19 Date Spots in Tokyo! A compilation of popular and hidden spots that can also be used at night

Are you looking for a date spot in Tokyo? Are you having a hard time finding your next date spot?

In this article, we will introduce some of the best date spots in Tokyo based on our own experiences. We’ve picked out popular date spots, hole-in-the-wall spots, and spots that can be used on weeknights.

If you are thinking about going on a date, please refer to the following list of places that you would like to go again.

・Places recommended for a first date
・For those who are thinking of a date spot, please refer to the following.
・A date spot in a fashionable city.
・A date spot where you can enjoy nature.

Recommended Tokyo date spots for a first holiday date

When it is the second or third date you meet, go to a place where you are not confused about what to do and where you know how to spend your time. First of all, here are some date spots to go to when you are still close to meeting for the first time.

1. “Sky Tree”, which is full of stores and has no trouble finding things to do


Skytree is still a great place to go on a date with someone you’re close to meeting for the first time. At Tokyo Tower, there aren’t many stores around and you may get lost on what to do next, so go to Skytree, which has a good selection of stores for your first meeting.

Recommended points for dates: ★★★★

・There is no need to worry about where to eat as there is Solamachi.
・Since the purpose of the date is to climb the Skytree, you don’t have to talk about “what should we do?” We have the goal of climbing the Skytree, so we don’t have to talk about what to do after we meet.
・We can be impressed by the beautiful scenery together.
・You can easily take two shots with the scenery.

Recommended for people like this

・People who like to shopping.
・People who have not been to many sightseeing spots in Tokyo.
・People who want to see the beautiful economy.

Points to keep in mind on a Skytree date

・Make reservations for both the Skytree and the restaurants.
On Saturdays and Sundays, Skytree Town is very crowded. You may not be able to climb the Skytree until about three hours after you get your admission ticket. Also, all the restaurants are lined up and you can’t get in right away. Be sure to make reservations for both.

・If possible, climb on a sunny day, or at night if it is cloudy.
Try to climb on sunny days as much as possible, as the view is affected by the weather. If you really want to climb the Skytree on a cloudy day, I recommend climbing at night. You won’t be bothered by the cloudy sky as much as during the daytime.

Access

・From Shinjuku, take the Toei Shinjuku Line or Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line for about 30 minutes.
・Oshiage Station (Hanzomon Line, Toei Asakusa Line, Keisei Oshiage Line). Or take the Tobu Skytree Line and get off at Tokyo Skytree Station.

2. Enjoy the romantic atmosphere of “Odaiba”


Odaiba is also a steadfast date spot. It’s a great place for a romantic date. It’s a great place to spend time with friends and family.

Recommended for dates: ★★★★★

・A romantic atmosphere with the sea nearby.
・There are many couples here, so you can naturally get closer to them.
・There are plenty of stores to choose from, so you won’t have to worry about what to do.
・There is a Ferris wheel and a beautiful night view.

Recommended for people like this

・People who like nature.
・People who want to have a date in a place with a nice atmosphere

What to look out for on a date in Odaiba

・There are a lot of people with children, so it can get pretty crowded on holidays.
If your partner doesn’t like crowded places, it’s a good idea to avoid this spot.

・Odaiba has a variety of commercial facilities, but they are a bit far away from each other, so there is a lot of walking distance.
There are many commercial facilities in Odaiba, but each of them is far away from each other, so walking around them requires a lot of energy.

Take a break at a cafe or bench on the way so that your partner does not get too tired.

Access

・It takes about 30 minutes from Shinjuku using the Toei Oedo Line and Yurikamome.

Recommended spot for a date among the standard tourist spots

3. “Asakusa” where you can enjoy eating and walking around and feel like a tourist

Asakusa, one of Tokyo’s most popular tourist spots, is also a great date spot.

Recommended points for dates: ★★★★

・There are many stalls, so you can enjoy eating and walking around.
・A lively atmosphere that encourages conversation.
・You can hold hands in a crowded place.

