Tokyo Tourist Traps

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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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Kim B 4 days ago
With Tokyo becoming more and more popular as a tourist spot, it's nice to have alternatives to all the big drawcards!
Sleiman Azizi 6 days ago
That's a great idea for an article.
Elizabeth Scally 6 days ago
Great alternatives to the big attractions! My favorite place to take guests to see the amazing views of Tokyo, especially on clear winter evenings, are the two towers of the Tokyo Metropolitan Building. Admission is free, and you can see everything from up there.