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SIGHTSEEING SPOTS (area by area)
Please also take look at area-by-area information and real-estate-agency page to find where Asakusa, Ueno, Akihabara, Marunouchi, Ginza, Odaiba, Roppongi, Daikanyama, Shibuya, Harajuku, Omotesando, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Yanaka/Nezu/Sendagi caled Ya-Ne-Sen, Oshiage and Kichijoji are all located in downtown Tokyo. In a way, downtown Tokyo has many downtowns.......just trying to introduce you what scale Tokyo has, it is 30min metro ride from Asakusa (northeast of downtown Tokyo) to Shibuya (southwest of downtown Tokyo). The JR Loop Line called Yamanote Line runs both clockwise and counterclockwise which takes 60min for the 30km loop ride. One day to cover one area means that you'd need 14 days in downtown Tokyo! And 14-days-of Tokyo is here.
ASAKUSA
Name Closed TEL Metro Station Information
Asakusa Bunka Kanko Center Open
365
days
03
3842
5566
Asakusa sta. Both viewing deck cafe and the information center has great view of Sensouji and SkyTree.
Asakusa Shrine Open
365
days
03
3844
1575
Asakusa and Tawaramachi sta. "Sanja Matsuri", one of the top three traditional festivals in Tokyo, which takes place every year in May.
Asahi Breweries,LTD.
--- --- Asakusa and Tawaramachi sta. The headquater of Asahi Breweries and designed in a shape of a mug of beer, and the hall next to it, has a giant golden flame on top.
Denbouin dori
Vary Vary Asakusa and Tawaramachi sta. How many of Nezumi-kozo (famous Edo burglar) can you find on the street?
Edo-Shitamachi Tradotional Crafts Museum
Open
365
days
03
3842
1990
Asakusa and Tawaramachi sta. See the unique special technique inherited generation to generation, from Edo to Tokyo.
Hanayashiki Amusement Park
Tuesday 03
3842
8780
Asakusa and Tawaramachista. A nostalgic amusement park popular among local kids. The oldest roller coaster is still alive.
Kaminarimon Gate
Open
365
days
--- Asakusa and Tawaramachi sta. Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate), the outer gate of the Sensouji Temple and symbol of Asakusa, which was dedicated by Mr. Panasonic (Matsushita san).
Kappabashi Dogugai dori
Vary Vary Tawaramachi sta. Tokyo's wholesale restaurant supplies area. Plastic Sushi.
Nakamise
Vary Vary Asakusa and Tawaramachi sta. A shipping street of 260m, 88 shops. Edo-style crafts is sold here. Worth roaming in the night time to see Japanese paintings on each shutter.
Sensouji
Temple

Open
365
days
03
3842
0181
Asakusa and Tawaramachi sta. The oldest temple in Tokyo. Night time light-up until 23:00 is calm and sound and unforgettable.
Tokyo Cruise Open
365
days
0120
977
311
Asakusa and Tawaramachi sta. Direct water bus connected Asakusa and Odaiba. The ferry was designed by one of the famous manga author (999).
Tokyo Skytree
Open
365
days
0570
55
0634
Oshiage sta.
Tokyo Skytree sta.
Height of 634m, completed in 2012, new Tokyo Tower. Arch rising of warpage/camber line is the Japanese tradition.
RYOGOKU and KIYOSUMI
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Monday 03
3626
9974
Ryogoku sta. Aside from original documents and copies of Edo-Tokyo historical date and materials, there are exhibits of large-scale reproduction models based on painstaking historical reserch.
Hokusai Museum Monday 03
5777
8600
Ryogoku sta. All about Katsushika Hokusai.
Kiyosumi Teien Garden
year-
end
holidays
03
3641
5892
Kiyosumi-
Shirakawa
sta.
A traditional Japanese garden of landscape style with artificial hills and fountains.
Kokugikan National Sumo Stadium
Vary 03
3622
1100
Ryogoku sta. Three tournaments out of six are held at Kokugikan Sumo Stadium in Ryogoku - January, May and September.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Monday 03
5245
4111
Kiyosumi-
Shirakawa
sta.
One of the most famous contemporary art museums, located next to Kiba Park. Since it is opening in 1995, the museum has held many important exhibitions.
Sword Museum Monday 03
6284
1000
Ryogoku
sta.
All about Samurai Katana. Located right next to Japanese garden (free entrance).
UENO and YANAKA
Ameyoko
Vary Vary Ueno and Okachimachi sta. The busy market streets from Ueno station to Okachimachi station are crowded with clothes, cosmetics, bags, fish, spices and dried food.