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Recommended for people like this

・People who want to enjoy the lively tourist spots.
・People who like to eat and walk around.

What to look out for on a date in Asakusa

・If you don’t like crowds, this is not the place for you.
・It’s not for people who don’t like crowds.

Access

・From Shinjuku, take the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line or Ginza Line for about 30 minutes.
・Tobu Skytree Line: 5 minute walk from Asakusa Station.
・Tokyo Metro Ginza Line: 5 minutes walk from Asakusa Station.

4. Tokyo Tower, a classic date spot

Tokyo Tower is also a good date spot as you can enjoy the beautiful scenery. It can be climbed without the need for reservations, so it can be used as a date spot on short notice.

Recommended for dates: ★★★★

・It is easy to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
・It is close to the city center and easy to get to.
・A variety of events are held depending on the season, so you can enjoy it as often as you like.
・It is not as crowded as the Skytree, and you don’t need to make a reservation to climb it.

Recommended for people like this

・People who like the night view
・People who prefer a place that is not so crowded

Cautions for Tokyo Tower Date

・There are no restaurants in the vicinity of Tokyo Tower, so you may have to move to another location to eat.
・If you combine it with Tokyo Dome City, you will have no trouble finding food and cafes.

Access

・About 15 minutes from Shinjuku
・Oedo Line Akabanebashi Station / 5 minutes walk from Akabanebashi Exit
・Hibiya Line Kamiyacho Station / 7 min. walk from Exit 2
・Onarimon Station (Mita Line): 6-minute walk from Exit A1

5. “The State Guest House” where you can enjoy the luxury of Versailles

You can enter the State Guest House, which welcomes guests from abroad. This is a great place for a date, as you can see the gorgeous rooms and exterior of the Palace of Versailles.

Recommended for dates: ★★★★

・You can enjoy the gorgeous atmosphere.
・You can go there as a tourist.
・You can walk from Yotsuya, so it’s easy to get to.


Reference: Guest House Akasaka Rikyu Photo Album|Cabinet Office

Cautions for a date at the State Guest House

If you don’t want to wait in line on the day of your date, you can get a numbered ticket in advance.
If you don’t want to wait in line on the day of the event, it is smart to make a reservation before you go.

You can make a reservation at the link below.
Reference: Opening of the State Guest House Akasaka Rikyu to the public|Cabinet Office

Access

・About 10 minutes from Shinjuku
・Get off at Yotsuya Station on the JR Chuo and Sobu Lines, and walk about 7 minutes from the Akasaka Exit.
・7-minute walk from Yotsuya Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (Exit 1).
・7 minutes walk from Yotsuya Station (Tokyo Metro Namboku Line), Exit 2

Dating spots in the fashionable city

6. “Roppongi” is a good place to go after work on weekdays

Although Roppongi is located in the center of Tokyo, it has a surprising amount of greenery and offers restaurants and cafes with a great atmosphere. It is the No. 1 recommended place for a date in the city.

Recommended for dates: ★★★★★

・There are many cafes and restaurants with a great atmosphere.
・There is a surprising amount of greenery, and Roppongi Hills has many benches where you can relax outside.
・Roppongi Hills has many benches where you can relax outside.
・You can also see Tokyo Tower.

Recommended for people like this

・People who want to have a date in the city center.
・People who like a sophisticated atmosphere.
・People who feel relaxed when they see greenery.

Points to keep in mind when going on a date in Roppongi

・Because of the sophisticated atmosphere Restaurant prices can be a bit high, so do your research beforehand.

Access

・About 10 minutes from Shinjuku by Toei Oedo Line.
・0 minute walk from Exit 1C of Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line (directly connected to the station by a concourse).
・Toei Subway Oedo Line “Roppongi Station” 4 minutes walk from Exit 3.
・Toei Subway Oedo Line “Azabu-juban Station” 5 minutes walk from Exit 7.

7. Omotesando, where all the hottest stores are located

Omotesando has many stores that are the talk of the town, both in fashion and cafes. There are relatively few young people or people with children, so you can enjoy a more mature date.

