Tokyo Tourist Calendar: A Guide to Visiting Japan’s Capital City in Each Month of the Year

Tokyo Tourist Calendar: A Guide to Visiting Japan’s Capital City in Each Month of the Year

Tokyo is one of the world's largest and most vibrant cities. The Japanese capital has something to offer visitors in all seasons. Japan's rich history and unique popular culture attracts tourists year round.

Depending on the season, a trip to Tokyo is sure to coincide with events or festivals both old and new, ranging from centuries-old ceremonies to modern Japanese takes on western-influenced festivals such as Christmas and Halloween.

Whenever you're planning to visit, this guide to Tokyo's best monthly events should help you add some unique flavor and culture to your trip.


January features what the Japanese refer to as Golden Week.

During Golden Week, Tokyo’s famously intense work culture grinds to a halt to celebrate New Year. Japan celebrates New Year on December 31, rather than celebrating the Lunar New Year later in January or February like China and South Korea.

Tokyo’s busy streets feel relatively deserted during Golden Week, as many office workers return to their hometowns to spend the festival with their families.

There is still plenty to keep tourists busy, however, with nightlife districts Shibuya, Shinjuku and Roppongi offering tons of bars and clubs with booming countdown parties on December 31. You could also join the crowds counting down to the New Year in Shibuya’s Central Gai street.

For a more traditional New Year experience, head to a Buddhist temple to hear 108 bells ring in the New Year. The temples ring their bells 108 times to symbolize the 108 Earthly desires Buddhists consider responsible for leading humans astray.

The most popular bell ringing ceremonies take place at Zojoji Temple near Tokyo Tower and Sensoji Temple in Asakusa.

January also features the first of three sumo wrestling seasons at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan.

Sumo Wrestling Sesaon Begins in January in Tokyo

From January 8 to 22, fights begin with rookies early each morning and climax with championship fighters in the afternoon.

Cheap tickets are available for about 2000 Yen. These tickets sell out fast, so a good tip is to buy your ticket at Ryogoku Kokugikan at 8 a.m., then spend the rest of the morning exploring Tokyo, before returning late in the afternoon to watch the main event fights.


February marks the official transition from winter to spring, with Buddhist temples holding the Setsubun event on February 3 to celebrate.

The prime spots in Tokyo are again Zozoji Temple near Tokyo Tower and Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, where celebrities throw beans to crowds decked in traditional Japanese kimonos.

Japan has unique takes on many Western holidays, with Valentine’s Day on February 14 being no exception. Expect to see huge displays in stores promoting Valentine’s gifts.

The biggest difference between Valentine’s Day in Japan and the West is that women are expected to shower their boyfriends with chocolate-based gifts on Valentine’s Day, with the men returning the favor a month later on White Day.


The transition from winter to spring reaches its climax in March, with Tokyo’s residents flocking to the city’s many parks to see the beautiful and short-lived cherry blossom.

Cherry Blossom Festival Tokyo

Trees across Tokyo sprout deep-pink leaves which fall away within weeks. Cherry blossom festivals celebrate this transition. The best place to enjoy the scenery are the gardens surrounding the Imperial Palace and at Shinjuku Gyoen, while the liveliest flower viewing Hanami parties can be found in Ueno and Yoyogi park.

Another unique Japanese festival is Doll’s Day on March 3, which celebrates young girls transition into womanhood.

Most Japanese mark Doll’s Day with small family gatherings, but there are some special events to mark the occasion that can add local flavor to a Tokyo trip.

Chiba, which lies to the east of Tokyo and is part of the capital’s sprawling subway network, hosts an huge display of dolls on the steps of Tomisaki Shrine.


The cherry blossom festivals continue well into April, so visitors can still enjoy the view at Tokyo’s many parks.

April also features perhaps the Tokyo metropolitan region’s most bizarre festival: Kawasaki’s Festival of the Steel Phallus.

