Tokyo is Japan’s bustling ultramodern capital — the most populous metropolitan area in the world. Let me show you the interesting attractions I’ve visited around Tokyo’s different districts and nearby prefectures. I suggest spending at least two to three days in Tokyo, to see most of the highlights on this list.

Tokyo Tourist Spots

What to do & where to go in Tokyo? I got you! Here are places to visit, interesting attractions & things to do in Tokyo for your bucketlist/itinerary.

Note: Destinations featured above are not listed by rank.

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1. Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan Japan

There’s no other spot that embodies the pulsating energy of Tokyo than Shibuya Crossing. It’s a must-visit in Tokyo, especially for first-time travelers. This scramble intersection is reputed to be the busiest in the world. Go at night when the crowds reach their peak. Join the thousands crossing at a time, coming from all directions at once.

Shibuya Crossing

Price —  Free. No admission ticket/entrance fee.

Location — 2 Chome-2-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya City. Save on Google Maps.

Opening Hours —  Shibuya Crossing is always open.

How to go —  Ride the train/subway to Shibuya Station (Hanzomon Line, Ginza Line, Yamanote Line, JR Saikyo Line, JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line, or JR Narita Express). From Shibuya Station, follow the signs to the Hachiko Exit (Hachiko-guchi Exit). This exit leads directly to Shibuya Crossing.

2. Hachiko Square

Marcos at Hachikō Memorial Statue, in Shibuya, Tokyo

When in Shibuya, be sure to visit the statue of Hachiko, one of Tokyo’s famous landmarks. It’s a must-see, especially if you’re familiar with the heartwarming story of the loyal dog Hachiko, who was known for his daily wait for his owner. You can’t miss it; it’s right outside the Hachiko exit of Shibuya station.

Hachiko Square

Price —  Free. No admission ticket/entrance fee.

Location — Beside Shibuya Crossing. Save on Google Maps.

Opening Hours —  Always open.

How to go —  Ride the train/subway to Shibuya Station (Hanzomon Line, Ginza Line, Yamanote Line, JR Saikyo Line, JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line, or JR Narita Express). From Shibuya Station, follow the signs to the Hachiko Exit (Hachiko-guchi Exit). This exit leads directly to Hachiko Square.

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Skyliner Narita Airport Express Ticket — JPY 2,310 (Book here). Narita Airport and downtown Tokyo in just 36 minutes.

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3. Shibuya Sky

Shibuya Sky view in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Haotian Zheng.

Perched atop the Shibuya Scramble Square skyscraper, Shibuya Sky is an observation deck offering stunning views of Tokyo. The best part is that it features outdoor areas in addition to multiple levels of indoor areas. If you are in Shibuya, don’t miss this Instagram-worthy spot. From the Shibuya Sky, you can see Tokyo’s famous landmarks like the Tokyo Sky Tree, Tokyo Tower and even Mt. Fuji on a clear day. Make sure to pre-book the admission ticket online before you go to skip the long queues at the ticket counters and the more expensive ticket price at the gate.

Shibuya Sky

Price —  JPY 2,500 (Book here) for the admission ticket/entrance fee.

Location — Shibuya Scramble Square, 2 Chome-24-12, Shibuya. Save on Google Maps.

Opening Hours —  10 AM to 10:30 PM

How to go —  Ride the train/subway to Shibuya Station, which is directly linked to Shibuya Scramble Square and Shibuya Sky. To get to Shibuya Sky, you must first make your way to the 14th floor of Shibuya Scramble Square building. Then, take the “Transition Pod” elevator to the 45th floor.

4. Sensoji Temple, Asakusa

Sensō-ji temple in Asakusa, Tokyo

With a history going back 1,400 years, Sensoji Temple is Tokyo’s oldest and most significant Buddhist temple. This vibrant symbol of Japanese culture, located in the Asakusa district, is a must-visit when in Tokyo. Enter through the Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) and Hozomon Gate with its massive hanging lanterns, then capture a picture of the Five-storied Pagoda (Goju-no-to). Inside, the main hall houses a magnificent golden statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy.

