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Tokyo-to Things to Do

  • Harajuku And Omote Sando

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Omotesando is a neighborhood in the Shibuya Ward of Tokyo located between Harajuku and Shibuya crossing, but much closer to Harajuku. The main street, a wide tree-lined boulevard, was created as the primary entrance to Meiji Shrine. Today the area is one of Japan's high end shopping districts, featuring several major huge outlets for major brands....

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  • Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

    Shinjuku Things to Do

    Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden Tip: There are various ways to walk around the huge park but when I went to March 30 this year, I don't have enough time to stroll so I took two hour walking course covering most of major places starting from Shinjuku Gate. Before walking be sure to get the English Language map of the park. First stop is Old Imperial...

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  • Imperial Palace East Gardens

    Chiyoda Things to Do

    Otemon Gate used to be the Main Gate of former Edo Castle. Almost every castle in Japan has an otemon gate but with different Kanjis such as 追手門 and 大手門. Whatever the way the gate is transliterated in Kanji the original purpose of this gate remains the same. It is the gate that must ward off the...

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  • Kiyosumi Teien

    Fukagawa Things to Do

    Kiyosumi Garden Tip: East-Japan, Tohoku Earthquake in 2011 made great damages to Japanese gardens in Tokyo. While most of the places returned to normal, it still has some damages which hasn't yet repaired. Kasa-tei, mushroom shaped gazebo at Kiyosumi Garden is one of such cases. Today, only base remains and there are no reconstruction plans ahead....

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  • Ginza

    4 out of 5 stars

    Tokyo Things to Do

    At first I don't have the money to shop here. This is the luxury shopping district in Tokyo. We do not have a shopping district like this in Belgium, this is enormously place. This is a place for shopaholic where one can shop till they drop. Ginza is not only for shoppers, is also for visitors who has no money like us (laugh). Incredibly massive...

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  • Skyscrapers in Shinjuku

    Shinjuku Things to Do

    Shinjuku Skyscrapers Tip: Shinjuku i-land Tower opened in 1995 is best known by the LOVE sculpture near the main entrance of the building. The main tower is as tall as 190 meters, and has fourty-four floors. The building has been used as offices, shopping spaces and condominium. The complex also has a shopping and restaurant mall.

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  • Wadakura Fountain Park

    Chiyoda Things to Do

    Wadakura Fountain Park is located at the far corner of Kokyo Gaien National Garden and east of Imperial Palace East Gardens. It is noted for the fountain show which has the fixed pattern according to the time of the day, time zone during the hour. Particularly the fountain with the huge sphere object does a great show. When I was visiting the park...

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  • Mt. Fuji - Day Trip

    Tokyo Things to Do

    I was told October is the best time to visit Japan since you lose the crowds and humidity of summer, and that the weather is cooling down. Upon my arrival in Japan, I was glad to have come during the time of year I did. The weather wasn't bad at all! Hence when we set out to visit Mt. Fuji, I was delighted that the weather was decent. After...

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  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

    Shinjuku Things to Do

    Shinjuku Skyscrapers Tip: Another Tokyo Metropotalian Government skyscraper opened in 1991 is 163 meters in height and has 34 floors. The building is often mistaken for similarly styled Park Hyatt Tokyo located nearby. Top parts of this building is combined with multiple hexahedra. It was designed by Kenzo Tange and constructed jointly by ten major...

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  • Asakusa

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Tokyo's historic heart, Asakusa is home to the impressive Senso-ji temple, among many other cultural sites. The whole place feels a little bit like Disneyland, with everything done up to preserve an overall historic feel. Asakusa is the place in Tokyo to stock up on all those traditional trinkets and crafts you'll want to bring home. A day in...

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  • Hanazono Shrine

    Shinjuku Things to Do

    Shrines and Temples Tip: Situated at the helm of Shinjuku's entertainment zone filled with night clubs, drinking bars, restaurants and department stores, the shrine has been regarded as the guardian of the area. It was built even before Tokugawa Government was founded in 1603. The shrine is best known by Tori-no-Ichi Fair held in November. The...

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  • Odaiba

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tokyo Things to Do

    It's hard to believe Joypolis has existed as far back as 1994 according to what I read. I had made this place a checkmark on my bucket list that I had to check off while in Tokyo! So, I brought my buddies out here to experience this amusement park. Joypolis has rides that are based off of Sega (the video game company) properties. Most notably,...

