18. Tokyo  JAPAN  |  Total Sights: 100+ | Nickname: The Eastern Capital

 

 

 

 

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A. Strengths and Weaknesses of Tokyo

Japan  Tokyo is one of the busiest cities on the planet: the pace of life in the modern Japanese Capital with its skyscrapers, neon, electronics stores, large shopping complexes and countless bars and clubs never seems to slow down.

The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the whole world.

 Tokyo scores very high for its beautiful location on Tokyo Bay with Sumida River and is one of the safest metropolises in the world.

The city boasts also fantastic shopping, in districts such as Ginza, Shibuya, Ikebukuro, and Shinjuku.

 There are no standout sights and the quality of the sights is rather low. There is also no real centre and a high price level.

From time to time you will notice bad odours from canalisations.

Criteria 

Sights

Location

Pedestrian Zones

Affordability

Safety 

Cleanliness

Shopping

Climate

People

Nightlife 

Transport

Size

Total Score

Score

6.75/10

7.5/10

5.75/10

2.25/10

8.75/10 [4th]

6.5/10

8.25/10

2.75/10

5.5/10

8/10

8.75/10 [4th]

9/10 [13.5 Mio.] 

194.50

B. Best Things to Do in Tokyo (Detailed List with Photos and Information)

These sights and attractions contribute to a sights score of 6.75/10.

Sky Tree  7
With a height of 634 m (2,080 ft) Sky Tree is the second tallest building in the world after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

From the two observation platforms at 451 m you can enjoy 360-degree views of Tokyo.

Television Tower

by By Reggaeman / CC BY-SA 3.0

Shibuya  6
City District  (with the famous Shibuya Crossing)

Shibuya is a trendy shopping, eating and entertainment district full of people, neon lights and giant screens.

It is home to the Shibuya Crossing, a famous intersection outside Shibuya Station.

Best Things to do in Tokyo | Best Cities | Tokyo | Shibuya (city district with Shibuya Crossing)

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden  6
Park  (0.58 km2 [144 acres], opened 1949)

Things to do in Tokyo | Best Cities | No. 15: Tokyo | Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Tokyo National Museum  6
Museum

by Wiiii / CC BY-SA 3.0

Senso-ji  5
Temple

by Felix Filnkössl / CC BY-SA 3.0

Imperial Palace  5
Palace  (generally closed to the public)

Best Cities in the World | No. 15: Tokyo | Best Things to do in Tokyo | Imperial Palace

Meiji-jingu  5
Temple

by Kakidai / CC BY-SA 3.0

Shinjuku  5
City District

Tokyo International Forum  5
Modern Building

by Hide1228 / CC BY-SA 3.0

 Akihabara Electric Town  5
City District  (with Yodobashi Camera Electronic Store)

Things to do in Tokyo | Best Cities | No. 15: Tokyo | Akihabara Electric Town

Scoring and Icons Legend (Click here for detailed information)

10 = top-10 sight in the world
9 = world-class  
8 = outstanding
7 = excellent 
6 = impressive
5 = interesting
4 = decent
3 = mediocre
2 = bad
1 = abysmal

= World Heritage Site
= Excursion

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C. Other Notable Sights and Attractions in Tokyo

-Edo-Tokyo Museum  5

-Tsukiji Market  5

-Ueno Park  5

D. Best Day Trips and Excursions from Tokyo

MOUNT FUJI (height 3776 m, 132 km from Tokyo, World Heritage Site since 2013)  7

E. Top 10 List of the Best Things to Do in Tokyo (including close-by excursions)

Sky Tree (skyscraper)  7
Shibuya (city district)  6
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden  6
Tokyo National Museum  6
Senso-ji Temple  5
Imperial Palace  5
Meiji-jingu Temple  5
Shinjuku (city district)  5
Tokyo International Forum  5
 Akihabara Electric Town (city district)   5



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