“If you can’t find what you’re looking for in Tokyo, it probably doesn’t exist.” ~ Alyse.

Why spend 6 days in Tokyo?

There aren’t many cities in the world that quite span the size of Tokyo. Due to its enormous scale, uncovering Japan’s largest city may seem like a daunting task – but it doesn’t have to be with my detailed first time in Tokyo itinerary to help you out!

With its vibrant and bustling city streets, tranquil landscaped parks, stunning panoramic vistas, cultural experiences, foodie adventures and remarkable history, spending 6 days in Tokyo should be at the top of your list when planning an exciting trip to Japan.

Having stayed in Tokyo around a dozen times over the past decade, I’m confident in saying I’ve seen more than the average tourist. While some tourists pass through this astonishing city with the sole purpose of visiting Disneyland and skimming over a handful of sights in one or two Tokyo neighbourhoods, I say why not spend longer and completely immerse yourself in this incredible destination?

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Exploring Tokyo in 6 days means we can cover so much, and take one of many day trips to Hakone, Mt Fuji or beyond as well. When visiting Tokyo for the first time, you want to cover many attractions in a relaxed, enjoyable way, right?

Whether it’s your first trip or you’re a regular visitor (like me!), the most efficient way to put together a Tokyo travel itinerary is to break up the sights into a neighbourhood or two each day. But don’t worry, I’ve done this hard part for you and will share exactly where to go in Tokyo based on your interests!

So, are you ready to start planning a Tokyo trip? I’m going to share lesser-known alternatives to popular spots, where to escape crowds in this popular destination and more so… Walk your dog, take the bins out, make a cuppa and get ready… this itinerary for Tokyo itinerary is a lengthy one. Read on for more!

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6 Days in Tokyo Itinerary Highlights
TOKYO HIGHLIGHTS: 1: Senso-ji Temple ~ 2: View from Tokyo SkyTree ~ 3: Shinjuku Gyoen ~ 4: 3D Cat TV in Shinjuku ~ 6: Ginza ~ 8: Moon Pine of Ueno Park

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How to spend 6 days in Tokyo on a mid range budget

To really be an Invisible Tourist on any trip, staying in a centrally located hotel is of utmost importance if you want to maximise your travel experience.

In Tokyo it means you’ll spend less time getting around and more time exploring the different neighbourhoods, UNESCO World Heritage sites, wandering the energetic streets in Tokyo and savouring the culinary delights that make Tokyo world-famous. The hotel I’ve recommended below is for travellers with a mid range budget, in a central location (Shibuya) and only a few moments walk to train stations.

Also, make use of Shinkansen – Japanese Bullet Trains. They are the most efficient way to get to and from Tokyo. I’ll discuss these in more detail at the conclusion of this itinerary.

This dedicated Tokyo guide is part of my full 2 Weeks in Japan Itinerary, 3 Weeks in Japan Itinerary, and my Japan honeymoon itinerary. Tailored especially for mid range travellers visiting for the first time, be sure to check them out as they each cover many of these beautiful places to visit in Japan.

TIP: As Japan has become such a popular destination for tourists in recent years, it also helps if you are aware of the issues that this influx of tourists has had on local communities. Learn what you can do to not look like a tourist and avoid contributing to Japan’s overtourism issues. You may also wish to consider venturing out to some destinations in Japan off the beaten path.

 

Before we dive into the itinerary, to help you overcome the language barrier in Japan I’ve created a FREE PDF Cheat Sheet of useful Japanese phrases you’ll need on a daily basis. Go take a look ⬇️Japanese for travelers pdf


Complete 6 days in Tokyo itinerary for first-time visitors

How to get to Tokyo from Narita Airport

Getting there: Narita Airport to Tokyo via Narita Express, approx. 1 hour.
Cost: Adult Narita Express Ticket JPY 3,250 ea

A popular option is also the Narita Airport Limousine Bus. At almost half the cost of Narita Express, you’re able to book tickets in advance! For more information and prices, click here to book your Narita Airport Limousine tickets.

How to get to Tokyo from Haneda Airport

Getting there: Haneda Airport to Tokyo (Hamamatsucho) via Tokyo Monorail, 15 minutes.
Cost: Adult JPY 500 ea

Your IC/Suica Card will cover the cost of the monorail, too! It’s easy to pre-purchase your Suica card to redeem on arrival so you’re ready to roll. More about Suica, Welcome Suica & IC cards over on my Instagram highlight.

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TOP: Shibuya Crossing ~ MIDDLE: teamLab Borderless ~ BOTTOM: Bustling Shinjuku

Things to do in Tokyo

One last thing before we jump into my day-by-day Tokyo neighbourhood guide below! Did you know there are some small, locally guided tours of each neighbourhood you can add to your itinerary for Tokyo? These are a great way to meet people with similar interests during your trip and support local businesses along the way.

TIP: For even more ideas than listed here, check my detailed guide to places to go in Tokyo – it even includes fun activities and these Japanese cultural experiences you can enjoy. Alternatively, my guide to Tokyo’s hidden gems with YouTube’s Pretty Pastel Please will inspire you to venture further off the beaten path!

TOP: Catch the sumo practice ~ BOTTOM: Devour amazing local eats on this Shibuya bar hopping tour!

DAY 1: Shibuya

Getting to Shibuya 

If you’re staying at Dormy Inn it’s an easy 10min walk from Shibuya station. Follow Road 305 (都道305号線) north, so the train line is on your left side, until you reach the intersection of road 都道305号線 and Meiji Dori. From here, cross the road left to follow Shrine Dori Park north until the road turns into a laneway. At the end of this laneway is the hotel entrance.

Things to do in Shibuya

The first day is an easy one depending on the time you arrive and what you feel up to doing. Find your hotel, freshen up after your flight and head out to get your bearings in Shibuya.

Explore the bustling laneways of Shibuya Centre Gai and prepare to be amazed by what you see.

Some popular stores here are Mega Don Quijote, LABI Department store and the brand new Miyashita Park shopping mall with a rooftop park opened in June 2020. More on shopping tomorrow!

Shibuya

Miyashita Park Shibuya in the evening

Where to eat in Shibuya 

Han No Daidokoro is a small Japanese BBQ restaurant with the finest cuts of beef on display in the window and it didn’t disappoint. They served the absolute best Kobe beef I’ve had anywhere in the world.

