The Ultimate Guide to Tokyo for International Visitors: Must-Visit Spots in Every Area!
When you take a foreigner on a sightseeing tour of Tokyo for business entertainment or other purposes, you may wonder what kind of places to take him or her.
In this article, we will introduce some of the best areas for sightseeing in Tokyo with foreigners, as well as recommended spots that will be appreciated by foreigners.
This article will help you to give a tour guide that will please foreigners.
Among the 10 areas that are perfect for sightseeing with special people such as business partners, here are some recommended sightseeing spots that foreigners will enjoy.
We hope you will enjoy Tokyo with foreigners.
Tokyo Station Area
The area around Tokyo Station, the gateway to Tokyo, is still a popular tourist spot for foreigners, especially “Tokyo Station” and the Imperial Palace.
This area is also recommended for sightseeing for entertainment when you are between businesses or otherwise short on time. Here are five spots that are particularly popular.
Tokyo Station Marunouchi Station Building
The Marunouchi Station Building has been restored to its original appearance of 100 years ago. A particular highlight is the north-south dome on the first floor.
Some of the reliefs from the original construction have been reproduced from what remains behind the dome ceiling, which was installed as part of the reconstruction work after the war, so visitors can enjoy the aesthetics of the Meiji era.
TOKYO STATION CITY also has commercial facilities for shopping and cafes, making it convenient for sightseeing.
It is a popular sightseeing spot as a new symbol of Tokyo’s growing beauty. At night, it is illuminated, making it a wonderful sightseeing spot.
Tokyo Station Marunouchi Station Building
Address: 1-9 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access: Tokyo Station
Official website: https://www.tokyoinfo.com/
The Imperial Palace is the residence of the Emperor, the symbol of Japan. It is also popular among foreigners.
It is divided into three areas: the East Gardens and the Outer Gardens of the Imperial Palace, where visitors can stroll without reservations, and the Imperial Palace grounds, including the Katsura Imperial Villa, which is popular among foreigners and requires reservations. ( Imperial Palace Reservations page )
The 400-year history and seasonal Japanese flowers on the grounds make this a spot where you can feel the Japanese atmosphere in any season.
In particular, “Ninomaru Garden” is the former shogun’s villa. You can enjoy the seasonal beauty of nature in Tokyo.
More about The Imperial Palace
Address; 1-1 Outer Garden of the Imperial Palace, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Official website: http://sankan.kunaicho.go.jp/index.html
Hours: Always open *Closed for national events, etc.
Chidorigafuchi Boat Park is located in Kitanomaru Park, where visitors can enjoy the rich natural scenery from the water.
Boating along the moat, visitors can see the stone walls of Edo Castle and large trees that are hundreds of years old.
In spring, it is expected to be crowded because of the cherry blossoms, but foreigners are impressed by the beauty of the hedgerows and the uniquely Japanese scenery, and are enchanted by the beauty of this spot regardless of the season.
Normally, it is open only during lunchtime. However, during the “Chiyoda-no Sakura Festival,” the hours are extended until nighttime, so you can enjoy viewing the cherry blossoms at night.
More information about Chidorigafuchi Boat Park
Address: Kudan Minami 2-chome to Sanbancho destination
Official website: https://www.city.chiyoda.lg.jp/shisetsu/koen/chidorigafuchi-boat.html
Phone number: 03-3234-1948
Access: The nearest stations are Kudanshita and Hanzomon. Both are a 10-minute walk.
Closed: ・Closed: Every Monday Closed in winter: December to February
Tokyo Ramen Street
Under the concept of “You could go to this place for a year and never get tired of it,” famous ramen restaurants representing Tokyo have gathered on the first basement floor of Tokyo Station Ichibangai.
The area is lined with some of Tokyo’s best ramen stores, including Rokurinsha, a pioneer in the tsukemen boom, and Tokyo Station Ikaruga, a seafood tonkotsu ramen restaurant that opened its first store outside the main branch.
Ramen is a very popular Japanese food among foreigners, so it is a great point of interest for lunch during sightseeing around Tokyo Station.
More about Tokyo Ramen Street
Address: 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan
Official website: https://www.tokyoeki-1bangai.co.jp/street/ramen/
Hours of operation: 7:30 – 23:00 (hours vary by store)
Access by train: Inside JR Tokyo Station (outside the ticket gates), right outside each ticket gate on the Yaesu side
The next spot I would like to recommend is the garden on the roof of KITTE, the first commercial facility by Japan Post in front of the Marunouchi South Exit of JR Tokyo Station.
Part of the former Tokyo Central Post Office building has been preserved and reconstructed, and the rooftop garden with its distinctive atrium atrium is highly recommended.
