Best things to do in Tokyo

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favourite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

1. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
1176local recommendations
Yukio says “Once part of an Edo era (1603-1867) feudal lord's home, this massive green space was turned into a p...” ·
2. Tokyo Skytree
969local recommendations
Yukio says “The wide windows of the observation decks offer panoramic vistas stretching all the way out to Mt. F...” ·
3. Tsukiji Market
821local recommendations
Chika says “Tsukiji Market is Japan's Food town, where one can encounter all kinds of Japanese traditional foods...” ·
4. Yoyogi Park
810local recommendations
Yukio says “The history of the site provides a compelling glimpse into Japan’s modern development from fascist m...” ·
5. Tokyo Tower
784local recommendations
重雄 says “formerly the highest building in Japan with 250m high observatory with 360 view of Tokyo ”
6. Meiji Jingu
799local recommendations
Jun says “The Yamanote line takes you to Harajuku station from Shinjuku and the entrance to the shrine is just...” ·
7. Robot Restaurant
657local recommendations
Yuni says “You will experience a new world ~ It is so fantastic. Highly recommend!! You can have a ninner with ...” ·
8. Shinjuku Golden Gai
533local recommendations
Naomi says “a time-warped tumble of bars called Golden Gai. This perennial haunt of Tokyo’s salarymen has been g...” ·
476local recommendations
Den says “Great department store for fashionistas! Many clothing, cosmetics, shoes, accessories, beauty stores...” ·
10. Kabukicho
511local recommendations
Ayu-Pon Family
Ayu-Pon Family says “アジア最大の歓楽地!夜の街の感じと昼間の感じでは全く異なる歌舞伎町。今注目の街です。美味しいお店もたくさんあるので昼間は飲食店目当ての人達が歩いています。カラオケもたくさんあるエリアです。昼間は若者の...” ·
11. Ryogoku Kokugikan
478local recommendations
重雄 says “Ryōgoku Kokugikan, also known as Ryougoku Sumo Hall, is an indoor sporting arena located in the Yoko...”
12. Ghibli Museum
396local recommendations
Yuni says “The Ghibli Museum is the animation and art museum of Miyazaki Hayao's Studio Ghibli, one of Japan's ...” ·
13. Isetan Shinjuku
402local recommendations
Jun says “My favorite shopping destination As a beauty brand marketer, this has been my favorite place for mar...” ·
14. Roppongi Hills
368local recommendations
Team says “Just up the hill from Azabu-Juban is one of Tokyo's massive office/residence complexes: Roppongi Hil...”
15. Edo-Tokyo Museum
330local recommendations
重雄 says “The Edo-Tokyo Museum (江戸東京博物館 Edo Tōkyō Hakubutsukan) is a museum of the history of Tokyo during the...” ·
16. Imperial Palace
260local recommendations
Yuni says “Imperial Palace is located on the former site of Edo Castle, a large park area surrounded by moats a...”
17. Shinjuku Omoide Yokochō
303local recommendations
Jun says “It's literally alley with small bars, restaurants where you can eat and drink at a relatively cheap ...”
18. Ueno Zoo
322local recommendations
Yukio says “The zoo, attached to the north of Ueno Park, is split into two sections, a west and east park with v...” ·
19. Kabukiza Theatre
276local recommendations
Taito says “築地ゲストハウス神楽から徒歩10分ほどの歌舞伎専用の劇場です。歌舞伎のチケットは、ほかの演劇やコンサートチケットと同じく、事前にインターネットや電話、プレイガイド、劇場の切符売場で購入できます。初めて...”
20. Asakusa
317local recommendations
Iyoko says “Asakusa area: Senso-ji , the Tokyo's oldest buddhist temple is a must vist. The night light-up of ...” ·
21. Takeshita Street
230local recommendations
Ayu-Pon Family
Ayu-Pon Family says “世界中から人が集まるカワイイ文化の発信地原宿竹下通り! 有名な商店街です。是非一度行ってみては? Takeshita street in Harajuku is good for shopping. ...” ·
22. Sumida Aquarium
193local recommendations
Yukio says “This artsy aquarium houses over 10,000 sea creatures, including a group of feisty African black foot...” ·
23. Rikugien Gardens
197local recommendations
Yukio says “The Rikugien Gardens are located in a residential part of Bunkyo City, in the north of Tokyo. Nearby...” ·