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  • Shinjuku Cityscape

    Shinjuku Things to Do

    While many people come to Shinjuku and Ginza for shopping, I feel that the most important thing to do here is to soak in the atmosphere, walk around and feel that you are in one of the most crowded and modern places in Japan and perhaps the world. You will experience tall skycrapers, neon lights, shops after shops, many people walking around etc...

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  • Ueno Park and Zoo

    Tokyo Things to Do

    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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  • Taisoji Temple

    Shinjuku Things to Do

    Shrines and Temples Tip: A Pure-World(Jodo-shu) Buddhist temple founded in 1596 is one of the major historical sites in Shinjuku-ward. It was also the burial sites for Naito Clan who was assigned Shinjuku area during Edo Period(1603-1868). The temple is known by the biggest Yama statue in Tokyo. And its copper jizo(Ksitigarbha Sedentery) statue is...

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  • Sensoji Temple (Asakusa Kannon)

    Tokyo Things to Do

    The garden is on the left side of Sensoji Temple. After visiting the temple, it was a relief to get out the crowds. There were not much people in the garden, we have the feeling like we're alone. Seems like most of the crowds concentrate on the temple. Is beautiful garden to stroll, here, we found a small bridge, under it is a koi pond fish. This...

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  • Shinjuku Central Park

    Shinjuku Things to Do

    Shinjuku Central Park is a nice place to view Shinjuku Skyscapers particularly Tokyo Metropolitan Government No.1 Building, 243m, and No.2 Building 163m in height. Other skyscrapers viewable from the park include Keio Plaza Hotel Main Tower(178m), South Tower(138m), Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower(204m), Hyatt Regency Tokyo(117m), Hilton Tokyo(130m),...

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  • Tsukiji Market

    Tokyo Things to Do

    We headed to the fish market on Sunday morning, when we arrived we found that the market was closed, the sign saying that it was a holiday. So we headed back here the next day on a very wet Monday morning and had a walk through the market. This is very much a working market so try and stay out of the way of the vendors and the little carts that run...

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  • LOVE Sculpture

    Shinjuku Things to Do

    LOVE Sculpture is a popular modern art work by Robert Indiana originally designed for Christmas card in 1964. Since then a lot of LOVE sculptures has been made around the world and the one near the entrance of Shinjuku Island Tower is one of the most popular photo spots in Shinjuku.

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  • Akihabara

    4 out of 5 stars

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Akihabara, a place for electronics and anime. You can find alot of maid cafe in Akihabara, and many have their "maids" outside the shops calling out for potential customers. Even though you are not an anime fan, i suggest you get in one, order a drink of coffee just for the experience. It was interesting to see the waitress treating you like their...

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  • Shinjuku Juniso Kumano Shrine

    Shinjuku Things to Do

    Shrines and Temples Tip: Kumano Shrine at the northwestern corner of Shinjuku Central Park attests that Shinjuku has a long history. It was founded during late 14th century by local clan and had been popular scenic place until shrine lost most of its precincts because Yodobashi Water Purification Plant was built in 1898. The shrine is also called...

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  • Kamakura - Day Trip

    Tokyo Things to Do

    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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  • AiiRO CAFE

    Shinjuku Things to Do

    The largest gay town in Japan, Shinjuku niche. AiiRO CAFE is one of the most popular place to gather. It is open air cafe, so you don't need to worry about stinky tobacco smell. Clean bathroom and friendly staffs! Big Torii(Japanese Shrine Gate) in front of the entrance. till 9pm, 1000yen all-you--can-drink beer.

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  • Tokyo Tower

    4 out of 5 stars

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Constructed in 1958, Tokyo Tower soars 332 meters (1092 feet), 13 meters (42 feet) higher than the Eiffel Tower. There are two observatories from which to get panoramic views of Tokyo and Mount Fuji on a clear day. The Main Observatory is 150 meters (492 feet) high, the Special Observatory, 250 meters (820 feet) high. The tower is lit by 164...

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  • City Overview

    Shinjuku Things to Do

    Shinjuku is often nicknamed as "New 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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  • Shinjuku

    Tokyo Things to Do

    The Shinjuku Prince hotel is in the middle of the bustling Shinjuku suburb near the very busy Shinjuku station with its convenient JR office. It is a 4 star hotel but you can get discounted prices through various travel sites. Around the hotel are well known department stores ( all with cafes) and many cheap eateries. It provides excellent service...

