Top Things to do in Tokyo

This incredible bucket-list city is famous for technology, fashion, arcades and shopping but when visiting, prioritising the best sights can be difficult.

Here are our recommendations for the best attractions in Tokyo, so you can ensure your trip covers the essentials!

  1. Trip to Mt Fuji

If you have just made the journey from Osaka or Kyoto into Tokyo, you may have seen Mt Fuji from the window of the bullet train (or Shinkansen!), however, if you have flown into Japan’s capital and want to see this iconic mountain, day or overnight trips are available.

  1. Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya Crossing is truly the “Times Square” of Tokyo and is a must-see when you visit. Insider’s tip – Make your way to “Magnet by Shibuya 109”, a trendy rooftop bar and restaurant with incredible bird’s eye views of the crossing. If you wake up to a rainy day in Tokyo, make sure you visit this street as the view of hundreds of umbrellas moving in unison makes for an enchanting photo.

  1. Akihabara

This loud and vibrant district is famous for electronics and anime. The streets are lined with arcades, gaming consoles, expensive character figurines on sale and women dressed as “maids”, advertising Maid Cafés. These cafes offer a truly surreal dining experience as the focus is purely the character of your waitress, with food and drink as a secondary product.

  1. TeamLab Borderless – Digital Art Museum

This incredible art museum takes a while to get to but the results are incredible. Be surrounded by magical electronic art forms and forget about the outside world (after taking some impressive selfies!).

  1. Tokyo Tower

Simple yet mesmerising, visit this iconic feature of Tokyo at night for an unforgettable experience. Fans of the anime, One Piece, simply must go inside to experience the show-themed indoor theme park.

  1. Harajuku

Those with a sweet tooth and a shopping addiction will be thrilled with the famous neighbourhood of Harajuku. Offering the most “kawaii” (Japanese for “cute”) of fashions and the ability to see women dressed in doll-like clothing, you cannot leave Tokyo without visiting these streets.

  1. Imperial Palace

Step back and appreciate an important cultural site by visiting the Imperial Palace. This impressive structure is the residence of Japan’s Imperial Family and although the palace had to be rebuilt following destruction in World War Two, its heritage has certainly been preserved.

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