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60 Things to Do in Tokyo: Complete Guide for Beginners in Tokyo

by Ryu_C@RakuRakuJP

A must-see list of Tokyo attractions before setting off on a trip to Tokyo

I'm going to travel to Tokyo for the first time. Are there any attractions in Tokyo that are worth visiting? Can you go to some new attractions when traveling in Tokyo?

as long as you have seenTokyoIn this article, you will know that there are many attractions worth visiting in Tokyo. In addition to attractions in Tokyo, there are also suburban attractions suitable for day trips to and from Tokyo, parent-child attractions suitable for families, and some private attractions that are unknown in Tokyo.

However, due to space limitations, today’s article can only introduce you to 60Attractions in Tokyo, instead of including all Tokyo attractions. But the 60 scenic spots are neither too much nor too little, basically enough to arrange a long-distance Tokyo travel itinerary of more than 7 days. If you add some attractions in the suburbs of Tokyo, there will be absolutely no problem in arranging a Tokyo travel itinerary for more than 10 days.

I hope that today's list of Tokyo attractions can help you plan a Tokyo travel itinerary that suits you best.

Further reading: The most complete Tokyo itinerary planning and pre-departure preparation checklist

Tokyo attractions map

In order to successfully visit all the attractions in Tokyo in just a few days, you must have a detailed plan, including knowing the location of each attraction and the traffic time required between the attractions, so that you can travel in one day. The most visited attractions in Tokyo.

Tokyo Travel Guide Tokyo Attractions Map

Although the Tokyo government divides the entire Tokyo into 23 districts, for you who just come to Tokyo for tourism, it is enough to focus on the location of Tokyo's tourist areas, because the rest of the districts are dominated by residential and commercial buildings. Lord, it is not too late to find out when you will plan to settle in Tokyo.

The number of attractions in Tokyo is really very large, and they are also distributed in different areas of Tokyo at the same time. For example, Ueno and Asakusa in Taito District in the upper right corner of the map, and Toyosu Market in Koto District in the lower right corner. The Chuo District and Chiyoda District in the middle of the map have the Tsukiji Outer Market, Ginza, Tokyo Station, and the Imperial Palace. In the lower left corner of the map, there will be Tokyo Tower, Shibuya, Harajuku, Meiji Shrine and so on. In the upper left corner of the map, there are Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, etc., some places with a large number of shopping malls.

In addition, there are some scenic spots that are not on the map, such as Tokyo Disney Resort in Chiba, Yokohama, Kamakura, Enoshima, etc. under the Tokyo Minato District. A place not to be missed.

Today, this list of Tokyo attractions will be divided into several parts. First, it will briefly introduce the characteristics, location, and recommended time of each attraction for you. At the same time, it will also tell you what you need to pay attention to when visiting each attraction. place. If you have any questions about Tokyo attractions, such as transportation arrangements and ticket discounts, you can leave a message with us for inquiries.

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Tokyo Attractions – Ueno

Ame Yokocho and Ueno Onshi Park near Ueno Station are must-see attractions in the Ueno area, and they are also a very suitable choice for holidays.

Ueno Ameyoko Shopping Street

It is said that the name of Ame Yokocho "アメ横" was originally called ameyoko because the shops in this line mainly sold desserts (饰ame). Another reason is that the original "アメ横" mainly sold American products (America), so it was called ameyoko. However, even the local people working in Ameyoko do not know the actual source.

On the Ameyoko shopping street in Ueno, there are a large number of shops selling different products, such as sportswear, sports shoes, or some shops selling groceries and snacks. The point is that the products in these stores are very cheap. Compared with those in Shinjuku and Ginza department stores, you may get an additional 20% discount for the same product purchased here in Ueno.

In addition, there are supermarkets such as "Futaki no Confectionery" and "Takeiya" in the Ueno Ameyoko Shopping Street, which sell discounted prices. It is very suitable for buying some Japanese snacks to take home.

