Tokyo Attractions

There is so much to see in Tokyo, that you cannot possibly see it all in one visit and what you see will depend your own preference, but here are our favourite sites by area. Take your pick, mix and match and don't forget your camera!


Central Tokyo

Tsukiji Fish Market

Tsukiji Fish Market Tokyo

The world's biggest seafood market. Arrive early for the Tuna auctions and sushi breakfast.

Akihabara

Akihabara Tokyo

The 'Electric City' is the place to shop for electronics bargains and 'otaku', meaning manga, comics and video games.

Imperial Palace

Imperial Palace Tokyo

The primary residence of the Japanese Imperial family. The interior is closed to the public but you can wander the outskirts and garden.

Imperial Palace East Garden

Imperial Palace Garden Tokyo

The park of the inner palace at the site of the former Edo Castle, open to the public.

Ginza Shopping District

Ginza Shopping Tokyo

Tokyo's original shopping district with small galleries and museums. Check out the Sony Building for all the latest gadgets before they are released.

Tokyo International Forum

Tokyo International Forum

A remarkable glass building used for conventions and events resembling a giant ship.


Western Tokyo

Shibuya District

Shibuya district

The epicentre of Tokyo’s youth culture, neon lights and home of Shibuya crossing - one of the world's most famous 4-way intersections

Shinjuku District

Shinjuku District Tokyo

An entertainment, business and shopping district with lots of skyscrapers and a maze of department stores, restaurants, boutiques and neon lights.

Shinjuku Gyoen

Shinjuku Gyoen Tokyo

One of Tokyo's largest and most popular parks; an oasis of calm.

Harajuku District

Harajuku district tokyo

The centre of dress up or 'Cosplay' culture and teenage fashion. For photos of the bizarrely dressed local teens, Jingu-bashi is the place to go on weekends.

Yoyagi Park

Yoyagi Park Tokyo

Weekends in Yoyogi park can play host to cool and unusual alternative Tokyo culture as well as nice walking trails.

Meiji Shrine

Meiji Shrine Tokyo

Built in memory of Emperor Meiji, who opened Japan up to the rest of the world.


Northern Tokyo

Asakusa District

Asakusa Senso ji Tokyo

A compact market district with the feel of old tokyo, boasting the magnificent Senso-ji temple.

Ueno Park

Ueno Park Tokyo Museums

Tokyo's first public park with a rich variety of museums and a zoo.

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree

The tallest tower in Japan at a dizzying 634m with two observation decks offering fantastic views of the city and the Solamachi shopping complex at the base.


Southern Tokyo

Roppongi Hills

Roppongi Hills Shopping Tokyo

A vision of a city within a city, a hugh glass building containing offices, apartments, shops and restaurants, a hotel, museum and observation deck.

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower

Slightly taller than Paris' Eiffel Tower, on which it's design is based, it offers a great night time view.

Tokyo Disneyland & Disneysea

Tokyo Disneyland Disneysea

A faithful replication of the original Disneyland of California with the addition of the Disney Sea amusement park designed for adults. Closed for a few days in January.