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【Tokyo】 7 Recommended Dating Spots for Those Who Want to Avoid Crowds

【Tokyo】 7 Recommended Dating Spots for Those Who Want to Avoid Crowds

2021-09-28 Management office

Many people want to enjoy a date in Tokyo, but are concerned about crowds. This time, we have collected 7 date spots that are perfect for those who want to avoid crowds and honeymoon. They are all recommended places where you can spend a relaxing time in a hole in the center of Tokyo or in the suburbs, so please take a look at them as a reference for your date course.
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The National Art Center,Tokyo

Located a 5-minute walk from Roppongi Station, the National Art Center, Tokyo, with its stylish all-glass exterior design, is recommended for couples who want to relax and enjoy art. Inside the museum, sunlight pours in through the curtain walls, creating a bright, open space. With one basement floor and three floors above ground, the view from the upper floors is beautiful, making the museum a popular photo spot.

The National Art Center, Tokyo is one of the largest art museums in Japan, and mainly exhibits publicly solicited and planned works. The contemporary architectural design by Kisho Kurokawa and the gallery spaces offer a wide variety of art genres that can be easily enjoyed.

It also has a café that has been featured in a movie.

On the second floor, there is a café that was featured in a scene from the movie "Kimi no na wa." The second floor is home to the famous "Salon de Terrond", a café that was featured in a scene from the movie "Kimi no na wa." The space, which spreads out on top of an inverted conical shape like an objet d'art, is stylish and elegant. It is a wonderful place to enjoy a romantic café date like in the movie while tucking into the delicious café menu.

[Facility Information]
Name: The National Art Center, Tokyo
Address: 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558
Telephone number: 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)
Hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (admission until 30 minutes before closing)
Please check the official website for the latest information
Closed: Tuesdays (if Tuesday falls on a national holiday, the museum is closed on the following weekday) Year-end and New Year holidays
Budget: Special exhibitions are determined on a per-exhibition basis. Publicly solicited exhibitions vary depending on the art organization.
Smoking and non-smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space/Facilities: Stylish art museum with a café that was featured in a movie, and the entire building is stylish
URL: https://www.nact.jp/

Tokyo Camii and Diyanet Turkish Culture Center

Experience an extraordinary date like a trip abroad in Tokyo. You do not have to be a Muslim to visit the Tokyo Jamii Turkish Cultural Center, the largest Islamic temple in Japan. The Jamii, a mosque where Friday prayers are held, is the largest in Japan and its interior is said to be the most beautiful in Asia. It is a precious place where visitors can experience Islamic culture without having to leave Tokyo.

The Jamii, which is said to be the most beautiful in Asia, is well worth a visit!

The Islamic-style building in the quiet residential area of Yoyogi Uehara stands out for its unique appearance. Since women are required to avoid exposing their skin in Islam, women receive a scarf (bijab) to wrap around their hair at the entrance. Once you enter the prayer hall on the second floor, you will find yourself in a breathtakingly beautiful space. The design of the ceiling and the stained-glass windows on the walls create an artistic and austere atmosphere that makes you lose track of time. Visitors can freely tour the museum from 10:00 to 18:00 daily, and there are also guided tours in Japanese for the general public, so please check it out if you are interested.

[Facility Information]
Name: Tokyo Jamii Diyanat Turkish Cultural Center
Address: 1-19 Oyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0065
Telephone number: 03-5790-0760
Hours: 10:00-18:00, Friday general tours from 14:00
Please check the official website for the latest information
Budget: Admission free
Smoking and non-smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space/facilities: Islamic temple with the largest mosque in the country
URL: https://tokyocamii.org/ja/

Shibaura Pier

Overlooking the Rainbow Bridge and the Tokyo Bay area, Shibaura Wharf is a hole-in-the-wall date spot. The Rainbow Bridge spread out before your eyes is a sight to behold itself, and since there are fewer people than in Odaiba, it is a perfect place for a night view date. The beautiful night view is sure to bring the two of you closer. From Shibaura Minami-futo Park, located directly under the Rainbow Bridge, you can see the backside of the bridge, which you cannot normally see. This is a popular spot for taking powerful photos of the Rainbow Bridge from below.

