Lots of new tourist attractions have appeared throughout Japan in 2022, with plenty more planned for the near future. From Ghibli Park, to a theme park based on Harry Potter, to new shopping centers, you can expect lots of new landmarks to appear around Tokyo and beyond. Despite the unfortunate closings of several other locations, these new attractions give much to look forward to!
Here we introduce the latest on upcoming tourist attractions that are set to open, close, or renew in 2022 and beyond.
Main image: ©Studio Ghibli

Newly Opened Attractions in 2022: Tokyo Area

NAKED FLOWERS FOR YOU: An Evolutionary Flower Art Exhibit (Opened March 19, 2022)

NAKED FLOWERS is an experiential art exhibition. With all kinds of flowers on display, this event has made a name for itself both in Japan and overseas, including Kyoto's World Heritage Site Nijo Castle, Tokyo's Nihonbashi, Hong Kong, and South Korea. This new location, opening in Yurakucho, marks the first permanent facility in Tokyo.

What makes the NAKED FLOWERS FOR YOU experience so unique is the number of personalizations tailored to each visitor. Comprised of four digital flower gardens, the exhibit makes use of phytotherapy and image analysis to conduct personality tests, and design customized flower art experiences as unique as each guest!

In this one-of-a-kind flower art attraction, you can also buy personalized drinks at the cafe, which contain specific nutrients and ingredients according to the results of your personality test. You can also get a medicinal herb diagnosis, as well as cosmetic plans individually tailored to you.

2-7-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Yurakucho Marui 8F, 100-0006
Yurakucho Station (JR Yamanote Line / Keihin Tohoku Line, 1 min from Central Exit)
Yurakucho Station (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line, 1 min from Exit D7-b)
Ginza Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Hibiya Line / Marunouchi Line, 2 min from Exit C-9)
11:00AM-8:00PM (Last entry: 7:30PM)

Mikan Shimokita: A Huge Shopping Center Under the Elevated Shimokitazawa Station (Grand Opening July 28, 2022)

Mikan Shimokita is a large-scale shopping center underneath the elevated Shimokitazawa Station. It comprises five blocks of shops and facilities unique to the Shimokitazawa area, including fashion boutiques, general stores, restaurants, cafes, coworking spaces, and shared offices.

Although some areas have already opened in March, July 28 marked the grand opening for the 5-story B-Block, which consists of commercial shops, a 7-room office block, and a bicycle parking lot.
The name 'Mikan' is said to symbolize the state of always being 'in progress', continuing to evolve while avoiding stagnancy.

Located right in front of Shimokitazawa Station, it's easy to get to. Shopping and food aren't the only attractions of this place. People also love its design, which makes use of th…

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