Tokyo has so much to see and do that it’s impossible to see everything this dynamic metropolis has to offer. Here’s our list of some ideas of things to see and do in Tokyo, Japan.

Tokyo Sky Tree (Sumida-ku, Tokyo) Tokyo

The Tokyo SkyTree, located in Sumida-ku, Tokyo, is the tallest freestanding radio tower in the world at 634 meters. It’s no surprise that the sky tree is one of the best Observation decks in Tokyo with its two decks and panoramic views.

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Tokyo Tower (Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Located in Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo Tower is a 333-meter-high comprehensive radio tower that covers a radius of 100 km in the Kanto area. There are two observation decks: the Main Observatory, 150 meters above ground level, and the Special Observatory, 250 meters above ground level. Visitors can enjoy a 360-degree panorama of Tokyo and night views.

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Tokyo Gate Bridge (Koto-ku, Tokyo)

The Tokyo Gate Bridge is 2,618 meters long, making it the longest bridge in Tokyo. The bridge offers a panoramic view of Tokyo Bay and the Tokyo Sky Tree, a new landmark in Tokyo.

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Odaiba (Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Odaiba is a comprehensive leisure spot that offers dining, amusement, and shopping, and is one of Tokyo’s most popular date spots and sightseeing spots. Odaiba is home to Fuji Television Network, Venus Fort, Aqua City Odaiba, DECKS Tokyo Beach, Tokyo Joypolis, Palette Town, and many other leisure facilities.

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Sensoji Temple (Taito Ward, Tokyo)

Senso-ji Temple, located in Taito-ku, Tokyo, is the oldest temple in Tokyo and a famous sightseeing spot with the Kaminarimon Gate and Nakamise Street, and is widely popular with tourists from abroad. Sensoji Temple is also known as Asakusa Kannon (Goddess of Mercy), and attracts approximately 30 million visitors annually.

The Outer Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

The Outer Gardens of the Imperial Palace is a national park that opened in 1969. Even on weekdays, the park is crowded with tourists from abroad, joggers, and people enjoying historical exploration. Admission to the park is free, and visitors can enjoy the Nijubashi Bridge, Sakuradamon Gate, and other historical buildings. Why don’t you relax in this place with a lot of greenery and a sense of openness?

National Diet Building (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

The National Diet Building was constructed in 1936 with the highest quality materials in Japan. The lobby, the plenary session hall of the House of Councillors, the Imperial Household Rest Hall, the Central Hall, the vestibule, and other parts of the Diet Building are open to visitors on weekdays only. The reception desk is open for visitors, and the tour takes about 60 minutes.

Tokyo Trip Checklist

  • If you’re traveling on the bullet train see our guide on how to reserve and buy Shinkansen tickets online.
  • The Much-loved Japan Rail Pass Surged in Price by a massive 70% in October.
  • We recommend a 1,2 or 3-day Tokyo Unlimited Subway Pass to get around Tokyo cheaply and easily.
  • If you plan on visiting Mt Fuji check out our list of the best Mt Fuji group or private tours from Tokyo
  • You’ll need a prepaid sim or Portable WIFI to stay connected in Japan
  • To ensure you have all the important things covered see our Tokyo travel guide.
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