Tokyo Things to Do

  • Ninomaru Garden in East Garden
    Ninomaru Garden in East Garden
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  • East Garden: Donjon Base of Edo Castle
    East Garden: Donjon Base of Edo Castle
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  • Viewing Budokan Arena from Donjon Base
    Viewing Budokan Arena from Donjon Base
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  • 1. Asakusa

    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...

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  • 2. Ginza

    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...

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  • 3. Shinjuku

    We spent the last half day of our trip around Japan back in Tokyo, staying in the Shinjuku district. Unfortunately we had some of the worst weather of our trip – driving rain and strong winds. This...

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  • 4. Akihabara

    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...

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  • 5. Harajuku & Omote Sando

    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...

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  • 6. Tsukiji Market

    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...

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  • 7. Ueno Park

    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,...

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  • 8. Mt. Fuji - Day Trip

    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...

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  • 9. Odaiba

    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...

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  • 10. Imperial Palace

    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...

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  • 11. Tokyo Tower

    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...

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  • 12. Disney Resort

    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...

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  • 13. Shibuya

    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...

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  • 14. Hamarikyu Garden

    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...

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  • 15. Meiji-Jingu Shrine

    The Shinto shrine Meiji Jingu is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken. It was originally built between 1915 and 1921 but was destroyed in the Tokyo air...

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  • 16. Zojo-ji Temple & Shiba Park

    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...

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  • 17. Ueno Area

    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...

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  • 18. Metropolitan Government Office Building

    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...

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  • 19. Kamakura - Day Trip

    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...

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  • 20. The Statue of Hachi (HACHI-KO)

    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...

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  • 21. Hakone - Day Trip

    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...

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  • 22. Imperial Palace Outer Gardens

    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...

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  • 23. Hato Bus Tour

    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...

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  • 24. Local Life, Culture and Traditions

    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...

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  • 25. Ameya Yokocho (AMEYOKO)

    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...

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Tokyo Things to Do

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Tokyo is made up of fifty or more popular areas. Knowing the names of key areas will make your Tokyo trip a lot easier. Here we have 65 popular areas or attractions but there are lots more. To...

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