Sightseeing Spot Spots in Tokyo Area

  • Shibuya Scramble Crossing
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Dogenzaka Shita
  • Meguro River Cherry Trees
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Meguro-ku Meguro Kawazoe road
    This line of cherry trees that stretches along both sides of the Meguro River for about 3.8 kilometers is one of Tokyo’s best spots for hanami (cherry blossom viewing). About 800 cherry trees (mostly of the Somei-Yoshino variety) have been planted along the river from near Ikejiri-ohashi Station to the vicinity of Fudo-mae Station. In spring a cherry blossom festival is held and the areas is full of yatai food stalls. The beauty of the cherry blossom petals floating on the Meguro River is a must-see. Children and the elderly should take care during the busy seasons, however, as it can become quite crowded.
  • Hanegi Park
    100 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Setagaya-ku Daita 4-38-52
    A five-minute walk from Umegaoka Station, and a seven-minute walk from Higashi-Matsubara Station. This public park is notable for its plum grove, which was planted in 1967. Since that time, several additional trees have been planted to commemorate various events, and today the grove consists of around 650 trees spanning 60 varieties. From early February through early March when the trees are in full bloom, the park holds a plum blossom festival which attracts large numbers of sightseers from across the country. The park's full array of facilities also includes tennis courts and baseball fields as well as a playground.

    Just 1 station away from Gotokuji Station where where a lot of tourists goes to visit Gotokuji Temple. I enjoyed my time there, strolling and taking in the plum blossom sights. It was a lovely...

  • Tetsugakudo Park
    74 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Nakano-ku Matsugaoka 1-34-28
    "A municipal park established in the Matsugaoka area to the north of Nakano Ward in 1904. Called the ""Philosophy Theme Park,"" the roughly 56,000 square meter grounds have pathways, stone structures, and unique buildings that are all related to philosophy. Enjoy a leisurely walk while getting a peak into the world of founder Enryu Inoue. Also known as Professor Yokai Japanese ghost, he founded today's Toyo University. There are 100 cherry, plum, and other flowering trees on site, making it the ward's leading spot for blossom viewing."

    Its nice year round. Nice waking trails along the river. Japanese garden features. Statues of world religious leaders.

  • Sumida Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Hanakawado 1 other
    This park running north-south along the Sumida River is about five minutes on foot from Asakusa Station. It features numerous historic sites related to the Emperor Meiji and haiku poets such as Masaoka Shiki. A Japanese garden with a pond that used to be part of the Mito-Tokugawa family's residence has been incorporated into the park. It's a popular cherry blossom viewing spot, and it holds a cherry blossom festival every March. They also hold a Yabusame horseback archery event and the Sumida River Fireworks. It's a popular spot for viewing the Tokyo Sky Tree too. At night you can see it lit up along with Sakurabashi Bridge.
  • State Guest House, Akasaka Palace
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Minato-ku Motoakasaka 2-1-1
    This building was built as the Imperial Palace for the Crown Prince in 1909 on the former site of Edo residence of the Kishu-Tokugawa clan. It is currently used as official accommodations for foreign dignitaries from abroad and can fairly be called the cornerstone of Japanese diplomacy. The elegant western-style building, Japan’s only example of Neo-Baroque architecture, was the first post-Meiji period cultural asset to be designated as a national treasure.
  • TV Asahi
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 6-9-1
    This is the head office building of TV Asahi in Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo. The “Roppongi Hills Mori Tower” is adjacent to the building, across the square. The main entrance atrium is open to the public. Displays such as reproduced sets of popular programs and displays of animated characters of the TV station are popular as places to take commemorative photos. The “Teleasa Shop” sells goods from its TV programs and there is also a stylish glass-walled café, and many tourists visit while sightseeing in Roppongi Hills.
  • Koiwa Shobuen
    27 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Edogawa-ku


  • Nitta Shrine
    23 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Ota-ku Yaguchi 1-21-23
    A Shinto shrine located near Musashi-Nitta Station beyond a residential area. The shrine is dedicated to the samurai Nitta Yoshioki, second son of Nitta clan head Nitta Yoshisada. The shrine is believed to have been built to console the spirt of Yoshioki, who died a terrible death, and later came to be dedicated to him as the shrine's god. Because of this history, the shrine also has a large collection of arms and crafts which once belonged to the Nitta clan. Nitta Shrine is also known as the origin of the hamaya, a now-common arrow-shaped talisman for warding away evil-in the Edo period, Japanese physician Hiraga Gennai came up with the idea for the hamaya after seeing an arrow being sold at a teahouse in front of the shrine which was claimed to be Yoshioki's.

