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Best Things to Do in Tokyo

Featured Tokyo Travel Tips
  • Wander through the historical streets of the Asakusa neighbourhood
  • Relax in the beautiful Shinjuku Gyoen Park in the morning to beat the crowds
  • Admire the sweeping views of the city at the top of the Tokyo Tower
  • Marvel at the action in every direction at “Shibuya Scramble”
  • Delight in a day trip to Tokyo Disney
  • Capture memories on a Flytographer photoshoot

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Peggy's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tokyo?

We actually spent a lot of time trawling the local groceries as there are so many amazing options that can fit each member of our family.

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

Meeting our flytographer, Ayako. It was like getting a photographer and tour guide rolled into one wonderful package!

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Tokyo?

Be prepared to get lost in the vastness of the metro system. No worries, you can always turn around!

Visited Tokyo in June

Photo Shoot Location: Shinjuku

Ayako in Tokyo for Flytographer


Katie's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

The Tokyo SkyTree was a really unique way to see just how big Tokyo is! We also really loved taking the Spacia X train to Nikko and the trains to Lake Kawaguchiko near Mount Fuji. Don't miss the Chureito Pagoda in Fujiyoshida.

Visited Tokyo in May

Photo Shoot Location: Asakusa

Ayako in Tokyo for Flytographer


Drake's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tokyo?

The Conveyor Sushi was our favorite. We love sushi and we loved how fresh this place was.

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

We absolutely loved the shopping and all of the temples this city has to offer. Tokyo can be so busy but peaceful at the same time.

Visited Tokyo in May

Photo Shoot Location: Shinjuku Gyoen Park

Ayako in Tokyo for Flytographer


Carissa's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tokyo?

Ramen: Kyushu Jangara Akasaka 九州じゃんがら 赤坂店 Coffee: BunCoffee Akasaka Coffee and breakfast: FUGLEN ASAKUSA Stationary: Ginza Itoya 銀座・伊東屋 Crafts (knitting, embroidery): Okadaya Shinjuku Monjayaki: Tsukishima Monja Kuuya Shibuya 月島もんじゃ くうや 渋谷 Conveyor belt sushi: Himawari Sushi Shintoshin

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

Sumo Wrestling tournament Baseball game Day trip to

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in Tokyo?

Day trip from Tokyo to Kamakura and a trip to the onsen (Inamuragasaki Onsen Spa).

Visited Tokyo in May

Photo Shoot Location: Asakusa

Daniel in Tokyo for Flytographer


Debbie's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tokyo?

The Starbucks in Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden offers panoramic views of the park and has a delicious drinks and snacks menu.

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

If you are traveling in April-May, the annual Nezu shrine azalea festival is a must see! There are 3,000 azalea plants in bloom and the gardens are a beautiful way to take in the scenery of the shrine with its red torii gates. Get there early at or before opening time so that the lines don't get too long!

Visited Tokyo in April

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Ayako in Tokyo for Flytographer


Casey's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tokyo?

Manten Sushi Marunouchi was the best meal we had in Tokyo... please do yourself a favor and plan one meal there!

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

Loved walking around everywhere, especially Harajuku!

What is your best travel tip for Tokyo?

Wear comfy shoes and don't just hit up the "popular" spots! Stop by random parks, even if they're small. There are so many underrated places that should be enjoyed and are definitely less crowded.

Visited Tokyo in April

Photo Shoot Location: Shinjuku Gyoen Park

Miho in Tokyo for Flytographer


Angela's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tokyo?

All the restaurants we went to were very good. Gyukatsu Motomura was loved by all. We also felt safe that it only served beef since my daughter has a fish allergy.

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

My daughter really love the team lab Planets. It was a fun thing to do not just sightseeing. Wearing kimonos for the afternoon is a once a lifetime experience.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Tokyo?

For a quick meal, we bought food from 7-Eleven.

Visited Tokyo in April

Photo Shoot Location: Asakusa

Daniel in Tokyo for Flytographer


Edward's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tokyo?

Rengen Ramen in Mount Fuji Area

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

Team Labs Planet, Harry Potter Warner Bros, Ghibli Museum and Park, and Mount Fuji!

What is the best tip for celebrating your birthday in Tokyo?

