Get away to Central Tokyo! Enjoy the temples, monuments, and museums.

Discover the metropolitan area of Central Tokyo—temples, monuments, and top sights from Yasukuni Shrine to Nippon Budokan.

Top Hotels in Central Tokyo

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Gracery Shinjuku
Hotel Gracery Shinjuku
4 out of 5
1-19-1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
¥15,702
per night
Nov 17 - Nov 18

Located in Shinjuku, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Robot Restaurant and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (8,522 reviews)

"Great location, comfortable bed. Speedy check-in and checkout."…"

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Hotel Gracery Shinjuku
APA Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower
APA Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower
3 out of 5
1-20-2 Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo
¥8,264
per night
Dec 9 - Dec 10

Located in Shinjuku, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Omoide Yokocho and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and Meiji ...

3.9/5Good! (5,004 reviews)

"Convenient location, however room size is really small."…"

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

APA Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower
APA Hotel Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
APA Hotel Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
3 out of 5
2-2-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
¥8,264
per night
Dec 9 - Dec 10

Located in Shinjuku, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Isetan Department Store Shinjuku. Robot Restaurant and Samurai ...

4/5Very Good! (3,181 reviews)

"Efficient check in and check out service, clean, tidy facilities with reasonable amenities."…"

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

APA Hotel Shinjuku Gyoen-mae

Popular things to do in Central Tokyo

Tokyo Tower
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Tokyo Tower

4.5/5(1,132 reviews)

Appearing as if a Paris landmark has been teleported to Tokyo, this Eiffel-inspired structure offers great daytime or evening 360-degree views of the city.

Tokyo Imperial Palace
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Tokyo Imperial Palace

4.5/5(1,331 reviews)

This site was first a shogun residence, then the home for Japan’s emperor. Destroyed in World War II, it was reconstructed to its original splendor.

Ueno Park
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Ueno Park

4.5/5(1,016 reviews)

Home to important museums, shrines and one of the city’s most photographed ponds, this public park is a perfect one-stop destination for culture and tranquility.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

4.5/5(755 reviews)

A stroll through this peaceful, colorful garden is the highlight of a trip to Tokyo at any time of year. It is especially popular for the cherry blossoms of spring.

Yasukuni Shrine
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Yasukuni Shrine

4.5/5(59 reviews)

A shrine in central Tokyo honors those who died in nearly a century of wars while the adjacent museum documents Japan’s military history.

Roppongi Hills
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Roppongi Hills

4.5/5(15 reviews)

This multi-use complex in southern Tokyo has hundreds of shops, an art museum and a spectacular vantage point for bird’s-eye views of the city.

Top activities in Central Tokyo

Robot Restaurant Show
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Robot Restaurant Show

¥6,500

Get ready for a night of eye-popping entertainment like nothing you've seen at the Robot Restaurant, where bright lights, techno music, dinosaurs, and dancers combine with—of course—robots for a sensory spectacle in the heart of the Kabukicho red-light district.

Full-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour in Tokyo with Cruise
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Full-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour in Tokyo with Cruise

¥11,000

Discover Tokyo's top attractions by bus. In morning you can feel the Japanese history going through Meiji Shrine, the imperial palace and Sensouij temple in Asakusa. In afternoon you will experience modern Japan at the Tokyo Sky Tree tower and Tokyo Bay Cruise.

Full-Day Mt. Fuji Bus Tour:4D Flight Experience-Fuji Airways
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Full-Day Mt. Fuji Bus Tour:4D Flight Experience-Fuji Airways

¥13,000

Best bus tour to visit Mt. Fuji! Focused on taking the best view of Mt.Fuji as stayingat Fuji area all day! Visiting Oshino hakkai, traditional villadge famous for 8 beatiful ponds, Oshino Ninja Villadge to do unique ninja activities.

Mount Fuji, Lake Ashi & Hakone National Park by Bullet Train
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Mount Fuji, Lake Ashi & Hakone National Park by Bullet Train

¥15,500

Leave the hustle and bustle of Tokyo behind on this escape to Japan’s highest mountain and volcano—Mount Fuji. Enjoy a scenic cruise on the immaculate Lake Ashi, and then take in stunning sights while soaring on the Hakone Komagatake Ropeway before returning to Tokyo by bullet train.

Hop-On / Off Bus Tour in Tokyo
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Hop-On / Off Bus Tour in Tokyo

¥3,600

Discover the metropolis of Tokyo with convenience and ease on the Sky Hop bus. Over the course of a day, hop on and off at 9 stops along 2 routes for a comprehensive tour of the city. Listen to informative commentary as you ride, and jump off for a closer look at landmarks and lively neighborhoods.

Go-Kart Experience on Tokyo Roads
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Go-Kart Experience on Tokyo Roads

¥3,282

Hop behind the wheel of a go-kart and travel the streets of Tokyo in one of the most unique ways possible. This tour lets you cruise by iconic sights like Tokyo Tower, Meiji Shrine, and Akihabara Electric Town with the novelty of riding in a go-kart.

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Central Tokyo

Best Tours in Tokyo for Anime Fans
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Best Tours in Tokyo for Anime Fans

Discover the best places in Japan for otaku on an anime tour of Tokyo. Go shopping in Akihabara, get tickets to the Ghibli Museum, and cosplay in Tokyo.

Rugby World Cup Japan: Things to Do Between Matches
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Rugby World Cup Japan: Things to Do Between Matches

Crouch, bind, set for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan! With matches spread over 12 venues in cities across the country, traveling for the Rugby World Cup lets you experience Japanese culture and hospitality beyond the usual tourist cities.

Sustainable Travel & Ecotourism in Japan
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Sustainable Travel & Ecotourism in Japan

From the serenity of ancient shrines to the electric lights of Akihabara, here are some sustainable tourism tips for being a responsible traveler in Japan.