The garden is illuminated with soft lights such as floodlights, and the lush observation deck overlooks Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace, which are lit up spectacularly.
Especially if you visit on a weekday evening, you will be delighted to see Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace, as well as the neon lights of the office district and the people passing by, and you can feel Japanese society, which will be appreciated by foreigners.
Rooftop Garden “KITTE Garden” Details
Address: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Official website: http://jptower-kitte.jp/kittegarden/
Access: 1 minute walk from JR Tokyo Station
Directly connected to Tokyo Station on the Marunouchi Line from the underpass.
Approx. 2 min. walk from Chiyoda Line Nijubashimae Sta.
Open hours: 11:00-23:00 (Sun., Holidays 11:00-22:00) *Subject to weather conditions
Ginza and Yurakucho are Tokyo’s leading office districts as well as attractive shopping and cultural areas.
Here are four recommended spots in Ginza and Yurakucho that foreigners will enjoy.
Kabuki-za (theatre in Tokyo)
The Kabuki-za Theater, where visitors can enjoy the traditional Japanese performing art of Kabuki in earnest, opened in 1889 and is the only theater in the world dedicated to Kabuki.
Although it may seem a bit intimidating, there is an English-language guide and a program that allows visitors to see only one act for those from overseas.
You can stop by the Kabuki-za Theater to see a play, or you can buy souvenirs and other items at the stores in the basement.
If a foreigner says he or she loves Kabuki and would like to see the real thing, I will show him or her around!
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More information about Kabuki-za
Address: 4-12-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Official website: http://www.kabuki-za.co.jp/
Access: Short walk from Higashi-ginza Station [Exit 3] on Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line and Toei Asakusa Line
micro FOOD & IDEA MARKET
Opened under the concept of “a market where curiosity intersects,” this multifunctional market allows visitors to encounter people, ideas, culture, and food.
A fashionable food court and local specialties that you will want to take a closer look at. This is a great spot for foreigners as well, as it is a gathering place of good things from all over Japan.
It is conveniently accessible on foot from Yurakucho and Tokyo Stations.
More information about micro FOOD & IDEA MARKET
Address: Yurakucho Building 1F, 1-10-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Official website: https://yurakucho-micro.com/
Business hours: 11:00 – 21:00
UNIQLO is a well-known Japanese brand among foreigners as it is expanding its stores worldwide, so there are a surprisingly large number of foreigners who want to buy in Japan.
Opened in 2012, UNIQLO on Ginza’s main street is the world’s largest global flagship store, with the entire 1st through 12th floors devoted to UNIQLO and a UNIQLO Cafe on the top floor.
The main difference from other stores is the wide selection of goods and the exhibition space inside the store, which is like a museum. Since duty-free procedures can be done inside the store, it is crowded with many foreign customers.
More information about UNIQLO Ginza
Address: GINZA KOMATSU East Building 1F-12F, 6-9-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone number: 03-5159-3931
Business hours: 11:00 – 21:00
Official website: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/
Closed New Year’s Day only
MUJI is very popular overseas as well. The MUJI store in Ginza has 10 floors, all of which are MUJI stores, and also includes a hotel.
The store displays that allow you to fully enjoy the MUJI concept, and you can make your own original blend of tea, so it is indeed the real MUJI of Japan! You will be impressed.
MUJI HOTEL” and “MUJI diner” are also recommended. Foreigners who are fans of MUJI will be impressed.
More information about MUJI Ginza
Address: 3-3-18 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 11:00-21:00
Official website: https://shop.muji.com/jp/ginza/
The Shiodome, Shinbashi, and Shinagawa areas have direct train service to Haneda Airport, which is convenient when you want to take a short sightseeing tour.
The area has many popular spots, so if you visit efficiently, you can enjoy Tokyo to the fullest in half a day.
Here are eight popular spots.
Shinbashi Enbujo, a prestigious theater with a history dating back to 1925, is famous as the venue for “Azuma Odori,” Japanese dance performances by Kanto geisha.
The theater will feature a variety of performances, including kabuki, new school and super kabuki, contemporary plays, and musicals.
The venue offers not only performances, but also a summer-only beer stage and on-site dining, which will be appreciated by foreigners interested in traditional Japanese theater.
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More information about Shinbashi Enbaijo
Address: 6-18-2 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Official Website :https://azuma-odori.net
Phone number : 03-3541-2600
Access: 5 min. walk from Higashi-ginza Subway Station
Hours of operation: Varies depending on the performance.
Closest station : Higashi-ginza station on the Subway Hibiya line / Tsukiji Ichiba station on the Oedo line
The Gotenyama Garden, located on the south side of the Tokyo Marriott Hotel in the Gotenyama Trust City, is a garden where visitors can enjoy beautiful nature so much that it is hard to believe that they are in the middle of a city.
