Tokyo-to Tourist Traps

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Tokyo-to Tourist Traps

  • Tokyo Tower

    Tokyo Tourist Traps

    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 long (two hour approximate time for waiting) then there is another wait to go to the elevator going up and then another time to wait just to go...

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  • Amusement Facilities / Theme Parks

    Tokyo Tourist Traps

    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 merchandise that sold in any theme parks are mostly produced some other part of the world (like Taiwan ot China) & fetch a very high premium price....

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  • Dining / Drinking

    Tokyo Tourist Traps

    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 then you might want to settle for the short cermony version (or simply skip it, if you are stretched for time, as there are too many other things that...

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  • Shinjuku Station

    Tokyo Tourist Traps

    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 & pop stores that may have something more interesting. Just look around in Asakusa and take lots of pictures!! Look no where else other than Don Quixote...

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  • Ginza

    Tokyo Tourist Traps

    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 Matsuya and Mitsukoshi. Lots of special stores are behind the main street in places where you might never thought you could find them.

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  • Asakusa

    Tokyo Tourist Traps

    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 in Tokyo. EVERYTHING COSTS A BOMB HERE! My buddy bought a Max Factor lipstick that would normally costs next-to-nothing in the U.S.A.; but in...

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  • Time Zone

    Tokyo Tourist Traps

    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 difficult for you travellers to ride on because it will be jam-packed. You will feel like as if you are a grain of rice in a sushi roll. A car won't move...

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  • Akihabara

    Tokyo Tourist Traps

    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 compared to prices at home

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  • *Day Trip out of Tokyo

    Tokyo Tourist Traps

    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 Tokyo city.

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  • Rainbow Bridge

    Tokyo Tourist Traps

    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 Bridge!! Why not taking the Yurikamome instead?

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  • Imperial Palace Garden East- Really ONLY...

    I can't exactly say its a "trap" per se cos it cost you nothing to enter the gardens. However, if you think you can see any buildings, structures remotely japanese or imperial, then drop this off your itinerary. There is NOTHING worthy to see in the gardens. Its just a huge park. Even the landscaping is non-Jap. A better option is to register a...

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  • Tokyo Tower - Don't Pay the Admission...

    Tokyo Tower is the oft photographed sympol of Tokyo, a orange and white radio station with two observation decks. Admission to the first observation deck is pricey and I didn't even bother to pay the extra fee to gain entrance to the second observation deck. I'm told other FREE observation spots around the city get you better views. It could be...

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  • TOURIST HAVEN

    THIS WAS FAR FROM A TRAP..BUT RATHER A FOOD HAVEN FOR THOSE WANTING TO SHOP AT ANY TIME OF THE DAY OR NIGHT....AND IT WAS ONLY TWO SHORT BLOCKS FROM THE PLACE I STAYED AT IN ASAKUSA...IN THE "ROX" BUILDING... THE NAME OF THE STORE IS "SEIYU" WHICH IS A POPULAR STORE CHAIN IN JAPAN.. a GREAT A CONVIENT PLACE AND ALSO WITH FABULOUS PRICES FOR...

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  • Gyoza Town... not worth the effort!! ...

    Inside Sunshine City in Ikebukuro there is a game centre called "Namja Town. It's noisy and often so crowded you can hardly move, let alone try the gyoza you came for. The Gyoza Town costs 300yen to enter and then you have to buy your gyoza from the dozen or so gyoza shops inside. Known as a gyoza theme park you'd be better to try gyoza in a ramen...

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  • Park Hyatt Tokyo

    The Park Hyatt Tokyo is everything I expected from the highest quality of hotels. All of the staff...

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  • Citadines Tokyo Shinjuku

    1-28-13 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture, 160-0022, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Tachikawa Grand Hotel

    2-14-16 Akebonocho, Tachikawa, Tokyo Prefecture, 190-0012, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hachioji Plaza Hotel

    Less than two minutes on foot from the train station. Rooms are very small (not by Japanese...

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  • Ritz-Carlton Tokyo

    9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture, 107-6245, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo

    1-3-22 Yaesu, Chuo, Tokyo Prefecture, 103-0028, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Claska

    1-3-18 Chuocho, Meguro, Tokyo Prefecture, 152-0001, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Tokyu Stay Ikebukuro

    2-12-2 Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo Prefecture, 171-0014, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Fuchu Business Hotel Matsumoto

    2-4-1 Miyanishi-cho, Fuchu, Tokyo Prefecture, 183-0022, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

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