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What to do in Tokyo
Japan’s Tokyo is a top tourist destination in the world for many reasons. From skyscrapers to cherry blossom parks and palaces to humble onsens (hot springs), Tokyo will give you a true taste of Japan’s history and culture. It’s one of those rare cities that can cater to all types of travellers, so we’re sure you’ll love it here too.
Tokyo is chockfull of different sites. If you’re looking for panoramic views of the city, take your pick of viewing spots like the famous Tokyo Skytree, the Tokyo Tower, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and the city’s World Trade Center Building.
Lose yourself next in the dazzling neon jungle of Shibuya and east Shinjuku. Fashionistas, trendsetters and shopaholics will be in heaven at the hip Harajuku and Omotesando. Are you an anime fanatic? Then a visit to Akihabara and Nakano districts is a must.
Enjoy a soak and feel the stress leave you in a local sento (public baths) or at the onsen theme parks such as LaQua or Oedo Onsen Monogatari. But if you want theme parks that are filled with your favourite characters, don’t miss Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, and Sanrio Puroland. See some of Japan’s other iconic characters at the Ghibli Studios Museum too.
Need a city break? Take a boat ride at the lovely Inokashira Park, and stroll through the Imperial Palace’s East Gardens. Once you’re refreshed, go on a food and pub-crawl at the Tsukiji Fish Market and Roppongi.
Don’t miss out on anything on your Tokyo trip! Just check out this bucket list of 22 things to do in Tokyo.
When to visit Tokyo
The best time to visit Tokyo is during spring and autumn. Spring from March to May makes the city burst in vibrant colours as the Japanese cherry blossoms start to bloom. Autumn from September to November also colours the city beautifully, plus you can enjoy fewer crowds. On our website, the cheapest time to fly to Tokyo is on June, August and September.
According to Smartraveller, you can fly to Japan and visit Tokyo visa-free for up to 90 days with the Visa Waiver Program. But be sure that your passport is valid during your stay in Japan and also valid when you go back to Australia.
Travelling to and around Tokyo
You’ll reach Tokyo through Narita Airport, and from there you can get to the city by rail, bus, and taxi. We recommend riding the rail if you’re in hurry and the more affordable bus. Start drifting in Tokyo and explore the city by train, subway, bus, taxi, and ferry.
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