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  • Haneda Airport Domestic Passenger Terminal (Big Bird)
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Ota-ku Hanedakukou 3
    “Big Bird” is a general term that refers to both Terminals 1 and 2, which are terminals just for domestic flights at Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport) in Tokyo’s Ota City. Different airlines use different terminals, and Terminal 1 serves the JAL Group, Skymark, and Star Flyer’s Kita-Kyushu flights while Terminal 2 serves ANA, Air Do, Solaseed Air, and Star Flyer flights not heading to Kita-Kyushu. The interior of the terminals are complete commercial facilities based primarily around shopping and gourmet eateries, and there are also observation decks offering views of the runways and Tokyo Bay.
  • Tokyo Dome
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Kouraku 1-3-61
    The Tokyo Dome opened as Japan’s first covered stadium in 1988. With its dome shaped room and artificial turf field it’s the home stadium of the Yomiuri Giants. The Tokyo Dome is the core of the Tokyo Dome City urban entertainment area and doesn’t only host baseball games but also a variety of other events including concerts and exhibitions. Near entry gate 21 you’ll find the Baseball hall of fame museum where you can see uniforms of popular players and learn about the history of baseball.
  • Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal
    Transportation
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Sendagaya 5-24
    A large scale transportation terminal with multiple highway bus and taxi stations located near JR Shinjuku Station’s South Exit. In addition to waiting rooms, the terminal has a full array of convenient facilities to make your wait comfortable, including a convenience store, ATMs, multipurpose bathrooms, nursing room, and free Wi-Fi.
  • Haneda Airport International Terminal
    Transportation
    Tokyo Ota-ku Hanedakukou 2-6-5
    This terminal located in Tokyo’s Ota City is just for international flights arriving to and departing from Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport). This airport is used by many tourists as an entrance to the metropolis of Tokyo. The arrival lobby is on the second floor while the departure lobby is on the third floor. Inside the building are various facilities such as a foreign exchange booth, a luggage storage service, a clinic, and a kids’ corner, as well as a complete assortment of shops and restaurants. Edo Ko-ji on the fourth floor is a commercial area that replicates the townscape of the Edo period, while the fifth floor is occupied by popular character shops. Visitors can take in the dramatic sight of airplanes landing and taking off from the free observation deck.
  • Tokyo Tower
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Minato-ku Shibakouen 4-2-8
    This is a full-purpose radio tower in Shiba Park in Minato City, Tokyo. The tower began operating in 1958, and has remained as a landmark symbol of Tokyo, receiving many tourists from both in and out of Japan every year. Reaching 333 meters at its apex, the tower has a main observation deck at 150 meters, and a top deck at 250 meters, providing a panoramic view of the greater Tokyo area. The lighting of the tower, changed seasonally in various colors, is popular with many. A commercial complex, the Foot Town, is arrayed with souvenir, character goods, and eatery shops at the base of the tower.
  • Roppongi Hills
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 6-10-11
    Roppongi Hills is an integrated property development that has become synonymous with the Roppongi district of Tokyo. Centered around the 238-meter-high Mori Tower, the Roppongi Hills complex includes a movie theatre, art gallery and television studio, as well as a wide range of gourmet restaurants and boutiques. The Tokyo City View observation deck on the 52nd floor of the Mori Tower offers spectacular views of the Tokyo cityscape; in good weather, Mt. Fuji is visible in the distance.
  • Tokyo International Forum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 3-5-1
    A multipurpose public culture facility with eight halls of various sizes as well as 34 meeting rooms. The facility frequently hosts cultural events that help share with the world the unique charms of Japan. The airy Glass Building hall, walled in by huge glass panels, has been awarded three Michelin stars, and is a popular tourist spot in and of itself. The entire facility is decorated with works of art, and visitors can come and enjoy the building like an art museum.
  • Ajinomoto Stadium (Tokyo Stadium)
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    3.5
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    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Choufushi Nishimachi 376-3
    This multipurpose sports facility located in Tokyo’s Chofu City was originally a ballpark but is now used as a venue for track and field competitions as well as large concerts. It is the home stadium of J League FC Tokyo and the Tokyo Verdy 1969 teams. The grounds are divided into a natural grass field and an artificial turf field, and can support a variety of matches. There are also restaurants and a shop that sells official FC Tokyo/Tokyo Verdy merchandise on the premises.

    A 15 mins train ride away from Shinjuku station. Beautiful and clean stadium, but not much other attraction around the stadium. Watched a concert here, but will prefer to watch it at the Nissan...

  • Ueno Zoo
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    4.0
    2680 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Uenokouen 9-83
    This urban zoo located in Taito City’s Ueno-onshi-koen Park is Japan’s oldest zoo, having opened in 1882. Inside are more than 500 types of animals, and it is most famous for giant panda in particular. The zoo is breeding and displaying the world’s three rarest animals that include the pygmy hippopotamus and okapi as well as the panda. From the 1990s the animal enclosures were refurbished to provide a space for patrons to see animals in more natural surroundings.

    A few minutes walk from JR Ueno/Ueno keisei station and walk pass the ueno park. The place was nice and many animal there.

