Free Stuff in Tokyo

Free places to soak up atmosphere–

• For a good view of the city skyline go to the promenade that runs along the front of the Decks Shopping Mall in Odaiba.
Free--Odaiba
• To see more people than you’ve ever seen in one place, try walking through Shinjuku Station at rush hour (just after 5 pm), standing at the Ginza Sukiyabashi crossing, or crossing the road next to the Hachiko Exit of Shibuya Station.
Free--Shinjuku
• For the eccentric and bizarre side of life, go to Harajuku on a Sunday.
Free--Harajuku
• To feel bang up-to-date with the latest technology, go to Akihabara.

Bird’s-eye view of Tokyo–
The 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku has two free observation galleries with views of Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, and Yokohama.

Shrines, temples, pagodas, palaces–

• Meiji Jingu Shrine

• Yasukuni Shrine

Free--Yasukuni-shrine

• Sensoji Temple

Free--SensojiTemple
• Zojoji Temple
• Imperial Palace

Gardens and parks–

• Higashi-Gyoen, the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (art gallery inside).
• Yoyogi Park has street entertainment on Sundays–great entertainment for no yen!
• Ueno Park.

Free Internet–a must!
In the T-Next Toshiba showroom in Shinjuku, get up to one hour of free ’net!

Sumo Wrestling Museum near the JR Ryogoku Station.

Free--SumoWrestlingMuseum

Sony Building in Ginza–
try out the latest electronic toys, gadgets, organizers.

Toyota Mega Web in Palette Town–
in the Odaiba car showroom, view cars of the future.

Hundred-¥ Shops–
Miss the dollar store? Short on cash but must shop? Try the 100-¥ stores in nearly every district. The one in Shibuya near the Tokyo Station has 5 floors!

Food–
Free samples galore in the basement floor of the Nakamise Shopping Arcade.