Recommended for dates: ★★★★

・There are many fashionable cafes.
・A short walk takes you to Meiji Shrine.
・There are many popular stores.
・There are a lot of fashion, sundry, shoe and other stores.

Recommended for people like this

・A date with a girl who likes cafes and fashion

Attentions for Omotesando date

・There is often a line at the hottest stores.
If you want to go to a popular restaurant, you need to make a reservation or be prepared to wait in line.

Access

・Take the Yamanote Line from Shinjuku to Harajuku in about 5 minutes.

8. Kichijoji

It’s a great place for a holiday date.

Recommended for dates: ★★★★★

・There are a lot of fashionable grocery stores for girls who like groceries.
・There are also many cafes and restaurants with a great atmosphere and reasonable prices.
・There are many cafes and restaurants with a great atmosphere and reasonable prices.
・There is a large shopping and drinking area, which is rare in Tokyo, with a wide variety of ways to enjoy yourself.
・A short walk takes you to Inokashira Park, a zoo, and boating.

Recommended for people like this

・People who want to enjoy shopping
・People who like animals and nature

Cautions for a date in Kichijoji

・The location is a bit inconvenient for some people.

Access

From Shinjuku, it takes about 15 minutes by train on the Chuo Line.

9. Futakotamagawa, with its large shopping mall and riverbed

In Futako Tamagawa, there is a large shopping mall called “Futako Tamagawa Rise” where you can enjoy the whole day. This shopping mall in particular has many restaurants and general stores with a nice atmosphere for the relatively younger generation.

A short walk from the shopping mall, there is a spacious riverbed where you can enjoy a picnic.

Recommended for dates: ★★★★★

・There is a large commercial facility where you can enjoy the whole day. There is also a spacious Tsutaya appliance store.
・There is a riverbed with a nice view where you can have a picnic or barbecue.

Recommended for people like this

・If you want to read a book or plan a trip, Tsutaya is the place for you.
・People who want to enjoy both shopping and beautiful scenery.

What to look out for on a date in Futakotamagawa

・On Saturdays and Sundays, the area is crowded with people with children, and restaurants tend to be lined up.
・Reservations for restaurants you really want to visit are a must.

Access

・From Shinjuku, take the Yamanote Line or the Denentoshi Line for about 30 minutes.

10. “Jiyugaoka” is a must for those who love sweets and breads

Jiyugaoka is home to many fashionable stores and sweet stores, making it an irresistible destination for girls with a sweet tooth.

It’s also a great place to take a break and explore the city.

Recommended for dates: ★★★★

・There are many famous sweets stores.
・There are a lot of trendy and fashionable stores.
・There are also some benches on the street where you can rest and talk.

Recommended for people like this

・People who want to enjoy the atmosphere of a fashionable city.
・People who like sweets

Points to keep in mind when going on a date in Jiyugaoka

・There are many small stores, and they are not densely packed, so it is difficult to find one.
・You need to know where you want to go beforehand.

Access

・About 25 minutes from Shinjuku by Yamanote or Toyoko line.

11. “Ebisu” has a calm and mature atmosphere

Yebisu Garden Place has a great atmosphere and is a great place to go if you want a slightly more mature date.

Just sitting on a bench in the Garden Place and talking in a relaxed manner can be a special experience.

Recommended for dates: ★★★★★

・Yebisu Garden Place has a nice atmosphere.
・There are fewer families here, so you can enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere.
・Especially during the Christmas season, it is one of the most popular illumination sites in Tokyo.

Recommended for people like this

・People who want to enjoy a relaxed mood.
・People who want to talk in a nice atmosphere.

Cautions for dates in Ebisu

・Restaurant prices are a bit high.

Access

・About 10 minutes from Shinjuku by Yamanote Line.

12. Daikanyama, a collection of hot stores and fashionable spots

Although Daikanyama has many stores and attractions, it has a more relaxed atmosphere than Shibuya or Shinjuku.

There are also fashionable general stores on the street connecting Daikanyama and Ebisu, so walking around is recommended.

