Tokyo Tourist Traps

  • The Edo-Tokyo Museum from the outside
    The Edo-Tokyo Museum from the outside
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    Merchandise Shops
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    Tokyo Tower as seen from Hama Rikyu...
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Most Viewed Tourist Traps in Tokyo

  • 1. Tokyo Tower

    When you are in a crunch time, you don't have to visit the Tokyo Tower. There are many other places to see close to the Tokyo Tower. The line going to the Tokyo Tower just to purchase tickets is very...

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  • 2. Amusement Facilities / Theme Parks

    These shops at the entrance sell all the Disneyland merchandises. You may just keep swiping you plastics (credit cards) because all your friends expect you to bring back some souvenirs. Most of the...

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  • 3. Dining / Drinking

    Not quite a trap, its all usually authentic enough, but unless you're happy sitting on the floor on your knees for 4 -four- hours where the prize is a terribly tasting green poridge- like tea, well...

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  • 4. Shinjuku Station

    Don't bother going to Asakusa to look for overpriced, unimaginative souvenirs. It's crowded and over-hyped!! If you're feeling adventurous, walk along the small lanes and streets and look for mom &...

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  • 5. Ginza

    Ginza, the famous shopping and entertainment district in Japan, full of department stores, expensive boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and theatres. Here you will find the department stores...

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  • 6. Asakusa

    DON'T shop around this area i.e. Asakusa. The souvenirs here are exhorbitantly priced. DON'T shop at major department stores too unless there's a MAJOR sale going on. If you can, refrain from shopping...

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  • 7. *Day Trip out of Tokyo

    I would NOT suggest this TOKYO big buddha for your itinerary. I can't really remember the entrance fees for this one, but in short it's just NOT worth to visit. And it's about 30minutes away from...

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  • 8. Time Zone

    Almost every traffic in Tokyo gets too heavy within these time zone.7:00-9:3017:00-19:00I mean almost all. Both railways and roadways including The Metropolitan Expressway. Every train will get...

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  • 9. Akihabara

    Be forewarned that before you buy any electronic items like phones and music gadgets, be sure to check with the store if they will work in your home country since a lot of items appear to be cheaper...

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  • 10. Rainbow Bridge

    Strong winds, clouds of dust, heavy and noisy traffic, endless one way walking without any additional scene......Excellent preparation if you'd like to become a maintenance staff of the Rainbow...

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  • 11. Facilities

    There are no street signs in Tokyo which made it extremely difficult to get around. Because most of the streets and buildings look similar i was always getting lost! Ask people where you are and how...

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  • 12. Tempters

    All you can drink for $50 plus strippers. Yeah right. Strippers (2 of them) looked to be 14. Not right at all. Drinks? Tasted funny. We were approached by the man from Ghana, who took us downstairs....

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  • 14. The Edo-Tokyo Museum: Save until the End

    The Edo-Tokyo Museum is not a tourist trap per se -- its permanent exhibits present a somewhat enlightening portait of a growing city from the time the Tokogawa...

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  • 15. Roppongi

    Meant to be the best place for nightlife. Oh dear. Was hassled from the moment we left the subway.The district seems to consist of a few bars and hundreds of...

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  • 16. The difference of the South Exit and North Exit

    If someone is picking you up at the airport, make sure that you specify which exit you are actually getting out. From the baggage claims section, there are two...

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  • 17. Sometimes we can get the better of them.

    How to do? One must be extremely quick to assume such a position on beasts such as these. Do not be fooled by their kind eyes, their colorfulness, their...

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  • 18. Try to avoid staying in the...

    Try to avoid staying in the major hotels. Horror stories abound of being charged top dollar. Besides, the furnishings are generally western so it's not really...

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  • 19. Roppongi is a gaijin...

    Roppongi is a gaijin (foreigner) haunt. Some people like it; others hate it. It is the only place in Tokyo where you will see as many gaijin as you do Japanese....

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  • 20. Someone stole a our paperbag...

    Someone stole a our paperbag full of paid for camera equipment while shopping in the Yokahoma U.S. P.X.when it was set down for a moment to look at framed pix....

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  • 21. Taxi can cause heart attack to...

    Taxi can cause heart attack to travellers who were not been forewarn of its astronomical fare. I was told that a trip from Narita Airport to Tokyo city can cost...

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  • 22. Giant Rabbits

    They will stomp your brains out. This toursit is very brave. So brave the Japanese whose life she saved gave her a Japanese name- Riamu which means thou who...

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  • 23. Wild Animals

    There are big animals everywhere. They are not as friendly as they look. Don't say I didn't warn you.

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  • 24. Fotunately, I never found any...

    Fotunately, I never found any traps in here yet but if I can find then surely I will tell you all folks:-}

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