Sensoji Temple

Price —  FREE. No admission ticket/entrance fee.

Location — Asakusa. Save on Google Maps.

Opening Hours —  The Sensoji Temple is open from 6 AM to 5 PM. Between October and March, the temple opens at 6:30 AM. Kaminarimon/Hozomon Gates and Asakusa Shrine are always open.

How to go —  Nearest metro station is Asakusa Station (Ginza and Asakusa lines).

Tours & activities:

Asakusa Rickshaw Tour — JPY 10,000 (Book here)

Kimono/Yukata Experience — JPY 5,478 (Book here)

5. Nakamise Shopping Street

Nakamise Shopping Street in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo’s biggest souvenir market is found in front of Sensoji Temple. The shopping street stretches over 250 meters and is lined on both sides with traditional souvenir shops. Here, you can savor freshly made snacks like senbei (rice crackers) or browse for unique gifts such as traditional kimonos and wooden figurines.

Nakamise Shopping Street

Price —  FREE. No admission ticket/entrance fee.

Location — In front of Sensoji Temple, Asakusa. Save on Google Maps.

Opening Hours —  Most shops are open from 10 AM to 5 PM.

How to go —  Nearest metro station is Asakusa Station (Ginza and Asakusa lines).

6. Tokyo Skytree

Marcos at Tokyo Skytree

With a height of 634 meters, the Tokyo Skytree is the tallest structure in Japan and the World’s tallest freestanding broadcasting tower. Located in Sumida Ward near Asakusa, the tower offers breathtaking panoramic views of Tokyo. There are two observation decks, the Tembo deck at a height of 350 meters and the Galleria at 450 meters.

Tokyo Skytree

Price —  The Tembo Deck admission ticket/entrance fee is JPY 1,800 (Book here), while the admission ticket to both Tembo Deck + Galleria is JPY 2,700.

Location — 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 131-0045, Japan (near Asakusa). Save on Google Maps.

Opening Hours —  10 AM to 9 PM

How to go —  Take the train/subway to Tokyo Skytree Station (Tobu Skytree Line/Tobu Isesaki Line, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line). The Tokyo Skytree Station is located right at the Tokyo Skytree Town. Alternatively, you can also ride the train to Oshiage Station (Hanzomon Line or Keisei Oshiage Lines). If you are coming from Asakusa, the Tokyo Skyree is a 20-minute walk across the river.

7. Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea

Tokyo Disney Resort near Tokyo, Japan

Traveling with family or friends? Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea are must-visits. These theme parks feature thrilling rides, captivating shows, and the chance to meet your beloved Disney characters. Tokyo Disneyland offers seven themed lands, including Fantasyland, Adventureland, and Tomorrowland, each with its own distinct atmosphere and adventures. Meanwhile, DisneySea is a one-of-a-kind maritime-themed park tailored to provide a more mature and immersive experience. Attractions and shows at both parks are infused with Japanese culture, offering a special twist on familiar Disney experiences.

Tokyo Disneyland

Location — Tokyo Disney Resort, Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan 279-0031. Save on Google Maps.

Opening Hours — 9 AM to 9 PM.

Price — JPY 7,900 (Book here).

How to go — Take the train/subway to Maihama Station (JR Keiyo Line or JR Musashino Line). Both lines connect to Tokyo Station. From Maihama Station, it’s a short walk to the entrance of Tokyo Disneyland.

Tokyo DisneySea

Location — Tokyo Disney Resort, Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan 279-0031. Save on Google Maps.

Opening Hours — 9 AM to 9 PM.

Price — JPY 7,900 (Book here).

How to go — Tokyo DisneySea and Tokyo Disneyland are located right next to each other within the Tokyo Disney Resort complex.

