TOKYO GUIDE: The 10 BEST Places to Visit in Tokyo 2019

TOKYO GUIDE: The 10 BEST Places to Visit in Tokyo 2019

1. Senso-Ji, Asakusa

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📍SENSO-JI, ASAKUSA . ⛩Asakusa is one of the most amazing places in Tokyo and should be at the top of your list of places to visit. The traditional feel of the temple mixed with the bustling city life around(and view of the Skytree) gives a unique feel of old Edo meets new Tokyo. . ⛩From Shinjuku station the temple is around a 30 min train ride away, however it’s fairly easy. Take the Chuo line to Kanda station then change to the Ginza line (underground) and get off at Asakusa station. You can visit any time however the shops and main temple start to shut around 5pm. I would highly recommend going to see both the day and night view as both are amazing! Weekends are fairly busy so I recommend going in the week if possible. . ⛩At the entrance there is the famous gate, a perfect photo spot! When you walk through this there is a street full of small shops selling souvenirs and traditional Japanese food! I would highly recommend trying the food, such as the homemade dango! After this you get to the shrine, before entering don’t forget to do your fortune! It’s written both English and Japanese and is ¥100. Once you’ve put your money in, shake the metal cylinder until a wooden stick comes out with a number written on it. Find your number and read your fortune! After going to the temple, to the left there are beautiful gardens to explore, with Koi in the ponds! . ⛩if you’re in Tokyo you should deffo check out Asakusa to get the traditional feel of japan and the old Tokyo! Oh, and why not try out wearing a Kimono while you’re there at one of the rent shops? Enjoy! . ✨TOP TIP: how to pray at a Japanese shrine? First throw your five yen coin into one of the troughs. Bow twice, clap your hands twice and then silently pray. After doing so now once again! 皆さん、浅草に行ってみてください〜

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Senso-Ji temple, located in Asakusa, is one of the most famous and arguably the most beautiful temples in Tokyo. The temple is made up of the main gate, a street of souvenir and food shops, the main temple and multiple Japanese gardens surrounding it! It really is a must for people traveling to Tokyo…and that’s why it’s first on our list!

Address:
2-3-1 Asakusa Taito-ku, Tokyo

Getting There By Train:
Tokyo Metro Ginza Line – Asakusa Station
Toei Subway Asakusa Line  – Asakusa Station

Fee:
Free

Hours:
Summer (Apr-Sep) 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Winter (Oct-Mar) 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Website:
http://www.senso-ji.jp/

2. Tokyo SkyTree

I’m sure you all know about Tokyo Skytree for being the TALLEST viewing tower in Japan! It shows a beautiful view of Tokyo city from the top that is truly breathtaking. It can be quite expensive however, so even if you don’t go to the top, you should definitely go and see TokyoSkytree as the tower itself is very impressive!

Address:
1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

Getting there By Subway :
Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line & Toei Subway Asakusa Line – Oshiage Station
Tobu Skytree Line – Tokyo Skytree Station

Fee:
Depend on the sites. Refer to official website.

Hours:
Observation Deck 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Solamachi Shops 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Solamachi Restaurants 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sumida Aquarium 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tenku Planetarium 11:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m. (Depend on the show schedule)

Website:
http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/en/

3. Kabukicho, Shinjuku

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Kabukicho is a street located in Shinjuku, known for all things entertainment. The famous ROBOT RESTAURANT is located on this street (for more info click here) along with many other shops and restaurants! The street’s bright lights and bustling atmosphere really makes you feel like you’re in the heart of Tokyo!

Address:
Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Getting There By Train :
JR Line, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Toei Subway Oedo & Shinjuku Line – Shinjuku Station

Hours:
Depend on shops but most of them daily 7:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.

4. Akihabara

If you love anime, idol groups, maid cafes and game centers then Akihabara is the place to go! Akihabara is full of things to do, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Akihabara is especially great for buying cheap anime merchandise and figurines, for more info on the best anime shops in Tokyo CLICK HERE!

Getting There By Train :
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line – Akihabara Station
JR Yamanote, Sobu Line – Akihabara Station
Tsukuba Express – Akihabara Station

Hours:
Depend on shops but most of them daily 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Website:
http://akiba.or.jp/english/

5. Shibuya Scramble Crossing

Shibuya Scramble Crossing is one of the busiest crossings in the world with 2.4 million people crossing it EVERYDAY! The atmosphere of this crossing is like no other, you have to go and experience it if you’re in Tokyo!

Getting There By Train:
Tokyo Metro Hanzomon & Ginza & Fukutoshin Line – Shibuya Station
JR Yamanote Line – Shibuya Station
Tokyu Toyoko Line – Shibuya Station
Keio Inogashira Line – Shibuya Station

For more info on things to do in Shibuya, check out our youtube video by CLICKING HERE.

