Tokyo is, without a doubt, one of the most incredible cities in the world (we ranked it as one of the 10 Most Amazing Places in Japan).
With way over 30 million people living in the prefecture, it’s the most populated, urban metropolitan area in the world! Given its utter vastness, it’s pretty safe to assume that there is plenty to do in Tokyo.
You’d be right!
We’re going to take a look at some of the very best.
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Like many of the big cities in Japan, Tokyo has some amazing temples, but I’m going to focus on the two best (in my opinion).
The first one is the Senso-Ji temple in Asakusa. This is the oldest temple in Tokyo and is famous for its beautiful shrines. At the front entrance to the temple, you’ll see a massive red and black lantern, hanging between the gates.
The other one I’m going to mention is the Meiji Shrine. This shrine was dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken and if you visit on a Sunday, you may get to see a traditional Japanese wedding (like I did the first time I was there)!
2. Yoyogi Park
Right next to the Meiji Shrine in Harajuku, Yoyogi Park is an awesome place to go and chill out after a hectic day spent shopping in the area (more on that later).
Even if you’re not much of a shopper, it’s still a brilliant place to just relax and have a picnic or something.
3. Takeshita Street, Harajuku
Here we go! On to the shopping.
Takeshita street is a massive long street just filled with really interesting and original shops. If you’re into fashion, you will absolutely love this place.
There are also plenty of restaurants and places to eat so it’s really easy to just spend your entire day there!
4. Shibuya Crossing
A definite must-do for any tourist in Tokyo!
Shibuya crossing is famous for being the busiest crossing in the world. It really is amazing to witness it, and you can also get some pretty decent pictures there too!
Now, if you’re going to go to Shibuya to see the crossing, you may as well explore the area a bit. Shibuya has a buzzing night life as well as great shops, restaurants, and general entertainment.
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5. Tokyo Skytree
Tokyo Skytree is currently the tallest structure in Japan, and second tallest in the entire world. It is used for broadcasting, but there is also an observation tower and a restaurant.
Also, connected to the tower, is a massive shopping centre.
6. Tokyo Disney
Tokyo Disneyland was the first Disney park ever opened outside the USA (1983).
There’s also has DisneySea which explores a more “under the sea” theme (only Disney fans will get that). However, watch out, it can get crazy busy!
7. Imperial Palace
The Imperial Palace is where the Emperor of Japan lives. The Palace is surrounded by gardens and several other buildings.
In order to visit and explore the grounds, you need to book in advance, however, the East Gardens are open to the public on certain days.
8. Tokyo Tower
Like Skytree, Tokyo Tower has an observation platform, but it also acts as a communications tower.
Following Skytree, it’s the second tallest structure in Japan.
Odaiba houses a shopping and entertainment district. It’s an artificial island located in Tokyo!
Known as the “Electric Town” Akihabara is the dream destination for all you tech geeks out there.
If tech isn’t so much your thing, it’s also a very popular place for anime and manga.
There are so many more amazing things to do in Tokyo but I’ll stop at 10. Let us know if you want us to do another one on Tokyo.
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