Every time my girlfriend and I visit Tokyo, we find new attractions and places that we’ve never seen before. Traveling around Japan is always exciting and you can always sense their rich culture and heritage at every turn. From beautiful shrines and temples, to skyscrapers and nature areas! There’s an unlimited supply of places for visitors to dine, for entertainment, shopping and of course sightseeing.
Where Do You Go to Find the Best Sites and Attractions in Tokyo?
Only limited people are aware of the fact that Tokyo is one of the hottest cities in the world for tourism. There are so many tourist attraction centers in the city. To underscore this fact, the list of top places to visit in Tokyo, Japan has been outlined below.
The Top Tourist Attractions to Visit in Tokyo
This is a beautiful statue of a dog that lived many years ago. Hachiko was always waiting at the station for his owner, a professor, even after his passing. His statue was adopted as the symbol of loyalty in Japan that people now take snapshots around the statue. Whenever my girlfriend and I are here, it’s always crowded as the location is right beside the busiest crosswalk in the world, known as Shibuya pedestrian crossing.
This is the tallest steel tower. It is a beautiful communication and observation tower that is 1091 feet in height and said to be the second tallest artificial structure in Japan. You’ll notice the beauty, especially at night when all lights are illuminated. Don’t forget to go with your camera as you are allowed to climb it to a certain point to have an aerial view. Opening hours are from 9am to 9pm.
This great center is located on Sunshine City Alpa 2F, 3-1-2 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-Ku, Tokyo. The center is famous for Pokémon goods. Pokémon Center is magnificent and even if you are not ready to buy any Pokémon souvenirs, you should still visit the place. It is a sight to behold and open from 10am to 8pm everyday.
This theater is meant for traditional Kabuki drama. It has a unique ancient design with traditional Japanese architecture. They offer at least one show every month and is worthy of your visit.
This is a district known for its ever bubbling night life. In Roppongi, they offer so many highly equipped restaurants and bars. Definitely one of the best places for couples that want to drink and dance at nightclubs. With Roppongi, you’re assured that the party will last all night and there won’t be any dull moments.
Akihabara Electric Town
This town offers the largest collection of electronic appliances and devices in the world. They know that visitors will come from different parts of the world so employees are multi-lingual and ready to serve you. Opening hours are from 11am to 9pm.
This theme park is fashioned after Disneyland and located indoors. There so many fun-filled attractions and you get to see some live performances too. It is open from 9.30am to 5pm every day.
This shrine has been dedicated to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives fighting for the Emperor of Japan. The Yasukuni Shrine was founded in 1869 and is free to enter.
This center is known for its fashion, sophisticated shops and numerous restaurants. Ginza has the best romantic restaurants and rooftop bars that will assure you have a great time on a date or with a loved one.
This is one of the most popular districts in Tokyo. There are several world class bars, hotels, nightclubs and restaurants. In fact it seems activities are more aplenty at night than during the day in this district. Now you know the reason why this place is known as the Sleepless Town.
This is another highly sophisticated theme park. My girlfriend and I have visited Tokyo Disneyland numerous times and have always found some rides or entertainment that we’ve never been to. It is a real fun amusement park for you, your spouse and your kids. A few hours in this park is enough to give your kids a lifetime experience. It is open from 8.30am to 10pm.
This tower is known for being the tallest structure in Japan. It is mainly used for television and radio broadcasting and is famous for its observatory. Open to the public from 8am to 10pm everyday.
Tsukiji Fish Market
This fish market is the biggest seafood market in the world. Dealers come from all over for wholesale purchases here. Tsukiji offers over 350 various types of fish and seafood. The tuna auction is first come, first serve so get there early and reserve your spot.
This palace is the residence of the Emperor of Japan. The magnificent palace offers top state of the art facilities that are being upgraded regularly and is an architectural masterpiece. It is open to the public on only January 2 and December 23 for New Year’s greeting and the Emperor’s Birthday respectively.
This significant shrine is dedicated to the spirits of late Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken, his wife. This is the most popular shrine in Japan to pay your respects and traditionally for your first shrine visit of the New Year.
Conclusively, it is worthy to note that there are many more top places to visit in Tokyo, Japan. The places mentioned above have just been randomly selected but are at the top of our must see list.