    「上神明天祖神社」に続いて、「新田神社」にやって参りました。 新田義興の怨霊を鎮めるために建てられた神社だそうです。また、破魔矢の発祥の神社だそうな(案内板によると)。あと、境内に聳える樹齢700年の御神木(大ケヤキ)はパワースポットで御神木に触れると「健康長寿」「病気平癒」「若返り」の御利益を授かるらしいです。 そんな歴史と荘厳さがある一方、この神社にあるのは、石の卓球台(社務所でラケットを無料...

  • Unicorn Gundam Statue
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Koto-ku Aomi 1-1-10 Diver City Tokyo Plaza 2F Festival Hiroba
  • Shinjuku I-LAND Tower LOVE Object
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Nishi-shinjuku 6-5-1
    "This public art installation is at the entrance of the 44-story high-rise building Shinjuku i-Land, home to offices, apartments, and a vocational school. One of the most famous landmarks in Tokyo, the huge red piece of object art was created by the American artist Robert Indiana. It's been a rendezvous spot for couples in many movies and TV dramas. There is also an urban legend that if you can pass between the ""V"" and ""E"" without touching them, the love you seek will come to pass."
  • Baiganji Temple Weeping Cherries
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Ome-shi Nakacho 235
    This ancient Shingon Buddhist temple is recorded to have been founded in the Chotoku era (995-998) by mid-Heian period priest Kancho. The temple enshrines a statue and foot imprint of the great priest Kobo Daishi, and it is said stepping on this foot imprint endows one with the same spiritual merit as walking the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage. The weeping cherry tree standing in front of the main temple building has been designated a Natural Monument by Ome City. The huge, three-meter-tall tree is 150 years old. Said to be the sister tree to the weeping cherry on the grounds of the Kongoji Temple, another ancient temple in the city, each year, usually around the beginning of April, the tree comes into bloom, creating extraordinarily beautiful and elegant scenery. During this time, many tourists come to see the tree and its blossom-covered branches which hang so far down they practically touch the ground, and the tree is one of the most famous cherry trees in Tokyo.

    青梅にある梅岩寺の枝垂れ桜です。 山に囲まれた中にあって、気持ちの良い光景で素晴らしいです。見応えがあります。

  • Harimazaka Cherry Blossom Avenue
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Koishikawa 4, 5 chome boundary
    Harimazaka is a hill named after a residence which once stood in the area that was used by the Matsudaira governors of Harima Province. In 1960 when the hill was paved, some 150 cherry trees were planted along the road; today they create a splendid avenue of cherry blossoms in spring, delighting countless visitors every year. The Bunkyo City Cherry Blossom Festival is held annually between late March and early April when the cherry blossoms are at their peak.
  • Komatsugawa Senbon-zakura
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Edogawa-ku Komatsugawa 123-chome Chisaki
    A five-minute walk from Higashi-ojima Station on the Toei Subway Shinjuku Line. This two-kilometer-long stretch of the land, extending south-north from the area near Higashi-ojima Station to the Keiyo Road, has been planted with rows of cherry trees. Some 1,000 cherry trees, including Yoshino cherries, Oshima cherries, and eight other varieties, grow alongside the Arakawa River weir, which was built to protect the area from flooding. During the Komatsugawa Senbonzakura Festival, held each year in spring, a variety of events are held here and the area bustles with visitors. From March until November, you can do barbecuing here and take in the beautiful flowers and greenery.
  • Jidaiya
    9 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Kaminarimon 2-3-5
    This company operates a tourist rickshaw service and offers hands-on learning experiences relating to Japanese culture in 2 Chome, Kaminarimon, Taito City. They also put on performances of traditional arts including Japanese drums and shamisen. They have set up an array of services including traveling old-fashioned picture-story shows, traveling dagashi sweet markets, Japanese style weddings, and a lending program for Japanese tools.