Recommended for dates: ★★★★

・There are many stores, but the atmosphere is more relaxed than in Shibuya or Shinjuku.
・Surprisingly, there are many green areas.
・There are also historical buildings such as the former Asakura Family Residence.

Recommended for people like this

・People who want to shop in a calm place
・People who want to enjoy walking around the city.

Attentions for a date in Daikanyama

・There are many hills and a lot of walking.
・Make sure your partner is not tired and take a break at a café.

Access

・It takes about 15 minutes from Shinjuku. Change to the Tokyo Toyoko Line at Shibuya and get off at Daikanyama.

13. Shimokitazawa, where you can enjoy the unique atmosphere of subculture

Shimokitazawa is known as the holy land of subculture, and it has a unique atmosphere. There are many restaurants and unique clothing stores, making it a very fun place to walk around, but your tastes may vary.

Recommended for dates: ★★★

・There are many unique clothing stores and general stores.
・There are many restaurants and cafes where you can eat good food at reasonable prices.

Recommended for people like this

・People who like unique clothes.
・People who like to eat and drink.
・People who like live music and subculture.

What to look out for on a Shimokitazawa date

・Not a good place for overly fashionable girls.
・The town has a subculture feel to it.

Access

・About 10 minutes from Shinjuku by Odakyu. Get off at Shimokitazawa.

Date spot where you can enjoy nature

14. “Ueno Park” where you can enjoy both art and nature

Ueno Park is a high-spec date spot with numerous museums, a zoo, a spacious pond and nature.

The museums in Ueno Park are especially popular places where famous paintings from all over the world come to be exhibited. Looking at paintings in a museum, rowing a boat on Shinobazu Pond, or relaxing on a bench around the pond are all recommended.

Recommended for dates: ★★★★★

・There are museums and a zoo, so you can enjoy the whole day.
・There are many options to choose from, so you won’t be stuck for things to do.
・There are also activities such as boating on the pond.
・There are also activities such as boating on the pond, etc. It is nice to sit on a bench and relax and look at the pond.

Recommended for people like this

・People who want to visit museums and see famous paintings from overseas.
・People who like zoos and nature.

Cautions for a date in Ueno Park

・It is a large park, so be careful not to walk too far.
・Be careful not to walk too far because it is a large park.
・The museum is crowded when there is a special exhibition of famous paintings, especially on Saturdays and Sundays at the end of the special exhibition period, so it is best to avoid it.

Access

・It takes about 25 minutes from Shinjuku by Yamanote Line.

15. “Shinjuku Gyoen” is quiet and calm despite being in the center of Tokyo

Shinjuku Gyoen is a quiet and serene place, despite being within walking distance of Shinjuku Station.

Bring a picnic with a homemade lunch box, or buy a bento box from the Depa Basement in Shinjuku Station and spread out a plastic sheet on the lawn to relax.

Recommended for dates: ★★★★

・This is a great way to get to know the people in your area.
・The park is also famous for its seasonal natural beauty, such as cherry blossoms and autumn leaves.

Recommended for people like this

・People who like a calm atmosphere.
・People who want to enjoy nature in a quiet place.

Points to keep in mind on a Shinjuku Gyoen date

It is crowded during the autumn foliage and cherry blossom seasons (Hanami season is also crowded, but since you are not allowed to bring in alcohol, it is not too noisy and you can enjoy Hanami calmly).
The lawn is large, so bring a plastic sheet so you can relax.

Access

・10 minutes walk from the south exit of Shinjuku Station on the JR, Keio and Odakyu lines.
・5-minute walk from Shinjuku-Gyoemmae Station (Exit 1) on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line.
・5-minute walk from Exit 1 of Shinjuku-Gyoenmae Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
・Toei Shinjuku Line: 5 minutes walk from Shinjuku-sanchome Station Exit C1 or C5

16. “Showa Kinen Park” where you can enjoy seasonal nature

Showa Kinen Park is a state-run park with vast grounds and natural beauty. The flowers are especially beautiful at any time of the year, and many people come to take pictures.

