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Top 5 Attractions Every Traveller Must Visit in Tokyo (According To YOU!)


Atiqah •  Sep 26, 2016


Planning your first ever trip to Tokyo and hoping to avoid all those money sucking tourist traps? No matter how enticing they may appear to be, you’ll just end up blowing your money on an over glorified attraction that won’t even guarantee you a fun experience ?
Credit: giphy But with our HHWT Travel Planner App, visit the top 5 voted attractions in Tokyo based on user ratings! In fellow Muslim travellers, we trust ? P.S. Don't forget to download our HHWT Travel Planner App available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play for Android! ?

1. Mount Fuji

One of the most iconic landmarks in Japan, Mount Fuji is first up on our list. The 3776 metre high, active volcano is the highest mountain located just outside of Tokyo!
Bask in the majestic, panoramic view of Mt. Fuji by the Fuji Five Lake region at the base of the mountain. About 1000 meters above sea level, it’s one of the best places to view the mountain from a close distance and also a good base for climbing ? Be warned hiking enthusiasts, climbing Mt. Fuji is only allowed during the period in which trails are open in the summer. So plan your trip wisely!
Credit: Ryan Poplin on Flickr It’s very dangerous to climb the mountain during any other period so be sure to check out the opening/closing periods here. Address: Mount Fuji, Kitayama, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture 418-0112, Japan Directions:  Take the JR Tokaido line, through Odawara to Kozu and change for the JR Gotemba line (1 to 2 trains every hour).

2. Shibuya Pedestrian Scramble

This crossing is probably the most famous (and busiest) pedestrian scramble in the world! Jam packed with shoppers, students and communters, the never ending flow of human traffic is truly a sight to behold?
Credit: Wally Gobetz on Flickr Witness the organised chaos (that really only Japan is capable of?) when the lights turn red in every direction. Traffic stops completely and pedestrians surge into the intersection from all sides! An Instagram worthy shot for sure? Address: 〒150-0002, 1 Chome-6-11 Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0002, Japan Directions: JR Yamanote line to Shibuya, Hachikō exit

3. Tokyo Disneyland/Tokyo Disneysea

The land where all your childhood dreams come true? Spending a day at Tokyo Disneyland is a MUST for every tourist; young or young at heart ?
From riding dozens of themed rides, meeting your favourite Disney princesses, eating a Mickey shaped waffle to hunting for buttery, multi-flavoured popcorn sold in adorable buckets, there’s SO much to do here that our inner child is squealing just from writing this?
A word of caution though, the lines for the rides will be long, so get yourself a fast pass and beat the queues! #HHWT Tip: Head on over to the Main Street House to request for a prayer room! They’ll happily provide you with a guestroom where you can pray in. Address: 1-1 Maihama, Urayasu-shi, Chiba-ken 279-0031, Japan Directions: From Tokyo Station, take the JR Keiyo Line/JR Musashino Line to Maihama. Operating hours: 0800 - 2200 Price:  Prices differ depending on type of tickets purchased. More info here. And of course, with Disneyland, comes Tokyo Disneysea! The water-themed counterpart is the only Disneysea in the world so if you happened to give this place a miss… You miiight just regret it ?
Credit: of other days on Flickr
Credit: of other days on Flickr We’ve covered tips for the perfect Disneyland and Disneysea experience in our previous articles so be sure to check them out ? #HHWT Tip: You can also request for a guestroom at Guest Relations for your prayers! Address:  1-13 Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture 279-0031, Japan Directions: From Tokyo Station, take the JR Keiyo Line/JR Musashino Line to Maihama. Operating hours: 0800 - 2200 Price: Prices differ depending on type of tickets purchased. More info here.

4. Asakusa & Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

Asakusa is the place to be if you want to have an authentic traditional Tokyo experience like nowhere else in the metropolis!
Credit: Simon Q on Flickr The area is bustling with visitors and worshippers, thanks to the famous Senso-ji Temple, and is a great place to check out if you’re looking for halal eats too ?
Credit: Odigo Travel on Flickr Along the way to Sensoji Temple is the Nakamise Shopping Street, where you can stock up on a variety of traditional snacks and souvenirs like foldable fans and kimonos! Address: Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture Operating hours: 0640 – 1600 Directions: From Shinjuku Station, take the JR Chuo Line to Kanda Station, and transfer to the Ginza Subway Line for Asakusa Station. Website: www.asakusajinja.jp/english/

5. Harajuku Takeshita-dori (Takeshita Street)

Harajuku is known to most as the birthplace of crepes, Lolita girls and Japan’s unique youth culture. The busy pedestrian-only street is lined with fashion boutiques, trendy stores, cafes, crepe stands and more ?
Credit: Miguel Perez on Flickr For cosplay fans, why not don your own costumes and strut your stuff? ? You might even bump into the local cosplayers there! Snap a photo or two to document the experience ?
Credit: Wally Gobetz on FlickrAddress: 1 Chome Jingumae, 渋谷区 Tokyo 150-0001, Japan Operating hours: 1100 – 2000 Directions: Located directly across from the exit of JR East’s Harajuku Station If you’re looking for an easy, hassle free way to organise your Tokyo itinerary, we have the solution for you! Just download the HHWT Travel Planner app NOW and create your trip from there! Every detail of your trip all in one place, how convenient is that? ? P.S. It's available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play for Android! ?