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  • Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center)
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    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
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    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.
  • Roppongi Hills
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    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
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    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
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    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.
  • Tokyo Midtown
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    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
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    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.
  • Sanrio Puroland
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    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.

  • Shibuya Hikarie
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    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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    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
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    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
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    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”.
  • The National Art Center, Tokyo
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 7-22-2
    This is a museum located in Roppongi with the largest floor area in Japan. It opened in 2007 as the fifth National Art Museum in Japan. A variety of exhibitions taking advantage of the exhibition space of 14,000 square meters are held here. It is famous as the last museum involving Kisho Kurokawa, a representative architect of Japan. A unique tea salon at the top of the inverted cone is a popular spot that also appears in movies, etc.
  • Suntory Hall
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    202 Reviews
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Akasaka 1-13-1
    This classical music concert hall opened in 1986 in “Akasaka Ark Hills” in Minato City, Tokyo. There are two halls, a main hall and a small hall. In pursuit of “the world’s most beautiful sound,” the main hall adopted the “Vineyard-style” of architecture in which all 2006 seats are arranged like the sloping terrace of a vineyard. The lobby, with a drinks corner and shop, is designed as an adult social gathering place where you can enjoy chatting before the performance. Please note that the hall will be closed until August 31, 2017 for renovations.

    They have open house. Free concert during Ark Hills Sakura Festival. There are many children. Sakura week is so busy at popular places but kind of less crowd. Ark Hills also have things for children...

  • Tokyo Dome City
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    Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Kouraku 1-3-61
    This is a general entertainment area that is centered around Tokyo Dome, the baseball stadium that is home to the Yomiuri Giants. Facilities include Tokyo Dome Attractions (the old Korakuen Amusement Park) where guests can enjoy attractions such as thrill rides and a Ferris Wheel, LaQua with its spa facilities, Korakuen Hall which is known as a holy land for martial arts, and the Tokyo Dome Hotel.
  • National Olympics Memorial Youth Center
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    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.
  • Akasaka ACT Theater
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Akasaka 5-3-2 In Akasaka Sacas
    This theater located within the Akasaka Sacas complex facility in the Akasaka district of Tokyo’s Minato City is in a place right next to the TBS Broadcasting Center. Currently the official name is TBS Akasaka ACT Theater. The full-scale entertainment theater boasting a maximum seating capacity of 1,324 opened in 2008 and is used for a diverse array of public performances including concerts, dramas and musicals. The café on the first floor lobby not only offers light meals and drinks but also sells opera glasses as well.

    This theatre is very accessible from Akasaka Station on the Tokyo Metro, exit 3. It seats about 1,300 people and puts on a great variety of shows. Getting tickets on line is fairly easy if...

  • Imperial Theatre
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 3-1-1
    With construction completed during the Meiji period in 1911, it was Japan’s first Western-style drama theater. Productions often put on stage at the theatre include musicals, plays and orchestras. It is also said to be a sacred place for theatrical plays. It has a stately structure where history and formality can be felt with its stained glass, lobby which glitters with illuminated decor and a large staircase which leads to its second-floor guest seating area. At the central shop on the first floor, opera glasses can be borrowed for a fee.
  • Ueno Zoo
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    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.

  • Shinbashi Enbujo
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 6-18-2
    This theater in the Ginza district of Tokyo's Chuo City was built in 1925. Constructed as a place to showcase the arts of Shinbashi geisha, it is now used to stage a variety of programs with a focus on kabuki, shinpa (new drama) and shin-kigeki (a new comedy troupe). The Shinbashi geisha's Azuma Odori, which is held every year for four days in May, is popular as a spring tradition in Tokyo in which guests can catch a glimpse of the culture in Japan's traditional pleasure quarters which are normally off-limits to first-timers. There are bento meals boxes to enjoy the tradition of the Shinbashi pleasure quarters and a complete cafeteria menu inside the theater.

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