10 Best Free Things To Do
In Tokyo

This may come as a surprise to you, but there are plenty of Free Things To Do In Tokyo, And this page shows you How to find them…

For many years Japan was considered a very expensive travel destination. But these days are over now for quite some time. ‘The Bubble’ has transformed into recession, and many high profile places are very affordable.

Here’s your list of the fun things to do in Tokyo for free…

Sightseeing Spots For Free
For Free

Tsukiji fish market. Tuna auctions are world known.

Harajuku Cosplay. Fun, trendy and will give lots of inspiration on how to dress. Visit Harajuku on a Sunday to meet Cosplay girls dress like Gothic Lolitas, French Maids and Hello Kitty.

Meiji Jingu Shrine. An active temple with Shinto ceremonies and weddings, surrounded by a Green forest.

The Sumo museum is Free too. Its inside Ryogoku Kokugikan Arena. Visiting the museum will give you some background on the origins of this ancient sport.

Tokyo Skyline Observatory for Free. On the 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku. In the early mornings (mainly during winter) you’ll catch the sight of Mt Fuji. In the evenings the city lights are stunning.

Odaiba. Rainbow bridge, Fuji TV headquarters, extravagant Shopping malls, a replica of the statue of liberty, Toyota showroom, Panasonic showroom, the Ferris wheel. Odaiba is one of the most Romantic things to do in Tokyo since the illuminated Rainbow bridge and Ferris wheel are fantastic at nighttime. Mega Web, the Toyota showroom is where you can try out Toyota’s newest models for Free. You can also take a ride on an electric vehicle, so bring your Japanese or international driving license with you.Panasonic Center in Odaiba is a showroom for the latest Panasonic products. The newest cameras, 3D TV screens, computers and Nintendo games. Get off at Ariake station.

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The mysterious Imperial Palace is home to one of the most discreet and unknown Royal families in the world-the Japanese Emperor and his family.

Yoyogi Park – Free entertainment every Sunday in this beautiful park. It’s a gathering place for Japanese youth culture with live performances, bands and musicians.

Sony Building in Ginza. 3 floors of the newest products by Sony- high definition televisions, cameras, mobile computers, mobile phones and Play Station are all displayed in the showrooms for all gadget lovers to try.

Almost Free Shopping (100 Yen Shops). Huge shops offering everything, really everything, for 100 Yen. You can stock up on Japanese pots, tea cups and bowls for taking home, Cute toys, Japanese erasers and exotic Japanese food.One of the largest 100 yen shops in the city is Daiso Harajuku in Takeshita Dori, just a few steps from Harajuku Station.

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Tokyo Trip Checklist

  • To make sure you have all the important things covered see my first-time-in-Tokyo guide
  • Get your 1,2 or 3-day Tokyo Unlimited Subway Pass to easily get around Tokyo
  • If you want to travel on bullet trains you can save big with a Japan Rail Pass. Here’s why is worth it.
  • You’ll need a prepaid sim or Portable WIFI to stay connected in Tokyo.
  • Check out my detailed Tokyo packing list to make sure you’re prepared.
  • The best site to book hotels in Tokyo is almost always Booking.com. And remember to book early, especially during busy times.
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