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TOKYO100

A project to choose the best-kept secret spots of Tokyo through
reviews by the people who know it best - you. Traditional culture, sub-culture, gourmet, entertainment…Your review will serve as a vote to determine the Best 100 Spots recommended to visitors of Tokyo after one year. These points of appeal will be revealed to the rest of Japan, then the world.

A project to choose the best-kept secret spots of Tokyo through
reviews by the people who know it best - you. Traditional culture, sub-culture, gourmet, entertainment…Your review will serve as a vote to determine the Best 100 Spots recommended to visitors of Tokyo after one year. These points of appeal will be revealed to the rest of Japan, then the world.

JAL Factory Tour Sky Museum

A free program where visitors can view JAL-related material on display and watch aircraft being serviced (bookings essential).

1

Ota ward

Active

Tokyo Monorail Shin Seibijo Sta. 2 min.

A 333-meter high radio tower built in 1958. The seasonal illumination is also a beautiful Tokyo landmark.

2

Minato ward

Tokyo

Toei Oedo Line Akabanebashi Sta. 5 min.
Toei Mita Line Onarimon Sta. 6 min.
Toei Bus 渋88 Toranomon 5-chome 3 min.
Toei Bus 都06 Akabanebashi Ekimae 9 min.

An urban oasis where visitors can simultaneously enjoy walking amongst abundant nature with a sense of the seasons and a view of skyscrapers in the background.

3

Shinjuku ward

Nature

Toei Shinjuku Line /Tokyo Metro Shinjuku 3-chome Sta. 5 min.
Tokyo Metro Shinjuku-gyoen Mae Sta. 5 min.
Toei Bus 池86 Shinjuku 4-chome 6 min.

Tokyo Horse Racetrack is famous for its beautiful grass. It is the venue of the Japan Derby and many other high-stakes races.

4

Fuchu city

Active

Keio Fuchu Keibajo Seimonmae Sta. 2 min.

A majestic shrine sitting solemnly in a vast forest in the middle of the city. Meiji Jingu Shrine attracts Japan's highest number of visitors for the traditional New Year shrine visit (hatsumode) each year.

5

Shibuya ward

History

Toei Oedo Line/JR Yoyogi Sta. 7 min.
Tokyo Metro Meiji Jingumae Sta. 5 min.
Toei Bus 池86 Omotesando 10 min.

Tokyo National Museum

Opened in 1872, this is Japan's oldest museum. Home to many precious National Treasures and Important Cultural Property.

6

Taito ward

Culture

JR/Tokyo Metro Ueno Sta. 10 min.
Toei Bus 上46/S-1/上23 Ueno Koen Yamashita 10 min.

Akasaka Palace (State Guesthouse)

An estate used to accommodate visiting state guests. An exquisite building and beautifully-manicured garden.

7

Minato ward

Culture

JR/Tokyo Metro Yotsuya Sta. 7 min.
Toei Bus 宿75/都03 Yotsuya Ekimae 10 min.

Nezu Museum

Houses antiquities from Japan and the Orient. Also worth a visit for the Japanese garden and building designed by Kengo Kuma in its grounds.

8

Minato ward

Culture

Tokyo Metro Omotesando Sta. 7 min.
Toei Bus 渋88 Minami Aoyama 6-chome 5 min.
Toei Bus 都01 Minami Aoyama 7-chome 10 min.

Chidorigafuchi

A moat on the Western border of the Imperial Palace famous for cherry blossoms. Visitors can enjoy a boat ride in the moat.

9

Chiyoda ward

Nature

Toei Shinjuku Line /Tokyo Metro Kudanshita Sta. 5 min.
Toei Bus 高71 Kudanshita 6 min.
Toei Bus 都03 Hanzomon 6 min.

Houses over 4.4 million materials, this comprehensive science museum is the hub of Japan's natural science research.

10

Taito ward

Culture

JR/Tokyo Metro Ueno Sta. 5 min.
Toei Bus 上46/S-1/上23 Ueno Koen Yamashita 8 min.