However, it should be noted that most of the shops in Ameyokocho Shopping Street will close at around 20:00 in the evening. If you plan to go shopping in Ameyokocho Shopping Street at night, you must start around 18:00, so that you can You can browse all the shops in the shopping street.

Address: 〒110-0005 Ueno 6-chome 10, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Ueno Onshi Park

Ueno Onshi Park is one of the places in Tokyo that gathers parks, zoos, art galleries, and museums. It is also a place where cultural exhibitions are often held during holidays.

If you can arrange to come to Ueno Onshi Park on weekends, I recommend that you spend half a day in Ueno Onshi Park and visit Ueno Zoo along the way, and the entrance fee is not very high, it is only about ¥600, which is enough. Seeing different animals such as giant pandas is very suitable for bringing children to visit together.

Address: 〒110-0007 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: Open 24 hours (Ueno Park), 09:30-17:00, every Monday is a regular holiday (Ueno Zoo)

Recommended Ueno accommodation: Hotel Wing International Hotel – Uemachi Okachimachi,APA Hotel Keisei Ueno Ekimae,MIMARU TOKYO Ueno EAST
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Ueno is a scenic spot that is very suitable for arranging holidays. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Tokyo Attractions – Asakusa Kaminarimon

If you come to Asakusa for the first time, you must come to Sensoji Temple once! Because in addition to visiting Sensoji Temple, you can also spend a little time shopping at the "Nakamisetsu" shopping street outside Sensoji Temple. There are many traditional Japanese products that you can buy back home. There is also Sensoji Temple – outside the Kaminarimon Gate is also a very suitable place for taking pictures, you can also make an appointment for a briefRickshaw experience, take a rickshaw to see the sights around Sensoji Temple in about 10 minutes, and then ask the rickshaw staff to take pictures for you.

In addition, beside Sensoji Temple - Kaminarimon, there are also many restaurants that specialize in tempura and eel rice, and many of them are old restaurants that have been in business for many years, such as "Owariya Asakusa", "Tempura Sanding", " "Eel rice Kawamatsu", etc., are some of the designs of old stores that have been maintained for many years, and they have always retained the taste from the past to the present. If you haven't decided which restaurant to go to for your itinerary that day, you can also arrange to come to Asakusa at noon, have lunch at these restaurants first, and then go to Sensoji Temple and shop at the shopping street.

Address: 〒111-0032 Asakusa 2-chome 3-1, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: Open 24 hours (Asakusa Kaminarimon part), 09:00 – 20:00 (shopping street, restaurant part)

Recommended Asakusa accommodation: Asakusa Tobu Hotel,Asakusa View Hotel,Richmond Hotel International Asakusa
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Sensoji Temple, Nakamisetong Shopping Street, and traditional eel rice restaurant are all must-see places in Asakusa. (Click to enlarge the picture)
Rickshaw experience in front of Asakusa Kaminarimon Temple
As long as you book a short rickshaw experience, you can also sit on the rickshaw and take pictures with Asakusa Kaminarimon. (Click to enlarge the picture)
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Tokyo Attractions – Tokyo Skytree

The Tokyo Skytree at Oshiage Station is the most suitable spot to enjoy the sunset and night views of Tokyo, and it is also a spot that you will definitely notice when you visit Sensoji Temple.

Tokyo SkytreeIt is a scenic spot that combines sightseeing, shopping, and restaurants, so you can arrange follow-up attractions after visiting Sensoji Temple and shopping at the "Nakamisetong" shopping street. It is recommended to start from Asakusa at 15:00 in the afternoon, and then walk slowly to Tokyo Skytree to climb up to the highest observatory, so that you can enjoy the sunset view of Tokyo and the night view of Tokyo at the same time without waiting too long.

After enjoying the night view of Tokyo, you can walk to the Tokyo Solamachi shopping mall in the underground part of Tokyo Skytree, where there are many restaurants and cartoon character shops. Basically, you don’t have to go to Ueno Station or Tokyo Station to have dinner, but you can finish your evening trip at Tokyo Skytree, and then return directly to the hotel.

