My Tokyo Guide
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Updated: May 17, 2019
Number of Visits to Japan: 10+
Start off in the fantastical worlds of the Sumida Aquarium and Mori Art Museum—both great for all ages and a really good place to visit at night. After that, sit down to dinner accompanied by live music, followed by some down time in your place of rest for the night—on a bookshelf.
Located right next to Tokyo Skytree, the crowds tend to thin during the evening, meaning the aquarium becomes very quiet. This makes it a great spot for families and for couples on dates. It's a relatively small aquarium, but there are many living things residing in the tanks, including one very large tank. Come here to experience the wonders of the deep.
From Oshiage Station, take the Asakusa Line to Higashi-ginza Station. Transfer to the Hibiya Line for Roppongi Station. From there, the museum is a eight minute walk.
Mori Art Museum is probably the best contemporary art museum in Japan. They have a revolving door of interesting exhibitions. You can see art at its most cutting-edge with its exhibitions that combine the contemporary and international. When we came to the museum, we saw a show of experiential art. The artist was able to shock and surprise everybody with visual tricks.
This Roppongi venue hosts regular performances from musical artists both Japanese and international. This is a very relaxed place where you can have dinner while you listen to live music. It is a great spot for a sophisticated and relaxed night out, where you can enjoy high quality cuisine with world class music.
From Roppongi Station, take the Hibiya Line to Ebisu Station. Transfer to the Yamanote Line for Ikebukuro Station. From there, Book and Bed Tokyo is a three minte walk.
This boutique hostel got a lot of attention when it first opened in 2015 and drew the eyes of many literary lovers as the beds are built into the bookcases. Designed by a team of famous architects Makoto Tanijiri and Ai Yoshida, this new style of accommodation realized the dream of bookworms across the world. You can read all of the books for free, and when you have turned the final page, you can curl up in one of the bookshelf bunks.