Tokyo is Japan’s capital and the world’s most populous metropolis. It is also one of Japan’s 47 prefectures, consisting of 23 central city wards and multiple cities, towns and villages west of the city centre. Tokyo offers a seemingly unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture and dining to its visitors. The city’s history can be appreciated in districts such as Asakusa and in many excellent museums, historic temples and gardens. Contrary to common perception, Tokyo also offers a number of attractive green spaces in the city centre and within relatively short train rides at its outskirts.
Top 15 attractions in Tokyo: (Arrange them as a slide show with a -> sign to go to the next one)
The temple approach to Shibamata Taishakuten doubles as the town's main shopping street. Take a stroll down the lively street lined by many shops and restaurants that sell local specialties such as dango (skewered rice flour balls) and river fish. Or explore the culture-rich Shibamata Taishakuten Temple, and enjoy the scenery of a tasteful garden with traditional tatami rooms to relax in.
Fan of animation? Visit the Ghibli Museum showcasing the wide-known animations by Studio Ghibli. Let your childhood dreams come true and watch how these colourful animations came to life! Watch the design process of your favourite animations such as ‘Spirited Away’ and ‘My Neighbour Totoro’ step by step, or play with the fun interactives available. The Ghibli museum will let people of all ages take a trip down memory lane.
Located next to the heart of Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea is a place that cannot be missed. With all your favourite Disney characters such as Duffy, Ariel, Mickey and friends this magical place will most definitely make your dreams come true. For tickets to both DisneyLand and DisneySea, pre-purchase at either convenience stores (e.g FamilyMart) or online via the Disney website is recommended to avoid the long queues.
Tokyo National Museum
Located at the centre of Ueno Park, it is considered the oldest national museum in Japan, and the largest art museum in Japan, showcasing works and pieces rich of Japanese culture. This is a great way to learn about Japanese traditions and culture.
Home to the famous Asakusa Temple, and a variety of different Japanese food stalls, Asakusa is the place to get all the exploring done! Whether if your short on time or can only spend one day in Tokyo, Asakusa can help you get all the experience and shopping done within the area.
Often called the “Largest Shopping district of Tokyo”, Shibuya is home the famous “Shibuya crossing” and the statue od “Hachiko”. It holds hundreds of shops and food stalls creating a lively atmosphere popular among young people, and nightlife.
A must-visit when stopping in Tokyo, as it really makes all your childhood “dreams come true”. Disneyland often has seasonal events such as the “Christmas Parade” in December, or the “Night light parade” available all times of the year. This really is the most magical place in Tokyo and definitely cannot be missed.
A breath-taking, culturally-rich temple that is a must visit when in Asakusa. It is recommended to visit the temple during weekdays rather then weekends when the temple is packed full of tourists, to enjoy the experience off-peak times.
Shinjuku City encompasses the buzzing clubs and karaoke rooms of neon-lit East Shinjuku and upscale hotel bars and restaurants in the Skyscraper District. Tokyo Metropolitan Building has a popular observation deck, and Mount Hakone rises over tranquil urban parkland.
Buzzing Harajuku is renowned for colorful street art and youth fashion, with quirky vintage clothing stores and cosplay shops along Takeshita Street, and traditional, upmarket boutiques on leafy Omotesando Avenue. Small, trendy bars fill the surrounding lanes, while dessert shops and carts specialize in sweet crêpes, donuts, and bubble tea.
Take a stroll in Ueno Park for scenery that is simply breath-taking or visit between April- May to see beautiful cherry blossoms bloom. It is impossible to get through the whole of Ueno Park in a day. Choose what you're into, and explore at a leisurely pace. Ueno Park is very crowded by mid-afternoon, so try to get there early. Many facilities are closed on Monday.
This 333m meter tall tower located at the heart of Tokyo, offers spectacular views of the city through its observational deck. Directly below the tower stands the "Foot Town" building, which houses a variety of souvenir shops, cafes, restaurants and the One Piece Tower, an indoor amusement park. Opened on the 15th anniversary of the popular manga in 2015, the park offers a variety of shows, games and other attractions that feature characters from the series.
The Imperial Palace has served as the residential place of the successive Emperors since 1868. It contains the Imperial Residence and the Imperial Palace Complex, where His Majesty the Emperor undertakes official duties. Various ceremonies and public activities are held there too.
The Imperial Shrine of Yasukuni, informally known as the Yasukuni shrine, is a Shinto shrine located in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. It was founded by Emperor Meiji in June 1869 and commemorates those who died in service of Japan from the Boshin War of 1868–1869 through the First Indochina War of 1946–1954.
Located just a short walk from Shinjuku Station, the paid park's spacious lawns, meandering walking paths and tranquil scenery provide a relaxing escape from the busy urban center around it. In spring Shinjuku Gyoen becomes one of the best places in the city to see cherry blossoms.