10 Things You Need to Do in Tokyo

 

Tokyo is a place where you can be anyone you want - even an anime character - if that's what you're into. There's plenty to do, but if your time in Tokyo is limited you should choose your sights wisely or you might miss out on something truly incredible. It's a big city with a big personality so get ready to have fun and maybe a shot or two at Karaoke.  

10. SEGA Arcade, Shinjuku 

It doesn't matter how old you are, the multi-level SEGA arcade is a must-see and there is something for everyone. You can try your luck at winning a Japanese plush toy or spend five minutes posing like Harajuku girls in their famous photo booths - yes, guys too.  

9. Slurp on ramen, Shinjuku, Shibuya 

Ramen is a common dish throughout Japan (there's even a Ramen Museum outside Osaka) and you'll find quaint ramen restaurants in almost every street in Shinjuku and Shibuya. Ask the locals which type of ramen is their favourite and order that. Make sure you slurp - in Japan that means complements to the chef. 

8. Kawaii Monster Cafe, Harajuku 

If you want to experience the craziness of Kawaii, Harajuku first hand - this is a must. The elaborate design is filled with colour with monster-themed rooms and hosted by Harajuku girls. We recommend booking at night for the show.

7. Have breakfast at Mister Donut, Shinjuku 

Love donuts? You'll find the best of the best in Tokyo. Mister Donut is a delicious stopover for breakfast with a range of traditional and Japanese donuts in Shinjuku. Try the Pon De Ring when you're there - it's the most popular donut. 

6. Robot Restaurant, Shinjuku 

From the moment you step foot into Robot Restaurant, you're in for a unique experience. This cabaret show is full of flashing lights, taiko drums, techno music and dancing girls in colourful outfits. You wouldn't find anything like show this anywhere else in the world. Make sure you arrive early for a drink in their waiting lounge - that's an experience in itself.

5. Karaoke, Shibuya 

You can't leave Tokyo without singing your heart out at one of their karaoke bars. Shibuya has some of the more famous bars including Karaoke Kan from Lost in Translation - or you can dress up as a Super Mario character while you belt out your favourite tunes. The choice is yours. 

4. Take your shoes off at 35 steps, Shibuya

It's rated Shibuya's #1 restaurant on Tripadvisor for a reason, this is one of the greatest in Tokyo. Sip on cocktails and order some chilly mayo shrimp or fresh sashimi. It's loud (the wait staff yell out orders to eachother) and you'll feel like a local.

3. Harajuku on a Sunday 

You can't visit Tokyo without walking through Harajuku. Just a short stop away from Shibuya station or a quick walk will land you in the heart of the craziness. Here you'll find the true Harajuku girls dressed to impress and thousands of people walking the streets. Snack on street crepes or fairy floss while you take it all in. 

2. Go to a Sumo wrestling game 

If you're lucky enough to visit Tokyo during Sumo season you must go to a game. These sell out fast so make sure you book in advance or ask a travel agent to find you a ticket. Sumo wrestlers are famous in Japan and it's amazing to watch and will be one of the highlights of your trip. Sumo season is January, May and September. 

1. Eat, explore, eat, explore 

The nightlife in Tokyo is truly incredible - as is the food. If you want to really make the most of it and try everything, restaurant-hop your way around while you explore the city. Stop at the arcades, a street-show and don't skip on dessert. Make the most of it because you're in one of the best cities in the world! 



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