Things To Do & See In Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is one of my favorite destinations in the world.  There are a lot of things to do and see in the city.  It’s hard not to walk anywhere without seeing a landmark.

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Tokyo is filled with temples, shrines, and parks.  The city is eccentric and vibrant like no other city in the world.  Also, it boasts the best service I’ve encountered in the world and the only other countries that come close are the Philippines and Turkey.  There are only certain places in the world with a rich history like Japan.  The only other places are Europe, South America, and the Middle East.  However, most people in the world are scared to visit the Middle East.  I don’t know why.  Terrorism is a joke, kids.

We compiled a list of things to check out in Tokyo.  The list consist of temples, shrines, parks, palaces, and culture.  If you don’t like these things, you must be pretty basic and take angle down pictures in the mirror.  Let’s hope that’s not the case.  Here is our list:

  • Yasukuni Shrine – The least visited shrine in Tokyo.  It’s homage to fallen people who has serve in Japanese wars.  It includes women, children, men, and their pets.  I though Americans were obsessed with their pets, but the Japanese take the cake with enshrining them.  Find out more here.
    Yasukuni Shrine
  • Senso-ji Temple – This is probably the most visited temple in Tokyo.  The temple grounds has a bunch of vendors and shops.  It is where people go to pray for luck; however, I’m skeptical of that cause I still haven’t won the lottery.  Find out more here.
  • Hamarikyu Gardens – It’s easily my favorite garden in Tokyo.  The garden has a massive pond and Tokyo’s skyline in the back.  It’s the perfect place for those Instagram pictures where people turn their back to the camera.  It’s also perfect for those lifestyle bloggers who are walking nowhere and staring at nothing.  Find out more here.
    Hamarikyu Gardens
  • Tsujita Fish Market – The iconic fish market is one of Tokyo’s most visited landmarks.  The area is surrounded by food vendors and bustle from the fish auctions.  It also smells like its name.  People wake up at 3 AM to visit it; however, I would suggest going right after the bar.  It’s easier.  Find out more here.
    Fish Market
  • Shibuya Crossing – The iconic clusterfuck made famous by Bill Murray in Lost in Translation.  It’s another perfect place to take the basic back picture that people do on Instagram.  Why not throw in a yoga pose while you’re at it?  Find out more here.
    Shibuya Crossing
  • Ueno Park – Ueno Park is the most eccentric park in Tokyo.  The park has multiple temples, shrines, a farmer’s market, a few museums, a baseball field, an amusement parks, and more green trees than Snoop Dogg.  Find out more here.
    Ueno Toshogu Shrine
  • Yoyogi Park – Yoyogi Park is home to the Meija Shrine.  It’s also right next to Harajuku Street in Shibuya.  It’s the perfect place to take a walk through the trees and make a wish at the wishing well.  I still haven’t married Angelina Jolie yet.  It might be a good idea to skip the wishing well.  Find out more here.
    The Courtyard
  • Harajuku Street – The eccentric area for Tokyo’s street fashion.  It’s a must visit if you’re into Live Action Role Playing, Cosplay, or need a new neon yellow jack for a rave.  Find out more here.
    Harajuku Street
  • Imperial Palace – The Imperial Palace was the home of the Japanese emperor.  However, the Japanese had enough of his shit and decided to kick him out of the place then turned it into a park.  It’s located in Chiyoda ward.  Find out more here.

That’s our list of essential things to do and see in Tokyo, Japan.  We guarantee it will be worth the trip.  However, I can’t guarantee you a good time.  If you don’t have a good time, you should rethink your life.  Maybe stop taking Instagram back pictures.

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