We have a big family plan and reserve as much ahead as possible. Do something like a Photoshoot to have timeless memory of your birthday celebration and trip

Visited Tokyo in March

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Ayako in Tokyo for Flytographer


Taylor's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tokyo?

No particular spot but always be sure to check out the small hole in wall ramen shops all around town!!

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

Maricart experience was the highlight of our trip! I also recommend making a day trip to Nikko!

What is your best travel tip for Tokyo?

Be sure to plan your activities accordingly as most places don’t open until at least 10am but close at 8pm. So your window for shopping and activities is limited!

Visited Tokyo in November

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Nathalie in Tokyo for Flytographer


Destiny's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tokyo?

Ryan! Try the Cedar course with the drink pairing!

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Tokyo?

Visit Kawaguchiko and stay at Konansou in the RIN - Type A room! Traditional tatami mat room with a romantic private onsen.

Visited Tokyo in November

Photo Shoot Location: Shibuya

Nathalie in Tokyo for Flytographer


Heather's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

The Cat. For sure the Cat.

Visited Tokyo in October

Photo Shoot Location: Shinjuku

Miho in Tokyo for Flytographer


Precilla's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tokyo?

Kura sushi - baby and kid friendly, a lot of fun, decent sushi at an affordable price.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Tokyo?

Make reservations if you can- there are usually long waits at many places and it’s hard to find a place to eat on the fly. We found it much less stressful when we have reservations for our meals.

Visited Tokyo in October

Photo Shoot Location: Asakusa

Miho in Tokyo for Flytographer


Hilary's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tokyo?

Kura sushi

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

Pig cafe

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Tokyo?

Do a night or two up in hakon, lake Ashi area with the hot springs it was my favorite and most honeymoon type thing we did!

Visited Tokyo in September

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Eriko and Said in Tokyo for Flytographer


Nick's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tokyo?

Favorite Restaurant is actually Uogashi Nihonichi Shinjuku West Entrance, a standing sushi bar. I randomly walked up on this place exploring Tokyo by myself and it was a really cool way to eat sushi.

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

The Shinjuku Garden is very nice, go to Takeshita Street to get some awesome sweets and crazy cotton candy. I’d suggest a Shinjuku Life After 5 Tour, I went through Airbnb, for a nightlife and izakya food tour hosted by a local (he bought us a bottle of whiskey after learning we got engaged the same day). Champion Bar is very cool experience where you can pop a balloon to see what drink you get. Lastly, Tokyo Disney Sea.

Visited Tokyo in August

Photo Shoot Location: Shinjuku Gyoen Park

Miyuki in Tokyo for Flytographer


Stephanie's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tokyo?

Believe it or not, but we had a surprisingly pleasant experience at Denny's in Akihabara. It was interesting for the kids and us to compare the American version and the Japanese version.

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

We enjoyed Teamlabs, WB Harry Potter Studio Tour, and Sanrio Puroland.

Visited Tokyo in August

Photo Shoot Location: Asakusa

Daniel in Tokyo for Flytographer


Phoebe's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tokyo?

Pepper Parlour to eat a meal with robots.

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

Arigato Travel for combined local food and walking tours all over Japan!

What is the best tip for solo travel in Tokyo?

Use the Klook app to save on deals for transportations and sight seeing! It’s actually an advantage being a solo traveler in Tokyo since many restaurants are quiet small with limited seating.

Visited Tokyo in July

Photo Shoot Location: Shibuya

Cho in Tokyo for Flytographer


Quyen & Nghiem's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tokyo?

Gyu-Kaku was unbelievably fresh and great price point for a family of five. Surprisingly we didn't have a long wait time...we know, restaurants don't have a lot of seating and did not have to wait as expected.

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

We really enjoyed the scenery and was able to immerse ourselves in the culture.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Tokyo?

Do your research and be patient. This part of the world is more relaxed and reservered.

Visited Tokyo in June

Photo Shoot Location: Asakusa

Daniel in Tokyo for Flytographer


Brittany's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

We rented Kimonos for our shoot from Aiwafuku in Asakusa. Such a great add to our photoshoot and so fun to walk around in. Definitely check it out.

