[Tokyo on a Budget] 7 things to do for free
Tokyo on a Budget will be a collection of a few posts about this wonderful city. I’ve been living in Tokyo over a year and ha plenty of time to explore it. Here are 7 things you can do for free.
- Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories in Shinjuku. Here you can climb the 45th floor for free and enjoy a beautiful view over the city. I would recommend going there twice, once during day time and once ofter sunset.
- Zojogi Temple. This temple is famous from movies like the new Wolverine and located right next to Tokyo Tower. Many buildings can be entered – without shoes – which is not possible in every temple. But this is not the only temple that can be visited for free, there are so many small temples and shrines hidden in the streets.
- East Gardens of the Imperial Palace. This belong as the name shows to the Imperial Palace and be visited almost everyday from 9:00 to 16:00 o’clock. I quite like the contrast between the modern buildings around Tokyo station and the traditional and old buildings in the park.
- Yoyogi-Park and Meiji-Shrine. This is a must for every visitor in Tokyo. The park is an awesome place to escape the busy city for a while. If you visit the shrine during the weekend you can watch many weedings.
- Rainbow Bridge. This bridge connects Odaiba and the Minato-Ward and has a super view. It’s about 800m long and can be crossed by foot and bicycle .
Even if you’re neither a nerd nor a technique freak, you really should visit this part of the city. It’s a strange mix of electronic stores, Maid Cafes, Arcades, … The best day for visiting is a Sunday, then the street is big pedestrian zone and many sores give a Sunday discount.
- Panasonic Center Tokyo
This center has a free show room where you can discover new products from Panasonic.
This list of course has not been completed yet, but as soon as I find something new, I will add it.