Sightseeing Spot Spots in Tokyo Area

  • TV Asahi
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    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.

    The place is so beautiful, i love animation and the place is lit the show . I love everything in this place .

  • Marugoto Nippon
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    Tokyo Taitou-ku Asakusa 2-6-7
    Marugoto Nippon is a commercial facility that was created in Asakusa around the end of 2015. It features four floors filled with famous gourmet items from each of Japan’s 47 prefectures and daily use items resplendent in traditional colors. The food market and lifestyle market feature an abundant variety of items, from fresh produce shipped directly from local producers to daily articles and accessories, and the facility is visited by many tourists including foreigners. It is popular for its food halls that allows patrons to eat as they virtually walk around the whole country while still remaining in Asakusa. There are also cooking classes where students can learn how to make Japanese home cooking.

    Marugoto Nippon is a department store that boasts of an excellently curated assortment of food, crafts, souvenirs from all over Japan. Items tend to be on the pricier side; especially when compared...

  • Hanegi Park
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    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.

    Took a little afternoon side trip to this park from Shibuya. Nice break to the hectic citylife in central Tokyo. During my visit the plum trees had just started blossoming and the area was filled...

  • Tetsugakudo Park
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    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.

  • Meguro River Cherry Trees
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    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.
  • Nitta Shrine
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    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.

    I went there to be relax.But the place was not calm. There were many people and a Sinto priest and some staffs were not kind to me. I think they just want to make money. Because the run a souvenir...

  • Harimazaka Cherry Blossom Avenue
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    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.
  • Jidaiya
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    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...

  • Takao Baigo
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    Tokyo Hachioji-shi Uratakaomachi Nishiasakawamachi
    This is the collective name for the plum forest and trees scattered along Old Koshu Highway and the Kobotoke River. Its promenades include the Yuhodo plum forest, Sekisho plum forest, Tenjin plum forest, Arai plum forest, Yunohana plum forest, Surusashi plum forest, Kogesawa plum forest, Kobotoke plum forest, etc. In March, the best season for sightseeing the area, it is one of the best spots to view plum flowers in Tokyo, with about 10,000 red and white plum trees displaying their colors over about 4.5 kilometers. The Takao Baigo Plum Festival, which is held every March, includes stalls, food shops and koto performances at each plum forest. Among them, the Kobotoke plum forest, said to be the birthplace of Takao Baigo, is a must-see.

    2月下旬から3月上旬にかけて旧甲州街道と小仏川沿いに約10,000本の紅白の梅が咲き誇ります。今回は陣馬山から縦走。景信山から下山し木下沢梅林で観梅。ちょうど見頃にあたり、見事な梅を見ることができました。その他の梅林や催しはバス車中から眺めるのみでしたが、歩いて周っている方も多数。ただ帰りに途中のバス停から乗ろうとしても満員で乗れない事が多いので、週末に行かれる方は要注意です。

  • Sumida Park
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    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
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    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.
  • Telecom Center Observatory
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    Tokyo Koutou-ku Aomi 2-5-10
    This gallery-style observation deck is located on the 21st floor of the Telecom Center Building in the Aomi area of Odaiba. Visitors can relax and enjoy the nightscape from window-side tables in this hidden spot that is frequently relatively uncrowded. The deck’s large windows offer sweeping views of Odaiba landmarks such as the Tokyo Gate Bridge and the Rainbow Bridge, as well as the lit up Tokyo Tower from among the vast expanse of Tokyo’s buildings. The closest station is Telecom Center Station.
  • Minamisawa Ajisai Mountain
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    Tokyo Akirunoshi Fukasawa 368
    A mountain located in Akiruno City a 30 minute drive from the Akiruno Interchange renowned for its bigleaf hydrangeas. There's a hiking course a 40 minute walk from JR Musashi-Itsukaichi Station in the city of Itsukaichi that is visited by around 10 thousand people during the blooming season from mid-June to early July. The mountain is private property. Some 10 thousand bigleaf hydrangeas, diligently cultivated by the mountain's owner, cover its steep slopes. The silence of the forest and the magnificent blossoms of the hydrangeas create a magical panorama that soothes visitors to the mountain. A climbing fee used for mountain maintenance and upkeep is required to visit.
  • Otaka no Michi Path Masugata no Ike Pond Springs
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    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."
  • Ikegami Baien (Plum Garden)
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    Tokyo Ota-ku Ikegami 2-2-13
    A plum garden located a 20-minute walk from Ikegami Station on the Tokyu Ikegami Line in Ota Ward, Tokyo. The Japanese plum is the official flower of Ota Ward, and around 370 plum trees grow in the garden, blooming with red and white flowers in early spring. Some 800 azaleas and other plants and trees are also grown in the garden, plus there are tearooms and a Japanese-style room. The garden was originally a part of Nihonga Japanese painter Shinsui Ito's home and studio; the site was later gifted to Tokyo on the condition that the garden be preserved.
  • Shinjuku I-LAND Tower LOVE Object
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    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."
  • Mugiyama Floating Bridge
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    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
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    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.
  • Rock Garden
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    Tokyo Oumeshi Mitakesan
    A site along a hiking course on Mt. Mitake where giant boulders brood and cold waters flow. The Rock Garden is referred to as the “Gansekien” on some signs. The forest, moss, rocks, and pure stream create an elegant atmosphere but caution is required on rainy days and days immediately following rainfall when the stream’s waters run high.
  • Nigaoe Coin Laundry
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    Tokyo Katsushika-ku Shibamata 1-43-1
    A laundromat adjacent to the south side platform of Shibamata Station on the Keisei Kanamachi Line. At first glance, it looks like any old laundromat, but inside you will find the walls and ceiling are covered with hand-drawn portraits. Most of the portraits are of politicians, entertainers, athletes, and other celebrities. The portraits have been drawn with a realistic touch. All of the portraits were created by the owner, who says he started making them so customers would have something to look at while they waited for their laundry to be done. Because of its distinctive appearance, the laundromat has been featured on television and in other media and has become locally famous.

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