Address: 〒131-0045 Oshiage 1-2, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: 10:00 – 21:00

More information about visiting Tokyo Skytree: Watch the night view and summer festival firework display on Tokyo Skytree

Recommended Skytree accommodation: Asakusa View Hotel,Tokyo One Hotel
Recommended tickets: Tokyo Skytree Advance Ticket Discount

It is recommended to visit the observatory of Tokyo Skytree in the afternoon, so that you can see the sunset and night view of Tokyo in one go. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Tokyo Attractions – Odaiba

For many people who plan to travel to Tokyo, Odaiba is the place to represent Gundam, shop, and visit the teamLab Borderless Light Museum.

Although the teamLab Borderless Art Museum in Odaiba will be closed in 2022, there are Future Science Museum, Tokyo Bay Rainbow Bridge, and Tokyo Legoland Discovery Center on the other side of Odaiba. It is a very suitable choice of Tokyo attractions for parent-child travel. If you choose to go to Odaiba during the holidays, you will have a higher chance of encountering special shopping discounts and outdoor performances.

Address: 〒104-0045 Tsukiji 4-16-2, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: 08:00 – 14:00

Recommended Odaiba Hotels: Hotel Nikko Odaiba Tokyo,Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

As long as you like Gundam, arranging a day to come to Odaiba must be the best itinerary. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Tokyo Attractions – Tsukiji Outer Market

Tsukiji Outer Market is an attraction that almost everyone who travels to Tokyo will definitely go. Because in the Tsukiji Outer Market, you can easily find a lot of fresh seafood and fruits to buy, and there are also a lot of sushi restaurants at the same time. The characteristic of the Tsukiji Outer Market is that it will only be open from morning to noon. Basically, many shops have closed before 3:00, so if you want to come to the Tsukiji Outer Market, you must arrange your itinerary in the morning.

In addition, although some people say that the prices in the Tsukiji Outer Market are relatively high, you can already eat better sushi in high-end department stores for the same price. Dining in the environment is actually worth paying a little more.

The budget for the sushi restaurant in the Tsukiji Outer Market is about ¥4,000 per person, which should allow you to eat a sushi set with a lot of weight, or if you choose to eat seafood bowl, it will cost ¥4,000 The yen can probably get you two seafood bowls, or you can buy tamagoyaki, rice balls, and seafood barbecue in other stores. There will be enough budget.

Address: 〒104-0045 Tsukiji 4-16-2, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: 08:00 – 14:00 (There are regular holidays every month, it is recommended toView the official website)

Recommended accommodation in Tsukiji: Tsukiji Tokyu Stay Hotel,APA Hotel Tsukiji Station South

Sushi and seafood are the most worth buying products at Tsukiji Market in Tokyo. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Tokyo Attractions – Ginza

Ginza in the central district of Tokyo is the place with the most high-end brands in Tokyo except Harajuku. If you come to Tokyo this time to celebrate an anniversary, you can book a hotel in Ginza, and then arrange an itinerary mainly shopping in high-end department stores. I believe your girlfriend will be very satisfied. In addition, because there are really a lot of high-end brands here, it is basically possible to arrange all your time in Ginza, depending on how deep your pockets are and how much your shopping budget is.

In addition, Ginza is also a concentration of many coffee shops and dessert shops, whether it is Japanese or Western, or desserts limited to the Tokyo area. Compared with the desserts sold in the small shop on Takeshita Street in Harajuku, you can slowly enjoy dessert afternoon tea in the coffee shop here in Ginza. It is very suitable for those who do not intend to run around in Tokyo, but want to have a relaxing holiday in just a few days.

