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Things to do in Tokyo

Tokyo is a vibrant, bustling city filled with incredible experiences. From the bright lights of the city's neon-lit streets to the ancient temples and shrines, Tokyo is a city where the old and the new co-exist in perfect harmony. There is something for everyone in Tokyo, whether it's shopping and dining in the city's many districts, exploring its rich history, or simply taking in the beauty of its natural surroundings. Tokyo is also a great place to explore Japanese culture, from its traditional festivals and cuisine to its modern art and fashion. Whether you're looking for a unique cultural experience or just a place to relax, Tokyo is the perfect destination for any traveler.

Our most recommended things to do in Tokyo

From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji Full-Day Sightseeing Trip

1. From Tokyo: Mt. Fuji Full-Day Sightseeing Trip

Experience the most famous sightseeing spots around Mount Fuji. Learn about Japanese history and culture while soaking in the dramatic views around Mount Fuji. Depart from Tokyo by bus and arrive at Kawaguchiko Oishi Park where you can capture beautiful photos with lake Kawaguchi and Mount Fuji in the background. Continue to Arakura Sengen Park, located halfway up Mount Arakura in Fujiyoshida in the Yamanashi Prefecture. Take in the panoramic views of the city with Mount Fuji in the background and admire the cherry blossoms. Head to Oshino Hakkai, one of the most famous spots in the Fujisan area, and see the 8 different lakes located there. Taste the water from Mount Fuji. Explore the Gotemba Premium Outlet with plenty of time to shop in Gotemba City with beautiful views of Mt. Fuji before being dropped off back in Shinjuku Subaru.

Tokyo: Go-Kart Tour and Photoshoot

2. Tokyo: Go-Kart Tour and Photoshoot

Enjoy a day out on the town feeling the breeze of the city from a custom-built go-kart. This tour takes you through the center of Tokyo, namely the Shinjuku and Shibuya areas, and allows you to experience Japan in a unique way.  Before you begin the tour, you'll have the option to dress up in a costume of your favorite character. Then, zoom off into the Shinjuku area. Drive to see Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and then head to the iconic Shinjuku Love Sign. Zip along through the famous nightlife district area near Shinjuku Station and then to the shopping district of Harajuku. After that, head to one of the most iconic places in Tokyo, Shibuya Crossing. Return to the meeting point following Shibuya Crossing.  Your guide will lead the way, so you don't have to worry about missing any important sights. They will also take plenty of fun photos of and for you during the experience. On returning to the meeting point, your guide will airdrop or email you all the photos taken.

Mt Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi Scenic 1-Day Bus Tour

3. Mt Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi Scenic 1-Day Bus Tour

Discover the scenery and historic landmarks around Lake Kawaguchi on a guided tour from Tokyo. Admire the views of Mt. Fuji as you see traditional houses, stunning pagodas, and the colorful flowers and plants of Oishi Park. Climb aboard the shuttle bus or join the tour at the Shinjuku departure point, and set off towards the Mt. Fuji area. On clear days, you will already be able to see Mt. Fuji from afar during the bus ride. Make the first stop at one of Japan's most iconic spots: Arakurayama Sengen Park. Admire the picture-perfect view of the 5 symbolic pagodas with Mt. Fuji in the background. Continue on from Mt. Arakurayama and proceed to the Kawaguchiko craft park right next to Kawaguchi Lake. If you prefer, take time to enjoy your lunch and walk around the lake as you take in the scenic view of Mt. Fuji's reflection on the water. After this, head to Oishi park which offers seasonal scenery with various types of flowers. Finally, stop by Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nenba which is located on the banks of Lake Saiko. Take a stroll through the village and marvel at the houses with thatched roofs which will give you a glimpse into life in Japan in the olden days. Conclude the tour at 6:15 PM when you will be dropped off in Shinjuku.

teamLab Planets TOKYO: Digital Art Museum Entrance Ticket

4. teamLab Planets TOKYO: Digital Art Museum Entrance Ticket

Enter teamLab Planets TOKYO and discover the incredible immersive art exhibition within. This full-body digital art experience allows visitors to enter completely into the artworks, with stimulation for all five senses. In this unique exhibition, each visitor’s presence impacts the artwork to finally become a part of it. The exhibition space includes several areas, covering over 10,000 square meters in total. Explore the great variety of installations, with different lights, sounds, and materials to mesmerize every guest.

