Top Things To Do in Tokyo

Tokyo Travel Guide

>>>>>> One Day In Tokyo 


A lot is heard and shown about TOKYO.

My first confrontation with Tokyo was through Big Screen. I am a big fan of Old Romantic Movies. A very famous love tale from Bollywood “Love in Tokyo” gave me ample reasons to put Tokyo as a destination in my travelling spree.



Tokyo is not just the most populated city of world, it is most engaging, and it’s a city with unique blend of ultramodern sky touching towers and traditional Shrines.

The city which is now sheltering maximum population was once a small Fishing Village named “Edo”.

There is a lot to see, do and eat in this Capital City of Japan..

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Toy Centre – Akihabara


Akihabara, a shopping center known for its electronics retailers, ranging from tiny stalls to vast departmental toy stores. Akihabara has gained recognition as the center of Japan's otaku (diehard fan) culture. It is an address to many shops and establishments devoted to Anime, Manga and Video Games.



The place could also be visited to buy some Japanese electronics. The shops here offer everything from the newest computers, cameras, televisions, mobile phones, electronics parts and home appliances to second-hand goods and electronic junk.

My visit to Akihabara was targeted to buy a time tracker. And undoubtedly, this place justified to be on my list of attractions.

Enough of Electronics, head towards getting a feel of Old Tokyo.

Old Tokyo – Asakusa


Asakusa is a district which still holds the remains of old Tokyo alive within its dense streets.


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Asakusa's main attraction is Sensoji, a very popular Buddhist temple, built in the 7th century. Sensoji was built for the goddess of Kannon (Goddess of Mercy). The temple is approached via the Nakamise Street, a shopping street that has been providing temple visitors with a variety of traditional, local snacks and tourist souvenirs for centuries.


One thing which is very unique about this colorful temple is the Fortune Reader Corner. (Read your fortune by OMIKUJI)
Omikuji - Fortunes written on strips of paper.

Place a 100 yen coin into the money collection box.
While praying for your wish, shake the fortune box politely. A stick marked fortune number will come out from the box.
Memorize your number and put the stick back.
Take out a sheet of Omikuji from the drawer which is marked with your number.
Omikuji Sheet is written in both Japanese and English. You could draw good fortune or bad fortune, And it is recommended to fasten the Omikuji sheet which is Bad Fortune here.

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To my surprise, I got good fortune in my both attempts. 😉😉

Must Try Local Snack @ Sensoji  - Ningyo Yaki
Ningyo Yaki is the most popular souvenir from Asakusa and sold at many shops on Nakamise Street. 
It’s a sweet cake filled with sweet red bean paste usually in shapes of dolls, birds and Asakusa’s symbolic lantern “Kaminarimon”.
Ningyo Yaki found way to by bag as souvenir for my friends.

Discovering an old tale is always fascinating but it could not beat the fun of experiencing World’s most busy pedestrian crossing, so do mark your way to Shibuya District

Shibuya District | Famous Shibuya Scramble Crossing


Shibuya is a center for youth fashion and culture, and its streets are the birthplace to many of Japan's fashion and entertainment trends.

A prominent landmark of Shibuya is the Bronze statue of dog Hachiko.
The tale goes that Hachiko, an Akita dog, used to wait at Shibuya Station at the same time and place every evening for his master to return home. One day the master, a university professor, did not show—he had died suddenly at work. Despite his master’s passing, Hachiko continued to wait faithfully for his owner at the same time each day until his own death. The bronze statue stands in the place he used to wait and is now the famous meeting point in Shibuya.




The 2009 Hollywood film “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale” starring Richard Gere is based on this story.

One of the most identifiable landmark to the Tokyo city is definitely Shibuya Crossing.
Shibuya Crossing is like a giant beating heart, sending people in all directions with every pulsing light change. Nowhere else says ‘Welcome to Tokyo’ better than this. Hundreds of people – and at peak times upwards to 3000 people – cross at a time, coming from all directions at once, yet still not dodging each other with a practiced, nonchalant agility.



My excitement forced me to join the road crossing parade not just once but many a times 😊

While in Shibuya, give a visit to Disney Store. The store is so well themed. I loved all of the different rooms themed to Disney movies. We did use the ticket buying service for the Tokyo Disneyland Park.

Tokyo Disneyland

As we all know disneyland is not just a theme park it is the "Nostalgia". It was the first Disney theme park outside of the United States. Modeled as Disneyland in California and the Magic Kingdom in Florida, Tokyo Disneyland gives you ample reasons to consume your one full day.

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Harajuku – Takeshita Street


Harajuku is a Tokyo neighborhood best known for its bright colors and trendy shops. It is where Japan's kawaii culture began and continues to thrive.
Kawaii ('lovely', 'loveable', 'cute', or 'adorable') is the culture font of cuteness in Japan.


Harajuku’s iconic main street, Takeshita Street, is a must-see on a trip to Tokyo. Located a few steps from Harajuku Station, this pedestrian paradise is generally packed most days of the year.
Takeshita Dori (Takeshita Street) is a narrow, roughly 400 meter Long Street lined by shops, boutiques, cafes and fast food outlets targeting Tokyo's teenagers. Here, you can find some large-scale stores like the hundred-yen shop Daiso or stores selling fashion accessories, but for the most part, the street is lined with small, quirky shops hawking inexpensive clothes and accessories.

The smell from fast food stalls will definitely give a notch to your taste buds. Out of multiple options, give a try to Crepes. 
Crepes here are droolworthy😋

Though the street may be a bit of a sensory overload, it is a can’t-miss destination that is synonymous with Harajuku itself.

Evening at Tokyo SkyTree Café

An ideal evening dating idea of mine is with coffee in one hand and vast open sky in front, and Sky Tree has augmented this idea of mine!!

The top floor of the SkyTree (tallest structure of Japan) features tall, broad windows that offers the best 360 degree panoramic view of the Tokyo city.



Tokyo is a hi-tech showcase of modern Japan, and yet it still retains the soul of traditional Japan.
A city which will make you fall in love for itself.

See you soon in Tokyo 😉


1 comments

  1. Some great suggestions here - I especially love the idea of the Asakusa and the fortune place! I've always wanted to visit Tokyo so when I get around to it this will be really helpful!

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