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Trip: Most Popular Activities in Tokyo and Surroundings (November 2019 Ranking)

Trip: Most Popular Activities in Tokyo and Surroundings (November 2019 Ranking)

Date published: 18 November 2019
Last updated: 23 December 2019

Here are the best Activities in Tokyo and Surroundings, with travel tips and more, according to LIVE JAPAN, a top-class travel website for visitors to Japan. Our ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in a given category.

For instance, Oedo-Onsen Monogatari, Mega Web, Myouhou: Japanese public bath and other related spots will be listed. Be sure to check them out during your visit to Tokyo and Surroundings!

Table of Contents
  1. 1.Mega Web
  2. 2.Myouhou: Japanese public bath
  3. 3.Studio Nanairo Asakusa
  4. 4.THE SPA Nishiarai
  5. 5.Hato Bus Tours
  6. 6.Tokyo Japan Fishing
  7. 7.Asakusa Kimono Rental『DAIKICHI』
  8. 8.THE SPA Seijo
  9. 9.Tokyo Ramen Street

1.Mega Web

1.Mega Web

Toyota, one of Japan’s most famous car manufacturers has its own showroom in Palette Town. The theme park where you can “See, Ride, and Feel Cars” offers an exciting experience for both young and old. From safety to environmental topics, learn everything there is to know about Toyota’s cars here – all of that without an entry fee. There are things to do in Odaiba for literally everyone.

2.Myouhou: Japanese public bath

2.Myouhou: Japanese public bath

Myohoyu is a public bath with a bright atmosphere, and their glass-sided building allow the view of the lobby from the street. It has a big dressing room, and in the resting space, a wide selection of the beverages are available for purchase.

About the bath:
- Hot-water is heated using firewood so it has an established reputation of the water being soft and not stingy
- Shampoos and such are available in the bath room, so it is ok to bring only the towel with you
- The crib is placed in the ladies’ side of the bath room
- Provides lavender bath every Sundays
- Clean washing place
- Sauna available

  • Myouhou: Japanese public bath
    • Address 4-32-4, Nishiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 171-0021
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    • Nearest Station Ikebukuro Station (JR Shonan Shinjuku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Saikyo Line / Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line / Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line / Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line / Seibu Ikebukuro Line / Tobu Tojo Line)
      15 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3957-8433

3.Studio Nanairo Asakusa

3.Studio Nanairo Asakusa

Conveniently located only a three-minute walk from Asakusa Station (subway/Tobu lines), Studio Nana-iro is a “transformational photo studio” right next door to Asakusa’s famous Kaminarimon gate. It can be found in an 8-storey building easily recognizable owing to its scarlet pillars. One of the largest of its kind in the capital, the whole building is set aside for the studio’s photography and transformational experiences. Come delight in a wonderful opportunity to transform yourself into an oiran (courtesan), maiko (apprentice geisha), geisha or samurai and meet a brand-new you.

*The reception staff provide service English (and Chinese, too), so overseas customers can visit without worry.
*There are more than 200 costumes (both kimono and dresses) in stock. In particular, the elegant and colorful wedding kimono are popular among both Japanese and overseas customers.
*A professional hair stylist will bring out the very best of your charms.
*A professional photographer will capture a perfect moment at one of four different photo studios.
*The studio is partnered with and offers coupons for a number of neighboring Asakusa enterprises, including rickshaw services, restaurants, and cake shops. There are also events held to provide customers with a wonderful experience while visiting the Asakusa area.

  • Studio Nanairo Asakusa
    Studio Nanairo Asakusa
    浅草変身写真館 スタジオ七色
    • Address 2-17-8 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 111-0034
    • Nearest Station Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Toei Asakusa Line / Tobu Isesaki Line (Tobu Sky Tree Line) / Tsukuba Express)
      3 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3843-7716

4.THE SPA Nishiarai

4.THE SPA Nishiarai

● The “löyly (Finland style sauna experience)” event is especially popular
Come experience one of the top three high-salinity natural hot springs in all of Tokyo’s 23 wards. In particular, recommend the “löyly” event.
Aromatic water is poured on heated rocks to produce steam, while our staff uses towels to send a wave of heat to guests.
In the men’s bath, staff members who send the wave of heat are dressed in suits (during the event).
It’s more entertaining than you’d ever imagine for a sauna experience.
This event switches between men’s and women’s spa areas on the 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, and 30th of every month.

● Our bathing areas
Ancient seaweed and other plants have blended into the mineral strata in our abundance of natural hot spring baths, offering both indoor and outdoor bathing.
Our jet bath, silky bath, and sauna are available with yellow earth, mist, and salt options.
The mist sauna is especially good for those who aren’t fond of the high temperature in a typical sauna.
* The natural hot springs are heated, watered, filtered, and circulated.

● So many ways to relax
Some of our options include “seitai” massage, Thai massage, “akasuri” body scrub, and Bali-style beauty treatment.

5.Hato Bus Tours

5.Hato Bus Tours

Since our establishment in 1948, we have been providing guided sightseeing tours that delight Japanese and overseas visitors alike. You will be accompanied by our guides, who are all accredited guide-interpreters with seasoned knowledge of Japanese history and culture. First time visitors will soon gain a deeper understanding of the cities of Tokyo as they receive an explanation in addition to a view.

We offer over 30 recommended tours, including a quick tour of Tokyo's main tourist sites that takes as little as one hour without getting off a bus, a trip around the World Heritage sites of Nikko Toshogu Shrine, and a one-day Hakone round trip that gives you a leisurely tour of the sites and lets you indulge in open-air hot spring baths. This great selection ensures that you can choose courses as you wish based on what you want to do, where you want to go, or your schedule. Our charming bus tours will enhance your Tokyo sightseeing opportunities more through special experiences, allowing you to create fabulous memories.

