Famous Things To Do In Tokyo

Tokyo is an incredible city to visit. There are so many incredible activities to do in this fascinating city. With a population of nearly 10 million and nearly 38 million in the greater Tokyo area, it is the earth’s most populated metropolitan area. It is incredible that a city of this size runs so smoothly. The streets are clean, public transport is efficient and people are friendly and polite. There are endless streets to explore and a few days spent here doesn’t seem like enough. Here are the most famous things to do in Tokyo that every visitor should experience!

For tips and tricks about travelling in Japan this post has you covered – Travel Guide Japan

Team Lab Borderless or Planets Exhibition

Team Lab brings you a digital art exhibit where you can move amongst the art and be totally immersed in light and colour. The Planets Exhibition is a cutting-edge digital art museum located in the heart of Tokyo. It is a unique and immersive experience that showcases the latest in digital art and technology.

Tickets need to be booked in advance and can sell out weeks ahead so head to the website and book well ahead. 

Tokyo Skytree

Standing at a height of 634m the Skytree is the second tallest structure in the world. It is the perfect place to see the huge urban expanse that is Tokyo. The view from the Skytree is spectacular and is best enjoyed on a clear day. The views as the sun is setting and after dark are incredible too. 
You can visit two different viewing areas. One at 350m & on at 450m. Access to both is Y3090 for adults. There are fast track ticket options through the website too

Senjo-ji Temple

A visit to Tokyo would not be complete without a trip to an ancient temple or shrine. These remarkable spiritual sites offer a moment of peace where you can appreciate the charm of traditional Japanese architecture made up of impressive pagodas, statues and vermillion-lacquered walls. Explore the grounds and soak in the nostalgia while learning about important aspects of Japanese religion and culture.

Cherry Blossoms

The cherry blossom season in Tokyo is one of the most anticipated events of the year, attracting both locals and tourists alike. This annual event is a celebration of spring and the arrival of new life, and is an essential part of Japanese culture. The cherry blossom trees, also known as sakura, bloom for a short period each year, usually around late March to early April, creating a breathtaking display of pink and white flowers across the city.

Shibuya Crossing

This iconic Tokyo landmark is a must-visit. Among the most famous crossings in the world, Shibuya Crossing is situated in front of the Shibuya Station, a hub for visitors and locals alike. It’s busiest during peak times when the pedestrian system changes and up to 2,500 people cross the streets simultaneously! So why not get your camera ready and snap some photos before you spin at the world’s busiest intersection!

Tokyo Disneyland

Take a step back to your childhood with a day at Disney. You might miss out on a few shows as non-Japanese speaker but it’s an awesome experience. The best part is seeing couples, friends and families in matching outfits. 

Jane at Tokyo Disney - Famous Things To Do In Tokyo


Shinjuku is a bustling neighborhood in Tokyo that is known for its vibrant atmosphere and endless entertainment options. This area is one of the famous things to do in Tokyo as it offersca diverse range of activities and attractions. From shopping and dining to cultural experiences and nightlife, Shinjuku has something for everyone.

One of the top attractions in Shinjuku is the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, which is a beautiful park that offers a peaceful escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. This park is famous for its cherry blossom display during the spring and is a popular destination for picnics and walks.

For those interested in entertainment and nightlife, Shinjuku is the place to be. The area is famous for its vibrant nightlife, with an array of bars, clubs, and live music venues to choose from. The famous Golden Gai district is a must-visit, offering a unique and intimate bar scene with over 200 small bars packed into a small alleyway.

Tokyo Dome & Thunder Dolphin

Baseball is very popular in Japan and it is a fun experience to see a game. 
You can purchase a beer from one of the staff who have a keg on their back and will pour you a drink without you needing to leave your seat. 

Explore Tokyo’s Parks


Akihabara is a suburb that is famous for electronic stores. If you are a gamer you will find some awesome shops to explore. There is a huge arcade filled with so many types of games! It is fun just to watch people play dance dance revolution or the guitar hero type games. Their skill is unbelievable!

Vegan Eats

Tokyo is home to some incredible vegan restaurants. Japanese cuisine is so varied so you will be spoilt for choice.

Some of my favourites are:
Coco Curry – Japanese style curry. This is a big chain so you see them everywhere but not every outlet has the vegan option.
T’s Tantan – Tokyo Station. Epic ramen with many varieties to choose from.
Ain Soph – A few different outlets with different types of cuisine.
Kyushu Jangara – The best ramen.