A free tour of ANA's hanger at Haneda airport where visitors can get up close to the planes (bookings essential)

11

Ota ward

Active

Tokyo Monorail Shin Seibijo Sta. 15 min.

Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

An art museum where the building and interior decorations themselves are "works of art". The garden spread over three areas is also popular.
* Completely closed to the public for construction work between April 10, 2017 and mid-November (tentative).

12

Minato ward

Culture

JR Meguro Sta. 7 min.
Toei Mita Line/Tokyo Metro Shirokanedai Sta. 6 min.
Toei Bus 黒77/橋86/品93/東98 Shirokanedai 5-chome 3 min.

Yasukuni Shrine

A shrine to pay respect to those lost in wars from the Boshin War to World War 2. Also renown for cherry blossom viewing.

13

Chiyoda ward

History

Toei Shinjuku Line /Tokyo Metro Kudanshita Sta. 5 min.
Toei Bus 高71 Kudanue 1 min.

Tokyo Central Railway Station

A red brick building built in 1914. Restored to its original state in 2012.

14

Chiyoda ward

Tokyo

Toei Mita Line/Tokyo Metro Otemachi Sta. 3 min.
JR/Tokyo Metro Tokyo Sta. 0 min.
Toei Bus 都05-1/都05-2/都04 Tokyo Eki Marunouchi Minamiguchi 1 min.
Toei Bus 東20/東22 Tokyo Eki Marunouchi Kitaguchi 1 min.

An art museum where visitors can experience the world of Studio Ghibli, Japan's famous animation production company.

15

Mitaka city

Culture

JR Mitaka Sta. 15 min.

An art museum specializing in Western art. The building built by Le Corbusier is listed as a World Heritage.

16

Taito ward

Culture

JR/Tokyo Metro Ueno Sta. 1 min.
Toei Bus 上46/S-1/上23 Ueno Koen Yamashita 6 min.

A theme park for children where they can experience around 100 occupations and services.

17

Koto ward

Active

Tokyo Metro/Yurikamome Toyosu Sta. 5 min.
Toei Bus 海01/業10/錦13甲/東16/急行06 (Sat., Hol. only) Toyosu Ekimae 3 min.

A large museum offering a look at over 400 years of Edo-Tokyo history and culture from the Edo Period onwards.

18

Sumida ward

Tokyo

Toei Oedo Line Ryogoku Sta. 1 min.
JR Ryogoku Sta. 3 min.
Toei Bus 門33/錦27/両28 Toei Ryogoku Ekimae 3 min.

Happoen Garden

A restaurant and wedding ceremony venue popular for its expansive Japanese garden. Renown to be beautiful from every angle.

19

Minato ward

Tokyo

Toei Mita Line/Tokyo Metro Shirokanedai Sta. 1 min.
Toei Bus 品93 Shirokanedai Ekimae 3 min.

The National Art Center

The largest art museum in Japan. Specializing in planned exhibits, museum-lovers can enjoy a different exhibition every visit.

20

Minato ward

Culture

Toei Oedo Line/Tokyo Metro Roppongi Sta. 5 min.
Toei Bus 都01/渋88/反96 Roppongi Ekimae 7 min.

Rikugien Garden

Considered one of Tokyo's top two most beautiful Japanese landscape gardens. Designed to savor the sights whilst strolling around the lake.

21

Bunkyo ward

Nature

Toei Mita Line Sengoku Sta. 10 min.
JR/Tokyo Metro Komagome Sta. 7 min.
Toei Bus 上58/茶51 Kami-fujimae 3 min.

The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin)

A garden that used to be the site of the main Edo Castle. Features a harmonic fusion of the castle relics and nature.

22

Chiyoda ward

History

Toei Mita Line/Tokyo Metro Otemachi Sta. 5 min.
Toei Bus 東22/東20 Marunouchi 1-chome 10 min.

Tokyo's oldest temple boasting a 1400-year old history. The giant "Kaminarimon" (Thunder Gate) lantern at its entrance is a symbol of Asakusa.

23

Taito ward

History

Toei Asakusa Line/Tokyo Metro/Tobu Asakusa Sta. 5 min.
Toei Bus 草63/S-1 Asakusa Kaminarimon 1 min.
Toei Bus 都08 Tobu Asakusa Ekimae 2 min.

