Tokyo Map: Main Attractions Across the Metropolitan Area

Tokyo is a large and sprawling metropolis that is impossible to see fully in just one trip. With the right Tokyo map and guide, however, you can easily plan a visit to some of the most iconic landmarks and popular locales, such as the Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo Tower, and Tokyo Disneyland . For a more convenient overview, the Greater Tokyo Area can be divided into six main sections.

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1. Central Tokyo

Central Tokyo is made up of the Chuo, Minato, Chiyoda, and Bunkyo wards. It is both the geographical and economic heart of the city, with Tokyo Station providing the main mode of access in and out. There are plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities in Central Tokyo.

Main attractions in Central Tokyo

Ginza, a high-end shopping, dining, and entertainment district

Imperial Palace, the historic and current residence of the Emperor

National Museum of Modern Art, Japan’s first national art museum

Akihabara, a popular shopping hub famous for its electronic retailers

Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, one of the oldest gardens in the city

Hama-Rikyu Gardens, a beautiful garden alongside Tokyo Bay

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2. Northern Tokyo

Northern Tokyo is a collection of residential neighborhoods, historic sites, shrines, and street markets. It’s a great place to see how the locals really live and play. Northern Tokyo is also considered to be the gateway to Northern Japan. From Ueno Station, you can catch numerous trains heading out to Japan’s Tohoku Region.

Main attractions in Northern Tokyo

Ueno Park, one of the most popular parks in the city and a top place to watch the cherry blossoms bloom

Tokyo Dome, a major entertainment venue and home of the Yomiuri Giants baseball team

Tokyo National Museum, one of the world’s largest art museums

National Science Museum, home to natural history and science exhibitions

Rikugien Garden, one of Tokyo‘s most beautiful landscaping gardens

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3. Southern Tokyo

Southern Tokyo is home to some of the most desirable districts in the city, including Shimbashi, Shinagawa, and Roppongi. High rise towers and beautiful streets lined with trees coexist in this hub of shopping, entertainment, and food. Here, you’ll find some of Tokyo‘s most exclusive neighborhoods and best European-style outdoor cafes.

Main attractions in Southern Tokyo

Tokyo Tower, the second-largest structure in the country

Tokyo Midtown, a collection of shops, restaurants, museums, and luxury hotels

Miraikan, a national museum devoted to the emerging sciences and innovation

Odaiba, a man-made island in Tokyo Bay

National Art Center Tokyo, an art museum showing only temporary exhibits

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4. Eastern Tokyo

Eastern Tokyo is the city’s most traditional area. You’ll find signs of the historic Edo culture juxtaposed with the landmarks of modern Tokyo. It is also the site of Tokyo‘s latest coffee boom, with some of the most popular coffee shops in the city. Kiyosumi Shirakawa Station is a great starting point for exploring Eastern Tokyo.

Main attractions in Eastern Tokyo

Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest stand-along communications tower

Sensoji Temple, one of the most popular Buddhist temples in Tokyo

Toyosu, a man-made island home to the world’s largest fish market

Kiyosumi Shirakawa, a trendy Edo-period neighborhood

Fukagawa, a Bayside district with ancient shrines and ocean views

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5. Western Tokyo

Western Tokyo has a younger energy and consists of some of the city’s hippest districts, including Shibuya and Sinjuku. It is a highly populated and lively area where something interesting is always going on. Shinjuku Station, which handles over 2 million passengers each day, is one of the busiest train stations in the world.

Main attractions in Western Tokyo

Meiji Shrine, a popular shrine in the middle of a large forest

Shinjuku Gyoen Park, three stunning landscape gardens located near Shinjuku Station

Japanese Sword Museum, devoted to Japanese swords and metal work

Nezu Museum, a collection of pre-modern art from Japan and East Asia

Nakano Broadway, a popular shopping center for anime goods

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6. Outlying area

The region even further west of Western Tokyo is known as the outlying area. This includes the prefectures of Chibi, Sagamihara, Saitama, Yokohama, and Kawasaki. These areas are just a short train ride from Central Tokyo. They are also home to many well-known landmarks that people strongly associate with Tokyo, despite the fact that these landmarks are a little further out.

Main attractions in the outlying area

Tokyo Disneyland, the first Disney park constructed outside of the United States

Tokyo DisneySea, Tokyo Disneyland’s companion park

Ghibli Museum, a museum devoted to the works of Studio Ghibli

Sanrio Puroland, a theme park centered on the iconic Hello Kitty character

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