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What are some must-visit spots in Tokyo?

My fiance and I are going to Tokyo for our honeymoon in fall of 2014 and neither of us have ever been.  Even though it's our honeymoon and it's suppose to be romantic and all, we're really open to anything since we're pretty adventurous people.  Would love to hear your suggestions.

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  • Jason Mraz

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    Kurkku Village is a must. Owned and operated by international music producer Takeshi Kobayshi, Kurkku Village is Built out of shipping containers and reclaimed materials. designed by world famous architect Masamichi Katayama, it's a little bit art gallery, botanical garden, trendy bar, cafe, upscale Restaurant, casual coffee shop, noodle bar, juice bar, salon, spa, you name it. Each Container is its own shop and store to cater to your cravings. For green lovers and a hip aesthetic, this is Tokyo's best. Come for a breezy lunch or have dinner and stay til 4am at a beautiful bar with the best analog sound system in Tokyo.

    And just throwing this out there, but Tokyu Store is essentially the Target of
    Japan. For all things weird, shop there. There's also a cute cafe on the
    roof.

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      That sounds like a pretty amazing high-tech village, and good tip on that Tokyu Store! Thanks, man! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Melissa Hogan

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    I only had 72 hours in Tokyo but feel like I packed a lot in. I'd recommend getting out to the Tsukiji Fish Market - if you can, go for the tuna auctions at 5am, otherwise the inner market is closed to the public until 9am. Have a sushi breakfast at one of the restaurants in the outer market.

    Sensoji Temple is pretty interesting, though it's always thronging with tourists. There's a near shopping street leading up to the temple where you can get some yummy ningyo-yaki (little cakes filled with red bean paste) and souvenirs.

    If you want the best aerial view of Tokyo, buy your ticket early for the Tokyo Sky Tree . Tokyo Tower is another great viewing option, although not nearly as high.

    If you're in town on a Sunday head to Harajuku to see people dressed up in some crazy costumes/outfits. Shopping on Takeshita street can be an interesting time as well. Speaking of shopping, SHIBUYA 109 is a neat experience, dozens of boutiques in a circular, multi-level mall-like setting.

    If you want to see the neon on Tokyo, a visit to Akihabara is in order. If you want to buy anything that plugs in or takes batteries, you can find it here.

    You should also check out a cat cafe while you're in town. :)

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      How did you manage this squeeze all this into 72 hours? It all sounds awesome! I love food, so I'm most intrigued by the Tsukiji Fish Market. I actually first learned about it in the Jiro Dreams of Sushi documentary, but didn't know about their public hours or that I could dine around it. Thanks, Melissa! · (0 likelikes)

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      I didn't stop. lol Also, it's worth noting that the train system there is run by two different companies so figuring out the subways can be a bit confusing. I flew into Narita and bought a combo N'EX return ticket and pre-paid Suica card, which could be used on all trains (https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/suica-nex/index.html) I then complemented that with a 2-day unlimited use Tokyo Metro pass (http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/ticket/value/travel/index.html#anc02) · (3 likelikes)

    • Sunil G.

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      That's very good to know. Save for ordering sushi, I don't speak a word of Japanese, so it would probably be an extra pain to get lost there. Thanks for the info and the links! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Veronica Belmont

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    Since you're adventurous... Super Potato is a great arcade / retro gaming shop in Akihabara. So many cool games and peripherals! It's not that hard to find, really. I mean, it looks like this on the outside! Another adventurous thing is Akihabara. One of my favorite spots!

    For a really... unique experience, go to Calico Cat Cafe! Get a coffee, play with a ton of cats.

    If you want to visit a shrine, Meiji Shrine is one of my favorites!

    Also, take the train and get off at the Harajuku Station and wander around for hours.

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      Get coffee and play with cats? I'm surprised yet not surprised at the same time. These all sound great. Thanks, Veronica! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Kim Mott (Mance)

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    Go to Yakitori Alley . Took this blog's recommendation while in Tokyo and LOVED it. Anywhere you land in Yakitori Alley will be great.

    For an absolutely gorgeous spot that gives a feeling of Old Tokyo, visit Yanaka Cemetery . All around the cemetery are many shrines and temples which are completely worth a visit. It's also very near the Yanaka Market , which is a fun smaller market just down the hill from the Yanaka Cemetery, and it totally has a fun cat meme thing going.

    Then there's... Akihabara /Electric Town!! Gotta do it for the sheer spectacle.

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    • YingLiang L.

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      You should go to Shimokitazawa. It is like a hippie sort of place. I loved the vibe there with a good number of vintage shops. Good to spend an afternoon walking around. This is the food guide that was shared by my airbnb host when i stayed at Shimokitazawa. And another one is a list of shops there. http://dw38638.blogspot.jp http://tokyotelephone.com/tokyo-vintage-shopping-shimokitazawa/ · (0 likelikes)

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  • Katherine Gaffney

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    I liked the Tokyo Prince Hotel. For real splurging do the Park Hyatt Tokyo.

    Shinjuku for shopping
    Roppongi for bars
    Akihabara for electronics and rapping dudes in front of stores
    Harajuku for shopping/people watching

    Definitely go to top bar at Park Hyatt, they have live music but there is about a $20 cover.

    Subway passes are about $10 a day unlimited, although if you are out late, you need to get an expensive cab.

    I would recommend to add Kyoto to your trip as well

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      Thanks Katherine! Good to know about transportation, and that bar at the top of the Park Hyatt!! · (1 likelikes)

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    You should go to Shimokitazawa. It is like a hippie sort of place. I loved the vibe there with a good number of vintage shops. Good to spend an afternoon walking around. This is the food guide that was shared by my airbnb host when i stayed at Shimokitazawa. And another one is a list of shops there. http://dw38638.blogspot.jp http://tokyotelephone.com/tokyo-vintage-shopping-shimokitazawa/

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      This sounds great! Thanks for the suggestions and the links YingLiang! · (0 likelikes)

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  • bosse erichsen

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    hi there,

    i would try the Rainbow Bridge Tokyo it is quite nice and if you cross it you come to a beautiful island in the harbor where you can find a really nice building which has an artifical sky inside ( sry i cant seem to remember the name but it is a main attraction there so should not be to hard to figure it out) and also lots of restaurants , stores and such... a really cute cat cafe is just next to it :))

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      Thank you Bosse! I've heard of that cat cafe! There's actually one being built near where I live. Crazy world! · (0 likelikes)

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