The approximately 2,000-tsubo (approximately 1,000-square-meter) site has a walking path with a pond and waterfalls, where you can spend a relaxing time.
Gotenyama has been famous for its cherry blossoms since the time of the 8th Tokugawa Shogun, Yoshimune.
More information about Gotenyama Garden
Address: 4-7-36 Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Official website: https://www.trustcity-g.com/
Fee: Free of charge
Access: 12 min. walk from JR Shinagawa Station, 5 min. walk from Kita-Shinagawa Station
Hours of operation: 7:00 – 19:00 hours (some hours)
Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa
An urban aquarium located in the Shinagawa Prince Hotel.
The aquarium uses sound, light, and images to exhibit the creatures, which is a type of aquarium not often seen overseas.
The stadium-type venue offers a dolphin show and includes a merry-go-round and other attraction areas that will delight family visitors.
The jellyfish area “Jellyfish Ramble” is particularly impressive, with jellyfish gently drifting in a fantastic light display.
Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa” Details
Address: 4-10-30 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo (in Shinagawa Prince Hotel)
Official website: http://www.aqua-park.jp/aqua/index.html
Admission: Adults 2,500 yen, elementary and junior high school students 1,300 yen, infants 800 yen
Access: 2 min. walk from Takanawa Exit of JR/Keikyu “Shinagawa” Station
Hours: Aquarium 10:00 – 20:00, Attractions 10:00 – 19:00 *Varies according to season.
Kitashinagawa Onsen Tenjin Yu
Located a 3-minute walk from Keikyu Shinbaba Station, Kita-Shinagawa Onsen Tenjinyu is a natural hot spring that can be enjoyed in Tokyo with its deep amber-colored black water.
Foreigners who love hot springs will be surprised and impressed by the rarity of the black water and the rich mineral content that makes it moist and smooth.
Even if you go empty-handed, there are sets of towels, body soap, shampoo, etc. for sale, so you can stop by whenever you feel like it.
More information about “Kitashinagawa Onsen Tenjinyu
Address: 2-23-9 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku
Official website: http://www.tenjinyu.com/
Business hours: 15:00~23:00
Entrance fee: Adults 500 yen
MariCAR Public Road Go-Karting MariCAR Public Road Go-Karting
This is an interactive sightseeing experience that allows visitors to drive around Tokyo on public roads in a Nintendo Mario Kart-like vehicle.
Starting from Shinagawa, you can choose between a 2-hour and 3-hour course that includes Tokyo Tower, Roppongi, Shibuya, and more. This is a very popular sightseeing experience for foreigners visiting Japan, and we are sure to deliver unforgettable memories.
You will need an international driver’s license, so if you plan to include it in your sightseeing plans, let them know before you come to Japan and ask them to bring it with them.
More about MariCAR Public Road Go-Karting
Address: 1-23-15 Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Phone number: 080-8899-8899
Official website: http://maricar.jp/
Business hours: 10:00-22:00
Tokyo Tower, a 333-meter-high comprehensive radio tower located in Shiba Park, Minato-ku, Tokyo. It has long been loved by people around the world as a symbol of Tokyo.
It is also well known to foreigners, as it occasionally appears in Japanese movies and films set in Japan.
The main deck is entirely covered with large glass windows that offer a panoramic view of the entire Tokyo area, and at night you can enjoy a very atmospheric night view of Tokyo.
More information about “Tokyo Tower
Address: 4-2-8 Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Official website: https://www.tokyotower.co.jp/
Access: 7-minute walk from Kamiyacho Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, 5-minute walk from Akabanebashi Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line, 6-minute walk from Onarimon Station on the Mita Line, 10-minute walk from Shibakoen Station
Admission: Adults 900 yen, children 500 yen, infants 400 yen
Hours: Main Deck 9:00 – 23:00, Top Deck Tour 9:00 – 22:15
TOKYO WATER TAXI
In fact, water cabs were actively utilized during the Edo period (1603-1867), and were used as a means of transportation for the common people to travel around the city of Edo. Such water cabs are still in use today, and boats can be used to travel around Tokyo’s various boarding areas.
There are approximately 20 landing sites from Asakusa to Haneda, and you can specify the landing site and time of your cruise according to your schedule before and after the cruise.
You can make reservations through the website, set your own time and course, and freely travel back and forth across Tokyo Bay, allowing you to see Tokyo from a different perspective.
More information about TOKYO WATER TAXI
Official website: https://water-taxi.tokyo/
Phone number: 03-6673-2528
Access: 2 minutes walk from Tamachi Station, 5 minutes walk from Mita Station, behind Excelsior Cafe Tamachi East Exit
Fee: Varies depending on the operation menu. Please check the website for details.
