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Top Attractions In Tokyo For Free

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!

Free Attractions in Tokyo

Top Rated Tokyo Attractions


Sens?-ji Temple

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,...

Mt Fuji Private One-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle from Tokyo

clock Duration: 9 hours
  • Get to experience a private walking tour in Tokyo, Japan that will allow you to choose places to go and explore.
  • This private walking tour will last for 2 to 7 hours wherein you will get to explore spots that you would like to check...
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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...

Winter Fun at Mt. Fuji: Fujiyama Snow Resort Yeti & Strawberry Picking

clock Duration: 10 hours
  • The Shibuya Food Tour will give you the chance to delightfully sample all the delicious food the city has to offer that is unknown to the rest of the world.
  • This food tour will give you gastronomic pleasures as you get to know...
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Shibuya Crossing

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...

Nikko 1-Day Bus Tour :World Heritage of Nikko Toshogu,Lake Chuzenji,Kegon Falls

clock Duration: 11 hours
  • This is an activity that will give you a chance to learn how to make Soba noodle during your trip in Japan.
  • The Soba noodle making activity will last for 2 enjoyable hours.
  • The workshop will provide you valuable information...
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Ibiya Park

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...

1-Day Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

clock Duration: 12 hours 30
  • Walk and eat your way to experience the diversity of Tokyo's street food.
  • You will have a full 2 hours of street food tour that will leave your tummy happy and full.
  • The Tokyo West-Side Street Food Tour will give you the...
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

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...

Nagano Day Trip from Tokyo: Snow Monkeys, Hot Springs and Zenko-ji Temple

clock Duration: 12 hours
  • Get the chance to know the Japanese way of living and get a glimpse of their everyday life.
  • Interact with a Japanese family who will be your host and will do different activities together for 4 hours.
  • The activity is...
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Yoyogi Park

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...

Tokyo day trip to coastal Kamakura

clock Duration: 8 hours
  • Edocco Teahouse will give you a taste of the Japanese values as you enjoy a set of matcha and some sweet treats.
  • You will have the option to join some small classes that will teach you some Japanese arts like calligraphy and...
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Tsukiji Market

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...

Evening Tokyo Walking Food Tour of Shimbashi

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • Get ready to be entertained watching a Robot Cabaret Show for 4 hours and 30 minutes.
  • You will have a sumptuous meal of wagyu and tofu in a traditional Japanese restaurant.
  • There are options for vegetarian vacationers so...
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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...

Tokyo Go-Kart Rental with Local Guide from Akihabara

clock Duration: 1 to 5 hours
  • Experience bar hopping like a local that will give you a chance to select which area to explore.
  • It is a 2-hour food and drinks tour to small eateries and taverns around Tokyo's Ueno.
  • The tour will give you an opportunity to...
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Imperial Palace

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...

Eat and Drink Like A LOCAL : Restaurant, Tavern & Ramen Tour

clock Duration: 3 hours 30 m
  • Learn how to make delicious sushi from an expert.
  • This activity is a walking tour will last for 2 hours that will acquaint you about sushi.
  • You will know about and roam around the Tsukiji Fish Market.
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Tokyo Skytree

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...

Tokyo Private Custom Walking Tour with local friendly guide

clock Duration: 2 to 7 hours
  • Enjoy a workshop on how to make traditional Japanese sweets called, Wagashi.
  • It is a two and a half hours of activity.
  • It is a pleasurable way of getting to know the Japanese culture.
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FAQs about Free Things to Do in 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.