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 decided to go to Tokyo Tower in the evening. If you have time, I recommend to travel by foot (from Hamamatsucho station) as I saw many interesting places including Shrines.

  • 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.

    this place is famous for tourists to come for eating and shopping street. you can find everything from here. it like as china town of Tokyo. but the price of goods, you need to check. some times it...

  • 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.

    My travelling companion and I enjoyd our time in these gardens and particularly found the information about the reconstuctured duck hunting blinds and the remains of an old moat very interesting. The...

  • 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.
  • 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.

    Very cheap entrance fee of 150jpy and totally worth it. It was very peaceful even though it was crowded. The scenery was very beautiful. I enjoyed walking all the way around and watching families and...

  • Shinjuku Gyoen
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    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Naitoumachi 11
    This garden, straddling Shinjuku and Shibuya wards has 58.3 hectares in size and a circumference of 3.5 kilometers. It was created as the Imperial garden in 1906 on the site of the residence that belonged to the Naito family, the feudal lord of Takato in Shinshu region and opened to the public after World WarⅡ. Famous as a modern western-style garden, it blends French Formal Garden, English Landscape Garden, and Japanese Traditional Garden and visitors can enjoy beautiful scenery with about 10,000 trees each season. The garden was selected as one of the top 100 spots in Japan to see cherry blossoms, and from early February to late April, visitors enjoy about 65 varieties of cherry blossom of over 1,100 cherry trees.
  • 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.

    I came here mid-November on a sunny afternoon and it was wonderful. The house really wasnt of interest to me...it was all about the gardens. The roses were is bloom, but so was autumn in the...

  • 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.

    If you find yourself in Sunshine City Ikebukuro, this is the observatory at the top. The place is built with interactive installations through the walk around the building but I think the best view...

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    This is a big place! This visit was in July, so it was HOT, but there were lots of places to get out of the sun. I enjoyed walking around and seeing the manicured trees and shrubs.

  • Shinjuku Nomura Building Observation Deck
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    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Nishishinjuku 1-26-2 Shinjuku Nomura Building 50F
    A building located at 1 Chome Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo. Restaurants, rental meeting rooms, and clinics occupy floors B2 through 5. The 49th and 50th floors are sky restaurant floors, and here you can enjoy a meal along with beautiful scenery.

    There are a number of buildings in Shinjuku with great views from the top. Best view Ive ever seen of Mt. Fuji was from the top of this building. Could have been the weather. But worth a quick...

  • 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.
  • 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...

  • 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.
  • Akasaki Boardwalk
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    Tokyo Kozushima Mura Kobe Yama 1
    A 15-minute drive from Kozushima Port. This wooden walkway is located a short distance west along the road from the island's northernmost tip. Along its 500-meter-long length, you can take in views not only of the area's deep-blue sea but also the Izu Islands and other islands, and even Mt. Fuji. A shop (only open in the summer) is located nearby and there are steps along the walkway which extend down to the sea, making it possible to use the inlet along which the walkway is built for swimming. There's also a diving platform! The walkway is also a popular destination to take photos of the area's star-filled skies at night.

    We went on a rainy and windy day, completely out of season. The place was, as expected, dead, but it is so easy to imagine what this place is like in summer. The wooden structures are well build, and...

  • 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.
  • Joyful Minowa Shopping Street
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    Tokyo Arakawa-ku Minami-senju 1-19-1 Joyful Hall
    "This all-weather shopping street is covered by a roof and follows the Toden Arakawa Line, extending from the Minowabashi stop to the Arakawa-Icchumae stop. The shopping street has existed since the early-modern Taisho period. The Nakanoshima Benzaiten, a small shrine which is one of the Arakawa Seven Gods of Fortune, stands near the shopping street's west entrance. The shopping street is filled with old-fashioned fruit and vegetable shops, butcher shops, clothing stores, a supermarket, and a variety of other establishments. The shopping street is visited by particularly large numbers of people in the evening, and its shops selling side dishes at reasonable prices are quite popular during this time. The 11th of each month is ""Nakanoshima Benzaiten Day,"" and on this day shops hold special bargain sales and events are also held in the shopping street."

    If you want to experience the daily life of down to earth people of Tokyo, visit this shopping street in the old slam of Sanya. Go hungry and get great street food such as tempura on a stick , fried...

  • Meijijingu Gaien, Ginko Trees
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Kitaoyama 2
    Famous ginko trees which stretch from Aoyama-dori Street all the way to Meiji-jingu Gaien. This is a popular filming location for movies and TV dramas and Japan's No. 1 spot for viewing autumn leaves. 146 ginko trees form a beautiful yellow tunnel in the fall. There are more ginko trees at Aoyama, which is a great location for a fashionable metropolitan atmosphere. View the autumn leaves between November and December when the Meiji-jingu Gaien Icho Matsuri Ginko Festival is held every year and food stands line the streets.

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