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Tokyo is a city that will take your breath away with its vibrant energy, stunning architecture, and exciting culture. From the iconic Shibuya Crossing to the serene gardens of the Imperial Palace, there's something for everyone in Tokyo.

The city is renowned for its food scene, where you can indulge in traditional Japanese delicacies such as sushi and ramen or try out fusion cuisine. Shopping in Tokyo is also an experience to remember, from high-end boutiques in Ginza to the bustling markets of Tsukiji. With its mix of tradition and modernity, Tokyo is a city that will leave you wanting more.

These 40 best things to do in Tokyo, will make sure you will not miss any must-see landmarks and the best attractions and activities. Visit Tokyo, and discover a world of new possibilities and endless opportunities to create memories for a lifetime.
2-chōme-25-1 Nishiasakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0035, Japan
Experience Tokyo's charm at RESOL POSHTEL. With a contemporary design, it's a lovely base for exploring Tokyo and Asakusa's cultural treasures and attractions.
CITAN Hostel
15-2 Nihonbashiōdenmachō, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0011, Japan
A contemporary haven in Jimbocho, CITAN Hostel fuses modern design with affordability. Its communal spaces and central location provide an urban and social Tokyo stay.
Nui. Hostel & Bar Lounge
2-chōme-14-13 Kuramae, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0051, Japan
In Asakusa, Nui. Hostel offers a stylish blend of comfort and community. Trendy design, a cozy bar, and cultural events make it a unique Tokyo experience.
APA Hotel Higashi-Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower
2-chōme-31-12 Kabukichō, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0021, Japan
Overlooking Kabukicho, APA Hotel Tower offers city vistas and modern comfort. A joyous stay with convenience, perfect for those eager to explore Tokyo's entertainment hub.
Asakusa Tobu Hotel
1-chōme-1-15 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
Nestled in historic Asakusa, Tobu Hotel combines traditional charm with modern amenities. A wonderful stay for those eager to explore Tokyo's cultural riches.
4-chōme-31-31 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan
In Shinjuku, THE KNOT offers chic design and proximity to vibrant city life. A magnificent retreat, perfect for travelers seeking modern comfort in the heart of Tokyo.
1-chōme-5-3 Yaesu, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0028, Japan
Karaksa Hotel near Tokyo Station offers a peaceful escape. With serene interiors and proximity to landmarks, it's a joyous base for a refined Tokyo experience.
Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel
2-chōme-8-16 Shiomi, Koto City, Tokyo 135-0052, Japan
Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo
2-1-1 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-8328, Japan
Elevated luxury in Nihonbashi with panoramic views. Impeccable service, Michelin-starred dining, and a spa create a lavish retreat— Mandarin Oriental is a perfect blend of opulence and city allure.
Palace Hotel Tokyo
1-chōme-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan
Overlooking Tokyo Bay, this 5-star hotel offers tranquility and stunning views. With comfortable rooms and convenient access, it's a fantastic retreat for a Tokyo sojourn.
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The Imperial Palace is the primary residence of the Imperial Family and it's located in the heart of Tokyo. The marvelous palace is surrounded by large stone walls and moats, and it's also home to the beautiful East Gardens and the Imperial Palace Plaza. The palace grounds are open to the public, but the palace itself is off-limits, visitors can only see it on a guided tour. The palace has a rich history, it was built on the site of the Edo Castle, which was the residence of the Tokugawa shogun who ruled Japan from 1603 to 1867.
  1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-8111, Japan
Ginza is an upscale shopping district located in the heart of Tokyo, known for its high-end stores, restaurants, and department stores. The area is also home to several art galleries, theaters, and other cultural institutions. The district is also known for the famous Wako clock tower, a landmark of the area. It's a great place to shop, dine and enjoy the lively atmosphere.
  Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
The Tokyo International Forum is a large conference and exhibition center located in the Marunouchi district. It is known for its unique architecture and its large glass façade. It is composed of several halls and exhibition spaces, and it hosts events such as concerts, conventions, and trade shows. The building was designed by the famous Japanese architect Rafael Viñoly and was opened in 1996.
  3-chōme-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan
The Tsukiji Outer Market is a collection of small shops and vendors located outside of the Tsukiji Fish Market, one of the world's largest fish markets. The market is known for its variety of seafood and other food items, as well as its lively atmosphere. Visitors can find a variety of seafood, fruits, vegetables, and also traditional Japanese sweets and kitchenware.
  4-chōme-16-2 Tsukiji, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan
Hamarikyu Gardens (or Hama-Rikyu) is a captivating traditional Japanese garden that features a large pond and teahouses.
  1-1 Hamarikyūteien, Chuo City, Tōkyō-to 104-0046, Japan
Tokyo Disneyland is a magnificent theme park that is based on the original Disneyland in California. It features a variety of rides and attractions, as well as Disney characters and parades. It's a place where you can experience Disney magic, meet Disney characters and enjoy parades and shows.
  1-1 Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba 279-0031, Japan
Tokyo DisneySea is a theme park that is exclusive to Japan. It features a nautical theme and offers a variety of rides and attractions, such as the popular "Journey to the Center of the Earth" ride and the "Tower of Terror" attraction. It also has a variety of themed areas such as the Mediterranean Harbor, American Waterfront, and Lost River Delta.
  1-13 Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba 279-8511, Japan
The Akasaka Palace, also known as the State Guest House, is a palace located in the Akasaka district of Tokyo. The palace was built in 1909 as the Imperial Guest House, and it has served as the official residence for visiting state dignitaries. The palace is known for its elegant European-style architecture, and it's surrounded by large gardens and courtyards. The palace is not open to the public, but visitors can take a tour of the palace's beautiful gardens and courtyards.
  Akasaka Palace, 2-chōme-1-1 Motoakasaka, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0051, Japan
Tokyo Tower is one of the city's symbols and a communications and observation tower that offers views of the city from its main deck and special observation deck.
  4-chōme-2-8 Shibakōen, Minato City, Tōkyō-to 105-0011, Japan
Zojo-ji is a beautiful Buddhist temple located in the Shiba area of Tokyo. It was founded in 1393 and it is one of the city's oldest temples. The temple is known for its large gate, the Sangedatsumon, and its enchanting gardens. The temple also has several important cultural properties, including the Jizo-dō hall, which contains statues of Jizo, the guardian of children and travelers. The temple is also famous for its cherry blossoms and it's a wonderful place to enjoy the mesmerizing scenery in spring.
  4-chōme-7-35 Shibakōen, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0011, Japan
Roppongi Hills is a large development that includes a shopping mall, an art museum, and an observation deck with stunning views of the city.
  6-chōme-10-1 Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo 106-6108, Japan
Nakameguro is a trendy neighborhood located in the Meguro district of Tokyo. It's known for its stylish boutiques, cafes, and restaurants, as well as its winsome cherry blossom trees along the Meguro River. During the cherry blossom season, the river is lined with food stands and vendors selling cherry blossom-themed goods.
  Nakameguro, Meguro City, Tokyo 153-0061, Japan
Shibuya Crossing is a famous intersection located in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. It is known for its large number of pedestrians and the large video screens that are located above the crossing. It's a popular spot for both tourists and locals, and it's also a great spot to take photos of the busy intersection and experience the energy and hustle and bustle of Tokyo.
  1-chōme-2-1 DōgenzakaShibuya City 2 Chome-2 Dogenzaka, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0043, Japan
Harajuku is a trendy neighborhood known for its wonderful street fashion and unique boutiques.
  Harajuku, Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
Meiji Jingu or Meiji Shrine is a beautiful Shinto shrine located in Yoyogi Park. It is dedicated to the spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken.
