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Best Places to Visit in Tokyo - Parks, Shops, and Foods


by GoWithGuide travel specialist:Fidelia A.

Last updated : Oct 18, 20226 min read

Itinerary Ideas

Tokyo has a lot of things to offer visitors from all over the world. The food is good, and there are both traditional and modern places which would take the interest of tourists. It could be overwhelming to try and cram it up into your itinerary plan.


Don’t worry!


Here in this article, I will give you several pieces of information regarding the best places to visit in Tokyo, based on your preferences! Hop on!

About Tokyo

blog imageAs we all know, Tokyo has a lot of great places to get lost in. However, some people might not know these places since they are not quite as popular as other attractions places.


In this article, I would give you suggestions on where to visit during your Tokyo trip!

Best Places For Fun-seekers

blog imageTokyo is home to several theme parks, but the most famous ones were not actually located in Tokyo. Instead, they are located outside of Tokyo, in neighboring prefectures such as Chiba and Yamanashi.


The popular theme parks would be Tokyo DisneySea, Tokyo Disneyland, and the Fuji Q Highland. Although they opened almost every day of the year, you might want to check their specific opening hours since they differ from day to day.


Tokyo Disneyland (map) http://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/en/

Tokyo DisneySea (map) http://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/en/

Fuji Q Highland (map) https://www.fujiq.jp/en/attraction/


Best Places For Shoppers

blog imageYour best bet for shopping in Tokyo would be Ginza, Shibuya, and Shinjuku! Ginza is suitable for those of you who have some extra cash. In here you can find high-class establishments and all branded item shops.


On the other hand, for those of you who want a more centered, bigger playground to shop, you can go to Gotemba Factory Outlet which is located a little bit outside Tokyo. You might want to visit during the New Year Season since there’s a lot of special deals and bargains.


Ginza (map)

Shibuya (map)

Shinjuku (map)

Gotemba Factory Outlet (map) http://www.premiumoutlets.co.jp/en/gotemba/


Best Places For Foodies

blog imageIf you’re like me and love to spend time looking around for local foods, then you should go to places like Shibuya and Asakusa! You can also shop around in Shibuya during your food hunting trips.


If you would like to try some traditional snacks at Nakamise-Dori in Asakusa and Ameyayokocho in Ueno. In fact, you can find almost anything in Ameyayokocho in Ueno! The nice thing about Ueno and Asakusa is that you can easily walk between the two destinations. It would require you about 20 to 30 minutes to walk between the two.


Shibuya (map)

Nakamise-Dori (map)

Ameyayokocho (map)


Here is a list of Best Foods in Tokyo you should try during your trip!

If you are looking for a foodie tour around Tokyo, you might want to join this All-Star Food Tour.


Best Places For Night Activities

blog imageCan’t catch a wink of sleep at night in Tokyo? Don’t worry!


Tokyo stays awake with you. If you’re looking for night entertainments and establishments, you might want to visit Roppongi or Kabuki-Cho in Shinjuku. Roppongi is well-known amongst foreigners, and have a variety of clubs and bars that cater to foreigners.


On the other hand, Kabuki-Cho is filled with adult establishments and host clubs which might look a little bit seedier than those in Roppongi areas. However, Kabuki-Cho is also in close proximity to the famous Golden Gai which have hundreds of bars all fitted inside the small alley.


Roppongi (map)

Kabuki-Cho (map)


For more pieces of information regarding night activities in Tokyo, you might want to read this article about Tokyo’s Best Night Views and Activities.


Best Places For Nature

blog imageAlthough Tokyo is known for their cement forests and skyscrapers, it also boasts a lot of parks and other green spaces even in the busy metropolitan city. If you are looking for some serene and tranquil places, you might want to go to Yoyogi-Koen, Meiji-Jingu Shrine, Ueno, and Shinjuku-gyouen.


Yoyogi-Koen is located in close proximity to Meiji-Jingu Shrine. They are right behind JR Harajuku Station and is in a walking distance with Takeshita-Dori. Ueno and Shinjuku-gyoen are most famous for their cherry blossoms during spring. You can still visit these parks to unwind after a hectic sightseeing trip in Tokyo!


Yoyogi-Koen (map)

Meiji-Jingu Shrine (map)

Ueno (map)

Shinjuku-gyouen (map)


More Tips

blog imageHere’s the next problem:

Getting to these places might make you lose your mind.


It is no secret that Tokyo’s public transportation system is as effective as it is complex. There is a big chance of you getting lost navigating your way through Shinjuku Station, or finding the correct exit in Tokyo Station.


