10  Best Things To Do In Tokyo

10 Best Things To Do In Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the most fascinating cities in the world with a plethora of tourist attractions including historical landmarks, unique museums, exciting skyscrapers, and cultural experiences.

If you're a first-time visitor, it can be hard to decide what to do in Tokyo in a limited amount of time. Therefore, it is very important that you plan your trip carefully in advance and choose where to go/what to do to maximize your trip to Japan.

1. Visit Sensōji

Founded in 645 AD, Sensōji colorful temple in Asakusa is Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple. It’s also one of, the most visited spiritual locations in the world with over 30 million visitors a year. Visit the temple and wander the surrounding historical area to get a better feel for why this ancient temple symbolizes rebirth and peace. Sensoji Temple is a place full of Omikuji: the fortunetelling paper strips.

You can find your fortune strip there for a small donation. Pick up the wooden box provided and shake it until a bamboo stick falls out of it. Japanese characters will be engraved on your stick and you’ll have to find the matching characters on the wooden drawers next to you.

If you get good fortune, you can keep the paper. If you get a bad fortunate leave it behind at the temple grounds so the Gods can take care of it for you.

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2. Walk around Harajuku

From black-clad goths to colorful kawaii fashion (a culture of "kindness" and vulnerability in Japan), Shibuya's eccentric Harajuku district vibrates to the rhythms of Tokyo's youth. Small boutiques and vintage shops share the streets with high-end luxury brands, making this bustling area a popular destination for local and international tourists.

Takeshita Street is a bustling pedestrian shopping street filled with colorful cotton candy, cute shops, and crepes. Harajuku is known for its pancakes.

If you have small feet, you'll want to get yourself some shoes. They're absolutely adorable and cost about $1015.

3. Cross the Shibuya intersection

Shibuya Crossing is Japan's most busy intersection (and probably in the world). The intersection links two of the busiest train stations in the world to a neighborhood. Shibuya Crossing is one of the most famous places in Tokyo. It has been shown in a lot of movies, magazines, and blogs. At its busiest, this intersection is crossed by between 1,000 and 2,500 people every two minutes, which is enough to quickly fill a football stadium. When all four red lights come on at the same time, jump into the chaos. If you want to see everything from above, go to Starbucks on the first floor. It has the best view.

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4. Visit Akihabara Electric Town

If Times Square and Best Buy had a kid who loved anime, that kid would be in Akihabara Electric Town. Bright and colorful neon signs mark the entrance to countless electronics and gadget stores, where you can buy everything from a simple fuse to a brand-new camera. Yodobashi Camera takes up a lot of space here and has 9 technology floors.

Visit Akihabara Electric Town and embrace your inner otaku: "A young man is obsessed with computers or specific aspects of pop culture to the detriment of their social skills."

5. Buy Something From A Vending Machine

Japan also comes out on top when it comes to vending machines. Both in sheer quantity (there are more vending machines per capita in Japan than anywhere else in the world) and variety of goods sold. You can get collectible items, useless gimmicks, food, or anything you want from them.

As a traveler, this is especially exciting and useful. You can experience the novelty of buying canned bread or fishing bait instead of a Coke, and you can buy new underwear. Or weird outfits for your cat.

6. Relax in a hot spring

Unlike previous generations, you no longer need to travel far from the city to rest and relax in one of Japan's natural hot springs. Drilling into Tokyo's volcanic crust has made it possible for Tokyoites to access their own springs. Hostels and spas sprang up around some of them, while the city government left behind other simple public bathhouses. There are options for all budgets located in and around the city. Advice for travelers with tattoos: very little chance of you being mistaken for a gangster. But the onsen curators may ask you to cover your tattoos or even deny access due to past problems with the yakuza.

7. Buy cute and weird things

Whatever you want to buy, Japan has it. You can buy cartoon or adorable cats stuffed on one pad and exotic Kit Kat flavors on another. Japan hasn't always separated the cute from the quirky. Buy cat nose pins or soft pillows that look like real fish. You can even get a "secret anime tie" in the front, entertaining in the back. Make a game about it and see who can buy the weirdest souvenir.

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8. Dining at themed cafes

The cafes in Tokyo cater to all kinds of fans. Stop for tea with Alice in Wonderland, indulge in the sweetness of Kawaii Monster Cafe, or indulge your hedgehog indulgence. It depends on what you like. But whatever world you stumble upon, you will find experience. Japanese 3d cafe Tokyo

The weirdest restaurant in my opinion would be the Vampire Cafe. The corrupt institutional-themed Japanese restaurant offers diners the chance to dine inside filthy coffins and cocktails made with fake blood.

9. Attend a tea ceremony

We don't just "make" tea in Japan. You use matcha. You just do it slowly. And you are distinguished from members of other tea schools by the way you stir and serve as well as the color of the kimono you wear. Enjoy this cultural experience for yourself. And yes, you can wear a kimono and even meet a geisha if you want.

Tip: If visiting Tokyo or Kyoto during cherry blossom season, it's a good idea to book a tea ceremony experience in advance as both places are packed with tourists.

10. Take a day trip to Hakone - Mount Fuji

You have seen it immortalized in the famous woodblock print The Great Wave off Kanagawa. In FujiHakoneIzu National Park, about a 2.5-hour bus ride from Tokyo, there is Mt. The majestic relief symbolizes luck and fortune and is a symbol of the country itself.

It is the tallest and most climbed mountain in Japan, with climbs open from July to September. You can also walk down to the lower floors in spring to see the cherry blossoms.

Take the Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal to Terminal 5 of the Fuji Subaru Line and embark on a 6-hour hike to the top of the mountain. If you prefer a more organized experience, you can get a tour that allows you to see multiple sites in one day.


As the capital of Japan, Tokyo is the busiest place in the country. This city is known for its culture and traditional getaways. It's a quirky city that combines old traditions and futuristic technology. Tokyo is one of the best places to visit in Asia. This was a list of exciting things to do, and we hope it will help you find fun things to do in Tokyo.

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