Tokyo 2020: Top 10 Sights In The City

Seeker Editors

The Olympics have sparked the planning for our next big Tokyo adventure, and while we can’t go right now- we are living vicariously through making lists. Nothing like the eclectic mix of old and new, with ancient shrines and electric cities overflowing in second-hand electronics and *kawaii*. Tokyo city is fascinating, colorful, and full of endless discovery, as you will quickly notice while we take you through these bucket-list-worthy spots throughout the city.

Kabukicho, Meiji Jingu, Akihabara, Shibuya Scramble Square, Hachikō Memorial Statue, Tokyo Skytree, Ueno Park, Asakusa, Roppongi Hills, Takeshita Street

  • Kabukicho in Tokyo, Japan

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      Kabukicho is the famous red-light district of Tokyo, but the neighborhood is incredibly safe and a fun spot for any late-night drinking in the city. With interesting things to discover around every corner, including tiny themed bars, karaoke parlors, futuristic architecture, and even a Godzilla statue- Kabukicho is easily a must for anyone interested in contemporary Japanese culture and nightlife.

  • Meiji Jingu, Japan

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      Meiji Jingu is located within the sprawling, well-kept grounds of Yoyogi park near Harajuku and Shibuya. This massive shrine is not just beautiful, but a peaceful oasis of tranquility from the bustling Tokyo streets.

  • Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan

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      Akihabara, the electric city, is a hodgepodge collection of anime and gaming culture, kawaii culture, and old-timey electronic stores. One of the most fascinating areas in the city- spend the morning at an arcade, grab some creamy omurice at a maid cafe, and finish the day by exploring vintage electronic stores. Along with iconically being *the place* to go for maid cafes, Akihabara is an overflowing, eccentric, cultural powerhouse.

  • Shibuya Scramble Square in Tokyo, Japan

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      Shibuya scramble is one of the most famous Tokyo images in the world, the sight of thousands of pedestrians crossing the largest crossing in the world- surrounded by a neon jungle. With plenty of excitement, noise, color, and light coming from all angles- Shibuya scramble is easily one of the most entertaining things to see in the city.

  • Hachikō Memorial Statue in Tokyo, Japan

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      The most patient dog in the world, the Hachiko statue memorializes the dedication that dogs have to their family. Hachiko is an iconic sight, often used as the meeting place for hangouts in Shibuya- so be prepared for a crowd, especially on weekend evenings.

  • Tokyo Skytree, Japan

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      Tokyo Skytree overlooks Tokyo from impressive heights, the mall complex, *and* entertainment center has long been a destination of fun and excitement for both tourists and locals. Witness Tokyo city from one of the best views, indulge in some tasty Japanese food and shop til’ you drop at Japan's best boutiques- all in the *sky*.

  • Ueno Park, Japan

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      Ueno Park is a spacious public park that is adorned with picturesque cherry blossoms in the spring, and plentiful auburn foliage in the fall- a year-round treat. This destination is full of excitement, from sprawling museums possessing ancient and modern treasures to the most famous zoo in Japan. The symbol of Ueno is the panda bear, due to the zoo housing one that is beloved throughout the country. Located nearby the sprawling park grounds, Ameyokocho is an effervescent collective of local shopping and souvenir finds.

  • Asakusa in Tokyo, Japan

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      Asakusa maintains old Edo charm, with authentic architecture and traditional cultural experiences at every corner. A break from the neon signs and modernity found throughout the rest of Tokyo, tourists and locals alike flock to Asakusa to experience the beauty and culture of old Japan. Visit one of the most famous shrines in Tokyo, Senso-Ji, and tour lines of stalls offering delicious street food and souvenirs.

  • Roppongi Hills in Tokyo, Japan

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      Roppongi Hills is a ritzy destination dotted with luxury shopping, top-quality eateries, and plenty of cultural activities- from some of the most renowned art museums in Japan to a massive cinema complex. Overlook sparkling Tokyo city while munching on fancy pastries and explore this fascinating destination- just minutes away from the famous drinking alleys of Roppongi.

  • Takeshita Street in Tokyo, Japan

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      An eclectic array of boutiques, cafes, and boba tea spots decorated in rainbow colors and plenty of kawaii memorabilia. Takeshita street is a historical destination for Japanese youth culture, the birthplace of some of the most iconic fashion movements in the area, and easily the most crowded lane of the Harajuku neighborhood.