A huge park accommodating an art museum, athletic field, grassy area and so on. Also famous for cherry blossoms.

24

Setagaya ward

Nature

Tokyu Yoga Sta. 20 min.

A 929-meter sacred mountain where pilgrims have journeyed to pray from antiquity. Also popular for hiking, rafting, etc.

25

Ome city

Nature

Keio(Cable Car)Mitakesan Sta. 0 min.

The largest riverside park in Tokyo. With countless water channels winding through it, this park is home to many aquatic plants and abundant nature.

26

Katsushika ward

Nature

Keisei Bus Mizumoto Koen 7 min.

Aqua Park Shinagawa

An aquarium leveraging state-of-the-art technology to offer various performances and attractions.

27

Minato ward

Active

JR/Keikyu Shinagawa Sta. 6 min.
Toei Bus 品93/反96/品97 Shinagawa Eki Takanawaguchi 2 min.

Jonanjima SeasidePark

A seaside park facing Tokyo Bay. Popular as a location to see plans landing and taking off from Haneda airport.

28

Ota ward

Active

Keikyu Bus Jonanjima 4-chome 3 min.

A vast park with a train circulating around it. A lively venue which hosts a variety of events.

29

Tachikawa city

Active

JR Tachikawa Sta. 10 min.

A viewing platform on the top floor of Roppongi Hills. Visitors can get a good look at Tokyo from 250 meters up in the air.

30

Minato ward

Tokyo

Toei Oedo Line/Tokyo Metro Roppongi Sta. 5 min.
Toei Bus RH01/反96 Roppongi Hills 1 min.
Toei Bus 都01/渋88 Roppongi Ekimae 3 min.

Koishikawa Korakuen Garden

Together with Rikugi-en, one of Japan's most beautiful landscaped parks. Visitors are soothed by the gorgeous scenery reflecting the four seasons.

31

Bunkyo ward

Nature

Toei Oedo Line/JR/Tokyo Metro Iidabashi Sta. 8 min.
Toei Bus 都02 Kasuga Ekimae 10 min.

Ryogoku Kokugikan

The sacred site of sumo wrestling which hosts the Hatsubasho, Natsubasho and Akibasho of the official sumo tournament. Also a venue for boxing and other events.

32

Sumida ward

Culture

Toei Oedo Line/JR Ryogoku Sta. 5 min.
Toei Bus 門33/錦27/両28 Toei Ryogoku Ekimae 6 min.

Chosen as one of Japan's top 100 cherry blossom spots, this park is a soothing place with animals, landscaped gardens and a lake offering boat rides, etc.

33

Musashino city

Nature

JR/Keio Kichijoji Sta. 5 min.

An appealing zoo on an expansive site where visitors can see animals wandering freely, visit the Insectarium and enjoy many other creative aspects.

34

Hino city

Active

Keio/Tama Monorail Tama Dobutsu Koen Sta. 1 min.

National Diet Building

Free, walk-in tours are offered to the public which will guide visitors around this grand building.

35

Chiyoda ward

Tokyo

Tokyo Metro Kokkai Gijido Mae Sta. 1 min.
Toei Bus 橋63 Kokkai Gijido Mae 1 min.

Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) Terminal No2 Observation Deck

An outdoor observation deck located at Haneda Airport. Visitors can enjoy both planes and a feeling of openness at the same time.

36

Ota ward

Tokyo

Tokyo Monorail Haneda Airport Terminal 2 Sta. 0 min.

Small groups may enter the university freely and appreciate the historical buildings and beautiful tree-lined roads.

37

Bunkyo ward

Tokyo

Toei Oedo Line/Tokyo Metro Hongo 3-chome Sta. 8 min.
Toei Bus 学01/学07 Todai Konai 0 min.

Said to enshrine the guardian deity of Musashi Province. The annual Kurayami Festival is listed as an Intangible Folk Cultural Property.

38

Fuchu city

History

Keio Fuchu Sta. 5 min.

