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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.

Neighbourhood
“Asakusa (浅草) is the center of Tokyo's shitamachi (literally "low city"), one of Tokyo's districts, where an atmosphere of the Tokyo of past decades survives. Asakusa's main attraction is Sensoji, a very popular Buddhist temple, built in the 7th century. The temple is approached via the Nakamise, a shopping street that has been providing temple visitors with a variety of traditional, local snacks and tourist souvenirs for centuries. Asakusa can easily be explored on foot. Alternatively, you can consider a guided tour on a rickshaw (jinrikisha, literally "man-powered vehicle"). A 30-minute tour for two persons costs around 9000 yen. Shorter and longer courses are also available.”
128 locals recommend
Shrine
“Located in the center of Shinjuku city, it has been revered as a guardian of the city since Naito Shinjuku was opened in the Edo period as a Shinjuku total guardian. ”
62 locals recommend
History Museum
“Great thing to do in Tokyo, the museum has lots of examples of Japanese armour, weapons and other things. You can try going for a tour of the museum, and the staff seemed interested in their subject and very positive and enthusiastic to talk about it to visitors. They let you try on a helmet and wield a katana Worth the ticket price!”
48 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Like the famous Tower in Roppongi Hills. Restaurants and brand stores lined.”
85 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Come meet Tokyo's most famous pooch, Hachikō. This Akita dog came to Shibuya Station everyday to meet his master, a professor, returning from work. After the professor died in 1925, Hachikō continued to come to the station daily until his own death nearly 10 years later. The story became legend and a small statue was erected in the dog’s memory in front of Shibuya Station. The surrounding plaza is Tokyo’s most popular rendezvous point and is always abuzz.”
79 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A 60-story high-rise tower. I will move from the first floor to the 59th floor with a sky restaurant in 36 seconds. "Nanjatown" on the second floor is an amusement park created by Japanese game makers. A mass of famous pot-stickers [Gyoza] shop specially chosen from all over Japan. Please try the local food [Gyoza]. ”
99 locals recommend
Department Store
“TAKASHIMAYA is the famous depart in Shinjyuku. You can see all kinds of stuffs. Fashion, Foods, gears,,,,, Anyway, must go. ”
39 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Enjoy commanding views of downtown Tokyo from a height of 202 meters. The observatories are intended to inform and educate people about Tokyo and TMG policy while taking in the stunning views below. We hope that you will take a moment from your visit to think about the future of "Tokyo" while gazing out the window at the city. 地上202メートルの高さから東京のまちを一望できます。 展望室からの眺望を楽しみながら東京や都政に対する理解と関心を深めてはいかかですか。 また、入場料は無料になります!”
44 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“'Omotesando Hills' a building packed with high-brand boutiques, interiors, gourmet restaurant, and even the art gallery And don’t miss out the building itself, the spiral slope at the heart of building is a must-see.”
46 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Hanayashiki is the oldest amusement park in Japan. It feels like you were back into the Edo era. It has 20 kinds of attractions. You can get a full view of Asakusa from the high attractions. It is very near from our hotel Yuinoya. Great location!”
85 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“An excellent showcase of a large-scale Japanese electronics store. Yodobashi Shinjuku West, the flagship, houses an abundant variety of cameras, appliances, televisions, watches, video games, and more ”
42 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
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“Ichiran is a chain, but it is arguably the best one in Japan so it is worth mentioning here. The secret to its success is perhaps the spicy powder and the flour-based noodles made by Ichiran itself. And the deep flavor of their soups is just irresistible. Going there is a fun experience not just for the ramen, but how you order it. Buy your ticket from the vending machine, then fill out an extensive order form about how you want your ramen. It's the most customizable ramen there is. You can choose the level of spiciness, the amount of garlic, the intensity of the dashi seasoning stock and much more! Forms are in English and Japanese.”
32 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This composite facility includes over 200 restaurants and stores, the first cinema complex in the city (TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills), a world-class hotel (Grand Hyatt Tokyo), Mori Museum, and a viewing platform "Tokyo City View," providing a variety of functionality all in one place.”
52 locals recommend
Theme Park
“The most famous roller coasters park in Japan! The reason why,those coasters are authentic coasters! I'm not good with roller coasters... It takes about 2hours by train or bus.”
16 locals recommend
Art Museum
“ An art museum specializing in Western art in Ueno Park. In addition to holding many works such as Monet and Rodin, you can't miss the exhibition that has always been a hot topic. It is also a topic that the main building has been registered as a World Cultural Heritage as a component of "Le Corbusier's architectural work-a remarkable contribution to the modern architectural movement-", it is a spot where you can enjoy not only art appreciation but also building appreciation.”
40 locals recommend
History Museum
“The oldest and largest of Japan's top-level national museums. One of the largest and best collections of art and archeological artifacts in Japan. Access:Nippori stn(Yamanote line)--Ueno stn.”
45 locals recommend