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  1. Jenn | By Land and Sea
    February 9, 2018 @ 1:19 pm

    I would really like to visit Japan one day – we were actually just talking about it a few weeks ago! You post shows so many cool things about Tokyo. I think the themed cafes might be my favorite places. If they had dog cafes, I’d probably never go home.

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 10, 2018 @ 12:16 am

      Oh they have plenty of dog cafes Jenn – pretty much any breed of dog you can imagine! Are you booking your flights already?!

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  2. Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler)
    February 9, 2018 @ 1:53 pm

    Great list of Top Things to do in Tokyo. You have covered some great places to visit. I must visit Shibuya Crossing and take a seat at Starbucks for my photo. I Also must include all the other places plus the quirky bar the Golden Gai. Stunning photos, plus like you tips in blue! Pinned for later use when I make another trip to Japan. #feetdotravel
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    • Travel Lexx
      February 10, 2018 @ 12:15 am

      Thanks Steph – it’s a great city with so much to see and do!

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  3. Urska | sliva
    February 10, 2018 @ 10:14 am

    Would love to visit Japan once, I’m not so much into the big cities, but according to your post, Tokyo looks like a city really worth visiting. Will pin it for later.
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    • Travel Lexx
      February 14, 2018 @ 1:01 am

      Thanks! Yeah Tokyo is a big city but it’s actually easier than you think to find quiet pockets, tiny alleyways and green spaces!

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  4. Rhonda Albom
    February 10, 2018 @ 11:29 am

    I haven’t been to Tokyo (or Japan) yet. You’ve listed a lot of things to do that I would find fascinating. Tokyo appears to be one action-packed city.

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  5. Sandra
    February 10, 2018 @ 2:49 pm

    Love how detailed this is! I’m hoping to get to Tokyo soon, seems like a definite bucket list destination.
    #TheWeeklyPostcard

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  6. Upeksha
    February 10, 2018 @ 6:20 pm

    Great post! I visited Tokyo a few months back and saw the Senso-ji temple, Shibuya and the Imperial Palace. I totally understand what you mean when you say the best way to see Tokyo is to visit the different neighbourhoods. #theweeklypostcard

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 14, 2018 @ 1:00 am

      They are just so varied, aren’t they? Definitely plenty more for me to see and do there so I look forward to going back

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  7. Anisa
    February 10, 2018 @ 7:06 pm

    There is just so much to do in Tokyo and you came up with a great list. I love exploring the different neighborhoods. I guess the one thing I would add is to do some karaoke. That is one of my favorite experiences from the time I spent in Japan.
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    • Travel Lexx
      February 14, 2018 @ 12:59 am

      Ah I actually didn’t go on either of my visits so far but I may be going back later this year so will definitely have to check it out! Thanks!

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  8. Paul and Carole
    February 10, 2018 @ 8:29 pm

    We love a market and would find Tsukiji Fish Market really interesting, and can’t believe the size of that bluefin tuna! Goat, rabiit and owl themed cafes whatever will they think of next lol be fun to try some of these. Great post have pinned for future reference.
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    • Travel Lexx
      February 14, 2018 @ 12:58 am

      Thanks guys – I am with you, I had no idea tuna was so big! Visiting the market definitely was an eye-opener and if you don’t mind the smell of fish, it’s a must-visit!

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  9. Anda
    February 10, 2018 @ 8:29 pm

    There is a lot to do a see in Tokyo, no doubt. Shibuya seems especially entertaining, full of malls, restaurants and clubs. My kind of place. #TheWeeklyPostcard.

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 14, 2018 @ 12:56 am

      Shibuya is all kinds of cool! Definitely one of the highlights in the city!

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  10. Vicky (Spud on the Run)
    February 10, 2018 @ 9:31 pm

    I really want to get to Japan, and of course visit Tokyo, one day! I’m pinning this for later and crossing my fingers that I will get to use it sooner rather than later! Thanks for sharing with #TheWeeklyPostcard #feetdotravel

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 14, 2018 @ 12:56 am

      It’s a pretty cool place so I hope you get to visit it soon too!

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  11. Ruth
    February 11, 2018 @ 1:30 am

    Oh, Tokyo! How I want to visit! I know I would love the sights and the vibes in the city but I think my husband and I are more more interested in the food. I know most dishes in there use fresh and prime ingredients. Every meal is a delight! #WeekendWanderlust
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    • Travel Lexx
      February 14, 2018 @ 1:16 am

      Oh the food! The food is truly great and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed! There are just so many delicious things to try!