JR East Art Center Shiki Theaters - Spring and Autumn

A highly-popular arts center exclusively used by Shiki's theatrical troupes. Regularly features a variety of musicals.
*Due to re-development, the Spring and Autumn Theater will be temporarily suspended from late June 2017 and the performances being shown at Spring will continue being shown at Summer.

39

Minato ward

Culture

[Spring]/[Autumn]Toei Oedo Line Daimon Sta. 9 min. /Toei Bus 都06 Daimon Ekimae 10 min. 浜95 Takeshiba Sanbashi Iriguchi 3 min.
[Summer]JR/Tokyu Oimachi Sta. 5 min. /Toei Bus 井96/井92 Oimachi Eki Higashiguchi 4 min.

Jindai-ji Temple

A Buddhist Temple surrounded in nature and streams lined with rows of teahouses themed on famous anime works and shops serving the local specialty of "Jindai-ji Soba".

40

Chofu city

History

Odakyu Bus Jindaiji 1 min.

Observatory

A 152-meter high observatory where one can view all of Tokyo, from the Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree, to Tokyo Bay and more.

41

Minato ward

Tokyo

Toei Oedo Line/Toei Asakusa Line Daimon Sta. 4 min.
Toei Bus 都06 Daimon Ekimae 4 min.
Toei Bus 浜95 Takeshiba Sanbashi Iriguchi 3 min.

One of the three largest Fudo temples in the Kanto region. Famous for its hydrangea, it is the resting place of Hijikata Toshizo, vice-captain of Shinsengumi, a special police force organized by the Bakufu government.

42

Hino city

History

Keio Takahata Fudo Sta. 3 min.

Japan's largest mosque. Visitors are free to take a tour inside and experience Turkish and Islam culture.

43

Shibuya ward

Culture

Tokyo Metro/Odakyu Yoyogi Uehara Sta. 5 min.

The zoo with the highest number of visitors a year. One of only three zoos in the country which keep pandas.

44

Taito ward

Active

JR/Tokyo Metro Ueno Sta. 8 min.
Toei Oedo Line Ueno Okachimachi Sta. 15 min.
Toei Bus 上46/S-1/上23 Ueno Koen Yamashita 10 min.

An open air museum exhibiting several historic structures from Edo-Tokyo. Visitors will feel as though they have travelled back in time.

45

Koganei city

Tokyo

Seibu Bus Koganei Koen Nishiguchi 5 min.

Kyu Iwasaki-tei Teien

The former residence of the Iwasaki clan, who were the founders of Mitsubishi.

46

Taito ward

Culture

Tokyo Metro Yushima Sta. 3 min.
Toei Oedo Line Ueno Okachimachi Sta. 10 min.
Toei Bus 都02 Yushima 3-chome 5 min.
Toei Bus 上58/上26 Ikenohata 1-chome 5 min.

Rinshinomori Park

A precious park where visitors can behold tress and plants rarely found in Japan, as well as birds rarely seen in Tokyo.

47

Shinagawa ward

Nature

Toei/Tokyo Metro/Tokyu Musashi Koyama 10 min.

Ikegami Hommon-ji Temple

A Buddhist shrine with an impressive gigantic main hall and five-storied pagoda. The site where Nichiren, a distinguished Buddhist saint died and famous as the filming location of NHK drama, Edo Muketsu Kaijo.

48

Ota ward

History

Toei Asakusa Line Nishi Magome Sta. 12 min.

Mt. Takao

A sacred mountain 599 meters in height worshipped since antiquity. The most-climbed mountain in the world with 2.5 million visitors each year.

49

Hachioji city

Nature

Keio Takaosanguchi Sta. 5 min. (To Kiyotaki Sta. )

A baseball stadium boasting over 90 years of history. A sacred baseball venue which hosts various tournaments, both professional and amateur.

50

Shinjuku ward

Active

Tokyo Metro Gaienmae Sta. 5 min.
Toei Oedo Line Kokuritsu Kyogijo Sta. 12 min.
Toei Bus 早81/黒77 Meiji Koen 8 min.
Toei Bus 品97 Gondawara 8 min.

