With Mt. Fuji as its backdrop, its trees filled with gorgeous cherry blossoms, and its bustling Shibuya Crossing, there’s no denying the fact that Tokyo is definitely one of the most gorgeous places not just in Japan, but in the whole world. Couple its fantastic views with its rich culture, the quirky fashions in Harajuku, and the tech and anime center that is Akihabara and you can see why the city is considered by many as one of the places to visit on their bucket list. Did you know, however, that Tokyo is also a favorite among couples who want to enjoy a romantic holiday there? Take a look at this list of some of the best romantic places in Tokyo, Japan.
1. Sumida Aquarium
Sumida Aquarium serves as the home of over 10,000 sea critters, including but not limited to different varieties of fishes, jellyfish, sharks, rays, seals, and penguins. If you and your date plan on visiting the aquarium, you can get the annual passport to save money to see how the exhibits change across the year. The entrance to the Sumida Aquarium is through the Tokyo Skytree Town. There’s a cafe and a souvenir shop if you and your date want to get food or memorabilia.
Address: 1-1-2 Oshiage, Solamachi 5F/6F, Oshiage, Sumida 131-0045, Tokyo
Website: Sumida Aquarium
Opening Hours: 9 am - 9 pm
Price: 19 USD per person; 41 USD per person for the annual passport.
2. Ueno Park
Ueno Park, a 54-hectare (133-acre) public park, is perhaps most known for being one of the best places to see cherry blossoms between March and April. However, it also features other attractions that guests can enjoy practically all year round, including but not limited to the Kaneiji Temple, the Toshogu Shrine, Bentendo, the Ueno Zoo, the Tokyo National Museum, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. Make sure to dedicate at least one day here if you wish to explore the park’s various sights and activities.
Address: 5-20 Uenokoen, Taitō, Tokyo, Japan
Opening Hours: Open 24 hours
Price: 2.73 USD per person
3. Chidorigafuchi Moat
If you want to have an idyllic date with your loved one, you can bring him/her boating at Chidorigafuchi Moat. This area particularly comes alive when the cherry blossoms are in bloom, as the walkway leading up to the moat is lined by sakura trees that turn the lake pink when their petals float on the waters. The trees are lit at night, adding another layer of romance for couples enjoying a stroll there.
Address: 1-1 Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Opening Hours: 11 am - 5:30 pm
Price: 7.30 USD per boat during hanami season, 5 USD per boat beyond hanami season
4. Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Tower is styled after the Eiffel Tower of Paris, and it shows. The broadcast tower provides visitors with fantastic views of the city thanks to its central location and its height, which is at 333 m (1092ft), making it second only to the Sky Tree. There’s a lounge in the tower if couples want to enjoy some refreshments while taking in the sights.
Address: 4 Chome-2-8 Shibakoen, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Website: Tokyo Tower
Opening Hours: 9 am - 11 pm
Price: Starts at 8 USD per person
5. Tokyo Summerland
Tokyo Summerland is a water park that welcomes guests of all ages. It is one of the biggest water parks in the city and features facilities such as swimming pools, slides, rides, and a lazy river. Its indoor pools allow guests to enjoy having fun in the water all year round. Do check the website before heading here because the opening hours and days may vary per day. Be aware that tattooed individuals are not allowed inside the park.
Address: 600 Kamiyotsugi, Akiruno, Tokyo, Japan
Website: Tokyo Summerland
Opening Hours: Schedule depending on the season
Price: 32 USD per person during summer, 18.23 USD per person otherwise
6. Odaiba Ōedo-Onsen-Monogatari
A visit to Tokyo is not complete without going to an onsen (hot spring bath). Odaiba Ōedo-Onsen-Monogatari is a hot springs park that features 13 different hot spring baths. Besides the baths themselves, couples can enjoy the spa treatments offered here. They can also take a nap in one of the lounges there. Yukata rentals are included in the rates, so guests can don these traditional clothes while exploring the neighborhood. Traditional Japanese food is also offered along the streets where Odaiba Ōedo-Onsen-Monogatari is located. Be aware that tattooed individuals are not allowed inside.
Address: 2 Chome-6-3 Aomi, Koto, Tokyo, Japan
Website: Odaiba Ōedo-onsen-monogatari
Opening Hours: 11 am to 9 am of the next day
Price: Weekdays: 25 USD per person, 20 USD per person if coming in after 6 pm; Weekends: 27 USD per person, 22 USD per person if coming in after 6 pm; Special days: 28 USD per person, 23 USD per person if coming in after 6 pm
7. Konica Minolta Planetarium
Konica Minolta Planetarium actually has two theaters: Manten and Tenku, both of which are located in Tokyo. Regardless of which theater you visit, expect a relaxing experience here when catching a show, complete with soft music and pleasant aromas. The meditative atmosphere in either planetarium makes both a great destination for couples who want to get rid of stress while enjoying spending time together.
Konica Minolta Planetarium
Tenku Address: 1-1-2 Oshiage,Tokyo Skytree Town East Yard 7F, Sumida, Tokyo, Japan
Manten Address: 3-1-3 Higashiikebukuro | Worldimportmart Bldg Rooftop, Toshima, Tokyo, Japan
Website: Konica Minolta Planetarium
Opening Hours: 10 am - 9 pm
Price: 14 USD per person
8. Ghibli Museum
Couples who are fans of Studio Ghibli should definitely not miss out on going to this museum, which features exhibits and artifacts that will make guests feel as though they’ve been immersed in one of Hayao Miyazaki’s works. A short film, as well as clips from the studio’s movies, are shown here. Be aware that walk-ins are not allowed. Tickets must be reserved and purchased in advance and used on the dates indicated.
Address: 1 Chome-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan
Website: Ghibli Museum
Opening Hours: 10 am - 6 pm. The museum is closed on Tuesdays.
Price: 9 USD per person
9. Hinokicho Park
Hinokicho Park is a green oasis in the largely urban settings, a favorite date site for couples who want to stroll around and enjoy the verdant surroundings. They can even enjoy a picnic here as there are plenty of spots in the park where they can lay down their blankets. The sunset is particularly spectacular here.
Address: 9-7-9 Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Opening Hours: 5 am - 11 pm
Price: Free admission
10. Jonanjima Seaside Park
Jonanjima Seaside Park allows visitors to enjoy doing two things at the same time: plane spotting and breathing in the sea air. While swimming isn’t allowed here, couples can still enjoy camping or having a barbecue. Dogs are welcome, so couples can also bring their furry friend with them while they’re on a date here.
Jonanjima Seaside Park
Address: 4 Chome-2-２ Jonanjima, Ōta, Tokyo, Japan
Website: Jonanjima Seaside Park
Opening Hours: Open 24 hours
Romance in a gorgeous city
Tokyo is known as one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the world. What better way to enjoy your visit here than with a loved one? Complete your romantic holiday in the city by adding the sites on this list, to your itinerary.
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