It was so good my travel buddy and I ordered several dishes of their premium cuts, we couldn’t get enough. The waitress giggled politely at us suggesting it was “too much”. We gladly responded “Never!” to the chef’s amusement and delight! You can read reviews of Han No Daidokoro here.

Shibuya Scramble Square also features 200 stores and restaurants, so you’re bound to find something you like in there! And if you love ramen you’ll need to try this Shibuya ramen tour.

TIP: Wondering what local food tours are right for you? I’ve personally undertaken multiple in Japan and reviewed them in my guide to the best food tours in Tokyo to help you choose.

Han No Daidokoro

Shibuya Ramen Tasting in Tokyo

Shibuya at night
TOP: Han No Daidokoro – mouthwatering Kobe beef; MIDDLE: SHibuya ramen tasting tour; BOTTOM: Shibuya by night

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DAY 2: Shibuya & Harajuku

Things to do in Shibuya & Harajuku

TIP: Read my comprehensive guide to things to do in Shibuya during the day and night for detailed info on what I’ve summarised here!

  • Spend your morning discovering Shibuya 渋谷 by crossing “The Scramble”. It’s the world’s busiest street crossing with some 3,000 people using it at any one time! Being Japan, everyone crosses in an orderly manner so it doesn’t feel as chaotic as it sounds. Phew. Then head up to Tokyo’s newest attraction, Shibuya Sky to see what it looks like from above (read my Shibuya Sky tips for visiting to not make the same mistakes I did on my first visit!)
  • Seek out the Hachiko Statue located just outside the station. He’s hard to miss with the swathes of tourists surrounding him for a photo! Hachiko’s story began in the 1930’s and is a touching one. This loyal dog used to journey to the station each day to greet his master when returned home from work. He was so loyal he continued to do so even after his owner passed away. After Hachiko’s death, this statue was built in his memory and is a popular meeting place in Shibuya.
  • Shopaholics can shop up a storm in the nearby fashion stores, most notably Shibuya 109 directly opposite Shibuya Crossing. There’s actually way too many stores for me to name so trust where your feet lead you in this area, you won’t be at a loss for stores!
  • From here, make your way over to Takeshita-dori, Harajuku 原宿 and spend the afternoon exploring. Takeshita-dori is directly opposite JR Harajuku station, you can’t miss it. The funky balloon sculptures on the entryway sign are constantly changing! Wander down through the quirky shops to find cosplay outfits, unusual sunglasses, bags, clothing, and anime favourites.

TIP: These days, Harajuku in person is not what it is remembered for from 10ish years ago. It’s become quite touristy with international franchises lining Takeshita-dori. For a retro neighbourhood alternative, head to Jizo-dori in “Grandma’s Harajuku,” Sugamo. Also, the Shimokitazawa neighbourhood is more like the old Harajuku you’d expect, and where Tokyo’s cool kids now hang out. I also think Rikiguien Gardens in Bunkyo is a beautiful, less-crowded alternative which you may prefer if you’re not into touristy areas.

Rikugien Gardens, Tokyo

Playing With Reflections at Shibuya Sky, Tokyo
TOP: Rikugien Gardens ~ BOTTOM: The new Shibuya Sky at Shibuya Scramble Square

Getting to Harajuku from Shibuya

2 minutes north from Shibuya station on JR Yamanote line
Cost: Adult one way JPY 140 
Alternatively, you can walk from Shibuya.

  • Harajuku is famous for Takeshita Street, lined with quirky fashion, second-hand clothing stores, Hello Kitty anything, rainbow street food and cafes where teens frequent. Maybe you’ve heard of Harajuku girls? The trendy teens who dress in alternative clothing, hair dotted with dozens of clips and bright coloured statement accessories? Well, they aren’t really in Harajuku these days (as mentioned earlier, try Shimokitazawa or Sugamo instead).
  • Keep your eye out for kawaii (cute!) items in the boutiques and indie fashion stores on Cat Street and pick yourself up some souvenirs. Oh, and I can’t forget, have you even been to Harajuku if you haven’t tried the popular crepes? More down the page!
  • If you pass the Tokyu Plaza building, make sure to get a shot of the crazy mirror entrance.
  • Do you enjoy shopping for designer labels? Then don’t miss Omotosando street, lined with brands from Gucci to Dior and Chanel.
  • If shopping is not your thing and you’re over the hustle and bustle, head to Meiji Jingu (Meiji Shrine) Tokyo’s major Shinto shrine dedicated to the souls of Emperor Meiji and his wife who ruled Japan from 1867-1912. The grounds are so lovely to stroll around as over 100,000 trees were donated from across Japan! You can also visit adjoining Yoyogi Park, famed for early-blooming cherry blossoms.
  • To get off the beaten path in Harajuku, head north of Meiji Jingu to Togo Shrine, a hidden gem often overlooked by first time visitors. With a peaceful carp pond lovely landscaped gardens the shrine celebrates Heihachiro Togo, the Japanese Navy admiral who led Japan to victory defeating Russia in the Russo-Japanese war (the first non-Western admiral in history to do so).

Takeshita-dori, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan

Shimokitazawa is a great alternative to Harajuku

1) Takeshita Street, Harajuku ~ 2) Trendy Shimokitazawa area, an alternative to Harajuku ~ 3) Meiji Jingu’s grand Torii ~ 4) Sake barrels left as an offering at Meiji Jingu

Where to eat in Harajuku

You’ll be spoilt for choice along Takeshita Street! Head here for pastel fairy floss bigger than your head at Totti Candy Factory and visit Le Shiner for rainbow grilled cheese sandwiches. 

If trying famous Japanese soufflé pancakes is up your alley, Happy Pancake is for you! (I went to Happy Pancake in Hiroshima and it was amazing).

Although the selections of fillings looks overwhelming, bite the bullet and treat yourself to some incredible crepes at Santa Monica Crepes. With ample variety there’s sure to be something for everyone! How cool is this display?

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DAY 3: Shinjuku

Things to do in Shinjuku

If you thought Shibuya was massive, prepare to be blown away by Shinjuku. Shinjuku 新宿 Station is actually one of the things Japan is famous for as it’s the busiest in the world, and it’s easy to see why when you’re there! Some 3.6 million passengers use this station each day and there are over 200 exits. Really!

