What is the best recommend area in Tokyo for a first time visitor and how many days stay to see the most popular sights?

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kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Answered almost 4 years ago

I think major sights are below:

Asakusa - famous Sensoji Temple, Nakamise Dori. As it was center of the commerce from Edo period, lots of hubored year old restaurants. Soba, tempura, sukiyaki.

Ueno - Large park, zoo, great museums. Ameyoko is fun street to enjoy street food.

Oshiage - Tokyo Sky Tree, old meets new, great view of Sakura along Sumida river

Shinjuku, Shibuya - center of modern culture, shopping, eating out, nightlife, lots of Izakaya.

Harajuku - kawaii fashion, center of teenage culture of Japan.

Akihabara - electric city, otaku, manga and anime, maid cafe.

Tsukiji & Ginza - World's greatest fish market, high-end shopping, Tokyo's highest class restaurants.

Mitaka & Kichijoji - Ghibli museum, beautiful park

Sugamo & Komagome - beauntidily Japanese garden Rikugien, shopping street for elders.

There are lots more attractions according to your interests! I think Tokyo is a city to stay for several nights and best way to enjoy the city is taking time to walk around, interact with locals :)