Kan-eiji Temple
Open
365
days
03
3821
1259
JR
Uguisudani
sta.
Of the 15 Tokugawa shoguns, six are buried here.
National Museum of Nature and Science
Monday 03
5777
8600
Ueno sta. Anatomy of Tyrannosaurus welcomes you at the entrance gate. Forming of the earth, fossil, dinosaur, and more.
Tokyo National Museum
Monday 03
5405
8686
Ueno sta. Established 1872, the oldest and largest museum in Japan and exhibits fine Japanese artefacts including pre-historical ones plus artefacts from Asia.
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

Monday 03
3828
5131
Ueno sta. Established 1959, Japan's only national institution devoted to western art. Based on Mr.Matsukata collection, he collected the artworks from late 19c to early 20c. This building designed by Le Corbusier.
Toshogu Shrine
Open
365
days
03
3822
3455
Ueno sta. Edo founder Tokugawa Ieyasu is honored in this shrine. Typical Edo style architect can be seen.
Ueno Onshi Park
Open
365
days
03
3828
5644
Ueno sta. Japan's first park with a zoo, art museum, ponds and temples. It is famous for the magnificent cherry blossom trees.
Ueno Zoo
Monday 03
3828
5171
Ueno sta. Foundedn in 1882, the oldest zoo in Japan. The first giant pandas arrived from China to Ueno Zoo in 1972.
Yushima Tenmangu Shrine
Open
365
days
03
3836
0753
Yushima and Ueno-Hirokoji sta. A Shinto shrine commonly called Yushima Tenjin. Young students visit to pray for the success of passing examinations, presenting votive tablets called Ema. It is also famous for beautiful Ume blossoms (Japanese apricot).
Yanaka Ginza Open
365
days
Vary JR Nippori sta. Very 70's style of shopping street. Local touch. Nearby cemetery was founded in 1874. Many celebrities including Yokoyama Taikan are buried here.
AKIHABARA, OCHANOMIZU and KANDA
Akihabara Electric Town
Vary Vary Suehirocho and Akihabara sta. "The world famous electric city" together with Manga and Japanimation town.
Kanda Second-hand Books Town
Vary Vary Jinbocho sta. There are approximately 160 second-hand book stores with a total storage of more than 10 million books in the Kanda area.
Kanda Myoujin Shrine
Open
365
days
03
3254
0753
Suehirocho and Ochanomizu sta. Built in 730, it is believed to bring luck in business, family, and finding spouses. "Kanda Matsuri Festival" is one of the biggest festivals in Tokyo.
Nicholai-do
Monday 03
3295
6879
Ochanomizu and Shin-Ochanomizu sta. Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Tokyo commonly known as Nicholai-do, which is the main cathedral of the Orthodox Church in Japan. Built by St.Nicholai when he visited from Russia.
Ochanomizu Musical Instrument Town
Vary Vary Ochanomizu sta. There are many special musucal instruments and music sheet stores on the Yasukuni street.
Yushima Seido
year-
end
holidays
03
3251
4606
Ochanomizu and Shin-Ochanomizu sta. It dates back to a private school started by Hayashi Razan in 1630. Young students visit to pray for the success of passing examinations.
SUIDOBASHI and IIDABASHI
ASOBono Open
365
days
03
3817
6112
Suidobashi sta. and Korakuen sta. Kids never get bored in Tokyo (^^)
Hosho Nohgakudo Vary 03
3811
4843
Suidobashi sta. Noh stage.
Kagurazaka Vary Vary iidabashi sta. It has a sloping street at its center, lined by numerous cafes and restaurants.
Koishikawa Korakuen Garden
year-
end
holidays
03
3811
3015
iidabashi and Korakuen sta. A typical Mito-Tokugawa Daimyo garden of the Edo. Reflects the lakes, revers, mountains and rural districts beautifully reveals the eloquence of Japanese and Chinese landscapes.
Tokyo Anime Center Monday 03
5298
1188
Ichigaya sta. An information center telling you all about Japanese anime. Don't forgot to the check the small exhibitions space. The facility will host live radio interviews with creators and voice actors, theater and anime shop.
Tokyo Dome
Vary 03
5800
9999
Korakuen and Kasuga sta. All-weather multipurpose stadium where a variety of events are being staged throughout the year, baseball games, sports events, exhibitions and conserts. Attractions and LaQua (hot spring spa) located within Tokyo Dome City.
NIHOMBASHI
Bank of Japan
Advenced reservation required 03
3277
2815
MItsukoshimae sta. From Google satelite map, it is shaped as YEN in Japanese letter.
