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Monument / Landmark
“The Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー) is a television broadcasting tower and landmark of Tokyo. It is the centerpiece of the Tokyo Skytree Town in the Sumida City Ward, not far away from Asakusa. With a height of 634 meters (634 can be read as "Musashi", a historic name of the Tokyo Region), it is the tallest structure in Japan and the second tallest in the world at the time of its completion. A large shopping complex with the aquarium is located at its base.”
  • 289 locals recommend
Landmark
“A red and white web of sky-high steel by day, a breathtaking beacon of lights by night, Tokyo Tower is the most prominent and distinctive feature of Tokyo's cityscape. Tokyo Tower is situated near the city's port in the elegant Minato (i.e. 'Harbor') ward of the city, and is located on the edge of Shiba Park, one of Japan's oldest parks. The closest subway stations to Tokyo Tower are Onarimon Station on the Mita Subway Line, Akabanebashi Station on the Oedo Subway Line and Kamiyacho on the Hibiya Subway Line, which are all about a 5-10 minute walk from the tower. Alternatively, you can reach the tower in about a 15-20 minute walk from Hamamatsucho Station on the JR Yamanote Line or Daimon Station on the Asakusa or Oedo subway lines.”
  • 179 locals recommend
Buddhist Temple
“Sensoji (浅草寺, Sensōji, also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa. It is one of Tokyo's most colorful and popular temples. Various events are held throughout the year in the Sensoji Temple area. The biggest of them is the Sanja Matsuri, the annual festival of the Asakusa Shrine, held in May. Other events are the Asakusa Samba Carnival in August and the Hagoita-ichi (Hagoita Market) at which decorated wooden paddles used in the traditional game of hanetsuki are sold. Hours: 6:00 to 17:00 (from 6:30 October to March) Admission: Free”
  • 243 locals recommend
Donburi Restaurant
“It was the biggest Tokyo fish market,but it was moved to Toyosu. However,still there are many fish shops & fish industry restaurants nearby such as Sushi restaurant.”
  • 201 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Tokyo Disneyland is a theme park based on the films produced by Walt Disney. It was opened in 1983 as the first Disney theme park outside of the United States. Modeled after Disneyland in California and the Magic Kingdom in Florida, Tokyo Disneyland is made up of seven themed lands and features seasonal decorations and parades. Tokyo Disneyland is a five minute walk from JR Maihama Station. It can also be reached in a few steps from the Tokyo Disneyland Station along the Disney Resort Monorail.”
  • 94 locals recommend
Park
“The busiest Cherry blossom park in the season. It's in near Ueno station and free. There are any museums and a zoo.”
  • 143 locals recommend
History Museum
“Edo Tokyo Museum has permanent exhibitions about almost every aspect of Tokyo life through the ages, as well as special exhibitions held periodically. This is an outstanding, modern, English-friendly museum with over 2,500 original prints, scrolls, kimonos, and maps. The displays and exhibits take advantage of modern technology -much of it interactive - to deliver their message memorably. Take the JR Sobu Line (local train) to Ryogoku Station. From the west exit of the station follow the signs. The massive six-story Edo-Tokyo Museum is about a 3-minute walk. Admission: 600 yen for adults, 480 yen for college students, 300 yen for junior high school & high school students and seniors.”
  • 117 locals recommend
Zoo
“Ueno Zoo became a big topic in 2017 with the birth of Shanshan, a giant panda. It is an urban zoo full of nature in the city center of Tokyo. It is the oldest zoo in Japan, raising about 2,500 animals of about 350 species. The admission fee is free for elementary school students, and it is a nice point that it is affordable for adults at 600 yen.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Stadium
“Ryogoku (両国, Ryōgoku) is a district of Tokyo where the sumo stadium, many sumo stables, chanko restaurants and other sumo related attractions can be found. It is the center of the sumo world. Sumo events have been staged in this area for a long time, but until the beginning of the 20th century, sumo tournaments were held outdoors at shrines and temples. In 1909, the first permanent sumo hall was built in the Ryogoku area. Today's sumo stadium, the current Kokugikan, is the fourth built in Tokyo and has been in use since 1985. It seats over 10,000 visitors and hosts three of the six annual sumo tournaments (in January, May and September).”
