88 things to do in Tokyo, part 2

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88 things to do in Tokyo, part 2

Tokyo City Keiba

88 things to do in Tokyo
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11. Mull over some pre-modern art...

Based around the collection of Tobu Railway founder Kaichiro Nezu, this is one of Tokyo’s best museums for traditional Japanese and East Asian art, and its Kengo Kuma-designed building is a stunner.
Edo-Tokyo Museum Map and opening hours

12. Head to toy shop heaven...

Parents might want to leave the kids at home before heading to the five-floor Kiddy Land, lest they end up spending a fortune on flashy toys and Hello Kitty merchandise.
Kiddy Land Map and opening hours

13. Fight like a samurai...

A regular fixture in Japanese period dramas, stage swordfighting experts Shido Juku also hold regular workshops where members of the public can unleash their inner samurai.
Shido Juku Map and contact details

14. Scoop up a Tokyo-style souvenir...

The in-house shop at the National Art Center, Tokyo does a lot more than sell postcards: it also stocks an array of Tokyo- and Japan-themed goods that, as the name says, make for great souvenirs.
Souvenir From Tokyo Map and opening hours

15. Keep it handmade...

A haven for haberdashery enthusiasts, Shinjuku’s Okadaya offers seven floors of buttons, threads and fabrics, alongside wigs, cosmetics and stage make-up.
Okadaya Map and opening hours

16. Bet on a night race...

Looking for an offbeat date spot? The nocturnal ‘Twinkle Race’ at Tokyo City Keiba racetrack has become a surprisingly popular destination for young couples.
Tokyo City Keiba Map and opening hours

17. Hop aboard a swimming bus...

When a conventional tour just won’t do, hop aboard this amphibious bus, which plies the streets around Tokyo Skytree before going for a swim in the nearby river.
Sky Duck Map and opening hours

18. Have curry with your chicken...

‘Would you like curried rice with that?’ the staff invariably ask customers when they place their first order at this upscale yakitori (grilled chicken) restaurant. Trust us: just say yes.
Ginza Torishige Map and opening hours

19. Catch a classic jazz gig...

While its competitors aim for pricey dinner-lounge chic, this long-running jazz haunt is strictly about the music – and it attracts some top-level Japanese and international talent.
Shinjuku Pit Inn Map and opening hours

20. Puff on a hookah...

The most curious watering hole in Asakusa (if not all of eastern Tokyo), Bonji Bar treats visitors to hookah pipes and ‘strange liquor’ including ginseng brandy and cannabis vodka.
Bonji Bar Map and opening hours

88 things to do in Tokyo
1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 | 31-40 | 41-50 | 51-60 | 61-70 | 71-80 | 81-88

By Time Out writers
Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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