Tokyo Attractions: Over 500 Tokyo attractions including Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Imperial Palace, Tokyo Disneyland, Meiji Shrine, Senso-ji and more Tokyo attractions. Tokyo attractions interactive map.
Tokyo is packed with attractions for tourists and visitors to Tokyo. You can go on some of the organised Tokyo Tours to see many of these Tokyo attractions or explore them yourself. It is best to workout an itinerary before you arrive in Tokyo, we have some sample Tokyo itinerary for you to use.
Tokyo Attractions: Nijubashi Bridge at Tokyo Imperial Palace.
TOP TEN TOKYO ATTRACTIONS
Edo Tokyo Museum
Koishikawa Korakuen Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Imperial Palace
Tokyo National Museum
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TOKYO PREFECTURE CAPITAL
Adachi is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo. Adachi is to the north of central Tokyo. Adachi attractions include Nishiarai Daishi Temple, Toneri Park, Higashi Ayase Park, Urban Agricultural Park and the Tokyo Budokan.
Arakawa is one the 23 special wards of Tokyo and is to the north of central Tokyo. Although Arakawa derives its name from the Arakawa River, the river actually doesn't run through or next to the ward. The neighborhoods of Arakawa include Machiya, Arakawa, Nishi Ogu, Nishi Nippori, Higashi Ogu, Higashi Nippori and Minami Senju.
Bunkyo is one of the 23 Special Wards of inner Tokyo. Bunkyo includes the University of Tokyo, Chuo University, Toyo University, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo Dome, Yushine shrine, Gokokuji Temple, Kodokan Judo Institute, Koishikawa Korankuen and Koishikawa Botanical Garden.
Chuo literally means center (of Tokyo) and historically this was the case. Chuo includes Nihonbashi - the traditional commercial center housing the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Bank of Japan and Ginza home to the Mitsukoshi and Takashimaya department stores, and the "zero milestone" from which highway distances to Tokyo are measured. Chuo also includes the Tsukiji Fish Market.
Edogawa is the most easterly of the special 23 wards of Tokyo. Edogawa is mainly a residential area. Edogawa attractions include Edogawa Boat Race Course, Edogawa Stadium and Kasai Rinkai Park which is particularly popular in cherry blossom season, but also features the Tokyo Sea Life Park.
Itabashi is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo and is to the north west of central Tokyo. Itabashi name is derived from the "plank bridge" which used to cross the Shakujii River as far back as the Heian Period. Itabashi attractions include Akatsuka Botanical Garden, Itabashi Botanical Garden, Jorenji temple and the Daibutsu of Tokyo.
Katsushika is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo and is to the north north east of central Tokyo. Katsushika attractions include Mizumoto Park, which is the largest park in Tokyo and a popular place to view cherry blossom, and Shibamata Taikyakuten Temple. The main administrative area in Katsushika is Tateishi.
Koto is to the east of central Tokyo and is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo. Koto includes the districts of Ariake, Aomi, Kameido, Kiba, Kiyosumi, Shirakawa, and Toyosu. Ariake and Aomi districts make up part of the artifical island in Tokyo Bay commonly known as Odaiba. Koto attractions include Daikanransha Ferris Wheel, Palette Town, Tokyo Big Sight and Ariake Colosseum.
Meguro is one of Tokyo's central wards southwest of the Tokyo metropolitan centre. Meguro is a largely residential district, named after the Meguro River, which features beautiful cherry blossom trees along its banks.
Minato is one of the 23 Special Wards of inner Tokyo. Minato includes: Asakusa one of Tokyo's central business districts, full of corporate headquarters and exclusive hotels, Daiba which forms part of Odaiba, a large artificial island packed with futuristic buildings that has become one of Tokyo's most happening shopping and entertainment districts, Roppongi - Famous for its nightlife where thousands of foreigners are visible. Almost all restaurants and clubs cater to the English-speaking crowd. The famous Tokyo Tower.
Nakano is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo which is to the north west of central Tokyo, just to the east of Shinjuku. Nakano attractions include Nakano Sun Plaza, Arai Yakushi Shingon Temple and Nakano Broadway which is famous for its manga and anime shops.
Nerima is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo which is to the north west of central Tokyo. Nerima is the birth place of anime in Japan, and today several anime production studios still remain in the ward including Toei Animation, Studio Gallop, Mushi Production and AIC. Astro Boy was produced in Nerima. Nerima attractions include the Toshimaen amusement park, Ward Art Museum, Iwasaki Chihiro illustrated book museum, Hikarigaoka Park and Shakujii Park.
Ota is one of the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo, which is to the south of central Tokyo and has a significant exposure to Tokyo Bay. Ota is dominated by Haneda Airport, but other attractions in Ota include Ikegami Honmon-ji Temple, Omori Shell Mound site and Senzoku Pond.
Setagaya is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo which is to the west of central Tokyo. Setagaya is divided into five districts: Setagaya, Kitazawa, Tamagawa, Kinuta and Karasuyama. Setagaya attractions include Kinuta Park which famous for its cherry blossom, Setagaya Castle ruins, Zenyomitsu-ji Temple, Setagaya Art Museum and Seikado Bunko Art Museum.
Shibuya is a central ward of Tokyo famous for its fashionable shopping district, with department stores and shopping malls filled with boutiques. Shibuya also includes Harajuku with its shopping area and Tokyo's most popular shine, Meiji Jingu Shrine.
Shinagawa is one of the 23 Special Wards of inner Tokyo and is to the south of the center of Tokyo with some of the ward on the coast of line of Tokyo Bay. Shinagawa includes Shinagawa Aquarium. Shinagawa Station is just to the north of Shinagawa Ward in the Minato Ward.
Suginami is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo which is to the north west of central Tokyo. Suginami features many anime studios including Bones, Sunrise, Satelight and many more small studios. Suginami attractions include Suginami Kokaido, which is the base for the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and includes a concert hall and Suginami Animation Museum.
Sumida is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo. Sumida is to the north east of central Tokyo. Sumida attractions include Tokyo SkyTree, Ryogoku Kokugikan, Edo Tokyo Museum, Asahi Breweries Headquarters and Sumida Park.
Taito is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo and is to the north east of central Tokyo. Taito includes the districts of Ueno and Asakusa. Taito attractions include Sensoji Temple, Asakusa Shrine, Bentendo Hall Temple, Kaneiji Temple, Kiyomizu Kannon-do Temple and Toshogu Shrine. Taito also features a large number of museums and art galleries including Tokyo National Museum, National Museum of Nature and Science, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and Tokyo Metropolitan Festival Hall.
Toshima is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo and one of the eight central wards. Toshima is to the north east of central Tokyo and includes the business and entertainment district of Ikebukuro which features the second busiest train station in Tokyo, Ikebukuro Station, several department stores including Seibu, Tobu, Marui and Don Quijote, the Sunshine 60 Building which was the tallest building in Tokyo and the Toyota Amlux Showroom.
Akasaka is one of Tokyo's central business districts, full of corporate headquarters and exclusive hotels. Akasaka, part of the Chiyoda Ward, is not far from Tokyo Imperial Palace. Akasaka also features the Akasaka Palace which is used by visiting state dignitaries.
Aomi is a district in Koto Ward of central Tokyo. Aomi forms part of what is commonly known as Odaiba, a modern development area on an artifical island in Tokyo Bay. Aomi makes up much of the southern and western parts of Odaiba and features many attractions including Daikanransha Ferris Wheel and Palette Town.
Ariake is a district in Koto Ward of central Tokyo. Ariake forms part of what is commonly known as Odaiba, a modern development area on an artifical island in Tokyo Bay. Ariake makes up the northern part of Odaiba and includes Tokyo Big Sight and Ariake Colosseum.
Asakusa District, part of the Taito Ward is to the north east of central Tokyo. Asakusa is most famous for Sensoji Temple (sometimes referred to as Asakusa Temple), a long with the surrounding temples and shrines.
Daiba is a district in Minato Ward of central Tokyo. Daiba forms part of what is commonly known as Odaiba, a modern development area on an artifical island in Tokyo Bay. Daiba includes section water front area on the north eastern part of Odaiba. Daiba features many attractions including Fuji TV Studios and Aqua City Odaiba.
Ginza is an up market shopping district in central Tokyo featuring major department stores, international fashion brand stores, galleries, restaurants and some distinctive architecture. Ginza is within the Chuo Ward.
Golden Gai is a small area within Kabukicho District of Shinjuku Ward. Golden Gai is several narrow lane ways filled with bars and food outlets, which is between Shinjuku Ward Office and Hanazono Shrine.
Harajuku is a significant fashion and shopping district, but it also includes Tokyo's most popular shine, Meiji Jingu Shrine and one of the most signficant parks in Tokyo, Yoyogi Park. Harajuku is part of Shibuya Ward.
Ikebukuro is a commercial and entertainment district to the north east of central Tokyo in Toshima (one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo). Ikebukuro is focused around Ikebukuro Station, which combines the JR East, Seibu Ikebukuro Line and the Tobu Tojo Lines. Ikebukuro Station is the second busiest station in Tokyo. Surrounding Ikebukuro Station are several department stores including Seibu, Tobu, Marui and Don Quijote. Also near Ikebukuro Station is the Sunshine 60 Building which was the tallest building in Tokyo.
Kabukicho is the entertainment district of Shinjuku Ward. Kabukicho is filled at night with bright colored neon signs which light up the narrow streets packed with bars, restaurants, cinemas and hostess bars.
Meiji Jingu Gaien is the outer precient of Meiji Jingu Shrine, but is not directly attached to the shine grounds. Meiji Jingu Gaien is around 1km to the east of Meiji Jingu Shrine. The center piece of Meiji Jingu Gaien is the Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery, but the 330,000 sqare metre complex includes the Jingu Baseball Stadium, a Second Baseball Stadium, Golf Driving Range, Softball Grounds, Indoor Stadium for Ball Games, Tennis Club, Ice Skating Rink and the Avenue of Gingko Trees which is one of top places to see autumn leaves. Meiji Jingu Gaien is in Shibuya Ward of central Tokyo.
Nihonbashi is a business district in the Chuo ward of central Tokyo. Nihonbashi, which literally means Japan Bridge, derives its name from the historic bridge which crosses the Nihonbashi River. The first Nihonbashi (bridge) was wooden and completed in 1603. In 1911, the current stone bridge was completed. Nihonbashi (bridge) was referred to as the Japan Bridge as it was the eastern end of the Nakasendo and Tokaido roads which joined Tokyo and Kyoto. Even today all distances for roads are measured from the central point of the bridge. Nihonbashi is the location of the first department store in Japan, Mitsukoshi, which has now been joined by the Takashimaya Department Store. Nihonbashi is the site of the Bank of Japan and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Nishi-Shinjuku is Tokyo's largest skyscraper district and is to the west of Shinjuku Station in the Shinjuku Ward. Several of the tallest buildings in Tokyo are in Nishi-Shinjuku, including many great examples of modern Tokyo architecture.
Roppongi is a district in central Tokyo famous for its nightlife and very popular with foreigners. Roppongi also features many of the embassies. Roppongi is to the west of central Tokyo in the Minato Ward.
Shiba District is within the Minato ward in central Tokyo. Shiba District attractions include Tokyo Tower and Shiba Park, which includes Zojoji Temple. The Minato Ward Office is locate in the Shiba District.
Ueno District is north east of the center of Tokyo in the Taito Ward. Ueno is most famous for Ueno Park which is Tokyo's most popular location for viewing cherry blossom. Ueno Station is also a major transport hub. Ueno attractions include Ueno Zoo, Saigo Takamori Statue, Tokyo National Museum, National Museum of Nature and Science, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Festival Hall, Bentendo Hall Temple, Kaneiji Temple, Kiyomizu Kannon-do Temple and Toshogu Shrine.
Yanesen is an area where historical street still remained, which makes this downtown area rare and attractive. Yanesen area consists of three parts, and the name "Yanesen" is a combination of the first few letters of each part's name: Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi. Yanesen is in Bunkyo Ward central Tokyo.
Odaiba is the common name given to a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay, connected to the mainland by the scenic Rainbow Bridge. Odaiba attractions include Fuji TV Studios, Daikanransha Ferris Wheel, Telecom Center Building, Tokyo Big Sight, Museum of Maritime Science, Oedo-Onsen-Monogatari, Aqua City Odaiba, Venus Fort, Palette Town and Ariake Colosseum.
