Best Things To Do in Tokyo, Japan

Featuring on every traveller's wishlist, there are many tourist attractions in Tokyo that could keep a visitor busy for at least a couple of weeks! On your visit, you can explore places such as the Meiji Jingu Shrine, the lovely Ueno Park, the shopping and entertainment area of Roppongi, the Tsukiji Fish Market which is one of the largest fish markets in the world, the fascinating Tokyo National Museum and the opulent Tokyo Imperial Palace.

One of the things to do in Tokyo is going up the Tokyo Tower to its observation deck from where you will get to see stunning panoramic views of the city. And who can forget Disneyland?! If you are visiting the city with your kids, a visit to Tokyo Disneyland is a must. If museums intrigue you, the city plays host to a lot of them. You can plan a visit to either or all of the following museums- Edo- Tokyo Museum, Ghibli Museum, Subway Museum, National Museum of Nature And Science and the Mori Art Museum.

Other places of interest in Tokyo include the Ueno Zoo, the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, the Rainbow Bridge, the Sony Building shopping complex, the Asakusa District, the Sensoji Temple and the Zojo-ji temple.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Tokyo, Japan

Must see places in Tokyo ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Tokyo and point of interests to visit.

  1. Meiji Jingu Shrine

    # 1 of 1607 Things To Do in Tokyo | Added 24617 times in trip plans
    Meiji Jingu Shrine

    Tags: Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site

    Address: 1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya, Tokyo 151-8557, Japan

    Timings: 05:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Japan has a very special relationship with its royal family. The Japanese Diet (governing body) commemorated Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken by enshrining them at the Meiji Jingu Shrine. Emperor Meij...Read more

  2. Ueno Park

    # 2 of 1607 Things To Do in Tokyo | Added 21441 times in trip plans
    Ueno Park

    Tags: Park, Leisure, Picnic Spot

    Address: 110-0007 Tokyo Ueno Park, Taito-ku, 5-20

    Timings: 05:00 am - 11:00 pm Details

    The Ueno park is officially called the “Ueno Imperial Gift Park “ because it was a gift from Emperor Taisho to Tokyo city as a place of public recreation. The park is rich with greenery an...Read more

  3. Roppongi

    # 3 of 1607 Things To Do in Tokyo | Added 22935 times in trip plans

    Tags: Hotel, Bar, Dance Club, Pubs

    Address: Roppongi, Tokyo

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Roppongi is one of Tokyo's high end shopping and nightlife areas. The name literally means "6 trees" and legend has it that 6 old, large trees were at the center of this area but have long been destro...Read more

  4. Tsukiji Fish Market

    # 4 of 1607 Things To Do in Tokyo | Added 18602 times in trip plans
    Tsukiji Fish Market

    Tags: Market

    Address: 5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan

    Timings: 05:00 am - 03:00 pm Details

    One of the largest fish markets in the world is the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo. This market has it's unique method of operation and is a must visit. The market starts early work very early- around 4...Read more

  5. Tokyo National Museum

    # 5 of 1607 Things To Do in Tokyo | Added 14622 times in trip plans
    Tokyo National Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, History Museum, Sculpture

    Address: 13-9 Uenokoen, Taito, Tokyo 110-8712, Japan

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Tokyo National Museum is the oldest museum in Japan. It was built in 1872 in the Ueno Garden. This museum has a vast breadth of artifacts from different periods of history in Japan. From Buddhism ...Read more

  6. Airport Terminal 2 Station

    # 6 of 1607 Things To Do in Tokyo | Added 5768 times in trip plans
    Airport Terminal 2 Station

    Tags: Observation Deck

    Address: 1-1 Furugome, Narita-shi, Chiba-ken 282-0004, Japan

    Timings: 06:30 am - 09:00 pm Details

    The Observation Deck at Narita Airport Terminal 2 is another one of the attractions in the city loved for its relaxed feel and to simply spend some time watching airplanes come and go. This deck is sm...Read more