  1-1 Yoyogikamizonochō, Shibuya City, Tōkyō-to 151-8557, Japan
Yoyogi Park is a large public park located in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. The park is known for its large lawns, gardens, and cherry blossom trees. It's a popular spot for picnics, and also for sports and other outdoor activities. The park is also home to the Meiji Shrine, which is dedicated to the spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken. It's a great place to relax and enjoy nature in the middle of the city.
  2-1 Yoyogikamizonochō, Shibuya City, Tōkyō-to 151-0052, Japan
Shinjuku Gyoen is a marvelous large public park that features winsome Japanese, English, and French-style gardens.
  11 Naitōmachi, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to 160-0014, Japan
The impressive Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is the seat of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and offers observation decks with incredible views of the city.
  2-chōme-8-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 163-8001, Japan
Isetan Shinjuku is a large department store located in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo. The store is known for its wide variety of products, including clothing, accessories, and home goods. Isetan Shinjuku also has a food hall, a bakery, and a patisserie on the basement floor, where visitors can try different types of Japanese and international cuisine. The store is also famous for its art exhibitions and cultural events, it's a great place to shop and at the same time to explore the culture of Japan.
  3-chōme-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to 160-0022, Japan
Shinjuku Golden Gai is a small area of Shinjuku that is known for its narrow alleys lined with small bars and restaurants. The area is famous for its unique atmosphere, and it's a popular spot for both tourists and locals. The area was established in the post-war period and it's a perfect place for tourists to experience Tokyo's nightlife and try different types of Japanese cuisine.
  1-chōme-1-6 Kabukichō, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to 160-0021, Japan
The Samurai Museum is a fascinating museum located in Tokyo that is dedicated to the history and culture of the samurai, the elite warrior class of feudal Japan. The museum features a collection of samurai armor, weapons, and artifacts, as well as interactive exhibits and live demonstrations of samurai sword fighting. The museum also has a small collection of traditional Japanese art and artifacts. It's a great place to learn about the samurai and their role in Japanese history.
  Japan, 〒160-0021 Tōkyō-to, Shinjuku City, Kabukichō, 2-chōme−25−6 永和ビル 6 1F・2F
Asakusa Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in the Asakusa district of Tokyo. It is dedicated to the three men who are said to have founded Senso-ji temple, the famous Buddhist temple in Asakusa. The shrine is known for its traditional architecture, including its large gate and its red and black wooden structure. It's a peaceful place to visit, and it's also wonderful for seeing traditional Japanese architecture.
  2-chōme-3-1 Asakusa, Taito City, Tōkyō-to 111-0032, Japan
Sensō-ji is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa. It is the oldest temple in Tokyo and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city. The temple is dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon, and it's said to have been founded in the 7th century. The temple complex includes several buildings and gates, including the impressive Hōzōmon Gate, and it's also home to several statues and carvings.
  2-chōme-3-1 Asakusa, Taito City, Tōkyō-to 111-0032, Japan
The Hōzōmon Gate is a large gate that is the entrance to Senso-ji temple in Asakusa. It's known for its large and impressive wooden structure, and its large red paper lanterns, which are said to weigh 1 ton. The gate is also home to several large statues and carvings, including a large dragon sculpture.
  2 Chome-3 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
Nakamise Shopping Street (Nakamise-dori Street) is located in front of Senso-ji temple in Asakusa, one of Tokyo's most famous tourist destinations. The street is lined with shops selling traditional Japanese goods such as souvenirs, traditional snacks, and kimonos.
  1-chōme-36-3 Asakusa, Taito City, Tōkyō-to 111-0032, Japan
The wonderful Tokyo Skytree is the tallest tower in Japan and offers incredible views of the city from its observation decks.
