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What to do in Tokyo

Tokyo, a must see destination

If you are up for a unique, wild and unforgettable experience, Tokyo is the place for you. Tokyo is so different from most places in the world and we highly recommend a visit on your next ski holiday to Japan. It’s fusion of old and new, tradition verse freakishly futuristic plus tolerance and impulsiveness reveals a city that is like no other.

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In Tokyo, you will find it busy, crowded, modern and alive yet at the same time it is calm, ordered, ancient and peaceful. You’ll find ultra-modern, neon lit sky-scrappers next to serene temples hundreds of years old.

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With more Michelin star restaurants than anywhere else, there is no surprise that this is a place to set the taste buds on fire. Do yourself a favour and add a few nights in Tokyo during this coming Japan skiing season.

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Here is a list of some of the must-dos in Tokyo:

 

- Join in a traditional tea ceremony while wearing a kimono
- Enjoy your inner child at Tokyo Disneyland
- Take a day trip to Mt Fuji
- Visit Tokyo Joypolis, the largest indoor theme park – perfect in winter!
- Challenge yourself with your problem solving skills to escape from Tokyo Mystery Circus
- Get real in the unreal VR Zone Shinjuku
- Watch ninjas, samurais, and robots battle in a high-octane cabaret show at Robot Restaurant in Tokyo’s - vibrant Kabukicho district
- Watch a Japanese ceremony and sumo wrestling matches at a traditional arena
- Be taken back in time watching a Geisha performance performing traditional songs, dances and games
- Let the kids go wild in Tokyo Character Street with featured stores including Tokyo Sumo Wrestling Tournament
- Try some of Japans best ramen from Tokyo Ramen Street

 

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- Get your sugar rush on at Tokyo Okashi Land. Watch the sweets being made and try them of course.
- Try and let the kids just pick one toy from Kiddy Land – an impossible task from one of Japan’s largest toy shops
- A magical place for kids of all ages is Studio Ghibli Museum, an animated house famous for producing many films.
- Visit Sanrio Puroland, a Hello Kitty indoor theme park
- KidZania is incredible for kids, let them role play over 100 occupations
- Try rainbow coloured food at Kawaii Monster café in Harajuku
- Catch your own fish at Zauo and have the chefs cook if fresh for you. If the fish are not biting, there is still plenty on the menu
- Spend a night or two in a capsule hotel
- Visit Tokyo Owl café, you’ll have a hoot of a time and this fast becoming Tokyo's latest trend
- Stop for a tea of one of Tokyo's cat cafes, there are plenty of them around.
- Maxwell Aqua Park is not just any aquarium, it’s filled with dazzling sounds, lights, imagery and over 20,000 marine creatures
- Take a selfie at the famous Shibuya Crossing

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- Find Godzilla’s Head
- Test every button on the Japanese toilet
- See how much you can spend in a 100yen Store
- Do as the Japanese do, and sing karaoke in one of the bars in Shinjuku
- Get dressed up as Mario, and drive his Kart around the streets of Tokyo
- Shop until your heart is content in Takeshita Street
- Buy the strangest thing you can from a vending machine, beer or hot rice?!
- If gadgets are your thing, head to Akihabara, the ‘electronic town’ of Tokyo
- For a cute and fun experience visit one of Akihabara’s maid cafes
- If it’s a clear day, travel up to the observation deck on Tokyo Tower
- If you won’t get another opportunity in Japan, visit an onsen in Tokyo
- Stroll around the national gardens of Shinjuku
- Discover one of Tokyo’s hidden gems, Pissy Alley, a collections of small bars and food stalls
- Try foods and drinks true to Japan

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The next time you are planning a Japan snow holiday to one of Japan’s ski resorts like one of Japan's best ski resorts Niseko ski resort or Hakuba ski resort, always allow a few days in Tokyo.

 

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