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Tokyo Trip: Most Popular Other Sightseeing in Tokyo and Surroundings (September 2019 Ranking)

Tokyo Trip: Most Popular Other Sightseeing in Tokyo and Surroundings (September 2019 Ranking)

Date published: 8 October 2019

Here are the best Other Sightseeing 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, Ueno Chuo Dori street (Ueno Chuo Dori Shop Association), Cat Café Calico Shinjuku Store, NEKOBUKURO and other related spots will be listed. Be sure to check them out during your visit to Tokyo and Surroundings!

1.Ueno Chuo Dori street (Ueno Chuo Dori Shop Association)

1.Ueno Chuo Dori street (Ueno Chuo Dori Shop Association)

Ueno Hirokouji street has a storied history, beginning with its construction in year 2 of the Kan’ei Era (1625) as a Monzencho, or temple town. The area prospered as a part of the Shogun’s itinerary on outings, and during the Genroku Era (1688-1704), it became known as one of the three great main streets in Edo (the old name for Tokyo) alongside Ryougoku and Asakusa. The area would experience various resurgences after suffering repeated damage from earthquakes and fires, and has since grown to be one of the foremost entertainment districts in Tokyo.
The Ueno Chuo Dori Shop Association consists of about 100 member stores, including long-established venues to commercial facilities and even railway operators, located in the 1000-meter (0.63 mile) “Chuo Dori” street spanning between Ueno Hirokouji street and Ueno Station.
The Ueno area has grown to include famed sightseeing spots such as Ueno Onshi Park with museums and cultural facilities, Ameyoko district with the wide variety of shops, and the Ueno Hirokouji street and Okamachi areas, all of which have evolved around Ueno Chuo Dori street, making it one of Japan’s most treasured towns.

2.Cat Café Calico Shinjuku Store

2.Cat Café Calico Shinjuku Store

One of the biggest cat cafés in Tokyo, with more than 40 cats.
More than 20 varieties of cats are living carefreely in the store separated in two floors.

Why don't you spend some time with the cats while enjoying a delicious drink?
Drinks: a flat fee of 300 JPY
Beer: 600 JPY
Snacks: 500-600 JPY

Customers must be 13 or older to enter.
Customers aged 13-15 may be required to show identification (passport, etc.).

There are lockers available for storing luggage.
Holding the cats is prohibited.

Caution: About feline panleukopenia

There have been cases of feline panleukopenia in Tokyo, so please be careful.
We will not permit admission of those who have visited cat cafés where the outbreaks have occurred. Our cafe does not contain any cats who have been infected with feline panleukopenia, and has never had an outbreak before.

  • Cat Café Calico Shinjuku Store
    • Address Fuji Building 5 - 6F, 1-16-2, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0021
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    • Nearest Station Shinjuku Station (JR Shonan Shinjuku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Chuo Main Line / JR Saikyo Line / Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line / Toei Shinjuku Line / Toei Oedo Line / Keio Line / Keio New Line / Odakyu Odawara Line)
      3 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-6457-6387

3.NEKOBUKURO

3.NEKOBUKURO

Welcome to the Nekobukuro district, a mysterious town of cats.
You can spend leisurely days together with a group of 30 cats.
When you enter our cat community, you can get to learn and experience many things about the cats, including their mysterious social interactions, their natural behavior, and how they spend time with us humans. You can also actually pet them.
At our facility, in addition to marvelling at their cuteness, you can also enjoy the full cat experience.
We recommend our services to people who are making their ””cat debut”” and petting cats for the first time, and people who love cats but are unable to care for one themselves. When spending a little time in the world of cats, please make sure to ensure the cats also enjoy themselves by properly following the rules.

We have cats of many different breeds and personalities, so you are certain to find a feline friend that is the perfect match.

We are located seven minutes on foot from Ikebukuro Station's East Exit. Go to the eigth floor of Tokyu Hands and look for our large, distinctive cat-shaped door.

