Top Tourist Spots in Tokyo You Should Visit

Our list of must-vist tourist spots in Tokyo, Japan, one of the most visited places in Asia.

Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, will probably be one of the most favorite cities you will ever love in all of your travel experiences. With the mixture of modern and traditional culture found throughout the city, in Tokyo, you will learn a lot about the country. With the many destinations, you can go to, we’ve listed down the top tourist spots in Japan you should not miss out on!

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Ueno Park in Spring | BigStock Photos

MUST-VISIT TOURIST SPOTS IN TOKYO

Akihabara

What seems like the regular magnificent and tall buildings you usually see in Tokyo, what makes Akihabara a unique place is that it is the district you’d want to go to if you enjoy electronics and otaku. You’ll see a lot of new and modern tech here. If you want to fan girl/boy, otaku culture here will really make you squeal. There’s a lot of things you can buy here.

Tokyo, Japan – August 2018: Akihabara Electric Town district in the evening with Taito arcade gaming building

How to get to Akihabara: You can easily get to Akihabara Station by taking a train on the JR Yamanote Line, Sobu Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line or Tokyo Metro’s Hibiya Line.

Meiji Shrine

Founded in the year 1920, Meiji Shrine, or also known as Meiji Jingu, is the most popular and timeless destination in Tokyo. It showcases a shrine which is Shinto, meaning it is devoted to the spirits of Emperor Meiji and his Empress. This was built to honor the Emperor’s death because it was he who took charge in restoring Meiji.

Meiji Shrine
Meiji Shrine | BigStock Photos

How to get to Meiji Shrine: Meiji Shrine is located few steps away from Harajuku STation on the JR Yamanote Line. You may also take the Chiyoda and Fukutoshin Subway Lines and get off at Meiji-jingu-mae Station.

The Imperial Palace

Despite being a popular destination, you’d appreciate that this isn’t very crowded thanks to the application policy; this means only a number of visitors are allowed to go here. The Imperial Palace is where the Emperor of Japan and his family live. You may also want to check the palace’s East Garden. The green space is refreshing to see in the eye and it provides a calm atmosphere.

The Imperial Palace
The Imperial Palace

How to get to the Imperial Palace: You can explore the Imperial Palace East Garden from Otemachi Subway Station within a 10 minutes walk. If you prefer to use the JR line, you can stop at Tokyo station and take a 10 to 15 minutes walk to the Imperial Palace Area.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

A vast green space that is 144 acres wide, the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a combination of three kinds of landscaping which are English Garden, Japanese Traditional and French Formal. During spring, the cherry blossoms bloom and it is the most breathtaking view. Have additional fun by bringing with you some picnic supplies. Just take a stroll, sit down and have a picnic, and just enjoy what’s around you. This is definitely one of the tourist spots in Tokyo you shouldn’t miss.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Autumn

How to get to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden: Shinjuku Gate is a 10-minute walk east from the “New South Exit” of JR Shinjuku Station. Once in the South exit, you can cross the street then turn left, head straight until you pass by the intersection. Walk straight until you reach the Shinjuku Gate. If you prefer to walk less, You can take the subway and alight at Shinjukugyoenmae Station on the Marunouchi Subway Line. It’s a five-minute walk to the Okido Gate. 

Tokyo Tower

The Japanese version of the famous Eiffel tower soars at 1,092 feet which serves as a radio and also an observation deck. This has got to be the best spot to see the whole of Tokyo because it gives 360-degree view of Tokyo. They also have their own café so if you want to have some coffee and a snack, this is a good place to enjoy it. The best time to go here is at night when the tower lights up. Book a discounted admission ticket.

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How to get to Tokyo Tower: The closest subway stations to Tokyo Tower are Onarimon Station on the Mita Subway Line, Akabanebashi Station on the Oedo Subway Line and Kamiyacho on the Hibiya Subway Line. Tokyo Tower is just around 5-10 minutes walk from these stations. If you are a JR Pass holder, you may reach the tower in about a 15-20 minute walk from Hamamatsucho Station on the JR Yamanote Line.

Tokyo Disney Land and Tokyo Disney Sea

Of course, this is another place you shouldn’t miss out on. Get the inner child in you out and enjoy all the rides available here. Get your blood rushing and your heart pumping. Enjoy the adrenaline rush through you. Plus, you will see some pretty unique shops and rides only found here. Either one of these amusement parks will be incredibly fun!

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Ginza District

Love upscale brands? Go to the best shopping district in Tokyo! They have many department stores, boutiques and art galleries. Every shop here offers something different. There are also traditional items here you might want to take home as a souvenir.

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