Tokyo City Guide: Top 10 Things to Do

Tokyo City Guide: Top 10 Things to Do in Tokyo

With so much to see and do, Tokyo is an amazing city that needs to be on every traveller’s bucket list. Make sure you’re staying in the right place as there are a number of different areas within Tokyo, and it’s great to be in the heart of it all and near a metro station. Keep reading for 10 things you can’t miss when visiting the hustle and bustle of Tokyo!

Tokyo Cherry Blossom season

Shibuya

An iconic district in Tokyo, Shibuya is home to the one of the busiest intersections in the world, Shibuya Crossing. Located outside Shibuya station, be sure to partake in the organised chaos and take a walk across the intersection. Shibuya really comes to life at night, with numerous food and shopping options to visit while you explore.

 

Chidorigafuchi

If you’re lucky enough to visit Tokyo whilst the cherry blossoms are in bloom, Chidorigafuchi is not to be missed! The Chidorigafuchi moat is northwest of the Imperial Palace and offers stunning views of the cherry blossoms whilst you row down the moat. Bring a rowing buddy so you can get some good shots!

Tokyo Cherry Blossom Season Chidorigafuchi moat

Meiji Shrine 

Located in Shibuya, Tokyo’s most well known shrine is dedicated to Emperor Meiji and the Empress Shoken. From the shrine, walk through into Yoyogi Park (below) for a bit of relaxation away from the busy city.

 

Yoyogi Park

Located close to Harajuku Station, Yoyogi Park offers a peaceful spot in amongst the busy city. You’ll find many walking trails, forested areas and ponds, and it’s a great cherry blossom viewing spot if you are visiting in spring.

Tokyo Cherry Blossom Season Chidorigafuchi moat

Harajuku

The bustling Harajuku is a great area for shopping and taking a look at some quirky street styles. Be sure to take a walk down Takeshita street (located opposite Harajuku Station) for an array of cafes and interesting boutiques.

 

Tsukiji Fish Market

If you’re a morning person, join the 4am line to catch the live tuna auctions at Tsukiji Fish Market. After the auction, explore the inner and outer market and take a look at the stalls selling fresh seafood and sushi.

Tokyo Cherry Blossom Season Chidorigafuchi moat

Ginza

For amazing shopping and dining (yes please!) make your way to the Ginza district. From mega department stores to high end retailers, Ginza has everything to fulfil your shopping needs. Ginza is easy to get to via the metro and a great bustling area to explore.

 

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Located west of downtown Tokyo, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is an urban oasis that makes for a beautiful morning walk and picnic spot. There are three styles of gardens, English, French and Japanese, all of which are beautiful. Blossoming cherry blossom trees can be seen everywhere in the spring.

Tokyo Cherry Blossom Season Chidorigafuchi moat

Sensō-ji Temple

 This Buddhist temple is located in Asakusa, and is one of Tokyo’s most well known and colourful temples. Be sure to visit early or in the evening to avoid the crowds. Pick up some souvenirs on Nakamise street, a shopping street that leads from the outer gate to the temple’s second gate.

 

Tokyo Imperial Palace and Gardens

Located on the former site of Edo Castle, the Imperial Palace is a short walk from Tokyo station. Although you need to book to visit the inner palace (numbers are very limited), the east gardens are free to explore and make for a relaxing walk through various lakes, trees, pavilions and ruins of historic buildings. The Ninomaru Japanese garden is a particularly beautiful spot.

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34 Comments

    • fromluxewithlove
      May 22, 2017 / 7:25 pm

      It’s definitely a beautiful place! Xx

    • fromluxewithlove
      May 23, 2017 / 7:01 am

      Thank you Jessi! And yes it’s such an amazing city!

    • fromluxewithlove
      May 23, 2017 / 7:01 am

      I can’t wait to go back! Xx

    • fromluxewithlove
      May 23, 2017 / 7:01 am

      It’s such a beautiful city!

  1. Tina
    May 23, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    Your photos are sooo dreamy and you’re so lucky you go to see the sakura while in Tokyo! I love Japan so much!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

    • fromluxewithlove
      May 23, 2017 / 8:07 pm

      Aw thank you! And yes the cherry blossoms were so stunning!!

  2. May 23, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    Well detailed places, I actually need this as I want to travel Japan, hopefully soon. The pictures are so real and pretty,

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • fromluxewithlove
      May 23, 2017 / 8:07 pm

      You should definitely get to Japan if you can! So many beautiful places!

    • fromluxewithlove
      May 24, 2017 / 9:21 pm

      Have the best time babe! I miss it already! X

  3. May 24, 2017 / 5:59 am

    I’m definitely jotting down all the places to visit in Tokyo! I’m planning on visiting there in September, so super stoked! Can’t wait to visit Ginza and Harajuku and people watch at the intersection in Shibuya. Any particular ramen places you recommend? :) xo~ Lena
    http://www.thewanderliste.com

    • fromluxewithlove
      May 24, 2017 / 9:22 pm

      Ah so jealous! Have the best time! Go to Ichiran, so good! Xx

    • fromluxewithlove
      May 24, 2017 / 9:22 pm

      Definitely check it out if you can one day!

  4. May 24, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    TYSM for the guide babe, if I ever go to Tokyo I would def read your post again!

    • fromluxewithlove
      May 24, 2017 / 9:22 pm

      Thanks gorgeous girl! Xx

  5. Dabin
    May 24, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    Tokyo in spring looks so beautiful! When I visitied Tokyo about two years ago in late autumn, I loved my stay in there. There are so many things to experience and explore in that city. Thanks for sharing! xx

    Dabin / http://dabindb.blogspot.kr/

    • fromluxewithlove
      May 25, 2017 / 7:51 am

      Spring is such a beautiful time to visit! Tokyo is an amazing city! X

  6. May 24, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    OMG I’d love to go to Japan ! So obsessed and fascinated by this country ! Thanks for your tips. I keep them in mind for when it will happen !
    Plume d’Auré
    http://www.plumedaure.com

    • fromluxewithlove
      May 25, 2017 / 7:52 am

      Definitely try and make it there, you will love it! X

    • fromluxewithlove
      May 25, 2017 / 7:52 am

      It’s an amazing place to visit! Xx

  7. May 24, 2017 / 11:48 pm

    It looks so so pretty! Those blooms! Love it! I have to go one day! Will remember to check back here when I eventually do.
    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com

    • fromluxewithlove
      May 25, 2017 / 7:52 am

      Definitely try and check it out one day, you will love it babe! Xx

  8. May 25, 2017 / 1:17 am

    Beautiful photos! I’d love to visit Tokyo one day! :) xx

    • fromluxewithlove
      May 25, 2017 / 7:53 am

      It’s such an interesting city! I definitely want to go back! xx

    • fromluxewithlove
      May 25, 2017 / 7:53 am

      It is indeed! Xx

    • fromluxewithlove
      May 25, 2017 / 7:53 am

      I had the best time, would go back any day! Xx

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