Did a quick stopover – 4 day trip to Tokyo back in November before visiting Hong Kong. It was definitely a quick one and I felt a bit rushed as there was so much to see and do. A few family members met the hubby and I there and it became a great family vacation.
Although 4 days might not be enough to see all Tokyo has to offer, but it’s definitely a good start.
Below is a simple suggested itinerary that covers most places that I visited.
A shrine dedicated to the spirits of Emperor Meiji. Located conveniently beside the JR Yamanote Line (Harajuku Station).
A mall consisting of 6 floors of luxury goods. Unique architecture and elements.
Walk to Shibuya
Approximately a 30 minute walk then check out the famous Shibuya Crossing and Hachiko Statue, next to the Shibuya Station
Explore and Shop in Shibuya
Train to Shinjuku
Explore Shinjuku and walk to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building to the Observation Deck for (free admission) night view of the city.
Start in Asakusa at Kaminarimon Gate at the entrance to Sensoji Temple. Kaminarimon is the first of two large entrance gates leading to Sensoji Temple. First built more than 1000 years ago, it is the symbol of Asakusa
Shopping street filled with souvenirs and food vendors
Buddhist temple located in Asakusa. It is one of Tokyo’s most colorful and popular temples.
Sumida River Boat Ride
Take a sightseeing boat to Hama Rikyu Garden
Aquacity and Decks
Take the elevated train to Odaiba and explore Aquacity and Decks. There are large variety stores and restaurants.
End the day at the Oedo Onsen – hot spring theme park
Typical 1 day tour:
Hotel pick up
Head to Mt. Fuji by bus
Fuji Visitor Center
Mt. Fuji 5th Station
Lake Ashi Cruise
Mt. Komagatake Ropeway
With jet lag waking up early isn’t as hard. Tsukiji Market is best known as one of the world’s largest fish markets where auctions happen daily. If you wish to see the auction, apply at the Osakana Fukyu Center (Fish Information Center) at the Kachidoki Gate, starting from 5:00am on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Eat Sushi Time – Tsukiji Market
After watching the auction, it is time for a sushi breakfast! Choose from Sushi Daiwa and Sushi Dai. Be prepared to wait wait wait wait…the wait can be very long.
Sumida River Cruise
Take a river cruise to see views of Tokyo
Until next time!