Traveling Tokyo not spend a penny, why not?

Curated by BuffaloTripSeptember 11, 2015 Viewed: 1636

Tokyo is renowned as one of the most expensive city in the world and of course the traveling this city makes many visitors are worried because the cost is expensive if compared to other Asian cities. However, today will suggest you the cost-savings pleasant experiences if you want to travel Tokyo.


Ginza is one of Tokyo's bustling areas with many fashion boutiques, restaurants and coffee shop. Of course, price in this area is not cheap but that does not mean you ignore trips to Ginza by tight budgets. In addition to be the luxury shopping zone in this district, you can admire the impressive buildings which were designed by famous architects in the world.

Nearest station: Ginza

Meiji (Meiji Shrine)

The temple is located in Yoyogi Park, west central Tokyo, was built in 1920. It is the shrine of 122 th Emperor, who conducted the Meiji Restoration in 1868, initiated the shift from feudal to a capitalist regime in Japan and made Japan become an empire. Upon entering the grounds of the temple, a peaceful scene appears with lush vegetation around. Currently, the Shinto wedding ritual (Theology) in here is a unique tradition.

In particular, visitors can participate in activities such as buying typical Shinto peace charms, amulets or a board to write down their wishes then hang up the old tree...

Address: 1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya, Tokyo 151-8557.

Nearest station: Harajuku


Omotesando is an avenue between Harajuku district in Tokyo and Aoyama district, this place is known as the paradise of the high fashion brand, is such as the Champs Elysees of Paris.

In particular, both sides of Omotesando avenue is the buildings with the unique design as Audi Forum Tokyo, Tokyu Plaza, Tod's Building, Hugo Boss, Sunny Hill,... We can say there is nowhere more impressive building like Omotesando . in addition, you can also take very unique photos with the wires are getting tangled just above his head.

Nearest station: Omotesando

Shibuya Intersection

If New York has Times Square, Paris has the Champs Elysees, Tokyo has Shibuya intersection as well. No matter it rains or shines, this place is always crowded, every day there are more than 100,000 walkers. In this crowded intersection, when the signal lights for walkers turn green, about 1,000 people from around the corner will cross the intersection. Then, when the lights of car turn green, people will stop to automobile traffic as smoothly as ever what happened.

For photography enthusiasts, visitors can choose to sit in Starbucks shop nearby at the second floor of the Shibuya Tsutaya to grab impressive moments.

Nearest station: Shibuya

Takeshita Dori

Takeshita Dori is a 400-meter long Walking Street in Harajuku - a gathering place for young people of Japan have strong personalities, differences in fashion. Open from 11h00 -22h00 daily, this street is concentration of many shops by the young fashion favorite Japanese. Especially, if you come here on the weekends you'll see kids dressed as cosplay or anime characters with impressive costumes and garish.

Nearest station: Harajuku

Tokyo National Art Center 

Tokyo is the dream destination of many architects for various types of special architecture.  And the building in National Art Center Tokyo is a typical example. The building is designed with three blocks home spectacular cone inside center, while all exterior surfaces are made of glass. In particular, this place totally is free if you visit the main areas of the center.

National Art Center Tokyo, 7-22-2 Roppongi Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558

Nearest station: Roppongi

Sightseeing from the observatory

One of the most interesting experiences while being Tokyo is the city panoramic view from above. But unfortunately, two most famous observatories  are Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree are chargeable on high. However, you absolutely can admire from above Tokyo Free at Government House, Tokyo (45th floor) or at Bunkyo Civic Center (25th floor). From the two observatories, you can see the TV tower Tokyo Skytree and even see the Mount Fuji.



Address: Government Building, Tokyo, 2-8-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 163-8001

Nearest station: Tochomae

Bunkyo Civic Center, 1-16-21 Kasuga, Bunkyo, Tokyo 112-8555

Nearest station: Korakuen

The tuna auction at the Tsukiji fish market

Tsukiji Market is one of the world's famous largest fish market, and this is also the place attracts many visitors arriving in Japan. If having the opportunity to visit the Tsukiji fish market, you remember attending tuna auction. Although it is free to attend but you must get up early, because the number of visitors to tuna auctions is limited only 120 people /day and it is divided into two tranches. The first auction will start at 5h25 and the second session starts at 5h50. Each auction lasts approximately 20 minutes.

If you want to attend the auction you have to Osakana Fukyu center (Centre identifiable information) in Kachidoki port to register, beginning at approximately 5 am on the principle who came before will be attended before.

Address: 2-1 Tsukiji 5-Chome, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0045

Nearest station: Tsukiji Shijo


Written by staff.