8. Go on a side trip to Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji view from Chureito Pagoda, near Lake Kawaguchi in Yamanashi, Japan

Cross seeing Mount Fuji off your bucket list with a side trip from Tokyo. As you may already know, Mount Fuji is Japan’s tallest mountain and its most iconic landmark. You can either opt for an easy package day tour from Tokyo or choose to stay overnight in the Mount Fuji area. Don’t miss the spectacular views from the lakeside towns of Kawaguchi-ko and Hakone.

Mount Fuji

Location — Chūbu region. Save on Google Maps.

Mt. Fuji Tours & Discounts

Mt Fuji Classic Day Tour from Tokyo — JPY 8,725 (Book here).

Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi from Tokyo — JPY 9,800 (Book here).

Mt Fuji & Hakone Day Tour from Tokyo: Lake Ashi & Ropeway — JPY 20,000 (Book here).

Hakone Freepass (2 or 3 Days) — JPY 6,100 (Book here).

9. TeamLab Borderless & TeamLab Planets

TeamLab Borderless in Tokyo, Japan

Arguably the most Instagram-famous attractions in Tokyo, TeamLab Borderless and TeamLab Planets offer immersive digital art experiences sure to overwhelm the senses and spark your imagination. Part of the fun is discovering the different exhibits hidden behind the dark, maze-like corridors. It’s easy to get lost and lose track of time, so consider keeping a list of the top exhibits before going. TeamLab Borderless, located in Azabu Juban (Central Tokyo), features vast, borderless artworks that extend beyond physical boundaries. On the other hand, TeamLab Planets, situated in Toyosu, offers a more immersive experience, where visitors become part of the artwork.

TeamLab Borderless

Location — 1-chōme-9-6 Azabudai, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0041, Japan. Save on Google Maps.

Opening Hours — 10 AM to 9PM; Monday to Sunday.

Price — JPY 4,200 (Book here).

How to go — Take the train/subway to Kamiyacho Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line). Use Exit 5. Or, 4 min walk from Roppongi-Itchome Station (Tokyo Metro Namboku Line). Use Exit 2..

TeamLab Planets

Location — Toyosu 6-1-16, Koto-ku, Tokyo. Save on Google Maps.

Opening Hours — 9 AM to 10 PM.

Price — JPY 3,800 (Book here).

How to go — Take the train/subway to Shin-Toyosu Station (New Transit Yurikamome), Toyosu Station (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line) or Shijoumae Station.

10. Tokyu Plaza Mirror Escalator

Plaza Omotesando (shopping mall) in Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan

Have you seen the eye-catching photos of Tokyo’s iconic escalator in a kaleidoscopic tunnel of mirrors? This Instagram-worthy spot is located at the entrance of Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku shopping center. It has become one of the popular tourist spots in the Harajuku district, alongside Takeshita Street, Yoyogi Park, and Meiji Shrine.

Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku

Price —  Free. No admission ticket/entrance fee.

Location — 4 Chome-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan. Save on Google Maps.

Opening Hours —  11 AM to 8 PM

How to go —  Take the train/subway to Harajuku Station (JR Yamanote Line). Harajuku Station is located right in the heart of the district. Alternatively, you can take the metro train to Meiji-Jingumae ‘Harajuku’ Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line).

11. Takeshita Street

Takeshita Street, Tokyo

Experience the quirky side of Tokyo at Takeshita Street in the Harajuku district. Here, you’ll discover shops and boutiques catering to Tokyo’s teenagers. Takeshita Street is also renowned for its delicious crepes, giant cotton candies, and other colorful food experiences.

Takeshita Street

Price —  Free. No admission ticket/entrance fee.

Location — 1 Chome-17 Jingumae, Shibuya. Save on Google Maps.

Opening Hours —  While the area is always open, shops have varied opening hours.

