Tokyo – Top 5 Things To Do

Tokyo – Top 5 Things To Do

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Tokyo is on most travellers top list of destinations, so start looking for a cheap flight booking and experience Japan.

Here are the top 5 things to do once you arrive.

1.Shibuya

Famous for the worlds’ busiest crossing, it has to be seen to be believed!  You’ll notice the ever-polite Japanese somehow manage never to bump into one another despite the crowds.

Tokyo’s most famous district is a riot of colour and noise and truly is a city that never sleeps.  It is also Toyo’s most popular place to shop until you drop.

It’s super easy to get to, the crossing is right outside the Shibuya Tokyo Metro Station.

2.Sushi

Sushi is an absolute must for anyone visiting Japan.  Japanese sushi is the best in the world and the locals take it very seriously.  The fish comes through the enormous fish market and wherever you eat it, it will have been prepared by a sushi master whose craft has been honed over many, many years.  Even if you don’t eat sushi at home once you have tried it in Japan you are guaranteed to fall in love with it.

3.Karaoke at Smash Hits

Karaoke is a Japanese institution.  In most places this is done in a small intimate booth with a group of friends.  This is where Smash Hits is different.  If you feel brave enough, head there and you can sing in front of a bunch of strangers.  If the nerves are building don’t worry, you don’t have to wait too long in a queue.  You can choose from a range of songs (including international songs) so there’s no excuse not to party with the Japanese.

To get there take the train and get out at Hiro-o Station.

4.Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

This is the best place in Tokyo to appreciate nature and maybe do some meditation.  There are several different themed gardens including traditional Japanese, English and French.  The gardens are beautiful at any time but are particularly spectacular during the cherry blossom season.

You can get there from either the Shinjuku-gyomemmae or Shinjuku-sanchome stations on the Tokyo Metro.

5.Ryogoku Kokugikan

Tokyo’s National Sumo Hall is a must for anyone looking for an authentic Japanese experience.  There are of course wrestling matches but there are also demonstrations of sumo moves by previous champions, and a parade in the ceremonial sumo clothes.

So, find that cheap flight booking and dive into Tokyo.