The Rainbow Bridge promenade is recommended.

Rainbow Bridge is a 5-minute walk from Yurikamome Shibaurafuto Station. Surprisingly, there is actually a promenade on the lower level of the bridge that allows visitors to cross the bridge. There are two routes, the North Route on the Shibaura side and the South Route on the Odaiba side, each offering different views. The North Route on the Shibaura side is recommended. You can enjoy the views of the cruise ships at sea and Odaiba. It would be fun to take a couple's picture with Tokyo Bay and skyscrapers in the city center in the background.

[Facility Information]
Facility name: Shibaura Minami-futo Park
Address: 3-33-20 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0022
Telephone number: 03-3452-4151
Hours: 8:00 - 21:00
Please check the official website for the latest information
Closed: None
Budget: Free
Non-Smoking/Smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space/Facilities: Athletic park with a view of the Rainbow Bridge right below
URL: https://www.city.minato.tokyo.jp/sports/kodomo/sports/sports/kaigan.html

Kasai Rinkai Park

Kasai Rinkai Park is recommended for those who want to enjoy a beach date at a place with a great view of Tokyo Bay. It is a vast park formed by five zones, including "Kasai Rinkai Aquarium" and "Avian Garden Watching Center. It is a perfect playground where visitors can enjoy seasonal flowers and seaside scenery under the theme of the interaction between water and people.

Landmark Giant Ferris Wheel offers a panoramic view of various parts of Tokyo
The park's landmark "Giant Ferris Wheel of Diamonds and Flowers" is 117 meters high, from which you can see Tokyo Disney Resort, Rainbow Bridge and other tourist attractions, the Boso Peninsula, and even Mt. Fuji. The view is especially spectacular from dusk to night. Be sure to take a ride on the Ferris wheel to enjoy a date with a night view. There is also a stylish rest house where couples can take a break and enjoy taking pictures. This is a recommended date spot for those who want to enjoy an outdoor date without worrying about crowds.

[Facility Information]
Facility name: Kasai Rinkai Park
Address: 6-2 Rinkai-cho, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo 134-0086
Telephone number: 03-3686-6911
Hours: (weekdays) 11:00-18:00 (weekends and holidays) 11:00-19:00
Please check the official website for the latest information.
Closed on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from March to December (except August), the 4th and 5th Wednesdays of January, and all Wednesdays in February.
(If it falls on a national holiday, the following day will be closed.)
Budget: Open free of charge (some facilities charge a fee)
Smoking and non-smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space/Facilities: Rinkai Park popular for its spectacular view of Tokyo Bay
URL: http://www.senyo.co.jp/kasai/index.htm

Jindaiji Temple

Jindaiji Temple was founded in the Nara period (710-794) and is the second oldest temple in Tokyo after Sensoji Temple. It is located in Chofu City, less than one hour from central Tokyo, in the lush greenery of Musashino. It is a historic temple that enshrines the god of water and is also believed to be a temple of matchmaking, as well as the oldest national treasure in eastern Japan. The area around Jindaiji Temple is rich in spring water, and the approach to the temple is lined with stores selling Jindaiji soba, a specialty made with the spring water. The approach to the temple, with its many restaurants and souvenir stores, is atmospheric and perfect for a walking date away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

"Kitaro Teahouse" is a great place to stop by while visiting the temple.
One place you should not miss when visiting Jindaiji Temple is the "Kitaro Teahouse" located in front of the Jindaiji Temple gate. Kitaro and Nezumi Ko welcome you in front of the teahouse, which is a recreation of the world of "Gegege no Kitaro. They welcome visitors to the teahouse. There is a wide variety of menu items featuring familiar characters that can only be found here. Take-out is also available, so feel free to try it.

