88 things to do in Tokyo, part 6

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88 things to do in Tokyo, part 6

Robot Restaurant

88 things to do in Tokyo
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51. Stroll a historical garden…

This traditional Japanese garden is popular year-round, but spring and autumn see it at its most magnificent. Its delicate details and harmonious atmosphere are best enjoyed on a slow stroll.
Rikugien map and opening hours

52. Supplement your record collection…

Still swearing by vinyl? With up to 80,000 new and secondhand titles from the ’60s to the late ‘90s on the shelves, this shop feels like a small piece of heaven for record junkies.
HMV Record Shop map and opening hours

53. Meet Ms Roboto...

Bikini-clad women battle it out using enormous female automatons at this glitzy, gaudy and utterly bonkers tourist attraction, a neon-decked wonderland with a ¥10 billion price tag.
Robot Restaurant map and opening hours

54. Tend to a tiny tree…

Looking for a long-lasting plant to beautify your abode? Pick up a unique bonsai tree with lush moss here and watch it slowly grow into a magnificent specimen – if you treat it right.
Ryu Ryu map and opening hours

55. Jump around...

Don’t let the dubious name put you off. This trampoline-filled indoor play park lets you bounce around practising flips and tricks, and you can even get a short lesson if you’re unsure how to jump.
Trampoland map and opening hours

56. Unleash your inner bookworm…

In a perfect world, all bookshops would be like this: a beautifully designed complex that also houses a camera store, gallery, café and more, all seamlessly connected to each other.
Daikanyama T-Site map and opening hours

57. Mingle with manga nerds…

Now housing gems like the official Evangelion store and video sharing service Niconico's home base, Ikebukuro's shiny shrine to Japanese subculture is another sign on the area's newfound energy.
P’Parco map and opening hours

58. Master the meat…

Getting premium steak usually means forking out plenty of cash – not so at this popular Ginza standing-only eatery, where the meat is paid for by the gram and prices are around 50% lower than the area average.
Ikinari Steak map and opening hours

59. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind pizzeria...

A multi-floor steampunk spectacular, Seirinkan would be worth visiting even if the pizzas it served weren’t top-notch. But they are – all two varieties on offer.
Seirinkan map and opening hours

60. Experience all of Japan in one place...

The 8th floor museum in Shibuya’s Hikarie building is all about spreading the love: each exhibition showcases the design of a particular craft or product, as represented by all 47 of Japan’s prefectures.
D47 Museum 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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