Top 6 Things to do in Tokyo, Japan

February 16, 2018 Velvet Mowry

Tradition collides with pop culture in Tokyo, where you can reverently wander ancient temples before rocking out at a karaoke bar. Wake up before the sun to catch the lively fish auction at the Tsukiji Market, then refresh with a walk beneath the cherry blossom trees that line the Sumida River. Spend some time in the beautiful East Gardens of the Imperial Palace, then brush up on your Japanese history at the Edo-Tokyo Museum. Don’t forget to eat as much sushi, udon noodles, and wagashi (Japanese sweets) as your belly can handle.
Restaurants in Tokyo

1. H.I.S. Tourist Information Center Harajuku

1-19-11 Jingumae | Harajuku Ash Bldg 1F, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-5770-5131
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4.5 based on 279 reviews

H.I.S. Tourist Information Center Harajuku

Harajuku is the capital for youth fashion and culture. A walk along the iconic street, Takeshita will allow you to experience an extreme Kawaii-ness with many fashion boutiques, cafes and crepe stands. Not far away is Omotesando, which offer more mature fashion stores. Don't worry if you are not an fashionholic, the famous Yoyogi park and Meiji Jingu shrine are only few minutes walk from the station. If you got lost or did not know what to do in Harajuku, please do not hesitate to stop by our Harajuku Tourist Information Center. Our staffs will be happy to answer all your questions. In addition, we also provide currency exchange, baggage storage, data sims card and tours to popular destination in Japan (beside, there is free WiFi in-store).

Reviewed By tee_wcha - Sydney, Australia

The staff are very friendly and speak English. They are also very helpful with whatever questions you may have about travelling in Tokyo. We booked the hedgehog & owl cafe package through them and it's actually cheaper to book it through here than you paying at the cafes.

2. Nezu Museum

6-5-1 Minamiaoyama, Minato 107-0062, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-3400-2536
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4.5 based on 695 reviews

Nezu Museum

Please check open/close schedule in its official site.

Reviewed By Tzipster - Laguna Woods, California

This is a very pretty Museum with different levels of exhibits very nicely done. The Gardens are also beautiful. There’s a gift shop with some really nice items.

3. Tokyo Metro

Tokyo Prefecture +81 120-104-106
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Tokyo Metro

Reviewed By twisteddiva - Arlington, Virginia

Looks pretty intimidating, but it's not really. Just plot your course carefully, follow the numbers and colours, and best of all, ask if you're unsure (everyone we encountered was very helpful) and you'll soon get the hang of it. Clean, dependable and PUNCTUAL. When they say the train leaves as 12:36, it leaves at 12:36. We bought the 3-day pass and had a blast discovering off-the-beaten paths all over the city. Best way to get around. So unlike the D.C. Metro system.

4. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

11 Naitocho, Shinjuku 160-0014, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-3341-1461
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Reviewed By Peter H - Honolulu, Hawaii

My first time viewing cherry blossoms in full bloom! There was a crowd waiting to enter (they open at 9:00 am), but staff was very orderly and efficient. There were lots of cherry blossoms in full bloom! Every time the winds picked up, hundreds of blossoms would flutter down slowly, dancing and weaving on the way to the earth. Can’t beat the price at ¥200. The only negative is the large crowds, hard to get a selfie under the tree without someone in your shot. Many were picnicking under the trees. There were vendors in the park selling souvenirs and various sandwiches & bento.

5. Samurai Museum

2-25-6 Kabukicho | Eiwa Dairoku Bldg 1F, Shinjuku 160-0021, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-6457-6411
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Samurai Museum

Urban entertainment museum centrally located in the Kabukicho district of Tokyo's Shinjuku ward. Displayed under dramatic lighting are more than 70 examples of samurai armor, kabuto helmets and weapons gathered here from Japanese and foreign collections. Detailed descriptions for each display are given in English, Chinese and Korean so that foreign visitors can easily understand and appreciate the artifacts. The Samurai Photo-Shooting corner where you can take your picture wearing armor and helmet is super popular with visitors from overseas. The museum also offers a full range of original Samurai gift items for sale.

Reviewed By Trev M - South Korea

A small but fantastic museum full of some of the coolest stuff you will ever see. Take the guided tour and try not to squeal like an excited schoolgirl when they let you try on the replica helmet and katana. The samurai demonstration followed by...Morehello. thanks for visited museum and gave us highest rating. i hope you could enjoy enough our museum. please stop by museum when you come to Japan again. thank you very much.

6. Ryogoku Kokugikan

1-3-28 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-3623-5111
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4.5 based on 720 reviews

Ryogoku Kokugikan

Reviewed By SmilesUK - London

This was the highlight of my trip to Tokyo. I would highly recommend anyone going to Japan to see a sumo match as it’s a total authentic Japanese experience and super to watch. Read up on the rules beforehand so you know a bit more about what’s going on but really super. You can book tickets online before your trip.

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