Hours: 11:00 – 21:00 (depending on the operation menu) Closed on Mondays
The Tsukiji Market is a lively place where the atmosphere of Edo period (1603-1868) seems to have remained intact. It is popular among foreigners as a sightseeing spot.
Not only can you enjoy fresh seafood, seafood, and Edomae sushi, but you can also watch the lively tuna auctions and other market activities.
It is also a fun place to eat and drink, and it is hard to decide which one to try. If you are meeting someone first thing in the morning, it is fun to start at Tsukiji.
More information about the Tsukiji Central Wholesale Market
Address: 4-10-16 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5 min. walk from Tsukiji Subway Station Business hours: 8:00-15:00
The most popular Tokyo sightseeing spots for foreigners are Asakusa, Ueno, and Ryogoku areas.
Here we introduce five spots, from the landmark Tokyo Skytree to recommended facilities where you can experience the humanity and Edo chic of downtown Tokyo.
Tokyo Sky Tree
Tokyo Sky Tree, the world’s tallest tower at 634 meters, opened in 2012 and towers over downtown Tokyo.
From the TENBOU DECK, you can see the whole Kanto region, and on a clear day, you can even see Mt.
After all, many foreigners think of it first as a landmark of Tokyo, so it is a popular tourist spot in Tokyo that we would like to guide you to.
More information about Tokyo Sky Tree
Address: 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Official website: http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/
Fee: TEMBO DECK + TEMBO KAIRO Adults 2,500 yen
Access: 2-minute walk from the front ticket gate – entrance of Toukyou Skytree Station on the Tobu Isezaki Line (Tobu Skytree Line), etc.
Hours: 10:00 – 21:00 6F, 7F, 30F, 31F
Food and beverage outlets: 11:00-23:00
Adjacent to the Tokyo Skytree is the attractive Tokyo Solamachi facility.
Tokyo Solamachi is a commercial complex with an aquarium and planetarium. Among them, there are more than 300 stores including fashion, sundries, and restaurants, so you can fully enjoy yourself all day long.
If you visit the Tokyo Sky Tower, this is the place to stop by and see.
More information about Tokyo Solamachi
Address: 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Official website: https://www.tokyo-solamachi.jp/
Access: Tobu Isesaki Line (Tobu Skytree Line) “Toukyou Skytree Station” Main ticket gate – entrance 2 min. walk
Tobu Isezaki Line, Keisei Oshiage Line, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, Toei Asakusa Line “Oshiage Station” Exit B3 – entrance 3 min. walk
Toei Asakusa Line “Honjo-Azumabashi Station” Exit A5 – Entrance 8 min. walk
Tobu Isezaki Line and Kameido Line “Hikifune Station” West Exit – Entrance 15 min. walk
Hours: 10:00 – 21:00 6F, 7F, 30F, 31F
Food and beverage outlets: 11:00-23:00
The Edo-Tokyo Museum, where visitors can enjoy a wealth of Edo culture, is a popular tourist facility for foreigners.
The permanent exhibition at the Edo-Tokyo Museum offers much about Edo culture, and is perfect for foreigners who want to learn more about Japan, such as Edo’s commerce and why Edo became Tokyo.
You can also experience Japanese culture from various angles as we offer Japanese cultural experiences for foreigners.
More about Edo-Tokyo Museum
Address: 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Phone number: 03-3626-9974
Official website: https://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/
Hours: 9:30-17:30 (admission 30 minutes before closing)
Ryogoku Kokugikan is recognized as the place where sumo wrestling is performed. It is a popular spot to visit when you stop by the Asakusa area.
In addition to sumo wrestling, many other events are held here, including professional wrestling, boxing, and concerts.
Souvenir shops are popular among foreigners. Many of the products are only available here, so you can’t help but spend a lot of time there.
The Sumo Museum, which is attached to the museum, has photos of past yokozuna (sumo grand champions), so those interested in sumo should definitely stop by.
More information about Ryogoku Kokugikan
Address: 1-3-28 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Hours of operation: Varies depending on content
Official website: http://www.sumo.or.jp/Kokugikan/
Drug Seimes Sumida Ryogoku Store
Japanese drugstores are popular among foreigners. It is conveniently located so that it is easy to stop by during sightseeing spots in Ryogoku.
Drug Seimes offers a wide variety of products from medicines and cosmetics to daily sundries, food beverages, and alcoholic beverages.
The cosmetics section features a lineup of popular foreign manufacturers such as Shiseido, Kanebo, Kao Sofina, and Kose.
Chinese-speaking staff are also available, so customers from China can shop with confidence.