Visited Tokyo in June

Photo Shoot Location: Asakusa

Daniel in Tokyo for Flytographer


Donald's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Tokyo?

Definitely grab one of those retractable id card holders for the kids suica metro pass. It was so easy for them to use and keep track of their card. We got the cutest totoro ones from the studio ghibli store in the diver city mall. It's their favorite souvenir!

Visited Tokyo in June

Photo Shoot Location: Shinjuku Gyoen Park

Eriko and Said in Tokyo for Flytographer


Natalie's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tokyo?

If you’re up for an adventurous meal, visit Bird Land! The food was so innovative and delicious! Plus, you can tell your friends you went to a Michelin star restaurant in a basement of a subway station b

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

We had a blast at th Akiba Fukuro owl cafe in Akihabara! The setting was intimate and the staff was so friendly.

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Tokyo?

Rent pocket WiFi, bring a portable phone charger, and comfortable shoes! And plan a full week in Tokyo. There is so much to see and do!

Visited Tokyo in May

Photo Shoot Location: Harajuku

Nathalie in Tokyo for Flytographer


Kaitlyn's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tokyo?

Close to Godzilla you will find Shinjuku Ale House. Its a great brewery with their own beers as well as a full bar. Karaoke goes on upstairs but the music in the brewery was just as poppin.

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

Absolutely take the opportunity to go to the Tokyo Tower and take it all the way to the top. It's a great way to get a bird's eye view of the city. Afterwards, we found a beer garden below where we grabbed some afternoon drinks.

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in Tokyo?

Don't be afraid to find a restaurant on a building list and take the elevator up. Our last night we decided to duck into a wine bar and had a delightful time with live music on a Tuesday night!

Visited Tokyo in April

Photo Shoot Location: Shinjuku Gyoen Park

Cho in Tokyo for Flytographer


Justine's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tokyo?

Tokyo DisneySea and Disneyland is a must do! they have so many different things to try for everyone that you can’t find in the states. The berry cheesecake popcorn was one of my favs!!

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

Tokyo DisneySea and Disneyland. I am huge Disney fan! The Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is beautiful to see. That’s where we took our photos!

What is your best travel tip for Tokyo?

I would say definitely travel light. I know that’s hard but we were in Tokyo for three weeks. I had a carryon and large suitcase. It was a lot to get on and off the trains! If you can travel light, I would recommend!

Visited Tokyo in April

Photo Shoot Location: Shinjuku Gyoen Park

Miyuki in Tokyo for Flytographer


Jenn's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tokyo?

Any and all of them! You can never go wrong with all the Tokyo eats!

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

We loved Shibuya! There's so much excitement crossing the famous Shibuya scramble crosswalk. The shopping is top notch, our son loved the Tomica store and of course, one of our favorites, Tokyo Disney Resort!

Visited Tokyo in April

Photo Shoot Location: Shibuya

Nathalie in Tokyo for Flytographer


Megan's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tokyo?

Sushi Ebisu Endou; The SG Club

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

Imperial Palace and Shinjuku Gyoen for haname; Tokyo National Museum

What is your best travel tip for Tokyo?

Have cash on you and use some of it to try all of the vending machine drinks!

Visited Tokyo in March

Photo Shoot Location: Shinjuku Gyoen Park

Nathalie in Tokyo for Flytographer


Ray's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tokyo?

Iriya Plus Cafe - It had a super chill, relaxing and retro vibe with an incredible interior. The owner Naomi is super sweet and the food is amazing! Her baked fluffy pancakes are off the hook!! You really can't go wrong. There are just too many good restaurants and such good food in Tokyo!

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

We all loved going to the immersive art experience at Team Labs. It was really fun for the entire family and it was something really unique that we loved and that we're still talking about.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Tokyo?

1. Pick up your Pasmo pass so that you don't have to continually buy tickets for the train. 2. Use Google maps to help you navigate the streets as well as the transit system. 3. Reserve a portable wifi box at the airport for the week. 4. Make sure you have cash with you (many establishments don't accept cards). - you can get cash at any 711 ATM 5. If you visit any of the famous temples, try to go at night if you can. There's far less people and the ambiance at night is very cool for pics.

Visited Tokyo in April

Photo Shoot Location: Asakusa

Daniel in Tokyo for Flytographer


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