Edo Castle is the flatland style Japanese Castle that forms part of the surroundings of the Tokyo Imperial Palace. Today there still remain some walls, moats, turrets and ramparts. Some of these are original and others are reconstructions. Edo Castle was built in 1457 by Ota Dokan in Chiyoda in the city of Edo, now known as Tokyo. The tenshu (keep or main tower) of Edo Castle, also known as Chiyoda Castle, was destroyed in 1657 by fire, with further damage being done in another fire in 1873. Edo Castle also suffered more damage from bombing during World War Two.
Setagaya Castle was a flat land style Japanese Castle located in what today is Setagaya Ward Tokyo. Kira ordered the construction of Setagaya Castle and it was completed in 1394. Setagaya Castle was demolished in 1590 and today only ruins remain in "Setagaya Castle Ruin Park" and the residential area around the park.
Akamon University of Tokyo, also known as the Red Gate, was built to commemoration of the marriage between the daughter of Maeda clan and Tokugawa Shogun Family. Akamon University of Tokyo is a designated Important Cultural Property. Akamon University of Tokyo is right on the edge of the campus of the University of Tokyo in Bunkyo Ward Tokyo, with the gate acting as an entrance to the campus.
Akasaka Palace is a former imperial residence which is now used by the Japanese Government as a State Guest-House (Geihinkan) to accommodates visiting dignitaries while they are staying in Tokyo. The building was designed by Katayama Tokuma and completed in 1909. Akasaka Palace is in the Akasaka District of the Minato Ward.
Fuji TV Studios is a distinctive building designed by Kenzo Tange is a major land mark of Tokyo. Fuji TV Studios, in Odaiba, offers great views from its second highest floor for free. There are tours available of the tv studios themselves, which may be of interest to those who watch shows made by Fuji TV. There is an up market French restaurant within the giant ball suspended in the structure.
Ginza 4-chome Intersection is the heart of Ginza, the famous up market fashion district of Tokyo. Ginza 4-chome Intersection is marked by two landmark buildings, Wako Department Store and The San-ai Building. The other two corners are occupied by the Nissan Gallery and Mitsukoshi Department Store Ginza. From Ginza 4-chome Intersection most of the highlights of Ginza spread out along Chuo Dori to the north and south, and along Harumi Dori, mainly to the north in the direction of the Tokyo Imperial Palace.
Hachiko is a famous statue of a dog who possessed legendary loyalty to his owner. Hachiko is also the name of one of the many exits from Shibuya Station and the prime meeting place before a night out.
Harimasaka Sakura Street provides a very beautiful view in cherry blossom season (April), with the slope of the street providing a better view of the cherry blossom which run along the street. Harimasaka Sakura Street is close to Myogadani Station in Bunkyo central Tokyo.
Kuro-mon (Black Gate) was the front gate of Inshu Ikeda's Residence in Edo (Tokyo). Ikeda was the daimyo lord of Inaba province (part of Tottori prefecture). Originally located in the Marunouchi area, gate structure was moved to Takanawadai-machi in 1892 to be used as the gate for another building before it was moved to its present location in Ueno Park in March 1954. The exact date of its construction is unknown, but the style and technique suggest the end of the Edo period. With a hipped-gable roof and a guard house on either side, it conveys the high status of the residence and the people who dwelled within. Kuro-mon was designated an Important Cultural Property in September of 1951.
Omotesando is a broad, tree-lined avenue leading to Meiji Jingu shrine in Harajuku which is part of Shibuya. Omotesando is full of cafes and international brand clothing boutiques along with the up market Omotesando Hills shopping complex.
Roppongi-dori Intersection at the corner of Gaien-higashi-dori is generally considered to be the focus of the Roppongi District of Minato Ward, and is a popular meeting point. Roppongi-dori Intersection is actually under the elevated highway.
Saigo Takamori Statue is a famous statue of Saigo Takamori walking his dog stands in Ueno Park. Saigo Takamori (23 January 1827/28 — 24 September 1877), one of the most influential samurai in Japanese history, lived during the late Edo Period and early Meiji Era. Despite romantic legends that surround his image as 'the last of the samurai' he still may be justly regarded as such.
Shibuya Crossing is an extremely busy and famous pedestrian scramble crossing in front of Shibuya Station with the Tokyu department above the station. Shibuya Crossing is frequently used to depict Tokyo.
Sukiyabashi Crossing is a very busy pedestrian crossing in fashionable Ginza. Sukiyabashi Crossing is at the junction of Harumi Dori and Sotobori Dori. On the corners are the Sony Building, Crystal Building Ginza , Mullon Building (which houses the Seibu Department Store Ginza and the Hankyu Department Store Ginza) and the Mosaic Ginza Hankyu building.
Tokyo Imperial Palace is the home of the Emperor of Japan (the Japanese head of state). Tokyo Imperial Palace is surrounded by a moat and a high wall and occupies the most expensive square kilometre in the world. The Tokyo Imperial Palace is within the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo.
Tsukiji fish market also known as the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market, is the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. Tsukiji fish market is a very popular tourist destination in Tsukiji fish market.
Yasuda Auditorium - Tokyo University, is an historic auditorium within the Hongo Campus of The University of Tokyo Bunkyo central Tokyo. Yasuda Auditorium - Tokyo University was contributed by the Japanese banker, Zenjiro Yasuda.
TOKYO OBSERVATION DECK or LOOKOUT
Bunkyo Civic Center Observation Deck is a free observation deck on the 25th floor of the Bunkyo Civic Center Building. On a very clear day Bunkyo Civic Center Observation Deck even provides a view of Mt Fuji. Views of Tokyo at night are particularly spectacular, however the Bunkyo Civic Center Observation Deck normally closes at 8:30pm.
Hachitama Observation Deck is the sphere of the ultra modern looking Fuji TV Studios Building. Hachitama Observation Deck provides an amazing interior view, with its high sphereical ceiling. The exterior view from Hachitama Observation Deck is across Tokyo Bay and includes Rainbow Bridge.
Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal Observation Deck in the port area of Chuo Ward Tokyo, is on the 3rd floor of the Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal Building. Although the Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal Observation Deck is not particularly high, its location does provide a different view of the port area, including an excellent view of Rainbow Bridge. The Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal Observation Deck opened in 1991.
Seaside Top observation deck is the top floor of the 40 story high World Trade Center Tokyo Building in Hamamatsucho District of Minato Ward Tokyo. Seaside Top provides a unique full length view of Tokyo Tower, plus the view down on the Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden.
Seiroka Garden Tower Observation Deck near the Sumida River and about 10 minutes from the Tsukiji fish market, in the Chuo Ward Tokyo. Seiroka Garden Tower Observation Deck is at 221m and provides an excellent view of the waterfront area.
Sunshine 60 Observatory is on the 60th floor of the Sunshine 60 Building in Ikebukuro. Sunshine 60 Observatory provides a very different view of Tokyo to the other observation decks as it is on the outer western edge of the city, so the greater urban area dominates, rather than distinctive landmarks.
Tokyo City View is the observation deck on the 52nd floor of the Mori Tower Building which is part of the Roppongi Hills complex. In addition to the Tokyo City View, there is an open air observation deck called the Sky Deck on the 54th floor.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is the tallest building in Tokyo at 248 meters (814 feet) from base to top, and the third-tallest structure. Entry to the top floor observation deck is free. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is only a short walk from Shinjuku Station.
Tokyo SkyTree at 634m is the tallest tower in Japan and the second tallest structure in the world. Tokyo SkyTree features a restaurant and observation deck. Tokyo SkyTree is effectively the functional replacement for Tokyo Tower with most of the major tv and radio broadcasters moving their transmitters to Tokyo SkyTree. Tokyo SkyTree in Sumida , is part of a major commercial development. Tokyo SkyTree opened to the public on May 22 2012.
Tokyo Tower is a Japanese icon and famous site in Tokyo. Tokyo Tower features public observation deck and cafe. The Tokyo Tower design is based on the Eiffel Tower, but is 333 meters tall (9 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower) making it the world's highest self-supporting iron tower.
Triton Square Tower Observation Deck on Harumi Island in the Chuo Ward Tokyo. Triton Square Tower Observation Deck provides an excellent view of the waterfront area, including across to Rainbow Bridge.
Bentendo Hall Temple is a Benzaiten Temple on an island in the the middle of Shinobazu Pond, which forms part of Ueno Park Tokyo. Bentendo Hall Temple was constructed in the early 17th century by Mizunoya Katsutaka, a feudal lord. The current Bentendo Hall Temple was built in 1958 after the original temple building was destroyed by allied bombing in 1945.
Dempoin Temple is a Buddhist temple close to Sensoji Temple, in the Asakusa District of Taito Ward of Tokyo. Dempoin Temple is not normally open to the public, but it does contain a Japanese garden with a pond which has a design similar to Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto.
Denzuin Temple, formally known as Muryozan Denzuin Jikyuji Temple, is a Buddhist temple in Bunkyo Tokyo. Denzuin Temple was built by Tokugawa Ieyasu and dedicated it to his mother. Kafu Nagai, a Japanese novelist, placed his story in Denzuin Temple.
Gojunoto is the Five Story high Pagoda within the Sensoji Temple complex. Gojunoto is said to contain some of the ashes of Buddha.
Gokoku-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Bunkyo central Tokyo which is the Imperial Mausoleum and where Emperor Meiji is buried. Gokoku-ji Temple, established in 1681 by Tokugawa Tsunayoshi for his mother, is also famous as the central temple that oversees the practice of Japanese tea ceremony in all the country's temples.
Higashi-Hongan-ji Temple, officially known as Jodoshin sect Higashi-honganji-ha Higashi-Honganji Temple, is a Buddhist temple of the Jodo Shinshu sect, in Asakusa District, Taito Ward central Tokyo. Higashi-Hongan-ji Temple was originally built in Kanda, Tokyo by Kyonyo, the 12th Priest of Higashi-Honganji, in 1651 and it was known as the Edo Gobo Kozuiji Temple. After a fire in 1657 Higashi-Hongan-ji Temple was moved to its current site in Asakusa and was called Asakusa Honganji Temple. Then in 1965, Higashi-Hongan-ji Temple changed its name again to Tokyo Higashi-Honganji Temple. After the conflict called 'Ohigashi Sodo', it went independent from Otani sect in 1981.
Ikegami Honmon-ji Temple is a Buddhist Temple which was established in 1282, by the famous Buddhist monk Nichiren. Ikegami Honmon-ji Temple features a five story pagoda, which was built in 1608 and is a designated Important Cultural Property, the Kyozo built in 1784 and the hoto, where Nichiren was cremated, built in 1781. All the other buildings have been built or rebuilt since 1945, when all the other buildings were destroyed by fire bombing. Between October 11 - 13th Ikegami Honmon-ji Temple holds the O-Eshiki festival. Ikegami Honmon-ji Temple is in Ota Ward of Tokyo.
Jindaiji Temple is Buddhist temple within Jindai Botanical Garden in Chofu Tokyo. Jindaiji Temple was established in 733AD making it the second oldest temple in Tokyo, after Sensoji Temple. The temple bell and a statue of Buddha, which date back to the Hakuho period, are designated Cultral Assests of National Importance.
Dominating the entrance to the Sensoji Temple is the Kaminari-mon or "Thunder Gate". This imposing Buddhist structure features a massive paper lantern dramatically painted in vivid red-and-black tones to suggest thunderclouds and lightning.
Kaneiji Temple, more formally known as Toeizan Kan'ei-ji Endon'in, is a Buddhist temple from the Tendai sect which is in what today is Ueno Park. however Ueno Park was actually formed from the grounds that belonged to Kaneiji Temple. Kaneiji Temple was established in 1625 by Tenkai. At its height of power Kaneiji Temple covered a large area and consisted of over 30 buildings including Rinnoji Temple. Many temple structures were destroyed in the great Mereiki fire of 1657. Some building were rebuilt only to be destroyed in World War II. Kaneiji Temple includes one Important Cultural Property, the Front Gate of Hondo, which was a grand and magnificent structure. The Front Gate of Hondo escaped the fire of May 1868, which destroyed all the other temple buildings. The fire was caused by the war of Shogitai. The Front Gate of Hondo had been used as the main entrance for the Tokyo National Museum since the museum was opened in 1878. When the museum was reconstruction, after the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the gate was moved to its present location.