Recommended Ginza accommodation: Hotel Muji Ginza,HYATT CENTRIC GINZA,Ginza Tokyu Stay Hotel
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If you are in Tokyo to celebrate an anniversary, you will have absolutely no problem arranging your entire Tokyo itinerary in Ginza. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Tokyo Attractions – Nihombashi

Nihonbashi is located above Ginza, where it is a collection of commercial buildings and high-end shopping centers. For example, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Department Store, which specializes in selling high-end daily necessities, and Coredo Muromachi Shopping Center, etc., are all places where some high-end restaurants and high-end brands are concentrated.

To put it simply, if a bowl of ordinary beef bowl sold in Matsuya costs ¥500, it will cost more than ¥2,500 at Coredo Muromachi shopping mall. Even so, the quality of materials used in the restaurants of Coredo Muromachi Shopping Center will be better, and the environmental design of the restaurants will be different. So if you are looking for a place that is very suitable for a date, the restaurants on this side of Nihonbashi are a good choice.

Coredo Muromachi Shopping Center Address: 〒103-0022 Nihombashi Muromachi 2-1, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Department Store Main Store Address: 〒103-8001 1-4-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: 11:00 – 20:00 (Coredo Muromachi Shopping Center), 10:00 – 19:00 (Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store)

Recommended accommodation in Nihonbashi: Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo,Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo

Compared with the hustle and bustle of Ginza, Nihonbashi is relatively quiet, and it is a place suitable for dating. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Tokyo Attractions – Shimbashi

The location of Shimbashi is just below Ginza. If Nihonbashi is a very suitable place for dating, then Shimbashi is a very suitable place for drinking.

Because there are a large number of barbecue restaurants, sushi restaurants, izakayas, and dishes from different countries near Shimbashi Station. Basically, there are everything you can think of. Moreover, Shimbashi is also a place where office workers in Tokyo often meet and drink after get off work, and it is also a place suitable for arranging dinner for Tokyo travel itineraries. For example, "Meigaoka Sushi の Midori" and "Sushi Sanwei すしざんまい" have branches in Shimbashi.

In addition, under the Shimbashi JR Railway, there are also two izakayas that are very popular with local Tokyoites, "Ichigenme Sake Bar" and "Japanese Food Market Shimbashi". If you know a little Japanese and want to experience the local izakaya culture, these two izakayas in Shimbashi are definitely a very suitable place.

Yixuanme Winery Address: 〒105-0004 Shinbashi 3-chome 25-3, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Umegaoka Sushi の Meidenli Address: 〒104-0061 Ginza 7-chome 2-first Tokyo Expressway Yamashita Building 1, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Recommended Shimbashi accommodation: Tokyo Daiichi Hotel,Tokyu Stay Shimbashi

The characteristic of Shimbashi is that it gathers a large number of restaurants, even if you eat for ten days in a row, you will not repeat it. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Tokyo Attractions – Tokyo Station

Why can Tokyo Station be one of the attractions in Tokyo? The reason is that Tokyo stations have a long history, and the exterior design is very special. In addition, Tokyo Station is also a good place for shopping and eating, with a collection of restaurants, dessert shops, clothing stores, and boutiques of popular anime characters.

So at Tokyo Station, besides taking the JR train to other attractions in Tokyo, or taking the Shinkansen to other cities in Japan, you can also arrange an afternoon to shop at "Tokyo Station First Street", and then Taking pictures outside Tokyo Station at night is the best way to prove that you have been to Tokyo.

Address: 〒100-0005 Marunouchi 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: 24 hours (outside the station), 10:00 – 20:00 (Tokyo Station First Avenue)

Recommended accommodation in Tokyo Station: Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi,Tokyo Station Hotel
Recommended discounted tickets: JR Tokyo Wide Area Pass

Tokyo Attractions – Imperial Palace

If you are very interested in Japanese culture and have a certain level of Japanese ability, I will recommend the Imperial Palace to you.

Because the Imperial Palace is a very special environment in Tokyo, when all the places outside have become high-rise buildings, the Imperial Palace still retains its previous appearance, fully highlighting the new and old aspects of Tokyo. In addition, because the Imperial Palace will not be open to the public for you to visit at will, but you have to draw lots to register before you have a chance to make an appointment. So if you have the opportunity to participate in the guided tour of the Imperial Palace, this is definitely a good opportunity to experience Japanese culture in depth.