At the East Exit, you’ll hear Shinjuku no Nekomae, the resident cat on a new 3D TV. He’s quite mischievous, I spend a good half hour watching his antcs!

If your experience at Shinjuku station felt a bit hectic it’s an easy escape to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden for a slice of tranquility in the busy city, more on this and Shinjuku’s Golden Gai below.

Try and find Godzilla hanging out by the Hotel Gracery and spot the famous flashing neon lights of Kabuki-cho (it’s one of Tokyo’s iconic streets). Into second-hand designer goods? There are numerous boutiques in Shinjuku selling authentic pre-loved items for great prices.

TIP: Most other itineraries will suggest visiting the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building here for free views over the city. I personally don’t recommend this as most free things draw huge crowds of tourists! Plan to visit early if you’re wanting to do this. 

NOTE: Shinjuku, particularly the Kabukicho red-light area, is home to plenty of girls’ bars. Street touts may try to stop visitors walking past to coax them in. This is usually a bad idea as these bars are known to claim drinks are free, however will charge an extortionate price when visitors want to leave. To truly be an invisible tourist, just ignore these folks and keep walking.

Getting to Shinjuku from Shibuya

7 minutes north on JR Yamanote Line from Shibuya Station
Cost: Adult ticket one way JPY 160

Shinjuku no Nekomae, Tokyo

Getting to Shinjuku Gyoen

From Shinjuku station, it’s about a 15 minute walk to Shinjuku Gyoen Information Centre.
Cost:
Adult entry JPY 500

Shinjuku Gyoen is one of the few locations across Tokyo where locals come to view cherry blossoms at the beginning of spring. It’s known for its three different garden styles throughout the grounds: Japanese, French and English gardens. It’s so lovely sitting in the sun on the lawns in the afternoon!

TIP: If you’re hoping to visit during the cherry blossom season, my detailed guide to spring in Japan is packed with tips for more places to go, alternatives to popular spots, what to pack and how to avoid the huge crowds!

TIP: In the streets surrounding the park, if you’re up for a spot of shopping there’s major department stores such as Takashimaya, Isetan and Keio to choose from.

Shinjuku-Gyoen

Where to eat in Shinjuku

There are a few popular different areas for a Shinjuku culinary experience, albeit they have become a bit touristy in recent years:

  • Golden Gai 新宿ゴールデン街: This compact “Golden District” is home to over 200 small bars (wow) and comes alive at night. By “small” bars I mean they only seat up to 8 customers at a time in some cases!
  • Omoide Yokocho 思い出横丁: Also known as “Memory Lane” (pictured below), you can expect to find small laneways filled with ramen, soba, sushi and yakitori eateries. The tunnel at the lane’s entrance created by the train tracks above gives it the awkward nickname “Piss Alley”. The lane is decorated with artificial plants or flowers to match the season. Please note that smoking is allowed in these restaurants. You’ll come out smelling like a Japanese BBQ!
 

 

Shinjuku is one of the most popular Tokyo neighbourhoods with both locals and visitors

 

Finally, get your night started at the hilariously entertaining Robot Restaurant ロボットレストラン (read about my experience here). While this is one of those tourity things, it’s so crazy you can’t help but enjoy it. Just the waiting room has enough bling to give you a sensory overload!

NOTE: The Robot Restaurant reopened in 2023 and is restricted to 18+ only.

Robot Restaurant entrance in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Sensory overload in the waiting room

Hilarious fun at the Robot Restaurant

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DAY 4: Asakusa & Akihabara

Things to do in Asakusa & Akihabara

Discover the marvellous Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa 浅草 . It’s an absolute must to add to your Tokyo itinerary because it’s one of the oldest temples in the country and dates centuries back to 645 AD!

Sadly the temple was actually destroyed in the firebombing of Tokyo during WWII. Thankfully, it was rebuilt after the war so this beautiful piece of history can be enjoyed by everyone today. YOu can learn more local history on this Asakusa Cultural Walk & Matcha Making Tour, too.

On Nakamise-dori (Nakamise shopping street), dotted with stalls leading up to Senso-ji, you’ll find lots of amazing Japanese souvenirs like local food specialties, paper lanterns, umbrellas, lucky charms and even Samurai swords! Be sure to enter onto this iconic street via the Thunder Gate – don’t forget to look beneath the lanterns – here’s why

TIP: For a view over Nakamise-dori and Senso-ji’s pagoda, visit the 8th floor of Asakusa Tourist Information Centre. This view is free, and the view of the SkyTree is amazing, too. A word of advice though – go super early to avoid crowds! More details here.

Nakamise-dori and Senso-ji, Tokyo

Sensoji is a must for every Tokyo itinerary

Senso-ji, Tokyo has rich traditions dating back centuries

Door detail at Senso-ji

 

Don’t be shy to find out your fortune with omikuji おみくじ during your Senso-ji visit! Drawing your fortune can be done at Shinto shrines throughout Japan. To receive your fortune, simply make an offering to the temple (JPY 100).

Make a wish whilst gently shaking one of the omikuji containers until a stick marked with a number falls out of the small hole. Then, take an omikuji sheet of paper from the corresponding numbered drawer that’s on your stick. If it’s a good fortune, keep it! If it happens to be bad, fold and tie it as others have done nearby. Maybe you’ll receive better luck next time!

TIP: The numbered sticks and drawers are written in traditional Japanese characters, so knowing what to look for will help you collect the correct fortune! Never fear, I’ve done the hard yards for you below, but be sure to check my handy guide to Japanese for tourists for more.

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TIP: Tucked away behind Senso-ji are two more shrines that are often overlooked by tourists! Find out what they are in my guide to Tokyo’s hidden gems.

From Senso-ji we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue (see what I did there?). Akihabara 秋葉原 is known as Electric Town for its amazing variety of electronics. You’ll also be inundated with anime figurines, video games from any era and every electronic gadget you can think of. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in Akihabara, I’m pretty sure it doesn’t exist!

TIP: Nakano Broadway is a popular spot for anime merchandise. Just know your prices beforehand because I’ve seen plushies cost more there than from the actual Pokémon store in Nihonbashi (near Tokyo Station).

Finally, if you’re an anime fan you’ll want to visit Kanda-jinja (Kanda Myojin Shrine). It’s been featured in anime such as Love Live! and is over 1,300 years old. Pick up the most unique omamori here! Keeping in with the electronics theme of the neighbourhood, this lucky charm is believed to protect your gadgets from viruses and shutdowns.

