Top Six Things to Do in and around Tokyo, Japan

Top Six Things to Do in and around Tokyo, Japan


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Tokyo City at Night from the Air
Tokyo City at Night from the Air

The capital of Japan, Tokyo is also one of the most populated metropolises in the world. Located on the largest of the four main islands of Japan, or Honshu, the Japanese capital is situated off of Tokyo Bay.


Besides featuring a variety of beautiful temples and shrines, the Asian city is also home to a number of gardens, galleries, parks, and fashionable boutiques. So what are our top six things to do in Tokyo? Some of the top things to do or attractions to see include the following:


1. Stroll through the Gardens of Tokyo’s Imperial Palace

An especially auspicious time to visit the gardens is in the early spring when the cherry blossoms are in bloom.


2.Viewing Mount Fuji from Tokyo’s Tallest Building

You’ll also want to take a ride up to the observation deck of Tokyo’s tallest building, or the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. The observation platform offers a great view of Greater Tokyo and beyond – particularly Mount Fuji.


3.Spend Time Shopping in the Trendiest Parts of the City

If you love to shop, you’ll want to take time to visit such shopping destinations as Harajuku and Odaiba, both which are well-known fashion hot spots.


4.Visit the Meiji Jingu Shrine

One of the beautiful shrines in the city, the Meiji Jingu Shrine plays host to a number of Japanese wedding ceremonies. Maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of the wedding festivities.


5.Visit the Sensoji Temple

Visit the Sensoji Temple during the Shinto festival or matsuri in the late spring. Japanese festivals are usually held by local temples or shrines. While the Sensoji Temple holds its matsuri in the springtime, you can also find temples or shrines that feature a matsuri during the latter part of summer, or when the rice harvest takes place. Festival events usually highlight colorful processions and elaborately designed floats.


6. Spend the Day at Tokyo Disneyland

Take time out to check out Tokyo Disneyland too – a favorite of visitors and locals alike.