Sights & Attractions in Tokyo

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Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Ashi-no-ko
From Owaku-dani, the descent by gondola to Togendai on the shore...
Bodies of Water Hakone
 
Bank of Japan
The older part of the complex is the work of Tatsuno Kingo, who...
Museums / Galleries Nihombashi, Ginza, and Yuraku-cho
 
Chugu-shi
A subshrine of the Futara-san Shrine at Tosho-gu, this is the...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Chuzen-ji
A subtemple of Rinno Temple, at Tosho-gu, the principal object...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Dragon's Head Falls
If you've budgeted an extra day for Nikko, you might want to...
Bodies of Water Nikko
 
Edo Wonderland
Edo Wonderland, a living-history theme park a short taxi ride...
Museum Village Nikko
 
Gora
This small town is at the end of the train line from Odawara...
Towns Hakone
 
Hakone Museum of Art
A sister institution to the MOA Museum of Art in Atami, Hakone...
Museums / Galleries Hakone
 
Hakone Sekisho
This barrier, a checkpoint on the road with a guardhouse and...
Historic Districts / Sites Hakone
 
Hakone Sightseeing Cruise
Look for the Hakone Sightseeing Cruise. The ride is free with...
Tours Hakone
 
Hanazono Jinja
Constructed in the early Edo period, Hanazono is not among Tokyo's...
Religious Sites Shinjuku
 
Hanzo-mon
The house of Hattori Hanzo (1541–96) once sat at the foot of...
Military Sites Imperial Palace and Government District
 
Hirakawa-mon
The approach to this gate crosses the only wooden bridge that...
Viewpoints Imperial Palace and Government District
 
Imperial Palace Outer Garden
When the office buildings of the Meiji government were moved...
Gardens / Arboretums Imperial Palace and Government District
 
Jakko Falls
Falling water is one of the special charms of the Nikko National...
Bodies of Water Nikko
 
Jigen-do
Tenkai (1536–1643), the first abbot of Rinno Temple, has his...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Jochi-ji
In the Five Mountains hierarchy, Jochi-ji (Jochi Temple) was...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Jomyo-ji
Founded in 1188, this one of the Five Mountains Zen monasteries...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Kabuto Jinja
This is a minor shrine, so if you have had your fill of shrine-viewing...
Religious Sites Nihombashi, Ginza, and Yuraku-cho
 
Kamakura Treasure Museum
This museum was built in 1928 as a repository for many of the...
Museums / Galleries Kamakura
 
Kamakura-gu
This Shinto shrine was built after the Meiji Restoration of 1868...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Kan-ei-ji
In 1638 the second Tokugawa shogun, Hidetada, commissioned the...
Religious Sites Ueno
 
Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History
One of the few buildings in Yokohama to have survived both the...
Museums / Galleries Yokohama
 
Kanda Myojin
This shrine is said to have been founded in 730 in a village...
Religious Sites Akihabara and Jimbo-cho
 
Kasai Seaside Park
The star attraction here is the Diamonds and Flowers Ferris Wheel...
Amusement Parks Greater Tokyo
 
Kite Museum
Kite flying is an old tradition in Japan. The collection here...
Museums / Galleries Nihombashi, Ginza, and Yuraku-cho
 
Kogeikan
A Gothic Revival redbrick structure from 1910 is worth seeking...
Museums / Galleries Imperial Palace and Government District
 
Marine Tower
For an older generation of Yokohama residents, the 348-foot-high...
Nautical Sites Yokohama
 
Meigetsu-in
This temple is also known as Ajisai-dera (the hydrangeas temple)...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Monument to Masasuna Matsudaira
Opposite the Sacred Bridge, at the east entrance to the grounds...
Memorials / Monuments Nikko
 
Mori Tower
When it opened in 2003, the Roppongi Hills complex was the center...
Architectural Sites, Viewpoints Roppongi
 
Moto-machi
Within a block of Ishikawa-cho Station is the beginning of this...
Neighborhoods / Streets Yokohama
 
Museum of Maritime Science
This museum houses an impressive collection of models and displays...
Museums / Galleries, Nautical Sites Tokyo
 
Nakata Shoten Okachimachi
This store probably has more shades of green than the average...
Stores / Malls Ueno
 
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Make sure to stop by the third floor of this museum, known locally...
Museums / Galleries Tokyo
 
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Founded in 1952 and moved to its present site in 1969, this was...
Museums / Galleries Imperial Palace and Government District
 
National Science Museum
The six buildings of the complex house everything from fossils...
Museums / Galleries Ueno
 
Nihombashi Bridge
Originally built in 1603, this was the starting point of Edo...
Bridges / Tunnels Nihombashi, Ginza, and Yuraku-cho
 
Nikolai Cathedral
It's curious that a Russian Orthodox cathedral was built in Tokyo's...
Religious Sites Akihabara and Jimbo-cho
 
Nippon-maru Memorial Park
The centerpiece of the park, which is on the east side of Minato...
Museums / Galleries, Parks Yokohama
 
Odaiba's Hot Spring Theme Park
Once upon a time, when bathtubs in private homes were a rarity...
Hot Springs / Spas Tokyo
 