Tokyo: Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

5. Tokyo: Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Explore the best of Tokyo on this 1-day, fully customizable, and private tour. Select which must-see locations you’d like to visit from the list below and your knowledgeable, licensed guide will customize an itinerary for you based on your preferences. The most popular, must-see attractions available on this tour: Asakusa, Imperial Palace, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Tsukiji Fish Market, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Akihabara, Hama Rikyu Gardens, Harajuku, Takeshita Street, Nezu, and Shinjuku Golden Gai. On the day of the tour, your guide will meet you at your hotel to begin your full-day tour. Using either public transport or walking to get around, why not start your day with a visit to Asakusa to see the famous Senso-Ji Temple. Your next stop could be to take a walk through the Outer Garden (Gaien) of the Imperial Palace, followed by lunch in trendy, ‘Kawaii’ Harajuku. Then, maybe, spend your afternoon at the Meiji Jingu Shrine forest, between the busy neighborhoods of Shibuya and Shinjuku.

Tokyo Disney Resort: 1-Day Passport

6. Tokyo Disney Resort: 1-Day Passport

Choose your own theme park adventure with a Tokyo Disney Resort 1-Day Passport. Explore Tokyo DisneySea and experience the world's only Disney theme Park with an ocean theme or be immersed in the world of beloved Disney stories at Tokyo Disneyland. Start your visit to Tokyo Disney Resort -- an easy one-day destination from the city -- from Tokyo Station. Experience an unforgettable getaway with two Disney Parks with different themes. First, see Tokyo Disneyland’s 7 themed lands featuring seasonal decorations and parades, or discover the myths and legends of the seas at Tokyo DisneySea. Then, ride thrilling attractions and see dazzling shows. Next, walk the resort’s colorful avenues filled with shops. Stop in at one of the restaurants and experience Japan's unique spirit of hospitality.

From Tokyo: 1-Day Private Mt. Fuji Tour by Car

7. From Tokyo: 1-Day Private Mt. Fuji Tour by Car

You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to important sites in the Mount Fuji area on this customizable, full day tour. This private charter is perfect for larger groups, especially for families, as it lets you see more in a day and with the utmost ease. The flexible tour schedule allows you to enjoy the day at your own pace. You can choose which sites to explore in the region, including the Sengen Shrine Complex - the gateway to the ascension of Mt Fuji, where hikers would pray for a safe climb here before embarking on their journey. You could also see the gorgeous Kawaguchiko Lake, Kachi Kachi Ropeway, and even Oshino Hakkai - a traditional Japanese style village with evergreen ponds. Along the way, you will be accompanied by an expert driver. If you wish, you can also choose to have a guide accompany you during the tour.