How to go —  Take the train/subway to Harajuku Station (JR Yamanote Line). From Harajuku Station, it’s a short walk to Takeshita Street. Alternatively, you can take the metro train to Meiji-Jingumae ‘Harajuku’ Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line).

12. Meiji Shrine & Yoyogi Park

Meiji Jingu Shrine, in Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan

Take a break from Tokyo’s bustling city streets and immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere of Meiji Jingu, nestled in the heart of a densely forested area not far from Harajuku Station. This shrine holds great significance in Shinto tradition and is one of the most important in the city. Adjacent to Meiji Jingu is the expansive and tree-filled Yoyogi Park. Keep an eye out during your visit, as Meiji Jingu is also renowned as a venue for traditional Shinto weddings, and you may chance upon a wedding procession.

Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu)

Price —  Free. No admission ticket/entrance fee.

Location — 1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya. Save on Google Maps.

Opening Hours —  Sunrise to sunset

How to go —  Take the train/subway to Harajuku Station (JR Yamanote Line). From Harajuku Station, it’s a short walk to the entrance of Meiji Shrine. Alternatively, you can take the metro train to Meiji-Jingumae ‘Harajuku’ Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line).

13. Ueno Park

Ana Inari Shrine in Ueno, Tokyo, Japan

I took a stroll around Ueno Park on my way to the Tokyo National Museum. This spacious park is a very popular spot for viewing cherry blossoms and hosting hanami parties during the spring season. There are plenty of interesting places to visit in the surrounding area, including the Toshogu Shrine, Five-Story Pagoda, Shinobazu Pond, Ameyoko Shopping District, and several other museums.

Ueno Park

Price —  Free. No admission ticket/entrance fee.

Location — Ueno, Taito. Save on Google Maps.

Opening Hours —  5 AM to 11 PM

How to go —  Take the train/subway to Ueno Station (Ginza or Hibiya Tokyo Metro Line, JR Yamanote Line, JR Keihin-Tohoku Line, JR Sobu Line). From Ueno Station, it’s a short walk to Ueno Park. Alternatively, you can it’s a 15 minute walk from Nezu Station (Chiyoda Tokyo Metro Line) and Keisei Ueno Station (Keisei Line).

14. Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum in Ueno, Tokyo, Japan

The Tokyo National Museum is an art museum in Ueno Park. It houses the largest collection of Japanese artifacts and artworks in the world. The Honkan gallery is where you can find the main display of Japanese art from various centuries including kimonos and samurai swords.

Tokyo National Museum

Price —  JPY 1,000 (Book here).

Location — Ueno, Taito. Save on Google Maps.

Opening Hours —  9:30 AM to 5 PM on Tue to Thu 9:30 AM to 7 PM on Fri to Sun. Closed on Mon.

How to go —  Take the train/subway to Ueno Station (Ginza or Hibiya Tokyo Metro Line, JR Yamanote Line, JR Keihin-Tohoku Line, JR Sobu Line). From Ueno Station, it’s a about a 10-15 walk to Tokyo National Museum. Alternatively, you can it’s a 15 minute walk from Nezu Station (Chiyoda Tokyo Metro Line) and Keisei Ueno Station (Keisei Line).

15. Ameya Yokocho Market (Ameyoko Shopping Street)

Ameyoko Shopping District in Ueno, Tokyo, Japan

Ameya Yokocho Market is a bustling market street located under the rail line between JR Ueno and Okachimachi stations. With over 400 stores, it offers a wide variety of goods including seafood, clothing, dried foods, sweets, and more. It’s the perfect place to hunt for bargains or indulge in Tokyo’s street food scene.

Ameya Yokocho Market (Ameyoko Shopping Street)

Price —  Free. No admission ticket/entrance fee.

Location — Ueno, Taito. Save on Google Maps.

Opening Hours —  Varies per store, but they are typically open from 10 AM to 8 PM.

