Things to do in

Tokyo

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Our most recommended things to do in Tokyo

  • Tokyo: Private Transfer to/from Haneda Airport (HND)

    1. Tokyo: Private Transfer to/from Haneda Airport (HND)

    Take the stress out of airport commutes by pre-booking your own private airport transfer to or from HND Airport. Rest back knowing you will be dropped off anywhere between Tokyo and HND Airport conveniently, safely and in comfort. Tailor your private transfer to your requirements by indicating what you need when you book whether you are traveling in a bigger group or with extra luggage. To ensure a relaxed transfer experience, you will receive a text message shortly before your scheduled pickup with your booking reference, our customer service number, and your driver's name and contact details. When you book your private transfer, remember to include your flight details. Your driver will track your flight so that no matter whether your flight arrives early, late or on-time, your driver will be there to greet you on arrival. Your driver will pick you up from the arrivals hall or the agr...

  • Tokyo Skytree Admission Ticket

    2. Tokyo Skytree Admission Ticket

    Arrive at TOKYO SKYTREE® and head up to the 4th floor, where you're greeted by friendly staff. Here, you'll get your ticket and head straight into an elevator that takes you shooting seamlessly up to the 1,150-foot (350-m) Tembo Deck in no time. The enormous, circular deck features windows on all sides, allowing you 360-degree views of Tokyo City. See the winding Sumida River, look for the Tokyo Dome, and even find the Tokyo Tower—interactive displays help you pick out points of interest too. If you choose to visit the Tembo Galleria, hop into another elevator and rush up to the 1,475-foot (450-m) viewing space. The Galleria features a long, sloping spiral ramp that offers an even more dynamic view of the city. On your way back to the ground, stop by Floor 345 to check out the gift shop, and pause at Floor 340 for a dizzying view straight down from a section of sturdy glass flooring.

    This is a must do in Tokyo!! I was super scared about taking the elevator for so many floors but the experience is actually very seamless and fun! The staff is SUPER friendly and they greet you with a big smile when you get to the top, take a picture and direct you to the amazing views of the entire city! If you can, go to the second floor, the views are breathtaking! Pro tip - if you want to see Mt. Fuji, arrive early and chose a sunny day :)

  • Tokyo: Meet Owls at the Owl Café in Akihabara

    3. Tokyo: Meet Owls at the Owl Café in Akihabara

    Experience an amazing close encounter with the natural world on a visit to an owl café in the Akihabara district of Tokyo. Avail of a 1-hour time slot, reserved for you, and spend precious time with the birds without having to wait in line. Upon arrival, the staff will take you to your reserved seats, where you can interact with the beautiful creatures up close. Touch the owls and feel their soft feathers following the instructions of the café staff. Learn how to communicate with the owls and hear what you should not do in order to protect their welfare.  Take souvenir photos with a variety of owls, and decide which is your favorite! Say goodbye to the birds and make your way to the neighboring shop, where you are free to stay at your leisure. 

    Amazing place to visit! The staff is really nice and the owls are treated very well

  • Flavors of Japan Food Tour

    4. Flavors of Japan Food Tour

    Experience some of Japan’s most amazing flavors and develop a deeper understanding of why Japanese cuisine is so exquisite and unique. Learn about the food from the different regions of Japan, the process of how to make them and why they come from those areas. On this tour, you will visit 7 shops, each representing the different regions of Japan. Your experience will include a samplings of Dashi (Japanese soup stock), Tamagoyaki, (egg roll), Anago (saltwater eel), Kamaboko (fish cake) Katsuoboshi (fish flakes), satsumaimo (sweet fried potatoes) and Wagashi (Japanese dessert). You will enjoy exploring a special regional food shop and taste some amazing green teas from an innovative and yet traditional shop. Enjoy lunch with choice of soba, tempura and sashimi set, grilled fish, chicken sukiyaki in a very serene, authentic place. Next, you will enjoy an authentic Japanese must do”activit...

  • teamLab Planets TOKYO: Digital Art Museum Entrance Ticket

    5. teamLab Planets TOKYO: Digital Art Museum Entrance Ticket

    Enter teamLab Planets TOKYO and discover the incredible immersive art exhibition within. This full-body digital art experience allows visitors to enter completely into the artworks, with stimulation for all five senses. In this unique exhibition, each visitor’s presence impacts the artwork to finally become a part of it. The exhibition space includes several areas, covering over 10,000 square meters in total. Explore the great variety of installations, with different lights, sounds, and materials to mesmerize every guest. Don't miss the chance to visit this impressive digital exhibition, scheduled until fall 2020, on your trip to Tokyo.

    Very quite because of corona, but super clean, great staff, and extra time to see everything since there was not a lot of people there.

  • Tokyo: Sumo Wrestling Morning Practice Tour

    6. Tokyo: Sumo Wrestling Morning Practice Tour

    Get up close to the Sumo wrestlers of Tokyo with a morning tour of an authentic Sumo stable. See how the wrestlers start their training early in the morning, and learn more about the development of these athletes. Learn more about this uniquely Japanese sport from your knowledgable guide, who will teach you the rules of Sumo as well as the training and diet regimen that the wrestlers follow. You'll have the opportunity to see just how big these athletes are, and you may even get to chance to talk to a Sumo wrestler (not guaranteed).

