Tokyo is not only the one of the biggest city in the world, or a symbol of modernity. It is also an incredible city with so many unbelievable things to do and places to visit. You can’t be bored in this cityand you will discover everytime surprising things.
Many of the best things to do in Tokyo
Shibuya is one of the twenty-three districts of Tokyo, but often refers to the popular shopping and entertainment area around Shibuya Station. Shibuya is one of Tokyo’s most colorful and bustling neighborhoods, filled with shops, restaurants and nightclubs that bring swarms of visitors to the area every day.
Here, this district will be alive 24 hours a day, the streets will be totally crowded by the chicken.
Shibuya is a center for youth fashion and culture, and its streets are the birthplace of many fashion and entertainment trends in Japan. More than a dozen department store department stores can be found around the dining area for all types of buyers.
If you want to go shopping and spend the evening in cafés and other restaurants, Shibuya will be the perfect place. But do not be afraid of animation.
It is here that we see the famous intersection with the largest number of visitors crossing this crossroads every day. It is located at the Gay Center. It’s a real landmark.
In addition to the crossroads, giant screens surround the place. This makes it a popular film and film location.
Akihabara is a crazy electrical zone in Tokyo, it’s called the “geek zone” because everything about manga, video games, movies and other digital shops. Like Shibuya, you will see many giant video screens on the main street and the main intersection. This is a neighborhood that you will only find in Japan. It is difficult with all these colorful shops featuring figurines, photos, books on manga and movies not to smile while walking here. It’s as if the city has created a virtual paradise in capital. Visit the big bazaars on computers, phones and other accessories. Revisit the game consoles of Nintendo and Sega and play in the big video game center. Large shops dedicated solely to the sale of manga is multiplying in the streets. You can experiment maid cafes, cafes where waitresses are dressed in light clothing, having a strange relationship with customers.
The area is right next to the central station of Tokyo, not to be missed only for the unique atmosphere, which you will only see in Japan.
The Tokyo Tower is 333 meters high in the center of Tokyo. It is the highest self-supporting steel tower in the world and 13 meters higher than its model, the Eiffel Tower. It is the second highest structure in the country, after the Tokyo SkyTree. It is obviously a key attraction in Tokyo.
The main bridge of the tower at 150 meters is accessible by a lift or a staircase of 600 steps (both paid). Thanks to the central location of the tower, the observatory offers an interesting view of the city, albeit at a relatively moderate height, almost half the size of the tower.
However the view of Tokyo will be indescribable and the experience unique. During the evening you will see Tokyo at night with all the lights. In addition, the observatory offers music and lighting effects on the windows and the floor.
If the visibility is good you can even see Mount Fuji in the distance.
Going down you will have access to a floor dedicated to the restoration, and also to many souvenir shops.
Odaiba is another neighborhood located in Tokyo. Easily accessible from Shinagawa Station with the rinkai line. It is a set of small islands each connected by bridges, opposite the center of Tokyo, originally built to protect Tokyo a few centuries ago. Today, we can see a futuristic, residential and economic neighborhood.
It’s an entertainment district with big shopping malls and outdoor attractions like a ferris wheel, gardens along the water, views of central Tokyo, big buildings. The place is really out of the crowds of central Tokyo, and the view and the space is very large and airy, so it’s a real breath of fresh air.
The Ferris wheel is 120 meters high, which means that you will have a breathtaking view from the top.
The telecommunications center is an important building with a special design, broadcasting information with several large satellite dishes on its observation deck.
Stop for a stroll in the big shopping centers like the Tokyo Plaza. A large complex with restaurant, shops and attractions on the Gundam manga. In front of the giant representation of a robot of almost 20 meters high, extremely detailed.
Along the bay, a magnificent view of the Rainbow Bridge, connecting Odaiba to the rest of Tokyo. This bridge is an iconic symbol of the bay. It is also interesting to visit the place at night, especially to see its night lighting. It is a seaside park where you can fully enjoy the seafront of Tokyo. Here, we can simply enjoy a moment of tranquility, being in a quiet place at the same time as we can see all the modern buildings, the train or even the planes in the distance.
Another shopping center to see here is Venus Fort. It is a shopping center in the style of a southern European city of the 18th century. The shopping center has more than one hundred shops, fashion boutiques, cafes and restaurants on three floors.
The original thing to see is that inside, we have a false sky above our head, with clouds and stars, imitating a night atmosphere. Nearly one floor is dedicated to the shops for animals.
It is a large public park located next to Ueno Station in central Tokyo. The park lands were originally part of the Kaneiji Temple, which was one of the largest and richest temples in the city and a family temple of the Tokugawa clan during the Edo period.
Ueno Park is beautiful during the cherry blossom season, but is also enjoyable all year round. It is a real green lung located in the heart of the city and it is impressive to be in this extremely large park and see the buildings surrounded by the park.
It is famous for its many museums, including the Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Western Art, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the National Museum of Science. You will also find Japan’s first zoo. Whole ponds consist of floating plants on the surface of the water.
Try an out-of-the-ordinary experience by eating in a restaurant robot. It’s not a real restaurant and there are not many robots, but this show is one of the strangest things to do in Tokyo. The energetic and utterly insane performance includes robots, dragons, ninjas, blue-haired dancers, scary clowns, guitarists on swings, drums, lots of neon lights and loud music.
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
This beautiful park is at its peak when cherry blossoms or leaves have become red, but even at the end of summer, it is good to stroll through the pagodas, ponds and land in a cafe. There are Japanese, French and English type gardens here.
Every few minutes, a wave of humanity crosses Shibuya Crossing or the Shibuya crossroads. Everyone is waiting at a traffic light and piling up behind each other until the light turns green. In the green a tidal wave of human cross without ever touching.
Join the masses or stay behind and watch. An ideal viewpoint is the bridge corridor connecting Shibuya Station to Shibuya Mark City Complex. Here you can also see Myth of Tomorrow, a monumental work of modern art by Okamoto Tarō.
It is a large suspension bridge that connects Tokyo to Odaiba. When you visit Odaiba you will have access to a magnificent view of the bridge. One of the best time can be in the evening, to see all the lights on and around the deck, or at sunset.
Go in a edgehog cafe
The hedgehog coffee is filled with cute little creatures. It is very popular, however, so be sure to make an online reservation on their website to easily cuddle them. You will find cat and dog coffee in the same way.
The principle is simple, you will have a drink and you will be surrounded by cat or dog with whom you can have fun.
Shopping in Ginza
Ginza is Tokyo’s most upscale shopping district, and here you’ll find all the major luxury brands, exorbitantly priced coffee cups and store floors. And even if you do not plan to buy anything, how can you spend a visit to one of the most luxurious shopping areas in the world without buying something.