Tokyo, the busy capital of Japan, is a world where the ultramodern and traditional collide. From ambitious skyscrapers to historic temples, Tokyo's magnetic vibe is undeniable. Home to two Tokyo Disney parks, lush gardens, great shopping districts, amazing food and more exciting things you can count, we bring you the magic of Tokyo with this 7-day itinerary. Pick a day and get your adventure started!
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After a taxing flight to Japan, give your body some much-needed light stretching and get the blood flowing with a relaxing stroll in one of Tokyo’s more famous gardens. On the way to the garden, make a quick pit spot if you happen to spot a convenience store. Experience a Japanese picnic for yourself, as you enjoy an onigiri while sitting under a lush tree!

Shinjuku Gyoen is home to 3 main different types of gardens. The oldest garden is a traditional Japanese landscape garden where you can find the famous Kyu Goryo Tei (also known as the Taiwan Pavilion). The other 2 main gardens include a symmetrical French garden as well as an English landscape garden.

Getting There
Shinjuku Gate of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is 15-min walk from New South Exit of JR Shinjuku Station, OR 5-min walk from Shinjuku-gyoemmae Station on the Marunouchi Subway Line.

Address: 11 Naitomachi, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0014
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 9am - 4:30pm (entry to garden until 4pm)
Even though Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is closed on Mondays, it’s open daily during the cherry blossom season (late March to late April) as well as during the Chrysanthemum Exhibition (start to mid November). It’s closed for New Year every year from December 29 to January 3.


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You can’t mention shopping in Tokyo without mentioning the iconic LUMINE shopping malls. Consisted of four LUMINE buildings - Lumine 1, Lumine 2, Lumine Est, Lumine 0 - it’s tempted to just dedicate a whole week to explore all of them!

The largest of the LUMINE malls is Lumine Est, with nearly 300 shops across its 100 floors of shopping heaven! Each LUMINE building features it own distinct styles and they’re interconnected by the Shinjuku Station.

With hundreds of shops and restaurants between these four shopping malls, a few hours will pass by in a blink of an eye. Amidst all that shopping madness, don’t forget to grab lunch in one of the many choices located within the malls! A word of advice, don’t shop till you drop just yet because you have a busy evening ahead.

Getting There
LUMINE is 10 - 15 min walk from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden (Shinjuku Gate)

Address: 5-24-2 Sendagaya, Shibuya 151-8580, Tokyo Prefecture
Nearest Station: Shinjuku Station
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 11am to 9:30pm | Saturday, Sunday & Holiday, 10:30am to 9:30pm.


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Roppongi Hills is a building complex of offices, apartments, shops, restaurants and more. At the heart of it is the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, standing tall at 238 meter. It’s one of Tokyo’s highest building and boasts a sweeping view of the city.

You know you’ve reached Mori Tower when you spot a giant spider sculpture right by the entrance to greet you. Don’t worry, fellow arachnophobic travellers, the spider might be bigger than you but it can’t hurt you!

The Roppongi Hills Tokyo City View observation deck is located at the 52nd floor with a high ceiling and glass walls all around the building for an unobstructed 360-degree view. If the weather permits, you can also head to the outdoor rooftop deck, Sky Deck, on 54th floor.

Getting There
Take Exit 3 of Roppongi Station and walk for 5 - 10 minutes to get to Roppongi Hills

Address: 6 Chome-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0032
Nearest Station: Roppongi Station
Opening Hours:
Tokyo City View: Sunday - Thursday, 10am to 11pm | Friday & Saturday, 10am - 1am the following day (Admission closes 30-60 minutes before closing time.)
Sky Deck: Daily, 11am - 8pm or as long as the weather permits. (Admission closes 30-60 minutes before closing time.)



Other attractions in Roppongi Hills:
- Mori Garden, a traditional Japanese-style landscape garden at the back of the Mori Tower is a green sanctuary amongst Roppongi’s skyscrapers
- Mori Art Museum, located on the 53rd floor of the Mori Tower, houses a collection of contemporary art

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More famously known as the ‘Kill Bill Restaurant’, Gonpachi is a not just a novelty restaurant but offers diners a truly unique experience. The boisterous ambiance combined with the rustic wooden interior, traditional Japanese cuisine, and excellent service makes it a meal to remember.