  1-chōme-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida City, Tōkyō-to 131-8634, Japan
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The Nezu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in the Bunkyo district of Tokyo. It is known for its beautiful traditional architecture, its large torii gate, and its extensive gardens, which feature a variety of flowers and plants, including azaleas and hydrangeas. The shrine is dedicated to the god of war, and it's said to have been founded more than 1,900 years ago. It's a peaceful place to visit, and it's also fantastic for seeing traditional Japanese architecture and gardens.
  1-chōme-28-9 Nezu, Bunkyo City, Tōkyō-to 113-0031, Japan
The excellent Tokyo National Museum is the oldest and largest museum in Japan, with a collection that spans over a thousand years of Japanese art and history.
  13-9 Uenokōen, Taito City, Tōkyō-to 110-8712, Japan
Ueno Park is a charming large park that is home to several museums and the famous Ueno Zoo.
  Japan, 〒110-0007 Tōkyō-to, Taito City, Uenokōen, 8−・ 池之端三丁目
Akihabara is an area known for its electronics stores and anime and manga shops. It provides wonderful opportunities for shopping and seeing lively Tokyo.
  Akihabara, Taito City, Tokyo, Japan
The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, also known as the Miraikan, is a science museum located in Odaiba, Tokyo. The museum features interactive exhibits that explore various aspects of science and technology, including robotics, space exploration, and global environmental issues.
  2-chōme-3-6 Aomi, Koto City, Tokyo 135-0064, Japan
teamLab Planets TOKYO is an interactive digital art museum located in Odaiba, Tokyo. The spectacular museum features a variety of interactive exhibits that are designed to be touched and explored. The exhibits include digital art, light displays, and interactive installations. It's a great place to experience cutting-edge technology and digital art.
  6-chōme-1-16 Toyosu, Koto City, Tokyo 135-0061, Japan
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The Rainbow Bridge is a suspension bridge that connects the Odaiba area of Tokyo to the city's main island. The bridge is known for its charming distinctive rainbow-colored lighting, which is illuminated at night. Visitors can walk or bike across the bridge and enjoy the views of Tokyo Bay and the city skyline. It's a splendid place to enjoy the views of the city and the bay.
  3 Chome Kaigan, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0000, Japan
Odaiba is a man-made island that offers a variety of attractions, including a replica of the Statue of Liberty and a large shopping mall.
  Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan
The Kabuki-za Theatre is a traditional Japanese theatre located in the Ginza district of Tokyo. It is dedicated to the kabuki, a traditional form of Japanese theater that combines drama, dance, and music. The theater is known for its elaborate stage performances and its traditional architecture.
  4-chōme-12-15 Ginza, Chuo City, Tōkyō-to 104-0061, Japan
Tokyo Dome City is an entertainment complex that features an indoor theme park, an outdoor amusement park, and a baseball stadium.
  1-chōme-3-61 Kōraku, Bunkyo City, Tokyo 112-8575, Japan
The Ryogoku Kokugikan National Sumo Arena is a sumo wrestling stadium located in the Ryogoku area of Tokyo. It is the largest sumo wrestling stadium in Japan and it hosts three annual tournaments, known as honbasho. Visitors can attend a sumo tournament and watch the matches live, and also learn about the history and culture of sumo wrestling.
  1-chōme-3-28 Yokoami, Sumida City, Tokyo 130-0015, Japan
The Edo-Tokyo Museum is a museum located in Ryogoku, Tokyo. The museum is dedicated to the history of Tokyo, from the Edo period to the present. The museum features a variety of exhibits, including interactive displays, dioramas, and artifacts. It's an excellent place to learn about the history of Tokyo and to see some of the city's most important historical artifacts.
  1-chōme-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida City, Tokyo 130-0015, Japan
Yasukuni Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Chiyoda, Tokyo. It was established in 1869 to commemorate the spirits of those who died in service of the Japanese empire. The shrine is known for its entrancing gardens and its traditional architecture, and it is also home to the Yasukuni War Museum, which presents a controversial view of Japan's role in World War II.
  3-chōme-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 102-8246, Japan