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Where to Find the Best Views in Tokyo

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Where to Find the Best Views in Tokyo
Although it’s one of the largest cities in the world, the Japanese capital isn’t all concrete and skyscrapers. Here are a few places to go for a variety of fantastic, quintessentially Tokyo views.

Tokyo Tower
Tokyo has many tall buildings with viewing platforms, and Tokyo Tower is one of the most distinctive. Painted white and red and resembling Paris’ Eiffel Tower, the landmark has a main deck at 492 feet (150 meters) and a top deck at 820 feet (250 meters). Head up to either platform for sweeping views of the city. 

Giant Sky Wheel at Odaiba
The Odaiba entertainment hub was built on reclaimed land in Tokyo Bay. For a fun way to see the bay and the many artificial islands within it, take a ride on the Giant Sky Wheel. At 377 feet (115 meters) tall, it revolves at a leisurely pace, so you can snap lots of photos from the enclosed cabins.

Cherry Blossoms and Fall Leaves
The Japanese love the seasonal pastimes of cherry blossom viewing in the spring and foliage viewing in the fall. Join the locals at almost any park or garden in the city, or go straight to the most popular places: Chidori-ga-fuchi Park (near the Imperial Palace and the Yasukuni Shrine) for cherry blossoms, and Rikugien Garden and Shinjuku Gyoen for fall foliage.

Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji is one of Japan’s most iconic views. Around 93 miles (150 kilometers) from Tokyo, the almost perfectly conical volcanic peak is a pretty sight at any time of year—especially in winter, when it’s covered in snow. Take a day trip to Mount Fuji from Tokyo, or spot the mountain from a viewing platform if the weather is clear.

Shibuya Crosswalk
The busy crosswalk at Shibuya is one of urban Tokyo’s most famous scenes. When the traffic lights turn red, thousands of pedestrians cross the road in all directions. You can’t take in this scene while in the thick of it, so grab a seat in a nearby café to watch. 

Shinjuku at Night
Central city neighborhoods such as Shinjuku are quite the visual feast after dark, when the colorful neon signs light up the streets. Join a nighttime walking or photography tour to get the most out of your visit.
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1-Day Mt Fuji Bus Tour with 4-D Mt.Fuji movie Ride and Ninja ExperienceDay Trips

1-Day Mt Fuji Bus Tour with 4-D Mt.Fuji movie Ride and Ninja Experience

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Travel to Mt. Fuji’s 5th Station, situated at an elevation of 7,545 feet (2,300 meters) on the UNESCO-listed mountain. This coach tour departs Tokyo for a full-day itinerary that includes stops at Lake Kawaguchi and Oshino Hakkai in the Fuji Five Lakes district. Snap a photo with a ninja at the Oshino Ninja Village and experience unforgettable 4D views on the Fuji-Q Highland flight simulator. Opt to include a Japanese-style lunch if you’d like.
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Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food TourHalf-day Tours

Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour

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Combine the cultural delights and delectable bites of Tokyo on this 3-hour food tour of Japan’s capital. Accompanied by a guide, delve into the culinary scene of the city by visiting several popular bars and restaurants. Sample local specialties like succulent grilled meat skewers, sweet cakes and refreshing sake. Deepen your knowledge of Japanese culinary and cultural traditions and enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour limited to 12 people.
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  • 3 hours
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Dynamic Tokyo: Tokyo Tower, Tea Ceremony and Sumida River Cruise Day TourDay Cruises

Dynamic Tokyo: Tokyo Tower, Tea Ceremony and Sumida River Cruise Day Tour

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Take a whirlwind sightseeing tour of Tokyo as you visit the city’s top landmarks, observe a tea ceremony, and enjoy a river cruise during this full-day tour. Follow your guide to attractions including the Imperial Palace, Nakamise shopping street, Asakusa Kannon Temple (Senso-ji), and Tokyo Tower observation deck. You also enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and take a cruise on the Sumida River. This excursion in Tokyo, perfect for those with limited time, also includes lunch, all entrance fees, and a souvenir city map.
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Tokyo By NightPhotography Tours

Tokyo By Night

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Explore the electric nighttime atmosphere of Tokyo during this 2.5-hour, small-group evening photography tour. Learn from a professional photographer guide how to use a tripod to capture long exposures of traffic light trails streaming through the city. Wander the neon-tinged streets of Tokyo’s Shinjuku and Shibuya, learning tips for composition and technique along the way. Keep your eyes peeled for great shots and you’re sure to capture some great images of both the city’s iconic and lesser-known sights. This personalized, small-group excursion, limited to just 6 participants, also offers an optional tripod rental upgrade.
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Shibuya Official Walking TourWalking Tours

Shibuya Official Walking Tour

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Explore the streets of Shibuya with a local guiding the way during this introductory walking tour. Learn about the history and development of Shibuya, visit the famous Shibuya crossing, and go off the beaten path to see local bars and restaurants. Ask questions and get personalized advice for what to see and do plus where to eat during your trip to Tokyo.
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Mt Fuji Aokigahara Forest and Cave Exploring from TokyoDay Trips

Mt Fuji Aokigahara Forest and Cave Exploring from Tokyo

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Take a quick nature-lover’s day trip to the majestic Mt. Fuji and forest of Aokigahara, offering the perfect break from Tokyo’s fast-paced hustle and bustle. Enjoy the impressive views from Mount Fuji’s 7,610 foot-high (2,305 meter) 5th Station and join a guide for a one-of-a-kind visit inside an ice cave typically off-limits to the public. Your excursion includes pick-up in Tokyo (at select hotels), transport and entrance fees, local guide and evening drop-off in Tokyo’s nightlife hotspot of Shinjuku.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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Japanese Style Dinner Cruise by Yakatabune by Tokyo BayDinner Cruises

Japanese Style Dinner Cruise by Yakatabune by Tokyo Bay

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Get the best views of Tokyo Bay from the water on a luxury cruise, the ideal choice of sightseeing experience for first-time visitors. On a boat designed according to Edo tradition, you’ll float past waterfront Tokyo attractions such as the Tokyo Skytree while dining on seasonal Japanese specialities like sashami, tempura prawns, and clam stew, with premium dishes available to order. Plus, free-flowing beer, whiskey, wine and sake are included.
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Tokyo: Shinjuku Drinks and Neon Nights Three-Hour Small-Group TourCultural Tours

Tokyo: Shinjuku Drinks and Neon Nights Three-Hour Small-Group Tour

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It can be an overwhelming challenge to choose where to eat and drink in Tokyo, one of the world’s 10 biggest cities. Let a local English-speaking guide take you and your friends on this exclusive tour through Shinjuku. You’ll eat and drink your way through Tokyo’s sprawling entertainment center. Enjoy the nightlife and neon lights in a relaxed way with your friends.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
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