Gonpachi’s menu consists of a variety grilled skewers, tempura, soba, don and many more. It also has an extensive drinks menu to suit just about any palate. Weekly special performances and demonstrations are also held at the restaurant!

Although there are Gonpachi branches in Shibuya, Ginza and Odaiba, the one in Nishiazabu remains the most popular one. It’s also a famous spot amongst celebrities and other notable figures including Former President George W Bush!

After dinner at Gonpachi Nishiazabu, you can proceed to return to the hotel. However, for those who aren’t ready for the evening to end just yet, you can head to one of the nightlife spots in Roppongi!

Address: 1 Chome-13-11 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 106-0031

Opening Hours: Daily, 11:30am - 3:30am the following day

Last call for food is at 1:45am, while the last call for drinks is at 3am. Lunch menu is from 11:30am - 3pm on weekdays

Japanese drums performance is held every Sunday at 8pm. Meanwhile, demonstration of breaking down a whole tuna is held from time to time.



Getting There
Gonpachi Nishiazabu is a 10-min walk from Mori Tower.

If the night is still young and you’re keen on exploring some unique nightlife experience in Tokyo, this dining bar with a magic show is going to be up your alley. There are several dining packages to opt for but since it’s after dinner, the unlimited 90-minute free drink session plus dessert is the best choice.

We’re not sure what will entice you more, the one-of-a-kind magic performance or the open bar with drinks like beer, vodka, umeshu, whisky and more.

Make sure you don’t leave before snapping some photos of the colourful and funky interior. What a way to end the first day in Tokyo!

Getting There
It’s a 10 - 15 min walk from Gonpachi Nishiazabu. To return to hotel after the show, walk 3-min to Roppongi Station Exit 6 or 7.

Address: 魔法ダイニングバー OSMAND, Japan, Tokyo, Minato, Roppongi, 4 Chome−6−7 六本木4丁目ビル B1F
Nearest station: Roppongi Station
Opening hours: Daily, 7pm - 11:30pm


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Although the famous tuna auction and inner market of the Tsukiji Market has moved to the new location at Toyosu Fish Market, most of the outer market in Tsukiji still remains.

Located nearby, the newly opened Toyosu Fish Market allows free public access to observation decks where you can watch serious buyers conduct business in the tuna auction and other wholesale trades.

Soak in the vibrant and authentic charm as you stroll through the Tsukiji Fish Market. Don’t be shy to stop at the vendors to look at fresh produce and miscellaneous goods being sold.

A visit to Tsukiji Fish Market isn’t complete until you’ve had a fresh seafood meal, of course. For the complete experience, you can join a Tsukiji Fish Market tour and sushi workshop. Just meet up at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal and you’ll be guided from start till end, including enjoying a lunch of your self-made sushi!

Getting there:
It’s a 5-min walk from Tsukiji Station (Hibiya Subway Line) to Tsukiji Fish Market

Address: 5 Chome-2-1 Tsukiji, Chūō, Tokyo 104-0045
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday, 5am till early afternoon


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After a bustling morning at the fish market, taking a stroll in the serene Hamarikyu Gardens couldn’t be any different. As you take a stroll in the garden, you get to enjoy sights calm seawater ponds and tall buildings in the distance peeking out in the background amongst the lush foliage of the garden.

Amid the carefully manicured and cared for trees of Hamarikyu Garden sits a teahouse on an island. Almost like an oasis hidden in central Tokyo, the contrast sure makes the experience that much more superb.

Getting There
Hamarikyu Gardens is 15-min walk from Tsukiji Market.

Address: 1-1 Hamarikyuteien, Chūō, Tokyo 104-0046
Opening Hours: Daily, 9am to 5pm (last entry at 4:30pm)
Hamarikyu Gardens is closed every year from December 29 until January 1


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The primary residence of none other than the Emperor of Japan, the Tokyo Imperial Palace is as much a landmark as it is a historic symbol. Although the inner grounds of the palace is not open to public (with exception to selected dates), visitors however can visit the East Garden of the Imperial Palace.

