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7 spots for solo travelers in Tokyo! Free to enjoy!

7 spots for solo travelers in Tokyo! Free to enjoy!

2023-04-20 Management office

In this issue of ", we will introduce 7 recommended spots for solo travel "in Tokyo.
They range from classic Tokyo sightseeing spots to places where you can enjoy the scenery alone, lively and not lonely, or perfect for relaxing and calming down.
Please see to the end.
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Tokyo Tower

No one knows Tokyo as a symbol of Tokyo "Tokyo Tower ".
As of August 2022, it is the second tallest structure in Japan "after the Tokyo Sky Tree ", but until then it was famous as the tallest structure in Japan.

Built in 1958 as a general radio tower

Tokyo Tower is now an immensely popular tourist attraction, but do you know why it was built in the first place?

Tokyo Tower was built about 64 years ago. It was built as a "general radio tower "for television and radio in the Kanto region.

In those days, television and radio stations built radio towers for each station to transmit their signals, but this was inconvenient because the direction of the antenna had to be changed every time the channel was changed.

To solve this problem, it was decided to build a unified radio tower for each station, and the Tokyo Tower was constructed.

Enjoy the vast scenery in a relaxed atmosphere

From the observation deck of the Tokyo Tower, you can see not only the city of Tokyo, but also the neighboring prefectures of Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama on a clear day.
Please take the time to enjoy once again the central city of Japan.

"More Information "
Name: Tokyo Tower (Tokyo Tower)
Address: 4-2-8 Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone number: 03-3433-5111
Hours: Main Deck 9:00~23:00
Admission: Adults ¥1,200 / High school students ¥1,000 / Children ¥700 / Infants ¥500
Spaces and facilities: excellent views. Lights, tours, stores, parking, shuttle available.
URL: https://www.tokyotower.co.jp/

Tokyo Sky Tree

The tallest structure in Japan "Sky Tree ".
Did you know that it is actually the tallest tower not only in Japan but also in the world?

Height: 634 meters! The world's tallest tower

When originally constructed, the Tokyo Sky Tree was planned to be "about 610 meters "tall.
However, with a view to becoming the world's number one freestanding radio tower, the decision was made to "634 meters "

After its completion, on November 17, 2011, it was recognized by Guinness World Records as "the tallest tower in the world ".

"The number 634 "is conscious of the echo of "Musashi ", which is familiar to Japanese people, and also means "Musashi ", the former country name of the region that includes Tokyo, Saitama and Kanagawa.

Two observation decks

Tokyo Sky Tree has two observation decks: "TEMBO DECK ", located around 340 meters above ground level, and "TEMBO KAIRO ", located at the very top.

The TEMBO DECK has a thrilling "glass floor "and a stylish café where you can enjoy the view while dining and other activities.

The TEMBO Kairo offers a spectacular view from the highest point in the Tokyo Sky Tree.

"More Information "
Name: Tokyo Sky Tree (TOKYO SKYTREE)
Address: 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Phone number: 0570-55-0634
Fee: TEMBO DECK ¥1,800 / TEMBO Kairo + TEMBO DECK ¥2,700
Spaces and facilities: excellent views. Lights, tours, stores, parking, shuttle available.
URL: https://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/

Sensoji Temple

The temple famous for Kaminarimon, "Sensoji ".
It is a popular tourist destination in Tokyo, both domestically and internationally.

Symbol of Asakusa "Kaminarimon "

When you think of Sensoji Temple, many people probably think of the "Thunder Gate "with its large red lanterns.
Officially, the gate is called "Fujin Raijinmon (Wind God and Thunder God Gate) "because of the statues of the Wind God and Thunder God placed on either side of the gate.
When you pass through the gate, be sure to see the powerful Wind God and Thunder God as well as the red lanterns.

Right in front of Sensoji temple "Nakamise street "

Right in front of Sensoji Temple is a large shopping street called "Nakamise-dori ". It is about 250 meters long and is said to be the oldest shopping street in Japan.

There are many souvenir stores and restaurants, so just wandering around is fun.

Take a stroll and mingle with shoppers and people on the street.

"More Information "
Name: Asakusa Kannon Sensoji Temple
Address: 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone number: 03-3842-0181
Business hours: 6:00~17:00
Space & Facilities:Calm space
URL: https://www.senso-ji.jp/

Odaiba Kaihin Park

Odaiba Seaside Park is located in Minato Ward, Tokyo, and utilizes a former breakwater and inlet.
It is a popular location for its excellent views and offers a panoramic view of the Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower.

Elegant panoramic view

The view from Odaiba Kaihin Park includes "Rainbow Bridge ""Tokyo Tower ""Statue of Liberty "
You can enjoy an elegant panoramic view of the city and its rich natural landscape.

In the recreational waters, marine sports are also available with a simple registration for use.
On nice days, there are many people windsurfing, sea kayaking, and canoeing.

Equipment, showers, and lockers are available for rent at the nearby "Marine House ", so you can have fun without any equipment.