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  • Suehirotei

    Shinjuku Things to Do

    Suehiro-tei is one of the four remaining Rakugo theaters in Tokyo and the only wooded traditional-style Rakugo theater in Tokyo. It was opened in 1897. Rakugo is a traditional-style entertainment by a trained storyteller narrating comical stories from old and modern stories. Sometimes the stories come from classic horror stories, or parodical...

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  • Imperial Palace(Kokyo Gaien National...

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Is a huge open park space. The park is also maintained and significantly less crowded and provides a great view of the palace ground’s traditional Japanese architecture. Kokyo Gaien is also adjacent to Hibiya Park. The Marunouchi Skyline has an excellent view from the Kokyo Gaien. Marunouchi is the most famous business districts in Japan. In recent...

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  • Yoyogi

    Shinjuku Things to Do

    Yoyogi Tip: Redevelopment of Shinjuku area has recently expanded southward and at Yoyogi located between Shinjuku and Harajuku could someday be devoured into the part of area called MINAMI SHINJUKU. Kita-sando or North Approach, however, gives the solace, serving as the last stand against extreme urbanization of Tokyo. It is one of the three main...

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  • Shibuya

    Tokyo Things to Do

    The intersection is one of the iconic landmarks of Tokyo. To have street view down there, we decided to get a glimpse of the crossing from above, so we headed to the equally occupied 2nd floor of Starbucks located in Q Front building directly across Shibuya Station. It was such a peaceful sight to watch Visiting Tokyo on Christmas can filled with...

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  • Shinjuku Flags

    Shinjuku Things to Do

    Flags is also one of the most popular shopping complexes around Shinjuku station. Located adjacent to Lumine Shinjuku 2, it is best known for the place Tower Record in Shinjuku is located. People walking toward Shinjuku Gyoen might make a brief stop for the view of huge video screen while they wait for someone to join.

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  • Zojo-ji Temple & Shiba Park

    Tokyo Things to Do

    If you are coming from Tokyo Tower, and walk to the Zojoji Temple, you'll pass the cemetery. This quite impressive graveyard, completely different of what I saw. The most interest me that each grave has those sticks with print in it. It seems that common for Buddhist graveyard, this cemetery is pretty small but is the nicest place I saw. It wasn't...

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  • Lumine Shinjuku 2

    Shinjuku Things to Do

    Lumine Shinjuku 2 which is also a part of Yamanote Line Shinjuku station building is a shopping complex mainly made up of apparel stores with affordable prices targeting young women ages 20-30s group. It is also known as Lumine the Yoshimoto at the seventh floor, a variety theater run by Yoshimoto Kogyo, one of the most popular entertainment...

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  • Hamarikyu Garden

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tokyo Things to Do

    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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  • Meiji-Jingu Shrine

    Tokyo Things to Do

    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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  • Sumida River

    4 out of 5 stars

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Near the Tokyo Sky Tree, the Sumida River (Asakusa subway stop). Asakusa is one of the oldest neighborhoods of Tokyo, but along the Sumida River, the modern architecture made its entry. We staying in Asakusa area, and for us walking to Sumida river is just closeby. Take a cruise where you can see Tokyo from the water Visiting on a Sunday afternoon...

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  • Metropolitan Government Office Building

    Tokyo Things to Do

    The observation decks at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku offer some of the best views over Tokyo (along with the Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Tower). There are two decks, one in the north tower and one in the south tower of the same building. Both decks are on the 45th floor of the main building, located 202 meters above the...

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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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  • 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 East Gardens

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Apparently was closed when we got there, there were renovation work. Too pity we haven't seen the interior of the garden which was really worth to see. It is situated In the Chiyoda area, not far from Tokyo Station. The gardens are open for public, and free entrance. The palace is usually closed, except for new years and on the birthday of the...

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  • Ameya Yokocho (AMEYOKO)

    Tokyo Things to Do

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Roppongi

    3 out of 5 stars

    Tokyo Things to Do

    On a warm day, my daughter-in-law and I decided to try the Golden Spoon, a chain with several stores in Tokyo. We enjoyed our little cups of frozen yogurt. It was obvious from looking at the add-ins and cone varieties that you could easily walk out with a $10.00 treat! On the other hand, they handed us a "frequent buyer" card with our purchase....

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  • Edo-Tokyo Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tokyo Things to Do

    Closed Monday We stopped here on Sunday late morning, we only had two days in Tokyo and I had made a note that this museum was closed on Mondays. We spent at least a couple hours here, the museum is organized chronologically from the Edo period up through the 1964 Olympics, by which time the city was known as Tokyo. I found the later periods to be...

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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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