Figure out the stuff you really don’t want to miss
Click through these categories for a quick look at my favorite places & things to do. Pick three or four attractions (or two neighborhoods) for each day you plan to spend in Tokyo.
Check out the special festivals & events that will be happening while you’re in town
Don’t forget that there are lots more flower seasons that are as amazing as the cherry blossoms. Here’s a guide to when they bloom and where:
If you don’t build in a little shopping time, you’ll have REGRETS
Now that you’ve got your list of stuff to do, head over to Travel Hacks for help figuring out the best way to put together an excellent trip, where to eat & stay, how to get around, and where to take the kind of photos that will turn your friends pink, purple and green with envy.
Here’s a quick overview of every attraction, with links to more detailed information
And if you know where you’re going, here are the detailed descriptions of all the places I think are worth a look
Alphabetical listing – click for quick descriptions of all destinations & links to more info
DIRECT LINKS, A-Z
SHRINES & TEMPLES
Arisugawa Park MAP
Kyu Shiba-rikyu Teien MAP
Mukojima Hyakka-en MAP
Ni-no-maru Imperial Gardens MAP
History Garage MAP
Miraikan MAP (National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation)
Mori Art Museum MAP
Nezu Museum MAP
While you’re in Japan, read a novel set in Tokyo!
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