a one kilometer walk, signposted by the famous character Totoro points the way to the Museum. I had to book my ticket from...

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  • Cherry Blossoms (SAKURA) Viewing

    Tokyo Things to Do

    I suppose it is not the first place you'd think of to view cherry blossom. But throughout the cemetery, a profusion of cherry trees are in full bloom, gently raining their pink petals to form a carpet on the narrow lanes between the graves. It is quite popular in the season. Of course, visiting cemeteries can be fascinating for other reasons....

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  • Yasukuni-Jinja Shrine

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Yasukuni Shrine was established in 1869 to enshrine those that died for the Emperor to restore his power in the Boshin Wars. As Japan began to wage wars outside its territory, the shrine became a place where war dead from each of those wars were also enshrined, including the Russo-Japanese War, World War I, and the Pacific War or World War...

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  • Kokugikan (National Sumo Stadium)

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tokyo Things to Do

    No guarantees of course that a tournament will be going while you are in town, but if there is a tournament in progress, it is well worth catching the sumo. There are 6 tournaments a year, 3 of which are in Tokyo, the other 3 in Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka respectively. Tournaments go for 15 days at a time, from Sunday to Sunday two weeks later....

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  • Nikko - Day Trip

    Tokyo Things to Do

    On the way to National Park Nikko to see Rin-No-Ji Temples we stop for a moment to take photos of the vermillion lacquered bridge. The sacred Shinkyo Bridge looks down over the clear water of the Daiya River. The bridge is the gateway to the shrines and temples. It was built in 1636 during Shogun Tokugawa era, he ruled Japan for three...

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  • Yanaka district

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Another itinery which can easily occupy a whole day is a trip to Ueno Park and the nearby old Tokyo areas of Yanaka, Nippori and Nezu. To reach Ueno Park take the train to Ueno Station. Ueno Park contains Ueno Zoo which I have never visited, but I do know it has pandas. It also has Tosho-gu Shrine which is a life-sized replica of the main temple...

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  • The Diet Building

    Tokyo Things to Do

    the main house of the Japanese Congress and the main administrative and political center of Japan. Japan is a monarchy/ parliamentary system where the emperor is the head of state but actual political power is exercised by the prime minister who has offices here in the Diet Building. The Diet Building was completed in 1936 and is constructed...

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  • Hibiya Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Hibiya Park is the first western-styled park in Japan opened in 1903. The park has some monuments(such as The Statue of Jose Rizal, a national hero of the Phillippines), Japanese garden styled ponds, event space, children's playground with playsets, public hall, a library museum, park museum which has some books and information leaflets on major...

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  • Shimbashi & Shiodome

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Hope off the train at Shimbashi station (shiodome area is directly connected) and take a walk around the shiodome area. Its a fairly new area with a lot of skyscrapers, so many infact that you do not see the sun! If you look hard enough there are some very nice resturants inside some of the skyscrapers.

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  • Sengaku-ji Temple

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Sengakuji Temple was originally built as one of the main temples of Edo, but over time has become known as the temple of the 47 Ronin. The current hondo dates back to the 1950s, as the original was destroyed in WWII. The Ronin are famous for avenging the death of their leader (Asano), which they believed was unjust and undignified. They killed the...

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  • Marunouchi

    4 out of 5 stars

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Walk down Marunochi Naka Dori (nice atmosphere with famous brand shops) and check Marunouchi Building and Shin-Marunouchi Building which are great retail complex. Check the top floor observatory of Marunouchi Building. In Shin-Marunouchi Building, there are nice restaurants/bars on the 7th floor (called Marunouchi House) with the view of the old...

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    Satisfaction: Excellent

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Tokyo Metropolitan Areas are mainly divided into four areas. (It is just rough idea and not an official classification). 1 TOKYO 23-ku(Twenty-Three Wards of Tokyo). Most of the attractions...

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