More information about Drug Seimes Sumida Ryogoku Store
Address: Ryogoku City Core 1F, 2-10-14 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Phone number: 03-5638-0571
Official website: https://store.seims.co.jp/map/9987
Access : 4 minutes from Ryogoku Station (Toei Oedo Line / Sobu Line)
Hours of operation: Open 24 hours a day
The Asakusa area is one of the must-visit places for foreign visitors to Tokyo.
The atmosphere of the downtown area, with its Senso-ji Temple and other Edo-style buildings, will enchant you. Here are five spots we recommend.
Senso-ji Temple is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Tokyo. It is a popular traditional tourist spot filled with Japanese charm.
After all, it is also a popular place to experience the chic of Edo, including the famous Kaminarimon Gate.
After visiting the shrine, it is fun to take a leisurely stroll along “Nakamise-dori” and browse the stores.
The evergreen incense burner, which says, “Bathing in the smoke improves what is wrong with your body,” is very rare for foreigners, so they will be delighted if you bathe in the smoke with them while explaining its benefits.
Address: 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone number: 03-3842~0181
Official website: http://www.senso-ji.jp/
Access: 5 min. walk from Asakusa Station on the Tobu Skytree Line
Hours: 6:00 – 17:00, 6:30 from October to March
Kappabashi Tool District
Kappabashi Togutogai is a row of specialty kitchenware stores in Tokyo. The 800-meter-long street is lined with stores specializing in tableware and cooking utensils.
Many foreigners are fascinated by the cooking utensils lined up in a narrow space, and it is a popular spot where they are happy to show visitors around.
There are also many cooking utensils unique to Japan, making it a great place for those who are particularly interested in cooking.
Kappabashi Tool Street
Address: 1-4 Matsugaya, 1-3 Nishi Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5 min. walk from Subway Tawaramachi Sta.
Hours of operation: Varies by store
Hoppy Street, located just past Nakamise-dori and Denboin-dori, is a gourmet downtown street where you can drink from noon onward.
Many foreigners find the exotic atmosphere of this street, lined with popular bars with a street stall-like appearance.
The standard gourmet food is “beef stew” and “hoppy” as well. If you are sightseeing in Asakusa with a foreigner who likes to drink, he or she will enjoy the Japanese drinking culture.
More about “Hoppy Street
Address: 2-3-19 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Access: Approx. 2 min. walk from Exit A1-1 of Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station
5 minutes walk from Exit 6 of Asakusa Station on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line.
Business hours: [Weekday]15:00-23:00/[Saturday and Sunday]9:00-23:00 Closed on Monday
Asakusa Amezaiku Ameshin is a traditional Amezaiku specialty store that boasts the best techniques in Japan.
This is a very popular spot for foreigners, as it offers demonstrations and sales of Amezaiku, as well as hands-on Amezaiku making experience.
The candy, softened by heat, can be shaped quickly and freely, which is impressive to watch.
The Asakusa store also has a café where you can enjoy a candy-related menu.
More information about Asakusa Amezaiku Ameshin Hanakawado Store
Address: Hori Bldg. 1F, 2-9-1 Imado, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone number: 08093730644
Official website: http://www.ame-shin.com/
Business hours: 11:00-18:00
Hanayashiki is the oldest amusement park in Japan. The wide variety of rides is one of the secrets of its popularity among foreigners, and it can be enjoyed by both small children and adults.
The traditional Japanese fair corner will give you the feeling of a Japanese festival in any season.
Foreigners are always surprised to see a big amusement park with a retro atmosphere in a place like this! They are always amazed.
The haunted house is a great way to experience Japanese horror and will be appreciated when guiding foreigners.
More information about Hanayashiki
Address: 2-28-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone number: 03-3842-8780
Access: 3 min. walk from Asakusa Sta.
Official website: https://www.hanayashiki.net/
Business hours: 10:00-18:00 Closed on Tuesdays
From Japanese pop culture to electronics, Akihabara is an impressive town for foreigners just walking down Chuo-dori.
It has become such an important Japanese tourist attraction that it should not be missed when sightseeing in Tokyo.
Here are five spots where you can enjoy Akihabara to the fullest!
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AKIBA Cultures ZONE
AKIBA CULTURES ZONE is a large collection of Akihabara’s subcultures, where you can enjoy idols, anime, and anime collaboration cafes all at once.
This is a very interesting spot for foreigners interested in Japanese subculture. Many people buy goods of their favorite anime if they can find them.
If you want to be guided to a place that is uniquely Akihabara, I recommend it.