Recommended for dates: ★★★★

・Surrounded by nature, you can enjoy seasonal flowers all year round: cherry blossoms, tulips, rape blossoms, poppies, hydrangeas, sunflowers, cosmos, and autumn leaves.
・Bicycles can be rented at the park, so cycling around the park is recommended.

Recommended for the following people

・People who like nature and flowers
・People who want to see beautiful nature.

Points to keep in mind on a date in Showa Kinen Park

・The park is very large and it takes time to go around.
・The park is located in Tachikawa, so it is not very accessible.

Access

・Take the Chuo Line from Shinjuku, get off at Nishi-Tachikawa Station, and walk a short distance. It takes about 35 minutes minimum.

17. If you want to feel greenery in the city, go to Meiji Shrine

・Meiji Shrine is a lush green place, quite different from the atmosphere around Harajuku.

It is a great place to go if you want to be surrounded by greenery.

Recommended for dates: ★★★

・Easy to walk to from Harajuku Station.
・It can be combined with other date spots such as Omotesando.
・Surrounded by greenery, it is very relaxing.
・You can enjoy the feeling of sightseeing.

Recommended for people like this

・People who like to be surrounded by greenery
・People who like a peaceful atmosphere.

Warnings for a date at Meiji Shrine

・There are not many benches or other places to take a break at Meiji Shrine. Be careful not to walk too much.

Access

・Can be reached on foot from Harajuku and Yoyogi.

18. Yoyogi Park with its lively and free atmosphere

Yoyogi Park is a freely accessible park in the heart of Tokyo with a lively atmosphere.

There are university students filming videos, people practicing dance, people bringing in balls and playthings, and everyone is spending time in the park as they wish. If you like quiet places, this is not the place for you, but if you like a lively atmosphere, you should go there.

Recommended for dates: ★★★

・It is close to Harajuku and Yoyogi, so you can combine it with other dates.
・A park with a free atmosphere.

Recommended for people like this

・People who want to stop by the park for a while.
・People who are thinking about a date course near Harajuku.

Points to keep in mind on a date in Yoyogi Park

・It’s a free park in the heart of the city, so there are a lot of people. If you want to spend time in a quiet atmosphere, this is not the place for you.

Access

・One minute from Shinjuku, get off at Yoyogi Station.

19. Rikugien, a beautiful Japanese garden

Rikugien Garden has a garden, which has become a famous tourist attraction because of its beauty.

It is also a place where you can enjoy nature such as cherry blossoms and autumn leaves. It is a recommended place to visit when you want to enjoy the Japanese atmosphere.

Recommended for dates: ★★★

・You can spend a relaxing time in the beautiful garden.
・There is also a teahouse, which is perfect for spending an extraordinary time.
・It is a great place to enjoy nature in every season, with cherry blossoms, hydrangeas, and autumn leaves.

Recommended for people like this

・People who want to spend time in a quiet place.
・People who like nature and beautiful scenery

Cautions for Rikugien Date

・During the cherry blossom and fall foliage seasons, it gets very crowded. The garden is not large and the level of crowding can be terrible, so it’s best to avoid going during the best season.

Access

・From Shinjuku, take the Yamanote Line and get off at Komagome Station (15 minutes).
・Take the JR Yamanote Line or Tokyo Metro Namboku Line and get off at Komagome Station (South Exit N14), and walk for about 7 minutes.
・Toei Subway Mita Line Sengoku Station (Exit A3, I14).

Summary

The places we’ve mentioned so far are places we’ve been to before and would like to go again. We have not included spots that have been introduced on various websites, but were not so good when we actually went there.

So, I hope you will be able to choose your next date spot with confidence from among the spots I have introduced.

Depending on where you go on a date, your satisfaction with the day will vary greatly. For a date in Tokyo, the density of crowds varies depending on the size of the site, so the key would be to think about how much time you want to spend in a crowded place.

In order to make the most of your next date, please prepare well in advance and have a good time.

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