  • NEKOBUKURO
    • Address Tokyu Hands Ikebukuro store 8F, 1-28-10, Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 170-0013
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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)
      7 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-5953-5628

4.EXPERIENCE SUGINAMI TOKYO

4.EXPERIENCE SUGINAMI TOKYO

Hello! We are the Chuosen Aruaru Project (English site name: EXPERIENCE SUGINAMI TOKYO), providing sightseeing information on Suginami Ward in Tokyo. Koenji, Asagaya, Ogikubo, and Nishi-Ogikubo—just 10 minutes from Shinjuku, the appeal of this area is definitely its distinctive shopping streets. Unique, independently run restaurants offer a kind of Japanese hospitality not found in Tokyo’s downtown entertainment districts. This area is also packed with the appeal called “Chuo Line Culture” cultivated among various events such as Tokyo Koenji Awa-Odori and Asagaya Tanabata Matsuri Festival, and also among local lives such as antiques, music, anime, used clothing and more. With the catchphrase “Suginami, the extraordinary!” the Chuosen Aruaru Project introduces the everyday charm of this area, not able to experience at major tourist spots, through “sightseeing.”
*We are the group that mainly provides information. Please see organizer websites, etc. for information on events and other details.

5.Shibuya Chikamichi Lounge

5.Shibuya Chikamichi Lounge

Located on the B1 floor of Shibuya Station, offers spaces with a variety of functionalities including a women's powder room created in collaboration with the digital photobook of the photographer-movie director, Mika Ninagawa, and a space for children.

  • Shibuya Chikamichi Lounge
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    • Address Tokyo Metro Shibuya Station B1 floor, 2-1-1, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0043
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    • Nearest Station Shibuya Station (JR Shonan Shinjuku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Saikyo Line / Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line / Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line / Tokyu Toyoko Line / Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line / Keio Inokashira Line)
      1 minute on foot

6.Ishikawa Brewery

6.Ishikawa Brewery

Ishikawa Brewery has a long history with the brewing business dating back to 1863 and the kura (warehouse) to 1880. The original main kura and the new one built in 1897 are registered tangible cultural properties. Tamajiman, which is the representative sake of this brewery, has maintained its traditional flavor since its debut in 1933 and remains widely loved to this day. Local beer is also brewed here, and you can taste fresh local beer in a restaurant inside the site. There are Japanese and soba (buckwheat noodles) restaurants inside a warehouse constructed in 1898 where you can enjoy menus that go well with local sake and beer. The brewery also has a museum where you can learn about the history of brewing in the Edo, Meiji and Showa eras. The brewery is a 5-minute ride by taxi or a 15-minute walk from the south gate of JR Haijima Station.

7.Sangenjaya Tourist Information SANCHA3

7.Sangenjaya Tourist Information SANCHA3

An information center about sightseeing in Setagaya Tokyo, offering pamphlets, maps, event information and seasonal information. Our staff speak English, and we have signage and pamphlets in various languages.
You can also encounter a small robot or a beckoning cat (Maneki Neko)! We're conveniently located in the station, so please come and visit.

Have you heard of Setagaya?
Setagaya is a bustling district easily accessible from Shinjuku and Shibuya. The area is perfect for shopping, offers a variety of dining options, has shrines and temples in the residential areas, hosts various events all year around, and boasts of a lush green landscape. In Setagaya, you can experience what it's like to live in Tokyo. Take a leisurely walk and make some exciting discoveries.

You can view our Setagaya Guide Book (in English) on our official website (http://www.kanko-setagaya.jp/).

8.Cat Café Calico Kichijoji Store

8.Cat Café Calico Kichijoji Store

Our 25 cats live in a café with two types of rooms--Japanese and western rooms.
Spend your time with the cats in a calming interior.

The Kichijoji Store is filled with manga. Customers can interact with the cats, read manga, and have a relaxing time.
There is a maximum charge for admission.

Children are welcome to visit the Kichijoji store.
Please refrain from holding the cats.
There are lockers available for storing luggage.

*The Kichijoji store has no cats infected with feline panleukopenia, and we have never had an outbreak before.

Caution: About feline panleukopenia

There have been cases of feline panleukopenia in Tokyo, so please be careful.
We will not permit admission of those who have visited cat cafés where the outbreaks have occurred. Our cafe does not contain any cats who have been infected with feline panleukopenia, and has never had an outbreak before.

*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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