Fun Things to Do in Tokyo
1. Cosplay Go-Karting
Dressing up as your much-loved personality as well as driving a go-kart around the Tokyo roads needs to be the coolest point you can do in Tokyo. Yes, you drive a small go-kart on the actual roads of Tokyo among cars and trucks, buses, as well as vehicles!
Go-karting was a desire come to life for Simon, however as I hadn’t driven in years I invested the very first hr of the two-hour excursion horrified as well as the 2nd hr having a lot enjoyable!
It’s an unique experience as you drive previous high-rises as well as small temples, hectic crossings as well as silent property areas, all while individuals look, swing, as well as take your image.
Our excursion was from 4 – 6 pm, so we experienced the gold late mid-day light, sundown, as well as the neon lights when darkness hit. An emphasize was driving throughout the large Rainbow Bridge at complete rate (60 kmph as well as you feel it in a go-kart) with an extraordinary sight of the Tokyo sky line.
The go-karts are simple to run, however you do require a global driving license so see to it you obtain one prior to you leave your residence nation.
Note: This utilized to be called Maricar as well as you can spruce up as Mario personalities however Nintendo closed that down. It’s still the exact same experience, however you currently spruce up as various personalities.
I do advise the two-hour training course instead of the much shorter one as it takes a while to obtain utilized to driving the karts.
2. Tokyo DisneySea
It may appear a waste to invest a day of your Tokyo journey at Disney, however DisneySea differs from any one of the various other Disney parks on the planet (as well as is perhaps the most effective).
The maritime amusement park includes 7 ports influenced by actual areas as well as sea tales consisting of American Waterfront, Mediterranean Harbor (which looks much like Italy), Arabian Coast, as well as the special Mysterious Island total with emerging volcano.
Attractions are much more adult-orientated than at adjoining park Tokyo Disneyland as well as you can also see a Broadway program as well as have a mixed drink in a 1920s lounge aboard a cruise ship lining.
It’s such an enjoyable day out! Read concerning our much-loved DisneySea trips consisting of an advised schedule for grownups as well as ideas for staying clear of the groups.
Tokyo Disneyland is the much more traditional Disney park with the fairy tale castle as well as much-loved trips like Space as well as Splash Mountains. If you have the moment, invest a day at each.
If you are an amusement park follower, we likewise advise Universal Studios Japan in Osaka which is residence to thrill-seeking trips as well as the wonderful Harry Potter World—among the top Japan visitor destinations.
Traditional Things to Do in Tokyo
3. Sensoji Temple
Sensoji is a Buddhist holy place in Asakusa, among Tokyo’s most conventional areas where you can still discover old wood stores among the concrete.
The dynamic red holy place obtains crowded however you can get away by straying via the yards to among the quieter temples. In the major location see to it to obtain your lot of money informed as well as cover on your own in scent permanently luck.
Nearby direct to the 8th flooring of the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Centre contrary Asakusa Station free of cost sights of the Tokyo Skytree (the globe’s highest tower) as well as the Nakamise buying road resulting in Sensoji.
Details: Take the Ginza train line to Asakusa. Entrance is complimentary as well as the holy place premises are constantly open.
4. Ota Memorial Museum of Art
The Ota Memorial Museum in Harajuku is a tiny gallery with altering exhibitions of attractive ukiyo-e, Japanese woodblock prints.
We were fortunate sufficient to see the 36 Views of Mount Fuji by Hokusai consisting of the renowned Great Wave off Kanagawa.
Details: 700 – 1000 yen ($6-9) entry cost depending upon the existing event. Closed on Mondays as well as for sure vacations (examine the schedule on their web site). Take the train to Harajuku Station.
5. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
This attractive park goes to its finest when the cherry blooms are growing or the fall leaves have actually reddened, however also in late summertime we took pleasure in walking past the fish ponds, pagodas, as well as teahouse. There are Japanese, French, as well as English yards.
It’s a remarkable sanctuary from the hectic city as well as having an outing below is just one of our much-loved points to do in Shinjuku.
Details: 500 yen ($5) entry cost. Open 9 am – 4.30 pm. Closed on Mondays. The Shinjuku Gate is a 10-minute stroll from the New South Exit of Shinjuku Station.
Things to Do in Tokyo at Night
6. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
There are a variety of places in Tokyo where you can delight in sights of the city sky line, however the most effective location for a cost-free sight is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku.
The North Tower is open up until 11 pm as well as you can see the high-rises as well as freeways brightened in the darkness. On a clear early morning you could be able to see Mt Fuji from the South Tower.
Details: Free. 9.30 am to 11 pm (South Observatory up until 5.30pm). North Observatory shut 2nd as well as 4th Monday of the month. South Observatory shut initially as well as 3rd Tuesday of the month. 10-minute stroll from the West Exit of Shinjuku Station.
7. Sky Circus Sunshine 60 Observatory
Sky Circus is a monitoring deck in Ikebukuro that includes sights of the city along with trendy interactive aspects as well as digital fact trips.
You can see any time of day however we timed it for sundown so we can see the sights by night and day.
We invested concerning a hr as well as a fifty percent there taking images, checking out locations like the mosaic mirror as well as kaleidoscope hall, as well as taking pleasure in the virtual reality trips.
The capturing virtual reality video game wasn’t remarkable although it does have some trendy impacts. Better was the Tokyo Bullet Flight where you get involved in a cyndrical tube as well as fly over the city. The Swing Coaster is likewise preferred.
Details: Entrance is 1200 yen ($11). You’ll conserve 100 yen if you publication online with Voyagin. Virtual reality trips are an additional 400-600 yen ($4-6) each.
Open each day from 10 am – 10 pm. It’s situated a 10-minute stroll from Ikebukuro Station which is just a few quits from Shinjuku Station.