The Best Places to Visit in Tokyo on a Budget

Tokyo has a lot of places to visit that are hard to resist even though it’s going to burn a hole in your pocket. But did you know that you can enjoy the metropolis without spending too much? 

If you’ve enjoyed exploring Kobe, Kyoto, and Osaka, it’s time to revel in Tokyo’s hustle and bustle while still on a budget. Read on and find out!

Visit Hachiko’s statue

A visit to Tokyo won’t be complete without meeting the world’s most loved pooch, Hachiko. Drop by its bronze memorial in Shibuya and take lots of selfies for free in this landmark.

Scramble in Shibuya Crossing

Since you are already in the area, why not try crossing Tokyo’s iconic intersection? Fight your way across the wave of people at the Shibuya Crossing or you can stand back and marvel at the amazing view.

Witness Keiko in Arashio-beya 

Watching a Sumo Wrestling match can be pretty expensive but there is still a way to observe sumo wrestlers in action. Witness Keiko or Sumo practice in the morning for free in Arashio-beya through a glass panel along the roadside.

Bask in the beauty of Tokyo’s public parks

Enjoy strolling under the sun in some of Tokyo’s public parks such as Ueno Park and Yoyogi Park. These parks are great places to mingle with the locals, meet new people, and bask in the city’s beauty.

Explore Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown

Enjoy the neighborhood’s public art displays as well as the nearby National Art Center Tokyo’s contemporary architecture.

Take a time travel at the East Garden of The Imperial Palace

The Tokyo Imperial Place’s East Garden is open to the public all year-round for free. Feel as if you are time travelling as you stroll the palace’s beautiful garden full of historical artifacts.

Find the latest tech in Akibahara

If you love all things tech and manga, Akibahara is your place to go. The street is known for the otaku culture but you can find the newest innovations in here as well. You can try out some of the tech displays for free but you can buy some good quality electronics, too, if you have extra yen in your pocket.

Yes, you can do all these things in Tokyo without spending much yen. So what are you waiting for? Visit Skyscanner’s website and book your flight! Ganbatte!

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