Japan Exploration! Tokyo’s Hidden Gems


Hello from the writer living in Japan. We sincerely wish for everyone visiting our wonderful country, Japan, to thoroughly enjoy their stay. Japan is relatively safe and is a land where culture, history, and modern charm coexist. Through this article, we hope to introduce you to a variety of tourist spots in Japan, making your trip an unforgettable and splendid experience. Let’s explore the charm of Japan together!


Tokyo Skytree

The Tokyo Skytree is the second tallest structure in the world, standing at 634 meters. This tower is famous as a sightseeing spot for its stunning views of the city. On clear days, you can even see Mount Fuji. Beneath the tower, there are many shops and restaurants, allowing you to enjoy a full day of fun. At night, the tower is illuminated, offering beautiful night views.

Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station is one of the busiest railway stations in Japan, known for its beautiful brick exterior, making it a popular spot for photographers. Inside the station, there are various types of shops and restaurants, where you can enjoy everything from traditional Japanese food to the latest fashions. Also, the area around the station has many historical buildings and cultural facilities, allowing you to experience both Japan’s history and modern culture.

Asakusa (Senso-ji Temple, Kaminarimon)

Asakusa retains a traditional atmosphere in Tokyo, especially famous for Senso-ji Temple and its entrance gate, Kaminarimon. Senso-ji is one of Tokyo’s oldest temples, visited by many tourists. The giant lantern of Kaminarimon is a well-known spot for photography. In the surrounding Nakamise Street, you can enjoy traditional Japanese souvenirs and foods.

Akihabara (Anime Holy Land)

Akihabara is world-famous as the center of anime, manga, and gaming culture. Here, you can find everything from the latest electronics to rare anime goods and maid cafes. Many specialty stores and cafes line the streets, making it a dream place for anime fans. Street performances and events are also frequent, allowing you to experience the vibrant atmosphere of the city.


Harajuku is the center of Tokyo’s youth culture and fashion. Takeshita Street, in particular, is known for its colorful stores and unique fashion items, where you can discover the latest trends among the youth. Harajuku also has many crepe and other sweets shops, offering not just fashion but also a gourmet experience. Nearby Meiji Shrine provides a quiet environment to enjoy nature away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Ueno Onshi Park

Ueno Onshi Park is one of the most beautiful cherry blossom spots in Tokyo. In spring, many people visit the park for hanami (cherry blossom viewing), filling the park with the beauty of cherry blossoms. The park also houses museums, a zoo, and historical buildings, enriching its cultural appeal. Especially during the cherry blossom season, it’s a great opportunity to experience a Japanese spring. Even a leisurely stroll in the park allows you to feel the natural beauty of Tokyo.