Also known as the Kokyo Higashi Gyeon, the Imperial Palace East Gardens is open to public free of charge. There, you can get a view of the stones used the build the walls of the castle. With limitation of the number of crowd entering the premise, you can be assured that it’ll never be crowded inside.

One of the best parts of the East Gardens is the Ninomaru Grove. It houses a pond as well as a teahouse and is regarded as one of the most charming parts of the garden by many.

If you happen to visit on 23 December or 2 January, you’re in luck because you can enter the inner grounds of the palace. It’s also one of the few times where members of the Imperial Family make a public appearance!

Getting There
From Hamarikyu Gardens, walk 10 mins to Hamamatsuchō Station. Take the Keihin Tohoku Line to Tokyo Station then walk 10-15 mins to Imperial Palace

Address: 1-1 Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-8111, Japan
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, Saturday & Sunday, 9am - 4:30pm


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After your time in the gardens and before going off to explore your next destination, you’ll be making a stop at Tokyo Station again. But instead of merely passing through, take the time to explore around this iconic station!

Not only does it serve as a transit location, it’s also quite the famous spot for visitors. Make sure to take lots of photos of the grand structure of Tokyo Station. Aside from the marvelous architecture, the station is also home to over a hundred shops and restaurant.

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After all that walking and strolling the park, you’re probably starving by now. Grab a bite to eat at the Tokyo Station Ramen Street where you will find a plethora of shops serving more ramen than you’re able to slurp.

A famous spot that many gravitate to is Rokurinsha, where you’re guaranteed a bowl of tsukemen you’ll never forget. Just a little warning, the queue can get pretty long! That’s a testament to how good the food is. If you’re not keen on the long queue, however, don’t worry because there’s still plenty of eateries to choose from just on that stretch itself.

Getting There
Walk 10 to 15 minutes from Imperial Palace East Gardens to Tokyo Station.

Address: 1 Chome Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo

Fellow anime, gaming and otaku fans, you’ve finally reached heaven! Dubbed as the ‘Electric Town’, Akihabara has made a name for itself for having a electronic shops, arcades, maid cafes and other themed restaurants.

Just a short few minutes walk from Akihabara Station, you will find Bic Camera, one of the biggest electronic appliance chains in Japan. Inside Bic Camera are not only appliances but also makeup, medicine, cosmetics, commodities, gaming consoles, and even Japanese sake! Get yourself a Bic Camera tourist discount coupon from Klook to enjoy up to 7% off your purchases!

Certainly proud of its quirkiness, you won’t have to be afraid of letting your freak flag fly in Akihabara. Chuo Dori is the main street of Akihabara where on either side of the street is lined with games shops and hobby stores specifically for Japanese pop culture.

While en route to Chuo Dori, you’ll also come across Akihabara Radio Center which started after WWII. You can find retailers selling old school electronics parts, analog items, and more. Other attractions worth visiting include Radio Kaikan, Gamers, Super Potato, Mandarake and Sofmap.

Aside from having plenty of themed restaurants and maid cafes, one thing that Akihabara does really well also is yoshoku - a comforting Western-Japanese fusion cuisine. You can choose to eat at one of the restaurants along Chuo Dori, in Yodobashi Camera or any one that pique your interest.

Getting There
Take the JR Yamanote Line to Akihabara Station.

Address: Akihabara, Taitō, Tokyo 110-0006


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As one of Tokyo’s largest park, Yoyogi Koen has wide lawns, ponds and a forest park - making it a place great for strolling, jogging, picnicking or other outdoor activities. One of the biggest points of attractions in Yoyogi Park is the Meiji Shrine, as well as other notable attractions like the Kiyomasa’s Well and Kamaishi Bridge.

Another draw of Yoyogi Park is actually the crowd itself, making it a great location for people watching. Due to its close proximity to Harajuku, you can find a gathering of eccentric characters. From street performers to rockabilly gangs, cosplayers, lolitas and more - some may be performing for the public while others are just hanging out.

