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Tokyo National Museum

The Tokyo National Museum (東京国立博物館) is the first stop for anyone with a keen interest in Japanese history, art, design or fashion. It is...

Kanda Myojin Shrine (FREE)

Kanda Myojin Shrine (神田明神) is a major Shinto shrine near Akihabara and Ueno. Over 1000 years old, the buildings have been stunningly reserved and the garden...

Kyu-Furukawa Gardens

Kyu-Furukawa Gardens (旧古河庭園) could be described as a half English, half Japanese garden. One half looks like a traditional English garden, with a manor house...

Nezu Shrine (FREE)

Nezu Shrine is a small shrine complex and garden, famous for it's yearly Azalea Festival. It has around 3000 azaleas, while the shrine itself is...

Chinzanso Garden and Shinedogawa Park (FREE)

Probably the best free Japanese garden in Tokyo, Chinzanso Garden (椿山荘の庭園) is an amazing garden in central Tokyo. It's part of a very posh hotel, but everyone...

Akihabara

Akihabara (あきはばら/秋葉原) is the geek capital of Japan. Actually, it seems like the geek capital of the world.  Anything a geek or nerd (or...

Asakusa

Asakusa (あさくさ/浅草) is the main tourist zone in Tokyo.  While this may put some travelers off, it is still a must see for any...

Ueno

Ueno (うえの/上野) features one of the biggest parks in Tokyo and is one of the main 'cities' within the megalopolis that is Tokyo.  There...

Kappabashi-dori

Kappabashi-dori (かっぱばし/合羽橋) is a fascinating street for restaurant and cafe owners to buy specialist goods.  There are many plastic food model shops, with everything...

Sakura Hot Spring

Sakura Onsen is a modern hot spring in Tokyo that uses real hot spring water.  It also includes a traditional restaurant, where you can...