Leisure Activities in Tokyo

All year round, leisure activities in Tokyo provide a wide range of options for every age group. Tokyo is loaded with lavish shopping areas, resorts, restaurants, and spas that ensure that your trip to Tokyo is hassle-free. From a convincing landscape and outdoor to some world-class stay options and facilities, Tokyo packs an incredible amount of diversity in the luxury activities it offers. So be it a family vacation, a friends reunion or a solo trip to feed your wanderlust, these activities in Tokyo are a must try for a leisurely vacation!

Let's explore our list of recreational & leisure places in Tokyo:

  1. Ueno Park

    4.3 (21562 Votes)
    Ueno Park

    Park, Leisure, Picnic Spot

    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 and birds during winter. This park also includes many other attractions in it. A number of famous museums like the Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Nature and Science and the Shitamachi...Read more
  2. Roppongi

    Hotel, Bar, Dance Club, Pubs

    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 destroyed in World War II. Post-World War II, this area was inhabited by foreigners and business catering to them but Japanese customers followed soon after. This area is uber-hip and has dance clubs, r...Read more
  3. Tsukiji Fish Market

    4.2 (18703 Votes)
    Tsukiji Fish Market


    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 am and works till 8 am. They have a unique way of bidding for prices that is like an auction. The cutting of fresh fish from around the world takes place here and you can buy some delicious fish....Read more
  4. Airport Terminal 2 Station

    4.1 (5861 Votes)
    Airport Terminal 2 Station

    Observation Deck

    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 smaller than the observation deck at Terminal 1 but is worth the pit-stop- especially if you love planes or simply want to take a break from shopping for duty-free products. The fence holes are perf...Read more
  5. Tokyo Imperial Palace

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    Tokyo Imperial Palace

    Art Museum, Museum, Garden, Historical Site

    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 Japan. The Eastern gardens are free to visit and have flowers blooming at all times of the year. This was the original location of the Edo castle but it was destroyed during World War II. It also has ...Read more
  6. Tokyo Tower

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    Tokyo Tower

    Tower, Observation Deck

    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 foot of Tokyo Tower lies the Footown that caters as a multipurpose building with souvenir shops, event space and food joints. The Top Deck Tour is the most enjoyable tour of the tower. It will take...Read more
  7. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

    4.5 (16591 Votes)
    Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

    Garden, Leisure, Picnic Spot, Nature

    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 fall or pink during spring. The garden is a blend of 3 landscaping styles of the French Formal Garden, English Landscape Garden and Japanese Traditional Garden that together bring in a flavour that ...Read more
  8. Hamarikyu Gardens

    4.4 (8860 Votes)
    Hamarikyu Gardens

    Garden, Park, Cruise

    Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea drinking experience in an authentic Japanese setting at the Hamarikyu Gardens of Tokyo. You will be transported to medieval era Japan with the décor of the garden. It is a popular activity in Tokyo so be sure to buy tickets for Hamarikyu Gardens in advance. You can search Hamarikyu Gardens ticket prices on our ticket section. Also get tickets for Hamarik...Read more
  9. Sony Building

    Entertainment, Shopping Center, Specialty Shop

    The Sony Building is a shopping complex and is an interactive space for Sony products. It opened in the Ginza district in 1966 with a very peculiar structure. The showrooms let you handle Sony products and have a tax-free shop for you to indulge the gadget-freak in you. It is a unique experience as a lot of the products are not available in the international market. The Opus area is a theater ...Read more
  10. Asakusa

    Street Market, Neighborhoods , Old Town

    Asakusa was the Harajuku of yester-years. It was the center of entertainment but Post World War II it now retains its old worldly charm. This district was famous of Geisha and has still 40 geisha in active. Apart from that, a old amusement park- claimed to be Japan's oldest is also found close to the Sensoji Temple which is perhaps the greatest feature of this area. Old movie theater...Read more
  11. Harajuku

    Shopping Center

    Harajuku is the trendiest shopping area in Tokyo. Shops full of funky and unique clothes and cafes make this area a popular hangout. Not just that but Harajuku fashion has a following overseas as well with distinct trends like Goth Lolita, Decora and cosplay among others. It is a place to find inspiration for your next fashion adventure and the shops are ready to cater to your needs. Some of th...Read more
  12. Tokyo Skytree

    4.4 (4235 Votes)
    Tokyo Skytree

    View Point, Restaurant, Tower, Architecture

    With Metamodernism and Futurist architecture Tokyo Skytree is simply on of the best places that you can visit while in Tokyo. The destination is famous for being a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower and sees a lot of tourists because of its intricate design and architecture. It became the tallest structure in Japan in March 2011 and has ever since been in limelight. It remains the...Read more
  13. Yoyogi Park

    4.3 (2619 Votes)
    Yoyogi Park

    Park, Walking Area, Nature

    With ponds, forested areas and wide lawns, Yoyogi Park in Tokyo is a famous place to view cherry blossoms and is particularly popular for its golden ginko tree forest in autumn. Ideal to enjoy outdoor activities like picnicking, jogging and taking a peaceful stroll, the park once served as a military parade ground as well as the venue for 1964 Tokyo Olympic Village. Easily accessible via the H...Read more
  14. Yasukuni Shrine

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    Yasukuni Shrine

    Religious Site, Leisure, Architecture

    Tokyo as a city is famous for its various shrines and one of them is Yasukuni Shrine. The shrine is a must visit for any traveller as it has some of the best architecture in the place. Yasukuni Shrine is basically a Shinto shrine in the region of Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan and sees a lot of sight-seers due to its immense beauty and serenity. The reliquary is a great place for relaxation and tranqui...Read more
  15. Takeshita Street

    4.1 (2392 Votes)
    Takeshita Street

    Cafe, Street Market, Streets

    Takeshita Street is a funky shopping street to check out and is lined up with cafes, restaurants, fashion boutiques. Although very crowded, this place has some amazing shops and delicious food to try. You will find all the youngsters, tourists, and localites here. There are all sorts of unique stores selling everything from games to fashion. Also, there are a variety of desserts to try. The st...Read more