TOKYO TOURIST ATTRACTIONS MAP with LOCATIONS / 東京地下鉄路線図 (PDF)

SHIBUYA CROSSING

Just in front of Shibuya station's Hachiko Exit is Shibuya crossing where every two minutes pedestrians cross from all directions. A good spot to grab a photo from above is the promenade between Shibuya JR station and Mark City. Click the 'Shibuya' tab on right for a map of Shibuya and the crossing.

LOCATION: SHIBUYA (Tourist Map C-1)

TAKESHITA-DORI STREET

Just in front of Harajuku station's Takeshita Exit is the teenager street for Tokyo. If you are a teenage girl visiting Tokyo - this is it! There are lots of small shops for fashion, quirky goods and crepe shops. The street is narrow and can become very crowded, so take care with small children and strollers are not recomended!

LOCATION: HARAJUKU (Tourist Map C-1)

TOKYO METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT BUILDING

About a 10 minute walk west from JR Shinjuku station is the twin-towered Tokyo Metropolitan Government building with a 360 degree observatories at the top of both the North and South towers. The elevator ride to the top is free.

LOCATION: SHINJUKU (Tourist Map B-1)


TOKYO TOWER

This 333 meter high tower is the world's tallest free standing iron structure (taller then the Eifel tower by several meters!). It's about a 15 minute walk from Roppongi station. The two observatories are open 9am - 9pm.

LOCATION: ROPPONGI (Tourist Map D-3)


SENSOJI TEMPLE

This Buddhist temple, originally dating back to 645 AD, is the centerpoint of the area. The main hall may be entered for a prayer, but making noise and flash cameras are not allowed. Waving the insense smoke over oneself is thought to bring good luck. Next door is the Asakusa Shrine, and a five-story pagoda.

LOCATION: ASAKUSA (Tourist Map A-5)

TOKYO SKY TREE

Towering 634 meters above Asakusa, the Tokyo Sky Tree is the tallest structure in Japan, and now 2nd in the world. There are two observatory floors, one at 350 floors, and another at 450. There is a variety of tickets - check their website for current prices (usually around ¥3000 yen/adult ticket).
WEBSITE: www.tokyo-skytree.jp

LOCATION: ASAKUSA (Tourist Map A-5)

SHINJUKU KOEN PARK

The lovely grounds of Shinjuku Park are about a 10 minute walk South-east of Shinjuku station. The entire 100 acre park is well laid out with small lakes, flower gardens and sculptured vistas. There is also a tea house, a kiosk and a cafeteria serving among other dishes venison. At the far West side is a large green house with exotic plants and flowers. Games/balls are not allowed. Entry 200 adults.

LOCATION: SHINJUKU (Tourist Map B-1)


TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM

Japan's largest museum, with the world's largest collection of Japanese art, with sculptures, swords, writing and porcelain. There is also a galleries for Asian art, archeology, special exhibitions, and Horyu-ji treasures.
OPEN:TUES-SUN 9:30-5pm
FEE: 420 yen
LOCATION: UENO (Tourist Map B-5)


TSUKIJI FISH MARKET

Get up early to see fish and aquatic crustaceans at this wholesalers market. Tickets to the auctions are limited to only 120 people. Near the market are many small Sushi restaurants where a sushi breakfast can be had.

OPEN: Closed on Sun, holidays and every other Wed
LOCATION: TSUKIJI (Tourist Map D-5)


TOKYO KABUKI THEATRE

English narration and explanation of the Kabuki performances are available on earphones. Shows can go on three hours or more, but it's possible to get a ticket to view just part of the show. Bookings must be made at least a day in advance.

WEBSITE: www.kabuki-za.co.jp
LOCATION: HIGASHI-GINZA Station (Tourist Map D-5)


IMPERIAL PALACE and EAST GARDEN

Home of Japan's Imperial family. The inner grounds are only open 2 days of the year to the public (Dec 23 and Jan 2), but you can stroll around the surrounding gardens and there is a view point at the main gates. The East Garden is open to the public, with a tea pavilion and open lawns.

LOCATION: 10 Min Walk from GINZA Station (Tourist Map C-4)


MEIJI JINGU SHRINE

Tokyo's most impressive Shinto shrine, completed in 1920, destroyed in WW2, but rebuilt with all the original features - the shrine itself using Japanese cypress wood. Being next to Yoyogi Park, and nearby the Harajuku shopping area, make this an excellent place to spend an afternoon.

LOCATION: HARAJUKU (Tourist Map C-1)


YOYOGI PARK

Tokyo's largest public park - it's a nice area, with a lot of open green space and a few picnic tables. It's not so busy on weekdays, but on the weekends there are lots of people about.

LOCATION: HARAJUKU MAP (Tourist Map C-1)

KAMAKURA

Kamakura, the one time capital of Japan, has a number of temples and shrines, including its most famous site the Daibutsu (The Great Buddha), a 11.4 meter tall, 850 ton bronze statue. Nearby is the Hase-dera Temple, with a famous wooden Kannon statue, dating from the 8th century.

LOCATION: From Tokyo Stn, Shimbashi Stn, or Shinagawa Stn, take the Yokosuka line to Kamakura Station; the trip takes under an hour. To get to the Big Buddha, take bus no. 7 from Kamakura Stn, and get off at Daibutsu-mae bus stop. Be sure to leave from Tokyo early in the morning, as most of the shrines and temples close after 4pm


NIKKO

Nikko is a mass of temples and shrines in picturesque settings, and worth the 2 hour ride out. Besides the three major attractions of Tosho-gu Shrine, Rinno-ji Temple, and Futara-sanjinja Shrine, there are various tombs, huge torii gates, and halls with collections of temple treasures. It's more cost effective to buy the ticket for the entire tour, though you can also get tickets for entrance to each individually.

LOCATION: From Asakusa Station on Ginza line, change to the Tobu Nikko line, whose terminal is in the Tobu Dept Store. Limited express trains, with required reserved tickets, cost 2530 yen and run every half hour from 7:30-10am, and every hour after that. Rapid trains taking 15 min longer, and not requiring a reservation, run once every hour from 6am to 4:30pm, and cost 1270 yen.



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