Kissho-ji Temple (also spelt Kichijo-ji) is a Buddhist temple of Sendan-Rin sect in Bunkyo Tokyo. Kissho-ji Temple was established in 1458, with the "Sendan-Rin" School for Buddhist monks being established in the grounds of the temple in 1592. In 1905 the school was renamed, Soto-shu University, which was again renamed in 1925 Komazawa University.
Kiyomizu Kannon-do Temple is a Buddhist temple in Ueno Park Tokyo. Kiyomizu Kannon-do Temple was established by Tenkai Sojo, who based the design on the famous Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto. Kiyomizu Kannon-do Temple which was completed in 1631 has survived the civil wars and the fire bombing of World War II to be one of the oldest temples in Tokyo.
Narihira-san Tosen-ji Temple, also known as Tosen-ji Temple, is a Buddhist temple near Mizumoto Park in Katsushika Ward of north eastern Tokyo. Narihira-san Tosen-ji Temple is famous for the "Bound Jizo" mentioned in the Case of the Bound Jizo of Ooka Tadasuke, a famous Edo Period judge.
Nishiarai Daishi is a Buddhist temple of the Buzan branch of the Shingon Sect, located in the Nishiarai District of Adachi Ward Tokyo. Nishiarai Daishi, formally know as Gochisan Henjoin Soji-ji Temple, it is said to be one of the Three Great Temples of Kanto. Many people visit Nishiarai Daishi during the New Year period.
Rinnoji Temple, also known as Rinno-ji Ryodaishi-do, is a Buddhist temple, which was a part of the cathedral of Kaneiji Temple and was called Kaizan-do or Jigen-do. In 1644 when Rinnoji Temple was constructed, what is now Ueno Park used to be the grounds of Kaneiji Temple. When Jigen Daishi (Tenkai), the founder of Kaneiji Temple, passed away, they enshrined him along with Jie Daishi (Ryogen), whom Jigen Daishi highly respected, at Rinnoji Temple. As Rinnoji Temple enshrines these two priests, it is also known as Ryodaishi-do (means two great teachers' temple). The main temple building was reconstructed in 1993 after several fires.
Sengakuji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Soto Zen sect, which is in Takanawa District of Minato Tokyo. Sengakuji Temple is famous as the location of the graves of Asano Takumi no Kami Naganori and the Forty-seven Ronin, who were involved in the Revenge of the Forty-seven Ronin, also known as the Revenge of the Forty-seven Samurai or Ako vendetta. Sengakuji Temple was originally constructed under the orders of Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1612 close to Edo Castle. However Sengakuji Temple was later destroyed by fire and then rebuilt on its present day site. On the 14th of December each year, the aniversary of the Revenge of the Forty-seven Ronin, Sengakuji Temple holds a festival which includes a ceremony in the graveyard.
Sensoji Temple is an ancient Buddhist temple also known as Asakusa Temple. Sensoji Temple is Tokyo's oldest, and one of its most significant, temples. Sensoji Temple is in Asakusa District of Taito Ward Tokyo.
Shibamata Taikyakuten, formally known as Kyoeizan Daikyoji Temple, is a Buddhist temple of the Nichiren sect, which is in Shibamata District Katsushika Ward of Tokyo. Shibamata Taikyakuten, established in 1629, is particularly popular on New Years day and other festival days. Shibamata Taikyakuten was used in the famous Japanese film Otoko wa Tsurai yo (It's tough being a man). In 1996 the Ministry of the Environment designated Shibamata Taikyakuten and its ferry boat as one of the 100 Soundscapes of Japan.
Shofukuji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Rinzai Zen sect which is in Higashimurayama Tokyo. The Jizo Hall of Shofukuji Temple dates from 1407, which is considered to be the oldest intact building in Tokyo Prefecture and a National Treasure of Japan. The Jizo Hall is one of the few remaining examples of Kamakura architecture. Shofukuji Temple was established in 1270 and the original Jizo Hall was completed in 1278.
Taieizan Ryusenji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai Sect which is famous for its image of Achala with black eyes. Taieizan Ryusenji Temple is also referred to as Meguro Fudoson as it is in the Meguro Ward Tokyo. After the main hall burnt down in 1615, it was rebuilt by Tokugawa Shogunate in 1624.
Tamagawa Daishi Temple, officially known as Gyokushin Mitsuin Temple, is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect which was built in 1925. Tamagawa Daishi Temple is in the Seta District of Setagaya Ward Tokyo. Tamagawa Daishi Temple is famous for its 300 candlelit statues of Kannon, that are placed along a dark twisting corridor which represents the intestines of Vairocana Buddha.
Tsukiji Honganji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Jodo Shinshu sect in the Tsukiji District of Chuo Ward Tokyo. The current Tsukiji Honganji Temple building was completed in 1934 and designed by Chuuta Ito of the University of Tokyo and features an architecture which is influenced by the design of temples from south Asia. Tsukiji Honganji Temple holds artifacts of Prince Shotoku, Shinran Shonin, and Kyonyo Shonin, which makes the temple a popular destination for pilgrimes.
Yushima Temple, also known as Yushima Seido, is a Buddhist temple in the Yushima District of Bunkyo Ward Tokyo. Yushima Temple was constrcted in 1630, by the fifth-generation Tokugawa Shogun, Tsunayoshi, to enshrine Confucius. Yushima Temple used to be the Shoheizaka School of Edo Shogunate. Yushima Temple is very close to Ochanomizu Station.
Asakusa jinja Shrine is a Shinto Shrine next to Sensoji Temple in the Asakusa District of Taito Ward of Tokyo. Asakusa jinja Shrine is dedicated to the three men who established Sensoji Temple. Asakusa jinja Shrine organises the largest festival in Tokyo, Sanja Matsuri, which attracts around 2 million spectators. Sanja Matsuri is held on the third weekend of May.
Chingodo Shrine is a Shinto Shrine next to Dempoin Temple's pond, in the Asakusa District of Taito Ward of Tokyo. Chingodo Shrine is dedicated to tanuki, the raccoon dog figure which is depicted in many traditional Japanese stories and myths.
Ebara Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Shinagawa Ward of Tokyo, that is said to have been established by the God of Water in 709AD. In 1062, Minamoto Yoritomo visited Ebara Shrine and prayed for a victory against Abe Clan. Since then Ebara Shrine has been the head shrine to protect Shinagawa. The object of enshrinement at Ebara Shrine is Ebisu (god of fishing).
Hie Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in the Nagatacho District of the Chiyoda Ward of central Tokyo. Hie Shrine is believed to have been established in 1478 by Ota Dokan. Hie Shrine was moved to within the grounds of Edo Castle by Tokugawa Ieyasu, however in 1604 his son Tokugawa Hidetada relocated it outside of the castle, so that the people of Edo could worship there. In 1657 the shaden was destroyed in the Great Fire of Meireki and in 1659 it was rebuilt on its current site by Tokugawa Ietsuna. The current structures date to 1958, when they were rebuilt following their destruction in the firebombing of 1945. Hie Shrine possesses a sword which is a National Treasure, plus 13 further swords and one naginata which are Important Cultural Assests.
Kameido Tenjin Shrine is a famous Shinto Shrine in the Koto Ward of Tokyo. Kameido Tenjin Shrine enshrines Sugawara no Michizane, a deity of scholarship. Kameido Tenjin Shrine, established in 1662, is famous for it arched or "drum bridge" and its purple wisteria. Kameido Tenjin Shrine holds the "Fuji Matsuri" or Wisteria Festival in April each year.
Kanda Shrine, formally known as Kanda Myojin Shrine, is a Shinto Shrine that was established in 730AD. Kanda Shrine today is located in Chiyoda Ward of central Tokyo, however it was initially established not far away in the village of Shibasaki in what today is Otemachi District. Kanda Shrine was then moved to what was Kanda Ward in 1603 and then Akihabara in 1616. Kanda Shrine was destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and was rebuilt in 1934 using concrete, which is basically the structure of today. Kanda Shrine became famous in the Edo Period when the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu regularly visited. Kanda Shrine hosts the Kanda Festival, which is one of the largest in Tokyo.
Katori Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Koto Ward of Tokyo, that was established in 665AD by Fujiwara Kamatari. There are around 400 Katori Shrines in Japan, mainly in Kanto, with the head Katori Shrine being in Chiba Prefecture. Katori Shrine holds the Katsuya Festival on 5th of May every year.
Kifune Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Ota Ward of Tokyo, that is said to have been established around 1266. The object of enshrinement at Kifune Shrine is Izanagi-no-ohkami (a male god who created Japan).
Koishikawa Shrine was separated from Ise Shrine on 7 March 1966. Koishikawa Shrine is in the central Tokyo ward of Bunkyo and it blends with tall buildings surrounding it. Koishikawa Shrine considers itself a Tokyo branch of Ise Shrine.
Meiji Jingu Shrine is one of the most popular shines in Tokyo. Meiji Jingu Shrine is in the middle of large evergreen forest of 120,000 trees which is surprising given it is in Harajuku. Meiji Jingu Shrine was built to enshrine Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken.
Musashi Mitake Shrine is a Shinto Shrine on the top of a mountain in the city of Ome in Tokyo Prefecture. Musashi Mitake Shrine was established in 91BC by Emperor Sujin. In 736 Priest Gyoki presented the Zao-Gongen statue to the temple. In 1234 Musashi Mitake Shrine was restored and since then it has continued to expand its collection of tresures including the National Tresures: Akaito Odoshi Yoroi (Armour) offered by Hatakeyama Shigetada in 1191 and Enmon Raden Kagamikura (Suit of harness) made in 13th century, plus the Important Cultural Assests: Murasaki Susogono Yoroi (Armour) made in 13th century, Tokin Chofukurin Tachi (Sword) offered by Tokugawa Ieyasu (Shogun) in 1605 and Kuro Urushi Tachi (Sword) made in 1324.
Nezu Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Bunkyo Tokyo. According to legend Nezu Shrine was established over 1,900 years ago in Sendagi by Yamato Takeruno Mikoto. In 1705, the 5th shogun Tsunayoshi relocated it from Sendagi to its current site. Nezu Shrine has several parts which are designated Important Cultural Properties: Honden (main sanctuary), Romon (two story gate) and the lattice windowed wall (Sukibei). Nezu Shrine is also famous for the Azalea Festival (Tsutsuji Matsuri) which held within the grounds of the shrine during April and early May.
Oji Inari Shrine is a Shinto Shrine dedicated to the deity Inari, who is the patron of fertility, rice, agriculture and foxes. The Oji District in Kita Ward Tokyo, had been a major rice growing area for more than a thousand years. Oji Inari Shrine, which features a beautiful painted ceiling, dates back to Heian Period. The beautiful wooden shrine has a hand painted ceiling. The garden of Oji Inari Shrine once featured three waterfalls which are part of the famous Seven Falls of Oji as depicted by Hiroshige, however only a tiny artificial waterfall serves as a reminder.
Okunitama Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Fuchu City Tokyo. Okunitama Shrine, which is said to have been established in 111AD by Emperor Keiko, is considered to be one of the five major shrines in Tokyo. Okunitama Shrine complex includes seven sub shrines including: Matsuo, Tatsumi, Toshoguu, Sumiyoshi, Owashi, Miyanome and Inari, plus a sumo ring, a memorial for the Japanese-Russo War and gorgeous cherry blossom tree. Okunitama Shrine hosts one of the three oldest festivals in Kanto, the Kurayami matsuri or Darkness Festival between 30 April and 6th of May each year.
Tomioka Hachiman Shrine is the largest Hachiman (dedicated to the god of war who is also the protector of the Japanese people) Shinto Shrine in Tokyo. Tomioka Hachiman Shrine was established in 1627, however all the buildings were burnt down during fire bombing in 1945. Tomioka Hachiman Shrine is also the origin of the sport of sumo, which was started in 1684. Tomioka Hachiman Shrine is in the Fukagawa District of the Koto Ward.
Toshogu Shrine was built in 1617 is considered to be valuable for its historical architecture, Grand Oishi Torii Gate and bronze garden lanterns. Toshogu Shrine is open every day of the year. Toshogu Shrine is situated within Ueno Park Tokyo.
