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Romantic Guide to Tokyo

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The huge metropolis of Tokyo is probably one of the only places in Japan that people all over the world have heard about - but where's the best place to start when you're looking to share some romantic moments with your significant other?

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  • Couples
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • LGBT
  • Trendsetter

6 Places

4 City Tips

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6 Places

Tokyo Tower

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings

TOKYO Solamachi

, Shopping Malls

Sunshine Aquarium

Aquariums

Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park)

Beaches, Parks

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Government Buildings, Lookouts

Ueno Zoo

Zoos

YumeAbe's City Tips

  • Tokyo is known for being one of the most expensive cities on earth. Be prepared to pay much higher prices than you might be used to for dining out, shopping, etc.
  • Public transportation in Japan is excellent. The fast and efficient subway and bus system is extensive, covering every area you'd hope to visit.
  • If in doubt, public transport employees are generally kind, polite and helpful. Don't be afraid to ask for directions.
  • Tokyo is probably the most fashionable city in the world - but so much so, that you can comfortably wear whatever you like and start a new trend!
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    Tokyo Tower
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
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    YumeAbe Says:

    Featured in many movies - both national and international - Tokyo Tower is to Tokyo what the Empire State Building is to New York City, and there's no more iconic place to head to at night, for romantic views of the illuminated, twinkling metropolis. The construction of Tokyo Tower inspired many Japanese people after the end of World War II - it was built as the country was recovering and therefore came to symbolize hope and new beginnings. The ideal place for grand gestures, too, perhaps!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Trendsetter
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • One of the best places to see the Tokyo Tower in all its splendor from afar is the observation platform of the World Trade Center in Minatao-ku.
    • From the Akababashi Intersection, you can enjoy an amazing view of the tower.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 555 things to do in Minato
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best Tokyo Observation Deck - an Experience. 14/07/2018
    • Simply Awesome 13/07/2018
    • Tokyo Tower
    Address:
    4-2-8 Shibakoen
    Minato 105-0011
    Tokyo Prefecture
    Phone:
    +81 3-3433-5111
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Other:
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    TOKYO Solamachi
    , Shopping Malls
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    YumeAbe Says:

    Opened in 2012, Tokyo Sky Tree is probably more famous than Tokyo Tower nowadays, especially with the younger generation. Head up to the observation platform with your loved one on a sunny day for clear panoramic views of the city - the breathtaking vistas are sure to make for some unforgettable memories. Take your time, and soak them in together.

    Good for
    • LGBT
    • Trendsetter
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • No refund is offered after you've paid, so if you want to be sure of a sunny day, buy the tickets in person the day of, rather than in advance online.
    • Reserving tickets in advance is more expensive.
    • Located in a convenient spot, close to many shops and other sightseeing attractions.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 233 things to do in Sumida
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fun family shopping 09/07/2018
    • Should be called The Skytree Malld 08/07/2018
    • TOKYO Solamachi
    Address:
    1-1-2 Oshiage
    Sumida 131-0045
    Tokyo Prefecture
    Phone:
    +81 570-550-102
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Other:
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    Sunshine Aquarium
    Aquariums
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    YumeAbe Says:

    The cozy Sunshine Aquarium in Ikebukuro is a popular date spot, and a great escape from the crowded streets of the area. Although small in size, there's still plenty to keep you entertained, and fewer people means more peace and quiet - rather a novelty in Ikebukuro! Plus, it stays open until 9pm, making it a fun after-dinner option.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The last entrance is at 8pm.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 159 things to do in Toshima
    • Very nice 13/07/2018
    • Not bad as far as aquariums go. 07/07/2018
    • Sunshine Aquarium
    Address:
    3-1-3 Higashiikebukuro
    World Import Mart Bldg. Rooftop
    Toshima 170-0013
    Tokyo Prefecture
    Phone:
    +81 3-3989-3466
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
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    Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park)
    Beaches, Parks
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    YumeAbe Says:

    Odaiba Seaside Park is a famous haunt for local couples, with nighttime here being particularly romantic and peaceful. Pause on one of the benches here to take in the sunset, stroll arm-in-arm along the seaside pathways, and enjoy the views of Rainbow Bridge, other city landmarks, and plenty of beautiful nature, too.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Take a boat cruise here for even more romance. A one-way trip is inexpensive, and you can catch the train back over the bridge.
    • In summertime, Odaiba Seaside Park becomes a beach, with many beach sports and events on offer.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 555 things to do in Minato
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Kind of a ridiculous beach 03/07/2018
    • Perfect for a romantic stroll 09/06/2018
    • Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park)
    Address:
    1-7-1 Daiba
    Minato 135-0091
    Tokyo Prefecture
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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    Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings
    Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Government Buildings, Lookouts
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    YumeAbe Says:

    You could say that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is the very center of Tokyo, making its observatory the best place in town to get your bearings. And even better, it's free! Open until 10.30pm, head here at night to admire the sparkling jewelry box of Tokyo that lies beneath you, and then enjoy drinks and/or dinner at the famous Tokyo Cafe 202, situated inside the building.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Visit between December and February, and you might be able to see Mount Fuji.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 418 things to do in Shinjuku
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great View 15/07/2018
    • Tall and beautiful 15/07/2018
    • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings
    Address:
    2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku
    Shinjuku 160-0023
    Tokyo Prefecture
    Phone:
    +81 3-5321-1111
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:30 am - 6:45 pm
    Other:
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    Ueno Zoo
    Zoos
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    YumeAbe Says:

    Ueno Zoo is a staple date spot for many Japanese couples. While spending time in the zoo may not strike you as very romantic, for those wanting to date like locals, this is your chance. Plus, animal-lovers or not, the pandas are sure to melt your hearts!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The zoo is free to the public on March 20, May 4 and October 1.
    • Visit before 4pm to see more animals - many start to go to sleep after this time.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Uenokoen
    • Nice Zoo !! 15/07/2018
    • Great Zoo in Tokyo. 13/07/2018
    • Ueno Zoo
    Address:
    9-83
    Uenokoen, Taito 110-8711
    Tokyo Prefecture
    Phone:
    +81 3-3828-5171
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Other:
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