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Tokyo on a budget

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Tokyo on a budget
Even in hyper-expensive Tokyo, visitors can steep themselves in the city's history and sights without blowing their budgets, as many religious and natural attractions are free and many of the city's outdoor museums only charge a modest admission.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office

The tallest building in Shinjuku, TMG No. 1 offers sweeping views of Tokyo--all the way to Mt. Fuji on a clear day--from the 45th floor observatory.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
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Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

Dedicated to the architecture of the late Edo period, this outdoor museum showcases historic buildings, including 200-year-old farmhouses and specialty shops filled with reproduction products, such as a soy sauce shop, Japanese umbrella shop, and stationary store.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Ueno Park
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Ueno Park

This large park is a favorite destination of Tokyo residents, and within can be found many of the city's main attractions including the Tokyo National Museum, Ueno zoo and the National Museum of Western Art.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Tsukiji Market
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The Tsukiji Market

Official Tsukiji Market Visitor Rules  New Rules Limit the Number of Daily Visitors at Tsukiji Market   Due to the growing number of visitors to the... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Isetan Department Store Shinjuku
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Isetan Department Store Shinjuku

This more than 100-year-old store is best known for its extensive basement food court, the perfect place to discover the artistic Japanese take on French pastries and chocolate. Upstairs, browse the kimono sections complete with obis and other traditional accessories.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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