Ote-mon
The main entrance to the Imperial Palace East Garden was in former...
Historic Districts / Sites Imperial Palace and Government District
 
Prefectural Museum of Modern Art
On the north side of the Heike Pond at Tsuru-ga-oka Hachiman-gu...
Museums / Galleries Kamakura
 
Sacred Bridge
Built in 1636 for shoguns and imperial messengers visiting the...
Bridges / Tunnels Nikko
 
Sanrio Puroland
As a theme park dedicated to the world's most famous white cat...
Amusement Parks Greater Tokyo
 
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art
The painter Seiji Togo (1897–1978) was a master of putting on...
Museums / Galleries Shinjuku
 
Shinagawa Aquarium
The fun part of this aquarium in southwestern Tokyo is walking...
Zoos / Aquariums Greater Tokyo
 
Shinjuku Gyo-en National Garden
This lovely 150-acre park was once the estate of the powerful...
Parks, Gardens / Arboretums Shinjuku
 
Shitamachi Museum
Japanese society in the days of the Tokugawa shoguns was rigidly...
Museums / Galleries Ueno
 
Shogitai Memorial
Time seems to heal wounds quickly in Japan. Only six years after...
Memorials / Monuments Ueno
 
Sogetsu Ikebana School
The schools of ikebana (flower arranging), like those of other...
Educational Institutions Aoyama, Harajuku, and Shibuya
 
Soji-ji
One of the two major centers of the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism...
Religious Sites Yokohama
 
Soun-zan
The Hakone Tozan Cable Car travels from Gora to Soun-zan, departing...
Mountains Hakone
 
Statue of Hachiko
Hachiko is the Japanese version of Lassie; he even starred in...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Aoyama, Harajuku, and Shibuya
 
Statue of Takamori Saigo
As chief of staff of the Meiji Imperial army, Takamori Saigo...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Ueno
 
Sunshine International Aquarium
This aquarium has some 750 kinds of sea creatures on display...
Zoos / Aquariums Greater Tokyo
 
Suzumoto
Originally built around 1857 for Japanese comic-monologue performances...
Arts / Performance Venues Ueno
 
Taiko Kan
Become a taiko (drum) master for a day as you pound away on the...
Museums / Galleries Tokyo
 
Tama Zoo
More a wildlife park than a zoo, this facility in western Tokyo...
Zoos / Aquariums Greater Tokyo
 
Toden Arakawa Trolley
Take the JR Yamanote Line to Otsuka, cross the street in front...
Scenic Drives Greater Tokyo
 
Togo Shrine Flea Market
You'll find Japanese antiques, old movie posters, books, and...
Markets / Bazaars Aoyama, Harajuku, and Shibuya
 
Tokyo Anime Center
As an information source and exhibitor of images and films, the...
Stores / Malls Akihabara and Jimbo-cho
 
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office
Dominating the western Shinjuku skyline and built at a cost of...
Arts / Performance Venues, Government Buildings Shinjuku
 
Toshima-en
This large, well-equipped amusement park in the northwestern...
Amusement Parks Greater Tokyo
 
Treasury House
An unhurried visit to the precincts of Tosho-gu should definitely...
Museums / Galleries Nikko
 
Tsukiji Hongan-ji
Disaster seemed to follow this temple, which is an outpost of...
Religious Sites Tsukiji and Shiodome
 
Two-Tiered Bridge
Making a graceful arch across the moat, this bridge is surely...
Bridges / Tunnels Imperial Palace and Government District
 
Ueno Royal Museum
Although the museum has no permanent collection of its own, it...
Museums / Galleries Ueno
 
Ueno Zoo
The two main gardens of Japan's first zoo, built in 1882, host...
Zoos / Aquariums Ueno
 
Umagaeshi
In the old days, the road became too rough for horse riding...
Viewpoints Nikko
 
World Porters
This shopping center, on the opposite side of Yokohama Cosmo...
Stores / Malls Yokohama
 
Yamashita Koen
This park is perhaps the only positive legacy of the Great Kanto...
Parks Yokohama
 
Yamatane Museum of Art
The museum specializes in Nihon-ga—traditional Japanese painting—from...
Museums / Galleries Aoyama, Harajuku, and Shibuya
 
Yokohama Cosmo World
This amusement-park complex claims—among its 30 or so rides and...
Amusement Parks Yokohama
 
Yokohama Doll Museum
This museum houses a collection of roughly 3,500 dolls from all...
Museums / Galleries Yokohama
 
Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery
This Yokohama landmark is a reminder of the port city's heritage...
Cemeteries Yokohama
 
Yokohama History Archives
Within the archives, housed in what was once the British Consulate...
Museums / Galleries Yokohama
 
Yokohama Museum of Art
Designed by Kenzo Tange and housed at Minato Mirai 21, the museum...
Museums / Galleries Yokohama
 
Yushima Seido
The origins of this shrine date to a hall, founded in 1632, for...
Religious Sites Akihabara and Jimbo-cho
 
Zenpuku-ji Temple
This temple, just south of the Ichinohashi Crossing, dates back...
Religious Sites Roppongi
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