Getting There
Get to Harajuku Station on JR Yamanote Line and walk 10-min from the station to Yoyogi Park.

Address: 2-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya, Tokyo 151-005
Opening hours: Always open

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After that morning stroll in Yoyogi Park, it’s time to get ready for a lil treasure hunt. The treasure being the hidden nondescript katsu restaurant in Shibuya. Tucked in one of the dicey alleys of Dogenzaka is this humble joint run by an old couple.

You can see your katsu prepared right in front of your eyes before being served to you. You can opt for various katsu from chicken, pork, squid to mackerel, eggplant and more. The prices are also very affordable and for that quality and taste, it’s definitely unrivaled!

Getting There
Torikatsu Chicken is 20 - 25 min walk from Yoyogi Park.

Address: 2-16-19 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0043
Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 11am – 3pm & 5pm – 9p | Saturday, 11am – 8pm


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With your tummy filled and content, take a slow walk to Harajuku. While en route, take in the surroundings of the ever-vibrant Shibuya. Make sure to pass through the iconic Shibuya Crossing!

One of the busiest (albeit most unique) part of the Harajuku area is Takeshita Street. You know you’ve arrived at Takeshita Street when you spot the massive arch at the start of the street right by Yoshinoya. The streets lined with trendy fashion items, quirky used clothes, snack stands and fast food outlets make for quite the lively atmosphere.

As you reach the South end of Takeshita Street, you’ll come to a distinctly different surroundings at Omotesando. This tree-lined avenue is regarded as the ‘Champs-Elysees of Tokyo’. With luxury brands lining the streets on either side, it’s obvious that Omotesando caters to a particular clientele.

Just a few minutes walk away from Omotesando is Ura-Harajuku, or more commonly known as Ura-Hara. There, you can find mainly smaller independent shops with lots of influences from modern and vintage themes. Ura-Hara is mainly a network of the back streets of Harajuku and you’ll also find that it’s less crowded there.


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Getting There
Harajuku is a 20-min walk from Torikatsu Chicken. Pass Shibuya Crossing on the way.

Address: Harajuku, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001


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If it’s still too early for dinner, a great pit stop you can make is to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. The name might suggest a boring ol’ office building but you cannot be more wrong!

It’s one of the best places in Tokyo that offers visitors with a stunning view of the cityscapes below. Best of all, it’s free admission! It’s separated into South Observatory and North Observatory, and you’re free to compare the view between the two.

Both observatories have a cafe, so you can order some refreshments and tidbits to enjoy while waiting to catch the sunset. When the sky is clear, you can even spot famous landmarks in the distance like Mount Fuji, Tokyo SkyTree, Tokyo Tower and Meiji Shrine.

Address: 2 Chome-8-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 163-8001
Opening Hours:
North Observatory: Daily, 9:30am - 11pm
South Observatory: Daily, 9:30am - 5:30pm (opens till 11pm when North Observatory is closed)

Admission for both observatories end 30 minutes before closing time. The North Observatory is closed on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month (or the following day if a national holiday falls on that Monday). Meanwhile, the South Observatory is closed on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month (or the following day if a national holiday falls on that Tuesday).

Both observatories are closed every year on December 29 to January 3 (with exception to January 1).

Getting There
Walk to Harajuku Station and take the Yamanote Line to Shinjuku Station. From Shinjuku Station, take the Oedo Line to Tochomae Station. Walk 3-min from the station to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building


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A few minutes walk away, Memory Lane will eventually connect you to the Shinjuku Golden Gai. Also a network of alleys containing modest bars and restaurants, you’re spoilt for choices on where to eat and drink.

Both Omoide Yokocho and Golden Gai are known to be the go-to spots for locals after work. So you can bet you’ll get a truly exciting pub crawl experience.

Getting There
Omoide Yokochō is a 12-min walk to from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. At Omoide Yokochō, walk 7-min to get to Golden Gai.

Address:
Shinjuku Omoide Yokochō, 1丁目-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tōkyō-to 160-0023, Japan

Shinjuku Golden Gai,1丁目-1 Kabukichō, Shinjuku-ku, Tōkyō-to 160-0021, Japan

You’re free to spend the evening hopping around joints in Memory Lane and Golden Gai but if you’re up for extra glitz, the Kabukicho district is the place to go. Flashing neon lights line the streets of Kabukicho together with seemingly endless number of bars and pubs.