  • Tokyo: 3-Hour Sugamo Foodie Adventure

    7. Tokyo: 3-Hour Sugamo Foodie Adventure

    Begin your tour with a local sweet treat from a shop that has been in the area for about 100 years. This charming location has a great friendly atmosphere and creates original snacks and classics with a twist found no where else in Tokyo. Next, head on to Jizo Dori - the famous local shopping arcade where you will have a chance to visit regional shops celebrating prefectures across Japan. Following that, stop at a famous temple to learn about this haven for older Tokyo residents who are still quite young a heart. As mentioned, the district’s popular 800-meter-long street is also affectionately known as the “Old People’s Harajuku”. This is done as a fun comparison to the Harajuku district’s status as one of Japan’s foremost youthful shopping and fashion destinations. Browse pickle stores, snack stalls, and interesting shops, and take in the local vibe on your way to a favorite spot for ...

  • Tokyo: Ueno Private Walking Tour with Shrine Visit

    8. Tokyo: Ueno Private Walking Tour with Shrine Visit

    Meet your guide, then set off on an adventure through Ueno, one of Tokyo’s most popular areas for sightseeing. Stroll through the bustling streets, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere as the locals go about their day. Start off with a walk around Ueno Park, famous for its cherry blossom trees. Admire the park’s many ponds, then stop by a historic temple and a shrine. Later, enjoy a visit to the National Science Museum. Arrive in Ameyoko, one of the city’s best shopping destinations. Wander around the many shops, and pick up a few souvenirs to remember your visit. There’s also time to grab a bite to eat, and sample some traditional delicacies. Throughout the tour, learn about local history, life, and culture from your guide.

  • Tokyo: Winter Illuminations Private Tour with a Local

    9. Tokyo: Winter Illuminations Private Tour with a Local

    Book this tour and your hosts will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with the right profile and assign a like-minded local Tokyoite. He or she who will become your guide. Keeping in mind your personal answers they will put together anitinerary, just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, he/she will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Tokyo that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet, because they are lesser known to the crowd but beloved by locals. The day revolves around your wishes so ...

  • Tokyo: Go-Kart Tour and Photoshoot

    10. Tokyo: Go-Kart Tour and Photoshoot

    Enjoy a day out on the town feeling the breeze of the city from a custom-built go-kart. This tour takes you through the center of Tokyo, namely the Shinjuku and Shibuya areas, and allows you to experience Japan in a unique way.  Before you begin the tour, you'll have the option to dress up in a costume of your favorite character. Then, zoom off into the Shinjuku area. Drive to see Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and then head to the iconic Shinjuku Love Sign. Zip along through the famous nightlife district area near Shinjuku Station and then to the shopping district of Harajuku. After that, head to one of the most iconic places in Tokyo, Shibuya Crossing. Return to the meeting point following Shibuya Crossing.  Your guide will lead the way, so you don't have to worry about missing any important sights. They will also take plenty of fun photos of and for you during the experienc...

Frequently asked questions about Tokyo

Planning Your Visit

  • Best time to visit?

    Summer sees visitors flock to the already crowded city, but the best time to go is between September and November. Temperatures remain moderate to warm and the end of peak season means less crowds and shorter lines. Many of Tokyo's sights are completely transformed by the autumn foliage and spring is, naturally, another great time to visit for the parks, trees, and floral displays!

  • How many days?

    First time visitors should book at least 4 or 5 days to see Tokyo. However, a few extra days also allows time to check out other major cities like Kyoto or Osaka. Not that you'd be stuck for attractions in the capital!

  • How to get around?

    Taxis are incredibly expensive and always run the risk of hitting stubborn traffic jams. The best way to get around Tokyo is via its extensive subway network. Be warned though, information in English is hard to come by, so prepare for you journey in advance and don't be afraid to ask station staff or commuters for help!

Good to know

  • Language
    Japanese
  • Currency
    JPY (¥)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+09:00)
  • Country Code
    81
  • Best time to visit
    A visit in the fall offers mild temperatures, shorter lines, and beautiful foliage!

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What people are saying about Tokyo

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 8,008 reviews

I met my guide at the designated meeting place near the station. She was early so we had extra time to get acquainted. I was the only on the tour so Kazumi was very flexible to my interests. She was informative, engaging, and warm - all along expressing her genuine love for the city and showing non-locals the insiders’ way around the market. She was prepared with literature, graphics and pictures. We had fantastic treats - exceptional quality of ingredients. I recommend this tour with Kazumi. One small recommendation: I would suggest shifting the tour time slightly to bridge the lunch time opening of some establishments in order to timely spread the tastings before, during, and after the lunch period.

We were traveling with some senior members, and so a wheelchair and elderly friendly tour was what we need. This package is definitely a convenient and best way to reach all the great spots around Fuji mountain areas in one day!

Perfect! One of our highlights in 3 months Japan. Very good teacher and tasty reciepes! If you want to learn how to make good Sushi - go there!

We had a fantastic tour with an extremely informative guide. Highly recommended and would happily take the tour again next time I'm in Tokyo.

The spots our guide took us to we're amazing. We took lots of pictures and hope to go back and see a few more.