Don’t worry!


I got an easy way out for you; hire a guide! Your guide would be able to take you around Tokyo’s best attraction with no problem. Moreover, your guide would also be able to take you to lesser-known places around Tokyo.


If you are planning to hire a guide, I recommend you to get one from GoWithGuide! They have the best list of recommended guides that will help your every travel needs. Moreover, their excellent customer service would also be able to help you find the best guide for your trip.

In this article, I have reviewed places that you can visit in Tokyo, according to your preferences. Here’s to a good trip in Tokyo!

Tokyo Tour Guide - Yasuro C.

Yasuro C.

4.80 / 5
(64 reviews)

Hello, my name is Yasuro (Mr). I was born and brought up in Kansai, graduated from a univ in Kobe city, after moved into Kanto, 30 years in Tokyo, 2.5 years in Nagoya city, 7.5 years abroad (KL & S'pore) as a rep of a construction company and I got the National Guide Certificate in 2011. My hobbies are making Haiku poems, singing various songs (voice-training for 18 years), playing the folk-guitar, trekking in mountains like Takao and Okutama in the West of Tokyo, visiting museums like in Ueno Park and travelling around Japan to make Haiku poems. Thank you for your attention.                                                                                                                                 

Yokohama Tour Guide - Haruo T.

Haruo T.

4.90 / 5
(10 reviews)

I live in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture. I have a license to teach in high schools and was admitted to the degree of Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language in the University of Birmingham. Until 2015 I had been teaching English at public high schools in Kanagawa for 37 years. During that time, I had some experience of guiding students from overseas through sister-school relationship around Tokyo and Kanagawa. Therefore, I had good command of English with the TOEIC score of 935. As for a tour guide experience I earned the certificate of National Government Licensed Guide-Interpreter in English and since then I have guided tourists to the popular sites around Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura and Yokosuka. My guiding focuses on introducing not only Japanese historical and cultural backgrounds but also giving tourists some tips to travel Japan only by themselves, such as how to use trains and subways, find good restaurants, reserve tickets, buy survenier, and speak basic Japanese. In addition, my tour includes opportunities to experience Japanese culture like Zen meditation, ninja performance, visiting anime's location sites based on tourists' request. Besides, by means of my hobbies of writing English Haiku and Waka (traditional Japanese poems) and performing Rakugo (traditional Japanese funny story telling) in English, I can surely entertain tourists during the tour. My moto as a tour guide is let the tourists have a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Japan with my profound, intelligible and interestiog guiding.                                                                                                                                 

Tokyo Tour Guide - Grant A.

Grant A.

5.00 / 5
(14 reviews)

My name is Grant I lived more than 10 years in Japan. I graduated University and translation school in Tokyo. I am fluent in Japanese. I have a degree in Asian studies and have expert-level knowledge of Japanese culture and history. I have memorized the JR rail system across all of Japan, I use the same train timetable calculators as the station staff, and I have experience using bullet train passes that are exclusive to foreign visitors. I can optimally navigate the Tokyo underground and maximize value from a Tokyo metro pass and also understand Tokyo above ground which will allow for seamless transitions between different metro stations and landmarks with minimal backtracking. *There will be a price revision at the end of June* My tour fee is Half-Day Tour: 30,000yen for 1-5hours Full-Day Tour: 50,000yen for 5-12hours The time transiting to and from your hotel for pick up or drop off within Tokyo 23wards does not count towards the time. I am also able to guide historical sites and cities such as Kyoto, Kanazawa, Nikko, and Kamakura on request if you pay my rail fare. If your group is not a tour company and you simply ask me kindly for a 10,000yen discount and I will reduce the price of your tour until the end of June.                                                                                                                                 

Kanagawa Tour Guide - Kaneo U.

Kaneo U.

4.98 / 5
(43 reviews)

I’m so excited to have a chance to show you around my favorite spots in Kanagawa prefecture. I was born in Kanagawa. I spent my whole school life, including university, here in Kanagawa. I worked as a high school English teacher here for 40 years. I love Kanagawa so much. We have many interesting tourist spots, like Hakone, Kamakura, Enoshima and Yokohama. I got my tour guide license in English in 2009. I am still an English teacher. To give an interesting and impressive lesson to young high school students, I’ve learnt and gathered many kinds of information. I also have a license to teach social studies, so I have a wide range of knowledge about Japanese culture and history. I’m sure to provide you an interesting tour.                                                                                                                                 

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