Tokyo is undeniably my favorite city for entertainment. Many years of planning went into my first trip to Japan and it was worth every penny, these are my 27 best places and events you have to see upon your first visit to Tokyo.
The city of my dreams. Many times I considered visiting this fantastic city but never had the guts to actually do it.
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Attractions • Restaurants • Rooftops
Bars • Nightclubs • Walking Routes
and Bonus Tips.
Best Places in Tokyo
Attend the biggest comic book festival in the world
2. Robot Restaurant
Watch scarcely dressed girls and robots while you have dinner
3. Zojoji Temple
Famous temple in the Tokyo city center
Checkout my favorite spots for the Shinjuku business district
Youth fashion madness, a must-see district!
6. Tsukiji Fish Market
Biggest fish market in the world!
Years of planning went into this trip and it was worth every penny. More than 35 million people live in this metropolis where space comes at a high price.
7. Studio Ghibli Museum
Who doesn't know Ghibli anime, entire museum dedicated to Hayao Miyazaki
My favorite district in the world, where fashion meet sexiness
9. Tokyo Game Show
Most popular video game event in Japan
10. ParaPara Event
Dance synchronize to fast Eurobeat & Hyper Techno music
11. Ueno Zoo
Largest zoo of Tokyo and oldest zoo of Japan
Entertainment island in the bay of Tokyo
Red light district of Tokyo
14. Asakasa Samba Festival
Annual samba parade with a huge crowd
15. SEGA Joypolis
Play the latest and most insane video games
Electronic town for the nerds, geeks and maid cafes
17. Yasukuni Shrine
Controversial shrine commemorating the soldiers who died in the Japanese wars
Checkout my favorite spots for Yokohama
First I stopped at Hibiya park before I made my way through Ginza towards the Emperor's palace and Tokyo Tower.
19. Awa Odori
Attend an annual Matsuri street festival
20. Edo-Tokyo Museum
History of Tokyo in a museum that looks like a spaceship
Unique Disney theme park in the world
22. Tokyo Tower
Popular tower with mesmerizing views of Tokyo and the bay
23. SONY Building Ginza
Headquarters and museum of SONY
24. Shinagawa Aquarium
Huge aquarium with a mesmerizing dolphin show
25. Miraikan Museum
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Odaiba
26. Onsen Monogatari
Relax at this giant hot spring spa in the center of Tokyo
27. Sukiyabashi Jiro
Most amazing sushi you will ever eat, but it comes at a price
Tokyo (東京), literally meaning "Eastern Capital", is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. Tokyo is the capital of Japan, the center of the Greater Tokyo Area, and the largest metropolitan area in the world.
It is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, and the home of the Japanese Imperial Family. Tokyo is in the Kantō region on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu.
Tokyo is often mistaken as being a city and thus is commonly referred to as a "metropolitan prefecture". The Tokyo metropolitan government administers the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo (each governed as an individual city), which cover the area that was formerly the City of Tokyo before it merged and became the subsequent metropolitan prefecture.
The prefecture is part of the world's most populous metropolitan area with upwards of 35 million people and the world's largest urban agglomeration economy with a GDP of US$1.479 trillion at purchasing power parity, ahead of the New York City metropolitan area in 2008. The city hosts 51 of the Fortune Global 500 companies, the highest number of any city. Tokyo has been described as one of the three "command centers" for the world economy, along with New York City and London.