- Day1: WEST SIDE OF TOKYO
- Day2: EAST SIDE OF TOKYO
- Tokyo station
- Book a hotel in Japan
Here is the basic itinerary for sightseeing Tokyo. There are many places to see in Tokyo. This is useful for especially first-time travelers to Japan. We pick up “must see” place!
Day1: WEST SIDE OF TOKYO
10:00 am : Shibuya crossing
Shibuya crossing is one of the famous crossing in the world. About 500 thousands people cross this crossing in 1 day. Shibuya crossing is famous as a location for “Lost in Translation”.
11:00 am : Omotesando
Omotesando is known as one of the foremost ‘architectural showcase’ streets in the world, featuring a multitude of fashion flagship stores within a short distance of each other.
If you are interested in museum, please check Nezu museum.
1:00 pm Harajuku & Meiji shrine
Harajuku is known internationally as a center of Japanese youth culture and fashion. Across the JR line, there is Meiji shrine ,one of the famous shrine in Japan. Its contrast is interesting.
In weekend at Meiji shrine, sometimes you can see Japanese style wedding ceremony!
3:00 pm Shinjuku
Shinjuku is known as large entertainment, business and shopping area. Shinjuku station is the world’s busiest station, which more than 2 million passengers use every day.
In sunny day, you can see Mt. Fuji from observation deck of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. It’s great view point.
5:00 pm Robot show at Robot Restaurant
Robot restaurant is very famous entertainment show for foreign tourists. (almost of all guests are foreigner when we went.)
Many Japanese think “it’s not Japan”, but it’s really crazy and interesting!
7:00 pm Dinner at Izakaya
What Japanese food do you imagine? Sushi, Tempura, Ramen, Yakitori… There are so many Japanese food to eat.
As for Sushi, we recommend to eat next morning at Tsukiji.
So this night explore Japanese traditional style dining and bar “Izakaya”.
You can enjoy Japanese food and night as local!
Day2: EAST SIDE OF TOKYO
9:00 am Tsukiji fish market and Sushi breakfast
Tsukiji market is one of the biggest market in the world. Tsukiji is not only fish market but also fruit and vegetable market. The best food were gathered from all over the world.
Tsukiji will be closed on 2nd Nov. 2016. Now is last chance to visit.
11:00 am Hamarikyu Garden
In Tokyo there is not only building but also green park and garden.
Hamarikyu is one of the most famous garden in Tokyo, located next to Tsukiji.
The contrast between now (high building) and then (old garden) is really awesome!
12:30 Tokyo station
Tokyo station is one of the beautiful station in Japan. Its architecture, which is red-brick style, is really historical, magnificent and beautiful. You can take in front of the station. You can see this view from Marunouchi side.
FYI, Outside of Marunouchi side of Tokyo station, you can go to Imperial Palace if you have time.
1:00 pm Asakusa
Asakusa is one of the famous sight seeing spot in Tokyo. Asakusa (浅草) is the center of Tokyo’s shitamachi (old town), where an atmosphere of the Tokyo of past decades survives.
The view from Asakusa information center is really nice!
3:00 pm Odaiba
You can take boat from Asakusa to Odaiba, Tokyo bay area.
It’s like a time machine. You can enjoy the Gap between Asakusa (old town) and Odaiba (modern). Odaiba is one of famous date spots for Japanese. There are several hotels, shopping malls and Gundam etc.