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With its futuristic architecture and cutting-edge fashions, ancient temples and cultural traditions, it’s easy for your list of things to do while in Tokyo to seem never-ending. Experience the highlights with this ultimate Tokyo bucket list.
Tokyo’s Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples are more than just mere monuments to an earlier time. These religions still play a role in modern society, and virtually all temples and shrines have active communities. They host many special events, rituals, and ceremonies throughout the year and are a must-see during any Tokyo trip.
Recommendations: Senso-ji and Meiji Shrine
In Japan, local specialties are taken very seriously, and you would never visit a region without trying their famed local cuisines. In Tokyo, these are the sushi and sashimi prepared with fish delivered fresh from Tsukiji Fish Market (soon-to-be moved to Toyosu) as well as Kanto-style ramen. And with more Michelin stars than any other city in the world, award winning dishes should be added to that list as well.Recommendations: Nakiryu (Michelin-starred ramen)