Anime lovers will also enjoy this anime and gaming adventure tour around Akihabara!

Have you ever wanted to meet a geisha? You can learn 6 traditional skills and Japanese culture from her at this Tokyo geisha experience on the grounds of Kanda Shrine (book in advance here).

Omamori at Kanda Myojin, Tokyo

Getting to Akihabara from Asakusa

16 minutes from JR Asakusa on the Tsukuba Express Line
Cost: Adult one way JPY 210

Akihabara (Electric Town)

Gigo in Akihabara, Tokyo

TIP: If you’re in the mood for some nostalgia, don’t miss Super Potato. Spread over several levels this store is jam-packed with toys, gifts, memorabilia and everything else to do with your favourite video games from the 80’s and 90’s. Memories will come flooding back when you hear old-school Super Mario music whilst making your way up the stairs! During my visit they even had a working Playstation 1 for customers to relive their childhood. As they say, only in Japan!

Super Potato, Akihabara
Get nostalgic at Super Potato, Akihabara

Where to eat in Akihabara

No trip to Akihabara is complete without a visit to a maid café. Maidreamin’ was an interesting yet awkward experience for me but there are many other themed places around town… Dungeon, Alice in Wonderland, Ninjas, the list goes on! More info and pricing for Maidreamin’ experience in Tokyo here!

NOTE: Here on my Tokyo travel blog, I don’t recommend the animal cafés as I have not personally visited any myself to see if there are animal welfare risks. For instance, in recent years several owl cafés have shut down to mistreatment of the birds. If you really want to visit an animal café in Tokyo and beyond, please do a little research first to seek out some ethical options.

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DAY 5: North-Eastern Tokyo

Tokyo SkyTree

On day 5 of this Tokyo itinerary, make the trip up Tokyo Skytree 東京スカイツリー to really appreciate the immense scale of this city, it’s sure to leave you awe-struck. If the weather is on your side, you may get to see Mt Fuji in the distance. There are loads of shops and restaurants at the top of the Skytree. It would be easy to spend an entire day just there alone! 

The Tokyo SkyTree is one of the most famous landmarks of Japan.

Getting there: 45 minutes north-east from Shibuya Station to Oshiage Station on Hanzomon Line (Adult one way JPY 240)
Cost: Adult JPY 3,995 for Skytree Tembo and Solamachi decks. Info on more types of Skytree tickets here.

TIP: There’s a free observation deck at Tokyo Metro Government Offices, located in south-western Shinjuku if you can’t get enough of Tokyo from above. Keep in mind though, it’s usually very crowded because it has free entry.

NOTE: You can now walk to from the Tokyo SkyTree to Senso-ji in Asakusa in 18 minutes, thanks to the new Sumida River Walk! As the name suggests, find trendy shops and restaurants along the river here as you enjoy this stroll to Asakusa. 

The mighty Tokyo Skytree

View from Tokyo Skytree

Imperial Palace East Gardens

In the afternoon, travel back in time by strolling the beautiful Tokyo Imperial Palace East Gardens 皇居東御苑. This remarkable setting is the former grounds of Edo Castle – although today only the moat, walls and entrance gates are still standing. The castle was the residence of the Tokugawa Shogun during the 17th – 19th centuries and then Emperor Meiji until 1888. So much history to enjoy as you relax and unwind in the gardens!

Getting there: From Tokyo Skytree, about 20mins from Oshiage station to Otemachi station on the Hanzomon Line (Adult one way JPY 200)
Cost:
Imperial Palace Gardens FREE

The towering old wall of the previous Imperial Palace, and grounds

Tokyo Imperial Palace Gardens
Past meets present at the Imperial Palace Gardens

Ueno Neighbourhood

If time permits, head on over to the Ueno neighbourhood from Chiyoda (Imperial Palace East Gardens). 

Getting there: 25 mins north from Kokyo Higashi-gyoen Station on Tozai Line (switch to Ginza Line). Exit at Ueno Station for Ueno Park & Ameya Yokocho.

There is plenty to enjoy here! Grab a bite to eat beneath the railway tracks at Ameya Yokocho, an amazing open-air market with everything from street eats to cheap souvenirs.

After you’ve had a snack, make your way to Ueno Park for a relaxing afternoon stroll around the gardens.  It’s popular for seeing sakura during spring in Japan and there are some lovely shrines tucked away within the grounds.

Don’t miss the stunning details of Toshogu Shrine and peep through the circular branch of the beloved “Moon Pine” at Kiyomizu Kannon-do. Lastly, witness the beautiful Bentendo Temple overlooking the pond (& hire a swan paddle boat if you wish!)

TIP: For a hidden gem in Ueno, be sure to visit Nezu Shrine and its impressive gardens. While popular with locals during the spring azalea season, it flies under the rader of most tourists. My guide to Tokyo’s hidden gems has more info!

TOP: Gorgeous details of Toshogu Shrine ~ BOTTOM: “Moon Pine” featured at Kiyomizu Kannon-do

DAY 6: Southern Tokyo

For Day 6 of your Tokyo itinerary, you can explore the beautiful southern neighbourhoods of Ginza, Minato and Odaiba!

Things to do in Ginza

Wander the streets of Ginza 銀座 and admire the designer shops and funky architecture. Be warned, though – this pricey suburb of Tokyo is where many tourists and expats stay and in turn has earned Tokyo the undeserved reputation of being an expensive destination to visit. It’s the upmarket area of Tokyo so naturally, prices here will be more expensive than elsewhere, but it’s still fun to explore nonetheless.

Personally, I didn’t think prices for food and cocktails were any more expensive than a Sydney or Melbourne bar. Due to the nature of the streets in Ginza I felt as though was exploring a borough of New York City rather than a Japanese neighbourhood, though.

In saying that, I’ve got to admit the work-of-art architecture on the designer buildings keeps things interesting at least! Head to Laox to enjoy duty-free shopping on electronics and all kinds of Japanese souvenirs.

