Best Places in Tokyo

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Graeson Conroy

  • Japan

  • Tokyo

  • Active Travel

  • City Travel

  • Outdoors

  • Local Food

  • Sightseeing

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Curator’s statement

Tokyo is one of those cities that has something to offer for every type of traveler! From amazing food to history, night life and fashion, it is impossible to be bored in Japan's largest city. Whether you are in Tokyo for a few days or a few weeks, you are in for an exciting time!

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Where to stay In Tokyo, Japan

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Things to do In Tokyo, Japan

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Shibuya Crossing

Visit the world's largest pedestrian scramble and join the other 2.4 million people that cross Shibuya daily. Tip - Visit at dusk for the most flattering lighting.


Take a walk through the colorful and vivacious streets of Harajuku. Make sure to stop by Takeshita Street for unique shopping and food. Tip - If you're an animal lover, stop by a puppy cafe.

Tokyo Sky Tree

For the best views of the city, make a trip to one of the Tokyo Sky Tree's two observation decks, located at heights of 350 and 450 meters. Tip - Enjoy the beautiful views while indulging in great food at the Sky Tree's restaurant 634 Musashi.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city for a relaxing afternoon in the park. Tip - If you're lucky enough to visit in the spring, the park is one of the best places for seeing cherry blossoms.

Meiji Shrine

The Meiji Shrine is a significant Japanese landmark and a wonderful place to experience Japan's traditional art and culture. Tip - Learn more about the history of Meiji Shrine and pay a visit to the Meiji Jingu Museum.

Day Trips


Take the Yurikamone train or a taxi across the Rainbow Bridge to visit the high tech artificial island. Attractions include amusement parks, shopping centers, art galleries and museums.

Tokyo Disney Resort

Spend a day visiting Tokyo Resort, which includes two theme parks - Tokyo Disneyland, which is more popular for families, and Tokyo Disneyland, which is a favorite for adults!

Places to eat & drink In Tokyo, Japan

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Best Views

New York Bar (Park Hyatt Tokyo): For amazing views and elegant vibes, spend an evening at the Park Hyatt's New York Bar, which was featured in the 2003 movie 'Lost in Translation'.

Quick Bite

Kikanbo: If you're in need of a quick yet delicious meal, visit Kikanbo Ramen bar where you can customize your bowl by choosing the amount of heat and pay at a vending machine to maximize efficiency.

Unique Experience

Katsumidori: A chain restaurant with six locations in Tokyo offers sushi in the format of a conveyor belt where sushi will rotate around the restaurant and you can grab whatever looks appealing.

Best Dessert

Cremia Ice Cream: Premium soft-served ice cream in a crispy langue de chat cone can be found at multiple locations throughout Tokyo (CaFe' LA Mille and Ruby Cafe are just a few places where this desired ice cream can be found!).

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor David Rosenberg’s guide, Off-the-Beaten-Path Guide to Kyoto, Japan.

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