Popular Places to Visit

Here we introduce popular places to visit in Tokyo by area.

All the links to these places are to the Official Tokyo Travel Guide "GO TOKYO"(Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau).

This area has flourished as a modern city since the Meiji era (1868-1912). For this reason, highlights include Japanese examples of reconstructed modern Western architecture such as Tokyo Station Marunouchi Station Building and Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo. Also popular are Kabuki Za and the nearby Tsukiji Outer Market where you can discover traditional Japanese culture, as well as Hibiya Park where you can enjoy nature while in the city.

Sensoji Temple and TOKYO SKYTREE® are famous popular sightseeing spots in Tokyo, while the Ueno area is full of cultural facilities such as Tokyo National Museum. Fans from around the world flock to Akihabara to shop at its anime, manga and pop idol stores, and to visit its maid cafes.

Among the areas of Tokyo that are popular among foreigners, Roppongi in particular has a large concentration of restaurants and bars catering to foreigners. This area also has many large shopping facilities such as Tokyo Midtown and DECKS Tokyo Beach, and art galleries and museums such as The National Art Center, Tokyo. Taking it easy at ODAIBA TOKYO OOEDO-ONSEN MONOGATARI with its hot spring and downtown culture is also popular

Shibuya and Harajuku are the places to go for youth culture, with a multitude of shopping facilities such as SHIBUYA109, a building full of fashion stores popular among young people, and KIDDY LAND© Harajuku where you can buy a variety of popular character products. In contrast, you can enjoy nature and traditional Japanese culture at popular spots such as Yoyogi Park and Meiji Jingu Shrine.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings and Sunshine City are popular landmarks in Shinjuku and Ikebukuro respectively. From the top of both buildings, you can enjoy views across the vast city of Tokyo. In Sunshine City there is also an aquarium. Shinjuku Hanazono Golden Town is also a popular spot with a collection of bars, many of which are small places with just a counter.

Other popular places to visit

You can read about other popular places to visit by area besides those listed above at the below website.

Edited by NTT TownPage
(Created January 2017)

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