Yasukuni Shrine is a controversial shrine to Japan's war dead, housing the souls of some 2.5 million people killed in Japan's wars — including convicted war criminals executed by the Allies. The Yasukuni Shrine is in Chiyoda ward Tokyo.
Yushima Tenmangu Shrine, also known as Yushima Tenjin Shrine, is a Shinto Shrine dedicated to the god of wisdom, Michizane Sugawara. Yushima Tenmangu Shrine is in Bunkyo Ward Tokyo. The grounds of Yushima Tenmangu Shrine feature a Japanese plum tree garden where a plum tree festival is held annually from February to March. The closest station to Yushima Tenmangu Shrine is Yushima.
TOKYO MUSEUMS and ART GALLERIES
Edo Tokyo Museum is a museum of the history of Tokyo in Sumida . The main features of the permanent exhibitions are the life-size replica of the Nihonbashi, which was the bridge leading into Edo (Tokyo).
Eisei Bunko Museum exhibits over 100,000 historical documents and painting, plus 6,000 artifacts and works of fine art from the Hosokawa family. Eisei Bunko Museum is on part of the former Hosokawa family residence in Bunkyo Ward Tokyo.
The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures (Horyu-ji Homotsukan) contains Art works from the 319 Horyu-ji Treasures, originally donated to the Imperial Household by Horyu-ji in 1878, are exhibited in six rooms. The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures is part of the Tokyo National Museum.
Ghibli Museum is a museum featuring the work of the famous Japanese anime Studio Ghibli. Ghibli Museum features perminant and special exhibitions, a theatre showing short films, a mock up of an animation studio. Ghibli Museum is at the south western end of Inogashira Park Mitaka in western Tokyo.
Hatoyama Hall, in Otowa District of Bunkyo Ward Tokyo, is a western style residence which was built by Iichiro Hatoyama in 1924. Today Hatoyama Hall is partly a museum which commemorates the achievement of politicians from the Hatoyama Family, such as Ichiro, Yukio and Kunio.
History Museum - The Mitsubishi Economic Research Institute, also referred to as Iwasaki House, is in Ikenohata, Bunkyo Ward central Tokyo. History Museum - The Mitsubishi Economic Research Institute Building, designed by English architect, Josiah Conder, is old main residence of the Iwasaki family, founder of Mitsubishi Zaibatsu.
The Hyokei-kan is part of the Tokyo National Museum. This building is designated as an Important Cultural Property as a representative example of Western-style architecture of the late Meiji period (early 20th century). It is open for events and temporary exhibitions only
Japan Football Museum is within Japan Football Association Building in Bunkyo Ward Tokyo. Japan Football Museum attractions include a virtual stadium and reproduction of the locker room of the Japan national team. The nearest train station to Japan Football Museum is Ochanomizu.
Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum includes a library, reference rooms and of course the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame (Yakyu Dendo). Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum moved to its current site within Tokyo Dome in Bunkyo Ward Tokyo, in 1988.
Katsushika City Museum features distinct sections: history, foklore, archeology and astronomy. Katsushika City Museum, opened in 1991, even has a digital planetarium, an astronomic observatory, a solar telescope and a spectroscope room. Katsushika City Museum is in Katsushika Ward of north eastern Tokyo.
Kodansha Noma Memorial Museum is a fine Japanese arts museum in the Bunkyo Ward of Tokyo. Kodansha Noma Memorial Museum was built to commerate the 90th anniversary of the founding of Japan's largest publishing company, Kodansha Publishing Company. Kodansha Noma Memorial Museum opened in 2000, is in former residence of the grand daughter, Sawako Noma, of the company's founder Seiji Noma. Sawako Noma was also a former president of the company.
Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery, officially known as Kaigakan, is the center piece of the Meiji Jingu Gaien, the outer precient of Meiji Jingu Shrine. Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery features 80 large wall paintings which depict the lives of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery is in Shibuya Ward of central Tokyo.
Mori Art Museum is an art gallery which frequently holds special exhibitions. Mori Art Museum is on the 53rd floor of the Mori Tower Building which is part of the Roppongi Hills complex in the Roppongi District of Minato Ward.
Museum of Contemporary Art, within Kiba Park in Koto Ward Tokyo, is a public museum specialising in contemporary art. Museum of Contemporary Art was opened in 1995 and focuses on works created after 1945.
The Museum of Maritime Science is a six-story museum shaped like a full-sized ocean liner, unsurprisingly devoted to ships. One of the main displays, a gigantic turbine engine, was actually set in place first and the museum was built around it. There are a few historic vessels on the adjacent wharf. The Museum of Maritime Science is in Odaiba Tokyo.
The National Art Center, in Roppongi Tokyo, is an art gallery which mainly focuses on modern art and paintings (20th century). The National Art Center uses its 47,960 sqm to display 600 pieces. The National Art Center was opened in January 2007, in a building formerly used as a research facility by the University of Tokyo. The National Art Center building is a very modern design by Kisho Kurokawa and features a wave shape at the front of the building.
The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation aims to provide a place where people can experience the latest science technology. National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, which opened on the 9th of July 2001, is curated by the Japanese astronaut Mamoru Mori. National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation is in Odaiba Tokyo.
National Museum of Nature and Science recently re-opened in a new building, focuses on the living world, with life-sized representations of practically every life form the earth has ever seen, from the blue whale (outside the old building) to hundreds of exotic insects. TheNational Museum of Nature and Science has had many names in the past including National Science Museum of Japan, Tokyo Science Museum, Tokyo Museum and Misistry of Education Museum. The National Museum of Nature and Science is within Ueno Park Tokyo.
The National Museum of Western Art is the premier public art gallery in Japan specializing in art from the Western tradition including the original of Rodin's famous The Thinker. The National Museum of Western Art is within Ueno Park Tokyo.
Nissan Gallery is on the corner of the famous Ginza 4 Chome intersection which is essentially the heart of Ginza. The Nissan Gallery displays new and classic automobiles, art and designs. The building also serves as Nissan's head office.
Printing Museum Tokyo exhibits history and culture of printing. Printing Museum Tokyo exhibits include the Kelly automatic high-speed printer, the Kelmscott Press and The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Printing Museum Tokyo is in the head office building of Toppan Printing, Suido District Bunkyo Ward Tokyo.
The TEPCO Electric Power Museum is a multistory building with very distinctive Tokyo Architecture. The TEPCO Electric Power Museum features information on nuclear power. TEPCO stands for Tokyo Electric Power Company. The TEPCO Electric Power Museum is in Shibuya.
Tobacco and Salt Museum is an unusual topic for a museum, but it relates back to the former monopoly on the sale of these two products by the Japanese government. The museum depicts the history of tobacco and salt around the world and specifically in Japan. The Tobacco and Salt Museum Shibuya.
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum is an art museum in Minato Ward Tokyo, but is actually close to the Meguro Station. While the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum Building is a relatively modern Art Deco building, it has served three significant roles in the past: State Guest House (1950 - 74), Office Residence of the Prime Minister (1947 - 50) and residence of Prince Asaka Yasuhiko (1933 - 47). The name of the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum is derived from the Japanese gardens (teien) which fill the grounds and surround the building.
Toyota MEGA WEB is a Toyota car technology showcase where you see some great racing cars Toyota produces, drive a micro electric car and sit in many of the current Toyota cars many of which are not available outside of Japan. Toyota MEGA WEB is in Odaiba Tokyo.
TOKYO THEATRES and CONCERT HALLS
Big Apple is a pachinko venue with hundreds of noisy and loud slot machines. Big Apple is in Akihabara
Nippon Budokan functions as a venue for big musical events, its primary purpose is for Japanese martial arts. Nippon Budokan contains three halls, the largest of which holds 14,000 people. Famous acts that have played at Nippon Budokan include: The Beatles, Bob Dylan, KISS, Pearl Jam and Oasis. Nippon Budokan is within Kitanomaru Park, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo.
Sogakudo Concert Hall was constructed in 1890 making it the oldest western style concert hall in Japan and a designated Important Cultural Property. Sogakudo Concert Hall was formerly owned by the Tokyo University of the Arts, but by 1972 was no longer of a high enough acoustic standard, so the building was moved to its current site in Ueno Park.
Tokyo International Forum is an important urban landmark in Tokyo with a very distinct design internally and externally. One of its halls seats 5,000. In addition to seven other halls, it includes exhibition space, a lobby, and other facilities.
Tokyo Metropolitan Festival Hall, in Ueno Park Tokyo, is a multipurpose hall which is used for theatre, opera, orchestral music and dance. The main auditorium of Tokyo Metropolitan Festival Hall seats 2,317. Tokyo Metropolitan Festival Hall was completed in 1961 and fully refurbished in 1985.
Tokyo Opera City Tower opened in 1996. It holds the New National Theatre, Tokyo Opera City Tower, NTT Inter Communication Center (ICC), plus some additional shops. The Opera City has three concert halls. The NTT Inter Communication Center (ICC) is a museum run by Japan's largest telecom firm. Tokyo Opera City Tower is in Nishi-shinjuku.
TOKYO GARDENS and PARKS
Asukayama Park is one of the major cherry blossom viewing spots in Tokyo. Yoshimune Tokugawa facilitated and opened Asukayama Park to the public as a part of his reformation in Edo Period. Asukayama Park, in Kita Ward, contains three museums: Asukayama Museum, Paper Museum and Shibusawa Memorial Museum. The nearest stations are Oji Station (south gate) on Keihin Tohoku Line and Oji Ekimae Station on Toden Arakawa Line or Asukayama Station.
Avenue of Gingko Trees - Meiji Jingu Gaien is one of the best places in Tokyo to see the stunning red, orange and yellow autumn leaves. The avenue lined with 146 Ginko trees is located within the Meiji Jingu Gaien, the outer precient of Meiji Jingu Shrine, and directly inline with the Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery building.
Chinzan-so Garden is a beautiful tradtional Japanese garden, in Bunkyo Ward Tokyo. Today Chinzan-so Garden is primarily the garden of a restaurant and conference center, which covers 6.6 hectares, includes many significant historic momuments which are spread throughout the garden. These include a one thousand year old pagoda from the Hiroshima mountains, a three story pagoda built by the monks from Chikurin-ji Temple without using a single nail, Shiratama Inari Shrine was transferred from the World Heritage Site of Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto. The garden itself features a water fall, natural spring, large pond and 500 year old tree with a 4.5m circumference. Chinzan-so Garden was constructed for Baron Heitaro Fujita, on what had been the estate of Prince Aritomo Yamagata.
Hamarikyu Gardens are at the mouth of the Sumida River in Chuo Ward of central Tokyo. Hamarikyu Gardens is surrounded by Shioiri Pond, a sea water moat filled by Tokyo Bay. Hamarikyu Gardens is popular in both the cherry blossom season and the middle of November for the Autumn leaves.
Hibiya Koen (Park) is in the central Tokyo ward of Chiyoda, close to many of the government buildings. This makes Hibiya Koen very popular park on week days with office workers. On weekends many festivals and events are held in Hibiya Koen.
Higashi Ayase Park is a large park in Adachi Ward of Tokyo, which features a baseball ground, indoor swimming pool complex and a Japanese garden. At the end of the long linear section of Higashi Ayase Park is the martial arts hall, Tokyo Budokan.
Horikiri Shobu En (Horikiri Iris Garden) is a garden filled with Japanese iris neaxt to the Ayase River, in the Katsushika Ward of north eastern Tokyo. Horikiri Shobu En features over 6,000 iris of 200 varieties, which are at their best in June and particularly the beginning of June to the 20th of June during the Katsushika Iris Festival. Horikiri Shobu En is a ten minute walk from Horikiri Shobu En Station on Keisei Mainline.
Inogashira Park across Musashino and Mitaka in western Tokyo is a public park given to the people by the emperor in 1913 as the Inokashira Imperial Gift Park. Inogashira Park features a large lake and beautiful cherry blossom, in late March and early April, and is considered one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. at the south western end of Inogashira Park is the Ghibli Museum.
