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The Olympic Games are not just remarkable theatre and drama, it’s also the chance to discover new places on the holiday of a lifetime and there are some wonderful things to experience in Tokyo.

Whether you are a culture vulture, one for breath-taking history, a food and drink lover or an outdoors type, there is something for everyone.

And to make it easy we have picked some of the best things you can do in Tokyo.

Check out the links below for things to do!


Must Do...

  • Tokyo Skytree
  • Tokyo Tower
  • Sensō-ji temple
  • Meiji Shrine

Things to do for free in Tokyo

Imperial Palace East Garden is a three minute walk from Takebashi Station on Tozai Line, or seven minute walk from Otemachi Station on Chiyoda, Mita, Hanzomon and Marunouchi Line. Adjoining the Imperial Palace and Sannomaru Shozokan museum, the 210,000m2 garden first opened to the public in 1968.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is situated directly above Tocho-mae Station on Oedo Line, or a 10 minute walk from Shinjuku Station. Constructed in 1991, it an observatory on the 45th floor (202m high) which commands a panoramic view of metropolitan Tokyo.

The Sumo Museum is a one minute walk from JR Ryogoku Station or a five minute from Ryogoku Station on the Oedo line. This is the official museum of the Sumo Association and houses more than 20,000 historical and memorial items of sumo wrestling.

Beer Museum Ebisu is a five minute walk from Ebisu Station on JR and Hibiya Line by “Sky Walk” (moving walk), located in the Ebisu Garden Place. Here you can learn about the history and technology of making beer. It also features a tasting lounge (drinks are charged).