Other activities such as sea fishing and playing on the rocky shore are also possible.
We invite you to enjoy the beautiful scenery and try your hand at active play.

Amazing sunset & night view

The daytime views are of course spectacular, but the dusk and night views are also highly recommended.

Odaiba Kaihin Park, glowing orange by the setting sun, is so mysterious and captivating that it is sure to capture your heart.

At night, visitors can enjoy the spectacular and beautiful night view of the Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower, and Ferris wheel, all lit up with lights.

"More Information "
Name: Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park)
Address: 1-4 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone number: 03-5500-2455
Spaces and facilities: excellent views. Observation deck available.
URL: https://www.tptc.co.jp/park/01_02

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum is one of the best museums in Tokyo, where exhibitions of various artistic works, including three-dimensional works and paintings, are held.

"Also known by its abbreviated name, TMG ", it holds exhibitions with different themes from time to time.

Free admission to the premises

Admission to the grounds is free to all.
There are many three-dimensional works on display in the free viewing space, as well as a lounge, an art information room, and a museum store.

Exhibitions at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum are updated frequently, and as of August 2022, "Art x Power from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston "and "Finn Juhl and the Danish Chair "are currently on view.
Exhibitions change every three months or so, so please check the official website if you are interested.

Convenient location with excellent access

The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum is located in Ueno Onshi Park, famous for the Ueno Zoo, and is conveniently accessible from JR Ueno Station, which is about a 7-minute walk away.

There are also various other museums in Ueno Onshi Park, including the National Museum of Western Art, the Ueno Royal Museum, and the National Museum of Nature and Science.

If you have time, please visit here as well.

"More Information "
Name: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Address: 8-36 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone number: 03-3823-6921
Business hours: 9:30~17:30
Closed: 1st and 3rd Mondays (or the following day if the day falls on a national holiday or substitute holiday)
Admission: Free. Admission varies for each exhibition.
Space and Facilities: Exhibits, stores and restaurants available
URL: https://www.tobikan.jp/

Yasukuni Shrine

Yasukuni Shrine is a representative shrine of Japan located in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. It has beautiful grounds and a Japanese garden, and is visited by many worshippers every day.

Founded in Meiji Era

Yasukuni Shrine was founded in the Meiji era. In order to enshrine those who died in the Boshin War, "Zokonsha "was built by the order of Emperor Meiji.

This Shokonsha was renamed in 1879 and became the current "Yasukuni Shrine ".

The name Yasukuni means "to pacify the country ", and the wish is to "pacify the motherland ""build a peaceful nation ".

Yasukuni Shrine is famous for its very large and majestic torii gate.

The first torii, created in 1921, is also known as "Otorii "and is approximately 25 meters high.

In the middle of the approach there is a second torii "a second torii ".
Although not as large as the first torii gate, it is the largest bronze torii gate in Japan.

hall of worship

The impressive chrysanthemum crest "The pavilion "is where the general public makes their visit to the shrine.
Some of you may recognize them from their frequent appearances on TV and other media.

It is a particularly sacred place in Yasukuni Shrine.

If you are tired of being in a crowded tourist area, why don't you come here to calm your mind?

"More Information "
Name: Yasukuni Shrine (Yasukuni Jinja)
Address: 3-1-1 Kudan-kita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Phone number: 03-3261-8326
Hours: Jan~Feb, Nov~Dec 6:00~17:00 / Mar~Oct 6:00~18:00
Space & Facilities: Calm space. Parking available.

Tsukiji OTC Market

The Tsukiji Outside Market is a wholesale market of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government that is used by both the general public and food professionals.

You can purchase a variety of high quality foods such as seafood, fruits, vegetables, and meats.

Not Just for Purchasing! A market where you can also eat!

Some people may think of Tsukiji Market as a place where chefs and other food professionals purchase ingredients.

Professional chefs use "the in-house market "for purchasing, which has now moved to Toyosu. And this "Obaiba market "is still open to the public for purchase.

In addition, there are many restaurants where you can eat on the spot and taste the fresh ingredients that only Tsukiji can offer on the spot.

Plenty of after-dinner snacks

In addition to fresh fish and other items, Tsukiji Outside Market also offers "a wide variety of after-dinner snacks ".
The restaurant is full of foods unique to Tsukiji, such as egg rolls on skewers, colorful macaroons, and tuna yaki (not taiyaki, but maguroyaki).

"More Information "
Name: Tsukiji Outside Market
Address: 4-16-2 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: Regular sales hours 9:00~14:00 / Free hours 14:00~.
Spaces and facilities: parking, various stores.
URL: https://www.tsukiji.or.jp/


In this issue, "we have introduced 7 recommended spots for solo travel "in Tokyo.

They include popular tourist destinations that everyone knows, places with magnificent scenery, and places that are perfect for relaxing and calming the mind.

The charm of traveling alone is its lightness.
Feel free to visit any place you like, at any pace you like.

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