Jindai Botanical Garden is at the edge of the Musashino plateau just above Jindaiji Temple in Chofu, Tokyo. Each of the 30 areas within Jindai Botanical Garden features different varieties of one kind of plant. Displays of ume, cherries, azalea, dogwood, peonies, roses, wisteria, etc. can be seen every month of the year. Jindai Botanical Garden features a total of 100,000 trees including 4,500 varieties.
Johoku Chuo Park is a sports park with a baseball field and athletics track in Itabashi Ward Tokyo. Johoku Chuo Park also contains the Moro Ruins which contain stone age recliecs and is a designated historical site by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. A replica Nara era straw roofed house has been constructed on the site.
Kaihin Park in Odaiba is a seaside park which features one of two beaches in mainland Tokyo, but swimming is not recommended as the water is rather polluted. Along the beach runs a boardwalk dotted with couples, as this is considered the most romantic spot in Tokyo.
Kasai Rinkai Park includes Tokyo Sea Life Park, Kasai Rinkai Park Ferris Wheel and a bird sanctuary, and was built on reclaimed land that includes two manmade islands, a viewing tower and a hotel. Great views of Tokyo Bay, Chiba and Tokyo Disneyland can be obtained from the top of the ferris wheel. Kasai Rinkai Park, which is particularly popular in cherry blossom season, is in Edogawa Ward Tokyo.
Kiba Park is a public park in Koto Tokyo, which features open space for events, tennis courts, playgrounds, walking jogging paths and BBQ facilities. Kiba Park is divided into two parts, north and south, but connected by a pedestrian bridge. The Museum of Contemporary Art is within Kiba Park.
Kinuta Park is in Setagaya, Tokyo. Kinuta Park is famous for is cherry blossom (sakura) viewing. Kinuta Park has at least three varieties Someyoshino, Yamazakura, and Yaezakura, which makes for a relatively long viewing season of over two weeks. Kinuta Park also features a baseball and soccer fields and cycling course.
Kitanomaru Park is next to Tokyo Imperial Palace East Gardens in central Tokyo. Walking through Kitanomaru Park is a pleasant and convenient way to get to Yasukuni Shrine. Kitanomaru Park features cherry blossom in late March and early April. Kitanomaru Park also houses the Nihon Budokan, which regularly stages martial arts competitions.
Kiyosumi Gardens is a traditional Kaiyu-shiki-teien style (strolling) Japanese garden in the Fukagawa District of the Koto Ward Tokyo. Kiyosumi Gardens, which covers 81,000 square meters, was created for Iwasaki Yataro between 1878-85. Kiyosumi Gardens is dominated by a large lake, which features three main islands, with one connected to the lake edge via a bridge. There are also several stepping stone pathways through the shollower parts of the lake. Kiyosumi Gardens also features a tea house.
Koganei Park is the second largest park in Tokyo and extends over four cities; Koganei, Kodaira, Nishitokyo and Musashino. Koganei Park is most famous for its cherry blossom in April and is considered one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. Koganei Park also features the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum.
Koishikawa Botanical Garden, also known as Tokyo University Botanical Garden, is a Botanical Garden affiliated with the Department of Chemistry and School of Science at the University of Tokyo and in the Bunkyo Ward of Tokyo. Koishikawa Botanical Garden features not only academic attractions such as the gingko tree that contributed to the discovery of its sperm, Isaac Newton's apple tree and Gregor Johann Mendel's grape tree, but also nice places for walk around. Koishikawa Botanical Garden covers 16 hectares and has a collection of 4,000 species of plants.
Koishikawa Korakuen Garden is a beautiful historic Japanese garden close to Tokyo University, who now owns the park, in the Bunkyo ward of Tokyo. Yorifusa Mito, a Daimyo, started construction of Koishikawa Korakuen Garden in 1629, but it was completed by his successor Mitsukuni Mito. Koishikawa Korakuen Garden is one of only seven sites in Japan that is designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty and Special Historic Site. Koishikawa Korakuen Garden features a traditional Japanese garden in the Kaiyu-shiki-teien, strolling or promenade style with a pond and a pair of hills which represent Mount Lu in China.
Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden is one of the two surviving Edo Period Japanese gardens in Tokyo. Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden, also known as Kyu Shiba Rikyu Onshi Teien (Former Shiba Villa Gardens), is just the other side of Hamamatsucho Station from the World Trade Center Tokyo, where you can look down from its Seaside Top observation deck into the garden. Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden features a large central pond, Sensui, with four island and circular walking path going around the pond. There is a bridge that connects the largest island Nakajima to the shore.
Mizumoto Park, also known as Metropolitan Mizumoto Park and Mizumoto City Park, is the largest park in Tokyo covering over 92 hectares (227 acres). Mizumoto Park, which was established in 1965, is in Mizumoto District of Katsushika Ward of Tokyo. Mizumoto Park is particularly popular in cherry blossom season and when the Japanese Iris are in flower.
Nanushino Taki Park in Kishimachi District, Kita Ward Tokyo, features three waterfalls which are part of the famous Seven Falls of Oji as depicted by Hiroshige. Nanushino Taki Park was once the private garden of the Nanushi Hatano Family, who opened the park to the public in the Edo Period. After World War II Tokyo Metropolitan Government took over management of the park. The closest train stations to Nanushino Taki Park are Oji Station on JR Keihin Tohoku Line or Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line, and Ojiekimae Station on Toden Arakawa Line.
Rikugien Garden is a beautiful traditional Japanese garden established in 1702 (Edo Period) along with the villa for Yoshiyasu Yanagisawa, which features the six elements from Japanese tradition. Rikugien Garden features a pond with islands and man made hills, which is typical of this sort of garden in the Edo Period. This is know as the Kaiyu-shiki-teien or strolling or Promenade Style. Rikugien Garden is held in high regard and is designated as a "Special Place of Scenic Beauty". Rikugien Garden was opened to the public in 1938.
Shiba Park is a park in Minato Ward, Tokyo, built around the temple of Zojoji. The park is between the Minato Ward offices and the Tokyo Tower. Many of the footpaths in the park offer excellent views of the Tokyo Tower.
Shin-Edogawa Garden is a beautiful tradtional Japanese garden, in Bunkyo Ward Tokyo. The Shin-Edogawa Garden, New Edo River Garden, is derived from the garden's close proximity to the Kanda River, which was called the Edo River until 1965. Shin-Edogawa Garden is the site of the second home of Hosokawa who was the head of the Kumamoto Domain at the end of the Edo Period. The site later became the main residence of the Hosokawa faimily.
Shinjuku Central Park is a functional park, which is very popular with the many office workers from the surrounding skyscrapers in Nishi-Shinjuku District. Shinjuku Central Park features a few cherry blossom trees, flowers and wide paved paths.
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a large park and one of the most beautiful in Tokyo featuring Japanese, French and English styles. With 1,500 cherry trees, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a very popular location for viewing cherry blossom. The park overlaps both Shinjuku and Shibuya .
Showa Kinen Park, also known as Showa Memorial Park and Showa Commemorative National Government Park, is a large park which was established in 1983 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the emperor Showa. In December Showa Kinen Park features Christmas lighting in December and in the middle two weeks of November it features stunning Autumn leaves. Showa Kinen Park also features 11km of bike tracks and there are bicycles available for rent. Showa Kinen Park is west of central Tokyo and covers part of Tachikawa city and Akishima city.
Sumida Park, in Sumida Tokyo, is most famous for its cherry blossom and is considered one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. Sumida Park derives its name from the Sumida River which flows along one side of the park.
Tokyo Imperial Palace East Gardens, next to the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo once formed part of Edo Castle. Tokyo Imperial Palace East Gardens are kept in impeccable condition and certainly one of Tokyo's best gardens. Tokyo Imperial Palace East Gardens are particularly beautiful during the March and April plum and cherry blossom seasons. Entrance is free through a number of gates; most visitors use the Otemachi gate near the subway station of the same name.
Tokyo Metropolitan War Memorial, also referred to as the Tokyo National Cemetery, is next to Rekisen Park in Bunkyo Tokyo. Tokyo Metropolitan War Memorial is a metropolitan facility to console the souls of people died in the World War II.
Toneri Park is a large park in Adachi Ward of Tokyo. Toneri Park is divided into an eastern and western sections by Ogubashi Highway, with an athletics stadium, tennis courts and a baseball ground on the western side and a garden style park on the eastern side with a large pond and a bird sanctury.
Ueno Park adjacent to the station, is home to most of the attractions in the area, including the Ueno Zoo and many museums including Tokyo National Museum, National Museum of Nature and Science, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and Tokyo Metropolitan Festival Hall. In cherry blossom season, Ueno Park is Tokyo's most popular spot for outdoor hanami parties. Ueno Park also features several temples and shrines including Bentendo Hall Temple, Kaneiji Temple, Kiyomizu Kannon-do Temple and Toshogu Shrine.
Ukima Park (Ukima ga Ike) is a metropolitan urban park that has Ukima ga Ike Pond at its centre, along with feature windmill. Ukima Park, in Kita Ward Tokyo, has an area of 115,786 square meters. Fishing can be done in Ukima ga Ike Pond. Ukima Park also contains baseball ground, tennis courts, Jyabu Jyabu Pond where people can swim, bird sanctuary, sakuraso (cherry blossom) garden gateball ground and square with play equipment for children.
Urban Agricultural Park also known as Toshi Nogyo Koen, is in the Shikahama District of Adachi Ward of Tokyo. Urban Agricultural Park is partly an educational resource for the public to learn about agriculture, with the park featuring fields, orchards and greenhouses. Urban Agricultural Park also features open space lawns, play equipment and a cycling track.
Wadakura Fountain Park is surrounded by one three sides by the moat of Edo Castle, or what today is referred to as the Tokyo Imperial Palace. Wadakura Fountain Park is a small functional park which features several water fountains.
TOKYO GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS
Bunkyo Civic Center is a 25 story high skyscraper which is the admistrative offices for Bunkyo Ward of Tokyo. The Bunkyo Civic Center Building was completed in 1994 and features the free Bunkyo Civic Center Observation Deck.
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Building is in Chiyoda Tokyo.
Sori-daijin Kantei is the working office for the Prime Minister of Japan.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Assembly Hall is part of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building complex. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is one of the best lookouts in Tokyo Japan and even better it is free.
Shinagawa Aquarium, in Shinagawa central Tokyo, features tunnel tank with a walk through tunnel where you can view sea creatures swimming over head and on both sides of you. Shinagawa Aquarium also features shows with dolphins and sea lions.
Tokyo Sea Life Park is an aquarium along the shore line of Tokyo Bay within Kasai Rinkai Park in Edogawa Ward Tokyo. Tokyo Sea Life Park features a 2,200t donut shaped tank with large fast swimming fish including blue fin tuna. In addition to fish, Tokyo Sea Life Park features penguins, auks and puffins.
TOKYO LAKES and BAYS
Shinobazu Pond is a large pond or lake within Ueno Park to the north east of central Tokyo. Shinobazu Pond is divided into three sections: Cormorant Pond, Boat Pond and Lotus Pond. The Cormorant Pond is within the grounds of Ueno Zoo. in the middle of Shinobazu Pond is Benten Island which features the Bentendo Temple.
Meguro River Nakameguro is a particularly pretty location in cherry blossom season as the banks of the river at this point are lined with cherry blossom trees. Nakameguro is a District of the central Tokyo Ward of Meguro.
Nihonbashi (bridge) is a in Nihonbashi district in the Chuo ward of central Tokyo. Nihonbashi, which literally means Japan Bridge, is the historic bridge which crosses the Nihonbashi River. The first Nihonbashi (bridge) was wooden and completed in 1603. In 1911, the current stone bridge was completed. Nihonbashi (bridge) was referred to as the Japan Bridge as it was the eastern end of the Nakasendo and Tokaido roads which joined Tokyo and Kyoto. Even today all distances for roads are measured from the central point of the bridge.
Nijubashi, literally means "double bridge", is the common name of the bridge that crosses the moat to the main gate (Nishinmaru-mon) of the Tokyo Imperial Palace. However, Nijubashi actually refers to the wooden bridges which were replaced by the current stone and cast iron bridge in the Meiji Period. The formal name for the current bridge is the Imperial Palace Main Gate Stone Bridge. Nijubashi is said to be the most photographed sight in Japan.
Rainbow Bridge is a suspension bridge over the Tokyo Port, on the northernmost part of Tokyo Bay, connecting the Shibaura Wharf and the new waterfront development area, known as Odaiba in Minato ward, Tokyo.