One of the few trams left in Tokyo. This light rail line has been adored by Setagawa locals for many years.

51

Setagaya ward

Tokyo

Tokyu Setagaya Line

Fukagawa Edo Museum

An explorative-type museum recreating the streets of the late Edo Period where visitors can gain a vivid sense of life in those times.

52

Koto ward

Tokyo

Toei Oedo Line/Tokyo Metro Kiyosumi Shirakawa Sta. 3 min.
Toei Bus 門33 Kiyosumi Teien 3 min.
Toei Bus 秋26/急行06 (Sat., Hol. only) Kiyosumi Shirakawa Ekimae 4 min.

An art museum characterized by its red brick design. Primarily exhibits artworks and handcrafts from the late 19th century.

53

Chiyoda ward

Culture

Toei Mita Line/Tokyo Metro Hibiya Sta. 3 min.
Toei Bus 都05-1/都05-2/都04 Tokyo Kokusai Forum 1 min.

A beer factory offering tours of the beer-brewing process and free beer samples (bookings essential).

54

Fuchu city

Active

JR Fuchu Honmachi Sta. 15 min.

A Buddhist temple rich in nature enabling visitors to experience the four seasons. Autumn is a particularly popular time of the year to visit due to the vividly-colored leaves of the ginkgo and Japanese maple tree, etc.

55

Setagaya ward

History

Tokyu Kuhonbutsu Sta. 5 min.

A free car-focused theme park offering viewing and test drives of almost all Toyota cars on the market.

56

Koto ward

Active

Yurikamome Aomi Sta. 1 min.
Toei Bus 海01/波01 Tokyo Teleport Ekimae 4 min.
Toei Bus 急行05/急行06 Palette Town Mae 3 min. (Sat., Hol. only)

Arisugawanomiya Memorial Park

Taking full advantage of the geological features of Azabu district, this Japanese garden features hills, valleys, and even a pond with a waterfall to create an elegant natural setting.

57

Minato ward

Nature

Tokyo Metro Hiroo Sta. 3 min.
Toei Bus 橋86/黒77/品97 Hiroobashi 3 min.

Hikarigaoka Park

A vast park featuring a diversity of athletic facilities and abundant nature. Also famous for cherry blossoms and autumn leaves.

58

Nerima ward

Nature

Toei Oedo Line Hikarigaoka Sta. 8 min.

A famous garden representing the Edo Period. The site of many unique Tokyo features, including a tidal seawater pond, Shiori-ike, Kamoba, etc.

59

Chuo ward

Nature

Toei Oedo Line/Yurikamome Shiodome Sta. 5 min.
Toei Bus 都01/都06 Shimbashi Ekimae 12 min.

A facility to learn the history of Yebisu Beer. Tours available if booked in advance (for a charge).

60

Shibuya ward

Active

JR/Tokyo Metro Ebisu Sta. 10 min.
Toei Bus 田87 Ebisu 4-chome 5 min.

Toei Streetcar(Toden) Arakawa Line

One of the few remaining trams Tokyo has to offer. View nostalgic scenery from its windows.

61

Arakawa ward, etc.

Tokyo

Toei Streetcar (Toden) Arakawa Line (Tokyo Sakura Tram)

A shrine believed to be the home of the Edo-Tokyo guardian deity. Hosts the Kanda Festival in May, one of the three great Shinto festivals of Tokyo.

62

Chiyoda ward

History

JR/Tokyo Metro Ochanomizu Sta. 5 min.
Toei Bus 茶51/東43 Ochanomizu Ekimae 5 min.

A bridge extending to Odaiba, a popular sightseeing spot. The bridge is a symbol of the bay area, beautifully lit-up in a variety of colored lights by night.

63

Minato ward

Tokyo

Yurikamome Odaiba Kaihin Koen Sta. 10 min.
Yurikamome Shibaura Futo Sta. 8 min.
Toei Bus 海01 Odaiba Kaihin Koen Ekimae 15 min.
Toei Bus 田99 Shibaura Futo 8 min.

Tokyo Sea Life Park

An aquarium home to over 600 types of sea life from around the world, including Bluefin tuna and penguins.