*Reservations required. Please book by phone or by using the official website below.
*Customers arriving via JR lines, please check the ””Access from JR Hamamatsucho Station to the reception counter”” section.

  • Hato Bus Tours
    Hato Bus Tours
    はとバスツアー
    • Address World Trade Center Building Annex 1F, 2-4-1 Hamamatsucho, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-6101
    • Nearest Station Hamamatsucho Station (JR Keihin-Tohoku Line / JR Yamanote Line)
      3 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3435-6081

6.Tokyo Japan Fishing

6.Tokyo Japan Fishing

The pier is near Asakusa and Tsukiji Fish Market. Both are a 2-minute walk from the nearest station. Easy access! Fishing is a fun activity in Tokyo!Head for the fishing sites enjoying close-up views of famous Tokyo sites such as Skytree and Tsukiji. Boats are private rentals so you can board at the time you desire as well as select a course. One fish we target in particular is Japanese sea bass.

Our boats primarily fish with lures and avoid bait, so no need to worry about the smell. Many overseas visitors join us year-round. We rent out a complete set of fishing equipment so there is no need to bring anything! Our boats are limited to a maximum of four customers and have toilets, so beginners and women can also enjoy without worries.

How to Book
Please enquire about your preferred date and time using the email address on our website, or by sending message through one of our social media channels.
Home page here:
https://tokyo-japan-fishing.com/

Email here:
b.w.tokyo.japan@gmail.com

  • Tokyo Japan Fishing
    Tokyo Japan Fishing
    Tokyo Japan Fishing
    • Address 1-23 Azumabashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, 130-0001
    • Nearest Station Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Toei Asakusa Line / Tobu Isesaki Line (Tobu Sky Tree Line) / Tsukuba Express)
      3 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 080-5389-8951

7.Asakusa Kimono Rental『DAIKICHI』

7.Asakusa Kimono Rental『DAIKICHI』

Daikichi's Eight Advantages
1) We offer the most reasonably priced rental rates in the Asakusa area! Men's and women's kimonos and yukatas can be rented for as little as 1880 JPY!
2) We welcome walk-ins and large parties, and we are open all year round, Just bring yourself!
3) We are conveniently located just a minute's walk from Asakusa Station and the Asakusa Senso-ji temple (Kaminarimon gate)!
4)We have English and Chinese-speaking staff, so we can look after you in English and Chinese!
5) A professional photographer will take a photo of you in the studio located in our store for free (we also have lots of photo props ready).
6) If the weather is bad on the day of your reservation making going outside difficult, you can switch to our photo course!
7) All family members are welcome (We can handle children who are 80cm or taller and adults up to L size)
8) Of course we can help with your graduation photos and shichi-go-san celebration!

*Please note that business hours change according to the season.
Open 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from November to March
9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from April to October (Open year-round)

8.THE SPA Seijo

8.THE SPA Seijo

Our natural hot spring is a hydrogen carbonate spring originating 1200 meters below ground. Kuroyu (hot black water) is a feature of natural hot springs in Tokyo, and as a product of ancient sea grasses and plants that merged into the rock layer, it is rich in minerals. Kuroyu has a velvety alkaline quality that is soft on the skin and is known for its heat retaining and moisturizing properties.
*The source water of our natural hot spring is additionally heated, and some filtration and circulation equipment is used.

Relaxation Rooms
We offer three different relaxation rooms!
●Kaiun (Theme of deep sea)
A medium- to low-heat relaxation room where hot yoga lessons are held. Effects include improved resistance to cold.

●Chinen (Theme of geotherm)
A medium- to low-heat relaxation room with natural rock salt on the walls. Effects of the mineral-rich natural rock salt include recovery from physical exhaustion.

●Shinka (Theme of forest))
A relaxation room equipped with reclining chairs and Ryukyu-tatami mats. Please take it easy here after your bath.

  • THE SPA Seijo
    • Address Central wellness town the second floor, 3-20-2, Chitosedai, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 157-0071
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    • Nearest Station Chitose-Funabashi Station (Odakyu Odawara Line)
      15 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-5429-1526

9.Tokyo Ramen Street

9.Tokyo Ramen Street

Street exclusively for leading ramen restaurants located on the basement floor of the Yaesu South Exit of Tokyo Station. The original concept was the ramen restaurants you want to go first in Tokyo and four restaurants including very popular Rokurinsha in Osaki, Tokyo where people queued up for its ramen, were originally opened in the street in 2009.

In 2011, they had a grand opening with another four selected restaurants including Tokyo Station Ikaruga not to bore people with their ramen even if they eat ramen 7 days a week. Since then, new style ramen restaurants, Kizo serving Sendai beef tongue Negi-Shio (spring onion and salt) ramen, Oreshiki Jun serving pork born broth ramen and Soranoiro NIPPON were newly opened and the street is continuously developed. This is a new spot for foodies to enjoy famous Japanese flavors all in one place. It is directly connected to the station and the restaurants open from early morning. It is very handy to stop by on the way to your destination.

  • Tokyo Ramen Street
    • Address The Tokyo Station first Avenue the first floor of the basement south street, 1-9-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005
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    • Nearest Station Tokyo Station (Tokaido Shinkansen Line / Hokkaido Shinkansen Line / Tohoku Shinkansen Line / Akita Shinkansen Line / Yamagata Shinkansen Line / Joetsu Shinkansen Line / Hokuriku Shinkansen Line / JR Tokaido Main Line / JR Yokosuka Line / JR Sobu Main Line / JR Sobu Main Line (Rapid) / JR Keihin-Tohoku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Chuo Main Line / JR Keiyo Line / JR Ueno Tokyo Line / Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line)
      1 minute on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3210-0077
*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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