    My husband and I did the private tea ceremony experience, which took about 45 minutes. Our host was so lovely and sweet, and taught us about the ceremonial traditions, the pride hosts have in serving...

  • Mugiyama Floating Bridge
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Nishitama-gun Okutamamachi Kawano
    "A floating bridge on Lake Okutama, one of Tokyo's prime water sources. Commonly called the ""Drum Can Bridge,"" it gives visitors the chance to walk across Lake Okutama. The 220-meter-long bridge was built to provide foot access to the far shore at the time the dam was built. Originally drum cans provided flotation, but today this is done with polyethylene and styrofoam. The bridge doesn't sway much or get much spray, so kids can cross safely too. Still, watch your step as there are some gaps."
  • Shiromaru Dam Control Lake
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Nishitama-gun Okutamamachi
    A power generating dam completed in 1962. It delivers water to the Shiromaru Power Plant and the Tamagawa 3rd Power Plant, generating a total of about 17,000 kilowatts of electricity. The smallish concrete gravity dam is about 30 meters high and 61 meters across the top. It also has the largest fish ladder in Tokyo. These structures provide passage for fish, and varieties including yamame salmon, sweetfish, and rainbow trout use Shiromaru Dam's when swimming upstream. There are only 30 fish ladders in the whole country, and it is rare for a dam of this size to have one.
  • Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa Japanese Garden
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Minato-ku Takanawa 3-13-1
    This hotel is located a five-minute walk from the Takanawa Exit of JR Shinagawa Station. The Japanese garden, surrounded on three sides by Prince Hotels, has been planted with a variety of plant life and is also a famous and renowned destination for cherry blossom viewing in the spring. Some 17 varieties of cherry trees alone grow in the garden, including Kawazu, Oshima, Yoshino, and hill cherries. The garden holds a cherry blossom festival each year in spring, and during this time the cherry trees are lit up at night; the hotels also offer special flower viewing lodging and meal plans. In addition, the garden is dotted with historic sites such as a temple belfry and Kannondo temple hall.
  • Nakano-dori Avenue
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Nakano-ku Nakano 5- Matsugaoka 2
    The common name of Tokyo Metropolitan Road Route 420. Running approximately seven kilometers between Yamate-dori Avenue and Kannana-dori Avenue, it connects Sasazuka in Shibuya Ward and Nishi-Ochiai in Shinjuku Ward. The roughly two-kilometer stretch from Nakano Station to Shin-ome Kaido Avenue through Araiyakushi Temple is one of Tokyo's leading cherry blossom spots. About 300 cherry trees are planted along both sides of the road, and at their peak they form an arch of blossoms over the road. Araiyakushi Park is the main venue for the Nakano-dori Sakura Festival, a major event during the period attended by over 100,000 visitors. It features a variety of events including stage performances of singing and hula dancing, as well as a karaoke competition, brass band performance, and a parade.
  • Otaka no Michi Path Masugata no Ike Pond Springs
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Kokubunji-shi Higashimotomachi 3 Nishimotomachi 1
    "A 12-minute walk from the south exit of Nishi-Kokubunji Station on the JR Chuo Line and Musashino Line. Today maintained as a 350-meter-long walking path, this little lane's name means ""the Falcon's Path"" and is derived from the fact that it was designated as a falconry area by the Owari-Tokugawa clan in the Edo period. Visitors can enjoy walking and seasonal scenery in an area which is considered one of Kokubunji's most beautiful. Masugata no Ike Pond Springs was selected for inclusion in the Ministry of the Environment's Top 100 Famous Water list and was also selected for inclusion in a list of the 57 most famous springs areas in Tokyo by the Tokyo metropolitan government. The calla-lilies, which can be seen from the walking path along the stream from spring through early summer, are also a popular sight."

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