Most first time visitors to Tokyo have no idea where to go.
While I personally prefer off the beaten track attractions, there is a basic list for people who are visiting Tokyo for the first time.

Most first time visitors to Tokyo have no idea where to go. You might start by doing some research on some of Tokyo attractions and Things to do. I hope this Sample Tokyo schedule is helpful for those of you visiting Japan for the first time:

Sensoji Temple, Tokyo Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine, Tokyo Disneyland, Harajuku Cosplay, Japanese gardens, Tsukiji fish market, Geisha, Kabuki, Tokyo sky tree, Shopping, Nightlife, museums and Day Trips from Tokyo.

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Museums In Tokyo

asimo Did you know that Tokyo Museums are nothing like the boring, stuffy museums you’ve been to. Think interactive, adventurous, constantly changing while you’re there.

How about Robots That Play Football at The National Museum of Emerging Science, Flight Simulators at The National Science Museum or Studio Ghibli museum – creator of famous Japanese Anima.

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shopping-in-japan-17 Fuji TV headquarters, Miraikan science museum, Las- Vegas style Shopping malls, extravagant replica of the statue of liberty, Toyota showroom, Panasonic showroom, Rainbow bridge and the Ferris wheel.

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Geisha escorting high profile businessmen, Karaoke Bars, High-end designer brand Shopping, Kabuki Theater, Tuskji fish Market, lively Sake Bars (Izakaya) and the Imperial palace Tokyo.

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Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo – Enjoy the charming pleasures of Tokyo during the day, and relax in a peaceful and quiet area in the evenings. Finding a spot to “de-stress” in fast paced Tokyo can be a challenge. Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo offers an oasis from the urban buzz. The hotel is surrounded by Japanese gardens with a pagoda, waterfall, and other traditional Japanese features. The garden is a miracle of nature in the middle of a the city, with fireflies visible at night. No street noise can be heard. Do ask for a room with garden view on an upper floor. There is also a hot spring bath with water coming from the famous Hakone springs, believed to be extra healing.

The hotel offers a free shuttle service to Ikebukuro station, that runs every half hour. Rates and Reviews:Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

Tokyo Hotels By Area





This quarter is bubbling with bars, restaurants, up-scale shops, culture and Entertainment. Close to Imperial Palace, Tsukiji fish market, Ginza and Kabuki Theater, Shopping, Nightlife and great Hotels.
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Japanese Sumo Wrestling is one of the Coolest Tokyo Attractions. The Sumo tournaments in Tokyo are a big Happening. Fans ride together on the subway, and there is a lot of before and after drinking and eating in the right places around the Arena.

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If you’re asking what to do in Tokyo at night, then the ultimate Tokyo entertainment at night is Karaoke. A Karaoke bar or a Karaoke box (private room with a TV, microphones and a karaoke system),either way a fun evening is guaranteed. There are a few options – a Karaoke bar, that’s where you sing in front of the whole crowd. The other option is a Karaoke box which is a private room you rent with your friends. The room is equipped with English and Japanese songs, microphones and a karaoke system.
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Top 10 Cool Things To Do In Tokyo With Kids

Best Things To Do with Kids in Tokyo include Disneyland, Disney Sea, Studio Ghibli Animation museum, the walking Robot at the science museum, Ferris wheel at Odaiba, Kiddy-land the huge toy shop, Sumo wrestling, Kabuki theater, Kyoto bike tour and the Shinkansen bullet train.

Tokyo Disneyland

best-things-to-do-in-tokyo-june-4-7 Disneyland wins as one of the best Things To Do with Kids in Tokyo. There are seven theme parks in Disney Japan, and if that isn’t enough Disney Sea which is right next to it, has attractions that are unique to this park and have not been copied elsewhere. It is simply breathtaking!

Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea. One of the Top 10 Things to Do in Tokyo Japan for kids. Magnificent parks with Cinderella castle, a complete replica of a medieval Italian village, Gondolas in the river, an erupting volcano, magical nighttime illuminations, and the famous Disney parades.
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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 And remember to book early, especially during busy times.
  • For travel insurance (which you need) Word Nomads offer great coverage in Japan and are highly recommended.

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