How to go —  Take the train/subway to Ueno Station (Ginza or Hibiya Tokyo Metro Line, JR Yamanote Line, JR Keihin-Tohoku Line, JR Sobu Line). From Ueno Station, it’s a short walk to Ameya Yokocho Market. Alternatively, you can it’s a 15 minute walk from Nezu Station (Chiyoda Tokyo Metro Line) and Keisei Ueno Station (Keisei Line).

16. Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Shawn Tung.

Tokyo Tower is one of Tokyo’s famous observation decks, an iconic landmark that rises majestically over the city skyline, standing at 333 meters tall.

Tokyo Tower

Price —  JPY 1,200 (Book here).

Location — 4 Chome-2-8 Shiba Park, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Save on Google Maps.

Opening Hours —  9 AM to 10:30 PM

How to go —  Take the train/subway to Onarimon Station (Toei Mita Line), Akabanebashi Station (Oedo Subway Line), or Kamiyacho (Hibiya Subway Line). Tokyo Tower is about a 5-10 minute walk from these stations. Alternatively, you can go via Hamamatsucho Station (JR Yamanote Line) or Daimon Station (Toei Oedo Line and Toei Asakusa Line). From these stations, Tokyo Tower is a 15-20 minute walk away.

17. Gundam Unicorn Statue & Odaiba

Gundam Unicorn Statue in Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan

A life-size 1:1 Gundam statue standing outside Diver City mall, in Tokyo’s Odaiba district. You can even see it transform between Unicorn mode and destroy mode every 2 hours at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. Then at night, there’s a light show at 7am. It’s pretty cool to see.

Gundam Unicorn Statue

Price —  Free. No admission ticket/entrance fee.

Location — Diver City mall, Odaiba, Aomi, Koto. Save on Google Maps.

Opening Hours —  Always open

How to go —  Nearest train/subway station is Daiba Station. From there, it’s a short walk away to The Gundam Unicorn Statue.

18. Akihabara

Kanda Myoujin Shrine in Akihabara, okyo, Japan

Neon-lit Akihabara is a fascinating district filled with shops specializing in high-tech gadgets, manga, anime and video games. It’s known as Japan’s electric town. There are many interesting things to do here like experiencing themed cafes and go-karting. See a different side of Akihabara at Kanda Myojin Shrine, one of the oldest shrines in Tokyo.

Location — Taito City, Tokyo, Japan. Save on Google Maps.

How to go —  Take the Metro/JR train to Akihabara Station.

Things to do in Akihabara

Go Karting Experience in Akihabara — JPY 12,500 (Book here)

19. MIRAIKAN (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation)

Miraikan Future Museum (Japan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation) in Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan

This is Japan’s Future Museum where you can get to see Asimo, the famous Honda robot, and the world’s largest Globe OLED display, which shows real-time events of global weather patterns. It’s a pretty interesting spot to visit in tandem with other nearby attractions in Odaiba, especially if you’re with children who are interested in science as there are a lot of interactive elements.

MIRAIKAN (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation)

Price —  JPY 630

Location — Odaiba, Aomi, Koto. Save on Google Maps.

Opening Hours —  10 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Tuesdays.

How to go —  Take the train/subway to Telecom Center Station (Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit Rinkai Line). From there, it’s a short walk to Miraikan.

20. Shinjuku District

Shinjuku District in Tokyo, Japan

The Shinjuku District is home to the world’s busiest railway station and Kabukicho, Japan’s largest and most vibrant red-light district. If you’re looking to shop, Shinjuku is one of Tokyo’s best destinations. Don’t miss out on the great deals at Yodobashi Camera and Bic Camera if you’re in the market for a new camera. Keep an eye out for the enormous Godzilla towering over Toho Cinema in Kabukicho, Shinjuku.Ride a train/subway to Shinjuku Station

Location — Tokyo, Japan. Save on Google Maps.

