Tokyo Travel Guide: See and Do


Tokyo International Forum (Ginza/ Tsukiji)
3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku FREE
(JR Yamanote line to Yurakucho, central exit)
This little piece of art looks like a glass ship and at night the Eastern hall is lit by lights.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Offices (Shinjuku &West Tokyo)
2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
9am – 11pm
(Oedo line to Tochomae, exit A4)
Look west on clear days for Mt Fuji when at the observatories on the 45th floor.

Ghibli Museum (Mitaka)
1-1-83 Shimo Renjaku, Mitaka-shi
10am – 6pm Wednesday – Monday¥ 1000
(JR Chuo line to Mitaka, south exit)

Mori Art Museum (Roppongi)
52nd Floor Mori Tower, Roppongi Hills
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
10am- 10pm Wednesday – Monday ¥1500
10am – 5pm Tuesday
(Hibiya line to Roppongi, exit 1)

Sky Deck
10am – 10pm Wednesday – Monday – Additional ¥300
Central and Open Air views of the city on the 52nd floor

National Museum of Modern Art (MOMAT) (Asakusa)
3-1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda-ku
10am – 5pm Tuesday – Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
10am – 8pm Friday- ¥ 420
(Tozai line to Takebashi, exit 1B)

National Science Museum (Ueno)
Kokuritsu Kagakyu Hakubutsukan
7-20 Ueno-koen, Taito-ku
9am – 5pm Tuesday – Thursday, Saturday & Sunday ¥ 600
9am – 8pm Friday
(Jr Yamanote line to Ueno, Ueno-koen exit)

Tokyo National Museum (Ueno)
13-9 Ueno-koen, Taito-ku
9.30 am – 5pm Tuesday – Thursday - ¥ 600
9.30 am – 8pm Friday
9.30 am – 6pm Saturday and Sunday
(JR Yamanote line to Ueno, Ueno-koen exit)

Pokemon Centre
1-2-3 Kaigan,Minato Umeda
Actually located within a shopping complex across from Ikea, die hard fans must go.

Tokyo Anime Centre – (Akihabara)
4-14-1 Soto-kanda, Chiyoda-ku
2nd Floor Akihabara UDX Buiding
11am – 7pm Tuesday – Sunday
(JR Yamanote line to Akihabara, Electric Town Exit)

japan sensoji shrine people


Imperial Palace East Garden
Kokyo Higashi-gyoen
9am – 4.30pm Tuesday – Thursday
(Maranouchi line to Otemachi, exit C10)

3-3-9 Kiyosumi, Koto-ku9am – 5pm ¥150
(Oedo line to Kiyosumi-Shirakawa, exit A3)

Koishikawa Korakuen (Iidabashi & Northwest Tokyo)
1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo-Ku
9am -5pm ¥300
(JR Sobu line to Iidabashi, exit C3)7 Hectare formal garden famed for plum trees and the Full-Moon bridge

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden (Shibuya and Shinjuku)
11 Naitomachi Shinjuku
9am - 4.30pm, Closed Mondays
Take the train to Shinjuku station 

Hibiya line to Naka-Meguro
Canal lined with sakura with restaurant food stalls.

5am – 11pm
(JR Yamanote line to Ueno, Ueno-koen and Shinobazu exists)
-          Shinobazu Pond (Paddle swan-shaped boats)

Yoyogi - koen
(JR Yamanote line to Harajuku, Omote-sando exit)

japan tokyo sensoji shrine people temple


Meiji Jingju
1-1 Yoyogi Kamizono-cho, Shibuya-Ku
6am – 6pm
(JR Yamanote line to Harajuki, Omote-sando exit)
-          Meiji Jingju-gyoen (inner garden)
            9am – 4.30 pm ¥ 500

2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku
24 hrs
(Ginza line to Asakusa, exit 1)
There are rows and rows of shops, food stalls and souvenirs flanking the path leading to the temple. 


Tokyo Sky Tree (Asakusa)
1 Oshiage, Sumida-ku
8am – 10pm All days ¥ 2000 and ¥ 3000
(Hanzomon line to Oshiage, Sky Tree Exit)
-          350m Observation Deck
-          450m Observation Deck

Tokyo Tower (Roppongi)
4-2-8 Shiba-koen, Minato-Ku
9am – 10pm All days - ¥ 600
(Oedo line to Akabanebashi, Akabanebashi exit)
-          Observation Deck at 150m
-          Special Deck at 250m


Ueno Zoo
9-83 Ueno-koen, Taito-ku
9.30am -5pm Tue-Sun ¥ 600
(JR Yamanote line to Ueno, Ueno-Koen Exit)
Two giant pandas because what is not to love?


Tokyo Joypolis (Odaiba/Tokyo Bay)
1-6-1 Daiba, Minato-ku
3rd – 5th floors, Decks Tokyo
10am – 11pm Unlimited Passport Tickets: ¥3900
After 5pm Unlimited Passport Tickets are: 2900
(Yurikamome line to Odaiba Kaihin-koen)
3 Story indoor amusement park, operated by Sega. Action rides, roller costers. 

Tokyo Disney Resort – Disneyland and DisneySea (Odaiba/Tokyo Bay
1-1 Maihama, Urayasu-shi
1 Day Ticket for one park: ¥6200
(JR Keiyo Line to Maihama)


Oedo Onsen Monogatari (Odaiba & Tokyo Bay)
2-6-3 Aomi, Koto-ku ¥1480
11am – 8am
(Yurijamome line to Telecom Centre, Rinkai line to Tojyo Teleport with free shuttlebus)



Mitsukoshi (Department Store)
4-6-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku
10am – 8pm
(Ginza line to Ginza, exit A7 & A11)
Tax refund counter on second floor of mezzanine. You can also find your typical high end stores like Prada, Chanel, LV etc and other stores like Zara, H&M and Uniqlo. Although do visit this Uniqlo if you're a fan - it's 11 stories high and the flagship store of this illustrious Japanese brand, so to speak. 


Okura (Fashion and Accessories)
20-11 Sarugaku-Cho, Shibuya-ku
11.30am – 8pm Monday – Friday
11am – 8.30pm Saturday and Sunday
(Tokyu Toyoko line to Daitanyama)


Tokyu Hands (Souvenirs)
12-18 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku
(JR Yamanote line to Shibuya, Hachiko exit)


Takeshita-dori (Variety)
(JR Yamanote line to Harajuku, Takeshita exit)
Markets, mobile phone charms and the best crepes around.

Oriental Bazaar (Souvenirs)
5-3-13 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
10am – 6pm Monday – Wednesday & Friday – Sunday
(JR Yamanote line to Harajuku, Omote-sando exit)


Don Quijote (Variety)
1-16-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku
24 hrs
(JR Yamanote line to Shinjuku, east exit)

Isetan (Department store)
3-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
10am – 8pm
(Marunouchi line to Shinjuku-sanchome, exists B3, B4 and B5)
The Isetan Food Court has been my new found best friend in Japan. You can find anything and everything food wise - if you're stuck for ideas for food, you definitely won't be if you visit Isetan.


Tsukiji Fish Market
5-2 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku
5am Monday – Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday
(Oedo Line to Tsukijishijo, exists A1 &A2)

Outer Market
5-2 Tskiji, Chuo-ku
8am -2pm Monday – Tuesday , Thursday – Saturday
Vendors hawk sea related goods, with a cluster of sushi restaurants inside the markets.