Currency Museum
Monday and National holidays 03
3277
3037
MItsukoshimae sta. Exhibits various Japanese currencies from ancient times to recent days as well as related information.
Meijiza Theater
Vary 03
3660
3900
Ningyocho and Suitengumae sta. A theater with more than 130 years of history and tradition since established by Kabuki Actor. It presents various works centering on historical dramas.
Suitengu Shrine
Open
365
days
03
3666
7195
Ningyocho and Suitengumae sta. It is noted for its divine grace such as safe delivery of children and pregnancy.
Tokyo Stock Exchange
Sat. Sun and Natiponal holidays 03
3665
1881
Kayabacho sta. Advance reservations are required for English-language guided tours.
IMPERIAL PALACE AREA
Hibiya Park
Open
365
days
03
3501
6428
Hibiya sta. Located between the east gardens of Imperial Palace to the north, the Shimbashi district to the southeast and the Kasumigaseki government district to the west. It is a popular place for workers to relax during their lunch break.
Imperial Palace Open
365
days
03
3213
0095
NIjubashimae, Otemachi  and JR Tokyo sta. The Edo castle, formerly the Tokugawa family's residence, was opened in the Meiji Restoration and later renamed as the Imperial Palace. Nijubashi bridge is famous.
Imperial Palace East Gardens Monday and Friday 03
3213
1177
Nijubashimae, Otemachi. and JR Tokyo sta. The East Garden (Higashi Gyoen) are a part of th inner palace area and are open to the public. A total of 210,000 square meters.
National Diet Building Saturday and Sunday 03
5521
7445
Kokkai-Gijidomae and Nagatacho sta. The House of Representatives take place in the left wing and the House of Councillors in the right wing. You can visit the House of Councillors on weekdays without reservation.
National Theatre Vary 03
3265
7411
Hanzomon sta. The exterior of the National Theatre building recalls the ancient Azekura-sukuri style of the Shosoin at Nara Todaiji Temple.
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Monday 03
3261
8326
Takebashi sta. The museum has a huge collection of works of art such as paintings. sculptures, plastic arts, and a variety of artis
Tokyo International Forum Vary 03
5221
9000
Yurakucho and JR Tokyo sta. Its futuristic plass atrium is unique. Complex cultural facilities offering exhibitions, concerts and other interesting events.
Tokyo Station
Open
365
days
050
2016
1602
JR Tokyo sta. Build in 1914, the main intercity rail terminal in Tokyo, the busiest station in Japan in terms of number of trains per day (over 3,000).
Yasukuni Shrine Open
365
days
03
3261
8326
Kudanshita sta. There are more than 400 cherry blossom trees in the shrine garden. Tokyo's spring i-con.
GINZA, TSUKIJI and SHIODOME
Hamarikyu Garden
year-
end
holidays
03
3541
0200
Shiodome and Tsukiji-shijo sta. Gardens of the Tokugawa Shogun family representing the Edo Period, famous for the "Shipoiri Pond", which is designed to feature a landscape that changes along with the ebb and low of the tides.
Kabukiza Theatre Vary 03
3541
3131
Higashi-ginza and Ginza sta. The stylised movements and dramatic makeup and costumery of Kabuki offer a truly unique performing arts experience. English earphone commentary available.
Nissan Gallery
Open
365
days
03
3572
4778
Ginza sta. Ginza 4-chome intersection is home to the Nissan head office and gallery. Nissan is the second largest automotive manufacture, after Toyota.
Sony Building
. 03
3573
2371
Ginza sta. See you in 2018!
Shiodome City Center
Vary 03
5568
3215
Shiodome and Shimbashi sta. This tourist spot offers many popular shops and restaurants.
Tsukiji Fish Market
Wednesday and Sunday 03
3547
8013
Tsukiji-shijo and Tsukiji sta. The largest central wholesale market in Japan has long supported the kitchens of the huge city of Tokyo. Be one of the 120 to fulfill the tuna auction!
Tokyo Tower
Open
365
days
03
3433
5111
Kamiyacho, Akabanebashi and Daimon sta. Built in 1958, the broadcasting tower is 333m tall. you can look across the entire city of Tokyo at a glance from the two observatories.
Zojoji Temple
Open
365
days
03
3432
1431
Daimon and Onarimon sta. The wooden gate of the temple remains as the original architectural remainder of the early 17th century and is designated as important cultural property of Japan.
