Other Sightseeing Spots in Tokyo Area

  • Tokyo Tower
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    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.

    I did enjoy going up this tower to the top. The views were very impressive. It is well run with many friendly staff. A must do in Tokyo.

  • Ameyoko Shopping Street (Ameyoko)
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    Tokyo Taitou-ku Ueno 6-10-7
    Located in Tokyo’s Taito City, this is an approximately 500 meter-long market street along the Yamanote Line tracks between Okachimachi and Ueno Stations. The street is lined with all types of shops including grocery stores, clothing stores and miscellaneous good stores, and is well-known for being crammed with people buying goods for the New Year’s holidays during the year-end season.

    Decent value seafood options (including more exotic stuff like shirako, monkfish liver, etc). Has most of the same snacks as in Harajuku apart from crepes. Also some Pachinko and arcade stuff, but...

  • Hama-rikyu Gardens
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Hamarikyuteien
    This is a traditional garden located in the Chuo City of Tokyo with a unique Shioiri-no-ike (pond). “Shioiri” is a technique of drawing in sea water and using its tidal movements to change the shape of the pond. Hama-rikyu is one of the most famous Edo period gardens with its Shioiri-no-ike and its two goose-hunting places. On the island in the middle of the pond is the “Nakajima-no-ochaya (central island teahouse)” where guests can have tea and traditional cakes. The gardens are a nine-minute walk from Shiodome Station. In spring, visitors can enjoy the cherry blossoms, while in autumn cosmos flowers and colorful fall foliage make for splendid sights.

    Definitely not the nicest garden we visited but it was still very nice, and impeccably maintained. There were some lovely cherry blossoms and ponds which reflected the garden and urban backdrop very...

  • Tokyo Skytree (R)
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    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 City View
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 6-10-1 Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 52F / rooftop
    This is an observation deck in Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. It overlooks TOKYO SKYTREE, Tokyo Tower, the Odaiba area, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, etc., and Mt. Fuji and Boso Peninsula in Chiba can also be seen when the weather is fine. It has varying charm from day, sunset and at night, and many visitors return time and again. Exhibitions and events are also held in the indoor observation gallery space, “Sky Gallery”, on the 52nd floor. The nearest station is Roppongi Station.

    This was the highlight of my tower visits... The best one, and free to do, at time of writing. Went up three times... Morning, noon and night. All beautiful. Level 33, accessed from one side by using...

  • Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens
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    Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Kouraku 1
    This is a traditional Japanese garden that was constructed on grounds belonging to the Mito Tokugawa clan in the early Edo period, and is designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty and a Special Historic Site. With an area of more than 70,000 square meters, various seasonal flowers and trees including plum and cherry have been planted around the Daisensui Pond that represents Lake Biwa. It is characteristic for its Chinese references such as scenery named after places in China. In the northern side of the garden visitors can appreciate a tranquil rural landscape that even includes rice paddies. Free guides are available depending on the schedule.

    A nice garden that would be really great with either Autumn colours or cherry blossoms. Otherwise it was a little underwhelming after seeing the fantastic Kenrokuen gardens in Kanazawa. However it...

  • Kiyosumi Gardens
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    Tokyo Koutou-ku Kiyosumi 2 and 3-chome
    This Japanese garden is located in Tokyo’s Koto City. A part of the land is known for the ruins of the mansion of the wealthy merchant Kinokuniya Bunzaemon and is a strolling garden with karesansui (dry gardens) and artificial hills. The premises on the west side of the garden feature an open garden that is a popular hanami, or cherry blossom-viewing, spot in spring. It is one of the Palaces of Scenic Beauty in Tokyo, where irises blossom in June.

    A great strolling garden. Today was a sunny Winter’s day. Lots of wildlife including herons, ducks and sun-baking turtles. As a bonus it includes a monument to the great Haiku poet Basho.

  • Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Gardens
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Kaigan 1
    These are daimyo (feudal lord) gardens in the style of the early Edo period located in Tokyo’s Minato City. They are circuit-style gardens built in the palace of Tadatomo Okubo, an official from the Edo period. Buildings and trees were damaged after the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923, but the next year, in 1924, the garden was donated as part of a marriage celebration from the Imperial Prince to the City of Tokyo, then were restored and opened to the public in April of the same year. In 1979, Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Gardens were nominated as one of the countries’ Places of Scenic Beauty. They are a three-minute walk from Hamamatsucho Station.

    Really nice traditional park and just besides the train station - good for relax. Make sure U take the right exit from train st as otherwise U will need to walk a fair bit

  • SKY CIRCUS Sunshine60 Observatory
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    Tokyo Toshima-ku Higashikebukuro 3-1 Sunshine 60 building 60F
    SKY CIRCUS Sunshine60 Observatory is an enclosed observatory located in Ikebukuro’s landmark high-rise building, Sunshine60. Opening after renovations in April of 2016, the observatory’s facility offers an experience that is a fusion of the view and technology. Centerpiece attractions include TOKYO BULLET FLIGHT which uses VR and the latest 4D technology to see the future Tokyo from the sky, the swing-like experience coaster SWING COASTER and the SKY HALL where one can view the ground surface from the glass floor. Visitors can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view from a height of 251 meters above sea level. Advance reservations can be made on the Internet.

