Top 5 things to do in Tokyo for Free!
Tokyo is a city of amazing restaurants, sightseeing destinations and culture! Much like any major city, Tokyo can also be quite expensive and if you are on a budget you might think you’ll be limited. This actually isn’t the case as there are a lot of things to do in Tokyo for free! Here is a list of what we think are the best things to do in Tokyo for free!
Shinjuku Metropolitan Government Building Observatory
The Shinjuku Metropolitan Government Building Observatory is definitely the best alternative to getting an amazing view of Tokyo without having to pay it like Tokyo Tower or Tokyo Skytree. Located in the world famous Shinjuku neighborhood of Tokyo, the Shinjuku Metropolitan Government Building Observatory allows visitors to get a pristine view of Tokyo and grab a bite to eat at their delicious cafe! Try to catch this one early as they close at 6:45 pm!
Suntory Brewery Musashino Factory Tour
The Suntory Brewery Musashino Factory Tour is a perfect way to get a taste of traditional Japanese beer and it’s FREE!! Just East of Tokyo lays the Suntory Brewery Musashino Factory which has been providing delicious beer to Japan for 1963! The tour starts at 10 am and runs every hour plus it requires no reservation. At the end of the tour you will be allowed to sample the fresh delicious beer for FREE!
For those who love Art Galleries and Exhibitions, the 8th floor of the Hikarie Building in Shibuya is perfect for you and it’s FREE! The 8th floor of the Hikarie Building in Shibuya holds free exhibitions everyday from artists and retailers from around Japan. It is the perfect place to take in the modern art of Japan for free!
Sumo Museum Ryogoku
Sumo is the national sport of Japan! One of the best things to do in Tokyo for free is to visit the National Sumo Museum in Ryogoku. Take a look into the rich traditions and culture of Japanese Sumo Wrestlers and you might even see a Sumo wrestler or two!
If you are a fan of hiking and nature, you will definitely want to visit Mt. Takao! Even if you don’t like hiking, there is a cable car that will take you up half way where you will find a collection of food vendors selling delicious Japanese treats! Take a walk and visitors will see a beautiful natural view of the Japanese landscape along with a collection of beautiful temples and a monkey museum! This is highly recommended for nature lovers and is FREE!