ROPPONGI and AKASAKA (not asakusa)
Akasaka Sacas
Vary Vary Akasaka and Akasaka-mitsuke sta. "Sacas" means letting the cherry blossoms, over 100 cherry blossom trees can be seen blooming here in the spring.
Azabu Juban
Vary 03
3451
5812
Azabu-juban sta. Just down the hill from Roppongi lies the upmarket area of Azabu Juban. This area is home to several foreign embassies.
Geihinkan
Advenced reservation required 03
3403
0233
Yotsuya sta. The State Guest Houses (Geihinkan) are the government facilities establiched to accommodate heads of the states, prime ministers and other honored guests from abroad. Opend only 10 days in summer.
Hie Shirine
Open
365
days
03
3581
2471
Akasaka-mitsuke sta. The San-no Matsuri Festival (one of the biggest festival in Tokyo) is held annually around June 15th.
Roppongi Hills
Vary 03
6406
6000
Roppongi sta. A cultural complex consisting of 230 shops and restaurants, a multiple-theater cinema complex, residences, hotels, observatory and art museums.
The National Art Center, Tokyo
Tuesday 03
5777
8600
Roppongi and Nogizaka sta. It has a total of 14,000 square meters of exhibition space, the largest in Japan.
Tokyo City View
Open
365
days
03
6406
6652
Roppongi sta. Located in Roppongi Hills. Observation deck with views across Tokyo from 250 above sea level.
Tokyo Midtown
Vary 03
3475
3100
Roppongi sta. A new style of complex city openedbased on the concept of high-quality daily life in midtown Tokyo.
SHIBUYA, HARAJUKU, AOYAMA and OMOTESANDO
Bunkamura
Vary 03
3477
9111
Shibuya sta. Bunkamura is the first and largest multi-media, cross-cultural complex of its kind in Japan.
Honda Asimo
Open
365
days
03
3423
4118
Aoyama Itchome sta. Honda Robotics, one robot in one family in near future.
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Open
365
days
03
3379
5511
Meiji-jingumae and Yoyogi sta. This area is covered by an evergreen forest that consists of 120,000 trees of 365 different species, which were donated by people from all parts of Japan when the shrine was established. A soothing oasis in the center of Tokyo.
New National Theatre Tokyo
Vary 03
5351
3011
Hatsudai sta. A theatre for the performing arts, such as opera, ballet, contemporary dance and drama.
National Noh Theatre Vary 03
3423
1331
Kokuritsu-kyogijomae sta. Noh and Kyougen are played on traditional stage.
NHK Studio Park
Third Monday of the month 03
3485
8034
Shibuya sta. NHK is Japan's public broadcasting corporation. At this NHK Studio Park, you can discover how TV programs are produced including watching a live broadcast.
Omotesando Hills
Vary 03
3497
0310
Omotesando sta. Omotesando Hills is a luxurious shopping mall and residential space.
Tokyo Wonder Site
Monday 03
3463
0603
Shibuya sta. It is an art center dedicated to the generation and promotion of new art and culture from the heart of Tokyo.
Yoyogi Park
Open
365
days
03
3469
6081
Yoyogi-koen and JR Harajuku sta. Yoyogi Park is great fun on Sunday afternoons when young people dress in the weirdest fashion and hair styles.
SHINJUKU
Living Design Center OZONE
Wednesday 03
5322
6500
Shinjuku sta. Interior design for Japanese housing, highly recommended for architect and wanna-be.
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Monday 03
3350
0151
Shinjuku-gyoenmae sta. It is one of the best gardens in Tokyo and popular location for viewing cherry blossom.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Open
365
days
03
5321
3077
Tochomae sta. One of Tokyo's landmarks with an observatory on the 45th floor. Tokyo tourist information center on the 1st floor.
VR ZONE Please contact Namco Please contact Namco Shinjuku sta. Virtual Reality is REAL.
Yayoi Kusama Museum Only advance tickets available, not at door 03
5273
1778
UshigomeYanagicho sta. Grandest Start of Her Life (^^)
IKEBUKURO
Gokokuji Temple
Open
365
days
03
3941
0764
Gokokuji sta. The buddhist temple with its unique architecture is one of the oldest temples in Tokyo.
Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo Open
365
days
03
6430
7733
Ikebukuro sta. A specialist store for Pokemon goods.
Sunshine City
Vary 03
3989
3331
Ikebukuro and Higashi-ikebukuro sta. Enjoy a 360-degree view of Tokyo from observatory. Namja Town, J-World, Aquarium, Planetarium, Museum and Theater. Ex-Sugamo-Prison.
