There are many places to go in Japan. However, if you are planning to stay for a short time, then you should try to go to the places that will inspire you to come back. The following are the must-go-to places in Japan:
1. Robot restaurant: the first night I was in Japan I went to Robot Restaurant what a better way to celebrate the start of that amazing trip than going to this unique and famous place. You can make reservations on their site and this will be easier for you to keep your seat secure if you are running late. However, if you have the time you can buy the tickets once you are there. To buy the tickets or to pick them up (if you already made the reservation), you do not have to go to the main place; the ticket place is the main building. I think they have discounts if you purchase a robot stuff toy, so I advise you make this purchase before the tickets. Once in the show, you can choose if you want to buy dinner, popcorn and/or beer. There will be a break, so you can get up and pick up/buy your snacks. This by far has been the most amazing show I have ever seen in my entire life! Definitely, Robot Restaurant is a MUST if you are planning to visit Japan.
2. Tokyo Tower: I really enjoyed Tokyo Tower. However, if you are afraid of heights, you should not go there. The admission fees depend on which observatory you would like to go. Here is a guidebook of the Tokyo Tower. On the first floor (Foot Town) in Tokyo-Tower, there are some stores that sell traditional Japanese crafts, toys, art décor, etc. If you are planning on going, then I suggest you go to the special observatory, there you can see the whole city! I specifically went at night, so it was gorgeous and breathtaking. On my way down to the main observatory, there was a concert at the “Club 333”. This was so awesome because I believe the band was local and their songs were so much inspiring and unique! This made my day and travel experience fascinating! Watch a video at the end of this blog post!
3. The Himiko and Hotaluna boats: I had a really great experiencing taking this cruise. I planned to go to Asakusa from Odaiba. This was a magnificent ride because I looked at different places and its architecture. I enjoyed so much this ride on the Tokyo Bay.
4. MariCar: MariCar is a street go-kart in which you will need a Japanese Driver License or International Driving Permit, so you can ride any of these go-karts in the Tokyo city. They seem that you are going to have a blast. I am looking forward to doing this adventure for the next time I visit Japan.
5. Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Ginza: These are some of the most popular places to shop in Tokyo and this is where you will find that Tokyo city never sleeps!
6. Tokyo DisneySea®: It is the only DisneySea in the world. This is one of the places to visit with the entire family. For more information, please read this blog post.
7. Universal Studios Japan®: It is located in Osaka, Japan. However, you can take a bullet train from Tokyo and enjoy this incredible park. Here is more information.
8. Senso-Ji Temple: This is a beautiful temple. It is located in Asakusa, Tokyo. You should not miss the opportunity to visit it. I would recommend you to go there in the evening before the stores are closed. This is because you can take breathtaking pictures so you can remember forever its magic.
9. Fushimi Inari Shrine: This temple is located in Kyoto, Japan. To get there from Tokyo you would have to go by the bullet train (JR lines). You can find more information on how to buy tickets for this train and other tips here. This is a magnificent and popular temple that you should not miss at all!
I hope that you can make it to all these wonderful places in Japan. If you have any question please comment below. Have a wonderful stay!