But be careful, that is, after successfully booking a guided tour of the Imperial Palace, you must show up on time and register at the scene, and you must also follow the instructions of the guards and tour guides, and you must not run around, otherwise you will get "received" special care by the guards".

Address: 〒100-8111 Chiyoda 1 − 1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Recommended accommodation near the Imperial Palace: Tokyo Palace Hotel,Marunouchi Hotel,The Peninsula Tokyo

In the middle of many high-rise buildings in Tokyo, the Imperial Palace with traditional Japanese architectural design has been preserved. (Click to enlarge image.)

Tokyo Attractions – Tokyo Tower

If you want to enjoy the panorama of Tokyo from a high altitude, you can choose to go to Tokyo Skytree or Tokyo Tower, but I would recommend you to go to both attractions once, so that you can compare the two What is the difference in the scenery that can be seen between different observatories?

Because for many people, even if the height of the Tokyo Skytree observatory is much higher than that of the Tokyo Tower, even if there are many restaurants and shops near the Tokyo Skytree, compared to the inferior Tokyo Tower in all aspects, in fact Tokyo Tower still has a certain place in the hearts of many people.

And for me, if I can only choose between Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Tower, I will definitely choose Tokyo Tower. The reason is very simple, because the red and white iron tower is a symbol representing Japan, and it is not easy to find it in other places. Only by visiting Tokyo Tower is the best proof that you have been to Tokyo.

To put it simply, if you are traveling to Tokyo for the first time, and the itinerary is very tight, it is recommended that you go to Tokyo Tower to take pictures first, and it is not too late to save Tokyo Skytree for the next time you visit Tokyo.

Address: 〒105-0011 Shiba Park 4-2-8, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: 09:00 – 22:30

Recommended accommodation near Tokyo Tower: Tokyo Prince Hotel,Hotel Mystays Premier Hamamatsucho
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Taking commemorative photos with the red and white Tokyo Tower is the best proof of having visited Tokyo. (Click to enlarge the picture)
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Tokyo Attractions – National Art Museum, Mori Art Museum

If you want to spend a day in Tokyo to experience Japanese culture and artistic atmosphere, you can consider visiting the 4 art museums of the National Art Museum, the Nezu Art Museum, the Mori Art Museum, and the Yamatane Art Museum. Art museums are themed on modern art, collections of ancient Japanese art, installation art, and traditional Japanese landscape paintings.

Of course, you don’t have to go to all 4 art museums in the same day, but because these 4 art museums are located between Roppongi and Omotesando, it’s not too far to walk from one art museum to the other. So you can decide which museums are worth visiting according to the exhibition theme of the museum at that time, and then plan the transportation and itinerary for the day.

And for some people who are not very interested in art, they can actually arrange to visit the National Art Museum, even if they don’t have a ticket to enter, there is no problem. Because the National New Art Museum adopts a different architectural design, it is very worthwhile to simply visit and take pictures.

Opening hours, address:
National Art Museum: 〒106-8558 Roppongi 7-chome 22-2, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Nezu Art Museum: 〒107-0062 Minami-Aoyama 6-5-1, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Mori Art Museum: 〒106-6150 Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 53rd Floor, Roppongi 6-chome 10-1, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Yamatane Museum of Art: 〒150-0012 12-36 Hiroo 3-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Recommended accommodation near Roppongi: APA Hotel Roppongi Ekimae,Mitsui Garden Hotel Roppongi,The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
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The National New Art Museum, which adopts a new architectural design, breaks the traditional impression of art museums.
The National Art Museum, the Nezu Art Museum, the Mori Art Museum, and the Yamatane Art Museum each have different themes. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Tokyo Attractions – Shibuya

Shibuya shopping mall

Shibuya, located on the left side of Tokyo, is another place where a large number of shopping malls are gathered in Tokyo, such as Shibuya 109, Shibuya PARCO, Tokyu Department Store Main Store, Seibu Shibuya Store, etc., which allow you to shop all day place. The biggest difference between Shibuya and Ginza and Nihombashi is that Shibuya mainly sells young trendy products instead of only some high-end brand stores. If you are visiting Tokyo for the first time, Shibuya will be a better place to go shopping.