The Festival of the Steel Phallus commemorates a legendary sharp-toothed demon which resided in women’s nether regions and devoured male appendages.

This risqué legend has today transformed into a festival which raises awareness and funds for the fight against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Crowds flock to Kawasaki’s Kanayama Shrine for a bizarre event featuring a wide array of phallic party pieces.


May’s Mikoshi festival at Asakusa’s Sensoji temple is a unique event in which teams from across Japan compete in wild synchronized displays.

May Mikoshi Festival in Tokyo Japan

The teams throw huge mikoshi statues in the air as they run around the temple in elaborate displays. This high-energy festival begins on the third Sunday in May and lasts for three days, with up to two million tourists visiting Sensoji temple to watch the action.

May also gives visitors to Tokyo their second chance at watching sumo wrestling at Ryogoku Kokugikan.


June sees spring transition to summer with Japan’s rainy season.

June isn’t an ideal time to visit Tokyo, as two-thirds of days are typically subject to heavy rainfall. The bad weather doesn’t mean a trip to Tokyo in June is a complete washout though.

Between June 7 and 17, visitors to Tokyo can experience the traditional Sanno festival.

The Sanno festival is a quieter and more somber affair than most Japanese festivals, but it is nevertheless an immense spectacle.

The highlight is a nine-hour parade through Tokyo’s busiest streets, beginning and ending at Hie Shrine in Chiyoda.

Huge crowds gather in Chiyoda to witness the Japanese emperor visiting the temple at the parade’s 5 p.m. climax.

A good spot to watch the parade’s progress is the garden in front of the Imperial Palace, which the procession typically passes at midday.


Like June, much of July falls in the rainy season, though this gives way to sweltering summertime by the end of the month.

From mid-July onwards, visitors flock to Japan’s beaches.

This is a perfect time to visit Kamakura, situated to the south of Tokyo and connected to the capital’s subway network. Kamakura combines some of Japan’s most beautiful and historic Buddhist temples with long stretches of beach, making it a perfect short trip for visitors to Tokyo.

Kamakura Beach near Tokyo, Japan

Japan’s best beaches are on the Pacific island of Okinawa.

While Okinawa is a four-hour flight from Tokyo, the island’s culture comes to the capital with late July’s Eisa festival in Shinjuku. This vibrant summer festival features Okinawan dancers showcasing a local culture which is a unique blend of Japanese and Pacific island traditions.

Asakusa is a must-see at any time of year, but late July may be the best time of year to visit Tokyo’s historic temple district, as the month ends with a huge fireworks display. The Sumidagawa fireworks display usually falls on the same day as the Shinjuku Eisa festival, giving energetic visitors an action-packed day.


August is sweltering hot, with the end of the rainy season bringing temperatures above 35°C/95°C.

August is the height of summer and peak tourist season, with both overseas visitors and Japanese tourists flocking to all Japan’s main travel destinations. August is also peak festival season, with a diverse selection of events taking place across the capital.

Yosakoi is an energetic modern take on traditional Japanese dance.

Teams from across Japan gather in Tokyo’s hip Harajuku and Omotesando districts in late August for Tokyo’s largest Yosakoi festival. The elaborate routines are a must-see for anyone visiting Tokyo in August.

Early August brings two major fireworks festivals to the Tokyo metropolitan area.

Edogawa Hanabi sees Tokyo compete with neighboring Chiba with dueling fireworks displays on opposite banks of the Edogawa river.

An even larger display takes place at the Kanagawa Shinbun festival in the picturesque Minato Mirai area of Yokohama, which is easily accessible via the Tokyo subway network. Kanagawa Shinbun is Japan’s largest fireworks festival, attracting around one million visitors each year.


September is one of the best months to visit Tokyo, as the weather is hot without being as oppressively humid as August.

Tourists who missed August’s peak festival season should visit the Fukuro Matsuri festival in Ikebukuro in late September.

