Life in Tokyo

Tourist information

Roppongi is in the heart of Tokyo with convenient access to anywhere in the city. Enjoy your trip to the fullest with a visit to some of Tokyo’s popular tourist spots.

tourist_info_map Ueno Tokyo National Museum Tokyo Skytree Asakusa Akihbara Imperial Palace Ginza Tsukiji Tokyo Tower Roppongi Aoyama and Omotesando Shibuya Harajuku Meiji Jingu Shrine

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Ueno

Ueno

A town with a zoo and numerous museums. Ueno Park is famous for its cherry blossoms in spring. Ameya-yokocho — a busy shopping area that parallels the train tracks — is always bustling with people shopping for fresh food, clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry and cosmetics.

Ueno
Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum

This is the oldest and largest museum in Japan. Featuring unique Japanese art, the collection boasts over 112,000 items, including 87 national treasures and 629 important cultural assets.

Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo’s newest tourist attraction is a 634-meter tower with observation decks located above 350 meters. At night lighting alternates on a daily basis between light blue and Edo purple.

Tokyo Skytree
Asakusa

Asakusa

An area that still retains the atmosphere of old Edo centered around Sensoji temple and Nakamise. Local specialties such as kaminariokoshi and ningyoyaki make great souvenirs. The Sanja festival is held in May and the 260-year old (approx.) Sumida River Fireworks festival is in July.

Asakusa
Akihabara

Akihabara

Popular with tourists as one of the world’s foremost destinations for electrical goods. Affably called Akiba by many, it is also an epicenter of subculture unique to Japan with such places as game and anime shops as well as maid cafes.

Akihabara
Imperial Palace

Imperial Palace

The vast gardens and natural surroundings of the Imperial Palace hold remnants of Edo Castle. The Palace is also home to their majesties, the Emperor and Empress. It is an important historical spot with landmarks such as Sakuradamon (important cultural property), and is also the site of matsu no roka, which is famous for Chushingura.

Imperial Palace
Ginza

Ginza

Filled with long-established, first-rate restaurants and leading, brand-name shops, Ginza is a modern, cultivated town with a slightly nostalgic atmosphere. You can view plays there as well as visit a variety of galleries.

Ginza
Tsukiji

Tsukiji

The largest fish market in Japan. Visitors can watch the fish auction in the early morning. (First 120 people only.) Adjacent to the market is Tsukiji Jogaishijo where you can enjoy fresh fish at many of the restaurants, including sushi shops.

Tsukiji
Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower

A broadcasting tower that stands 333 meters high, Tokyo Tower is one of the city’s main landmarks. View the city and Mt. Fuji from its observation decks. There is also an aquarium and museum on the premises. A major tourist attraction that is busy every day.

Tokyo Tower
Roppongi

Roppongi

Teeming with bars and clubs, Roppongi is a magnet that draws people from around the globe. There are also commercial complexes including Tokyo Midtown, museums and popular bookstores. This town is a hot spot where the action never stops.

Aoyama and Omotesando

Aoyama and Omotesando

A fashionable area that raises one’s spirits with its sophisticated atmosphere. The many boutiques and cafes are irresistible. Omotesando Hills — designed by Tadao Ando — is a hugely popular destination.

Aoyama and Omotesando
Shibuya

Shibuya

One of the busiest downtown areas in Japan. In addition to large commercial complexes, apparel shops and restaurants, there are movie theaters, museums and cultural-art facilities that reflect its trendsetting reputation.

Shibuya

Harajuku

This is a town for the young, filled with brand-name clothing stores, variety shops, cafés famous for sweets such as crepes and restaurants. The area is alive with energy, attracting young people from around Japan, and is an endless source of new trends.

Meiji Jingu Shrine

Meiji Jingu Shrine

Meiji Jingu Shrine, built on acres of land within the city, is a solemn place of worship and a world apart from the hustle and bustle of the city. Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken are enshrined here. It is a popular spot with attractions such as its famous ginkgo-tree boulevard and treasure house.

Meiji Jingu Shrine
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