1. Shibuya Crossing

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

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 after dark when the crowds reach their peak. Join the thousands crossing at a time, coming from all directions at once.

2. Hachiko Memorial Statue

3. TeamLab Borderless

Location: Odaiba Palette Town 2F, 1-3-8 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo. Save on Google Maps.

Arguably the most Instagram-famous attraction in Tokyo, TeamLab Borderless digital art museum offers an immersive experience that’s 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 lost track of time. So, keep a list of the top exhibits before going. Don’t miss the “Crystal World”, “Forest of Resonating Lamps”, “Light Vortex II” and “Weightless Forest”.

4. Sensoji Temple, Asakusa

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/NdT3xtbdG4w6JnR47. Save on Google Maps.

Found in Asakusa district, Sensoji Temple is Tokyo’s oldest temple with a history going back 1,400 years. Enter through the Hozomon Gate with its massive hanging lanterns and take a picture of the Five-storied Pagoda (Goju-no-to),

5. Nakamise Shopping Street

Location: 1 Chome-36-3 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan. Save on Google Maps.

Tokyo’s biggest souvenir market found in front of Sensoji Temple. The shopping street stretches over 250 meters and it is lined on both sides with traditional souvenir shops.

6. 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. There are two observation decks (at heights of 350 and 450 meters) boasting 360-degree views out over Tokyo..

7. Harajuku District & Takeshita Street

Location: 1 Chome-17 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan. Save on Google Maps.

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

8. Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu)

Location: 1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-8557, Japan. Save on Google Maps.

Take a break from Tokyo’s bustling city streets and enjoy the serene atmosphere. Meiji Jingu stands in the middle of a densely forested area not far from Harajuku Station. It’s one of the most important Shinto Shrines in the city and is particularly popular as a venue for traditional Shinto weddings. There’s a good chance you’ll see a wedding procession here.

9. Edo-Tokyo Museum & Ryogoku District

Location: 1 Chome-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida City, Tokyo 130-0015, Japan. Save on Google Maps.

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.

10. Tokyo National Museum

Location: 13-9 Uenokoen, Taito City, Tokyo 110-8712, Japan. Save on Google Maps.

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 samuria swords.

11. Ueno Park

12. Ameyoko Shopping District

13. Miraikan – Japan Future Museum (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation)

14. Gundam Unicorn Statue & Odaiba

15. Akihabara

16. Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea

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