11 Tokyo Recommendations
An old friend is planning a trip to Tokyo, like many travelers who come to Japan. Posted here are some recommendations of things to see and do (in no particular order), reprinted with permission from a member of CouchSurfing.com.
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- Free tour guides can be arranged here, here, here, here and over there.
- Meiji Shrine, perhaps the most important Tokyo shrine. (Info)
- Edo-Tokyo Museum, some history of the world’s largest city
- A ninja themed restaurant. Yes, the staff are dressed as ninjas.
- General list of places of interest to foreigners.
- One of the best electronics shop in Akihabara.
- Go here to drink afternoon tea.
- Go here to buy tea. (near Ginza subway station, A1 exit, walk out, go forward and turn left along Suzaran Street, about 200 metres down on the right side)
- And, of course, climbing Mt. Fuji.
- Check out Studio Ghibli Museum, home of Miyazaki Hayao’s amazing animation. Though only in Japanese, you can see a few shorts that are only available at the museum. See the link for directions and ticket info.
This list is by no means exhaustive, but hopefully lists a few not commonly found places. For a listing of the most popular attractions check out Yahoo! Travel. If you are going to be covering a lot of ground, check out the JR Rail Pass. Find train times here by clicking on the ‘English’ tab.
Have any other not so known spots? Let me know!