Tokyo Skytree – a big landmark that you must visit once while you’re in Tokyo. Located just outside the city, the building is Japan’s tallest structure and the second-highest in the world (after Burj Khalifa). From one of the observation decks you will be treated to a marvellous view over Tokyo city. For more spectacular views, visit Tokyo Tower or one of the many skyscrapers around the city, many of which have their own observation decks.
The Imperial Palace in Tokyo – with its beautiful garden is another sight you shouldn’t miss; the famous Yasukuni Shrine can be found nearby.
The Sensō-ji temple – located in Asakusa, this ancient Buddhist temple is the oldest one in Tokyo and definitely one of the most significant.
Shinjuku Gyoen – one of the most popular parks in Tokyo.
Tokyo Disney Resort (which includes Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea) is a major theme-park attraction for the whole family. Other theme parks that can be found within a reasonable distance of the city center are Tokyo Dome City Attractions and Sanrio Puroland.
For anime enthusiasts, the animation film studio Ghibli is a must-see attraction. Note that the place is very popular, so reserving tickets beforehand is a good idea.
Yoyogi Park – see the Japanese Elvises alive and well in Yoyogi Park near Harajuku.
Ryōgoku with its Kokugikan stadium is the centre of Japanese sumo wrestling. In addition to sumo tournaments held in January, May and September, the Ryōkogu area hosts a sumo museum. There’s a good chance to spot real sumo wrestlers as well!