10 FREE Things to Do in Tokyo

Enjoy Tokyo for FREE! You don’t need to spend a lot to explore the city :-)

Tokyo is one of the most expensive cities in the world and if you are a budget traveller, every expense could be a big pain.. But to save your yen, try these 10 things which all cost nothing. Let’s check out 10 awesome things to do in Tokyo for FREE!


1. Visit the greatest temples and shrines

One of the best things to see in Japan is great temples and shrines. There are over 160k of them in total in Japan and many are located in Tokyo. Most of them do not require entrance fee so it’s a great option for free sightseeing and appreciate Japanese culture at once.

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2. Free Night Views

Tokyo is a beautiful place to watch at night and some of observatories in Tokyo are free! Enjoy the priceless night view of the city.

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3. Yoyogi Park

The central park of Tokyo, Yoyogi park is located in a heart of Tokyo with great nature and facilities. The best time to visit is in spring for cherry blossom or autumn for colourful leaves.

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4. Tsukiji Fish Market

Tsukiji Fish Market is the world’s largest wholesale fish and seafood market and it’s totally free to enter. Just strolling around the market is a great entertainment!

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5. Yebisu Beer Museum

The museum of famous Japanese beer Yebisu is located near Shibuya. The museum is free to enter and it’s a great place to learn the history of golden beer.

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6. Running

Why pay for gym?? Tokyo has several running courses with amazing views. Keep fit and enjoy exercise!

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7. Meet Kawaii people

If you are into Japanese pop-culture, Harajuku is the place to visit. Just walking down on the street, you can meet cute dressed people and unique shops.

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8. Meet the Otaku Culture

Japanese underground culture, Otaku is one of the most interesting things to witness. Akihabara is often called “Mecca of Otaku” where all the geeky stuff can be found.

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9. Japanese Garden @Hotel New Otani

A beautiful Japanese Zen garden in a heart of Tokyo! Hotel New Otani’s Japanese garden is 400 year-old with 4 ha large including waterfall, pond and arch bridge. This is free to enter even for non-guest and it’s a great gem to relax in the city.

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10. ADMT (Advertising Museum Tokyo)

One of the greatest museums in Tokyo, the Advertising Museum is the only one museum in Japan that focuses on advertising and marketing. Their collection includes 150,000 pieces of digitally archived advertisements from Edo period to recent. And it’s absolutely free to enter.

Access: at Caretta Shiodome, 5mins walk from Shimbashi station
Hours: 11:00~18:30 (~16:30 on Saturday) 
Closed: Modays, Sundays and Holidays

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