    Went up one day last week. The layout had changed from my last visit ( pre covid) but had fake grass which was nice and other activities ( some have an additional charge) Descriptions of the...

  • Kyu-Iwasaki-tei Gardens
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    Tokyo Taitou-ku Ikenohata 1-3-45
    This is a Tokyo Government-run park located in Taito City. Since the premises with its garden was the principal residence of the Iwasaki clan, who presided over the Mitsubishi zaibatsu, it has been designated as an Important Cultural Property of the country. There is a Japanese-style house based on the classical shoin style of architecture and a Western-style mansion featuring Jacobean motifs of 17th-century England. The impressive balance achieved in the juxtaposition of these two structures had a significant influence on Japanese architecture.

    The house is currently under repair with around 80% covered in scaffolding. I’m afraid you’ll get no pictures of the exterior of the house or hsve access onto the balconies. There is an entrance...

  • Haneda Airport Domestic Passenger Terminal (Big Bird)
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    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.
  • Takeshita Street
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    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae 1
    Continuing from Harajuku Station to Meiji-dori Avenue it is a popular street to mainly young people. Talent shops, unique fashions and stores crowd the 350-meter street. It is a one minute walk from the nearest Harajuku station. It is a wonderful spot to have crepe in one hand and enjoy shopping.
  • Meiji Jingu Gyoen
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    Tokyo Shibuya-ku

    What a beautiful peaceful place to stroll around and also to become aware of some of Japans history. There are many tours going through however they can be avoided. when walking around.And one...

  • SHIBUYA SKY
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    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Shibuya 2-24-12

    This is a good attraction nice view of Tokyo we registered to 14.00 and it was a nice weather you can stay long as you want it was great

  • Rainbow Bridge
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Kaigan 3
    This large suspension bridge connects Tokyo’s Shibaura and Daiba areas. It’s a popular place for a night drive as it is illuminated in seven colors, and frequently appears on television and in movies. It’s 800 meters long, and features a roughly 1.7-kilometer, free pedestrian path that offers views of the bay during the day and of the Tokyo skyline at night.
  • Kyu-Furukawa Gardens
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    Tokyo Kita-ku Nishigahara 1-27-39
    A mansion and gardens constructed in the Taisho period to serve as a residence for the Furukawa family. With the post-war dissolution of the zaibatsu conglomerates, the facility was nationalized. After the property was designated a national Cultural Property in 1982, the grounds and building were refurbished. Today, the mansion serves as an art museum commemorating Yonetaro Otani, a man who built his fortune in the steel and hotel industries. The museum’s tea room is open to the public and here visitors can the beautiful antique interior while sipping a cup of tea. An advance reservation via return postcard is necessary to tour areas other than the tea room.
  • Gyosen Park
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    Tokyo Edogawa-ku Kitakasai 3-2-1
    A 15-minute walk from Nishi-Kasai Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line. Plan and built in 1950, this public park is comprised of a zoo and a Japanese garden area. The lush Japanese garden is a strolling-style garden built around a central pond, and here visitors can take in the beauty of the seasons. In the Genshinan teahouse, you can experience Japanese culture; the park also has a playground and a place for fishing. In the zoo area, you can see red pandas, prairie dogs, birds such as the rhinoceros hornbill, turtles, iguanas, and other animals, and also pet rabbits and guinea pigs.

    This is a MUST if you visit Tokyo during Cherry Blossom Time [last week of March through to late April]. A short walk SE from Shinjuku Station will take you to a Park entrance. It is beautifully laid...

  • Ninomaru Garden
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Chiyoda 1-1
    A circular garden with a central pond, this garden was created in 1968 in accordance with the opening of the Imperial Palace East Gardens to the general public based on a plan drawn by Tokugawa Ieshige, the ninth Tokugawa shogun. A different garden previously existed on the site which records show the third Tokugawa shogun, Tokugawa Iemitsu, had renovated, but this garden was ultimately lost after numerous unrelated fires.

    I’m writing this as the gardens of the Ninomaru palace. The gardens surround the Niko castle, with lots of paths, water features with rocks and the famous Japanese type gardens

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
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    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Nishishinjuku 2-8-1 Tokyo Metropolitan Government first this government office building
    These are free observatories on the 45th floors of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Main Building No. 1, comprised of a North Observation Deck and a South Observation Deck. These are popular places to take in the sights of Tokyo from a height of 202 meters, including Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Opera City, and Mt. Fuji. They are often used as date spots or destinations to bring sightseeing tourists, and in addition to souvenir shops there are also a cafe and restaurant.
  • Nakamise-dori Street
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    Tokyo Taitou-ku Asakusa
    Running from Kaminarimon Gate to Senso-ji, this is one of Japan’s oldest shopping streets with a length of more than 250 meters. There are numerous shops along both sides of the street offering famous Tokyo sweets such as kibidango (millet dumplings), kushidango (mochi dumplings on skewers), ningyo-yaki (sponge cakes in various shapes filled with red bean paste) and kaminari-okoshi (sweet rice crackers) as well as souvenirs geared towards foreign tourists, and here visitors can really enjoy the atmosphere of a Japanese shitamachi (downtown neighborhood). The electric signboards that are beautifully uniform are a must-see.

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