AKIBA CULTURES ZONE
Address: Akiba Culture’s Zone, 1-7-10 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Official website: https://www.akibacultureszone.com/
Business hours: 11:00 – 21:30
Yodobashi Camera Akihabara
Yodobashi Camera Akihabara is a general electronics retailer located in front of Akihabara Station.
The image of Japan as a country of electrical appliances is still alive and well! is still alive and well, and is a must-stop destination for foreign visitors to Japan.
Especially if you get cutting-edge electronics in Akihabara, also known as “Electric Town,” it will be a memorable shopping experience.
More information about Yodobashi Camera Akihabara
Address: 1-1 Kanda Hanaoka-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Official website: http://www.yodobashi-akiba.com/index.html
Business hours: 9:30-22:00
Akihabara Radio Kaikan
Akihabara Radio Kaikan is a commercial building that symbolizes Akihabara culture. It is a commercial facility that can be considered the prototype of what Akihabara looks like today.
And there are many foreigners who want to buy figures of anime and manga characters in Japan! If you want to show them around Akihabara, you should take them to Akihabara Radio Kaikan.
It is said that there is no anime merchandise that Akihabara Radio Kaikan does not have, so you are sure to find your favorite item.
More about Akihabara Radio Kaikan
Address: 1-15-16 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Phone number: 03-3251-3711
Official website: http://www.akihabara-radiokaikan.co.jp/
Business hours: Open 10:00 – 23:00 (as for B1F, 11:30 – 23:00)
Melon Books Akihabara Store
I love Japanese manga! I would like foreigners who love Japanese manga to stop by the Mellon Books Akihabara Store.
Descending a slightly dubious staircase, you will find yourself in a deep manga world.
You might get stuck getting the Japanese version of your favorite work, or get hooked on a work that can only be seen in Japan!
More information about Melon Books Akihabara Store
Address: 1-10-5 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Phone number: 03-5295-7060
Official website: http://www.melonbooks.co.jp/
Business hours: 11:00 – 21:30
Roppongi and Azabu Area
Don Quijote Roppongi Store
Many foreigners say, “When I go to Japan, I want to go into Don Quijote! I want to go to Don Quijote when I go to Japan!
It is also famous as the Hall of Fame for super cheap prices, and is popular among foreigners as the Hall of Fame for souvenirs.
This is a great spot for foreigners as it offers everything from Japanese sweets to cosmetics and sundries at low prices.
Since the luggage will increase dramatically on the way home, it is recommended to go in at the end of the day since the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.
More information about Don Quijote Roppongi
Address: 3-14-10 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone number: 0570-010-831
Official website: http://www.donki.com/search/shop_detail.php?st_store_id=31
Hours of operation: Open 24 hours a day
Roppongi Hills is a Japanese skyscraper that houses many popular spots from commercial complexes to museums.
The observation deck is especially popular among foreigners, as both Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Sky Tower can be seen at the same time.
The Sky Deck has no windows despite being at the top of a skyscraper, so it is quite a surprising experience for foreigners.
More information about Roppongi Hills
Address: 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Official website: https://www.roppongihills.com/
Hours: Shop 11:00-20:00 / Restaurant 11:00-23:00, [Indoor Observation Deck] 10:00-22:00,
V2TOKYO, a club in Roppongi popular among foreigners. It is a good place to visit with foreigners who want to try a Japanese club! This is a recommended spot for sightseeing with foreigners who want to try a Japanese club.
From special lighting systems to Japan’s first VOID acoutics sound system Incubus, you will enjoy sounds and rhythms that resonate throughout your body.
It is recommended for those who want to enjoy a gorgeous adult nightlife.
More information about “V2TOKYO
Address: 7-13-7 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Official website: https://www.v2tokyo.com/contact/
Average budget: ¥20,000/1GUEST
Hours of operation: 21:00~.
Izakaya “Gonpachi Nishi-Azabu” is famous among foreigners as “Kill Bill Izakaya”.
It is so well known that it was used for a dinner by former Prime Minister Koizumi + former President Bush, and is a popular tourist staple for foreigners.
You can enjoy soba noodles made from buckwheat flour that is stone ground every day, grilled skewers carefully grilled over binchotan charcoal, and freshly fried tempura.
There are many foreign clerks, so you don’t have to worry.
More information about “Gonpachi Nishiazabu
Address: 1-13-11 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone number: 050-5571-2171
Access: 10 min. walk from Tokyo Metro Roppongi, Nogizaka or Hiroo Stations.
Official website; http://www.gonpachi.jp/nishiazabu/
Business hours: 11:30 – 3:30 (last order Food 2:45 / Drink 3:00) Lunch (weekdays) 11:30 – 15:00, Open Sunday
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The Akasaka area is a fun spot to visit with foreigners interested in Japanese politics, as it is home to important political facilities such as the National Diet Building and Akasaka Rikyu, the State Guest House.
