Tokyo has gained quite a bit of popularity in recent years as a travel destination. The capital of Japan has benefited in no small part by the weaker Yen and previous moves by the government to ease visa restrictions from visitors of nearby countries. With a population of 13 million people, the metropolis offers a great juxtaposition of the exotic and ultramodern. This is a city of maid cafes, of restaurants run by ninjas and where you can hire professional cuddlers to hug you for a small fee. At the other end of the scale, some parts of the city offer a peek into a more traditional side of Japan.
If you are also heading west, check out this recommended itinerary for Osaka and Kyoto full of lesser-known attractions.
I have visited Tokyo for seven times now and I always end up discovering a lot of new things to do in the city with each visit. Like the previous itineraries I’ve made, here are some suggestions on things to do in Tokyo and I have segregated the activities for first-timers, shopaholics and people seeking for something more unique.