Fukuro Matsuri festival in Ikebukuro

Fukuro Matsuri could be considered a ‘best of’ or ‘taster’ version of the August festivals, as it features synchronized mikoshi displays and a wide variety of traditional and modern dance competitions.

Japan is the spiritual home of video gaming, so gamers visiting in mid-September will want to check out the Tokyo Game Show.

The biggest companies in the video game industry converge in Tokyo for a huge conference where they show off many of the new titles that will be released in the year ahead.

The good weather also makes September a perfect time for video game fans to go Mario Karting on Tokyo’s streets.

This wacky activity lets visitors dress up as Mario Kart characters and ride go-karts through Tokyo’s busiest streets.

Although real-life Mario Karting is possible all-year round, combining it with the Tokyo Game Show makes September the perfect time to make a gamer’s pilgrimage to the Japanese capital.

September is your third and final chance to catch sumo wrestling at Tokyo’s famous Ryogoku Kokugikan.


Japan has embraced several Western holidays, none more so than Halloween.

Japan’s affinity with cosplay reaches its apex on October 31, with huge crowds gathering to party on the streets of Shibuya. There are also family-friendly parades throughout the Tokyo metropolitan area, with the biggest taking place in Kawasaki.

Halloween is also the perfect time to visit Tokyo Disney Land, with visitors flocking to its Halloween parade. Tourists who would rather avoid the crowds and visit Disney Land at a less busy time should definitely keep away during Halloween weekend though!

Two major conventions typically take place in October.

The Tokyo Motor Show is held once every two years and attracts huge numbers of car lovers with the world’s latest automobile innovations.

Tokyo’s neighboring city Chiba hosts CEATEC each year, which is Japan’s largest consumer electronics show. CEATEC is the best place to check out Japan’s latest technological innovations, including cutting-edge robotics.

Finally, October provides the yang to the ying of the spring’s cherry blossom festivals, with huge crowds flocking to Tokyo’s parks to see the leaves’ autumnal color change.

As with the cherry blossom festivals, the best places for leaf viewing are the parks at the Imperial Palace, Shinjuku Gyoen, Ueno and Yoyogi.


The fall leaf viewing season continues throughout November, so visitors to Tokyo should visit one of the city’s main parks.

Icho Namiki Avenue is another popular place for leaf viewing. This long street runs between the upmarket areas of Gaienmae and Aoyama Ichome and is lined with ginko trees, the leaves of which are particularly striking in the fall.

Tokyo’s Design Festa takes place in early November. This event features 10,000 artists of all stripes, from painters to musicians. Design Festa runs for three days and offers a perfect chance to sample Japan’s unique and diverse arts scenes.

A more traditional festival takes place in early November at the Meiji Shrine beside Yoyogi park and Harajuku.

Traditional activities such as archery and sumo wrestling are showcased at this three-day event that provides visitors with a taste of Japan’s rich cultural history.


Christmas is another Western festival which has been embraced in Japan, with many parks and businesses throughout the city adorned with Christmas lights throughout December.

Elaborate Christmas lights can be found throughout the city, but the displays at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo Midtown and Yebisu garden place are among the most popular.

Visitors to Tokyo can also catch a rare glimpse of the Emperor in December.

December 23 is the Emperor’s birthday, which is a public holiday throughout Japan. The Emperor marks the occasion by addressing crowds at the Imperial Palace.

Tokyo is a huge city with much to offer visitors at any time of year. Whenever you visit, there are sure to be unique events which can make a visit to Tokyo an unforgettable experience.

Ayahuasca Tourism vs Tradition [Video]

Ayahuasca Tourism vs Tradition: Clashes in Culture

Notes on Ayahuasca Tourism vs Tradition: The Clash Between Western Psychonauts & Traditional Practitioners(Jerónimo M. Muñoz)

From the 3rd Amazonian Shamanism Conference, Iquitos, Peru — 2007

The 45+ minute talk is a critique of what some call ‘New Age Plastic Shamans‘, and the interaction of different cultures and how they influence each other — taking focus is the interaction of gringo tourist seeking authentic shamans — the somewhat misguided imagination many gringos have of what a true medicine man should be: the idealized buddha-like delusions many seekers believe-in are highlighted.

