Tokyo Tourist Traps

Japan travel tips

By Angela An   Nov 9, 2018 - 2 min read

Here is a Japan travel guide on some of the tourist traps in Tokyo and some places you could avoid in Tokyo. I hope the japan travel tips and advice gives you a heads up before travelling to Japan and makes your trip a smoother one! :)

Places mentioned in order:

TOKYO TOWER
Option: Instead of paying to go up the tower, enjoy Tokyo Tower from the surroundings
- Shiba Park (Shiba koen)
- Zozoji Temple

Other places for free views of Tokyo
- Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (in Shinjuku)
- Carette Shiodome
- Bunkyo Civic Center
- Carrot Tower (in Sangenjaya)

HARAJUKU TAKESHITADORI
Option: Check out the back streets, hidden paths and traditional places
- Brahms Path
- Harajuku Street (Back streets with vintage shops, second hand shops, hipster hangouts etc)
- Tokyu Plaza Rooftop
- Meiji Shrine
- Yoyogi Park

SKY TREE
Option: Look at sky tree from other view points and take a short 15 minute stroll to Asakusa
- Solamachi 30th Floor
- Asakusa

GOLDEN GAI DRINKING ALLEY
Option: Instead of paying the high table charge, check out local Japanese yokocho (back alleys filled with tiny bars and restaurants)
- Shibuya Nombei Yokocho
- Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho
- Ebisu Yokocho
- Sangenjaya Chitai Yokocho
- Yurakucho Sanchoku Inshokugai

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internationally ME | Angela ☺︎✌︎ Raised in New Zealand, now living in Tokyo, Japan!I created this channel because I want to show people more of the lesser known areas/local Japan and show the less major things that gets washed away on the internet - the main areas are great but sometimes you just want to explore and go off from the normal paths :)アンジェラです!東京在住の日中系ニュージーランド人です。日本の文化や観光動画を海外に向けて発信中!田舎・下町・穴場の所が特に好きです(*´꒳`*) 英日中どれでもOKなので、手軽にコメントしてね★Interact and communicate with me more here ↓https://www.patreon.com/internationallyME