Did you know that Tokyo is the largest metropolitan area in the world? It’s easy to see therefore, why it’s home to so many fun and exciting activities and attractions; with over 36 million residents to entertain, not to mention the millions of tourists that visit every year, Tokyo is one busy city!
There’s plenty of things to do in Tokyo, from free activities suited to budget travellers, all the way to lavish expensive activities ideal for people wanting to splash out on a trip of a lifetime.
Thankfully, we’ve put together a list of the 10 top rated free activities in Tokyo, as well as the top 10 best paid for attractions in the city! We hope you find something suited to you to enjoy while in Tokyo!
The Sens-ji Temple is the oldest temple in Tokyo and is also one of the most popular and highly visited Buddhist temples in the city.
It’s an ideal place for history buffs to visit as it’s enriched in fascinating historic tales and stories. The temple opened way back in 645 AD and was once associated with the Tendai sect of Buddhism, before it gained independence after World War 2.
On the way to the temple,...
Harajuku is one of Tokyo’s largest and most popular shopping areas, residing in the Shibuya District.
However, as this list focuses on the top free activities to do in Tokyo, it’s also an ideal place to window shop; you don’t have to buy anything to have a good time in Harajuku! If you do want to shop however, then you’ll find everything you could ever want including eccentric leopard print garments and...
Arguably one of the most famous “landmarks” in Tokyo, the Shibuya Crossing resides in the heart of the city and is one of the most iconic street crossings in the world.
An estimated 2,500 people cross the road every time the pedestrian lights turn green, so you can only imagine how busy it is!
It’s probably not an ideal place in the city to take young children, especially during the middle of the day, as...
Hibiya Park covers an impressive area of 40 acres so you can rest assured that you’ll find something to do there for the whole family.
It’s one of the best free attractions in Tokyo, simply because of its incredible size, but also because it’s home to many activities to enjoy as well.
Here you’ll find numerous ponds where turtles and herons, a giant lake that’s surrounded by trees that look truly...
Surprisingly for a metropolitan as busy and as bustling as Tokyo, there is actually one place in the city that you can watch the adventures of the streets below from 45 stories high.
And best of all You can do it for free!
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building has a free observation deck on the 45th floor where you can watch the city below in fascination.
It’s rare to find such an incredible free...
Yoyogi is located adjacent to the Meiji Shrine and just a couple of minutes’ walk from Harajuku Station so it’s conveniently located within the city, so you don’t have to go out of your way to find it!
The park is a beautiful oasis away from the hubbub of the big streets and towering skyscrapers of the city and is home to more than 10,000 trees which have all been donated from various cities and regions throughout...
Tsukiji Market, more commonly referred to as the Fish Market, is a sprawling wholesale collection of local vendors who sell a vast array of seafood.
The market is most famous for its popular tuna auction; you’ll want to get a good viewing spot if you plan on taking the auction seriously!
Children probably won’t find Tsukiji Market very fun or interesting, but foodie fanatics are sure to love watching the intense...
Odaiba is a manmade island in southern Tokyo and is without a doubt one of the top free things to do in the city.
You can get to the island by walking across the 918-metre long Rainbow Suspension Bridge which takes you from the city of Tokyo, all the way into Odaiba.
Once in Odaiba, there’s something free for everyone to enjoy! From lounging on the artificial beach, to seeing the Statue of Liberty to playing dozens of...
The whopping 5km grounds at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo are a great place to spend a full day in the city, and it certainly deserves a place in this list of the top 10 free attractions in Tokyo!
The Palace is home to ancient moats and medieval bridges and keeps and you can hire a bike to cycle around the many park paths, put on your running shoes and go for a jog around the gardens, or just enjoy a leisurely stroll with the whole...
While you will have to pay to go all the way up to the top of the Tokyo Skytree, you can gaze up in wonderment at it from below on the street.
It’s the tallest tower in the world and the second tallest structure after the Burj Khalifa and it stands proudly at an incredibly impressive 634m high!
Kids and teenager probably wouldn’t understand the fascination of just looking up at a tower, but architecture fanatics...
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Tokyo Private Custom Walking Tour with local friendly guide
Dynamic Tokyo : Tokyo Tower, Tea Ceremony and Sumida River Cruise Day Tour
Small-Group Tokyo Biking Tour
Tsukiji Fish Market Visit with Sushi Making Experience
Disneyland or Disneysea 1-Day Passport Ticket and Private Transfer from Tokyo
There are many things you can do for free in Tokyo like booking free entry into some Tokyo museums, joining locals to do some free activities and others. This allows you to have fun and relax on a budget or save for further experiences on your trip.