Cool Things To Do in Tokyo

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  • A small, historically isolated island nation, Tokyo has had plenty of time to develop its own quirky take on cool things to do. Tokyo, the country's hub for everything entertaining, serves up a dazzling variety of things to do that can be offbeat or mainstream, traditional or modern, but always cool. Tsukiji Central Fish Market - Tokyo's lively, chaotic peddling paradise for everything aquatic and edible - is a Japanese icon, and a haven for fish foodies. Every summer Japan explodes with colors in the night sky, in the form of hanabi (fireworks). The ancient waters of the Sumida-gawa (Sumida River), running alongside Tokyo's historic Asakusa district, reflect the bursts of tens of thousands of fireworks on the last Saturday of July. Ameyoko is a vibrant, bustling area that sells all sorts of consumer perishables as well as shoes and apparel. If you want to indulge in the sci-fi side of Tokyo, head to Joypolis, a high-tech gaming arcade with thrills for kids, adults, and couples. Simulation games provide the majority of the action, so get behind the wheel of a full-sized rally car or go virtual hang gliding. From funky festivals to one-of-a-kind shopping opportunities, Tokyo defines cool things to do.

    Tsukiji Central Fish Market

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    Oedo Tsukijishijo or Hibiya Tsukiji station

    A sea-foodie's bazaar in the center of town...
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    Sumida River Fireworks Festival

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    2 Hanakawado

    Biggest fireworks display in Tokyo... read more


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    Between Ueno and Okachimachi

    Vibrant street market brings the "real" Tokyo to life... read more

    Ginza (The)

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    Tokyo's Fifth Avenue... read more

    Aoyama Cemetery

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    2-33 Minami-Aoyama

    Star-studded necropolis of Tokyo... read more


    Kaike Onsen 3-16-1

    First-class hot spring resort... read more

    Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum

    2-21-12 Shibuya

    Star gazing across the universe... read more


    1-6-1 Daiba
    SEGA Amusement Theme Park

    Simulation Games & Rides... read more

    Tokyo Toy Show

    Tokyo Big Sight
    3-1-21 Ariake, Koto-ku

    Kids Wonderland... read more
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