One of the best things that you can find in your trips is free activities that will always enrich your travel portfolio, especially if you are in some expensive destination.

This time I will share a list of 10 free things you can do in Tokyo.

1. The Metropolitan Government Building

The Metropolitan Government Building or City Hall is the city hall of Tokyo and measures 234 meters in height. It has two observatories, the north, and the south, and they are at a height of 202 meters.

metropolitan government building

On this page, you will find more information about the observatories.

2. Walk in Akihabara

Akihabara is the perfect place for lovers of anime, manga, electronics, cosplays, and pachinkos. In this place, you will spend a very entertaining time watching cosplays and many things related to manga and anime.

Yes, remember that there are also shops and there they will come under your financial responsibility.

3. Go to the traditional tuna auction in the Tsujiki market

The market of Tsujiki is the world’s largest fish and seafood market, listed in the book Thousand Things to See Before Dying and has become an attraction for travelers visiting the Japanese capital.

The activity that has made it very popular is the auction of tuna since they have auctioned copies of up to 300 kilos and up to 100,000 dollars. Take into account that if you want to be part of this event, you have to train at 2:00 a.m.

4. Go to a festival

Tokyo is a city where festivals are constantly held, especially in spring and summer. There are for all tastes and ages, if you want to know what are the next festivals to be held, click here.

5. Practice the sport of contemplation in parks

Although Tokyo is a city with many buildings, you will also find several green areas to relax and practice the sport of contemplation. You can visit Ueno Park, the Imperial Palace Gardens of Tokyo or Yoyogi Park, one of the largest, most popular and incredible in the city.

6. Getting lost on its streets

Getting lost in the streets of a city that is visited is practically obligatory, walk as much as you can, watch the locals go by, the architecture and how is the daily life. In addition, Tokyo is a contrasting city, which makes it very striking for travelers.

7. Visit the Imperial Palace

The Imperial Palace of Tokyo is the official residence of the Japanese imperial family; previously it was the castle of Edo. They offer guided tours, which are also free, however, it is necessary to book in advance on this page. The schedule of the guided tours is from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

8. Tour the Intermediate

The Intermediate which is a site where you can find a permanent exhibition of research and academic specimens from the University of Tokyo. The exhibition is amazing and you can also see the skeleton of a dinosaur.

The schedule is from Sunday to Thursday from 11:00 to 18:00 and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 to 20:00. If you want more information about the museum, visit the official website.

9. Walk in Harajuku

Harajuku is one of the most popular neighborhoods for shopping in Tokyo and is perfect for contemplation. This site serves as a meeting point for locals, who wear unique fashion styles. They can also enjoy soloists and music groups.