  • Tokyo Skytree (R)
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Oshiage 1-1-2
    Located in Oshiage, Sumida City, this is a 634-meter tall broadcasting tower with an observatory that became Tokyo's new symbol when it opened in 2012. There are actually two observatories, the Tembo Deck at 350 meters above ground and the Tembo Galleria that is 450 meters high. The Tembo Galleria has tube-shaped glass walls, giving you the sensation that you are strolling through the sky as you gaze out at Tokyo's daytime and night-time scenery. At the base of the tower is Tokyo Skytree Town, a facility that is more like a shopping mall with stores and restaurants.
  • Tokyo Midtown
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Minato-ku Akasaka 9-7-1 others
    This facility is directly connected to Roppongi Station with a shopping area, the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo (hotel), an office area, museum, convention hall, medical institution, and residential area, etc. There are famous brand shops in the shopping area, and you can enjoy shopping in a stylish and open space. The restaurants serving international cuisine are popular to a variety of people. It is famous for its outdoor illumination in the Christmas season.
  • Takashimaya Nihombashi Store
    Shopping
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashi 2-4-1
    This long-established department store founded in 1831 in Kyoto began by selling secondhand clothing and cotton goods, and opened its Tokyo store in 1900. After that it relocated to a new building in Nihombashi in 1933, which is the present location. The store features a full range of fashion, interior goods, gourmet foods, and restaurants. In particular, the Takashimaya Watch Maison timepiece corner spanning the first and second floors handles more than 80 brands and boasts the world’s largest assortment. The building which still retains its appearance from the early Showa period is the first department store that has been designated an Important Cultural Property. The closest station is Nihombashi Station.
  • National Olympics Memorial Youth Center
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Yoyogikamizonochou 3-1
    An educational facility built on the former Tokyo Olympic Athlete’s Village in Shibuya City, Tokyo to serve as a space for the education and training of young people and persons involved in education. In addition to sports facilities, the center has classrooms, lodging facilities, a convenience store, and cafeteria.
  • Sanrio Puroland
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    4.0
    503 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Tamashi Ochiai 1-31
    This is a theme park in Tama City, Tokyo where you can meet Hello Kitty and other popular Sanrio characters. It is an all-weather type facility, and is a unique spot where you can have a good time even on rainy days. Full-fledged musicals and parades performed at the three theaters are popular. The park includes recreations of the worlds of each character such as My Melody, Kiki & Lara, Gudetama and so on as well as ride type attractions, which can be enjoyed all day by children and adults alike.

    I've visited Puroland a few times, with my wife and by my self. This probably isn't a full day visit for most, but probably set aside 4 hours.

  • Tokyo Racecourse
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Fuchushi Hiyoshichou 1-1
    This race track for horse racing operated by the Japan Racing Association and located in the Hiyoshi-cho district of Tokyo’s Fuchu City opened in 1933. It is famous for hosting a variety of large races such as the Japan Derby and Japan Cup. Inside the facility is a food court and shop carrying horse-racing merchandise, and visitors can enjoy shopping and eating or drinking here before or after a race. Also on the premises are the JRA Racing Museum, a Riding Center where visitors can touch the horses, a place to experience horse-drawn carriage rides, a park with playground equipment and a Japanese garden.
  • Ginza Mitsukoshi
    Shopping
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 4-6-16
    With its roots in the Echigoya dry-goods store founded in 1673 this opened as the flagship store for department store Mitsukoshi in 1930. With 16 floors altogether including four basement floors and 12 floors above ground, it features a diverse range of shops including more than 200 ladies’ fashion brands and the largest cosmetics floor in the Ginza area, as well as specialty shops carrying men’s items, foodstuffs, and sweets. The restaurant floor is also popular for allowing diners to enjoy a wide range of cuisines including Japanese, Western, Chinese and ethnic dishes. It is directly accessible from Tokyo Metro’s Ginza Station.
  • Shibuya Hikarie
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Shibuya 2-21-1
    This is a multi-purpose high-rise building near Shibuya Station. Opened in 2012, a collection of approximately 200 shops, including fashion, household goods, and food stores catering to people of all ages, are assembled in the ShinQs shopping area. The building houses, in addition to cafes and restaurants, a musical theater, the Tokyu Theater Orb, and an event hall. The many upper level office floors are home to global businesses. It is one of Shibuya's landmark towers, attracting many visitors.
  • Sunshine City
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Toshima-ku Higashikebukuro 3-1
    This mixed-use commercial complex located in Tokyo’s Toshima City Higashi Ikebukuro district is a famous landmark in Ikebukuro. Comprised of five buildings, the Sky Circus observatory complex and a restaurant floor offering good views can be found in the tallest Sunshine 60 building. Inside the other buildings are many popular sightseeing spots such as the Sunshine Aquarium, the Konica Minolta Planetarium “Manten,” NAMJATOWN, and the Ancient Orient Museum, while guests can also enjoy gourmet food and shopping on the shopping center “alpa”.
  • Zepp Tokyo
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    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Koutou-ku Aomi 1-3-11
    A live music club in Odaiba and one of the largest in the nation, Zepp Tokyo is located directly underneath the giant Palette Town shopping center Ferris wheel. Able to accommodate up to 2,709 standing guests, the hall plays host to countless concerts featuring popular domestic and international artists and is also used for corporate events. Coin lockers are available for use as well as a bar. The closest station is Aomi Station.

    The quickest way to get to this live house would be to take to Aomi Station via the Yurikamome Line and it's just a short walk from there to the back of the live house. You will turn left upon seeing...

  • Komazawa Olympic Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Setagaya-ku Komazawakouen 1-1
    Komazawa Olympic Park is a sports park in Tokyo located partly in Setagaya City and partly in Meguro City. The Park complex includes the Komazawa Park Olympic Stadium, an additional stadium for football and other ball games, a gymnasium, a baseball ground, etc.; the Park’s full formal name is Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Ground. The first sports facilities on the site were constructed in 1949; the Park was used for several events, including wresting and volleyball, during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Around 30% of the total area of the Park is green space, and it is famous as a good place for viewing cherry blossom in spring and autumnal foliage in fall.

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