TOKYO AMUSEMENT PARKS
Hanayashiki Amusement Park is close to Sensoji Temple, in the Asakusa District of Taito Ward of Tokyo. Hanayashiki Amusement Park is not outstanding by today's standards of amusement parks, but it is said to the be the oldest in Tokyo.
Sanrio Puroland is a theme park featuring Hello Kitty, My Melody, Cinnamoroll, Jewelpet and more characters created by the Sanrio company. Sanrio Puroland is in the western suburbs of Tokyo in Tama New Town.
Tokyo Disneyland is one of the most popular theme parks in the world. Tokyo Disneyland, which opened in 1983, is part of the Tokyo Disney Resort complex, which includes Tokyo DisneySea, Ikspiari (similar to Downtown Disney), Bon Voyage! (merchandise store) and Cirque du Soleil (theatre).
Tokyo Dome City Attractions amusement park includes Thunder Dolphin, a Steel roller coaster 80m tall which pass through a building and the center-less Ferris wheel, the Big-O.
Oedo-Onsen-Monogatari, in Odaiba, is the largest (artificial) hot spring complex in Tokyo. Oedo-Onsen-Monogatari has an Edo-era (1800s) style and featuring an endless array of bathtubs of all temperatures and flavors including uchiyu (insidebath), iwa-buro (an outdoor rockbath), ashiyu (a footbath) and suna-buro (sandbath). Oedo-Onsen-Monogatari also features restaurants, bars, shops and resting areas.
TOKYO SPORTING VENUES
Ariake Colosseum sometimes known as the "Wimbeldon of Tokyo" as it is the site of the Japan Open (tennis). The Ariake Colosseum is a multi purpose venue with an opening roof, which is also used for concerts and boxing matches. Ariake Colosseum is in Odaiba Tokyo.
Ariake Sports Center, in Odaiba is a sports complex containing an indoor pool, gym, volleyball and basketball courts. The Ariake Sports Center features very distinctive Tokyo Architecture and is often likened to a mushroom.
The National Olympic Stadium (also referred to as simply the National Stadium) was completed in 1958 and built for the 1964 Summer Olympics. The National Olympic Stadium has a seated capacity of 48,000 and today is mainly used for football matches. The National Olympic Stadium is in Shinjuku.
Ryogoku Kokugikan is the largest sumo arena in Japan with a capacity for 10,000 spectators and where grand tournaments or basho are held in January, May and September. Ryogoku Kokugikan is in the Ryogoku district of Sumida Tokyo.
Tokyo Budokan is a martial arts and Kyudo training hall with very distinctive architecture in Adachi Ward of Tokyo. Tokyo Budokan was designed by the famous Japanese architect Kijo Rokkaku. Tokyo Budokan is at the end of the long linear section of Higashi Ayase Park and not near the main sections of the park.
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium is distinctive looking sporting complex which was completed in 1954 for the World Wrestling Championships and then later used for the gymnasitcs events in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, which is in Sendagaya District of Shibuya Ward of central Tokyo, under went a major renovation which was completed in 1991. The current ultra modern design is by award winning Fumihiko Maki.
Yoyogi National Gymnasium is an arena in Yoyogi Park, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan which is famous for its suspension roof design. It was designed by Kenzo Tange and built between 1961 and 1964 to house swimming and diving events in the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics.
Haneda Airport (IATA: HND, ICAO: RJTT) is officially known as Tokyo International Airport, however it mainly handles domestic flights with some short haul international flight and the majority of international flights go through Narita Airport. Haneda Airport is only 14km south of the centre of Tokyo in the ward of Ota. Haneda Airport is the fifth busiest airport in the world, handling over 64 million passenger movements per year.
TOKYO TRAIN STATIONS
Akihabara Station services Akihabara, which is Tokyo's "Electric Town", on the eastern side of the central Chiyoda ward. The area houses thousands of shops selling every technological gadget you can imagine, from computers to PlayStations and vacuums to DVDs. Akihabara Station serves JR East: Keihin-Tohoku, Yamanote, Chuo-Sobu, Tokyo Metro: Tokyo Metro Hibiya and Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company: Tsukuba Express.
Ikebukuro Station is the second busiest station in Tokyo, second only to Shinjuku Station, with an average of 2.71 million passenger movements per day in 2007. Ikebukuro Station is in Ikebukuro in the Toshima ward. Ikebukuro Station combines the JR East, Seibu Ikebukuro Line and the Tobu Tojo Lines. Surrounding Ikebukuro Station are several department stores including Seibu, Tobu, Marui and Don Quijote. Also near Ikebukuro Station is the Sunshine 60 Building which was the tallest building in Tokyo.
Shinagawa Station, just to the north of Shinagawa Ward in the Takanawa District of Minato Ward in central Tokyo, is one of only two stations in the Tokyo area where the Tokaido Shinkansen stops. The Tokaido Shinkansen is the busiest Shinkansen line in Japan running between Tokyo and Osaka via Nagoya and Kyoto. Shinagawa Station also services the Keikyu Main Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line, Tokaido Main Line, Yamanote Line and the Yokosuka Line.
Tokyo Station is not the largest or busiest station in Tokyo (See Shinjuku Station ), but it is very close to the Imperial Palace Tokyo and the Ginza commercial district. It is the starting point and terminus for most of Japan's Shinkansen lines.
TOKYO BUS TERMINAL
TOKYO EMBASSY and CONSULATES
ABC Mart is a chain of shoe stores throughout Japan. This store is in Shibuya.
Accessorize Harajuku is an Accessorize store, a London based fashion and accessories brand which sells bags, jewellery and other fashion accessories, that is between Omotesando and in Takeshita Dori Harajuku.
Adidas is just one of the many international fashion brands that have a store in Ginza.
AKKY II Store is just a short walk from JR Akihabara station (Akihabara). Great selection of Duty Free electronic products for overseas use as English OS PC, English OS PDA, Digital Video Camera, Digital Still Camera, Plasma TV, LCD TV,GSM Phone,Travel goods and Souvenirs.
AKKY III Store is just a short walk from JR Akihabara station (Akihabara). Great selection of Duty Free electronic products for overseas use as English OS PC, English OS PDA, Digital Video Camera, Digital Still Camera, Plasma TV, LCD TV,GSM Phone,Travel goods and Souvenirs.
AKKY International Main Store is a minute walk from JR Akihabara station (Akihabara). Great selection of Duty Free electronic products for overseas use as English OS PC, English OS PDA, Digital Video Camera, Digital Still Camera, Plasma TV, LCD TV,GSM Phone,Travel goods and Souvenirs.
Aqua City Odaiba is a six story shopping and entertainment complex in Odaiba. Aqua City Odaiba features a 13 screen cinema, Japan's largest gourmet zone, Sony ExploraScience and extensive range of stops including some international brands and a Disney Store.
Bic Camera Ginza is one of around 40 Bic Camera stores found throughout Japan, which dispite the name sell computers, mobile phones, audio and video equipment, plus of course cameras. Most Bic Camera stores are large sites, which consist of several floors and nomally include restaurants and cafes. This Bic Camera store is in Ginza, Tokyo.
Bic Camera Shibuya is the smaller of the two Bic Camera stores in Shibuya, and one of around 40 Bic Camera stores found throughout Japan, which dispite the name sell computers, mobile phones, audio and video equipment, plus of course cameras. Most Bic Camera stores are large sites, which consist of several floors and nomally include restaurants and cafes. This Bic Camera store is in Shibuya, Tokyo.
Bic Camera Shibuya Main Store is the larger of the two Bic Camera stores in Shibuya, and one of around 40 Bic Camera stores found throughout Japan, which dispite the name sell computers, mobile phones, audio and video equipment, plus of course cameras. Most Bic Camera stores are large sites, which consist of several floors and nomally include restaurants and cafes. This Bic Camera store is in Shibuya, Tokyo.
Bic Camera Shinjuku East Exit is one of three Bic Camera stores in Shinjuku and one of around 40 Bic Camera stores found throughout Japan, which dispite the name sell computers, mobile phones, audio and video equipment, plus of course cameras. Most Bic Camera stores are large sites, which consist of several floors and nomally include restaurants and cafes. This Bic Camera store is in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Bic Camera Shinjuku East Station Front Store is one of three Bic Camera stores in Shinjuku and one of around 40 Bic Camera stores found throughout Japan, which dispite the name sell computers, mobile phones, audio and video equipment, plus of course cameras. Most Bic Camera stores are large sites, which consist of several floors and nomally include restaurants and cafes. This Bic Camera store is in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Bic Camera Shinjuku West Exit is one of three Bic Camera stores in Shinjuku and one of around 40 Bic Camera stores found throughout Japan, which dispite the name sell computers, mobile phones, audio and video equipment, plus of course cameras. Most Bic Camera stores are large sites, which consist of several floors and nomally include restaurants and cafes. This Bic Camera store is in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Book 1st is a chain of massive book stores. This store is in Shibuya.
Burberry Ginza is one of the Burberry stores, an English fashion brand of clothing, perfumes and accessories, found throughout Japan. Burberry Ginza is just one of the many international fashion brands that have a store in the up market shopping district of Ginza in Tokyo.
Burberry Harajuku is one of the Burberry stores, an English fashion brand of clothing, perfumes and accessories, found throughout Japan. Burberry Harajuku is in the very distinctive Japanese Nursing Association Building along the up market and very fashionable Omotesando in Harajuku District of Tokyo.
Bvlgari Ginza is one of the Bvlgari stores, an Italian jeweler and luxury goods retailer, found throughout Japan. Bvlgari Ginza is one of the many international fashion brand stores found in the up market shopping district of Ginza in Tokyo.
Bvlgari Harajuku is one of the Bvlgari stores, an Italian jeweler and luxury goods retailer, found throughout Japan. Bvlgari Harajuku is along the up market and very fashionable Omotesando in Harajuku District of Tokyo.
Cartier Ginza is one of the two Cartier stores, a French jeweler and watch maker, found in Ginza, and one of many found throughout Japan. Cartier Ginza is just one of the many international fashion brands that have a store in the up market shopping district of Ginza in Tokyo.
Cartier Main Store Ginza is one of the two Cartier stores, a French jeweler and watch maker, found in Ginza, and one of many found throughout Japan. Cartier Main Store Ginza is just one of the many international fashion brands that have a store in the up market shopping district of Ginza in Tokyo.
Celine Harajuku is one of the Celine, a French fashion brand which distributes handbags, shoes, ready to wear fashion and accessories, found throughout Japan. Celine Harajuku is along the up market and very fashionable Omotesando in Harajuku District of Tokyo.
Chanel Harajuku is one of the Chanel brand fashion stores in Japan. Chanel Harajuku is one of the many international fashion stores found along the up market and very fashionable Omotesando in Harajuku District of Tokyo.
Chaumet Ginza is one of the Chaumet, a French brand of watches and jewelry, stores. Chaumet Ginza is one of the many international fashion brand stores found in the up market shopping district of Ginza in Tokyo.
Chaumet Harajuku is one of the Chaumet, a French brand of watches and jewelry, stores. Chaumet Harajuku is one of the many international fashion stores found along the up market and very fashionable Omotesando in Harajuku District of Tokyo.
Coach Ginza is one of the Coach, an international fashion brand of handbags and accessories, stores. Coach Ginza is one of the many international fashion brand stores found in the up market shopping district of Ginza in Tokyo.
Daimaru Department Store Nihonbashi is one of the Daimaru Department stores found throughout Japan. Daimaru has a history going all the way back to Dia-Monjiya Store in Kyoto which opened in 1717. Today the Diamaru Department Store chain is part of the Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores group, with many of the Diamaru Stores in the Kansai region. Daimaru Department Store Nihonbashi is in Nihonbashi District of central Tokyo.
Daiso Harajuku is a flagship store for Daiso, Japan's largest chain of 100 Yen (discount) stores, with around 2,500 stores in Japan and over 500 overseas. Since 2004 Daiso has been selling products in multiples of 100 Yen including 200, 300, 400 and 500 Yen. Unlike most other 100 Yen stores Daiso does not sell end of line or seconds. Instead it uses its buying power to deal directly with manufacturers. This store is in Takeshita Dori in Harajuku.