The crowds and shops in Shibuya are attractions you can't miss. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Shibuya loyal dog Hachiko statue, Shibuya Sky observatory

In addition to shopping malls, there are three attractions in Shibuya: the bronze statue of the loyal dog Hachiko, the Shibuya Sky Observatory, and the Shibuya Crossing. As long as you walk out from Shibuya Station, you will see two attractions, the bronze statue of the loyal dog Hachiko and the Shibuya Crossing. In addition, as long as you walk to the 360-degree open-air observatory on the top floor of Shibuya Scramble Square, you can enjoy the endless view of Tokyo sunset. The feature of Shibuya Sky is that you can buy tickets for admission at a specified time, so that you can reduce the time spent queuing, and you can also board the observatory on time to enjoy the sunset!

If it is not the first time for you to travel to Tokyo, but you have always felt that there is no place worth visiting in Shibuya, maybe arrange to go to Shibuya the next time you come to Tokyo, maybe you will have a different opinion .

Shibuya Sky Address: 〒150-6145 Shibuya Scramble Square, Shibuya Scramble Square, No. 12, Shibuya Scramble Square
Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:30

Recommended Shibuya accommodation: Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel,Shibuya Granbell Hotel
Recommended way to purchase Shibuya Sky tickets: Book a discounted ticket with a designated entry time

If you like to take pictures and enjoy the sunset, it is most suitable to choose to go to Shibuya Sky Observatory in the afternoon. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Tokyo Attractions – Harajuku

Harajuku, which is only one JR station away from Shibuya, is almost a must-see attraction every time you visit Tokyo. Because the Meiji Jingu Shrine, Takeshita Street, Omotesando, or Yoyogi Park near Harajuku Station always make people unconsciously spend a morning to visit, spend a little time to worship, relax, and then Official start of the entire Tokyo itinerary

Harajuku Meiji Shrine

Meiji Shrine is a must-visit attraction almost every time you visit Tokyo, and it will also be specially arranged to visit on weekend mornings.

Because in the morning at Meiji Shrine, the crowds are relatively small, and only on weekend mornings can you have the opportunity to see the process of local Japanese holding a traditional Japanese wedding. So if you like traditional Japanese culture, Meiji Shrine is an attraction that you must not miss. In addition, at Meiji Shrine, you can also buy amulets that protect your health, traffic safety, etc. The characteristic is that the amulets not only use traditional Japanese designs, but you can also pray for a safe and smooth trip to Tokyo in the next few days.

Recommended accommodation near Meiji Shrine: DORMY INN in front of Meiji Jingu Station PREMIUM

Almost every time I travel to Tokyo, I will visit the Meiji Shrine. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Harajuku Takeshita Street

After you visit the Meiji Shrine, walk out from the Jingu Bridge of the Meiji Shrine, and you will see the entrance of Harajuku Takeshita Street.

Harajuku Takeshita Street is a very suitable place to buy Japanese special souvenirs, special snacks, and trendy clothing. Compared with the shops in those large shopping centers in Shibuya, Takeshita Street in Harajuku is dominated by small independent stores, and you can also buy snacks while visiting different stores, which are not found in general shopping centers and department stores. allowed.


If Harajuku Takeshita Street is a shopping street for young people and students, then Omotesando is a shopping street for adults and office workers.

Because Omotesando is a shopping street with a large collection of high-end brands, you can find many well-known brands here, such as Apple Store, Louis Vuitton, and Hermès in Tokyo. As long as you come to every weekend, you will find that many people have come to Omotesando to line up in the morning, waiting for the first opportunity to enter the store for shopping.