Often regarded as the top nightlife spot in Tokyo, you’ll have a hard time trying to visit all the interesting bars. It’s worth visiting the Robot Restaurant if you’re keen on experiencing a nightlife that is truly unique. Bizarre and energetic, this glittery show has multi-coloured lasers, flashy dancers, and robots set in a themed restaurant. You certainly can’t get this anywhere!

Getting There
Walk 3-min from Golden Gai to Kabukicho.

Address: Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0021, Japan


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Standing tall at 634 metres, Tokyo SkyTree is the world’s tallest tower! The main feature the tower is the three-storey observatory at 350 metres and another observatory at 450 metres which has a spiral, glass-covered skywalk.

It can get crowded at the observatories usually in the late afternoon and in the evening as visitors want to catch the sunset and night view. The best time to visit if you want to beat the crowd is to go early in the morning!

At the base of the tower is Solamachi, a department store with over 300 stores, perfect for getting some shopping done! You can also grab something to at one of the many dining options available there.

Pro-tip: If you get the Klook Tokyo SkyTree Ticket & Solamachi coupon combo, it comes with a voucher worth JPY1,000 to go shopping in Solamachi!

If you’re interested on what makes Tokyo SkyTree stand out, read more on the differences between Tokyo Tower and Tokyo SkyTree.

Getting There
Walk 3-min to Tokyo SkyTree from Tokyo SkyTree Station. Alternatively, walk 3-min to Tokyo SkyTree from Oshiage Station ‘SKYTREE’.

Address: 1 Chome-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida, Tokyo 131-0045
Opening Hours: Daily, 8am - 10pm


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This traditional downtown district in Tokyo is famous for Sensoji Temple, a historical sight on many Tokyo must-visit lists. Many overlook the rest of the temple grounds, but it’s a nice place for a relaxing stroll around.

The Nakamise Shopping Street, a short walk away from Sensoji Temple is a 250-metre street lined with a hundred stalls selling everything from snacks to souvenirs, handmade goods and more. If you’re feeling a bit tired of walking, you can also take a rickshaw tour around Asakusa!

There are also other nearby locations that you can get some shopping done such as Asakusa's Underground Shopping Center.

To elevate your experience in Asakusa even more, imagine walking the streets of the city dressed in the traditional armor of the medieval Japanese warrior - the samurai! With the Samurai Armor Experience, you’ll definitely be quite the spectacle and feel as if you’ve been transported back to ancient Japan.

When you’re feeling peckish, there are plenty dining options, whether it’s an order of unagi don at Unagi Irokawa, an addictive monja-yaki at Tsukushi Okonomiyaki, a comforting serving of sukiyaki at Yonekyuuhonten or a sugary Jumbo Melonpan at Asakusa Kagetsudo. With so much to eat and try, you can also get them to-go for picnic at the next destination.

Getting There
The Asakusa area is a 20-minute walk from Tokyo SkyTree.

Address: Asakusa, Taitō, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan


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Officially named Ueno Onshi Koen, it’s mostly referred to as Ueno Park. Another one of Tokyo’s large and stunning parks, it takes up an area of approximately 53,000 square meters. The park is home to many sightseeing spots including Ueno Zoo, Kaneiji Temple, Shinobazu Pond, Toshogu Shrine and more.

Ueno Park is also a spot that’s great for picnicking, so make sure to bring along some snacks and or lunch with you. During springtime, you can see the park sprawling with visitors from all over the world to catch the cherry blossoms.

Getting There
Take the Ginza Line from Asakusa Station to Ueno Station. Walk 3-min to Ueno Park.

Address: 5-20 Uenokoen, Taitō, Tokyo 110-0007, Japan Opening Hours: Daily, 5am - 11pm

A visit to Japan in general isn’t complete until you’ve visited an onsen, also known as natural hot spring. Located in Odaiba is a premium natural onsen theme park, Oedo-Onsen-Monogatari.

