Tokyo may be home to some of the world’s most famous cultural sites, but Japan’s bustling capital is teeming with countless hidden gems awaiting exploration. As the most populated metropolitan area in the world, it’s easy to miss remarkable treasures in the sea of Tokyo’s awe-inspiring architecture, eclectic streets and breathtaking landmarks. Sure, touring popular hot spots is par for the course when visiting, but these largely untapped attractions deserve some major recognition.
First up, make a stop in the Shimokitazawa area for a relaxing afternoon of shopping. Sure, the Harajuku district might be Tokyo’s premier destination for retail therapy, but Shimokitazawa is the next best thing.