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Travel to Tokyo: Welcome To One Of The World's Most Fascinating Megacities

Tokyo Bucket List: 10 Things You Can't Miss in Tokyo

Take off to Tokyo for the adventure of a lifetime! Tokyo is full of amazing natural wonders, delicious food, and unique neighborhoods! 

If you're not sure where to start don't worry we've got you covered! We've put together a Tokyo Bucket List consisting of the most fun, most accessible, and most affordable things for you to do during you time in Japan!

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1. Mt. Takao

The 2,000ft tall Mt. Takao makes a fantastic half day or full day trip! There are multiple hiking trails beginning in Takosan-guchi, a village at the bottom of the mountain, that lead you a picturesque Buddhist Temple! Throughout your hike you will get amazing views of Tokyo and you'll on a clear day you can even see Mt Fuji!



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2. Miura Peninsula

You'll find the exciting Miura Peninsula south of Tokyo. Here you'll be able to explore some of the only rural villages surrounding the metropolitan area. You can visit Miura Kaingan Beach and discover some of Japan's traditional fishing villages. Day trip to Jogashima Island, or enjoy amazing views from Misaki Harbor.

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3. Sensō-ji Temple

Visit Tokyo's most famous Buddhist temple! The street leading up to the temple is lined with a variety of colorful stalls selling different trinkets, handmade crafts, and food! Although the temple can be very busy during peak times it definitely has the wow factor and is a must see in Tokyo!

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4. Meiji Jingu Shrine

Walk through the impressive 40-foot-high gate guarding Tokyo's most visited Shinto Shrine! The grounds of the shrine are beautiful to walk around, there are 100,000 treesa teahouse, a pond, and other plenty of places to relax and take a break from the city.

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5. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Head to the observation deck on the 45 floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building for some of the best views in Tokyo! It's recommended to go just before sunset so you can watch the city transform into a neon lit wonderland! The observation deck is open everyday from 9:30am to 10:30pm and is 100% free!

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6. Harajuku-Takeshita-dori

Explore the incredibly unique neighborhood of Harajuku! Take in the contemporary architecture, quirky shops, and the incredible fashion! If you are interested in learning more about Japanese sub-cultures, then this is the place for you!

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7. Imperial Palace East Garden

Enjoy a day exploring these gorgeous and serene gardens! The East Gardens are part of the inner palace area and are open to the public. They are easily accessible and you do not need to make a prior reservation. Make sure to check out the remains of Edo Castle!

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8. Tsukiji Fish Market Tokyo

Visit the world's largest fish market and immerse yourself with locals and tourists alike! If you're a morning person, head to the live Tuna Auctions at 5am! If you like your beauty sleep, there is still plenty to do at a reasonable hour, visit one of the many sushi counters and start off your day with a delicious sushi breakfast!

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9. Akihabara in Tokyo

Akihabara is an unmissable unique neighborhood in Tokyo! Known as the electronic capital of Tokyo, it's the perfect place to pick up some new gadgets. If you love anime and manga then Akihabara is a must for you! Along with the abundance of anime stores you will also be able to visit the Tokyo Anime Center!

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10. Sumo Westling in Tokyo

You can't visit Japan without experiencing Sumo Wrestling! There are multiple Sumo tournaments throughout the year you can attend. You can also visit Arashio Beya to watch Sumo Wrestlers training for free!