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Awesome Things to Do In Japan: 10 Most Popular Activities in Tokyo and Surroundings! (January 2020 Ranking)

Awesome Things to Do In Japan: 10 Most Popular Activities in Tokyo and Surroundings! (January 2020 Ranking)

Date published: 12 February 2020

Here are the most popular Activities in Tokyo and Surroundings, according to leading travel website Live Japan! Our ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in the past month. Be sure to add them to your Japan travel plan when you visit Tokyo and Surroundings!

Table of Contents
  1. 1.Mega Web
  2. 2.Studio Nanairo Asakusa
  3. 3.Myouhou: Japanese public bath
  4. 4.Ooedo Onsen Monogatari Odaiba Tokyo
  5. 5.THE SPA Nishiarai
  6. 6.Tokyo Ramen Street
  7. 7.Tokyo Japan Fishing
  8. 8.THE SPA Seijo
  9. 9.Active AKIBA Batting Center
  10. 10.Jakotsuyu

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.Studio Nanairo Asakusa

2.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

3.Myouhou: Japanese public bath

3.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.

[Regarding 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

4.Ooedo Onsen Monogatari Odaiba Tokyo

4.Ooedo Onsen Monogatari Odaiba Tokyo

Located only a thirty-minute train ride from Tokyo Station is the city's biggest hot spring theme park where you can experience authentic hot springs in Tokyo. As well as hot bath facilities such as a foot bath (Japanese garden), large public bath, and open-air baths, our building which makes you feel as if you are transported through time to the Edo period is also very popular with foreign tourists. Wearing your free rental yukata, you can enjoy fairs, shows, and events, as well as authentic Japanese food and sweets. Our hot spring theme park is perfect for a day's outing with empty hands, recommended for everyone from couples to groups and families.

*We have a banquet hall for groups of 4-300 people. (advance reservation required)
*We also have exciting events and shows from time to time. Check the event information for more details.

*Entry is not permitted for people with tattoos, tattoo stickers, or body paint, nor customers with pets. There are also other cases when staff may refuse entry.

5.THE SPA Nishiarai

5.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.

6.Tokyo Ramen Street

6.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

7.Tokyo Japan Fishing

7.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

8.THE SPA Seijo

8.THE SPA Seijo

About the Hot Spring
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.Active AKIBA Batting Center

9.Active AKIBA Batting Center

Indoor batting cages on the ninth floor of Yodobashi-Akiba, directly connected to JR Akihabara Station.
Our seven plate lanes offer the latest high-grade pitching machines and pitching practice boards equipped with speed guns installed in a single lane. Our pitching machines are three rotor machines that can pitch neat straight balls and a variety of breaking balls. Also, Topgun air shoot pitching machines, high-speed pitching machines that allow you to select speeds from 80-170km/h, are adopted. The image of current pro players is projected onto a 60-inch monitor, so you can enjoy realistic matches against a pro.
Also, in our fifth plate lanes, you can enjoy a hit judging system that measures the speed and distance the ball would travel at the moment you hit, telling you if you've made a hit or a home run. Also, our 'VS. mode' that allows spectators to select the speed and type of pitch for each ball is very popular! On weekdays, we also offer daily specials and reserved batters' boxes. We look forward to seeing you here!

10.Jakotsuyu

10.Jakotsuyu

This traditional Asakusa sento (public bathhouse) was founded in the Edo Period. Its natural hot-spring baths use an odourless, blackish-brown water called kuroyu. Kuroyu is a cold (under 25°C) mineral spring that occurs naturally with underground water and contains dissolved organic substances such as grass and leaves. Bathing in this hot water warms your body to the bone, and the warmth stays with you. A large mural of Mt. Fuji adorns the wall of this typical Japanese-style bath. Both male and female baths are equipped with hot-spring, milky-water, jet, pulse, open-air and cold-water baths as well as an electric sauna. As part of a refurbishing in 2009, hand-rails were installed in the baths to make them accessible to a wider age group. Necessities such as towels and toothbrushes are available for purchase. End your day of sightseeing in Asakusa with a traditional, piping hot bath. A three-minute walk from the No. 3 Exit of Tawaramachi Subway Station, or a five-minute walk from the A1 Exit of Asakusa Station of Toei Asakusa Line.

  • Jakotsuyu
    • Address 1-11-11, Asakusa, Taitou-ku, Tokyo, 111-0032
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    • Nearest Station Tawaramachi Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)
      3 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3841-8645
*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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