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  • Writer's pictureNicole Lawrence

15 Must-See Attractions in Tokyo

Tokyo is a captivating destination with a high-energy atmosphere and an array of attractions, making it a must-visit location.

To make the most of your trip to the capital of Japan, it's essential to plan your itinerary ahead of time so you can see as many of the city's significant landmarks and locations as possible.

To help with your planning, here are 15 top attractions to consider.

1. Themed Cafes

Japan is known for its unique niche cafes, so be sure to dine with monkeys or your favorite cartoon characters at one of the many cafes available.

2. Relax in a Shrine

You can relax in a shrine and spend the night in one for a unique experience.

3. Attend a Sumo Match

Sumo is a popular sport in Japan; catching matches or watching the wrestlers practice in the morning is a must-do.

4. Partake in a Tea Ceremony

Matcha tea ceremonies are a cultural phenomenon, and participating in one is highly recommended.

5. Go to an Anime Convention

If you're a manga and anime fan, the country's largest convention, Comiket, is held on the island of Odaiba from August to December.

6. Shop in Asakusa

The Asakusa District is the perfect place to find a traditional kimono and enjoy shopping.

7. Sleep at a Ryokan

A stay at one of these inns is an intimate and unique way to experience Japanese hospitality.

8. Experience a Festival

Matsuris is an exciting way to indulge in Japanese culture with street food, geishas, parades, dancing, music, and vibrant colors.

9. Soak in Natural Spring Water

Relax in an onsen, a natural hot spring that is a popular attraction for many visitors.

10. Visit Izakaya Alleys

Japanese gastropubs and Izakaya alleys are where residents go to have drinks and snacks in the afternoon.

11. Check Out an Art Museum

Tokyo has dozens of art museums to explore, including the Mori Art Museum.

12. Experience Hanami

Picnicking under the cherry blossoms is a tradition in the spring, and it's a beautiful sight to behold.

13. Wander Through the Sensoji Temple

Located in the Asakusa district, the Sensoji Temple is an ancient and stunning sight to see.

14. Enjoy City Views from the Tokyo Tower

Head to the main observation deck of the Tokyo Tower for breathtaking views of the city.

15. Join a Mario Kart Race

Go-karting is popular in Tokyo, especially if you dress up as your favorite Mario character.

With so many unique and exciting places to visit in Tokyo, you'll never run out of diverse adventures to experience.

If you're unsure where to start planning your trip to Tokyo or somewhere else on your bucket list, we'd love to help you.

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