Tokyo is a fascinating city with so many interesting places to visit and things to do, be it sightseeing, shopping or eating out. Here are some of my favourite places.
Tokyo Tower is the iconic landmark of Tokyo. You can reach it by train but I usually take a cab as it is faster. From Tokyo Main Station it will take about 10 minutes and costs around ¥2,000 or about US$20 - 25. You need to pay to go up the tower and there is a fast escalator that takes you up to the observation area. Here you will get excellent views of Tokyo City, which are particularly spectacular during evening time when the sun begins to set. There are snack shops, souvenir shops and information boards at the observation area and very popular are the small sections of glass flooring called Lookdown Windows where you can look down to see the ground far below.
Afterwards, you can take the lift to either the ground level or basement level where there are lots and lots of souvenir shops, restaurants and shops selling Tokyo's famous cakes. Children can find lots of Tokyo Tower games and puzzles and there is even a model of ancient Tokyo which changes colour.