Over the Top Tokyo

Tokyo is a city that never sleeps, with a wide range of activities and entertainment options available 24 hours a day. Whether you're looking for late-night shopping, all-night partying, or early-morning breakfast, you can find it in Tokyo. The city is home to numerous convenience stores, restaurants, and cafes that are open 24 hours, and the busy nightlife scene means that there are always options for entertainment and fun. In addition, the efficient public transportation system makes it easy to get around the city at any time of day or night. Tokyo is a city that offers something for everyone, regardless of what time it is.

Tokyo City

Tokyo is the capital city of Japan and one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. It is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with over 36 million people living in the Greater Tokyo Area. Tokyo is a major global city, known for its advanced technology, vibrant culture, and rich history.

The city is home to numerous attractions, such as the Imperial Palace, the iconic Tokyo Tower, and the busy shopping district of Ginza. It is also a hub of business and commerce, with many multinational corporations having their headquarters located in the city.

Tokyo has so many sites to see.  Here are just a few of the top tourist attractions:

  • Tokyo Skytree- A broadcasting and observation tower that offers panoramic views of the city from its observation deck.
  • Meiji Shrine- A shrine dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken.
  • Asakusa and Senso-ji Temple- A historic temple surrounded by a bustling shopping street known for its traditional atmosphere.
  • Imperial Palace- The residence of the Imperial Family, surrounded by beautiful gardens and parklands.
  • Shibuya Crossing- A famous intersection in the Shibuya district known for its large crowds and dynamic atmosphere. An absolute blast to cross amid the crowds.
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Tokyo is also known for its unique and quirky attractions.  so here are some fun and funky places to visit in the city:

  • Robot Restaurant- A high-tech and visually stunning experience that features robots, lights, and music. Not good for those with light sensitivities. See our photos below. Also, make sure it is open before you go as the website lists it as temporarily closed due to the pandemic.
  • Kawaii Paradise- A museum dedicated to all things cute and kawaii, featuring exhibits on popular Hello Kitty characters.
  • Cat Cafe Calico- A cafe that allows visitors to interact with cats while enjoying a coffee or a meal. If you’re a cat lover, this and other cat cafes will definitely be up your alley.
  • Yayoi Kusama Museum: A museum dedicated to the work of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, known for her eccentric and thought-provoking installations.
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Tokyo Nightlife

Tokyo is also known for its vibrant and eclectic nightlife, with a wide range of options for those seeking a wild and crazy time. For an unforgettable night out in Tokyo, the following locations will not disappoint:

  • Roppongi- A district known for its high-end clubs, bars, and entertainment, attracting a young and international crowd.
  • Shibuya- A bustling neighborhood that is famous for its vibrant nightlife and a popular destination for clubbing and partying.
  • Shinjuku- A neighborhood known for its vibrant nightlife, with a wide range of bars, clubs, and entertainment options.
  • Harajuku- A district known for fashion, cat cafes, and funky food. It is the center for all things kawaii and anime.
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Tokyo is also known for its diverse and delicious food scene. There are many over-the-top dishes to try while you're there. Here are just a few of the over-the-top food offerings in Tokyo:

  • Totti Rainbow Cotton Candy- A large and colorful cotton candy that is popular as a dessert or a photo opportunity. See our photos below.
  • Chocolate Ramen- Chocolate-lovers delight! A combination of chocolate and ramen sold by chain Mensho for Valentine’s Day.
  • Giant Fried Chicken- A large and juicy piece of fried chicken that is often served as a shareable dish at izakayas (Japanese pubs) and casual restaurants. Even regularly sized fried chicken, karaage, is a delicious, yet not wild, treat.
  • Tori Sashi- Chicken sashimi. Yes, you read that right.  Lightly cooked chicken served with spices.  Eat at your own risk.
Tokyo City Hotspots

Whether you're looking for a tourist attraction, a wild night out, or unusual desserts, you're sure to find something that appeals to your taste buds in Tokyo. Tokyo truly offers something for everyone, even if you’re looking for something quirky, unique or just over-the-top.

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