Give your tired muscles some TLC and soak in the healing waters of the natural hot springs from 1,400 metres underground. There are 13 varieties of baths including indoor baths in the onsen theme park.

Aside from soaking in the onsen, you can also stroll around the theme park in your yukata. There are adjoining arcades, Hirokoji and Happakuyacho, where you can do some shopping or window shopping. After a relaxing evening in Oedo-Onsen-Monogatari, you can grab a bite to eat at one of the restaurants before heading back to hotel.

Getting There
From Ueno Station, take the Ginza Line to Shimbashi Station then change to the Yurikamome Line. Stop at the Telecom Center Station and walk 8-min to Oedo-Onsen-Monogatari.

Address: 2 Chome-6-3 Aomi, Kōtō-ku, Tōkyō-to, Japan 135-0064
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am - 9am the following day (opens all year round)

Easily the most magical places in Japan, your trip to Tokyo is a waste if you didn’t visit at least one of the 2 Tokyo Disney parks! Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea certainly don’t need any introduction but if you’re keen on getting into the nitty gritty details and hack, check out the Klook guide to Tokyo Disneyland and guide to Tokyo DisneySea. They have everything you need to know from tips to beating the queues, must-try rides, where to eat and more!

Since it's a highly popular attraction in Tokyo, avoid the hassle and skip the queue by purchasing your 1-Day Tokyo Disney Pass beforehand.

Address:
Tokyo Disneyland
1-1 Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture 279-0031

Tokyo DisneySea
1-13 Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture 279-0031

Opening hours:
Daily, 9am to 10pm

Opening hours may differ on certain dates and special holidays. To be sure, you can check beforehand on Tokyo Disney’s calendar. Due to parks’ popularity, you can expect to find queues forming hours even before the park gates open. So, do allow yourself ample time to get to the park so you can be there early if you want to maximize your day.

Getting there (Tokyo Disneyland):

From central Tokyo
Take the JR Keiyo Line or JR Musashino Line. Stop at Maihama Station then walk 6-min to Tokyo Disneyland.


From Tokyo Disney Resort
Take the nearest station on the Disney Resort Line monorail. Get down at the Tokyo Disneyland Station. Walk 1-min to Tokyo Disneyland.

Getting there (Tokyo DisneySea):

From central Tokyo
Take the JR Keiyo Line or JR Musashino Line and stop at Maihama Station. Walk 3-min to Resort Gateway Station on the Disney Resort Monorail and stop at Tokyo DisneySea Station. Walk 1-min to Tokyo DisneySea.

From Tokyo Disney Resort
Take the nearest station on the Disney Resort Line monorail. Stop at Tokyo DisneySea Station and walk 1-min to Tokyo DisneySea.

One day at Tokyo Disney certainly feels too short and many visitors make it a 2-day visit! You can spend 1 day at each park or even both days at your chosen park. Whichever you choose, it’ll be equally exciting and magical.

However, if you feel that you’d like to spend the day discovering other parts of the city, you can also opt for a Mount Fuji - Hakone day trip, a popular choice amongst visitors in Tokyo.

The iconic Mount Fuji that is synonymous with Japan, it’s worth joining a Mount Fuji - Hakone day trip when you’re visiting Tokyo! Trek over the mountains of Hakone and cruise through the cool water of Lake Ashi.

Enjoy the breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji on the Mt. Komagatake Ropeway journey where you can take in the wonder of Japan's famous mountain at an elevation of 2,300 meters on Mt. Fuji's 5th Station. During this full day tour, you can witness the beauty of Japan's natural landscapes which have captured the hearts of many.

Pick up information:
Time: 8:40am
Location: Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
Address: 2 Chome-4-1 Hamamatsuchō, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Arrive at the gathering location 10-15 minutes beforehand. Tour bus will leave sharp on time. For latecomers the tour will not be canceled and no refund will be issued.