Jerónimo M. Muñoz begins the talk about his journey making a documentary film focused on entheogens:

  • Touching mainly on culture and not being guilty of the seemingly corrupting influence of encounters with the other. 
  • Some may call it progress, others cultural destruction — but no matter how you look at the forces Muñoz brings attention to here, we are left with only a deeper awareness of a complex issue that must be addressed by each person individually.
  • Not to mention, knowing about the socio-cultural issues surrounding commercialized representations of traditional medicine will help any seeker venturing to experience ayahuasca in the modern world to be prepared to deal with the realities that are more than not quite different than the romantic notions many people would hope to encounter in an beyond human spiritual adept, shaman.
  • Great comparison to a German and cowboys…

First, Muñoz began his filmmaking about entheogens in Mexico in the village where Maria Sabina was from — Maria was a Mazatec shaman women who was found by R. Gordon Wasson(former J.P. Morgan banker) who found her while he was searching for a mushroom cult. He wrote an article in Life magazine called ‘The Magic Mushroom’. Due to this article, Timothy Leary encountered mushrooms in Mexico inspired from the article in Life magazine.

Mr. Muñoz, a Spanish filmmaker with a deep interest in entheogens, follows in Wasson’s footstep and becomes down due to the commercialization and change in ambiance due to what he seems to associate with the fame of Maria Sabina.

He even visited her family and discovers how the influx of visitors destabilized the village of Maria Sabina….

Then Muñoz takes ololiuqui (a species of morning glory that has LSD-like properties) and has a terrible night and realized how far out he was and felt stupid…and how one’s interest can turn destructive.

“This general interest can be very destructive of certain places…even the arrival of money…it destabilizes the place…it creates frictions…it creates envy…it was good intentions all around…”

Talk is about gringos not ayahuasca. Muñoz was forced to look at himself again and again and again — he had tunnel vision and seeking the substances, or plants, and not paying attention to the rest of the life, the culture.

Once he left the study of entheogens, he started to read anthropology but this was more the perspective of the gringo then it led him to colonialism…

Insidious process that is a slow eroding,we take more & more & more & more, we take the resources then their souls…

Take away, argumenttoday colonialism continues but today it is a cultural colonialism— it’s just a process that continues regardless of the fact that we are good but our very presence is an imposition. Some would argue that the phenomena of the ayahuasca retreat in South America is a continuation of this process.

“I want to talk a little bit about this process…the pastoral idea the idea that somewhere else people live in complete harmony with nature — even the Greeks believed this 3,000 years ago and somehow we lost contact with nature.

The idea of idealizing native people is not true — they are human beings, idealizing them is saying, ‘they are not like us’ but they are… they are a person.

This idea is very powerful. They are people, living in a particularly fucked-up situation in the world.”

People were disappointed who went deep in the jungle and thought they were ripped-off. They were seeking an old wise-man, a buddha, an ideal that doesn’t exist and they were very disappointed and they feel let down, ripped off (Similar to the myth of the cowboy in the West).

“I’d been a fucking idiot with a head full of bullshit ideas that weren’t true— and it’s totally disrespectful…”

The problem is we feel empty and we want to fill the lack… “I will play the indian that I want the indians to be”.

Take a picture… trying to grab things that can’t be grabbed and we end up with empty forms… (being a basketball player is not in your sneakers).

  • Learn the icaros, all we’re grabbing is empty forms…
  • What we’re discovering is how the rest of the world lives and goes to the doctor (traditional medicine).

“By looking at these things you destroy them”. “….please, please, please be very careful. If you’re gonna enter other peoples culture, try and walk on your tip toes. Try to be a fly on the wall. Try to shut your mouth and open your eyes. Try to be careful…we are German cowboys.”