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  12. Obligatory Traveler
    February 11, 2018 @ 3:27 am

    Great suggestions. I as a geeky fangirl, I can’t wait to visit Japan someday. I’d love to go to some theme cafes, especially a Hello Kitty one. I appreciate that you put some nice places to escape the crowds and to do some more cultural and calming activities too. #WeekendWanderlust

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 14, 2018 @ 1:15 am

      Thank you! Tokyo can be a pretty crazy city so it’s definitely a good idea to unwind once in a while and escape. Which is actually not as difficult as you would think in a city of this size!

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  13. California Globetrotter
    February 12, 2018 @ 6:57 am

    Not being a super fan of anything, if I found a Hello Kitty themed cafe, I would totally go in! This is a great guide Lexx! Definitely saved this for later! #FeetDoTravel

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 14, 2018 @ 12:54 am

      Thanks! When they announced that Hello Kitty was a girl and not a cat, my mind was blown!

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  14. Angie (FeetDoTravel)
    February 12, 2018 @ 7:09 am

    A great guide, this shows me how much there actually is to do in Tokyo! I would be happy to try most of your top 10 except the fish market, definitely not my thing lol. I remember you visiting the Owl Cafe and talking about the Vampire Cafe, and as there is a Cafe Crawl to sample a few, I would love to do that! Drinking and eating is a favourite past-time of mine 😀 Pinned for when I visit Japan (it’s the country top of my bucket list!) #feetdotravel

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 14, 2018 @ 12:52 am

      You and fish, Angie! The Outer Market would be quite good for you as they have meat too and some great desserts! Yeah cafe hopping is definitely a possible pastime in Tokyo!

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  15. Edith
    February 12, 2018 @ 10:59 am

    Ah! Wish we had made it to Japan during our travels through Asia but we’ll have to wait until another time. It’s one of those places I want to dedicate a whole month to. Tokyo in particular seems like such a fun place like your pictures show. So many cute, interesting, and different things to explore. Hope to make it there eventually! #weekendwanderlust

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 14, 2018 @ 12:46 am

      Yeah, Japan is a very special place and you definitely don’t want to rush it! There is so much to see and do in the cities alone and then there is the beautiful countryside and the less explored northern regions! I hope you guys make it over there soon!

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  16. Kate and Kris
    February 13, 2018 @ 6:32 pm

    Tokyo always looks so amazing, so much crazy and unique stuff to do and see. So…admit it, which cafes did you try out? There is a maid café in Bangkok which was always too scary to visit, but I’m quite tempted if we were in Japan….

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 14, 2018 @ 12:43 am

      It’s an awesome city and it’s refreshing not to need to tick off sights and just wander around getting a feel for all the cool neighbourhoods! We tried out the Square Enix cafe (I am a big Final Fantasy fan)!

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  17. tracy
    February 15, 2018 @ 10:23 am

    After NZ Japan is my next have to visit country! I can’t wait!! How long would you recommend for a decent chance to get a flavour of the country? We will definitely visit Tokyo – how can you not miss it! Pinning this one but will def contact you for more advice before we book!

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 19, 2018 @ 10:26 pm

      Thanks Tracy and definitely happy to help with any advice on Japan! It really depends on how you travel – I managed to see a LOT in two weeks but that did involve quite a lot of train travel, early morning starts and not a lot of relaxation time – you know how I travel! Two weeks would still be a really good amount of time but you could definitely take your time in some places and not rush around from place to place.

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  18. Shona
    February 16, 2018 @ 8:40 am

    This is such a great post covering so many different areas and interests, some I’ve heard of and many I haven’t. I used to be in the fashion industry and the Harajuku girls were always a fascination. Breakfast at Tsukiji would definitely top my list. I’ll pin all of your links too. I can see a Japan trip coming up!

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 19, 2018 @ 10:29 pm

      Thanks Shona – Japan would be an incredible fit for your love of food! So many delicious things to try. Tokyo is fantastic to explore too!

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  19. Rob+Ann @TravelLatte(.net)
    February 16, 2018 @ 6:04 pm

    Great timing – We’re starting to plan for a Japan trip, so this is very helpful! Our youngest got back from Tokyo just recently and raved about Shinjuku and Harajuku, but we’re also looking forward to the temples. Especially Senso-ji – it looks absolutely stunning! As always, great photos and details, Lex. Thanks for linking up with #TheWeeklyPostcard and #WeekendWanderlust, too.
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    • Travel Lexx
      February 19, 2018 @ 10:24 pm

      Thank you! Great thing about Tokyo is that there really is something for everyone here. A cliche, I know, but genuinely true for Tokyo! Let me know if you need any more advice on Japan!

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