Compared with Ginza, the high-end brands and clothing stores in Omotesando are more concentrated, and the environment in Omotesando is relatively quiet. Even if you don't plan to spend too much money on shopping, it's worth arranging a morning to hang out.

Recommended accommodation near Omotesando: The Aoyama Grand Hotel,Hotel Stay Ao Tokyu

Tokyu Plaza in Omotesando is a very suitable place to buy trendy clothes. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Tokyo Attractions – Shinjuku

Shinjuku is another shopping center in Tokyo, and it is also a place where a large number of restaurants are gathered, ranging from sushi restaurants, ramen restaurants, beef bowls, home cooking, high-end restaurants, izakaya and so on. If you plan to go to some new suburban attractions in Tokyo these days, such as Enoshima, Hakone, Lake Kawaguchi, etc., Shinjuku will be an area that you will continue to visit.

Shinjuku Kabukicho

Shinjuku Kabukicho 1st Street is the best place to experience Tokyo nightlife, because within a few hundred meters you will find different kinds of restaurants, sushi restaurants, ramen shops, izakayas, and many waiters who solicit customers on the street. Yingsheng is a scene that can only appear in Shinjuku Kabukicho.

However, compared to Shinbashi, which is also full of izakaya, the security of Kabukicho in Shinjuku is a bit more complicated. Especially in some waiters who specialize in soliciting customers on the street, they may take you to some unknown shops, and there will also be drunken riots in the middle of the night. So you will easily find the police station in Kabukicho, Shinjuku, which means that Kabukicho in Shinjuku is a place suitable for going with a group of friends, not an attraction suitable for visiting with children.

Address: 〒160-0021 Kabukicho 1-chome, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Recommended visiting time: 16:00 – 23:00

Recommended accommodation near Shinjuku Kabukicho: APA Hotel – Shinjuku Kabukicho,Hotel Gracery Shinjuku,Tokyu Stay Shinjuku
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Shinjuku Kabukicho Ichibangai is a place where you can experience the nightlife in Tokyo, but you must also be careful and pay attention to safety. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Shinjuku Gyoen

There are several parks in the city of Tokyo, andShinjuku Gyoenis one of them. I would recommend you to go to Shinjuku Gyoen, because Shinjuku Gyoen is a very suitable place to relax, and some local Tokyo people will also practice yoga in the shade of the trees, or sit while watching the garden scenery, and have a drink Matcha, these are another experience that can be obtained in the Tokyo travel itinerary.

Address: 〒160-0014 11 Naito-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: 09:00 – 18:00 summer / 09:00 – 16:00 winter (note that there are regular holidays every week, it is recommended to confirm again before departure)

Recommended accommodation near Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden: APA Hotel – Shinjuku Gyoenmae,Shinjuku JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom

The garden view of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in summer. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Isetan Department Store – Shinjuku Store

There are several different department stores in Shinjuku, such as Odakyu Department Store, Takashimaya, Keio Department Store, etc., but among them, Isetan Department Store-Shinjuku Store is the largest one and the one with the longest history.

The Isetan Department Store – Shinjuku store is divided into ten floors, basically a collection of different departments such as men's and women's clothing, cosmetics, art, etc. At the same time, there are also supermarkets, food counters, restaurants, etc. Don’t worry if you forgot to plan your itinerary, because I also tried to go shopping in Isetan Department Store – Shinjuku Store for a whole day, but failed to visit all the floors.

Address: 〒160-0022 Shinjuku 3-chome 14-1, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: 10:00 – 20:00

Recommended accommodation near Shinjuku Station: Shinjuku Washington Hotel,MIMARU Tokyo Shinjuku West,Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower

Isetan Department Store – The Shinjuku store has a wide range of products, and the supermarket department in the basement is well worth a visit. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Tokyo Attractions – Ikebukuro

Like Shinjuku and Shibuya, Ikebukuro is one of the three sub-centers of Tokyo, and there are many branches of department stores here. Such as LUMINE, Tobu Department Store, PARCO and so on. If you like shopping, you can also consider spending a whole day in a department store in Ikebukuro, or choose to stay in a hotel in Ikebukuro, and then take the JR train to Fushinjuku, Shibuya, Ginza and other shopping areas.

