Tokyo Budget Travel Itinerary : Top 10 Things to do

by TripleLights travel specialist

1. Tsukiji Fish Market

Tokyo Budget Travel Itinerary : Top 10 Things to do

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Tsukiji, which has recently garnered the attention of many tourists, is the world’s largest fish market. The market not only deals in fresh fish but also fruits and vegetables, and at the outer retail market, you can purchase ingredients and there are a plethora of restaurants which serve fresh fish.

Business hours
- Monday (9:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM )
- Tuesday (9:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM )
- Thursday (9:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM )
- Friday (9:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM )
- Saturday (9:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM )
Phone
03-3541-2640
Website
www.tsukiji-market.or.jp

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2. Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Budget Travel Itinerary : Top 10 Things to do

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Tokyo Tower has around 3 million visitors annually. More than half of the revenue generated by Tokyo Tower is due to its popularity as a tourist spot, and it remains to be a sought-after attraction for sightseers.

Business hours
- Everyday (9:00 AM ~ 10:00 PM )
Phone
03-3433-5111
Price
- Adult: 1600 JPY
- Child: 1000 JPY
Website
www.tokyotower.co.jp

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3. Asakusa

Tokyo Budget Travel Itinerary : Top 10 Things to do

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In Asakusa which is visited by more than half of the overseas tourists, you will encounter Tokyo’s oldest temple Sensoji Temple as well as the Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate), which is the outermost gate of Sensoji Temple as well as the street lined with old-school shops that lead to the inner precincts of the shrine. Many of the stores offer services in English.

Website
wikitravel.org

more information

 

4. Meiji Jingu Shrine

 

Meiji Shrine, located in the Shibuya district in Tokyo, attracts the greatest number of visitors from throughout Japan for hatsumode or the first shrine visit of the New Year. If you happen to be lucky enough on the day of your visit, you could catch a glimpse of a traditional wedding ceremony.

Watch this 360º VR Video of Meiji Jingu Shrine and feel like you are walking there yourself.

Business hours
- Everyday (6:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM )
from dawn to dusk
Phone
03-3379-9281
Website
www.meijijingu.or.jp

more information

 

5. Harajuku

Tokyo Budget Travel Itinerary : Top 10 Things to do

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Harajuku’s Takeshita Street has recently been ranked as the most desired place to visit by visitors to Japan. Harajuku continues to broadcast its distinct fashion responsible for the ‘kawaii’ (cute) sub-culture.

Website
www.takeshita-street.com

more information

 

6. Shibuya

Tokyo Budget Travel Itinerary : Top 10 Things to do

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The scramble intersection of the youth mecca of Shibuya is the world’s busiest, with 500,000 people crossing it daily. Besides the shopping and cuisine, enjoy the unique atmosphere of this neighborhood

Website
shibuyakukanko.jp.e.ea.hp.transer.com

more information

 

7. Shibuya Crossing

Tokyo Budget Travel Itinerary : Top 10 Things to do

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Shibuya is the neighborhood where fashion buildings stand close to each other and advertisements are shown on giant LCD screens. The main intersection has groups of 3000 people cross simultaneously on the weekends.

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8. Ginza

Tokyo Budget Travel Itinerary : Top 10 Things to do

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Ginza is recognized as of one of Japan’s most sophisticated shopping districts. Lined with modern buildings, this neighborhood has many luxury brand stores and restaurants.

Website
www.ginza.jp

more information

 

9.Diver City Tokyo Plaza

Tokyo Budget Travel Itinerary : Top 10 Things to do

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A commercial facility filled with new discoveries in a wide entertainment space with popular domestic and overseas brand-name shops and restaurants.

Phone
03-6380-7800
Website
www.divercity-tokyo.com

more information

 

10. Ryogoku

Tokyo Budget Travel Itinerary : Top 10 Things to do

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Encountering the many wrestlers during a sumo tournament in Tokyo feels like you’ve slipped back in time to the Edo Era. You can see their lifestyle and eat like them through the many haberdasheries for these king-sized men and restaurants with their huge portions.

Phone
03-5608-6951
Website
visit-sumida.jp

more information

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24 May 2016

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