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14 Top Activities in Tokyo

It’s the biggest city in the world by several metrics, and the possibilities for what you can do in Tokyo are endless. That’s why we’ve narrowed down the top activities for when you touch down in this buzzing megacity. Working through this list will give you a healthy variety of truly Tokyo experiences, and you can even make reservations ahead of time to have your trip all planned out!

Top Activities in Tokyo

Index

  • Tokyo Disney Resort in Maihama

  • Go-Kart Cosplay

  • Sumo Wrestling in Ryogoku

  • Edo Cut Glass in Sumida

  • Toyosu Fish Market

  • Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki in Asakusa

  • Kabuki in Ginza

  • The Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku

  • The Samurai Museum in Shinjuku

  • Tokyo Nightlife

  • Top-notch Sushi

  • Baseball at Tokyo Dome in Suidobashi

  • Kawaii Monster Cafe in Harajuku

  • Animal Cafes

  • Tokyo Disney Resort in Maihama

    Tokyo Disneyland

    Tokyo Disneyland

    Okay, Tokyo Disney isn’t technically in Tokyo. But you can get from Tokyo Station to Maihama Station in Chiba in only 20 minutes on the Keiyo Line, which is close enough. Tokyo Disney offers a full selection of attractions in a relatively compact space, and the Resort is split into two sections: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. Disneyland is almost always crowded, so if you buy a ticket ahead of time then you won’t have to wait in line for same day tickets before you enter the park, meaning you can stroll right in.

    Tokyo DisneySea

    Tokyo DisneySea

    You’ll want to spend a full day at each park, so if you’re planning on going to both Disneyland and DisneySea, then set aside two days for the trip. As for places to stay, you don’t need to commit to an official Disney Hotel. There are much cheaper options around nearby Urayasu Station that will get the job done, so do a little looking before you head out to your Disney dreamland.

    Popular tours:
    Tokyo Disneyland Tickets 1 Day Pass (Direct Entry Tickets)(Voyagin)
    Tokyo DisneySea Tickets 1 Day Pass (Direct Entry Tickets)(Voyagin)

    Tokyo Disneyland
    Address
    Chiba Pref. Urayasushi Maihama 1-1
    Phone
    0570008632
  • Go-Kart Cosplay

    Go-Kart Roppongi

    Go-Kart Roppongi

    By now you’ve probably seen the YouTube videos of people cruising around Tokyo in go-karts while dressed as anime or video game characters. Now you can have a go, too!

    Go-Kart Asakusa

    Go-Kart Asakusa

    Go-Kart Akihabara

    Go-Kart Akihabara

    There are several companies that operate in Asakusa, Akihabara, Roppongi, and Shinagawa, all with different routes offered. So you can find the course that suits your image of the perfect Tokyo go-kart cruise and don your favorite outfit for a drive to remember. You will need a passport and an international driver’s license, though, so be sure to check the list of requirements before you sign up.

    Popular tours:
    37% OFF Go-Kart Asakusa in Tokyo(Voyagin)
    20% OFF Go-Kart Roppongi in Tokyo(Voyagin)
    Rent a Go-Kart and ride around Akihabara Tokyo!(Voyagin)

  • Sumo Wrestling in Ryogoku

    Sumo Wrestling in Ryogoku

    Sumo Wrestling in Ryogoku

    Sumo Wrestling in Ryogoku

    Sumo Wrestling in Ryogoku

    It’s the national sport of Japan, and you’ll have the chance to see wrestlers weighing over 100 kilos smash and crash into each other up close and personal at their morning training session. In this guided tour you’ll interact with Sumo wrestlers who haven’t made it big, yet, so you’ll have the option to take pictures with them and even share a meal on the sumo diet. If the timing for your trip is right, you could see a real sumo tournament, where the wrestlers go at it with all their might. The sheer force of the sport is sure to leave an impression.

    Popular tours:
    Sumo Wrestling Tokyo—Early Morning Training Sumo Stable Tour(Voyagin)
    Get Tickets for the 2019 Tokyo Sumo Wrestling Tournaments(Voyagin)
    Watch Morning Sumo Training & Intermingle with Wrestlers!(Voyagin)
    Stroll around the sumo district and feel the spirit of Edo!(Voyagin)

    Ryogoku(Sobu Line)
    Address
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Yokoami 1-chome
    Phone
  • Edo Cut Glass in Sumida

    Edo Cut Glass in Sumida

    Edo Cut Glass in Sumida

    Edo Kiriko is the traditional Japanese style of carving delicate patterns into the glass, and you can make your own at Sumida Edo-kirikokan. The cut glass patterns are normally geometric and symmetrical, standing in sharp relief from the glass’s bright colors that will paint ornate designs on whatever surface they’re placed on. The experience of making one yourself will take about 90 minutes. You get to pick which color glass you’d like to carve, and then you go about carving it after some instruction from a guide. Of course, you can take it home with you afterwards for a handmade souvenir blending past and present.