[Facility Information]
Name: Jindaiji Temple
Address: 5-15-1 Jindaiji Motomachi, Chofu-shi, Tokyo 182-0017
Telephone number: 042-486-5511
Hours: 9:00-17:00
Please check the official website for the latest information.
Closed: No holidays
Budget: Free admission, special admission extra charge
Non-Smoking/Smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space/Facilities: Second oldest temple in Tokyo with an abundance of spring water and a water god enshrined
URL: https://www.jindaiji.or.jp/

Mitakanomori Ghibli Museum

The Mitaka-no-mori Ghibli Museum is a must-visit for Ghibli fans. It is located in Inokashira Park in the suburbs of Tokyo, so it is a good place to visit on a park date. Totoro welcomes you at the museum reception desk, and the stained glass windows decorated with characters and the buildings and objects that recreate the world of the movie are sure to get you excited.

Walk through the world of Studio Ghibli

There is no guide map in the museum, but you can reach the rooms you want by walking along the stairs and corridors. The museum is designed in such a way that visitors can enjoy the excitement of returning to their childhood memories, which is also unique to Ghibli. Don't miss the mini-theater where you can watch original short animated films and the permanent exhibition that recreates the production site, including storyboards. Don't miss the robot soldiers from "Laputa: Castle in the Sky" on the rooftop. After experiencing the world of Ghibli movies, visit the café and souvenir store inside the museum. You can talk about your favorite Ghibli movies.

[Facility Information]
Name: Mitakanomori Ghibli Museum
Address: 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-0013
Telephone number: 0570-055777
Hours: Admission 10:00/12:00/14:00/16:00
Please check the official website for the latest information.
Closed: Every Tuesday
Budget: Adults and college students: 1000 yen / High school and junior high school students: 700 yen / Elementary school students: 400 yen / 4 years old and up: 100 yen, under 4 years old: free
Smoking and non-smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space & Facilities: Museum where you can experience the world of Studio Ghibli
URL: https://www.ghibli-museum.jp/

Kichijoji Petite Village

Kichijoji Petite Village is located in Kichijoji, near the Mitaka no Mori Ghibli Museum, and is a recreation of the world of picture books. Once you enter the village, you will find a lush green forest with a stream running through it, dotted with cute buildings that look like something out of a fairy tale. The buildings will be home to seven stores, including a cat café, a general store with cat goods, an accessory store, and a gallery.

Elegant tea time in a cat castle for cat lovers

At Temari no Oshiro, the cat castle that houses the café, you can enjoy authentic sweets and drinks while watching cats living at their leisure up close. The third floor is filled with cat lovers' favorites, including sundries and stationery designed by the castle's cats, so be sure to find your favorite cat goods there. There are also other stores that are popular with women, such as a tea house where you can enjoy herb tea and tea in a store decorated with greenery. Why not forget your everyday life and enjoy a fairy-tale date at "Kichijoji Petite Village"?

[Facility Information]
Name: Kichijoji Petite Village
Address: Kichijoji Petite Village, 2-33-2 Kichijoji Honcho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo 180-0004, Japan
Phone number: 0422-27-5962
Business hours: [CatCafe Temari no Oshiro, Tokokko Zakka Shop, Tokokko Jewelry Shop] 10:00 - 21:00
[TEA HOUSE happa] 11:00-21:00
Please check the official website for the latest information.
Closed: No regular holidays
Budget: [CatCafe Temari no Oshiro] - Admission: Adults: 1540 yen on weekdays / Night (from 19:00): 1100 yen / Weekends, holidays: 1980 yen / Night (from 19:00): 1320 yen
Children (under 10 years old): Weekdays: 1100 yen / Evenings (from 19:00): 770 yen / Weekends, holidays: 1430 yen / Evenings (from 19:00): 990 yen
Smoking and non-smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space/Facilities:Commercial facility inspired by a forest that looks like something out of a picture book
URL: https://petitmura.com/


So far, we have introduced seven dating spots in Tokyo, focusing on hole-in-the-wall spots and suburban areas. Even in central Tokyo, there are surprisingly hidden spots and places where you can spend a relaxing time, which can be used as a date course. We hope you will find your favorite place and visit it as a couple.

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