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Ueno Zoo

Ueno Zoo (9-83 Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo) — Ueno Zoological Gardens is the oldest zoo in Japan. Founded in 1882, it has grown over the years, expanded its area to 14.3 ha (35.2 acres) and been the flagship of the Japanese zoo world. Now it’s home to over 2,600 animals from 464 different species and […]

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Tsukiji Fish Market

Tsukiji Fish Market (5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo) – foreigners with pre-dawn hours to spare tend to visit this unusual destination. Located close to the city center, this is the largest and most hectic fish market in the world, complete with live tuna auctions (which are held at 5:00 am)(tour groups of no more than 120 […]

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower (4-2-8 Shiba-koen, Minato, Tokyo) – this 333 meter radio tower (built in 1958) bears some resemblance to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. There’s an observation platform at 150 meters, along with a special observation platform at 250 meters. At the tower’s ground level (known as “Foot Town”), visitors can find a wax […]

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Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree (1 Chome-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida, Tokyo) – despite its name, this is actually a broadcasting, restaurant and observation tower that dominates the city skyline. As of 2010, it became the country’s tallest structure (at 634 meters in height), and has become a popular spot for tourists since its opening (which provides panoramic views of […]

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Tokyo Dome

Tokyo Dome (3,Koraku 1-chome, Bunkyo, Tokyo) – this is a 55,000-seat arena that holds a variety events – ranging from baseball games (Tokyo Dome being the home field of the Yomiuri Giants – Nippon Professional Baseball team), to other sports like football, wrestling, martial arts and kickboxing events. The stadium’s size also attracts national & […]

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Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland (1-1 Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture) – this is the Japanese outpost of Disneyland, taking up a 115-acre space outside of Tokyo. This Disneyland has seven sections: Adventureland, Westernland, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland (four classical Disney areas), Critter Country, Mickey’s Toontown, and the World Bazaar. There’s even a Disney monorail line that connects Disneyland to […]

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Tokyo City View

Tokyo City View (52nd floor Mori Tower, Roppongi Hills, 6-10-1 Roopingi, Minato-ku, Tokyo) — this is an observation post located on the 52nd floor of the same building where the Mori Art Museum is located. Visitors come here to get a panoramic, photogenic view of the Japanese capital.   Hours: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm […]

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Tokyo Big Sight

Tokyo Big Sight/ Tokyo International Exhibition Center – opened in 1996, this is one of the largest convention venues in Japan. Various trade shows are held there, such as Tokyo’s coolest design event, Design Festa, and the popular Tokyo Motor Show – where Japanese and other automakers showcase their latest prototypes. 12 million people visit […]

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Sunshine 60 Observatory

Sunshine 60 Observatory (60th Floor Observatory, Sunshine 60 Bldg., 3-1-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo) — Sunshine 60 Observatory is located on the top floor of Sunshine 60, the 4th tallest building in Tokyo. At 251 meters above sea level, the observatory offers an incredible view with Mt. Fuji and Tokyo Bay visible during the day and […]

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Sunshine Aquarium

Sunshine Aquarium (Rooftop Sunshine City World Import Mart Bldg., 3-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo) — Sunshine Aquarium was reopened in 2011 as a state-of-the-art metropolitan aquarium. Designed as an “Oasis in the Sky,” the aquarium features popular attractions such as the “Sunshine Aqua Ring” with its view of sea lions swimming overhead and the dreamlike “Jellyfish […]