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  • Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center)
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    3.5
    602 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Koutou-ku Ariake 3-11-1
    Located in the Ariake district of Tokyo's Koto City, this is Japan's largest convention center. It opened in 1996 and is used for various trade fairs and exhibitions throughout the year including business as well as cultural events. It is famous for hosting the Tokyo Motor Show and the Comic Market. The interior is mainly divided up into the Conference Tower, East Hall, East New Exhibition Hall, West Hall and Restaurant Avenue.

    Visited the place during an event. It’s huge, you could get lost if it wouldn’t be signs everywhere showing directions. Great place.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Yomiuri Land
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Inagishi Yanokuchi 4015-1
    An amusement park first opened in 1964 whose grounds straddle the city of Inagi in Tokyo and Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture. In addition to amusement park staples such as roller coasters and other thrilling rides, a Ferris wheel, and go-carts; Yomiuri Land also hosts more unusual attractions, like ride’s modeled after a car factory and Nissin’s U.F.O. instant yakisoba noodles. The park is filled with other fun and interesting things to see and do, as well, including a barbecue area, summer pool, seal show, character show, and winter park illumination.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Yebisu Garden Place
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Ebisu 4-20
    This is a complex in Shibuya City housing office buildings, shopping facilities, restaurants, the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Museum of Yebisu Beer, and the Westin Hotel Tokyo etc. Among the restaurants, the French restaurant “Gastronomy Joel Robuchon” is famous for being awarded three stars in the Tokyo Michelin Guide. It is about a five-minute walk on the “Ebisu Skywalk”—a moving footpath from the east exit of Ebisu Station.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Meiji Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku
    This shrine enshrines Emperor Meiji (reigned 1868-1912) and Empress Shoken. Its precincts consist of an inner garden, an outer garden, and Meiji Memorial Hall, which serves as the site for weddings and other ceremonies. The forested inner garden is a well-loved and valuable green space within the central city of Tokyo. In addition to the stately main shrine building, the shrine boasts the largest wooden torii gate, an imperial garden (admission charged) that is beautiful in all seasons and contains a well that 16th-century diamyo Kato Kiyomasa dug. The imperial garden is Japanese style and evokes the scenery of Musashino (the area around Tokyo) with paths surrounded by broad-leaf trees and a south pond where water lilies bloom. In 1993, Emperor Meiji honored Empress Shoken by having 1,500 irises of 150 varieties planted, and they are quite a sight to see every year from late May to mid-June. In the part of the imperial garden that extends over Shinjuku and Minato wards and is free of charge, visitors will find the Shotoku Memorial Painting Gallery, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, and other sports facilities. The 100th anniversary of the shrine's construction was celebrated in autumn 2019, and to mark the occasion, treasures connected with Emperor Meiji and Empress, previously store in the shrine's treasure house, were moved to exhibits in the new Meiji Shrine Museum.
  • 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.
  • Zepp Tokyo
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    15 Reviews
    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...

  • DiverCity Tokyo Plaza
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Koutou-ku Aomi 1-1-10
    This commercial facility is located in Tokyo’s Odaiba area. It opened in 2012 as a new sightseeing place for sightseeing in Tokyo. It features fast fashion shops and popular brands from Japan and overseas as well as a restaurant floor and a food court containing branches of famous Tokyo stores. It also has the Zepp DiverCity entertainment facility that contains a Round 1 Stadium complete with bowling alley. The shopping complex is also famous for the life-size Gundam replica standing just outside.
  • 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”.

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The setting of countless iconic movie scenes and the inspiration for songs, poetry, and literature worldwide, Tokyo barely requires an introduction. It’s hard for the kaleidoscopic neon lights, wacky pop culture, and some of the world’s tallest structures not to instill excitement in any first-time visitor to Tokyo, whether you’re in the very center of the hustle and bustle in Shinjuku or Shibuya or looking in from the quieter suburbs.

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