Tokyo Bucket List: 25 Things You Cannot Miss

If you are a regular reader you might know that Tokyo is our favorite city in the world to visit.  While we have visited Tokyo several times and already ticked off many places to visit and things to do off our Tokyo bucket list there are so many amazing things we have yet to do. I have put together a list of the best Tokyo bucket list experiences and attractions.

Top Tokyo Bucket List Experiences

Shibuya Crossing

The top things to do in Tokyo itinerary 3 days one of the best things to do in toyko

Shibuya Crossing is the worlds most famous pedestrian intersection and the busiest.

Tsukiji Fish Market

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Atlhough some of the vendors at the Tsukiji Fish Market have relocated, this is still a great place to visit for super fresh sushi.

Sensōji Temple (or Asakusa Kannon Temple)

sensoji temple should be on any tokyo 3 day itinerary

The famous Sensōji (or Asakusa Kannon Temple) in Asakusa is a can’t miss attraction in Tokyo.

Enjoy the Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) in the Spring

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One of the best and most popular times to visit Tokyo is during the cherry blossom season in the spring.  Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is one of the best spots in Tokyo for hanami (cherry blossom viewing).

Watch a Sumo Wrestling Tournament  

one of the best things to do in tokyo in 3 days is watch a sumo tournament 

Sumo is Japan’s national sport.  Attending a sumo grand tournament is a fun and cultural experience we would recommend to anyone visiting Tokyo while there is tournament. The sumo tournament lasts 15 days and takes place each January, May and September (exact dates vary each year).

Watch a Sumo Wrestling Practice 

Another fun experience is visiting a sumo stable to watch a sumo wrestling practice.

More Tokyo Bucket List Experiences

most travel blogs recommend visiting a theme cafe on your 3 days in tokyo itinerary

Visit a bunny cafe.

Visit an owl cafe

Visit a hedgehog cafe

Visit the crazy robot restaurant.

Go people watching at Yoyogi Park (best day for people watching is Sunday).

Visit  Meiji Shrine

Explore the Harajuku neighborhood.

Wander around Akihabara, a district in Tokyo famous for its many electronics shops.

Visit a maid cafe.

Watch a baseball game.

Watch a kabuki performance.

Have a drink at the Park Hyatt, the hotel featured in Lost in Translation.

Have something to eat at Piss Alley

Go bar hopping at the Golden Gai.

Stay at a ryokan.

Stay at a capsule hotel.

Play a game of Pachinko.

Have a meal at Sukiyabashi Jiro.

Check out the instagrammable Mori Art Museum.

Is there anything else we should add to our Tokyo bucket list?

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