The above text are notes created while watching the above video lecture — Ayahuasca Tourism vs Tradition: The Clash Between Western Psychonauts & Traditional Practitioners (Jerónimo M. Muñoz)


Did you know that ayahuasca can be effective for detox, including THC detox?

Top Two Extreme Camping Experiences

Douglas Fir backdrop camping

Have you ever dreamed of camping in the treetops or pitching your tent high on a mountain cliff? Those risk-takers, who like to flirt with danger, thrive on such experiences.

Extreme camping certainly isn’t for everyone, but this type of camping is becoming more common among those who love experiences that test their strength and endurance.

They thrive on that feeling of pure ecstasy. Imagine yourself spending the night in pitch black, sleeping in a hammock high in the treetops.

How about setting up camp on a sheer cliff far above the ground?

Tree Camping 200 Feet Up

Tree camping is gaining popularity in places around the world. Within the United States, one well-known spot is in The Willamette National Forest in Oregon near Blue River with the Pacific Tree Climbing Institute.

Get ready for the thrill of a life-time. The “campsites” are at least 200 feet up a 500 year- old Douglas Fir.

Guides will outfit you with all needed equipment. This extreme experience will cost you about $600 per person.

You will be issued harnesses and helmets.  Now the work begins. It’s time to pull yourself up with attached ropes and cables to your campsite. If you get queasy with heights, don’t look down!

When you reach your destination, you will no doubt be exhausted. Your ‘tree boat” should be ready for you to climb in. This device is a sturdy hammock attached between the tree trunk and a large branch. As you dangle high above the ground, enjoy the gorgeous view.

Soon daylight will be gone and it will be pitch black. Fatigue from the climb as well as the swaying of your hammock, should put you right to sleep.

Morning arrives and you are wondering what you’re doing up in a tree. Room service responds by bringing a cup of hot coffee and a warm face wash.

Your extreme tree camping is over and preparation for the descent is next. You may be contemplating whether this is a once in a lifetime event or an annual event.

Extreme Cliff Camping

If you get an adrenaline rush thinking about “hanging out” against a sheer cliff at a dizzying height, extreme cliff camping may be just what you’re looking for.

For a number of years, rock climbers have used ledges and hanging tents to sleep and eat on climbs of more than one day. Now it’s becoming a popular extreme experience to climb a sheer cliff and set up camp for the fabulous views and just for the thrill of it all.

For ordinary ground-level campers, it’s enough of a challenge to securely set up a tent on the ground, but imagine attaching a portaledge (tent structure) to a sheer cliff many feet up.

The portaledge tents of the 1950s were fairly rustic and not too comfortable. More modern styles today have a stable ground support with a metal frame attached to straps that hang from the campsite at one single place.

The campers have a feeling of security and can comfortably relax and sleep after their tiring climbs. You can use single or double tents. With these stable tents you can move around a bit – do some cooking, read, play games and enjoy other life pleasures.

What is the big draw of this kind of outdoor experience? Some extreme campers explain that cliff camping gets the adrenaline going so strong that you feel like you’re literally “on the edge” of living life to the utmost.

Where are the hot spots for this ultimate extreme activity?

  1. Yosemite National Park in California is one very popular location.
  2. A resort in German Bavaria, Waldseilgarten, offers some amazing sites 2000 meters straight up.
  3. Cliff camping in Pembrokeshire

More and more people, who have only dreamed of experiencing life on the edge and up high, are living out their dream as extreme camping is becoming more common in places around the world.

Equipment is becoming safer and more comfortable.

The adrenaline rush is on for the extreme risk-takers of the world.

More Heroic Adventures

Top 5 Cities to Live as a Digital Nomad

Digital Nomad on beach working

As the internet has given people the ability to work remotely, some have abandoned the old lifestyle of being tied to a place and 9-to-5 job.