Decks Tokyo Beach shopping mall, featuring Sega Joypolis (A giant game center / amusement arcade) and Little Hong Kong. From the 15th of June 2012, a new Legoland Discovery Center will be opening within the mall. Decks Tokyo Beach, sometimes also referred to as Decks Mall is in Odaiba.
Dior Ginza (Christian Diro Couture) is one of the Dior, a French fashion brand producing apparel and accessories, stores. Dior Ginza building features a very distinct facade of white with grey lines which go vertically, horizontally and at a 45 degree angle. Dior Ginza is one of the many international fashion brand stores found in the up market shopping district of Ginza in Tokyo.
Dior Harajuku (Christian Diro Couture) is one of the Dior, a French fashion brand producing apparel and accessories, stores. Dior Harajuku> is one of the many international fashion brands that have a store along the up market and very fashionable Omotesando in Harajuku District of Tokyo.
DoCoMo, or formally NTT DoCoMo is the brand of the mobile network owned by NTT telecommunications company which is one third owned by the Japanese Government. This store is in Shibuya.
Don Quijote is a chain of discount stores selling a wide range of products including groceries, electronics and clothing. This store is in Shibuya.
Don Quijote is a chain of discount stores selling a wide range of products including groceries, electronics and clothing. This store is in Shinjuku.
Dover Street Market Ginza is a concept store created by Rei Kawakubo, that opened on 16 March, 2012 in the revamped Ginza Komatsu Department Store. The first Dover Street Market store opened in London in 2004. Dover Street Market Ginza carries the COMME des GARCONS lines, plus many other major fashion brands including Celine, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Thom Brown, Ferragamo, Alexander McQueen, Azzedine Alaia, Supreme, NIKE, and A Bathing Ape, a total of over 100 brands.
Evance is a chain of watch and jewelry shops. This one is in Shibuya.
Fancl is a skincare, makeup and supplements store in up market Ginza.
Fancl is a skincare, makeup and supplements store in Harajuku.
Flags Shopping Mall is next to Shinjuku Station on its eastern side.
Former HMV building. HMV closed the store in 2010.
Furla Ginza is one of the Furla stores, an Italian brand of womens bags, small leather goods, belts textiles and jewelry. http://www.gojapango.com/tokyo/tokyo.php?poi_id=717 is one of the many international fashion brand stores found in the up market shopping district of Ginza in Tokyo.
Gap Clothing is just one of the many international fashion brands that have a store in Shibuya.
The Ginza Shiseido Building is on a highly prized and prominent corner of Ginza Dori. The building completed in 2001 and designed by Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill, is on the site of the former Shiseido head office which was built in the 1930's, which was previously the site of Shiseido's Western style pharmacy in 1872.
Gucci is just one of the many international fashion brands that have a store in Ginza.
Gucci is just one of the many international fashion brands that have a store along the up market and very fashionable Omotesando in Harajuku. Gucci has several stores in the prime shopping areas throughout Tokyo.
Hankyu Department Store Ginza is in the Mullon Building, is a fairly main stream department store.
Hermes is a French brand which sells leather goods such as bags, belts and other small leather goods, jewellery, watches and fragrances. This store is in up market Ginza.
Isetan Department Store has several stores in Shinjuku.
Isetan is a department store. This building is the men's store in Shinjuku.
Itoya is an American brand of storage, presentation and writing instruments. This store is in up market Ginza.
Kajitsu Duty Free Shop focuses on supplying the Chinese traveller with duty free products from Japan.
Kinokuniya is a chain of book stores. This store is in Shinjuku.
Lacoste is a French fashion brand which distributes ready to wear fashion, shoes, watches and eye wear, but is particularly famous for it's tennis shirts. This store is along the up market and very fashionable Omotesando in Harajuku.
LaForet Harajuku is seven floor shopping complex mainly geared towards a young, female audience.The LaForet Museum on the top floor hosts various events and exhibitions. La Foret is on Omotesando in Harajuku.
Laox Computer Store specializes in export products and has multilingual staff on hand. There are in fact eight Laox stores in Akihabara, including the main store, computer store, Duty free store, musical instrument store, hobby, game, watch and camera. Each store covers several levels.
Laox Duty Free Store specializes in export products and has multilingual staff on hand. There are in fact eight Laox stores in Akihabara, including the main store, computer store, Duty free store, musical instrument store, hobby, game, watch and camera. Each store covers several levels.
LAOX Mac specializes in Apple products. There are in fact eight Laox stores in Akihabara.
LAOX Main Store specializes in export products and has multilingual staff on hand. There are in fact eight Laox stores in Akihabara, including the main store, computer store, Duty free store, musical instrument store, hobby, game, watch and camera. Each store covers several levels.
LAOX Watch and Camera Store specializes in export products and has multilingual staff on hand. There are in fact eight Laox stores in Akihabara, including the main store, computer store, Duty free store, musical instrument store, hobby, game, watch and camera. Each store covers several levels.
Laura Ashley is a formerly English fashion brand, now own by a Malaysian company, which distributes ready to wear fashion and home furnishing. This store is along the up market and very fashionable Omotesando in Harajuku.
Lavin is a French brand which sells women's fashion, shoes, handbags, accessories and fragrances. This store is in up market Ginza.
Louis Vuitton is just one of the many international fashion brands that have a store in Ginza.
Louis Vuitton is just one of the many international fashion brands that have a store along the up market and very fashionable Omotesando in Harajuku. When Louis Vuitton open this store in 2002 it was their largest store in the world. It occupies 5 floors in this building.
Lumine is a brand of shopping centres frequently around train stations. Lumine EST (East) is above the main part of Shinjuku Station.
Matsumoto Kiyoshi is Japan's leading chain of pharmacies (drug stores). This store is in Shibuya.
Matsuya Department Store (Ginza) is a large Japanese department store which sells fashion (the exteria of the building features many international brand logos) and household goods with some additional services like travel. The Matsuya Department Store was established in Ginza in 1925. There is also another store in Asakusa.
Matsuzakaya Department Store Ginza is one of the Matsuzakaya Department Stores, a major Japanese department store with headquarters in Nagoya. Established in 1611, Matsuzakaya Department Stores are one of the oldest department stores in Japan. Matsuzakaya Department Store Ginza
Mikimoto is a world famous Japanese brand of pearl jewelry. This store is in up market Ginza.
Mitsukoshi Department Store Ginza is part of an international department store chain founded in 1673 with the yago (shop name) Echigoya. The Mitsukoshi Department Store chain has its headquarters in Tokyo. The Mitsukoshi Department Store chain was the basis for the development of the massive Mitsui Group. Mitsukoshi Department Store Ginza is in the up market shopping district of Ginza in Tokyo.
Mitsukoshi Department Store Shinjuku is part of an international department store chain founded in 1673 with the yago (shop name) Echigoya. The Mitsukoshi Department Store chain has its headquarters in Tokyo. The Mitsukoshi Department Store chain was the basis for the development of the massive Mitsui Group. Mitsukoshi Department Store Shinjuku is in Shinjuku in central Tokyo.
Mont Blanc is just one of the many international fashion brands that have a store in Ginza.
Mosaic Hankyu Ginza is an upmarket shopping complex in the very fashionable Ginza. This is due to close in August 2012.
Nakamise-dori is lined with small shops selling omiyage (souvenirs) ranging from fans, ukiyo-e (woodblock prints), kimono and other robes, Buddhist scrolls and traditional sweets. This leads towards the Sensoji Temple.
OIOI (Marui) is a chain of department stores. This store is in Shinjuku is focused on young people.
Omotesando Hills (Omotesando) is a very stylish centre that is full of the who's who of the world fashion brands including Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Porsche Design, Dunhill, Jimmy Choo and Adore.
Onoden Main Store features Duty Free and English speaking staff. The range includes electrical home appliances through to home entertainment systems and cameras.
The Opaque Ginza fashion store in Ginza,which sells womens fashion, cosmetics in a department store format also features a salon and restaurant. The Opaque building has a very distinctive facade which was designed by Kazuyo Sejima in 1998.
Oriental Bazaar is a famous souvenir shop which sells T-shirts, kimonos in larger sizes to suit the western customers and English language books on Japanese culture. The Oriental Bazaar is large store covering four floors. The exterior is a very distinctive with faux Chinese temple roof. Oriental Bazaar is on Omotesando in Harajuku.
Prada is just one of the many international fashion brands that have a store in Ginza.
Printemps is a chain of department stores. This store is in Ginza.
Electronic component market in Akihabara. Also referred to as Radio Kaikan.
The cradle of modern technology in Akihabara. In the early days of personal computers, NEC established a direct sales outlet here, where it sold the first personal computer in Japan. Now there are more hobby-type stores, but on the 7th floor there is a plate announcing "The Birthplace of Personal Computers". Radio Kaikan today provides a home for Kaiyodo and other hobby specialists, and is well worth a visit.
Roppongi Hills is an up market and extensive shopping and entertainment complex in the Roppongi District of Tokyo. Roppongi Hills includes the Mori Tower a 53 story high skyscraper, Mori Art Museum and Tokyo City View observation deck.
Saison Plaza is a shopping center in Shinjuku.
Sakuraya is a chain of camera, computer and electronics stores. This Sakuraya store is in Shinjuku.
Salvatore Ferragamo is an Italian fashion brand which sells shoes, bags, eyewear, clothing, watches and perfumes. This store is in Ginza.
Samantha Tiara is a Japanese fashion brand which sells jewelry and handbags. There are over 130 Samantha Tiara stores, this one is in Ginza.
Seibu Department Store Ginza features nine floors of fashion and accessories. Seibu Department Store Ginza forms one side of the Sukiyabashi Crossing in the up market shopping district of Ginza in Tokyo.
Seibu Department Store is a chain of department stores. This one is in Shibuya.
Shinjuku Takashimaya Times Square is a large shopping centre, which is technically Shibuya, even though it is next to Shinjuku Station. Shinjuku Takashimaya Times Square contains a Takashimaya department store, Tokyu Hands (hobbies, hardware and craft) store and many other stores. There is an entertainment section including Tokyo IMAX Theatre.
Shinjuku Theater Building features Crab Restaurant and Emporio Armani.
Shiseido The Ginza building features three floors of Shiseido comprehensive beauty salons, plus other retailers. It is across the road from the Ginza Shiseido Building which contains the famous Shisedo Parlour (restaurant).
Snoopy Town is a chain of stores that sell authorized Snoopy and related character merchandise. This store is in Harajuku.
There are some 12 Sofmap stores in Akihabara.
There are some 12 Sofmap stores in Akihabara.
There are some 12 Sofmap stores in Akihabara.
There are some 12 Sofmap stores in Akihabara. This one specializes in Apple Mac equipment.
SoftBank is a Japanese mobile phone carrier. This store is in Shibuya.
Tenshodo Ginza is a famous Japanese watch and jeweler maker which has been running since 1879. One of the upper floors of the store is dedicated to model trains.
Tiffany & Co is just one of the many international fashion brands that have a store in Ginza.
Tiffany & Co. is an international fashion brand which has several stores throughout Tokyo. This one is in Shinjuku.
Tokyu Department Store is a chain of large department stores. This one is in Shibuya.
Tokyu Hands is massive store, specializing in all sorts of home decorations and D.I.Y. gear . More information on Shibuya Shopping.
Tokyu Hands Shinjuku is technically in Shibuya, but uses Shinjuku in it's name as is next to Shinjuku Station within the Times Square shopping centre. Tokyu Hands is a hobbies, hardware and craft store.
Tokyu Plaza is a shopping center in Shibuya.
One of the largest recorded music store in the world. More information on Shibuya Shopping.
Tsukumo Robot Kingdom was the first specialist store selling robots in the world. Robot fans and builders all over the world come to Tsukumo Robot Kingdom which is just three minutes walk from JR Akihabara Station. Variety of Do It Yourself parts and tools are prepared for people who want to make robots. We offer everything from small personal robots to large scale robots.
UNIQLO is a large chain of casual clothing stores for men and women which has a reputation for providing good quality at a good price. UNIQLO is Japan's top clothing retail chain in terms of sales volume and profit. UNIQLO now has stores in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, UK, USA, France, Singapore and several other countries.