    Popular tours:Make Old Tokyo Cut Glass in Sumida, Tokyo(Voyagin)

    Sumidaedokirikokan
    rating 9 Reviews
    Address
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Taihei 2-10-9
    Phone
    0336234148
  • Toyosu Fish Market

    Toyosu Fish Market

    Toyosu Fish Market

    Toyosu Fish Market

    Toyosu Fish Market

    In the world of early morning activities, Toyosu Market stands at the top. After being relocated from Tsukiji, the fish market in Toyosu still holds the famous Tuna Auction that put the market on the map all those years ago. A guided tour will take you around the market, explaining the goods and customs before you get to ask questions of a tuna broker yourself. Afterwards you can have sushi right in the market, which is likely as fresh as you’re bound to find it in Tokyo. It all makes for a morning that’ll get your blood pumping in classic Tokyo style.

    Popular tours:Tuna Auction and Tokyo's New Toyosu Fish Market Tour(Voyagin)

    豊洲市場
    Address
    東京都江東区豊洲6-6-1
    Phone
    03-6633-0308
  • Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki in Asakusa

    Asakusa Imahan

    Asakusa Imahan

    For the unfamiliar, shabu-shabu is a dish where you dip thinly sliced meat into a broth with vegetables, and sukiyaki is a dish where you simmer beef in a sweet and salty mixture of soy sauce, mirin, and sugar, then dip it in an egg. Both are quality examples of Japanese cuisine, and really, really good.

    Imafuku Michelin 1-star Shabu-shabu

    Imafuku Michelin 1-star Shabu-shabu

    Imahan in Asakusa is a long-standing restaurant that serves the best of the best of both dishes, and it’s extremely well known even among Japanese. Consistently mentioned in the running for the top sukiyaki and shabu-shabu restaurants in Tokyo, Imahan spoils you with its specially selected black wagyu beef.
    Imafuku in Shirogane-takanawa is a high-class restaurant that received a Michelin star for its wagyu beef and sirloin sukiyaki. The chic interior offers a relaxed atmosphere to savor the top sirloin and fillet in their shabu-shabu and sukiyaki dishes.

    Popular tours:
    Reserve Asakusa Imahan Shabu-shabu/Sukiyaki Restaurant Tokyo(Voyagin)
    Reserve Imafuku Michelin 1-star Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki Tokyo(Voyagin)

    Imahan Honsha
    Address
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Nishiasakusa 2-17-12
    Phone
    0338414023
    Imafuku
    Address
    Tokyo Minato Shirokane 1-12-19
    Phone
    05020180982
  • Kabuki in Ginza

    Kabuki in Ginza

    Kabuki in Ginza

    This traditional Japanese mode of theater incorporates stylized makeup, sining, and dancing into the dramas unfolding on stage. With one inclusive tour, you’ll be able to watch one act of a Kabuki performance. While the performance itself will be in classical Japanese, you’ll have your own listening device that will allow you to follow along with the performance. After the show, you’ll be guided around Ginza with a chance to pop into shops that sell chopsticks, incense, and other crafts, as well as rice crackers and Japanese confections. It’s a tour that will give you a taste of uniquely Japanese art and culture.

    Popular tours:Enjoy Kabuki and Japanese Traditional Culture in Ginza(Voyagin)

    Kabukiza Theatre
    Address
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 4-12-15
    Phone
    0335456800
  • The Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku

    Now a mainstay in the Tokyo sightseeing lists of tourists from all over the world, the Robot Restaurant is decidedly not about the food. Yes, you can order light fare and drinks while the performance is happening, but you’ll be hard-pressed to take your eyes off of the laser debauchery unfolding before you. Everything is reflective and neon and bright and loud, and the performance includes robot battles, live singing, and all kinds of dancing in a space that will make you feel like you’ve stepped into another dimension. This is a must-see for anybody on their first trip to Tokyo.

    Popular tours:34% OFF 新宿ロボットレストラン割引予約<Voyagin限定特典付き!>(Voyagin)

    Robot Restaurant
    rating 5104 Reviews
    Address
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Kabukichou 1-7-1 Shinjuku Robot Building B2
    Phone
    0332005500
  • The Samurai Museum in Shinjuku

    The Samurai Museum in Shinjuku

    The Samurai Museum in Shinjuku

    A mention of Japan brings an image of samurai, and you can discover their history and creed at the Samurai Museum. With an enviable assembly of all things samurai, from ancient swords to ornate armor sets to matchlock rifles, the museum takes you on a journey to the Japan of old for a first-hand look at the warrior class. The museum includes a free sword battle performance 4 times a day, and you’ll also have the opportunity to do a samurai outfit yourself for some great pictures. Open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., it’s an easy museum to fit into your itinerary.

