Top 10 Experiences in Tokyo
Of course, we’re talking about the capital city of Japan here, so you can expect a lot of crowds no matter where you go. To really experience Tokyo, you simply need to embrace the madness and go with it! To help you do exactly that, here are 10 must do experiences in Tokyo, to add to your first visit list.
Experience Japanese Fashion in Shibuya
Check Out the View from The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
Head up to the observation deck on the 54th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, to check out the best view of the city skyline possible. It’s free to head up there, and if you can manage to time your visit at sunset, you’ll get an even more enviable Instagram snap to impress everyone back home! The building is found in the Nishi-Shinjuku region, which is central and very easy to get to.
Visit Robot Central at DiverCity Tokyo Plaza
If you’re a robot fan, you can’t miss DiverCity Tokyo Plaza! Here you’ll find huge replicas of some of the most famous robots in history, as well as some simply pretty impressive ones! Odaiba is the most famous here and stands at a huge 18 meters tall. This is a mock-up of one of the robots from a famous Japanese TV show, and you’ll always find crowds here.
DiverCity Tokyo Plaza is actually a shopping center, so you can easily spend a day there, but the robots are to be found outside.
Peace and Serenity at Yoyogi Park
Visit the Famous Hedgehog Café
For a true ‘aww’ factor, it has to be the Hedgehog Cafe! No, they’re not on the menu thankfully, they’re simply running around enjoy free space, so if you’re a fan, make sure you call up and book a table ahead of time; this is a very popular place with both visitors and locals.
Shop the Designer Labels at Ginza
Check Out the Craziness of Shibuya Crossing
Experience a Genuine Sumo Match
This is another of those experiences that you’ll only find in Japan, and Ryogoku Kokugikan is the place to go. This is an indoor sumo wrestling stadium and you’ll be able to watch a real-life sumo match, right in front of your eyes. It’s something you probably won’t be able to experience anywhere else and it will be something you can cross off your bucket list. It’s crazy, but it’s a must do!
Relax at an Onsen
Another Tokyo experience is a relaxing visit to an Onsen. This is basically a hot spring and because Japan is packed with these natural wonders, you won’t struggle to find one close to wherever you’re staying. After all that sightseeing and walking around the craziness of Tokyo a chance to rest your body is a must do!
Tokyo is a busy, action-packed, and crazy place, but it’s somewhere you’ll certainly never forget.