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Best Things to Do in Tokyo

Since 2013, Flytographer has captured millions of vacation photos all around the globe and know our customers have the best travel tips to share! Explore their favourite things to do in Tokyo, best restaurants in Tokyo, and general travel tips to get fresh inspiration and start planning your trip to Tokyo.

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Kimberly's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

Bring walking shoes. You will hopefully take the train a lot too (if you read the signs it's VERY easy to get around) but you will walk so much to explore beautiful Tokyo so make sure you're not limited by sore feet!

Visited Tokyo in February

Photo Shoot Location: Asakusa

Cho in Tokyo for Flytographer


Amanda's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

McDonald's breakfast sandwiches - slightly different and in our opinion, more delicious! Google maps is also your best friend for traveling on the subways and trains. It tells you what stop and exit for the fastest route, helping in a bustling city of 36 million people. We also didn't have a tight itinerary and explored the city without a schedule. You never know what local artisan you might meet, a small restaurant with the best ramen, or stumble upon the best cocktail bar.

Visited Tokyo in January

Photo Shoot Location: Shinjuku

Miyuki in Tokyo for Flytographer


Corinne's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

Trust in public transportation! The subway is so easy to navigate and useful to get around the city.

Visited Tokyo in January

Photo Shoot Location: Asakusa

Cho in Tokyo for Flytographer


Erica's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

Don't try to do too much. Pick two or three neighborhoods, and get to know them well instead of traipsing around all over the city... Find the best restaurants, playgrounds and shops. Especially recommended when with kids! You feel more like locals.

Visited Tokyo in November

Photo Shoot Location: Harajuku

Miyuki in Tokyo for Flytographer


Liz's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

My top travel tip for traveling in Tokyo is that you will walk everywhere. Bring comfortable shoes, stop at the vending machines to rehydrate, and get excited to take the trains everywhere.

Visited Tokyo in December

Photo Shoot Location: Harajuku

Miyuki in Tokyo for Flytographer


Kelly's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

Visit the 2nd floor of Starbucks to get a great view of the Shibuya scramble!

Visited Tokyo in November

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Cho in Tokyo for Flytographer


Sarah's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

If you want sushi, go early, it is very popular.

Visited Tokyo in April

Photo Shoot Location: Asakusa

Daniel in Tokyo for Flytographer


Lauren's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

Eat. Everything.

Visited Tokyo in November

Photo Shoot Location: Asakusa

Daniel in Tokyo for Flytographer


Naomi's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

Shinjuku Gyoen Park where we got our pictures done was SO BEAUTIFUL! I highly recommend going there if you get a chance! Also, all of the food is AMAZING!

Visited Tokyo in November

Photo Shoot Location: Shinjuku Gyoen Park

Daniel in Tokyo for Flytographer


Vu's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

Be able to adapt and learn the rail way systems! Bring comfortable shoes for walking

Visited Tokyo in October

Photo Shoot Location: Shinjuku Gyoen Park

Daniel in Tokyo for Flytographer


Jacqueline's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

Team lab borderless (digital art museum) was impressive and good for the whole family

Visited Tokyo in October

Photo Shoot Location: Shibuya

Daniel in Tokyo for Flytographer


jessica's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

You must take a sushi making class and tour of market! Since sushi is such a huge part of Japanese culture, it is really fascinating to learn the intricacies of this food! It’s not as easy as it looks. We did it with sushi Mafia and it was incredible!

Visited Tokyo in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Miyuki in Tokyo for Flytographer


Christina's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

No tip, this is the perfect city to get lost in.

Visited Tokyo in August

Photo Shoot Location: Asakusa

Daniel in Tokyo for Flytographer


Luis's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

Enjoy Tokyo according what you like. Try local food like a local (ramen in Ramen Street, sushi in any SushiZanmai, kaiseki, okonomiyaki, tempura,...). Go shopping (Don Quijote, Tokyu Hands, Hakuhinkan, Sekaido,...). Visit museums (Museum of Digital Art is very recommended). Explore every neighbourhood in Yamanote Line. And of course, you need a Flytographer session in Tokyo.

Visited Tokyo in August

Photo Shoot Location: Kagurazaka

Miyuki in Tokyo for Flytographer


David's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

Depachikas have food options for everyone, you could literally spend an entire week trying to eat everything available at some of the larger ones and you would barely scratch the surface on the multitude of offerings. In Shinjuku we hit Shinjuku Isetan and Shinjuku Takashimaya which are both pretty big. Need help finding what to eat? Look for the concierge to direct you. And some of the larger depachikas have rooftop dining areas if you need a quiet place to enjoy your meal.

Visited Tokyo in August

Photo Shoot Location: Harajuku

Daniel in Tokyo for Flytographer


Pearl's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

Definitely stay in a ryokan (traditional Japanese accommodations). And have a kaiseki meal and/or a traditional Japanese breakfast.

Visited Tokyo in August

Photo Shoot Location: Asakusa

Daniel in Tokyo for Flytographer


Michelle's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

Be willing to walk around a lot to really get to explore and know the city. So many interesting places and find are just waiting to be discovered by you.

Visited Tokyo in July

Photo Shoot Location: Asakusa

Daniel in Tokyo for Flytographer


Felicia's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

Get a metro card as soon as you get there or even beforehand! Tokyo trains and subways are so easy to use, anyone can do it!

Visited Tokyo in May

Photo Shoot Location: Shibuya

Keith in Tokyo for Flytographer


Federica's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

Plan many many many many many days to visit Tokyo, so you will manage to see at least something! ;'D Don't miss Asakusa and Akihabara in day time and Shinjuku by night.

Visited Tokyo in June

Photo Shoot Location: Harajuku

Daniel in Tokyo for Flytographer


Claire's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

Some of the best food can be found in the basement of all the department stores. Get a first class bento box and head to the rooftop garden to eat it, like the locals do!

Visited Tokyo in May

Photo Shoot Location: Asakusa

Waki in Tokyo for Flytographer


Kristen's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

In Tokyo, you can't go wrong. Every neighborhood and every winding street holds unique and fun things to do. Rent a bike and ride around early in the morning!

Visited Tokyo in April

Photo Shoot Location: Shibuya

Coo and Yurika in Tokyo for Flytographer


Linh's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

Travel light, be open to trying different foods, and check out Nissan Crossing's latte art where they'll print your photo on your latte!

Visited Tokyo in April

Photo Shoot Location: Shibuya

Daniel in Tokyo for Flytographer


Janice's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

There's a lot to do and see but take it easy and try not to do too much at once. Make room for mid afternoon breaks to sit back in a cafe and enjoy a piece of cake while leisurely planning on what to do next. The pastries and coffee in Japan are delicious, and cafes are everywhere in Tokyo.

Visited Tokyo in April

Photo Shoot Location: Harajuku

Daniel in Tokyo for Flytographer


Jil's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

I like to be in the crowd, to experience the liveliness of this city.

Visited Tokyo in April

Photo Shoot Location: Harajuku

Miyuki in Tokyo for Flytographer


Arleene's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What is your best overall travel tip for Tokyo?

Have to try their Ramen, Sushi, Chicken Karaage, Yakitori, Takoyaki, Tempura and so much more- amazing and excellent Japanese cuisine and shopping experience as well. Tokyo is very busy city so be ready to be a part of it. Don't forget to visit their beautiful temples too.

Visited Tokyo in March

Photo Shoot Location: Shinjuku Gyoen Park

Daniel in Tokyo for Flytographer


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