- 1 Inside Tokyo / 東京中
- 1.1 Shibuya / 渋谷
- 1.2 Tobacco & Salt Museum
- 1.3 NHK Park, Shibuya
- 1.4 Yoyogi Koen (Park) 代々木公園
- 1.5 Meiji-jingu (shrine)
- 1.6 Shinjuku 新宿
- 1.7 Shinjuku chuo koen (central park) / 新宿中央公園
- 1.8 Shinjuku Gyoen (park)
- 1.9 Nikoniko park /明治神宮外苑 にこにこパーク
- 1.10 Tokyo Dome
- 1.11 Ueno Zoo & Museums
- 1.12 Imperial Palace / 皇居
- 1.13 Odaiba & Palette Town
- 2 Outside Tokyo / 東京遅
- 3 Add Also
Inside Tokyo / 東京中
Shibuya / 渋谷
map City / Tousist-area
City of Mega-Tokyo. Younger crowd, 109 is well known for teen-girl shopping.
Tobacco & Salt Museum
map Museum, Shibuya
Museum of Tobacco (art, packets, cultivation) and Salt (historical process of Japan)
NHK Park, Shibuya
map Tourist area
NHK Studios (Japanese TV museum and filming studios), Shibuya-Ax, Muscle Theatre, Circus/Ice-rink (season dependent). Sumo hall. Open-air concert stage, Seasonal food stalls. http://www.nhk.or.jp/studiopark/floor/index.html
Yoyogi Koen (Park) 代々木公園
Large park in Shibuya, allows for recreational sports like frisbee, balls, badminton, kites etc. Popular for Cherryblossom viewing picnics. Entrances from Harajuku (South-East), Shibuya (South) and Sangubashi (South-West).
map Shrine / Tourist attraction
Large shrine with surrounding wood areas. (No recreational activity allowed) Contains museum, and Iris-garden (pay park) Entrances from Shinjuku (North), Harajuku (South-East) and Sangubashi (North-West)
City of Mega-Tokyo. Great for shopping, especially for electronics. Has a (smaller) electric town shopping area, including Yodabashi, Dos-para, sofmap and Bic-Camera (Halc). Red-light district at night. Movie/Cinema theatres (Wald-9, Picadilly). Viewing floor (~50F) in the Tokyo Metropolitan buildings.
Shinjuku chuo koen (central park) / 新宿中央公園
map Park, Play-area
Large children's play area. Large slide, climbing construction and play fortress. Summer has small paddle pools.
Shinjuku Gyoen (park)
Large sculptured pay park, wooden areas, Japanese tea house and rose gardens. Also contains botanical house. Famous cherry-blossom viewing picnics.
Nikoniko park /明治神宮外苑 にこにこパーク
map Play area, Ice-rink, Sports arena
Ice-rink, kids play park, baseball area, sports area, fireworks (August) Large children's pay-park, multiple slides and play fortress. Picnic areas and adventure challenges http://www.meijijingugaien.jp/walk/park/
map Amusement Park
Baseball arena, amusement park with roller coasters and rides. Magi-quest and Toy's Kingdom. http://www.tokyo-dome.co.jp/magiquest/index.html
Ueno Zoo & Museums
map Tourist area, Zoo, Museums
Tokyo's largest Zoo with mono-rail. Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum for Western Art, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and the National Science Museum. http://www.tokyo-zoo.net/zoo/ueno/index.html http://www.kahaku.go.jp/english/ http://www.ueno-mori.org/
Imperial Palace / 皇居
map Tourist area, Palace
Japanese "Castle" with nice grounds, historical buildings. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_Imperial_Palace
Odaiba & Palette Town
map Shopping Malls, Amusement Area
Large shopping-mall (3 department stores inter-connected) with multiple restaurants. Beach-front (recreational, but entering water is prohibited). Statue of Liberty. Palette town has large ferris-wheel, large coin arcade (games and claw machines). Toyota car exhibit hall, Megaweb. Fuji TV HQ building can be entered with view? Walk Rainbow bridge. Sega Joypolis Games Arcade Movie / Cinema theatres.
Outside Tokyo / 東京遅
map Nature/Tourism-area, Onsen baths 90mins from Shinjuku, Odakyu line (Romance Car)
Onsen resort area with switch-back train, cable-car, gondola and boat across the lake. Japanese style Ryokans (inn/hotel) a plenty. Great for 1 day, and over-night stay. Odakyu sell 2-day pass tickets that cover all transportation. Some hiking and nature-trails.
map Nature/Tourism-area, Beaches 90mins from Tokyo Stn (JR Lines, Odoriko Superview) Shimoda-city
Beaches, surfing, swimming (during summer months. Beaches are 'closed' in Japan off-Summer periods), Onsens, hiking and nature trails.
map Amusement Park 90mins from Tokyo/Shinjuku (Maihama, JR lines)
Famous amusement park, queuing, roller coasters, waiting in line, and beer.
R-Asia / Hatsushima 初島
map Nature/Tourism-area, Camping, Beach Ferry to island from Natsu-umi/熱海 port (25 mins).
Hatsushima island (off Izu) has camping, cabins, aquarium, beaches, pool, surfing, diving, boat with underwater-windows. http://www.hatsushima.jp/see/map.html Hatsushima also has an "adventure challenge course". Zip-line/Flying-fox, tree climbing etc. http://www.hatsushima.jp/sarutobi/index.html
Beach, Tourism, Temple, Aquarium and Giant Buddha (Kamakura area)
Hakeijima / 八景島
map Marine/Tourism-area, Amusement park 40mins from Yokohama stn (Negishi/Seaside line).
Large Aquarium, "dolphin entertainment show", Amusement park with roller-coasters. http://www.seaparadise.co.jp/english/
map 25 mins from Shinjuku (Oedo line) Amusement park / Water slides
Large Amusement park, and in summer, pools with many water-slides. Generally, much less waiting in line. No tattoos allowed in pools. http://www.toshimaen.co.jp/
map Amusement park ~40 mins from Shinjuku, Odakyu-line (bus) / Keio-line (gondola)
Large Amusement park, roller-coasters, water-slides and pools (Summer).
Showa-kinen park/pools 昭和記念公園
40 mins from Shinjuku (Keio lines, Shonan-Shinjuku express) Nature park, Pools
Large park with bouncy white hills, play fortress, slides and BBQ facilities. In Summer, large pools with water-slides. http://www.showakinenpark.go.jp/
map Tunnel (10km) and Bridge (4km) connecting Tokyo and Chiba
map IKEA Funabashi
map IKEA Kohoku
Folk Village: 日本民家園 http://odekake.info/kanagawa/11_park/ikuta_ryokuchi/ikuta_ryokuchi.html http://www.lokien.net/gallery3/index.php/may06/DSCF4055
Science museum: http://www.lokien.net/gallery3/index.php/2010Aug/P1010501
Food/Restaurant town: kappabashi
Electric town: Akihabara
Used-books/Sports/Stamp-collecting town: Jimbocho
Yokohama area / Aquarium
Takao-san mountain area
Roppongi area: movie cinema theatres, mori building exhibits, restaurants, night clubs
Harajuku area: cosplayers, yankie dancers, takeshita dori
Ikebukero area: Sun city 60F view, shopping
Scenic Helicopter rides
Tokyo water cruise ship
Mori no Yuenchi もりのゆうえんち
Seibuen Yuenchi 西武園ゆうえんち
Tobu Zoo 東武動物公園
Museum of Future Science and Technology
Parasite museum: http://kiseichu.org/eaboutus.aspx
Inokashira Park & Zoo
Tokyo Sea Life Park