6. Sanrio Puroland, Tama

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📍SANRIO PUROLAND, TOKYO . 💗Sanrio are the creators of multiple famous Japanese characters including: Gudetama, Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll…and many more! Their most famous and iconic character is, of course, Hello Kitty but they are constantly bringing out new characters and ‘kawaii’ merchandise! To celebrate Sanrio and all their characters, an indoor theme park named ‘Sanrio Puroland’ was created! . 🌸The park includes: Rides, character cafes, live shows, merchandise, photo spots…and much more! It really is a haven for those who love Sanrio and its characters! You can even meet your favorite character and take a photo with them in the park!! This really is an unmissable spot for Sanrio fans! . 💸Entry Fee: ¥3,300 for weekdays and ¥3,800 for weekends and holidays! For more info on ticket prices/ opening times make sure to check their website before you go! . 🚊Access: From Shinjuku station, take the Keio Line to Keio-Tama-Center Station. The park is a 9 min walk away from the station! . 💗DO YOU WANT TO GO HERE? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!!💗 . 🔴For more info on traveling to Japan and where to go, check out our website! (Link in Bio)🔴 . . . . . . #japan #tokyo #tokyotravel #japantravel #kawaii #japantour #tokyotour #pastelpink #pinku #otaku #anime #sanrio #sanriopuroland #hellokitty #gudetama #japanese #cinnamoroll #かわいい #サンリオ #harajuku #harajukufashion #jfashion #jpop #sailormoon #akihabara #mymelody #kuromi

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I’m sure there are tons of fans of Sanrio’s various characters who are going to Tokyo, so this ones for you! Sanrio Puroland is an amusement park based off of all things Sanrio! You can meet characters, go on rides, eat character themed food and MUCH MORE!

Address:
1-31 Ochiai, Tama, Tokyo

Getting There By Train:
Keio Line – Tama Center Station

Fees:
Adult 3,300 yen
Children (age 3-17) 2,500 yen

Hours:
Usually 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., but depend on the day. Exact time is on the official website.

Website:
http://en.puroland.jp/

7. Meiji Shrine, Harajuku

Meiji Shrine is located in Harajuku but is a stark contrast to the bustling streets of Takeshita-doori. Meiji Shrine was established in the Meiji era in honor of the exporter at the time. Nowadays it is still a very popular shrine famous for its beautiful surrounding forests and grounds. A great place to escape the city for a little while.

Address:
1-1 Yoyogikamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Getting There By Train:
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line – Meiji Jingu Mae Station
Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line – Meiji Jingu Mae Station

Fee:
Meiji Shrine is free.
Treasure House and Inner Garden costs 500 yen each.


Hours:
From sunrise to sunset. For New Years eve, it specially opens for all night for Hatsumode. Treasure House and Inner Garden is open 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

8. Takeshita Street, Harajuku

Takeshita street is a hub of kawaii clothing and kawaii food! The various fashion shops will have you shopping for hours! If you need a snack in between, why not try out a rainbow toasty or a giant candy floss…both on offer at various food shops down the street!

Getting There By Train:
JR Yamanote Line – Harajuku Station
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda & Fukutoshin Line – Meijijingu-mae Station

For more info on the best Fashion stores in Japan, CLICK HERE!

9. Imperial Palace, Chiyoda

The imperial palace was formerly the Edo Castle and now houses the Japanese imperial family! Although you’re not aloud to enter the palace itself, the surrounding area is truly beautiful and is most famous for it’s cherry blossoms in the spring! The palace is also a common place for joggers to run, so if you’re into exercise why not try it out!

Address:
1-1 Chiyoda Chiyodaku Tokyo

Getting there By Train:
Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, JR – Tokyo Station
Tokyo Metro Tozai, Chiyoda, Marunouchi, Hanzomon Line – Ōtemachi Station (exit C13a – closer to East Garden)
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line – Nijubashi-mae Station (exit 6)
Tokyo Metro Tozai Line – Takebashi Station (exit 1a – closer to Hirakawa-mon Gate and Kita-hanebashi-mon Gate)

Fee:
Free

Website:
http://www.kunaicho.go.jp/eindex.html

10. Roppongi Hills, Roppongi

Roppongi Hills is a viewing tower offering stunning views of the city! It also boasts the highest outdoor viewing spot in Tokyo! Connected to the viewing platform is the Mori Art Museum, which has constantly changing exhibitions on! Right now there is an Attack on Titan exhibition on until September!

Getting There By Train :
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line – Roppongi Station
Toei Subway Oedo Line – Roppongi Station

Fee and Hours:
Depend on the sites. Refer to each official site below.

Website:
Roppongi Hills http://www.roppongihills.com/
Tokyo Midtown http://www.tokyo-midtown.com/en/
The National Art Center Tokyo http://www.nact.jp/english/index.html

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