  7. Tokyo Imperial Palace

    # 7 of 1607 Things To Do in Tokyo | Added 15815 times in trip plans
    Tokyo Imperial Palace

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum, Garden, Waterfall

    Address: 1-1 Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-8111, Japan

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The sprawling three kilometer campus of the Imperial palace is at the heart of this old capital. With the resident royal family of Japan, the Tokyo Imperial palace is a piece of living history in Japa...Read more

  8. Edo- Tokyo Museum

    # 8 of 1607 Things To Do in Tokyo | Added 10537 times in trip plans
    Edo- Tokyo Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Architecture , Specialty Museum

    Address: 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida, Tokyo 130-0015, Japan

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Edo Museum in Tokyo is a window into the lives of the people who resided in the old capital from 1600s to late 1800s. The architecture, the culture and the rush of urbanization is visible in the e...Read more

  9. Tokyo Tower

    # 9 of 1607 Things To Do in Tokyo | Added 20033 times in trip plans
    Tokyo Tower

    Tags: Tower, Observation Deck

    Address: 4 Chome-2-8 Shibakoen, Minato, Tokyo 105-0011, Japan

    Timings: 09:00 am - 11:00 pm Details

    Built in 1958, the Tokyo Tower with its height of 1092 feet is a reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower and has a few observation decks of 150 metres and 250 metres respectively to enjoy the skyline. At the ...Read more

  10. Ghibli Museum

    # 10 of 1607 Things To Do in Tokyo | Added 6347 times in trip plans
    Ghibli Museum

    Tags: Specialty Museum

    Address: 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0013, Japan

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    A Ghibli studio is the home of Totoro- a character that is associated with nature and nostalgia that can only be the sweetness of our childhoods. Based on the movie “Tonari no Totoro” (the...Read more

  11. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

    # 11 of 1607 Things To Do in Tokyo | Added 16499 times in trip plans
    Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

    Tags: Garden, Leisure, Picnic Spot, Nature

    Address: 11 Naito-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0014, Japan

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Originally the residence of a royal family during the Edo era, Shinjuku Gyoen is one of the most beautiful gardens in the country. The lawns are lush green and with trees that are changing color in fa...Read more

  12. Subway Museum

    # 12 of 1607 Things To Do in Tokyo | Added 6217 times in trip plans
    Subway Museum

    Tags: Specialty Museum

    Address: Japan, 〒134-0084 Tokyo, Edogawa City, Higashikasai, 6 Chome−3番1号 東京メトロ東西線葛西駅高架下

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Sunway Museum in Japan is the interactive museum depicting the history of Subway service in the area, how it evolved through the years and how it became an inseparable part of the urban life. Here...Read more

  13. Rainbow Bridge

    # 13 of 1607 Things To Do in Tokyo | Added 12197 times in trip plans
    Rainbow Bridge

    Tags: Bridge, Architecture

    Address: 105-0000, Minato-ku, Tokyo Rainbow Bridge

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Rainbow Bridge is a suspension bridge joining Odaiba to the mainland. The bridge is 798 meters long and was completed in 1993. This bridge is 2 tiered- the upper tier carries an expressway while t...Read more

  14. Mount Fuji

    # 14 of 1607 Things To Do in Tokyo | Added 5295 times in trip plans
    Mount Fuji

    Tags: Outdoors, Mountain, Hiking Trail, Rock Climbing

    Address: Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture,Japan.

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Mount Fuji is the symbol of Japan and is one of the most beautiful sights in the world. The near perfect conical shape of the volcanic cone and the climb to the top is a journey that is sure to change...Read more

  15. Tokyo Disneyland

    # 15 of 1607 Things To Do in Tokyo | Added 8621 times in trip plans
    Tokyo Disneyland

    Tags: Outdoors, Amusement Park, Theme Park, Entertainment

    Address: 1-1 Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture 279-0031, Japan

    Timings: 08:00 am - 10:30 pm Details

    Who doesn't love the mouse with the black and white suit and his cute girlfriend with the polka dots? For Disney fans one and all, Tokyo Disneyland is sure to fill you up with fun up to your gills. No...Read more

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