  • 125 locals recommend
Colloquial Area
“Odaiba is an area of high-tech entertainment facilities located on an artificial island in Tokyo Bay. Odaiba can be reached by futuristic yurikamome or by foot or car across the Rainbow Bridge. Relax on the sandy beach of Odaiba Seaside Park, look at Mt. Fuji from the Ferris wheel, visit the Miraikan of Science and Innovation and interact with robots, and so on. There is also a shopping mall such as Venus Fort and Aqua City with a Venetian theme, and from the sushi restaurant by the waterside, you can enjoy the view of the city center where skyscrapers are connected. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Akihabara (秋葉原), also called Akiba after a former local shrine, is a district in central Tokyo that is famous for its many electronics shops. In more recent years, Akihabara has gained recognition as the center of Japan's otaku (diehard fan) culture, and many shops and establishments devoted to anime and manga are now dispersed among the electronic stores in the district. On Sundays, Chuo Dori, the main street through the district, is closed to car traffic from 13:00 to 18:00 (until 17:00 from October through March). Akihabara has been undergoing major redevelopment over the years, including the renovation and expansion of Akihabara Station and the construction of new buildings in its proximity. Among these newly opened buildings were a huge Yodobashi electronics store and the Akihabara Crossfield, a business complex with the aim of promoting Akihabara as a center for global electronics technology and trade.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The Ginza (銀座) is Tokyo's most famous upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district, featuring numerous department stores, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, night clubs and cafes. Most shops in the Ginza district are open every day of the week. A visit is most pleasant on weekend afternoons when the central Chuo Dori street is closed to automobile traffic and become a large pedestrian zone. The road closure takes place from 12:00 to 17:00 (until 18:00 from April through September).”
  • 75 locals recommend
Aquarium
“The beautifully designed Sumida Aquarium opened in May 2012 at the base of the Tokyo Skytree. It is relatively small, but features some outstanding exhibits, including a unique penguin cage and attractively presented tanks with sea life from the waters around Tokyo, including the Izu and Ogasawara Islands. Short walk from Tokyo Skytree Station or Oshiage Station Hours: 9:00 to 21:00 (entry until 20:00) Admission: 2050 yen”
  • 43 locals recommend
Landmark
“Traditional tourist spot^^. Has a long time history. Sensoji(Buddhist temple), Nakamise(long street of traditional shops), cruise ship for Odaiba, Skytree. Access: Nippori stn(Yamanote line)--Ueno(Ginza line)--Asakusa stn.”
  • 132 locals recommend
Store
“Ameyoko (アメ横) is a busy market street along the Yamanote Line tracks between Okachimachi and Ueno Stations. The name "Ameyoko" is a short form for "Ameya Yokocho" (candy store alley), as candies were traditionally sold there. Alternatively, "Ame" also stands for "America", because a lot of American products used to be available there when the street was the site of a black market in the years following World War Two. Today, various products such as clothes, bags, cosmetics, fresh fish, dried food and spices are sold along Ameyoko. Opening hours and closing days depend on individual stores, but stores typically open around 10:00 and close around 20:00. Many stores remain closed on selected Wednesdays. The Ameyoko shopping street runs from Ueno to Okachimachi Station along the train tracks of the JR Yamanote Line and JR Keihin-Tohoku Line. It can also be accessed in a short walk from Ueno-Okachimachi Station along the Oedo Subway Line.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Theatre
“The Kabukiza is one of the best places to see kabuki, featuring plays almost every day. The building was reconstructed and reopened in April 2013. It closely resembles its predecessor except for a skyscraper that now stands above it.”
  • 72 locals recommend