Tokyo Attractions

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Tokyo Attractions include some of the best known landmarks and tourist stops in Japan. Ranging from the large number of popular shopping destinations to the array of historical and cultural hotspots located in Tokyo’s Greater Metropolitan Area, there are countless things to see for nearly every visitor.



Located in Ginza are many of the top shopping areas in Tokyo as well as many top brand stores. Additionally, visitors will find the Kabukiza Theater and the Shinbashi Enbujo, with multiple different traditional Japanese performing arts.


Located in Akihabara is what is commonly known as Electric Town, a massive collection of electronics shops that makes it the largest in the world, drawing visitors from nearly every major country. Stores such as LAOX and AKKY International are top destinations here.


In Shinjuku is located the bulk of Tokyo’s thriving business district as well as Tokyo City Hall. A large number of high rises are located in Nishi-Shinjuku and in Kabukicho, the largest amusement square in Japan can be found. Restaurants and a number of reasonably priced shops round out the Shinjuku experience.


In Asakusa, the most popular location here is the road leading to Sensoji Temple from the Kaminarimon Gate where many shops sell traditional Japanese wares. The nostalgic, old town feel of Asakusa harkens back to when Tokyo was still Edo.


Among Tokyo’s more trendy regions, Roppongi is essentially a city within a city, home to massive shopping centers, cutting edge living complexes like Roppongi Hills and a number of major international embassies.


Located in Tokyo Bay, this waterfront and island area sits on a man-made island and one of the original military batteries from the later 18th and early 19th centuries. A hot spring, TV stations, shopping malls, Palette Town, and Decks Tokyo Beach are all located here.

Additional Major Attractions

Additional single attractions that visitors to Tokyo might be interested include:

  • Higashi Gyoen Garden – Located in the Imperial Palace grounds, these public gardens are home to multiple historical buildings, art museums, one of the world’s largest urban parks, and multiple attractions.
  • Tokyo Disney Resort – The only non-Disney operated Disney theme park in the world, Tokyo Disney is located just outside of Tokyo in Chiba City and includes two major theme parks.
  • Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena – The site of three out of every six major Sumo Tournaments held in Japan each year, these 15 day affairs are major tourist draws each January, May, and September.
  • Tokyo Big Sight – Also known as the Tokyo International Exhibition Center, this 230,000 square meter convention building is home to multiple annual trade shows and exhibitions including the Tokyo Anime Fair.
  • Makuhari Messe – this major exhibition hall is home to the Annual Tokyo Motor Show as well as many other major events of worldwide interest.

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