Takeshita Dori, nearby Harajuku Station, is a hub for youth fashion and alternative clothing such as cosplay (costume play). A popular hangout spot for younger generations and subcultures, including bands, clothing shops, and a variety of fast food options.
A serene landscape garden set on the Sumida River. With a history dating back to the 1654, the pretty garden is now an oasis of calm surrounded by towering modern skyscrapers. Easily accessed by train or ferry.
The main building (Honkan) houses the Japanese Gallery at the TNM. 24 exhibition rooms house sculpture, lacquerware, metalwork, swords, modern art and traditional Ainu and Okinawan culture, spanning from the prehistoric to the Edo era.
One of the best known icons of Tokyo, this 333m tall broadcast tower was built in 1958 modelled on the Eiffel Tower (but slightly taller). The observation decks at 150m and 250m can offer views of Mt. Fuji on a clear day.