There's no denying that Tokyo is one of the most sought-after travel
destinations right now, especially after the recent easing of travel
restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Following the country's
reopening, many travellers are eager to explore the land of the rising
sun and rediscover its beauty.
For those looking for a trendy getaway filled with Instagram-worthy
moments, there's no better place to visit than the bustling capital city
of Tokyo. Here are four top attractions and destinations that urban
adventurers will love.
Guests walking into the ankle-deep waters of a wading pool will find that the digital fish they touch turn into flowers. Photo Credit: teamLab Planets
This art collective is renowned for its large-scale light and sound
installations, and one of its most impressive exhibitions can be found
at teamLab Planets in Tokyo.
This 10,000sqm space is dedicated to multi-sensory digital art,
featuring seven large-scale installations that are connected by
maze-like corridors. Visitors can enjoy immersive light projections, art
displays, and sculptures that create an "Alice in Wonderland"
One highlight is a wading pool filled with interactive digital carp
that transform into flowers when touched. Tip: The water is warm, but
it's recommended to wear clothing that can be easily raised above the
knee to avoid getting wet.
Other popular exhibits include a mirrored room filled with an endless
array of crystal lights and a moving orchid garden overhead. Don't
forget to bring your camera!
Shinuya Sky houses the Paradise Lounge – music bar featuring cocktails, bar bites and live music. Photo Credit: Shibuya Sky
For a breathtaking panoramic view of Tokyo's stunning skyline, visit
the Shibuya Sky observatory located on the roof of the new Shibuya
Scramble building. Situated near Shibuya Station and the famous Hachiko
dog statue, this 360-degree open-air observatory stands 229m above
street level, offering an unparalleled floating-in-the-sky experience.
Many sections of Shibuya Sky have full-length glass panels for an
unobstructed view and there are also glass floor sections for the daring
to look down. Visit during sunset for a stunning view as the sun sets
the sky ablaze, and stick around to admire the glittering city lights
once it gets dark.
Miyashita Park is a multi-level complex featuring features a skatepark, a bouldering wall, a sand court, restaurants and retail stores. Photo Credit: Karen Tee
Formerly a public park along the Yamanote train line in the Shibuya
neighbourhood, Miyashita Park has been transformed into a dining and
The rooftop park is a popular hangout for the trendy locals and
features a skateboard park, bouldering wall, and sports area. On the
street level, visitors will find the bustling Shibuya Yokocho alleyway,
packed with izakaya eateries and bars to satisfy any hunger pang.
Shimokitazawa is Tokyo's laid-back, creative centre, home to the largest concentrations of thrift stores in the city. Photo Credit: Wiki Commons/Aw1805
With its vintage stores, charming cafes, and cool restaurants, this
hip neighbourhood, known as Shimokita to the locals, exudes a bohemian
vibe that attracts those seeking a break from the busy areas of Tokyo.
In recent years, even more new shopping and dining destinations have
emerged in the area, such as Mikan Shimokita and the industrial-chic
Spend a relaxing afternoon browsing the interesting thrift and
antique shops, stop by an indie cafe, and try one of the many soup curry
restaurants, a specialty in the neighbourhood.