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Exploring Yanaka

Yanaka is a peaceful neighborhood that is perfect for a morning stroll and that rewards exploration. A straightforward walk from Ueno to Nippori will...

Sony Building (FREE)

Want to try out the latest technology, from VR headsets to the latest games? The Sony Building in Ginza is a nice retreat from...

Arashio Stable – see real Sumo wresters training (FREE)

Watching sumo (相撲) is a special and deeply rewarding cultural experience. Many watch it in the big stadiums, but seeing the sumo wrestlers train...

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower (東京タワー) is an icon of Tokyo, helping to boost spirits and symbolising the renewal of the mega city after the war. While...

Advertising Museum Tokyo

The Advertising Museum Tokyo (広告とマーケティングの資料館「アド・ミュージアム東京」) is a surprisingly interesting (and free!) museum, showcasing Japanese advertising over the centuries. From Kimono ladies selling beer to...

Former Yasuda Garden (FREE)

The Former Yasuda Garden (旧安田庭園) is a medium sized traditional Japanese garden night next to the Edo-Tokyo Museum. While not the biggest, it is a very...

Imperial Palace East Garden (FREE)

The East Garden, right in the center of Tokyo, is a free park within the Imperial Palace complex.  Highlights include Ninomaru Garden, a traditional...

Edo-Tokyo Museum

Edo-Tokyo Museum is a massive museum about the history of Tokyo.  Features replicas and originals from the Edo era (between 1603 and 1868) up to...

Kiyosumi Garden

Kiyosumi Garden is a compact but beautiful traditional Japanese garden, featuring a real Japanese tea house.  Well worth a visit if you are in...

Fukagawa Edo Museum

Fukagawa Edo museum contains a recreated Edo town, looking just like Tokyo hundreds of years ago.  The buildings were built using the old techniques...