Day trip is inclusive of:
- English speaking guide
- Lunch
- Admission fees

Tour itinerary:
- 8:50am departure from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
- Mt Fuji 5th Station (30 min)
- Lunch (50 min)
- Lake Ashi Cruise (15 min)
- Mt. Komagatake Ropeway (50 min)
- Hakone-en (drop off location 1)
- 5:00pm-7:30pm Odawara Station (drop off location 2)
- 8:30pm Sukiyabashi Intersection in Ginza (drop off location 3)


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Address: Ginza, Chūō, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

Aside from Shibuya and Shinjuku, Ginza is arguably another famous upmarket shopping destination in Tokyo! The district is also great for dining and entertainment with its plethora of department stores, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and cafes.

One of the more upscale places in Japan, you can find just about any brand name in fashion and cosmetics in Ginza. A few of the top shopping destinations include Ginza Six, Ginza Wako, Tokyu Plaza Ginza, Mitsukoshi, Matsuya, the 12-floor Uniqlo and more.

Besides that, Sunamachi Ginza, the popular shopping street is also known for its roster of family-owned restaurants with scrumptious recipes over 60 years old! To hit up all the best food spots, join a half day food and drink tour along Sunamachi Ginza.

Getting there:
Get to Ginza Station on the Hibiya, Marunouchi Line or Ginza Subway Line. Alternatively, get to Yurakucho Station on the JR Yamanote Line, JR Keihin-Tohoku Line or Yurakucho Subway Line.

With your tummy full and heart heavy, that concludes your 1 week in Tokyo. Although it’s probably not as long as you’d like it to be, you’ve truly maximized your time there. If you’re still longing for more, you can always visit Tokyo again next time. There’s still plenty more to explore!

Here are some suggested stays for every wallet size. These are conveniently located around Shibuya and Shinjuku, so it’s easy for you to get around!
Budget Hotel
USD 60/night and below

  • Do-C Ebisu
  • Imano Tokyo Hostel

USD 150/ night and below

  • APA Hotel Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower
  • Citadines Central Shinjuku Tokyo
  • Dormy inn Premium Shibuya Jingumae
  • Shibuya Tobu Hotel Tokyo

USD 300/night and below

  • Hilton Hotel Tokyo
  • Trunk Hotel

Before leaving the airport, be sure to pick up the following items.
Item Location
4G WiFi Device
Narita International Airport (NRT) Terminal 1::
QL Liner Counter, 1F, Arrival Counter in International Arrival Lobby North Wing
Operating hours: 6.30am till last flight arrival

Narita International Airport (NRT) Terminal 2::
QL Liner Counter, 1F, Arrival counter in the International Arrival Lobby
Operating hours: 6.30am till last flight arrival

Haneda Airport (HND) International Terminal::
NINJA WIFI counter, 2F, Keikyu Haneda Airport International Terminal Station
Operating hours: 6.30am-11.45pm
JAL ABC counter, 3F, Haneda Airport International Terminal Building
Operating hours: 11.45pm-6.30am

Tokyo Skyliner
Narita International Airport (NRT) Terminal 1:
HIS counter, 1F, International Arrival Lobby South Wing
Operating hours: 8.30am-10pm

Narita International Airport (NRT) Terminal 2:
HIS counter, 1F, International Arrival Lobby Central Building
Operating hours: 8.30am-10pm

Haneda Airport (HND) International Terminal:
HIS counter, 2F, right hand side on the exit of Arrival Lobby
Operating hours: 8.30am-10pm

Tokyo Subway Ticket (24, 36 or 72 hours)
JR Pass
Narita International Airport (NRT) Terminal 1:
JR EAST Travel Service Center, B1F
Operating hours: 8.15am-7pm
JR Ticket Office (Midori-no-Madoguchi)
Operating hours: 6.30am-8.15am, 7pm-9.45pm

Narita International Airport (NRT) Terminal 2 - 3:
JR EAST Travel Service Center, B1F
Operating hours: 8.15am-8pm
JR Ticket Office (Midori-no-Madoguchi)
Operating hours: 6.30am-8.15am, 8pm-9.45pm

Haneda Airport (HND) International Terminal:
JR EAST Travel Service Center, Tokyo Monorail 2F Ticket Gate / Arrival Lobby
Operating hours: 6.45am-6.30pm

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