21. Hario Cafe

Hario Cafe in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan

If you’re into pour-over coffee, don’t miss the Hario Cafe in Tokyo. They have two locations, one in Roppongi and another in Chuo. Aside from satisfying your caffeine fix, these stores also sell Hario’s signature brewing equipment, albeit at a premium price.

Hario Cafe – Roponggi

Location — 1 Chome-5-1 Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0032, Japan. Save on Google Maps.

Opening Hours — 11 AM to 6 PM.

How to go — Take the train subway to Roppongi Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line or Toei Oedo Line). From Roppongi Station, it’s a short walk to Hario Cafe..

Hario Cafe & Lampwork Factory

Location — 1 Chome-12-15 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0022, Japan. Save on Google Maps.

Opening Hours — 11 AM to 7 PM.

How to go — Take the train/subway to Mitsukoshimae Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line) or Shin-Nihombashi Station (JR Sobu Line). From either station, it’s a short walk to Hario Cafe & Lampwork Factory. Alternatively, you can also use Nihombashi Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Tozai Line, and Toei Asakusa Line), which is slightly farther away but still within walking distance.

Location — 1 Chome-12-15 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo City, Tokyo. Save on Google Maps.

22. Edo-Tokyo Museum & Ryogoku District

Edo-Tokyo Museum in Ryogoku, Tokyo, Japan

NOTE: Edo-Tokyo Museum is temporarily closed for renovation.

My favorite museum in Tokyo! Get a fascinating glimpse of Tokyo during the 400-year Edo period. The Edo-Tokyo Museum houses fantastic models and exhibits, showing life from Japan’s bygone era to the modern-day. The moment I entered the main hall, I was already in awe of the reconstruction of the wooden Nihombashi bridge and a kabuki theater. Smaller models of Edo-style Japanese houses and miniature models of entire villages were also quite impressive.

Location — Near Ryogoku Station. 1 Chome-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida. Save on Google Maps.

How to go —  Take a train to Ryogoku Station (JR Sobu Line / Toei Oedo Line). The Edo-Tokyo Museum is a short walk away.

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Narita & Chiba

Sawara Little Edo in Chiba, Japan

If you’re looking for places to visit near Tokyo, Chiba prefecture offers a lot of interesting attractions. Don’t miss Narita-san Temple, a beautiful & popular Buddhist temple not far away from Narita Airport, and the well-preserved Old Town of Sawara Little Edo.

Location — Chiba. Save on Google Maps.

Yokohama

Marcos at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse in Yokohama, Japan

Yokohama is one of the best day trips near Tokyo. This huge port city offers tons of fun things to do. One of my favorite attractions here is the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum. Here, you can have a taste of ramen from different parts of Japan and soak up the 1950s Tokyo vibe. The biggest attraction here, of course, is the Yokohama Chinatown, one of the World’s largest Chinatowns. Yohokama is also famous for the Cup Noodle Museum by Nissin, the Red Brick Warehouses, Yamashita Park (seaside park) and the Cosmoworld amusement park. Train travel from Tokyo to Yokohama only takes 25 minutes.

Location — Kanagawa. Save on Google Maps.

Kamakura

Marcos at Kōtoku-in Temple in Yokohama, Japan

Kamakura is often described as the Kyoto of East Japan. It’s easy to visit from Tokyo as the train ride only takes one hour. This seaside town is famous for its many beautiful temples, shrines, and the iconic giant sitting Buddha statue. If you can’t make it to Kyoto during your trip, Kamakura is a decent alternative.

Location — Kanagawa. Save on Google Maps.

Nikko

Shinkyo Bridge in Nikko, Japan

Located a few hours by train north of Tokyo, Nikko is a quiet temple town and UNESCO world heritage site surrounded by beautiful mountain landscapes. In Nikko, you can find the Toshogu, Japan’s most lavishly decorated shrine, and Kegon Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in the country.

Nikko

Location — Tochigi. Save on Google Maps.

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