UNIQLO is a large chain of casual clothing stores for men and women which has a reputation for providing good quality at a good price. UNIQLO is Japan's top clothing retail chain in terms of sales volume and profit. UNIQLO now has stores in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, UK, USA, France, Singapore and several other countries.
V28 Building is a retail and office building with a very distinctive architectural design. The design features a convex facade from the top of the first floor to the roof line which is interrupted by four protruding sails above the fourth floor. The V28 Building is in Harajuku.
Van Cleef & Arpels is a Paris based fashion brand which sells jewelry, watches and perfumes. This store is in Ginza.
Venus Fort Odaiba, a Venice-themed shopping mall contains many exclusive fashion boutiques targeted towards women. A major feature of Venus Fort is the curved ceiling with the sky painted with the lighting creating a sunset every thirty minutes.
Wako Department Store is considered by some to be the most exclusive department store in Japan, at the heart of the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo. This store is famous for its watches, jewellery, porcelain, dishware, and handbags, as well as foreign luxury goods.
Yamada Denki, LABI Akihabara PC Store (former Sato Musen as seen in this picture), is a large computer store directly opposite Akihabara Station. Yamada Denki is one of Japan's largest chain of consumer electronics stores.
Yodobashi Camera is a chain of camera stores that sell far more than just cameras. Their range includes home eletronics, mobile phones and computers. Yodobashi Camera Akihabara is a massive store with 7 floors of shop space, 2 floors of cafes and restaurants plus parking for 400 cars.
Yodobashi Camera is a chain of large camera stores that also sell an extensive range of home eletronics and computers. This is Yodobashi Camera's head store. It is in Nishi-shinjuku.
Yodobashi Camera is a chain of large camera stores that also sell an extensive range of home eletronics and computers. This store is in Shinjuku.
Zara is just one of the many international fashion brands that have a store in Ginza.
The building known as 4-11-4 Jingumae is a very distinctive piece of Tokyo Architecture along the famous Omotesando in Harajuku. The building currently houses a fashion outlet called Morgan on the ground floor.
Akihabara Dai Building is half of a pair of buildings opened in 2006 called "Akihabara Cross Field" with the other building being Akihabara UDX Building. The focus of the two buildings, in Akihabara is to re- energize Japan's IT industry. The Akihabara Dai Building (also Known as the Akihabara Daiburi Building) is 31 stories and 142m high. It was designed by Kajima Design and completed in 2005.
Akihabara UDX Building is half of a pair of buildings opened in 2006 called "Akihabara Cross Field" with the other building being Akihabara Dai Building. The focus of the two buildings, in Akihabara is to re- energize Japan's IT industry. The fourth floor of the Akihabara UDX Building features an Animation Center which provides the public with information about animation.
Atago Green Hills, officially known as Atago Green Hills Mori Tower, is a 48 story skyscraper with 42 floors above ground. Atago Green Hills, completed in 2001, is a mixed use building with shops, offices and residential apartments. Atago Green Hills was constructed by Mori Building company, the same company that built Roppongi Hills.
Carrot Tower Building is a 26 story skyscraper in Sengen-jaya District of Setagaya Ward Tokyo. Carrot Tower Building was completed in 1996 and obtained its interesting name after a competition was run for local children. Carrot Tower Building includes the Sangen-Jayu Station, shops, gallery, Setagaya Public Theater, studio of FM Setagaya radio station and the Carrot Tower Observatory is on the top floor along with a restaurant.
City Tower Shinjuku Shintoshin building is a 37 story Skyscraper which is 130m high and was completed in 2005. City Tower Shinjuku Shintoshin building is mainly used for residential apartments. It is in Nishi-Shinjuku.
Japanese Nursing Association Head Office is the Tokyo head office in Harajuku. Japanese Nursing Association building features a very distinctive and attention grabbing design with a glass and steel cone which starts at ground level and is the enterance. The building was designed by Kisho Kurokawa Architects & Associates and is eight stories high.
JR East Head Office building, also known as Japan Railways East Head Office is a 28 story Skyscraper which is 150m high and was completed in 1997. The JR East Head Office building is technically in Shibuya, but would normally be considered to be in Shinjuku as it is right near Shinjuku Station.
Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower, also known as Modo gakuen kokun tawa, is a 50 story Skyscraper which is 204m high. Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower was designed by Tange Associates and completed in 2008 when it won the Emporis Skyscraper Award for architectural excellence. The building houses three education institutions Shuto Iko (medical), Tokyo Mode Gakuen (fashion) and HAL Tokyo (design and technology). Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower is close to Shinjuku Station in Nishi-shinjuku.
Mori Tower is a 53 story high skyscraper which forms part of the Roppongi Hills complex, which includes retail space, offices and residential levels. Mori Tower includes an observation deck, Tokyo City View, on the 52nd floor and Sky Deck on the 54th floor, which is an open air observation deck.
NTT DoCoMo Yoyogi Building is a 27 story Skyscraper which is 272m high with the antenna and 240m high without. The NTT DoCoMo Yoyogi Building is in Yoyogi Shibuya, which is very close to Shinjuku Station. Despite the size, name and location, it is not NTT DoCoMo head office. The building became the highest clock tower in the world when a 15m diameter clock was placed on it in 2002. DoCoMo, or formally NTT DoCoMo is the brand of the mobile network owned by NTT telecommunications company which is one third owned by the Japanese Government.
NTT East Head Office is a 30 story Skyscraper which is 123m high and was designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates. NTT East Head Office building was completed in 1995 and is in Nishi-shinjuku. NTT telecommunications company which is one third owned by the Japanese Government.
The San-ai Building is a real Tokyo icon and represents Ginza in many tourist books. It is famous for its cylindrical shape and the massive advertisements it carries. at the heart of Ginza at the Ginza 4 Chome intersection facing two of Japan's most famous department stores.
Shinjuku First West Building is an 18 story Skyscraper which is 91m high. Shinjuku First West Building, completed in 2003, features a quarter of cylinder on its south west corner which becomes a complete cylinder as it reaches the top of the rest of the building at the main roof line. Shinjuku First West Building is in Nishi-shinjuku.
Shinjuku Green Tower is 29 story Skyscraper which is literally green on the exterior. It is 110m high, was completed in 1986 and was designed by Nikken Sekkei. Shinjuku Green Tower is in Nishi-shinjuku.
Shinjuku Mistsui Buliding is a 55 story Skyscraper which is 225m high. The Shinjuku Mistsui Buliding, completed in 1995, was designed by Nihon Sekkei and features distinctive six story high crosses on its eastern and western ends. It is in Nishi-shinjuku.
Shinjuku Monolith Building is a 123m high Skyscraper which was completed in 1990 and designed by Nihon Sekkei. The Shinjuku Monolith Building features a distinctive atrium on northern side. It is in Nishi-shinjuku.
Shinjuku Nomura Building is a 50 story Skyscraper which is 203m high and used as office space. Shinjuku Nomura Building is one of the earlier skyscrappers in Nishi-shinjuku having been completed in 1978.
Shinjuku NS Building is a 30 story Skyscraper which is 134m high. Shinjuku NS Building was designed by Nikken Sekkei and completed in 1982. The building features a glass enclosed elevator shaft on the exterior of the building. The building is in Nishi-shinjuku.
Shinjuku Oak Tower is a distinctive dark blue 38 story Skyscraper which is 184m high with a large disc on its roof. Shinjuku Oak Tower was designed by Nikken Sekkei and completed in 2002. The building is in Nishi-shinjuku.
Shinjuku Park Tower is a 52 story high Skyscraper which is 233m high and contains the Park Hyatt Hotel, which featured in the 2004 film "Lost in translation". Only the top 13 floors contain the Park Hyatt Hotel, the remaining floors are office space and restaurants. Shinjuku Park Tower was designed by Kenzo Tange Associates and was completed in 1994 when it was the second tallest building in Nishi-shinjuku.
Shinjuku Square Tower is an easily identified 34 story Skyscraper which is 123m high, with its dark exterior overlaid with light coloured panels. Shinjuku Square Tower was completed in 1994 and is in Nishi-shinjuku.
Shinjuku Sumitomo Building was one of the first Skyscrapers in Nishi-shinjuku having been completed in 1974. Nikken Sekkei designed the truncated triangular building which has 52 stories and 210m high.
Sompo Japan Building is a distinctive design by Uchida Shozo with two sides sloping to the bottom from around 1/3 of the way up. The Sompo Japan Building was completed in 1976, has 43 stories, is 200m high and in Nishi-shinjuku.
Sunshine 60 Building is situated at the end of Sunshine City in Ikebukuro. At the time of its completion in 1978 Sunshine 60 Building was the tallest building in East Asia, a title it held until 1985. Sunshine 60 Building was the tallest building in Japan until the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building was completed in 1991. The top floor of the Sunshine 60 Building features the Sunshine 60 Observatory.
Telecom Center Building in Odaiba, is the main communications hub to connection Tokyo to the rest of the world. The Telecom Center Building features an obervation deck where you can view, Odaiba, parts of Tokyo and on a very clear day, Mt Fuji.
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Building, commonly referred to as the Tokio Marine & Nichido Building or Tokyo Marine Building is a 25 story 100m high Skyscraper that was completed in 1974 and designed by Kunio Maekawa. The Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Building is in Chiyoda Tokyo.
Tokyo Big Sight, formally known as the Tokyo International Exhibition Center is one of the largest convention and exhibition centers in Tokyo. Tokyo Big Sight features a very iconic and distinctive design consisting of four unside down pyramids.
Tokyo Interactive Exchange Center is a residential and meeting complex for international and Japanese graduate students and post graduate researchers. The Tokyo Interactive Exchange Center is in Odaiba Tokyo.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building 2 is one of a pair of towers which are the tallest building in Tokyo at 248 meters (814 feet) from base to top, and the third-tallest structure. Entry to the top floor observation deck is free. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is only a short walk from Shinjuku Station.
World Trade Center Tokyo is a 40 story skyscraper in the Hamamatsucho District of Minato Ward Tokyo. The World Trade Center Tokyo Building when completed in 1970 was Japan's tallest skyscraper. The top floor of the World Trade Center Tokyo Building is dedicated to the Seaside Top observation deck, which provides a unique full length view of Tokyo Tower.
Crystal Building Ginza overlooks the Sukiyabashi Crossing, contains mainly restaurants, cafes, a Lotteria and camera store.
Akihabara Ekimae Plaza Building is next to Akihabara Daibiru. This 9-story building is all filled with restaurants and was completed in 2005.
TOKYO MAIDO and COSPLAY CAFE
Amusement Cafe Maid in Japan is different from a conventional maid cafe, as it features an event stage, a large-sized liquid crystal display in a cafe and the maids perform various acts. URL: http://www.maidin.jp
Cafe Mai lish is a small space in Akihabara to heal yourself. Our maids will wrap your body in admiration. Each waitresses plays the part of a costume character throughout the night. Tuesdays you can purchase maid clothes.
ECOLE, the cafe is open as a live venue and a bar in the concept of a subculture at a cafe and it promotes the development of animation and talk show of a game creator, live broadcasting of young artist. The female staff change into various costume play figures as the event evolves.
This bar is a normal bar on a weekday, but becomes a costume play bar on Sunday and Saturday.
Japanese style bar with waitresses doing a costume play of animation characters and maids.
Please enjoy communication with our waitress who wear cute maid clothes.
TOKYO CAFES and FAST FOOD
Lotteria is a Japanese brand of fast food outlets which also has stores in South Korea, Taiwan, China and Vietnam. The first Lotteria store opened in Tokyo in 1972. The Lotteria menu is similar to the major western fast food chains, but with a Japanese twist including items like calamari rings and teriyaki. Lotteria Harajuku is in Harajuku.
Lotteria is a Japanese brand of fast food outlets which also has stores in South Korea, Taiwan, China and Vietnam. The first Lotteria store opened in Tokyo in 1972. The Lotteria menu is similar to the major western fast food chains, but with a Japanese twist including items like calamari rings and teriyaki. Lotteria Shibuya is in Shibuya.
Just one of the many Mac Donalds in Shibuya.
TOKYO UNIVERSITIES and SCHOOLS
SURROUNDING TOKYO ATTRACTIONS
There are many great locations to visit while in Tokyo. Most of these are day trips from Tokyo.
Author: Craig Fryer