Here are three recommendations.
Akasaka Rikyu, the State Guest House
The Akasaka Imperial Villa, a state guesthouse, is used to entertain presidents and other dignitaries from around the world. It is an important diplomatic facility in Japan.
As a facility used at the center of diplomacy, its glittering splendor is truly special.
If you make a reservation in advance, you can get in smoothly, so we recommend making a reservation if you have sightseeing plans.
More information about “Akasaka Rikyu, the State Guest House
Location: 2-1-1 Motoakasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Official website: https://www.geihinkan.go.jp/
Hours: [Garden visit]10:00-16:30
National Diet Building (House of Councillors)
The National Diet Building is the center of Japanese politics. Many foreigners want to visit and see it.
Tours of the National Diet Building are offered free of charge, and we would be happy to take interested foreigners to see it.
The tour is carefully guided by a staff member, so you can see every corner of the Capitol.
More information about the National Diet Building
Address: 1-7-1 Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Official website: https://www.sangiin.go.jp/japanese/taiken/bochou/kengaku.html
Business hours: [Mon-Fri] 9:00-16:00
Kanetanaka, tea shop
When you want to fill your stomach a little, we recommend “Chatsuka Kanetanaka. The authentic Japanese taste is served in a modern moss-covered Japanese garden in front of the all-glass windows. This Japanese-style cafe is popular among foreigners.
You can enjoy a small meal in an authentic Japanese setting with plenty of Japanese sweet dishes.
It’s a great place to stop by with a foreigner when you are tired from your sightseeing stroll.
More about Kanetanaka
Address: 2F OAK OMOTESANDO, 3-6-1 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Official website: http://www.kanetanaka.co.jp/
Access: 1 minute walk from Omotesando Station on the Subway Ginza Line (directly connected to the station)
Harajuku has always been the birthplace of youth culture. It is an area where you can experience Japanese culture to the extent that even a leisurely stroll is enough for sightseeing.
Here are three recommended spots.
Takeshita-dori has always been the birthplace of Japanese youth culture, and is very popular among teenagers.
Takeshita-dori in the daytime is now entertainment just by passing through! You can enjoy Japanese subculture. There is a wide variety of gourmet food including crepes.
The area is also home to many stores, so if you want to do some shopping, we recommend that you check out the stores before you go out.
More information about Takeshita-dori
Address: 1-17 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Official website: http://www.takeshita-street.com/
Access: 5 min. walk from JR Harajuku Station (Takeshita Exit)
The street is lined with many brand-name stores that are popular among junior high and high school girls. It is a fun area just to stroll around, as you can also enjoy vintage clothing and street fashion.
Popular spots include Bookmark, a bookstore by MARC JACOBS, bio ojiyan cafe Harajuku’s main store specializing in ojiya, and GPMAYA KUKI, a sesame ice cream store.
Many other popular cafes are also located here, making it a good rest point.
More about Cat Street
Address: Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5 min. walk from Tokyo Metro Meiji-jingumae Station, 8 min. walk from Tokyo Metro Omotesando Station
Kiddy Land Harajuku Store
Kiddy Land Harajuku is located in Harajuku, the birthplace of the original kawaii. The store offers a wide variety of Sanrio character goods, including Hello Kitty, which is very popular overseas as well.
This is a great place to pick up souvenirs, not only from Sanrio, but also from Ghibli, Pokemon, and a variety of other Japanese character goods popular overseas.
I would recommend it for those who have children.
More information about Kiddy Land Harajuku
Address: Kiddy Land Harajuku, 6-1-9 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Phone number: 03-3409-3431
Official website: http://www.kiddyland.co.jp/
Business hours: 11:00 – 20:00
Meiji Jingu Shrine, located adjacent to Harajuku and Shibuya, offers a tranquility that is hard to believe in an urban area.
If you are tired of the crowds, you can take a gentle stroll and we recommend this place for sightseeing guidance.
How about guiding them on the way to Shibuya or Harajuku, as it will be a typical Japanese sightseeing course where you can enjoy the quietness and hustle and bustle?
More information about Meiji Jingu
Address: 1-1 Yoyogi-Kamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Phone number: 03-3379-5511
Official website: http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/
The Shibuya area is so firmly established in the image of Japan that many foreigners think of the scramble crossing in Shinjuku when they think of Tokyo.
Since this is an area where cutting-edge fashion and culture are born, the scenery changes each time you visit, which is another attraction of Shibuya.
Here are four areas.
Starbucks Coffee SHIBUYA TSUTAYA (STARBUCKS COFFEE)
Starbucks is located all over the world, but the great thing about this store is that it offers a good view of the scramble intersection.
