There is an opinion that tourism needs a lot of money. Of course, you can not do without spending, but budget, no less interesting travel, it's real. However, to save money, you need to be informed. Today we will tell you about free entertainment in Tokyo. Budget tourism is real, because you can save on almost everything, even on the organization of cultural programs and leisure activities. The main thing is to know how to do it.
Tokyo is not a cheap city for tourists, but we know what you can save on. For example, why pay for excursions and replenish the wallet of local enterprising businessmen, if you can see everything for free? We offer several options for your cultural program.
We present to the attention of tourists the oldest temple in Tokyo – Sensoji, which was founded in the 7th century. It is believed that the smoke that rises from the central urn is healing. Don't be surprised if there are a lot of people around it.
Have you ever seen a real Shinto shrine? Then welcome to downtown Tokyo. The shrine is named after Emperor Meiji. By the way, if you have time, take a walk in the garden, which is located around the building. You will be able to see plants from all over Japan.
Before you leave Tokyo, make sure that there is no festival going on nearby. They organize such events all year round, the topics are different. It's interesting, very bright and colorful, and most importantly-free. In addition, we do not see this, we recommend that you do not miss the opportunity.
Seafood lovers will surely love this free attraction. One of the largest fish markets in Tsukuji. Here you can buy excellent fresh products for dinner, and cheap. And also enjoy the architecture of the temple of the same name, which is located nearby.
Those who can not imagine their life without modern gadgets, who want to see the holy of holies of the Japanese company, will enjoy an excursion to the Sony Building. During the event, you can not only see the latest models of the company's products, but also personally evaluate new developments for the Sony Playstation.
We also recommend visiting the photo galleries of such giant companies as Nikon, Kodak, Konica and others. Coming here, you can not only see the works of young and professional masters of photography, but also get to the exhibition of specialized equipment.
Want to learn all the secrets of Tokyo? Use the services of a free guide, which will act as a local resident. Students, housewives often agree to conduct a tour. However, be prepared that you will have to pay the fare for your guide.
We recommend visiting the garden near the Nezu shrine in May (you will see magnificent azaleas in bloom), for this purpose, it is worth visiting Ueno Park in April (sakura blooms here). Do not pass by the classic Japanese garden Shin Edogawa (lamps made of stone and carp will definitely not leave you indifferent), as well as the Eastern gardens of the Imperial Palace.
A bird's-eye view of the city is a must-see on any trip. When you arrive in Tokyo, you do not need to bother and pay to enjoy the view. To do this, it is enough to go up to the 45th floor of the Tokyo City Hall, where there are viewing platforms. High-speed elevators will take you to your destination in just 55 seconds. After climbing, you can see not only the city, but also Mount Fuji (if the weather is good, the sky is clear).
In Tokyo, there are many museums for different tastes, the entrance to which does not cost anything, choose a thematic focus: beer, glasses, fire, banknotes and postage stamps, sumo, advertising. Or maybe you will be interested in visiting a museum dedicated to parasites (the only one in the world).
For fans of martial arts, we recommend visiting the morning training of sumo wrestlers. It's free and fun.
Young people are different. You can see this when you come to the Harajuku area. On Sunday, there are a lot of young people who are dressed up in a variety of outfits, it is possible that you will see guys and girls in costumes of anime characters.
In Tokyo, you can enjoy free cycling on the grounds of the Imperial Palace. This is possible on Sunday, the vehicle is issued to everyone, but queues are not excluded. You need to return the bike before 3 pm.
Head to Sake Plaza if you want to learn more about the traditional Japanese alcoholic drink, and try it for free in the tasting area.
You can also see the modern, unusual and impressive architectural forms on Omotesando Boulevard.
If you plan your trip wisely, you can spend quite a bit.