Digital nomads travel the world, working from places as diverse and bohemian as an internet cafe in Prague or a beach in Bali.

Their geographically independent lifestyle lets them choose the cities with the lowest living costs, best climate or best local food.

Whether you are a writer, teacher, web developer, engineer, programmer or designer, here are the best places in the world to live as a digital nomad:

1. Bali, Indonesia

Ubud Bali Rice Fields

Bali is an Indonesian island known for its beautiful beaches, breathtaking mountain views and diverse wildlife.

It’s hard to imagine a more exciting and exotic place to live. Whether you want to see a live volcano, go on a safari, explore a monkey forest or enjoy one of the most complex cuisines in the world, Bali has something to offer to everyone.

The affordable rent and great WiFi connection have made Bali an extremely popular place for digital nomads in the past years.


The cost of living in Bali is a mere $900 USD a month.

2. Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Sunset Old Town

The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is the fifth most visited city in Europe.

Prague is full of cultural attractions which survived the world wars, such as:

Not to mention many world-class museums, galleries and concert halls.

With good WiFi, a more than affordable cost of living, great public transportation, and an amazing nightlife, Prague is currently one of the upward trending destinations for digital nomads.


About $800 a month.

3. Phuket City, Thailand

Startup Style Soloprenuer in Phuket

Phuket, the largest island in Thailand, is a veritable paradise of turquoise waters and white beaches.

You can explore beaches and lagoons, practice water sports, enjoy the mix of Chinese and colonial architecture or visit the Buddhist temple of Wat Chalong, the spiritual center of Phuket.


The living expenses for a digital nomad in Phuket amount to a mere $800 a month, including housing and eating out three times a day, as well as fast WiFi connection.

4. Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi Boats on Water

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam and its second largest city, lies on the bank of the Red River.

With its busy streets, delicious street food, many bars and cafes and extremely low cost of living, Hanoi is attracting more digital nomads every year.


Hanoi also offers fast WiFi and several great coworking spaces, which are bustling with entrepreneurs and startups, making it easy to get inspired and start connections. The living expenses in Hanoi are around $700 a month.

5. San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose Costa Rica National Theatre Statue

Costa Rica is one of the most popular places in Latin America for digital nomads, especially for those who enjoy nature.

With its great beaches, natural parks and a myriad of natural attractions, Costa Rica is the ideal place to work remotely.

San Jose, the capital, is renowned for its great food and nightlife.

For those who enjoy activities such as yoga and surfing, Santa Teresa offers a more relaxed lifestyle.


The cost of living in Costa Rica is about $1,500 a month.

The internet has revolutionized the way people live and work, bringing with it more flexibility and freedom.

Increasing numbers of people are abandoning crowded offices and polluted cities to work from idyllic places in the world, where the food and beaches are exceptional and the costs of living are much lower than in most Western cities.

Not only can such a nomadic lifestyle be cheaper than living in the same place all the time, but it gives you the opportunity to experience new places and cultures, which can be a boost to your creativity.

Quick Guide to Visiting Tokyo

Quick Guide to Visiting Tokyo

Visiting a foreign country alone can be challenging, especially if you don’t know the local language; however, you can easily access Tokyo by hiring a travel guide to help you.

Tokyo has so much to offer from the colorful and busy streets to the serene parks, beautiful landscape, and rich history and culture. There are many attractions in Tokyo, and you will never be bored during your visit.

Guide to Tokyo: What to do in Tokyo

Apart from delicious cuisines, Tokyo has many exciting activities for you, for instance, singing karaoke with the city’s residents or visiting the Imperial Palace. The city incorporates both modern and traditional elements.

The list below will guide you on places to visit and exciting activities to do:

At the Airport

There are 2 International airports in the city; Narita International Airport and Haneda Airport. Although the latter is closer to the city, few international flights use it compared to the former which has many connections.

Since you will most likely use Narita International Airport, you can use the Narita Express, Taxis, Tokyo Airport Bus, or the Keisei Skyliner. Choose the most suitable transportation, depending on your budget and where you will be staying.