64

Edogawa ward

Active

JR Kasai Rinkai Koen Sta. 5 min.
Toei Bus 西葛20乙/臨海28甲/葛西21 Kasai Rinkai Koen Ekimae 5 min.

Hotel New Otani Japanese Garden

An extensive Japanese garden with over 400 years of history. Enjoy the true essence of Japan to your heart's content.

65

Chiyoda ward

Nature

Tokyo Metro Akasaka Mitsuke Sta. 3 min.
Toei Bus 橋63 Hirakawacho 2-chome 6 min.

Atago Shrine

A shrine abundant in nature nestled amongst high-rise office buildings. The 86-stair, steep stone staircase is named the "Succeed in Life" staircase.

66

Minato ward

History

Tokyo Metro Kamiyacho Sta. 5 min.
Toei Mita Line Onarimon Sta. 8 min.
Toei Bus 渋88 Toranomon 3-chome 4 min.

A cultural facility with a large-scale hall, studio, etc. Shows concerts and plays daily.

67

Toshima ward

Culture

JR/Tokyo Metro/Tobu /Seibu Ikebukuro Sta. 2 min.
Toei Bus 草63/王40甲/草64/王55/池86 Ikebukuro Eki Higashiguchi 10 min.

A park with a variety of cultural and sport facilities. Gingko Avenue is one of Tokyo's most popular autumn leave viewing spots.

68

Shinjuku ward

Nature

Toei Oedo Line Kokuritsu Kyogijo 7 min.
Toei Oedo Line/Tokyo Metro Aoyama 1-chome Sta. 10 min.
Toei Bus 品97 Shinanomachi Eki Minamiguchi 7 min.

A park with a sense of openness situated alongside Tokyo Bay. Home to a diversity of attractions, including Japan's largest ferris wheel and a manmade beach.

69

Edogawa ward

Active

JR Kasai Rinkai Koen Sta. 1 min.
Toei Bus 西葛20乙/臨海28甲/葛西21 Kasai Rinkai Koen Ekimae 1 min.

Vibrant since the Edo Period, this Buddhist Temple has been visited by famous historical figures like Saigo Takamori and Tōgō Heihachirō.

70

Meguro ward

History

Tokyu Fudomae Sta. 12 min.

Tokyo Daijingu Shrine Shrine

Known as the location of the first Shinto-style wedding, Tokyo Daijingu Shrine is where people pay homage to the god of "match-making".

71

Chiyoda ward

History

Toei Oedo Line/JR/Tokyo Metro Iidabashi Sta. 5 min.
Toei Bus 飯64 Iidabashi Ekimae 5 min.

Kabukiza Theater

A theatre exclusively used for kabuki, also referred to as the "Kabuki Palace." The traditional Japanese Momoyama-style architecture is another of its charm points.

72

Chuo ward

Culture

Toei Asakusa Line/Tokyo Metro Higashi Ginza Sta. 1 min.
Toei Bus 都05-1/都05-2/都04/業10 Ginza 4-chome 5 min.

Mori Art Museum

An art museum located on the top floor of Roppongi Hills. Hosts advanced exhibitions focused on contemporary art.

73

Minato ward

Culture

Toei Oedo Line/Tokyo Metro Roppongi Sta. 5 min.
Toei Bus RH01/反96 Roppongi Hills 1 min.
Toei Bus 都01/渋88 EX Theater Roppongi 2 min.

Birthplace of "Maneki neko" (beckoning cat) this temple features countless maneki neko statues. It is known as the family temple of the Ii Clan from the Tokugawa era.

74

Setagaya ward

History

Tokyu Miyanosaka Sta. 5 min.

A symbol of Shibamata used in literature and film. The pilgrim road from the station to the temple is oozing with "old town" atmosphere.

75

Katsushika ward

History

Keisei Shibamata Sta. 3 min.

Kanda Jimbocho Bookstore Area

Known as the best second-hand bookstore area in the world. Over 170 bookstores delight bookworms with shelves piled from floor to ceiling with book upon book.