TIP: Would you like to experience Kabuki Theatre during your time in Japan? Kabukiza Theatre here in Ginza is the place to do it! Kabuki is a traditional style of Japanese performance including beautiful costumes, makeup, singing and dancing. In 2008, Kabuki was granted UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage status due to its long history and significance in Japanese culture. Learn more and buy Kabuki tickets here

Where to eat in Ginza

  • Why not join an All-Star Foodie tour around Ginza with a local guide and sample some seasonal dishes?
  • If up until now you’ve been hesitant to try Japan’s national beverage, sake (pronounced sa-keh), this is your chance! Sample local foods, learn more about nihonshu (Japanese for sake) and taste 9 different types of sake ranging from dry to sweet on a Ginza Insider Sake Tasting tour. 
  • If beer is more your thing, visit hidden breweries and sample fine Japanese craft beer and culture on a Craft Beer Pairing & Tasting tour with a local guide!
  • Kirin City is awesome too, there are several over Tokyo. You can order a Japanese version of tapas and enjoy it in the pub-like atmosphere. It’s a really enjoyable experience and you’ll find many locals there, which is always an excellent sign.

Ginza

What to see in Minato

  • You won’t be able to miss another icon of the city here, the Tokyo Tower. Did you know its orange and white frame is modelled loosely on the Eiffel Tower? You can also buy tickets in advance to skip the line at the Tokyo Tower Observation Deck!
  • Afterwards, take a stroll around Shiba Park to Zōjōji Temple 三縁山増上寺. The interesting thing about this 17th century Buddhist temple is that old meets new so beautifully here – Tokyo Tower is an incredible backdrop. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, a visit to this temple will pull at your heartstrings as the grounds are dedicated to guardian deities of children.
    Thousands of Jizo statues wearing knitted red hats and aprons are lining the pathways around the grounds, symbolising growth and safety of children. The statues are also there to act as a memorial for stillborn or miscarried babies. I couldn’t help but be moved by this at the number was overwhelming. Please, don’t be an annoying tourist here and make sure you act respectfully during your visit.

TOP: Old meets new at Zojo-ji Temple ~ BOTTOM: Thousands of stone Jizo throughout the grounds
  • Stunning Hamarikyu Gardens 浜離宮恩賜庭園 are also worth a visit in this area of Tokyo. The pine trees have been so meticulously pruned with care over the decades, they take on the appearance of giant bonsais! At these Edo-period gardens, you’re also able to enjoy drinking matcha tea in the traditional Japanese way on tatami mats at Nakajima No Ochaya teahouse.

Things to do in Odaiba

Love shopping? DiverCity is full of kawaii (cute) merch featuring your favourite Sanrio characters such as Hello Kitty, Gudetama and more.

Did you know Tokyo has its own version of the Statue of Liberty overlooking the Rainbow Bridge? Odaiba is where the teamLab Borderless exhibition was (reopening in Azabudai Hills in February 2024), so now nearby Toyosu is hosting equally popular teamLab Planets, which is remaining open until 2027.

I did have second thoughts about going because I worried it would just be full of Instagrammers trying to strike a pose, but my curiosity got the better of me so I bit the bullet and went. You guys, teamLab exhibitions are ABSOLUTELY worth it – on a few conditions, though.

Tips for making the most of your teamLab visit

  • Book your teamLab Planets ticket up to 2 months in advance here to ensure you get the date you want. Even one month before, tickets are likely to sell out as they are limited. I booked mine 8 weeks in advance and had no issues.
  • Do get there early. I’m sure you’ve heard this, but it’s honestly true. The exhibition opens at 10:00am. In saying that, I arrived at 09:15 and had only about 20 people in front of me. About 09:40, we were allowed through the doors then in groups of about 20 people were able to proceed into the exhibition after watching a short introductory video. I was in the second group through and there were hardly any people inside, allowing me to get many photos without people or crowds in them.
  • No large bags, umbrellas or backpacks are allowed. There are lockers and umbrella stands available so you will need to leave your things there during your visit. No food is permitted inside but there are vending machines in rest areas where you can grab a drink or snack.
  • Don’t miss En Tea House! (teamLab Borderless) Allow some time to enjoy a traditional bowl of Japanese tea for JPY 500 in the teahouse located upstairs. At your table, the tea bowl will be transformed into an interactive artwork each time you take a sip – flowers will bloom as long as there is tea! It’s a really cool experience. 
  • Allow around 3 hours to explore the exhibition. I was travelling solo so I could wander around at my own pace. In saying that, because there is no map at Borderless (it is a “borderless” exhibition after all!) I found I kept returning to the same rooms a few times as all light projections on the walls and inside the rooms change around every 20 minutes. So it was easy to confuse what I had seen and what I hadn’t! I believe Planets is more structured.
  • Make sure you wear enclosed sneakers. Some of the flooring is uneven and one section is an open net, so sandals are not permitted. You will be denied entry into some areas unless you have the correct shoes. At Planets, there is a section where visitors can wade through lukewarm water with playful fish light projections. Be prepared for that.
  • Finally, if you can wear white clothing, do so! And ladies, you may want to wear shorts or pants because some floors are mirrors. You probably won’t want people being able to see up your skirt!

TIP: It may be a good idea to have images of the rooms you want to visit already saved on your phone. As mentioned earlier, it can be tricky to find some of the rooms at Borderless because there is no floor map! I did have to ask staff where I could find some rooms and En Tea House. Having a photo on my phone helped to show them what I was looking for and save time.

NOTE: When I left the exhibition about 12:30pm, the queue to get in was around two hours long and wrapped around the corner. Queuers can be exposed to the elements, so people were lining up for ages in the rain. Be smart about your visit and either get there first thing, or late in the afternoon/evening (it usually closes at 7pm).

En Tea House, teamLab Borderless, Tokyo, Japan | The Invisible Tourist

TOP & MIDDLE: The incredible teamLab Borderless exhibition & En Tea House ~ BOTTOM: Tokyo’s Statue of Liberty overlooks the Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Bay

More things to add to your Tokyo itinerary

  • Fancy taking a Sumida River cruise? It’s always a great idea to see a new city from a different perspective! Head from Odaiba to Asakusa and witness Tokyo from the water by booking your Sumida cruise tickets in advance. There’s also a Tokyo dinner cruise available!
  • No trip to Tokyo would be complete without enjoying a bowl of ramen (or three!) If you’re keen to try this delicious dish, learn all about ramen culture from an actual ramen professional and eat your way around Japan’s capital on a Tokyo ramen tasting tour.
 

