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Museum of Yebisu Beer (FREE)

Are you into beer? Want to try out some famous Japanese beer? The Museum of Yebisu Beer (ヱビスビール記念館) is the place for you! The...

Todoroki Valley

Todoroki Valley (等々力渓谷) is a wonderful retreat from all the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. Not far from Shibuya, it offers lush forests and...

Meguro Parasitological Museum

The Meguro Parasitological Museum (目黒寄生虫館) is a truly 'only in Japan' experience! This free museum is dedicated to bugs, parasites and other creepy crawlies. It...

Kichijoji

Kichijoji is a nice place to spend a cheap day, just walking around and doing an odd bit of shopping, eating or relaxing in...

Yoyogi Park (FREE)

A nice open park, great for playing games and sunbathing. One of Tokyo's most popular cherry blossom viewing areas. Budget travel tips Check out the...

Harajuku

Harajuku (はらじゅく/原宿), between Shinjuku and Shibuya, is a heartland of youth fashion and activity.  It will provide plenty of splendid culture shock for an...

Shinjuku

Shinjuku (しんじゅく/新宿) is the business, entertainment and shopping mecca of Tokyo.  A must visit for anyone traveling or living in Japan. Budget travel tips Avoid...

Shinjuku Gyoen Garden

Usually a must see for any visitor to Tokyo, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a large but pretty park right next to Shinjuku station....

Tokyo Metropolitan Observation Decks (FREE)

The free Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office offers great views of the city during daytime and evening, plus on clear days you can even see...