It is shocking to actually cross the street, but you can enjoy the typical Japanese scenery as you sip coffee and watch the crowds passing by.
More information about Starbucks Coffee SHIBUYA TSUTAYA
Address: Q Front, 1F, 21-6 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Official website: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/
Magnet by Shibuya 109
Magnet by Shibuya 109″ is located right next to Shibuya Station. It is attracting attention as a new spot for gourmet food and culture.
The DJ lounge in the food area on the 7th floor is fun, and most recommended is the Onigiri Bar, where you can enjoy onigiri and sake.
Spots where Japanese traditions and subcultures blend well are abundant.
More about Magnet by Shibuya 109
Address: 1-23-10 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Official website: https://www.shibuya109.jp/MAGNET/mags_park
Phone number: 03-3477-5111
Hours: 10:00-21:00 [7F MAG7]11:00-23…
Karaoke Kan Shibuya Main Store
Let them experience true Japanese karaoke!
Karaoke is another Japanese culture that has become world famous, but karaoke boxes do not exist in most countries.
Many foreigners are quite impressed by the karaoke box system itself, so if you are a foreigner with a good sense of humor, this is a spot that will delight you.
More information about “Karaoke Kan Shibuya Main Store
Address: Shibuya B&V Building, 25-6 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Official website: http://www.karaokekan.jp/
Taito Station Shibuya Store
This game center is located inside Bic Camera, which is right outside Shibuya Station in the direction of Miyamasuzaka-saka. It is also a great place to have fun after looking at electronics.
Game centers are also places where visitors can enjoy uniquely Japanese culture, so they will be delighted if you show them to someone who likes Japanese pop culture.
Taiko Drum Master is very popular among foreigners, so I highly recommend it, and Purikura (purikura) originated in Japan. Purikura, also originated in Japan, is a great way to create a memorable photo in Japan.
Taito Station” Shibuya Store Details
Address: Shibuya Toei Plaza, 1-24-12 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Official website: http://www.taito.co.jp/gc/details/tokyo/tokyo/sgc00375/index.html
Access: 5 min. walk from Shibuya Sta.
Although well known as a downtown area, Shinjuku is also an important business district in Japan, including the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office.
Here are three recommended tourist spots for foreigners in Shinjuku.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Observation Deck
Tokyo ranks high every year in the world’s most popular metropolises. Among these, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is recognized among foreigners as a symbolic presence.
On the top floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Observation Deck, which is free to enter, and on a clear day you can see as far as Mt.
The North and South entrances are different, so we recommend the North Observation Deck, where there are not many group visitors.
More information about “Shinjuku and Town Observation Deck
Address: 45F, First Main Building, First Main Building, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, 2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Nearest station: JR / Keio Line / Odakyu Line / Toei Subway Shinjuku Station or Toei Subway Tochomae Station
Official website: http://www.yokoso.metro.tokyo.jp/tenbou/
Business hours: 9h30-22h00
Shinjuku Gyoen is a very popular tourist spot for foreigners visiting Japan. No matter what season you visit, you can enjoy the seasonal flowers of Japan.
The roses are magnificent from early summer to fall, and during the cherry blossom season, it is a great spot for a hanami picnic with a packed lunch. We recommend you take a bento from the Depa-Basement in front of Shinjuku Station.
Purchase a 500 yen ticket to enter the park. The Shinjuku gate is often very crowded, so the Sendagaya gate, 5 minutes from the station, is more convenient.
More information about Shinjuku Gyoen
Address: 11 Naito-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Official website: https://fng.or.jp/shinjuku/
Opening hours: Oct. 1 – Mar. 14, 9:00 – 16:00
3/15-6/30 8/21-9/30 9:00-17:30,.
Admission fee: 500 yen
alley with street stalls where one can view memories
Since the end of World War II, “Memories Yokocho” in Shinjuku West Exit has been loved by many businessmen. Today, it is also a popular Tokyo spot for foreigners visiting Japan.
It is not only inexpensive and delicious, but also a gourmet spot where you can enjoy the atmosphere of the Showa period, so it is a great place to stop by on your way home from sightseeing in Shinjuku.
It is a street where you can feel not only delicious food, but also humanity and warmth.
More information about “Memories Yokocho
Address: 1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Official website: http://shinjuku-omoide.com/
Access: 3-minute walk from Shinjuku Station JR Line Odakyu Line Keio Line Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
How was it? In this issue, we have recommended the best spots for foreigners to visit in Tokyo.
Tokyo is a vast city with many fascinating places to visit, and you will enjoy showing visitors around no matter where you take them, but if you show them around from a foreigner’s point of view, it will be an even more memorable time.
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