- Jonathan Chum
Tokyo is one of the most visited cities in the world, and with good reason. Tokyo has something for everyone to enjoy, from exciting temples and shrines to modern culinary options. However, there are many other places to visit in Japan outside of Tokyo that can be just as fun and exciting. One such place is Haneda Airport, located 28 km (17 miles) southeast of central Tokyo and accessible by train or shuttle bus from Haneda Airport Station on the Keikyu Line (Train) or Yokohama City Air Terminal Station on the Toei Oedo Line (Shuttle Bus).
Toei Oedo Line
The Toei Oedo line is a monorail line that runs from Shimbashi Station to Haneda Airport. The line has 11 stations and is 11.4km long, making it the third-longest monorail system in Japan. It was opened in 1994, but the track itself was initially built by the Keihin Electric Railway Co., Ltd., who then transferred ownership over to Toei in 1998. The Toei Oedo line is owned by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei) and is operated by Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line
The Aqua Line is a train that runs across Tokyo Bay, connecting central Tokyo with Haneda Airport. It's a short distance---only 12 stops---but it's a fun way to see the city and get some fresh air at the same time.
The Aqua Line is open from 6:00 am until 11:30 pm (the last train departs at 10:50 pm). Fares range from 200 yen to 400 yen depending on how far you ride, with reduced fares for children under 6 years old and seniors over 65 years old. You can purchase your ticket before boarding or directly from the conductor on board---just remember to validate your ticket at one of the orange machines before entering any station!
While riding this train, keep an eye out for some beautiful views of Mount Fuji in between stretches of the urban landscape as well as nearby islands such as Odaiba and Miyakejima.
You'll find Hamarikyu Gardens in the northeast corner of Odaiba, along the waterfront. The garden is open year-round, but most of its facilities are closed during the winter.
The name Hamarikyu translates as "sea and mooring place" and was given by Tokugawa Iemitsu, who built the garden at this exact location in 1631.
The main feature of this six-hectare landscape is a pond that is crossed by two bridges: one wooden bridge with an artistic wind chime on top (which you can cross for free) and another stone bridge that costs 100 yen per person to cross (300 yen per couple).
Odaiba Kaihin Park
Odaiba Kaihin Park is the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon. Located on Odaiba Island, just east of Tokyo Bay, this park features an open-air theater that hosts musical performances and festivals throughout the year. You can also take a ride on one of its popular Ferris wheels or enjoy an evening stroll through its cherry blossom-lined paths.
The park offers plenty of places to eat as well---from traditional Japanese cuisine at sushi shops to Western-style food at fast food restaurants like McDonald's and KFC. For those who fancy themselves connoisseurs (or simply want to try something different), there are even several high-end establishments such as La Tour D'Argent where you can sample French cuisine with breathtaking views over Tokyo Bay that come with a hefty price tag ($$$$).
If you're coming from Haneda Airport then taking the monorail might be your best bet. It will stop at various stations along its route before arriving at Odaiba Kaihin Park station where it will drop passengers off near exit 8A or B depending on which direction they're headed in--just follow signs for "Odiba" or "Tokyo" until reaching these exits!
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation is a museum of science, technology, and innovation. It's located in Odaiba, which is a man-made island in Tokyo Bay. It opened in 1996 and was designed by architect Toyo Ito.
The museum has a planetarium that shows films about space, stars, and constellations through the use of high-quality digital projectors. You can also see planets like Mercury or Mars with your own eyes through telescopes located on the roof of the building.
There's also an IMAX theater that shows short films about science every day as well as longer movies during its regular screenings (Japanese only). In addition to incredible imagery from across our solar system, these films will take you inside volcanoes or even underwater -- they are truly amazing!
Finally, there's an area called the "Science Gallery" where visitors can learn more about various scientific topics through interactive exhibits such as virtual reality experiences where you can fly over cities like Tokyo from above!
Daiba Park is a large park in the Odaiba district of Tokyo. It's a popular spot for tourists and locals alike, especially at sunset. The park offers great views of Tokyo Bay and Rainbow Bridge, as well as other areas of Yokohama such as Landmark Tower and Minato Mirai 21.
The park also has many recreational facilities including an archery range, baseball fields, tennis courts, and even karaoke booths!
The tallest tower in the world is in Japan, and it's called the Tokyo Skytree. It stands at 634 meters (2080 feet) tall, making it the second tallest structure in all of Japan. Construction began on this tower back in 2007 and was completed three years later in 2012. You can find this wonderful attraction near Oshiage, Sumida Ward, Tokyo.
Tokyo Tower has been around since 1958 however due to its age and increasing tourist numbers from China and South Korea; it was decided that something more modern needed to be built for everyone to enjoy.
Tsukiji Fish market
The Tsukiji Fish Market is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tokyo. It has been around since 1935, though it moved from its original location to its current location in 1973. It is open from 5:00 AM to 1:00 PM and if you want to buy fresh seafood or sushi directly from their source, this is the place for you!
You can find many different kinds of fresh fish here at Tsukiji Fish Market; some types include tuna (maguro) and sea bream (uni). You can also purchase other types of seafood such as squid (ika), octopus (tako), clams, and shrimp. If you don't feel like eating seafood right away there are plenty of markets where they sell sushi or sashimi that has been prepared by skilled chefs who have years of experience making these dishes. The best time to visit Tsukiji Fish Market would be between 6 AM - 8 AM because this is when all the action occurs! Most people who go there will arrive early just so they don't miss out on anything while they're there so keep this in mind before going yourself!
Harajuku is a famous shopping district in Tokyo, known for its fashion. Harajuku has many boutiques and shops selling clothing, accessories, and more.
One of the most popular areas of Harajuku is Takeshita Street ("crazy" street), which has become famous for its young people wearing colorful outfits and make-up. It's also known as a place where many cosplayers (people who dress up as their favorite anime or manga characters) visit to take photos with other fans.
Harajuku doesn't just have tourist locations though; there are plenty of places that locals go to as well! One of these places includes Meiji Shrine (a very large shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji). It's a great place to visit if you want some peace while still getting amazing views of Japan's capital city!
Asakusa Kannon Temple
Asakusa Kannon Temple is a popular tourist spot in the Haneda area. It has been around since 1649, making it one of Japan's oldest temples. Asakusa is also known for its culture and history, making it a good choice for those who are interested in seeing both old and new aspects of Japanese culture.
The temple welcomes visitors from around the world every year, with many people coming to pay their respects at this site. If you visit during holiday seasons such as New Year or Obon, expect to be surrounded by large crowds.
Meiji Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Shibuya, Tokyo. It was built in 1920 to commemorate Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. The courtyard of the shrine is extremely popular for its cherry blossoms and many people flock to see them during Spring time.
In conclusion, Haneda is a wonderful place to visit. It has so much to offer and there are many places to explore within the airport premises. I hope this list helps you plan your next trip!