15 Things to Do in Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is the largest city in the world. It is one of the cleanest, and organized places that we have ever seen.  Not to mention the demonstration of technology.  The impression we had, was of being in some futuristic movie or on another planet.

Here’s the List of 15 Things to Do in Tokyo:

1- Tokyo Skytree: 

Tokyo Skytree is the world’s tallest, free-standing tower. Located in Sumida. There is an observatory, on the top of the tower, where you can have great views of the city.


2- Check out Shibuya Crossing Street:

This is the busiest pedestrian, crossing street in the world.


3- Sing Karaoke: 

The Japanese people love to sing Karaoke. There are several places to find Karaoke bars, all over the city. Our favorite one is Bar Champion. 

Karaoke Time! Bar Champion, Shinjuku

4- Visit Shijuku Gardens:

This is one of the most beautiful gardens in Tokyo.

5- Eat Sushi:

Of course, do not forget to try sushi, sashimi, rice bowl, kombucha tea and sake. True Japanese food in Japan, certainly the best sushi in the world.


6- Check out Tskukiji:

This is the world’s largest wholesale fish and seafood market.  

7- Eat dinner at New York Grill restaurant:

Located at the Park Hyatt Hotel, this place has became more famous, after the movie: Lost In Translation. Here you can have dinner, or just enjoy the atmosphere at the bar, listening to the Jazz Band. 

New York Grill Restaurant

8- Nightlife at the Golden Gai: 

Here you will find small streets, packed with litlle bars and restaurants.


9- Walk around Shinjuku Business District:

Here you can find a lot of stores, and all kind of weird restaurants and great nightlife.



10- Tokyo Tower:

This is a telephone tower with mesmerizing views of Tokyo.


11- Watch people in Harajuku:

This is a fun neighbor. Here a lot of people, like to dress up as cosplay and geishas.

12- Visit Meiji-Jingu:

This is one of the biggest temples in Tokyo, located in a beautiful green area. Here you will find Meiji Jingu Shrine Sake Barrels. These barrels  are a decorative display giving honor to the gods.

Meiji-Jingu Shrine Sake Barrels


13- Shopping in Tokyo:

Ginza is one of the best places for shopping in Tokyo. Here you will find upscale area full of shops, huge department stores, restaurants and eateries.

14- Check out a Themed Restaurant:  

The most famous one, is the Robot Restaurant located in Shinjuku. 

15- Visit Mount Fiji:

This is an active volcano, and Japan’s highest mountain. It takes around two hours to get there, depending on traffic. You can reach there by car, train or bus.

Interesting facts about Japan: 

The toilets are pretty weird: you can listen to music, and select how your seat can be: hot  or could.

The Japanese are very polite: even when they are sick, they uses masks, so they do not pass diseases to other people.

They don’t like when you tip. Tipping is kind of offensive for them.

They always take off their shoes when entering a home or business.

Not too many people may speak english. But they are super friendly, and they always try to help if you need.


Best time to visit Tokyo:

From October to November. Cherry blossom season starts in March.


Official Language: Japanese






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