Tokyo is an amazing city with lots to do. Here are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Tokyo:
Best tours - the best way to experience Tokyo is on guided tours like:
- Japanese Culture Experience - in 4 hours you can experience Japanese culture and hospitality - origami, handmade udon, Japanese food, sushi and tempura, macha and Japanese sweets. You will be making it all together with the guides. The price is 67.16 euros. You can make a reservation on the homecoming TAKA, Tokyo website.
- Free Day & Night Walking Tours in Tokyo - tours where you can learn about the Old and New Tokyo, the food, religion, history and culture. You can book a free tour on the Tokyo Localized website.
- Tokyo E-bike Tour - a tour that lasts 3 hours where you can explore local streets with an E-bike, which means you won’t get tired. The price is 61.47 euros per adult. You can make a reservation on the Cycling Holiday Tokyo website.
- Tsukiji Outer Market Tour & Cooking Class - on this tour you will go to the market where you’ll buy fish and other ingredients that you’ll be using during the cooking class. The cooking class is in English, and after it you’ll enjoy the food that you made yourself. The price is 101.94 euros and you can book the class on the Tsukiji website.
Events and festivals - festivals, or matsuri, are very common in the whole of Japan since almost every shrine celebrates its own.
- Sanja Matsuri - a festival that is celebrated every third Sunday of May at the Asakusa Shrine in honor of the three men who established Sensō-ji. It lasts for up to three days and it is one of the largest and wildest in Tokyo.
- Ueno Sakura Matsuri - a cherry blossoms festival that takes place at the end of March or early April at the Ueno Park.
- Kurayami Matsuri - one of the oldest festivals celebrated in Tokyo. It is held at the Okunitama Shrine from April 30 to May 6.
- Koto Fireworks Festival - a fireworks festival held on the 6th of June at the Arakawa Sunamachi Riverside Park. People gather to enjoy the show, food and games from stalls.
- New Year - during this event, Japanese clean their homes, pay their debts and prepare Osechi, food in lacquered trays for the New Year. They also visit shrines and temples to pray and express their gratitude.
Best Shopping - Tokyo offers a wide range of products, from electronics to anime goods, traditional crafts, fashion and branded goods.
- Many shopping districts are centered around the stations like Shinjuku, one of Tokyo’s largest shopping and entertainment districts, Shibuya, where you can find youth fashion stores, and Ikebukuro, with large department stores and electronics chains.
- Nihonbashi is another shopping district where you can find shops with centuries-long histories in which you can buy traditional products and regional foods. Districts popular among tourists are Asakusa, Akihabara and the Oriental Bazaar, to name a few.