Best things to do in Tokyo

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favourite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

1. Tokyo Skytree
969local recommendations
Yukio says “The wide windows of the observation decks offer panoramic vistas stretching all the way out to Mt. F...” ·
2. Shinjuku Gyoen
1175local recommendations
Yukio says “Once part of an Edo era (1603-1867) feudal lord's home, this massive green space was turned into a p...” ·
3. Tokyo Tower
784local recommendations
Takako And Shige
Takako And Shige says “東京タワーには大展望台と特別展望台のふたつがあって、どちらもきれいな東京夜景が堪能出来ます。 特別展望台は夜空に浮かんでいるような浮遊感、大展望台は東京名所が手に届くかのような臨場感がありますよ! T...” ·
4. Meiji Jingu
799local recommendations
Jun says “The Yamanote line takes you to Harajuku station from Shinjuku and the entrance to the shrine is just...” ·
5. Tsukiji Market
821local recommendations
Kanako says “The Tsukiji Market (築地市場 Tsukiji shijō), supervised by the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Mark...” ·
6. Yoyogi Park
810local recommendations
Yukio says “The history of the site provides a compelling glimpse into Japan’s modern development from fascist m...” ·
7. Sensō-ji
872local recommendations
Takako And Shige
Takako And Shige says “東京都内最古の寺で、年間3000万人が訪れる、東京・浅草の代表観光スポットです。国内外から人気があり、いつでも賑わっている境内まで伸びる仲見世はおみやげ品やグルメなどが豊富に揃い、食べ歩きやデートなど...”
8. Robot Restaurant
657local recommendations
Yuni says “You will experience a new world ~ It is so fantastic. Highly recommend!! You can have a ninner with ...” ·
9. Shinjuku Golden Gai
533local recommendations
Naomi says “a time-warped tumble of bars called Golden Gai. This perennial haunt of Tokyo’s salarymen has been g...” ·
10. SHIBUYA109
476local recommendations
Den says “流行の発信地であり、渋谷のシンボルともいえるのが「SHIBUYA109」!日本人だけでなく海外からも注目を集めるスポットです。地下2階から地上8階まで、トレンドと個性あふれるアイテム&ショップが揃って...” ·
11. Kabukicho
511local recommendations
Ayu-Pon Family
Ayu-Pon Family says “アジア最大の歓楽地!夜の街の感じと昼間の感じでは全く異なる歌舞伎町。今注目の街です。美味しいお店もたくさんあるので昼間は飲食店目当ての人達が歩いています。カラオケもたくさんあるエリアです。昼間は若者の...” ·
12. Ghibli Museum
396local recommendations
Yuni says “The Ghibli Museum is the animation and art museum of Miyazaki Hayao's Studio Ghibli, one of Japan's ...” ·
13. Ryogoku Kokugikan
478local recommendations
Etao says “Sumo stadium. Even without going into the middle, there is a large mural at the entrance. Recommende...” ·
14. Isetan Shinjuku
401local recommendations
Jun says “My favorite shopping destination As a beauty brand marketer, this has been my favorite place for mar...” ·
15. Ameya Yokocho
289local recommendations
Ryuichi & Koharu
Ryuichi & Koharu says “御徒町駅と上野駅の間にある商店街がアメヤ横丁です。正式名称はアメ横商店街連合会といいます。衣類、雑貨、食品など様々な店舗があり、店舗によっては値引き交渉を行うこともできます。常に人であふれ、外国人も多...”
16. Roppongi Hills
368local recommendations
Team says “Just up the hill from Azabu-Juban is one of Tokyo's massive office/residence complexes: Roppongi Hil...”
17. Edo-Tokyo Museum
330local recommendations
重雄 says “The Edo-Tokyo Museum (江戸東京博物館 Edo Tōkyō Hakubutsukan) is a museum of the history of Tokyo during the...” ·
18. Shinjuku Station
577local recommendations
Noriyuki&Michiru says “新宿駅は東京のターミナルステーションとして大きな役割を果たしています。東京の主要な路線を網羅しており、バスの発着地点として東京以外の観光地へのアクセスも抜群です。駅に直結したビルも多数あり、新宿駅内で...”
19. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
360local recommendations
Yukio says “A short walk from Shinjuku Station, visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Building, home to...” ·
20. Ueno Zoo
322local recommendations
Yukio says “The zoo, attached to the north of Ueno Park, is split into two sections, a west and east park with v...” ·
21. Shinjuku Omoide Yokochō
303local recommendations
Jun says “It's literally alley with small bars, restaurants where you can eat and drink at a relatively cheap ...” ·
22. Kabukiza Theatre
276local recommendations
Ryuichi & Koharu
Ryuichi & Koharu says “歌舞伎座では、日本固有の演劇で、伝統芸能の一つである歌舞伎を鑑賞する 事ができます。座席チケットの高いイメージのある歌舞伎ですが、座席 によっては4,000円から鑑賞可能です。1回の上演時間は4~5時...” ·
23. Tokyo Imperial Palace
259local recommendations
Kanako says “The Tokyo Imperial Palace (皇居 Kōkyo, literally "Imperial Residence") is the primary residence of the...” ·
24. Rikugien Gardens
197local recommendations
Tamio&Yukari says “六義園は、歴史深い景観と、季節が織りなす自然を持ち合わせた東京の観光名所です。非日常の空間・都立文化財庭園で、和の癒しを感じて下さい。紅葉の季節には夜間ライトアップもありとてもロマンチックですよ! R...” ·
25. Asakusa
317local recommendations
Ryuichi & Koharu
Ryuichi & Koharu says “国内外から訪れる観光客で連日賑わう東京の下町、浅草。おなじみ浅草寺・雷門、食べ歩きが楽しい仲見世通り、レトロな遊園地花やしきなど"THE浅草"な観光地から、EKIMISEやまるごとにっぽんなどの新しい...” ·