76

Chiyoda ward

Tokyo

Toei Mita Line/Toei Shinjuku Line /Tokyo Metro Jimbocho Sta. 1 min.
Toei Bus 東43 Surugadaishita 5 min.

Suntory Museum of Art

"Art in Life" is the theme of this art museum, which exhibits famous Edo-era paintings, glasswork, porcelain and so on.

77

Minato ward

Culture

Toei Oedo Line/Tokyo Metro Roppongi Sta. 0 min.
Toei Bus 都01/渋88 Roppongi Ekimae 2 min.

A garden concentrating Japan's garden-building technology, including karesansui (dry landscape) and tsukiyama (artificial hills). Also famous for cherry blossom viewing.

78

Koto ward

Nature

Toei Oedo Line/Tokyo Metro Kiyosumi Shirakawa Sta. 6 min.
Toei Bus 門33/急行06 (Sat., Hol. only) Kiyosumi Teien 1 min.

This temple is the resting place of six Tokugawa Shogun generals and was relocated to its present site by the founder of the Tokugawa dynasty. Its architecture is a visual expression of the Jodo (Pure Land) sect of Buddhism.

79

Minato ward

History

Toei Mita Line Onarimon Sta. 3 min.
Toei Oedo Line/Toei Asakusa Line Daimon Sta. 5 min.
Toei Bus 浜95/橋86 Onarimon 5 min.

Tokyo's largest botanical garden with around 100,000 seasonal trees comprising 4,800 species.

80

Chofu city

Nature

Odakyu Bus Jindai Shokubutsu Koen Mae 1 min.
Keio Bus Jindai Shokubutsu Koen 1 min.

An art museum housing many famous Western and Japanese paintings, including those by Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin.

81

Shinjuku ward

Culture

Toei Oedo Line/Toei Shinjuku Line /JR/Tokyo Metro Shinjuku Sta. 5 min.
Toei Bus 白61/品97 Shinjuku Eki Nishiguchi 5 min.

Former Shiba Rikyu Garden

Famous gardens with remnants of the early Edo Period. Features many beautiful rock formations.

82

Minato ward

Nature

JR Hamamatsucho Sta. 1 min.
Toei Oedo Line/Toei Asakusa Line Daimon Sta. 3 min.
Toei Bus 浜95 Kaigan 1-chome 3 min.
Toei Bus 都06 Daimon Ekimae 5 min.

Hie Shrine

A unique shrine where the guardian statue is a monkey. This is where one of the three famous Shinto festivals, Sanno Matsuri, is held.

83

Chiyoda ward

History

Tokyo Metro Akasaka Sta. 3 min.
Toei Bus 都01 Tameike 10 min.

A new park opened in 2013. Visitors can enjoy relaxing in a Japanese landscaped garden or abundant natural surrounds with glades and forest.

84

Setagaya ward

Nature

Tokyu Futako Tamagawa Sta. 9 min.

Features several cultural facilities such as a zoo, etc. Ueno Park is also famous for Shinobazu Pond and cherry blossoms.

85

Taito ward

Active

JR/Tokyo Metro Ueno Sta. 2 min.
Toei Oedo Line Ueno Okachimachi Sta. 5 min.
Toei Bus 上46/S-1/上23 Ueno Koen Yamashita 3 min.

Tokyo Skytree

Japan's highest tower. From the observation deck visitors can behold not only the entire city of Tokyo, but also Mount Fuji.

86

Sumida ward

Tokyo

Toei Asakusa Line/Tokyo Metro/Keisei/Tobu Oshiage Sta. 4 min.
Toei Bus 都08/S-1/門33 Tokyo Skytree Eki Iriguchi 1 min.
Toei Bus 業10 Tokyo Skytree Ekimae 2 min.

Ebisu Garden Place

A commercial complex built on the former site of the Yebisu beer brewery. The winter light-up show is also a crowd-drawer.

87

Shibuya ward

Tokyo

JR/Tokyo Metro Ebisu Sta. 8 min.
Toei Bus 田87 Ebisu 4-chome 5 min.

A large-scale amusement park with various rides, a seal show, a craftmanship workshop and so on.

