5 Awesome Non-touristy Places to Visit in Tokyo

non-touristy place in Tokyo

Are you tired of going to busy, obnoxious (and sort of boring) places just because they are most sought-out destinations for tourists?

I have some ideas for somewhat hidden, yet still visit-worthy places in Tokyo.

 

Todoroki Keikoku (keikoku = valley)

 

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This place is said to be the only keikoku Tokyo has.

Once you get off the subway, you will enjoy birds chirping and water running down the valley…completely different experiences from Tokyo core.

There are relaxing Japanese cafes, temple and more along the river to add to a breezing, refreshing day in Tokyo.

Definitely recommend it on one of the brutal summer days in Japan 🙂

 

Edo Tokyo Tatemono Park

 

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This is a museum that display architectures/dioramas from the old Edo era as well as those of more contemporary times in Tokyo.

Honestly, historical architectures that are accessible in Tokyo are quite limited unlike Kyoto, and this place is perfect for those who want to get a good sense of historic Edo era!

 

ZAUO

 

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This is an affordable Japanese restaurant where you can enjoy fishing in a big tank located inside the place and can also have your fish cooked for your meals. How cool is that?

I have many colleagues who have been here, and they all loved it. It will definitely be a fun and unique night out in Tokyo 🙂

 

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Tocho)

 

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Believe it of not, the 45th floor of this Tokyo Tocho is free entrance. You may be able to see mount Fuji from the deck if you are lucky.

It’s open till 11pm, but you should expect some waiting during the busy time like on weekends!

 

Nakano Broadway

 

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Sort of like Akihabara, this place has a bunch of small shops for toys, anime, manga. But you will definitely feel different vibes here than Akihabara.

Nakano has such retro and nostalgic feels to it as compared to Akihabara.

You will enjoy unique vintage shops and good old Tokyo style.

 

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That’s it for today 🙂 Hope you got some idea from this article!

Chloe

Born and raised in Japan. Studied in the U.S. 100 % Japanese food and fashion enthusiast with a hint of an entrepreneurial mind.

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