OPTIONAL: Day trip from Tokyo to HAKONE

The easiest way to plan your Hakone itinerary is  to follow the Hakone Round Course with the Hakone Free Pass. It includes a combination of train, cable car, ropeway, boat and bus to see lakes, hot springs, active volcanos, art galleries and gardens. Highlights are the Picasso Museum, Open Air Museum and Mount Fuji (if she decides to peep out from behind the clouds!)
For pricing and more information on the Hakone Free Pass click here!

If you’d like to try an onsen (hot spring), take a look at this Ryuguden Honkan experience in Hakone.

Getting there: Tokyo Shinjuku to Hakone-Yumoto stations via Odakyu Express, approx 1h25.
Cost: Adult JPY 2,080 ea.
TIP: Sit on the right side of the Odakyu Express from Tokyo to get the best view of Mount Fuji as you speed past.

Hakone Day Trip Highlights
HAKONE HIGHLIGHTS: 1: Lake Ashi ~ 2: Hakone Cable Car ~ 3: Sulphur mines ~ 4: Sailing Lake Ashi ~ 5: Cedarwood Forest ~ 6: Botanic Gardens ~ 7: Picasso Museum ~ 8: Open Air Museum

More day trips from Tokyo

TIP: There are so many options to see Mt Fuji and other side trips. Be sure to read my full guide to day trips from Tokyo, featuring 14 ideas I’m sure you haven’t heard of! 

If you prefer to skip a neighbourhood in this Tokyo itinerary, here’s some ideas for how to spend your last day:

  • Nikko 2 hours from Tokyo 
    This stunning UNESCO World Heritage site is home to many temples and shrines (pictured below) nestled within nature’s finest scenery. There are 3 ways to get there, which I detail with plenty of tips in my guide to a Nikko day trip from Tokyo. If you wish to spend longer than one day, I’d recommend doing a self-guided trip exploring Tobu World Square , Edo Wonderland and alternative things to do in Nikko!
  • Kawaguchiko (Fuji Five Lakes) 2 hours from Tokyo
    Fuji Five Lakes is simply stunning… Lavender fields and reflective lakes paired with a backdrop of Mt Fuji means you really can’t go wrong. Especially at the Fuji Shibazakura Festival at Fujikawaguchiko in May. Read my full review on what I believe is the best Tokyo to Mt Fuji day trip itinerary that covers a tea ceremony at Lake Kawaguchiko, sacred ponds of Oshino Hakkai, shopping at Gotemba Premium Outlets and more!
  • Kamakura 50 minutes from Tokyo
    With many temples and shrines, a Kamakura day trip is popular for its famous Buddha and easy hikes nearby.
  • Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea 25 minutes from Tokyo
    If you’re into all things Disney, these theme parks are the obvious choice for you. Don’t forget to book your Disney tickets in advance!
  • Nagano 3 hours from Tokyo
    Known as being a ski town, Nagano sure does delight in the summer months, too! Here you can visit the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park (and their newborn babies in summer), or combine this with a tour including sake tasting and a visit to Zenko-ji Temple. However, I do recommend spending 2 days in Nagano for reasons I mention in those articles.

Shinkyo Bridge, Nikko in Summer

 
If you’re interested in spending some more time around Mt Fuji, be sure to take a look at this great article about where to find the best views of Mt Fuji!

Things to keep in mind when planning your Tokyo itinerary

JR Railpass and Shinkansen (Bullet Trains) 

Contrary to popular belief, you DO NOT need to buy a Japan Railpass before you visit, especially if you’re travelling with a mid range budget!

Find out why in my 2 Weeks In Japan itinerary here.

Concluding what to do in Tokyo over 6 days

I’m not sure why some people choose to spend only 2 or 3 days in Tokyo when there are so many different neighbourhoods to explore and sights to see! Take the extra time, add another few days to your Tokyo itinerary and allow yourself to really experience this awe-inspiring city in the way it deserves. Why rush? You’ll thank yourself for it later!

As I’m sure you’ll agree, there was al LOT of walking in this Tokyo itinerary, but it’s handy to know that the city’s extensive public transportation options are always nearby if you wish.

Although it may look like my travel buddy and I crammed a lot into Tokyo, I can honestly say we never felt rushed. Because we were prepared it allowed us to leisurely stroll between many attractions and enjoy taking our time uncovering the wonders that make this beautiful city so unique. Travelling The Invisible Tourist way is about being efficient and making the best use of your travel time.

Remember, there are also many do’s and don’ts to follow in Japan, so be sure to read my guide so you can travel confidently. 

And with all the suggestions I’ve provided above, you can see it would be easy to create a 1 week Tokyo itinerary, too!

 

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Until next time,

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58 Comments

  1. Great article!
    I looked at both your articles to buy a Suica and a 24/48/72 hour Tokyo Metro card – are these two separate cards? Do you recommend getting both? And when would I use each? Thank you!

    1. Thanks, Kelsey!
      Yes, they’re separate cards. You can recharge a Suica but not the Subway Pass, which expires after the number of hours you purchased it for.
      I’ve detailed more info here on my Instagram that answers all your questions 😊
      Thanks for reading and I hope you have a great time in Tokyo!

  2. I looked through the information on this site and think it is useful. Ordered the book. My critique is there is no information on goint to a Kabuki performance. I had been to Kabuki severl times when I lived near Tokyo in the mid 1960s. Kabuki is an extrordinary theatre and gave me insights into japanese people and their culture.

    1. Thanks for your comment, L. V. Vincent 😊
      That’s so wonderful you had the chance to enjoy Kabuki during your time in Tokyo. I’ve never been but would love to someday!
      I’ve updated the article under the Ginza day to include where my readers can find information about Kabuki theatre and how they can buy tickets.

      Thank you for the suggestion and I hope you find my book useful, too!

  3. I’ve been gathering tips & tricks, food and activity recommendations, etc. for the past two weeks and this guide was great! I added a few items to my list and it was nice to see others recommendations I’ve jotted here too. Thanks for the great content, looking forward to checking out your other posts about Japan!

    1. I’m so happy to hear that, Shelli! I hope you enjoy my other popular articles and itineraries for Japan, and they help with your planning 😃 Thanks so much for your comment!

  4. Thank you for the amazing travel insights! Just curious, is Japan vegetarian friendly? And what are food prices like for vegetarian cuisine?

    Looking forward to hearing about your foodie experiences.
    Cheers!