Tokyo: Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Kegon Waterfall Tour

8. Tokyo: Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Kegon Waterfall Tour

After meeting at 7:50AM, your tour leader will greet you at the ground floor of the Shinjuku Subaru Building next to the Shinjuku JR Station west exit. At 8:00AM, you will depart from Shinjuku to Tochigi prefecture, where Nikko City is located. At around 10:30AM, you will travel to the first stop on your tour, the Nikko Toshogu Shrine. This shrine is the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan for over 250 years until 1868, known as the Edo Period. You can appreciate the beauty of this shrine complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site, whilst learning the interesting stories and legends of the buildings from your guide. After visiting the Nikko Toshogo Shrine, you will pass through the Iroha Slope. It is famous for its 48 sharp turns along its route, and is portrayed in the animation ”Initial D”. The road is very popular for its autumn leaves in the fall. At 12:30PM, you will arrive at the Kegon Waterfall. This almost 100-meter-tall waterfall is the most famous of Nikko's many beautiful waterfalls. It is even ranked as one of Japan's three most beautiful falls, along with the Nachi Waterfall in the Wakayama Prefecture and the Fukuroda Waterfall in the Ibaraki Prefecture. At 2:00PM, your tour will be separated into two groups, you can choose according to your preference to either walk along Lake Chuzenji, or to experience the Nikko hot spring. Before finishing your tour, you will stop by the Onihei Edo service area, which is the most interesting service area with edo style design and traditional souvenirs. At 6:00PM, you will be dropped back at the Shinjuku Subaru Building, where your tour will end.

Tokyo: Tsukiji Outer Market Food and Drink Walking Tour

9. Tokyo: Tsukiji Outer Market Food and Drink Walking Tour

Explore the famous outer area of the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo on a guided tour. Learn about the culinary culture of Tokyo and what the top chefs do on their daily visits to the market. Enjoy a variety of traditional Japanese foods as you explore the market. After meeting your guide, begin your day eating and shopping like a local outside Tokyo's famous Tsukiji Market. Discover why so many of Japan's top chefs visit here daily to pick up the freshest ingredients. Navigate your way through the maze of seafood and learn from your guide about the market's history. Stroll past the many stalls and discover local Japanese foods. Watch as vendors carve massive bluefin tuna. Head to the vibrant stores selling the best quality foods at the outer market. Eat a variety of local foods, ranging from finger foods to delicacies. Learn from your knowledgeable guide the tips about local culinary culture. End the tour at an authentic sushi restaurant with a serving of fresh sushi before heading back to Tsukiji Station.

From Tokyo&Yokohama: Mount Fuji and Hakone Private Day-Trip

10. From Tokyo&Yokohama: Mount Fuji and Hakone Private Day-Trip

Discover Mount Fuji, Japan's most popular sightseeing destination, on a day trip from Tokyo & Yokohama. Explore highlights of Hakone, known for hot spring resorts and picturesque views. Visit them both as part of this private experience that can be designed to fit the wishes of your group. Example itinerary: Set off from Tokyo or Yokohama and head to the traditional village of Saiko Iyashi-no-Sato Nenba. Continue to the scenic Oshino Hakkai at the foot of Mount Fuji. Enjoy some food at a local restaurant. Admire the views at Owakudani and take a cruise on Lake Ashi before returning to Tokyo. 【Attention】When you start it from Yokohama area, the course will be completely reversed. The visit to Saiko Iyashi-no-Sato Nenba might be changed depending on the season. When the cherry blossoms are in bloom, visiting Arakurayama Mountain, famous for its 5-story pagoda, is often preferred. Other requests, including alternative pickup & drop-off points or vehicle type for your group, can also be accommodated. Please refer to remarks on "Important Information".

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What people are saying about Tokyo

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Excellent communication with company and driver from the start of the booking process which was easy to navigate. Our driver, Bilal was flexible in accommodating our requests/changes etc suggesting options which suited us and providing us with general information about the places we visited - we felt a guide was unnecessary. The tour was the perfect way to see numerous sites which would have been difficult to get to if trying to organise it yourself via public transport.

We had a street food tour with Haruka and Laura and it was outstanding. We loved the food we ate, learning about the history and customs, and seeing various spots! It was one of our favorite parts of our trip and our guides were extremely friendly and gracious. Definitely recommend!!!

Monkey Kart is very well-run! Fun, safe, and unforgettable! Our guide was Satar. He very clearly knew the roads, traffic light times, etc. He also took many photos of us and kept a good mood. 10/10 this was an awesome experience!

What an amazing experience this was… all your senses are awakened and leaves you in awe in every phase. Definitely worth every penny and every second spent!

Awesome service. We got our tickets easily and quickly. Would highly recommend.