    Popular tours:Ticket Reservation for Samurai Museum in Shinjuku, Tokyo!(Voyagin)

    Samurai Museum
    rating 1463 Reviews
    Address
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Kabukichou 2-25-6 Yongwa 6th Building 1F
    Phone
    0364576411
  • Tokyo Nightlife

    Tokyo Nightlife

    Tokyo Nightlife

    For a guaranteed great night out in Tokyo, you’ll want someone who knows the ropes. Sifting through the options on your phone while sitting in a bar somewhere isn’t how you want to spend the precious time of one of your Tokyo nights, so team up with a pro who will take you around to the hot spots. Start with a few local bars then head over to the trendy clubs for a full night on the town that’s bound to be a time to remember.

    Popular tours:Tokyo Nightlife—Enjoy A Night Out with A Tokyo Insider(Voyagin)

  • Top-notch Sushi

    Sushi Arai

    Sushi Arai

    Chances are if you think of Japanese food, sushi comes first to mind. During your visit, there’ll be all kinds of chances to have sushi, from conveyor belt sushi bars to underground restaurants to the authentic Edomae style. But you don’t want to miss the opportunity to eat at a Michelin-ranked restaurant while you’re in town.

    Sushi Masuda

    Sushi Masuda

    Sushi Harutaka

    Sushi Harutaka

    Sushi Arai in Ginza serves up Edomae style sushi, and it also holds a Michelin star. There are only 7 seats at the counter, so you’ll see the sushi prepared firsthand.
    Sushi Harutaka, also in Ginza, has a Michelin star, and it’s operated by a former apprentice of the illustrious Chef Jiro. The sushi dinner is a multi-course affair, with appetizers and side dishes to compliment the main nigiri course.
    Sushi Masuda in Omotesando holds 2 Michelin stars, and it’s run by a disciple of Chef Jiro, as well. The seasonings for the sushi are unique and complex, providing a new experience even for sushi veterans.
    You can’t go wrong with any of these choices; each represents the best of the best of Tokyo sushi.

    Popular tours:
    Reserve Sushi Arai Michelin 1-Star Sushi Restaurant Tokyo(Voyagin)
    Reserve Sushi Masuda Michelin 2-Star Restaurant in Tokyo(Voyagin)
    Reservation for Sushi Harutaka, Michelin 1-star, Tokyo(Voyagin)

    鮨 あらい
    Address
    東京都中央区銀座8-10-2 ルアンビルB1
    Phone
    鮨 ます田
    Address
    東京都港区南青山5-8-11 BC南青山プロパティーB1
    Phone
    03-6418-1334
    青空
    Address
    東京都中央区銀座8-5-8 銀座かわばたビル3F
    Phone
    03-3573-1144
  • Baseball at Tokyo Dome in Suidobashi

    Baseball at Tokyo Dome in Suidobashi

    Baseball at Tokyo Dome in Suidobashi

    Watching a baseball game in Japan is an active process. You’ll be following the lead of the crowd as you cycle through all types of songs and chants that play to the beat of the game. It’s an electric experience that will keep you on your feet. The Yomiuri Giants play their home games at the Tokyo Dome, and you can get your hands on tickets that range from box seats to right behind home plate. There are still games played in the off-season, so chances are you can find a game during your trip. Tickets go fast, though, so reserve yours in advance!

    Popular tours:Yomiuri Tokyo Giants Schedule & Tickets Tokyo Dome Baseball(Voyagin)

    Tokyo Dome
    Address
    Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Kouraku 1-3-61
    Phone
    0358009999
  • Kawaii Monster Cafe in Harajuku

    Kawaii Monster Cafe in Harajuku

    Kawaii Monster Cafe in Harajuku

    This is Tokyo pop culture like you’ve seen in the vivid videos of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. It’s a dynamic space to feast your senses on, with 4 separate themes that all represent different and peculiar imaginings of Kawaii culture from designer Sebastian Masuda. That’s not all, though. The cafe offers performances and special events, as well as periodic social gatherings. Plus, you can order alcoholic drinks and food that will delight with their unusual colors and shapes. Kawaii Monster Cafe is a themed dining that can certainly only be found in Tokyo.

    Popular tours:Reservation for Kawaii Monster Cafe Tokyo Pop Culture Night(Voyagin)

    Kawaii Monster Cafe
    Address
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae 4-31-10YM square 4F
    Phone
    0354136142
  • Animal Cafes

    Animal Cafes

    Animal Cafes

    While it’s pretty difficult to encounter wild animals in the concrete metropolis that is Tokyo, recently several cafes have opened that offer the chance to pet species that are little rarer than standard dogs and cats (although they are adorable). This new breed of cafe is all the rage, with locations featuring animals like owls, hedgehogs, snakes, and even lizards. So take a trip on the wild side while you’re in Tokyo and find a cafe that gives you the chance to pet an animal not normally found in your daily surroundings. Because there’s still adventure to be had in the concrete jungle.

    Popular tours:Play with cute hedgehogs at a cafe in Harajuku, Tokyo!(Voyagin)

    Animal Cafes

    Animal Cafes

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