    1. Hi Amante, thanks so much for reading!

      Japan can be vegetarian friendly but it may be a little harder than in other countries. For instance, many sauces contain fish oils so that may prevent some people from eating a particular dish.

      If you decide to do a temple stay or eat at a restaurant within temple grounds, Buddhist meals are vegetarian. If you take a look at my guide to a Kamakura day trip, the food selections were vegetarian and very delicious! I’m personally not vegetarian/vegan but have travelled with people who are. We actually had amazing vegetarian Mexican meal in Kyoto once, too!

      In recent years there has been more demand for vegetarian/vegan options from Western tourists, so it is beginning to become more common. You can say or print out a little paper saying “お肉なし” (no meat) or “ベジタリアン” (vegetarian) and show restaurant staff to help suggest dishes when ordering.

      You can also get high-quality foods at convenience stores (konbini), such as onigiri (rice balls with filling), melon pan (bread), sushi, sandwiches, fruits and vegetables. There is also an app called Happy Cow that lists vegan eateries for many countries so that may also help if you’re in a pinch.

      In terms of food prices, I personally find food quite inexpensive in Japan (I’m Australian), usually picking up meals from konbini for a handful of yen. More substantial meals will cost around 1000 – 1500 yen at an average eatery.

      I hope that helps and you have a blast when you get the chance to visit Japan!

  5. My official trip is scheduled for 19th September, 21 for Japan, hopefully, it will work as planned. Could you suggest some Indian restaurants in Shinjuku (Tokyo). Thanks in advance.

    1. I hope you’ll be able defy the odds and visit in September, Shanta!
      For an Indian restaurant in Shinjuku I’d suggest KHANA Indian on Nishishinjuku, I haven’t been personally but it seems to have the best reviews!
      There are also a good number to the northern side of Shinjuku Station if you’d prefer to go for a wander.
      Happy travels for when you’re ale to go!

  6. An enormous post with lots of great information for travellers! I think this is one of the best I’ve ever read. In fact, it is so big, I’m going to have to come back and read it again lol.

  7. We are planning our trip to Tokyo for next year, and I LOVE your blog! I was feeling overwhelmed with the amount of Tokyo info available and your itinerary is a wonderful structure to plan our trip around. I also like that you broke down the travel times for the day trips, ‘Little Edo’ will be on our list now for sure!

    1. Thanks you so much for your lovely feedback, Liz! I’m really happy to hear that 🙂 Kawagoe is one of my favourite hidden gems, I hope you love it as much as I did and happy planning!

  8. Hey nice content. I would also add that a visit to Odaiba Oedo Onsen Monogatari Hot Springs in tokyo is a must as well!

  9. I like the extra day trip options! It’s too bad it’s a bit expensive to travel between cities, though. That’s why we just stuck to Tokyo when we only had a few days there. Next time we can give our focus to other areas, though.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Briana and Kyle! When you take the cost of travelling between cities into account, you are journeying several hundred of kilometres in some cases. Japan looks relatively small on a map compared to larger countries like the USA and Australia but the distances are deceiving. With the punctual and efficient services offered in Japan I believe the cost is justified, we have nothing like the bullet trains in my home country. I like to factor this in to the cost of travel in Japan, there’s truth in the saying you get what you pay for 🙂 I always try to remember when it comes to travel you can save money or time – it’s very rare to achieve both, unfortunately!

  10. Thank you SO MUCH for this itinerary! I’m planning my trip to Tokyo right now and the city seems huge… I felt a bit overwhelmed when I started my research “what to see in Tokyo”, but I think it will be easier now with your plan 🙂
    Can you also recommend me where it is best to stay to be close to all the attraction? At first I was thinking about Ginza because it seems to be “in the middle”, between Shibuya and Ueno but I’m not sure I would feel comfortable in this neighborhood. Do you think Shibuya or Shinjuku will be a good choice? I just don’t want to spend too much time in public transportation getting from one place to other.
    Thanks,
    Zooey

    1. Hi Zooey, thanks for your comment! So happy I could help! Regarding where to stay: As I mention in the itinerary, Tokyo is like many cities in one so it depends on the things you want to see. Pinpoint your must-sees onto a map and make sure you stay nearby. Out of all the neighbourhoods I have stayed in Tokyo, Dormy Inn Shibuya is my personal favourite. It’s a great location as there is so much nearby and the major train station is a huge plus when doing day trips.

      My second preference would be Shiba Park Hotel in the Minato area. Minato is a great base for the monorail to Haneda airport and there are two subway arteries about 10 minutes walk from the hotel. It’s not as crazy busy as Shibuya or Shinjuku and there are a few nice little eateries nearby. The downside is not having a major station like Shibuya or Shinjuku within walking distance. It’s entirely up to you and I hope that has been of some help! Good luck and I hope you have a great trip. Happy travels 🙂

  11. It’s disappointing to see you taking advantage of affiliate links for which you are paid to promote unethical practices that you have spoken against elsewhere in your blog. Your Klook link to the variety of cafes promotes unethical animal tourism and even singles out the owl cafes as a “best experience”, when you have realized and called out the poor treatment of these wild animals who are tethered to perch-covered pieces of wood, kept on unnatural schedules, and handled by hundreds of people each day. Seeing that this post is 2 years old, hopefully this is something you have taken a stand against (clicks for money to promote values against those stated in your blog) or will move to do so in the future. I think editing this post to include a link to the article on the owls’ (and other wild animals’) questionable treatment in these cafes is the right thing to do. To note, the hedgehog and reptile cafes are questionable as well – hedgies are crepuscular, solitary animals who generally do NOT want human handling, and many of the reptile cafes do not provide the proper precise temp/humidity requirements for their various reptiles and do not give them properly sized cages. The rabbit cafes likewise under-house their animals when they aren’t out being handled. I’ve seen you comment about your disapproval of zoos, which are frequently conservation-minded and provide animals with appropriate housing and vet care – these are leaps and bounds more ethical for people interested in animal experiences than the cafes you are getting paid to promote. People looking for animal experiences in cafes in Japan are best off seeking out cat cafes that moderate the number of visitors and have areas out of reach that the cats can retreat to when they are fed up of human company. It’s hard to argue that other choices beyond that are truly ethical.

    1. Hi Elisheva, thanks so much for your comment and for pointing that out with my link to themed cafes. I have removed the link as to be in line with what I speak against here on my blog, as you say I began this article some time ago and missed removing the link during my recent update. I’ve also included a link to the mistreatment of owls as you suggested, as this gives readers something to think about before they undertake experiences like this.

