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Best things to do in Tokyo

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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.”
89 locals recommend
Boutique
“Roppongi Hills... Shopping, Restaurants, Cafe. It also has got movie theatre, observatory. ”
137 locals recommend
Stadium
“The Kokugikan is held three times a year and the Great Sumo Tokyo site is held in January, May and September. Not just a sumo fan, but a sumo mecca that you want to visit once if the schedule is right. There is also a Sumo Museum that displays materials related to Sumo, so you can enjoy it outside the Sumo period.”
123 locals recommend
Government Building
“Amazing free views of Tokyo (2 observatories) Great cafeteria on before the observatory floor”
147 locals recommend
Store
“Ameya-Yokochō (アメヤ横丁 Ameya alley) is an open-air market in the Taito Ward, located next to Ueno Station. The market is approximately 164,227 square feet in area, starting just behind the Yodobashi Camera building and following the Yamanote Line south until the Komuro building. ”
88 locals recommend
Aquarium
“The Sumida Aquarium is one of the main attractions of the Tokyo Skytree Town.Moderately sized, and beautifully designed. Access: Nipporistn(Yamanote line)--Ueno stn(Ginza line)--Asakusa stn.”
41 locals recommend
Colloquial Area
“An ultramodern area on Tokyo Bay, the Odaiba district is your go-to place for pleasure cruising, shopping and general seaside fun. The island built in Tokyo Bay was originally created by the Edo shogunate (1603-1867) to protect Tokyo from the threat of marine attacks. Today it serves a very different purpose—as a breezy entertainment hub with attractions for the entire family. Set aside a full day for maximum enjoyment.”
66 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“You can see a beautiful night view free from the observation deck 202 meters high. (Free)”
113 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
“Japanese old style restaurants and bars district in Shinjuku. Especially there are a lot of Yakitori(baked chicken) restaurants there. It seems like 50-60years ago Tokyo alleys.”
91 locals recommend
Discount Store
“Food and alcoholic beverages, cosmetics, daily necessities, clothing, a recreation article, interior, household electrical appliance, the main body of cell-phone and an associated product, jewelry, brand-name products, an adult are wide and handle this shop other than a party article or miscellaneous goods.”
85 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“This is one of very interesting culture town in Tokyo. At first sight, you can see many of the electric shops all along the Main Street, but this is at the same time, the Mecca of “Otaku” culture. You can enjoy crazy cool cafes specialized with maid cafe, Gundam cafe, or other type of freaky and geeks cafes of Anime characters, or video games! On weekends, the Main Street becomes all for pedestrians.”
74 locals recommend
Theatre
“The Kabuki-za was originally opened by a Meiji era journalist, Fukuchi Gen'ichirō. Fukuchi wrote kabuki dramas in which Ichikawa Danjūrō IX and others starred; upon Danjūrō's death in 1903, Fukuchi retired from the management of the theater. The theater is now run by the Shochiku Corporation which took over in 1914. The original Kabuki-za was a wooden structure, built in 1889 on land which had been either the Tokyo residence of the Hosokawa clan of Kumamoto, or that of Matsudaira clan of Izu. The building was destroyed on October 30, 1921, by an electrical fire.[3] The reconstruction, which commenced in 1922, was designed to "be fireproof, yet carry traditional Japanese architectural”
74 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The National Art Center (国立新美術館 Kokuritsu Shin-Bijutsukan) (NACT) is a museum in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. A joint project of the Agency for Cultural Affairs and the National Museums Independent Administrative Institution, it stands on a site formerly occupied by a research facility of the University of Tokyo. The building has been designed by Kisho Kurokawa. It is one of the largest exhibition spaces in the country.[2] Access is from Nogizaka Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line. Unlike Japan's other national art museums, NACT is an 'empty museum', without a collection, permanent display, and curators. Like Kunsthalle in German-speaking regions, it accommodates temporary exhibiti”
57 locals recommend
Track
“Imperial Palace is located on the former site of Edo Castle, a large park area surrounded by moats and massive stone walls. Access: Nippori stn(Yamanote line)-Tokyo stn”
74 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Ginza town is the most famous fancy shops town in Tokyo. There are many high brand shops! ”
69 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Asakusa is one of the oldest area in Tokyo which has been getting along with the 1400 years history of very big Sensoji-temple. The most famous route is the 800 ft straight shopping street from Kaminarimon gate to the main hall of the temple. There are about 90 shops along the street. We can enjoy some street snacks and a variety of souvenirs of Japan here. Once you turn to the side streets, we can enjoy quite local atmosphere with attractive architectures, small streets, restaurants, bar streets, and entertainment areas, too. This is what I recommend to all of beginners and advanced visitors who like to enjoy every kind of Japan culture!”
127 locals recommend