Navigating the City using the Tokyo Map

Navigating Tokyo with Map

Although the population of Tokyo is over 30 million, their public transport is one of the best in the world. You can use the trains or the subways to get around town.

Your Tokyo guide can show you various sites during the multiple stops. Since you are only visiting and not going to work, avoid using the train or subway during the rush hour as the locals will be hurrying to work.

The taxis are also convenient to use, especially where the trains cannot access. You can also use the bus, and an excellent way to do this is to use a Pasmo card. You top up the card and use it for your travel experiences instead of carrying cash.


where to stay in Tokyo

The city has numerous hotels depending on how much you plan to spend on accommodation.

Your Tokyo map should guide you on the locations of different hotels depending on the district.

Remember that hotel rates change with seasons, for instance, the prices are slightly higher in spring. You can stay in hotels, traditional inns (Ryokan), capsule hotels, guesthouses or a local home using AirBnB.

Where to Eat

Eating in Tokyo

Some of the places to visit in Tokyo are their eateries. You cannot leave without trying various delicacies such as sushi, their unique noodles, and many more. There are affordable restaurants that serve traditional and vegan cuisines.

If you would like to taste many traditional delicacies you need to dine like a local.

Use a Tokyo map to navigate to places like Ueno where you can eat buckwheat noodles served with chicken and Japanese leeks. You don’t have to worry about prices because here you will find local joints with reasonable prices. You can also visit Shibuya for inexpensive, delicious sushi.

Places to Visit in Tokyo

What to see in Tokyo

There are so many places to visit in Tokyo, for instance, the Tokyo National Museum to view the largest collection of Japanese artifacts and art, which includes many national treasures.

The Meiji Shrine is among the most significant Tokyo attractions. It incorporates traditional designs with nature. This shrine provides a serene environment, and you might be lucky to experience a wedding taking place here.

Meiji Wedding Ceremonies

If you’re a history lover, visit the Senso-ji temple, which dates back before the Second World War. Although most of the parts were destroyed in the war, it was restored to its former glory.

This temple should be on your Tokyo sightseeings list because of its unique features. The entrance is fortified with a gigantic Thunder Gate and hanging lights.

Things to Do

Every city has unique activities to offer its visitors.

When you don’t know where to start, you can consult Tokyo travel guides who will assist you in planning your visit.

For instance, you can visit the Robot Restaurant. Located in Shinjuku district, this restaurant showcases Japan’s culture through dancing and songs. They use robots in the shows which run throughout the day till 10.00 PM. There are lots of flashy lights, colors, and interior décor is full of colorful decorations. If you arrive early, you can get the time to explore around and take a few selfies.

Robot Restaurant

The Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku is a must stop on your Tokyo journey.

Another unique thing about Tokyo is the presence of pet cafes. Although cat cafes are not new, the pet cafes here incorporate other animals such as rabbits, owls, hedgehogs and more.

The Tokyo guide can help you to locate several pet cafes, depending on your taste, we’ve linked to a few below.

Tokyo Shopping

The best thing about visiting a new place is shopping and taking back unique items. Tokyo shopping provides you with traditional designs, housewares, high-end fashion, vintage attire as well as souvenirs.

If you are a fashion enthusiast, you need to visit Ginza which has luxurious boutiques, department stores, and a fashion mall. If you love electronics, Akihabara is the place to be where you can watch avid video game players showcase their skills.


Tokyo is a great city to visit where you will have fun until the last day. You can consult a Tokyo guide to help with planning the trip. Apart from the beautiful sites, the locals are quite friendly, and you are bound to enjoy your experience.

Author Bio:

Catherine Wiley is a freelance writer who loves traveling around the world and documenting her experiences. She loves writing about traveling to places where the locals value their culture and where she can indulge in traditional delicacies. She researchers extensively to ensure that she provides useful information to her readers at