      Regarding my disapproval of zoos, I did mention in my Jigokudani Monkey Park article there are minimum exceptions to this. While I do agree with you that MOST zoos do have the right intentions at heart with conservation, there are simply some that do not. I’ve seen videos of zoos in China where animals are living in dreadful conditions. Even at Taronga Zoo in my hometown of Sydney, some of the enclosures are very questionable (especially the giraffe) so I am not comfortable recommending such zoos. However, I’ve visited Wellington Zoo in New Zealand’s capital a few times as it is obvious the conservation efforts there are going well, the animals have ample space and seem in good spirits. It will depend on the zoo and if I have seen it in person, of course.

      We can definitely agree that cafes with a focus on domestic animals such as cats and dogs are a more ethical option. Of course, in some extreme cases there could be animal abuse, so it’s important for visitors to do their research first to ensure they are visiting a place that supports these animals rather than exploiting them. Thanks again for your comment, I appreciate it 😊

  12. Hi! Thank you for you informative post.
    Can I ask the total budget you spend for 6days? 🙂
    Also can you suggest us where to stay in a low budget? we’re total of 5 in group.

    thank you in advance 🙂

    1. Hi Camille, so glad you like my itinerary! My budget for accommodation in Tokyo for the 6 nights was about JPY 90,000. For food we ate mostly where locals do in restaurants where you order food from the vending machines (meals usually under JPY 1,000 ea) or from convenience stores like Lawson or Family Mart. In terms of lower budget, I’m afraid I’m not much help as this blog focuses more on travellers with mid-range budgets. You can take a look over on Booking.com and refine the Tokyo hotels by your budget 🙂 Hope that helps, have a great trip!

  13. This is such a well-written travel blog! I’m so glad you enjoyed Tokyo. The pictures brought back a whole wave of memories from my visit there. I missed reading this before heading to Japan, but I’m really happy we share the same experience 🙂 Keep blogging.

    Cheers,
    Ananya!

  14. I wish I can start a beautiful and very informative blog like this, you can just stare at the still photos of your travel!

  15. Liked your Tokyo itinerary! Especially happy that you discovered and enjoyed Super Potato. It’s definitely a trip down memory lane.

    Because you enjoyed Super Potato, we think you (or anyone else who would enjoy Super Potato) also would enjoy Mandarake. It’s a famous chain for anime and related kit and the Akiba location specializes in used items for a similarly nostalgic experience. You might enjoy visiting it on your next trip to Tokyo.

    1. So glad to hear you also enjoyed Super Potato! Such a nostalgic experience 🙂 I’ll have to add Mandarake to my never-ending list of things to do when I’m next in Japan, thanks for letting me know!

  16. I’m headed to Tokyo and your guide is great reading for me to plan and prepare. You have repeatedly mentioned this is great for “mid range budget” travellers. May I know approx how much did you spend / budget for this itinerary?

    1. Thanks, Alvyn! Great to hear. “Mid-range budget” is considered neither luxury nor backpacker (more info here! https://www.theinvisibletourist.com/about-mid-range-travel/ ) Accommodation in Tokyo for the 6 nights in Shibuya in my suggested hotel was approx USD 900 for my travel buddy and myself at the time. The costs for getting to/from Tokyo Narita airport, the tickets to Hakone and prices for getting around each Tokyo neighbourhood by Metro have all been included above for your reference as I didn’t use a JR Pass 🙂 In terms of spending money for food and shopping, that is really up to you! There are some great inexpensive local eateries and fine dining options in Tokyo so you can spend a little or splurge, depending on your preference. I hope this answers your questions and you have a great trip!

  17. I’ve wanted to visit Tokyo but I’ve always been intimidated by its size, so this guide is really helpful!! I’m saving it for when I get to go!

  18. Loved all the photos! So vibrant and cheerful! This is such an exhaustive and helpful itinerary that I’m really tempted to put Japan on my list of must-visit places 😀

  19. We love Japan and have now made three trips there in the last few years, and I’m always thinking about the next trip. This is a great guide to showcase a range of Tokyo neighbourhoods, I think it’s hard for those who haven’t been to appreciate that Tokyo isn’t really like a single city with a single town centre, but more like several cities smooshed up against each other, and that there are several neighbourhoods that might be described as the centre! Like you, we loved how different they all are and are keen to explore some more next time we visit.

    1. You are exactly right, Kavey. Tokyo is like multiple cities in one which makes it so wonderful. I hope you get to revisit in the near future!

  20. Awesome guide! I went to Tokyo for 3 days and it was not nearrrrrrly enough time! There was soooooo much to see! Japan is definitely a country I will return to and Tokyo is somewhere I want to explore more of 🙂

    1. Yes there is so much there! Even after 6 days there were a few things I didn’t get around to. It’s just a good reason to go back again 😉 Thanks for your comment!

  21. What a great guide. I wish I had this when I was in Tokyo cuz I think I would have had a much better time. Would love to check out that hotel and the robot restaurant and crape place look amazing!! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Ahhh what a shame, that just means you’ll have to go back someday 😉 The Robot Restaurant was definitely a highlight for me. Never have I laughed so hard in my life, I walked out of there with aching abdominal muscles – a crazy yet super fun experience! Thanks for your comment 🙂

  22. Wow, you really made me want to jump on a plane! Tokyo looks amazing. I’ve been wanting to visit Japan for a long time, and I’ll definitely need to save some days to explore Tokyo. Thanks so much for the detailed list of things to do.

    1. Thanks for your lovely compliment, Lieselot! I really hope you get to visit Japan someday, there really isn’t anywhere else like it! Tokyo is huuuuge so definitely spend as much time there as you can 🙂

  23. This is great! My boyfriend and I will be going to Japan in November so this is very helpful 🙂

    1. Ah I am jealous hehe. The size of Tokyo really blew me away so I’m glad you found this useful 🙂 I hope you two have a wonderful time!

      1. Ah, eagle eye you have there Steve – thanks so much! I’ve just updated the article with the correction. I had so much Shibuya and Shinjuku on my mind when I was writing this 🙂

    1. Thanks so much, Tarah! It sure is easy to fill a week there, I could have spent longer. I really hope you get there soon too!

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