What to See and Do in Tokyo
Tokyo is a busy, vibrant city with so much to see and do! It blends old world with modern world seamlessly.
- Walk Tsukiji Fish Market - watch the men bring in all the fish and fresh vegetables. If you get there at midnight you can try to stand in line for the 3am tuna auction.
- Eat the freshest sushi at 7 am at one of the sushi bars at Tsukiji Fish Market.
- Walk through the arches and a canopy of trees to Meiji Shrine.
- Take the kids to Kiddie Land, a toy store with 4 floors, filled with every imaginable toy you could think of!
- Walk Takeshita Dori street to see where the local kids like to hang out. It's filled with candy stores, creperies, anime costumes, trinkets, and toys.
- Walk the most crowded crosswalk in the world, Shibuya Crossing. Hundreds of people cross the intersection at the exact same time. It’s a mass scramble.
- View the whole city of Tokyo from Tokyo Skytree.
- Be in awe of the beauty of Sensoji Temple, an ancient Buddhist temple built in 645AD located in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. It is Tokyo's oldest temple, and one of its most significant.
- Walking in to Sensoji Temple be sure to walk Nakamise Dori, a street filled with tiny stalls selling everything from Japanese sweets, souvenirs and trinkets, to toy stores, and even a wig shop (don’t really know how that one fits in!)
- Eat dinner at Genki Sushi. Order your food on the screen and be amazed at your sushi delivered on conveyor belt.
- Belt out your favorite song in your own private Karaoke room.
- Walk the electric streets of Shibuya.
- Stroll along the beautiful serene gardens of Shinjuku Gyoen Gardens.
- Walk the giant malls of Shinjuku
- Savor Tempura at a tempura restaurant at the top of Shinjuku Mall.
What Kids Will Love In Tokyo
All of the above and:
- Trying new foods at the Tsukiji Fish Market.
- Exploring the walking paths at Meiji Shrine
- Making a wish and tying a bow around the fence at Meiji Shrine.
- Seeing all of the amazing toys at Kiddie Land
- Exploring all the flashy stores walking Takeshita Dori Street
- Savoring a crepe at Santa Monica Crepes, Japan’s favorite dessert place. They serve crepes shaped like an ice cream cones filled with whipped cream, fruit, ice cream, and a tiny square of cake.
- Walking the craziest crosswalk in the world, Shibuya Crossing.
- Looking at the tiny city of Tokyo when you are way up high in Tokyo Skytree.
- Looking at the gold displayed at Sensoji Temple.
- Finding treasures at Nakamise Dori
- Ordering sushi on your own personal screen and watching it be delivered on conveyor belt!
- Pretending you are a pop star singing in your own karaoke room
Where to Eat in Tokyo
Genki Sushi - Located in Shibuya. Great fresh sushi you order by screen in front of you and delivered by conveyor belt
Sushi Dokoro Yamazaki - a tiny but delicious sushi bar in Tsukiji Fish Market
Shinjuku Tsunahachi Takashimaya Ten - Very good tempura resaurant. A little too pricey though!