I haven’t yet visited Tokyo, but it is definitely on my list of places to visit. I hope to make it there in the next few years. My husband and I have been looking at cruises that go from Tokyo to Singapore.
Tokyo is one of the most alluring places on this planet. It is known for its high energy and its attractions. Below, you will find 15 of Tokyo’s top attractions and experiences. Which of these can you picture yourself doing?
1. Dine at Themed Cafes
Japan is known for its exciting niche cafes. Dine with monkeys or get served by your favorite cartoon characters. What a fun way to dine! My daughter would be all over dining in the Pokemon Cafe.
2. Relax in a Shrine
Not only can you relax in a shrine, but you can spend the night in one too.
3. Attend a Sumo Match
Sumo is an admired sport in Japan. If you can, go to a match or watch the Sumo wrestlers practice in the mornings.
4. Partake in a Tea Ceremony
Tea ceremonies, especially Matcha tea ceremonies, are insanely popular.
5. Go to an Anime Convention
Manga and anime are huge in Japan. On the island of Odaiba from August to December, you can attend the largest convention in the country, Comiket.
6. Shop in Asakusa
The Asakusa district is the best place to find a traditional kimono and to enjoy a little shopping.
7. Sleep at a Ryokan
Staying at one of these inns is one of the most magnificent and intimate ways to experience Japanese hospitality.
8. Experience a Festival
Matsuris (festivals) are extremely exciting and a fantastic way to indulge in Japanese culture. Enjoy street food, geishas, parades, dancing, music, and lots of bright colors.
9. Soak in Natural Spring Water
An onsen is a natural hot spring that many come to soak and relax in.
10. Visit Izakaya Alleys
Izakaya alleys are Japanese gastropubs where the residents go to have drinks and snacks in the afternoon.
11. Check Out an Art Museum
There are dozens of art museums in Tokyo. Try to visit a few, including the Mori Art Museum.
12. Experience Hanami
It is a tradition to picnic under the cherry blossoms after they bloom in the spring.
13. Wander Through the Sensoji Temple
Nestled in the Asakusa district, the Sensoji Temple is undoubtedly an ancient sight to behold.
14. Enjoy City Views from the Tokyo Tower
Go to the main observation deck of the Tokyo Tower for a breathtaking sight of the city.
15. Join a Mario Kart Race
Go-karting is popular in Tokyo and mainly if it includes dressing up as your favorite Mario character.
With so many spectacular places to experience in Tokyo, there’s no end to the diversity of adventures to be had. What do you think? Does Tokyo deserve a spot on your bucket list?
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