1 day itinerary

Travel plan for first timers in Tokyo

The tour encompasses five sightseeing areas representing Tokyo. This is a golden route that is full of the attractions of a large city combining the traditions of Edo with the latest trends of Tokyo.

Day 1

Asakusa ( 09:30 AM ~ 10:30 AM )
Akihabara ( 11:00 AM ~ 12:00 PM )
Shibuya ( 12:45 PM ~ 02:15 PM )
Meiji Jingu Shrine ( 02:30 PM ~ 04:00 PM )
Harajuku ( 04:15 PM ~ 05:00 PM )
Shinjuku ( 05:30 PM ~ 08:00 PM )

Day 1 - Tokyo

09:30 AM 10:30 AM   -   Asakusa

Beyond Kaminarimon Gate, there is the famous Senso-ji Temple. The area strongly retains the flavor of old Edo. Along Nakamise-dori, there are many venerable shops which have been in existence for generations and they are ideal when selecting those Tokyo souvenirs such as wagashi confections, small articles with traditional Japanese designs, Japanese umbrellas and kimono. Asakusa is the perfect place to tour around on foot but the rickshaws are also recommended to get around with that certain style.

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Address Asakusa Taito-ku, Tokyo See map
Website http://wikitravel.org/en/Tokyo/Asakusa

11:00 AM 12:00 PM   -   Akihabara

An area crowded with shops specializing in anime, games, cosplay, idol goods and electronics that also has eccentric dining establishments including maid cafés and cat cafés. Known as the Ground Zero for the Japanese sub-culture known as Otaku Culture, many overseas fans also congregate here.

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Address Akihabara Station, Tokyo See map
Website http://akiba.or.jp/english/index.html

12:45 PM 02:15 PM   -   Shibuya

The scramble intersection is said to be a spectacle representing the Tokyo megalopolis in which the number of pedestrians crossing it can exceed 3,000 people at any one time. Don’t forget to take that commemorative picture at the statue of Hachiko the Dog. It’s known as a teenage mecca and as a great place to enjoy lunch at reasonable prices.

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Address Shibuya Station, Shibuya, Tokyo See map
Website http://play-shibuya.com/en/

02:30 PM 04:00 PM   -   Meiji Jingu Shrine

Located between the busy neighborhoods of Shibuya and Shinjuku, the shrine is in a huge forest which is quiet and majestic. Also adjacent to Yoyogi Park, it is truly an urban oasis. There is also a chance to spot an actual Shinto wedding during holidays.

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Business Hours from dawn to dusk
Address Meiji Jingu, 1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo See map
Telephone 03-3379-5511
Website http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/english/index.html

04:15 PM 05:00 PM   -   Harajuku

Extending along Takeshita-dori from the front of Harajuku Station to Omotesando, the latest trendy shops are grouped here selling goods such as fashion, general goods and sweets. The KAWAII culture which takes distinct advantage of pop color usage and design has also attracted popularity from overseas.

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Address 1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo See map
Website http://www.takeshita-street.com/

05:30 PM 08:00 PM   -   Shinjuku

The entertainment district of Kabukicho which is symbolic of Japan and the good old-fashioned drinking areas of Omoide Yokocho and Golden Gai have a high local Tokyo flavor where you can enjoy inexpensive and delicious drinks with some snacks. There is also much amusement to be had at the shows of the robot restaurant in Kabukicho.

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Address Shinjuku station, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo See map
Website http://www.kanko-shinjuku.jp/en/tabid/83/Default.aspx

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