St.Mary's Cathedral Open
365
days
03
3941
3029
Edogawabashi sta. One of the masterpieces of Takge Kenzo san.
EBISU
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum September 2016 opens 03
3280
0099
Ebisu sta. September 2016 opens
Yebisu Beer Museum
Monday 03
5423
7255
Ebisu sta. The museum features a memorial hall which traces the history of beer in Japan, a gallery featuring a history of beer advertising, explanation of beer brewing tequniques and beer tasting.
ODAIBA
Gundam Base Tokyo (Diver City Tokyo) Vary N/A Tokyo Teleport sta. Must for Gundam Fan.
KidZania Tokyo Open
365
days
0570
06
4646
Toyosu sta. An amusement park where children can experience their favorite job. The installations have over 70 career paths such as pilot, journalist, doctor, TV anchors, police and chef.
Toyota Mega Web Open
365
days (almost)
03
3599
0808
Aomi and Tokyo Teleport sta. The Toyota showroom, where you can view and touch Toyota's newest models and car accessories, test drive a real car.
Museum of Maritime Science
Monday 03
5500
1111
Fune no Kagakukan sta. The theme of thr museum is oceanic and maritime culture. There are many attractions such as the Soya, a retired antarctic observation vessel, as well as the observatory.
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Tuesday 03
3570
9151
Telecom Center sta. The Emerging Science Museum or Miraikan provides hands-on exploration of the latest developments in cutting-edge science and technology.
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
Open
365
days
03
5500
1126
Telecom Center sta. A large scale hot spring facility, built resemble the old city of Edo.
Panasonic Center Tokyo
Monday 03
3599
2600
Kokusai Tenjijo sta. A showroom for the latest products and technologies by Panasonic. On display are the newest cameras, computers, Nintendi games, TV and more.
Palette Town
Vary 03
3529
1821
Aomi sta. This shopping and entertainment complex consists of Venus Fort, Mega Web, Sun Walk, Madame Tussauds and more. The giant Ferris Wheel is also popular.
Rainbow Bridge
Open
365
days
03
5442
5368
Odaiba Kaihin Koen and Shibaura Futo sta. The suspended bridge connecting Odaiba and Shibaura is 918m long. You can walk on the footpath and enjoy the view.
Tokyo Big Sight
Vary 03
5530
1111
Kokusai Tenjijo Seimon sta. Japan's largest international exhibition and convention center.
TOKYO BAY AREA
Kasai Sea Life Park Wednesday 03
3869
5152
JR Kasai Rinkai Koen sta. Located in Kasai Rinkai Park. The aquarium's main tank has a viewing area of tuna.
Makuhari Messe
Vary 043
296
0001
JR Kaihin Makuhari sta. A Japanese convention center outside Tokyo, located in the Chiba city.
Tokyo Disney Resort
Open
365
days
045
683
3333
JR Maihama sta. Enjoy two theme parks, Tokyo Disney Land and Tokyo Disney Sea, there are also 7 hotels and shopping aomplex, Ikspiari.
Umihotaru (Tokyo Aqualine)
Vary 0438
41
7401
--- An artificial island for a parking lot on the Tokyo Aqualine, which is a high way closing Tokyo Bay.
WESTERN TOKYO AREA
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Archtectural Museum
Monday 042
388
3300
JR Musashi Koganei sta. The open-air museum offers you can opportunity to stop at an old merchant houses and an old-style public bathhouse and more.
Inokashira Park Zoo
Monday 0422
46
1100
JR Kichijoji sta. The sculpture garden, sports land and petting zoo at the Fureai-Corner are all very popular with young children. Ghibli Museum!
Mandarake
Open
365
days
Vary JR Nakano sta. and more One of Tokyo's largest vendors of used anime and Manga-related products. Mandarake has several locations, its home in Nakano, another large store in Shibuya.
Mt. Takao
Open
365
days
--- Takao Sanguchi sta. on Keio line One of the closest natural recreation areas in Tokyo.
Studio Ghibli Museum

Tuesday 0570
05
5777
JR Mitaka sta. The museum is dedidated to the animation studio of Miyazaki Hayao, located in Mitaka city. tickets can be purchased at Lawson convenience store. How to buy ticket in Japan
TOKYO ISLANDS
Izu Islands
--- --- --- Ohshima or Oshima, Toshima, Niijima, Shikinejima, Kouzushima, Miyakejima, Mikurajima, Hachijojima and Aogashima
Ogasawara Islands
--- --- --- The islands located in the south of Tokyo, consisting of Chichijima, Hahajima, Mukojima and more.
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