The advantage is that the hotel room rates in Ikebukuro are relatively cheap. Compared with some hotels in Shinjuku that cost ¥15,000 per night, you may only need to spend ¥8,000-¥10,000 to stay in a hotel brand in Ikebukuro s room. For those who have a small budget for accommodation, it is an accommodation alternative worth considering.

However, if you don’t plan to spend too much time shopping, you won’t lose a lot if you don’t plan to go to Ikebukuro, because Ueno, Shinjuku, Harajuku, and Ginza alone are enough to spend all your shopping budget.

Recommended accommodation near Ikebukuro: MIMARU Tokyo Ikebukuro,Tokyu Stay Hotel Ikebukuro

Tokyo Attractions – Sugamo

Maybe you have never heard of Sugamo, but why does Sugamo appear in this list of attractions?

Indeed, Sugamo is not a popular attraction. There is only one shopping street called "Sugamo Jizo-dori" that you can go to. It just sells some daily necessities for daily residents in Tokyo. There seems to be no reason go to this place.

However, because Sugamo is located in the middle of the JR Yamanote Line, it is very convenient to go to Ueno and Shinjuku from the hotel. In addition, hotel prices in Sugamo are much cheaper than those in Shinjuku and Ueno. in particularAPA Hotel – Sugamo EkimaeThis one has the same room size as the APA Hotel in Shinjuku, but the price is almost half the price.

If you don't mind spending a little time each day on JR trains before you can start sightseeing, Sugamo is a place you can't miss.

Recommended Sugamo accommodation: APA Hotel – Sugamo Ekimae

Sugamo Jizo-dori shopping street is a very interesting place, and it is also the best way to experience the life of local people. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Tokyo Attractions – Otsuka

The location of Otsuka is just next to Sugamo. Like Sugamo, it is not a popular tourist attraction.

However, for some people who want to get an in-depth travel experience in Tokyo, Otsuka’s rice ball restaurant BONGO and cheap hotel rooms are reasons for people to go to Otsuka again and again. in particularOMO5 Otsuka by Hoshino GroupThis hotel is a hotel choice specially set up by the high-end hotel brand Hoshino Group for travel itineraries. The feature is that the location is very close to JR Otsuka Station, and you can stay in a room of Hoshino Group at a cheap price. It is very suitable for those who want to save the accommodation budget, but at the same time they can stay in some hotels with convenient transportation, and they can go to more places. Itinerary with multiple attractions.

Otsuka Onigiri Shop BONGO Address: 〒170-0004 Kita-Otsuka 2-27−5, Toyoshima-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 11:30 – 23:00 (Note that there are regular holidays every week, it is recommended to confirm again before departure)

Recommended accommodation: OMO5 Otsuka by Hoshino Group

BONGO set meal at Otsuka Onigiri restaurant in Tokyo


How can there be so few attractions in Tokyo? In fact, there are some scenic spots in the suburbs of Tokyo, some scenic spots suitable for traveling back and forth to the center of Tokyo on the same day, some scenic spots suitable for parent-child travel itineraries, and scenic spots that only local people in Tokyo will go to, etc., all of which have been placed in theTokyo Travel Informationhere.

You can check these articles related to the Tokyo area first, and then decide which attractions to go to. Should you go to more shopping malls, or should you arrange more time to go to different restaurants? In the limited travel time, how to choose between Shibuya Sky and Tokyo Skytree, etc., I believe you can find an answer that belongs to you.

Finally, if you also consider going to more different regions in Japan, you can click on the links of different regions below. At the same time, I also hope that you can share this article with more friends who plan to travel to Tokyo, so that they can all get a different Tokyo travel itinerary experience.

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