88

Inagi city

Active

Odakyu Bus Yomiuri Land 0 min.

A large park comprising of Shakujii Pond, where visitors can take a boat out, and Sanpō-ji Pond, which is rich in nature.

89

Nerima ward

Nature

Seibu Shakujii Koen Sta. 7 min.

Nezu Shrine

A shrine famous for its azaleas. One part of the grounds features countless torii (shrine gates) which stand in a tunnel-like formation.

90

Bunkyo ward

History

Tokyo Metro Nezu Sta. 5 min.
Toei Mita Line Hakusan Sta. 10 min.
Toei Bus 上58 Nezu Jinja Iriguchi 1 min.

Fukagawa Fudodo

A temple with a lingering "old town" atmosphere, dear to locals since the Edo Period. The wall of the main hall covered in Sanskrit makes a powerful impression.

91

Koto ward

History

Toei Oedo Line/Tokyo Metro Monzennakacho Sta. 5 min.
Toei Bus 都07/東22 Fudoson 3 min.

Asakusa's tourism information center. From its free observation deck, you can take in the Tokyo Skytree and the town of Asakusa.

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Taito ward

Culture

Toei Asakusa Line/Tokyo Metro/Tobu Asakusa Sta. 2 min.
Toei Bus S-1/草63 Asakusa Kaminarimon 2 min.
Toei Bus 都08 Tobu Asakusa Ekimae 3 min.

A temple inside Ueno Park enshrining Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Shogun. A flamboyant design using a lavish amount of gold leaf.

93

Taito ward

History

JR/Tokyo Metro Ueno Sta. 5 min.
Toei Bus 上46/S-1/上23 Ueno Koen Yamashita 8 min.

Tomioka Hachimangu

Also known as the "Hachiman-sama of Fukagawa". Features Japan's best golden mikoshi (portable shrine) and hosts the Fukagawa Festival, one of the three great Shinto festivals of Edo.

94

Koto ward

History

Toei Oedo Line/Tokyo Metro Monzennakacho Sta. 5 min.
Toei Bus 都07/東20/東22 Tomioka 1-chome 2 min.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildingss

An observation deck with no admission fee, visitors can get panoramic views of Tokyo from 202 meters above the ground.

95

Shinjuku ward

Tokyo

Toei Oedo Line Tochomae Sta. 1 min.
Toei Bus 白61 Shinjuku Eki Nishiguchi 10 min.
Toei Bus C/H01 Tocho Daiichi Honchosha 0 min.

Wadakura Fountain Park

In close proximity to the Imperial Palace, this park has various fountains and water features. The fountains illuminated in lights at night are mystical to see.

96

Chiyoda ward

Nature

Toei Mita Line/Tokyo Metro Otemachi Sta. 1 min.
Toei Bus 都05-1/都05-2/都04 Tokyo Eki Marunouchi Minamiguchi 8 min.

Situated adjacent to Japan's largest market, this commercial district is a vibrant place with countless restaurants to choose from.

97

Chuo ward

Tokyo

Toei Oedo Line Tsukiji Shijo Sta. 1 min.
Toei Bus 都05-1/都05-2/都04/業10 Tsukiji 3-chome 1 min.

The numerous lanterns swaying over the fence are an eye-opener. Known as a temple to pay homage to the god of performing arts and sport.

98

Minato ward

History

Tokyo Metro Akasaka Mitsuke Sta. 5 min.
Toei Bus 宿75 Hirakawacho 2-chome 10 min.

Bank of Japan Currency Museum

A museum displaying Japan's precious currencies, from ancient to contemporary. Visitors can see an Oban (old Japanese coin) and experience how heavy 100 million yen feels.

99

Chuo ward

Culture

Tokyo Metro Mitsukosi Mae Sta. 1 min.
Toei Bus 東42甲/S-1 (Sat., Hol. only) Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi 5 min.

Todoroki Valley

The only gorge in the 23 wards of Tokyo that can be reached in a mere 30 minutes from Shibuya. You will enjoy a natural surrounding making you forget you are in a metropolis.

100

Setagaya ward

Nature

Tokyu Todoroki Sta. 5 min.