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Shibuya Crossing (1-2 hrs)
Best time to go there is obviously when it is really busy, so go there during rush hours. Take a train to Shibuya Station and walk to exit: Hackiko-mae square. From there you will see where to go, just go with the flow.
The name ‘Shibuya’ is also used to refer to the shopping district, which surrounds Shibuya Station. This area is known as one of the fashion centres of Japan.
Tokyo Tower (1-2 hrs)
The entrance fee is Y820 to go to the main observatory at 150 metres. You need to pay Y600 extra if you want to go to the second deck at 250 metres. The tower is open year round from 9 am to 10 pm.
They have a web page where you can see which options you have for public transportation.
Sky tree radio Tower (1-3 hrs)
If you want to enjoy the view there, make sure it’s a clear day and be prepared for a long queue. Sometimes it is so busy they can only give you a card, which gives you the opportunity to buy a ticket at a certain time. There is an option to buy a ticket online, but only credit cards issued in Japan are accepted for online reservations.
The entrance fee is Y2000 pp for the observation deck at 350 metres. You need to pay Y1000 extra for the highest deck at 450 meters.
Imperial Palace and Garden (1-2 hrs)
But you can watch the remains of Edo Castle and walk through the Imperial Palace Gardens and enjoy the silence in the middle of the bustling city.
Go to Tokyo Station and take Marunouchi North Exit and follow the signs to the palace. The garden is open from 9 am to 3:30 pm. It is closed on Monday and Friday. If Monday is a holiday, the garden is closed on Tuesday. The entrance is free.
Sensoji Temple (1-2 hrs)
You can go there by taking the Subway, Tsukuba Express train, Toei Asakusa Line or Ginza Line to Asakusa Station. The temple is open all day and the entrance is free.
In the street leading to the temple are a lot of shops selling souvenirs and many local sweets and cookies. Also in the surrounding streets are many small shops.
It’s a bit hard to find out how to use it, but once you know it, you will easily find your way to all major highlights. One of the best apps to use for this is: MetrO.
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Of course you like to speak a few words of the local language onboard the plane or at your destination. Here you find some simple basics of the main language spoken in Tokyo.