Things to Do in Chiyoda

Things to Do in Chiyoda, Japan - Chiyoda Attractions

Things to Do in Chiyoda

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  • Natalie
    London, UK30 contributions
    A pretty building exterior. Staff were really friendly and helpful, and we were able to hold our luggage here for the day before heading to the airport which was helpful. Building layout a little confusing but not too difficult to navigate.
    Written June 9, 2020
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  • Toru O
    Setagaya, Japan1,703 contributions
    I came here to view the sakura with my friends in late March. Located near the Imperial Palace and Hanzomon station on the Tokyo Metro. There are cafes and restaurants lining the moat and would be a great dating spot for couples.
    Written January 5, 2022
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  • Elisabethmh
    Oslo, Norway567 contributions
    Akihabara is primarily seen as the center of modern Japanese culture and the main shopping area for video games, anime, manga and various electronics. Icons from popular anime and manga abound in advertising everywhere. Here you will also find countless "maid cafés" and many young girls in various outfits who turn their voices into something they most likely think sounds sweet - to promote shops and cafes. There is something about this area that is quite fascinating albeit in a slightly strange way. It looks innocent on the surface and a lot is certainly so too. If you look a little closer, it's still easy to see that the difference between "innocent-anime" and let`s call it "adult-anime" flows a little into each other.
    Written October 15, 2020
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  • olafoomes
    Amstelveen, The Netherlands1,671 contributions
    During my 2022 (post COVID) cherry blossom trip I could not leave out Yasukuni Shrine of course. Apart from the shrine complex itself the blooming cherry blossoms are an absolute must to visit whenever you are in Tokyo during this specific season.
    And wow what a spectacular spot it was especially in combination with the shrine. It's really nice to stroll on the compound of this shrine and view all those beautiful cherry trees in the park around the shrine. And I was not alone; a lot of Japanese people were enjoying it as well and rightly so.
    If you are not visiting Yasukuni during the cherry blossom period be advised that the war museum on the compound itself is definitely worth a visit. At the entrance area of this museum you can see a beautiful restored Zero fighter.
    Written June 20, 2022
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  • hfot2 🌸🍁🌸
    Vermont6,813 contributions
    We arrived late in the afternoon and the line to get in was very, very long and the end of the line was about a quarter of a mile from where we were. Not to mention the fact that the line snaked its way through the parking lot for what looked like at least a half a mile and it looked as if the end of the line wouldn’t make it to the entrance before the garden closed. We began to realize it was either a crazy or a foolish idea to try to visit the garden and we were just about to give up.

    We were standing right at the point for priority entrance for the elderly and women with strollers. This is essentially the route we’d envisioned, straight from the sidewalk to the front gate without a mile’s detour caused by the long lines. When the guard saw our canes he assumed we were disabled and elderly, not to mention that we were foreigners and we looked lost, so he waved us in. Perfect! We were ushered through the security checkpoint without a glance. Sometimes it pays to be elderly and foreign!

    Once in the compound itself, we took much the same route we took for the Emperor’s Birthday visit, bypassing, however, the courtyard in front of the residence. We followed the throngs along a broad avenue with our English map in hand. When we came to an intersection we took the left avenue for the momiji. It was a very, very long walk along a broad avenue with trees spotted at intervals. Some of them were quite fine.

    There was a possibility to see the Daijokyu, the set of buildings erected for the enthronement of the new emperor, but the sign indicating that there was an 80 minute wait to see the buildings (and the gardens closed in forty minutes) was a stopper; so we bypassed that by asking a guard how we could get beyond the line for Daijokyu and she opened a barrier for us. We followed the crowds along another broad avenue and then a loudspeaker announcement erupted saying that the palace grounds are closing soon and will we please leave. At last we reached the Ote-mon Gate only we couldn't get through it: the short bridge to the sidewalk was packed, because everyone was backed up waiting for the walk light on the main road across the front of the palace. There was a terrific wait before we’re sprung free, finally getting across the road.

    In summary, we saw a fair number of colorful trees; we saw a different part of the Imperial Palace Grounds than we’ve visited before; we saw the Daijokyu from afar; we learned that we should have come earlier to be able to visit more of the Gardens; and we learned how to get in to avoid the lines next time we come here.
    Written November 14, 2020
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  • OZS_ATW
    Budapest, Hungary2,514 contributions
    It is really nice building among the big skyscrapers.
    It is a nice museum but unfortunately I did not have much time.
    Written February 28, 2020
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  • Safariholic
    Horsham, UK1,938 contributions
    We had 2 Visits to New Otani within a month, so had ample opportunity to enjoy this Garden.

    Go when the weather is kind and take your camera.

