Things to do in

Tokyo

Prepare to be swept away by electric nightlife, eccentric shopping, exquisite food, and so much more.

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Our most recommended Tokyo Theme Parks & Amusement Parks

  • Edo Wonderland Samurai and Ninja Cultural Theme Park Ticket

    1. Edo Wonderland Samurai and Ninja Cultural Theme Park Ticket

    Enter the renowned Edo Wonderland in the beautiful city of Nikko to learn about one of the most defining eras of Japan. After entering, feel like you have traveled back into the Edo period as you navigate the town constructed with traditional Edo architecture. Choose to wear a traditional kimono from a selection of various ranks and take the opportunity to become an Edo citizen for the day. Become a lord, samurai, princess, farmer or a different kind of citizen, making for great photo opportunities. Be immersed in the culture and experience the complex beauty of being dressed in kimono.  Enjoy a variety of live performances including the popular ninja performances, oiran cultural shows, water magic shows, and a variety of other traditional plays. Try authentic cultural experiences. Learn the basics of how to handle a samurai sword or traditional archery. Take a lesson on how to play the...

    The ticket bought via get online is cheaper than buy at entrance. Good to buy online advance :) Need to check the shuttle bus/local bus schedule if you don’t drive. Only one or two buses per hour.

  • Tokyo: Mother Farm & Hakkeijima Aquarium Private Day-Trip

    2. Tokyo: Mother Farm & Hakkeijima Aquarium Private Day-Trip

    Enjoy a private customizable day trip to Mother Farm and Hakkeijima Aquarium, departing from Tokyo. Contact the supplier if you would like to alter the route and timings. Start the tour with pickup at 8 AM (or another time upon request) from your hotel in Tokyo 23 wards. Then, set off for Mother Farm in Chiba prefecture. When you arrive, meet a range of friendly animals including sheep, cattle, goats, donkeys, llamas, and alpacas. View the impressive flowers and head into the amusement park where you can take part in a range of activities. Next, head over to the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium. Admire the various marine animals and feel a sense of the sea. Finally, get dropped off back at your hotel in Tokyo where you tour concludes.

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.