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Things To Do In Tokyo, Japan


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Tokyo is one of the busiest cities of Japan. It is definitely one of those top places for any traveler. This city mixes the traditional and the ultramodern, from amazing neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. Tokyo’s many museums offer classical art. If you go to Japan and don’t visit Tokyo then your trip won’t be complete.

There is so much to do, we recommend you do some research to decide what you would like to see. All the streets can feel like a video game, while calmer attractions range from charming gardens, river cruises, Bohemian sojourns, contemporary museums and temples. Tokyo has more than enough to make you feel absolutely amazed. Let’s look things to do and see in this beautiful city.

Yayoi Kusama Museum

Tokyo Yayoi Kusama Museum

It is a smooth white building which rises five stories high and it displays all the works of Yayoi Kusama. This museum located in a suburban stretch of Shinjuku. The museum houses a bulk of the larger-than-life and avant-garde artist’s pieces. It has polka-dotted paintings and sculptures. In fact, all the attention has led the owners to limit the overall number of visitors. This museum only allows 200 guests each day and that means you won’t be alone.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Tokyo Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Are you fancying a stroll in a Japanese garden? You will get that and more at Shinjuku Gyoen national garden. This 144-acre park has English Landscape and French Formal gardens, all of which are worth the modest and little entrance fee. Landmarks are like a Taiwan Pavilion perched along a serene pond and they are simply stunning and impossible to forget. It was an imperial garden and after World War II, it became a national garden. This precious plot is always beautifully maintained.

Senso-Ji Temple

Tokyo Senso Ji Temple
Its atmosphere is one for the bucket list. Senso-Ji, the temple is located at the end of the shopping street and a recently renovated five-story pagoda stands to the left which is the second tallest pagoda in Japan. Japanese visitors believe that if they flutter around the large incense cauldron in front of the temple then their health will be good. There is also a Shinto shrine on the other side and it’s a fulfilling attraction (to say the least).

Tsukiji Market

Tokyo Tsukiji Fish Market

Tsukiji is the world’s largest fish market and it was shut down after 83 years in October 2018. Then it re-opened as two distinct parts. At the original location, the street-food stalls serve up everything from uni sandwiches in squid-ink sticky buns to seared tuna. The best place to get fresh, quality sushi is the Tsukiji Fish Market. At Toyusu market, you can taste fresh raw fish in a series of sushi bars. You can also see auctions and live fish sales from a second-story viewing station. From the large green space on the rooftop, you can see the Tokyo skyline.

Golden Gai

It is a collection of narrow alleys, is lined with hundreds of low-slung dive bars with only a few seats and all this recalls post-war debauchery. Because only a few seats, the seating charge is a bit much. The bars are stacked- some are located up steep, some at ground level, svelte staircases and there is no order to the scene. It is so fascinating to wander aimlessly. You can rejoice there, though many Golden Gai’s bars are open only for local. Still, they welcome
anyone and everyone.

Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum

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It is Japan’s oldest museum and it’s a national treasure. This is also one of the oldest park’s in Tokyo called Ueno. It wanders 100 acres or so and bursts with attractions like ponds, temples, ancient shrines, and over a thousand cherry blossom trees. The museum comprises the world’s most comprehensive collection of Japanese art. Rotating its 110,000 artifacts regularly throughout five distinct exhibition buildings it displays the tip of the iceberg.

Sumo At Ryoguku Kokugikan

Tokyo Sumo Ryoguku Kokugikan

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In Tokyo, there are in total six grand tournaments take place and three of them takes place in Ryoguku Kokugikan. It has the capacity of over 11,000 under its green pavilion-style roof. Generally, official tournaments last just over two weeks each. That means this place hosts other events too such as boxing. But sumo is the feature attraction of this place. If you love sumo and you want to see sumo in Tokyo then it is the best place.

Yoyogi Park

Tokyo Yoyogi Park

It is one of the most amusing parks in Tokyo. It is 134 acres and located in Shibuya, a short skip from Harajuku, and bustles with performers and picnics. With clean walkways along with expansive and grassy lawns, the northern side is lush. Tourists and locals spread under the shade of Japanese Zelkova trees and they gather around a large pond. You will see a drum circle tapping away, badminton team swinging racquets or amateur dancers following along to
the beat.

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree Building

Tokyo is the tallest tower in the world with 2,080 feet. The whole city looks like a magical circuit board with its striking skyscrapers and neon intersections from the broadcast towers 360-degree observation decks. The ticket is not cheap (almost $36 for all access) but it’s a major tourist attraction. The Tokyo Skytree brought the skyline to a whole new level and no one can’t deny that. It’s a major tourist attraction while it’s a bona fide tower. It can be an out-of-the-way trip to eastern Tokyo depending on where you are staying. But the tower’s base also stocks nearby cafes and hundreds of shops, so all of these will keep you busy for a full afternoon. Anyone that loves a jaw-dropping view and families with children will enjoy the experience.
Takeshita-Dori

Takeshita street is located in Harajuku and it is colorful and lively. Takeshita is the district’s one of the most iconic attractions. The shopping area is packed with vendors and small shops selling quirky souvenirs, offbeat fashion, and everything kawaii.

Conclusion

Deciding what to do and see in Tokyo really depends on how much you have. There is so much to see in Tokyo. So, you should go there taking some time in your hand. Generally, late spring and late autumn are the best times to visit Tokyo. Just make a plan to visit Tokyo and don’t forget to visit the above-given spots. Wherever you go try to explore more and you will enjoy your visit.

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Minhaz Asif

Minhaz Asif

Travel Writer

I am Minhaz Asif. I am a freelance content writer. I have been writing content for various niches from travel to tech. I am also passionate about reading, and photography. I spend my free time reading books and I like to meet new people.

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