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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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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


Nikki's Travel Tips for Tokyo

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

Had the best fatty tuna sushi ever at Sushi Matsuei (Shibuya scramble square).

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

We did an Airbnb bar hopping and food tour through the Golden Gai, Memory Lane and a few other spots in Shinjuku.... The best tour we've ever been on! We had stingray jerky and it was shockingly really good

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

I highly recommend hiring a babysitter via Care Finder. It was totally worth it and allowed my husband and I to have some alone, adult time on the trip

Visited Tokyo in March

Photo Shoot Location: Asakusa

Daniel in Tokyo for Flytographer


Allan's Travel Tips for Tokyo

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

DAWN Avatar Robot Cafe. The cafe employs those who are disabled or physical challenged to work a normal job. I think it's a great concept because it helps give them a voice and means to earn a living who would otherwise not be able to. The employees operate robots from the comfort of their home remotely to serve customers who come to the cafe. My family had a great time connecting and conversing with all our servers.

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

Check out Kidzania!

Visited Tokyo in March

Photo Shoot Location: Shinjuku Gyoen Park

Nathalie in Tokyo for Flytographer


Ariel's Travel Tips for Tokyo

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

Unafuji. The grilled eel is so crispy and unlike anything you can get in the US!

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

Bunny cafes! We went to Cafe Mignon in Kichijouji and loved our experience. Also loved the tour through Tokyo Imperial Palace and seeing cherry blossoms at Chidorigafuchi Park!

What is your best travel tip for Tokyo?

Wear comfortable shoes and prepare to walk a lot! We loved exploring different neighborhoods.

Visited Tokyo in March

Photo Shoot Location: Asakusa

Daniel in Tokyo for Flytographer


Sehee's Travel Tips for Tokyo

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

My fav restaurant in Tokyo was Hontosaya. https://goo.gl/maps/nDk5g7mULHWEHH4a8 It was a small and old restaurant, but the food was amazing. It was the best Japanese BBQ restaurant I've ever been to. The owner was super sweet and the service was efficient and friendly.

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

I LOVED the boat tour with Tokyo Mizube Line. I took the boat from Odaiba to Asakusa. It was so cool to see the view of Tokyo from the boat and the route was pretty long and it went through the beautiful river. It was very affordable compare to other cruise or sight seeing bus tour too. I would do it again when I go back!

What is your best travel tip for Tokyo?

Try Kimono fitting if you haven't done it before and take photos in Asakusa! It was such a special experience for me not only because the kimono was beautiful, but also because I was able to experience Japanese culture while doing it. Vasara kimono was foreigner friendly and was 6 mins walk from Sensoji in Asakusa.

Visited Tokyo in February

Photo Shoot Location: Asakusa

Miyuki in Tokyo for Flytographer


Caroline's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

Asakusa

Hometown Shoot in December

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Daniel in Tokyo for Flytographer


Amanda's Travel Tips for Tokyo

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

Sushi Midori in the Ginza corridor was amazing! It was affordable but INCREDIBLE sushi. There is a long wait and you get a ticket so you know when your number is called. But it's so worth it! I understand why there is always a wait and we are so glad we had the opportunity to go!

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

TeamLab is such a unique experience. We were so excited to get tickets while we were there. It's a truly immersive art experience. We love to visit the Shinjuku Golden Gai and spend the evening there. There are so many hidden food spots and one of our favorite bars to visit- Albatross (as seen on Anthony Bourdain.) The Tokyo Sky Tree is such a fun way to see the entire city. And there were so many beautiful parks! Ueno-koen, Hibiya Park, Yoyogi Park by Meiji shrine and Takeshita St, Koishikawa Korakuen and Shinjuku Goygen. If you have time, make the day trip to Lake Yamakaguchi for a view of Mount Fuji. It was a once in a lifetime trip!

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

It's so romantic to visit Tokyo during the holidays. In the Ginza where we stayed, they had so many lights and holiday decorations. It was so beautiful walking around and seeing all the holiday window displays. If you do any shopping, they often have special Japan only gifts you may be surprised with, if you make a purchase. Make sure to book Flytographer if you go! That was a highlight of our trip together.

Visited Tokyo in December

Photo Shoot Location: Shinjuku Gyoen Park

Daniel in Tokyo for Flytographer


Kamille's Travel Tips for Tokyo

What are the best things to do in Tokyo?

One of our favorite things to do when we visit a city is to check out the view from high up. On this trip, we returned to Shibuya Sky, a 360 degree open air observation deck, where you can see the famous Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree, and on a lucky day - Mt. Fuji! Highly recommend to book a time slot for around sunset! Our family enjoyed going to teamLab Planets during this trip, since we had previously visited teamLab Borderless on a prior visit (currently closed) . It's an amazing & super immersive museum, where you can interact with the artwork! We also took a mini day trip to Mt. Takao this trip - about an hour away from Tokyo by train. The hike to the top was beautiful, particularly during autumn, and the view of Mt. Fuji was breathtaking!

Visited Tokyo in November

Photo Shoot Location: Shibuya

Daniel in Tokyo for Flytographer


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


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