    Delightful spot.
    Written August 21, 2020
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  • Hiroaki Kaneko
    Tokyo, Japan2,715 contributions
    年始に多くの企業の代表者が商売繁盛祈願のために参拝することで有名な神社です。年末年始や神田祭は身動きが出来ないほどに多くの参拝客が訪れますが、そのようなイベントが開催されていない平日でも人が絶えることはなく、連日参道に出店が出来る程に多くの参拝客が訪れます(流石に平日は身動きが出来ないほど人でごった返すようなことはありません)。
    鮮やかな朱色の柱や梁が特徴の隨神門や社殿がひときわ目を引きますが、境内そのものはそれほど広くはなく、周遊するだけであれば30分程度で済みます。札所では、他の神社でも見られるような、厄除けや家内安全のお守りや護符が売られていますが、特に商売繁盛の札や熊手が数多くあり、多くの人が商売繁盛のために買い求めます。
    神社の東側は元は崖で、墨田の眺望を愛でることが出来たそうですが、現在は高層ビルが立ち並び眺望を楽しむことはできません。とは言え、かつての江戸の姿を今に伝える案内等が、境内あるいは神社外に数多く点在するため、それらを読みながら当時の景色に思いを馳せるのもいいかもしれません。

    The shrine is famous for being visited by many business representatives at the beginning of the year to pray for business prosperity. The shrine is so crowded during the year-end and New Year's holidays and the Kanda Festival that visitors are unable to move, but even on weekdays when no such events are held, the shrine is never without people.
    The Zuishimon gate and shrine pavilions, with their bright vermilion pillars and beams, are eye-catching, but the precincts themselves are not very large, and it takes only about 30 minutes to walk around the shrine. At the store, there are amulets and talismans for warding off bad luck and family safety, which can be found at other shrines, but in particular, there are many charms and rakes for prosperous business, which many visitors purchase for their own business.
    The east side of the shrine used to be a cliff from which one could enjoy the view of Sumida, but nowadays, high-rise buildings line the street and the view cannot be enjoyed. However, there are many guides and other information on the shrine precincts and outside the shrine that tell the story of how Edo used to be, so it may be a good idea to read them while thinking about the scenery of that time.
    Written June 20, 2022
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  • IvanaSydney2010
    Sydney, Australia296 contributions
    Nicely designed shopping mall at the foot of the JP tower incorporates the former post office and has probably my favourite group of homewares shops at decent prices. You find things here like kitchen supplies, incense from Kyoto, Tokyo design items, night cloths and fashion. No disco music and nice for gentle shopping with no pressure. It’s worth heading up to the garden on the rooftop for views of Tokyo station and also heading to the letter room.
    Written April 4, 2019
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  • Remi
    Thailand2,534 contributions
    A beautiful Shrine hidden in the heart of Akasaka with red torii gates tunnel. There were not many tourists so it's easy to take nice photos without strangers in the scene.
    Monkeys are the guardian of the Shrine. They are known to be child-loving animals and will bring prosperity to the children and healthy growth. During our visit, parents brought kids for a blessing. These sacred monkeys also bring good luck in love and relationships.
    Written December 8, 2019
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  • Greg S
    Chicago, IL269 contributions
    The museum is worth checking out. The top two floors are good. The rest is just weird and kind of worthless. The interesting thing about the works of art on the top two floors is that the best pieces are "influenced" by more well known western (European) artists. In other words, you can see the clean influence from the european artists and you could even say the original Japanese works are just knock-offs of other pieces.
    Written October 10, 2019
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  • goi⋆⸜ ⚘ ⸝⋆
    Taito, Japan1,524 contributions
    Hibiya Park
    Hibiya Park is a Park managed and opened by capital in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, which opened in 1903.
    In the park, there are large tennis courts, flowers beds that managed seasonal flowers, a large fountain, and Matsumotoro, a famous Western Restaurant, even though it is located in the center of the big city of Tokyo. The surrounding area is a business disfrict, and it is a place of relaxation for many business people visit to take a walk around the wild birds and trees that change with the seasons.
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    日比谷公園
    開園は明治36年という
    四季折々の木々や花々が楽しめる都会のオアシス
    住所はなんと東京都千代田区日比谷公園1
    地名になるほど有名なスポット
    敷地面積はなんと16ヘクタールと規模にもビックリ!
    銀杏並木は鮮やかな色合いで自然の作り出す
    壮大な造形美に魅了されました
    野鳥観察のカメラマンも多数 📸( ⚭_⚭)✧
    長閑で癒される公園です
    春の花々が咲き誇る時期にまた着たいです❁✿✾
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    Written December 2, 2021
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  • RaoulJean
    Tokyo, Japan530 contributions
    If you enjoyed seeing the imperial gardens, you can see more of them by booking the (free) imperial garden tour, on the imperial website. The whole tour last about 90mns, and though not mind-blowing, gives you access to view-point seldom seen.
    Also, you can see (from outside only...) some buildings used by the imperial family, and the tour guide gives useful information.
    Written September 30, 2021
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  • platypus150
    Melbourne, Australia25,437 contributions
    I came here out of the Imperial Palace East Gardens. It is a forested park with many trees named and a pleasant stand of tall bamboo. In this park can also be found the Science Museum (about technology mainly).
    Written October 26, 2019
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  • Lauren
    Atlanta, GA139 contributions
    This is a cool area to walk around and browse. There are tons of bookshops. If you’re looking for English there are only a few options, but Kitazawa is the standout with a large selection plus some rare books as well.
    Written August 3, 2019
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