- This itinerary is the perfect introduction to Tokyo – an amazing city that can be both exciting and challenging, especially for the first-time visitor.
- It includes 3-days of the best sights to see in the city, within close proximity to each other, helping you to avoid getting lost and to get the most out of the areas you visit.
- See the city from a local’s point of view and get to know some of the best parts of this massive metropolis.
- Tells you where to spend your time, and highlights the best things to see in that area.
- The following areas are featured: Shinjuku, Harajuku/Omotesando, Tsukiji Market, Ueno Park, Asakusa, Tokyo Imperial Palace/Marunouchi, Yokohama and Yokohama Chinatown, and more.
Sights & places you'll see with this itinerary:
- Great panoramic views of the city from Tokyo City Hall
- Stroll through Shinjuku National Garden
- Lunch at the Park Hyatt, made famous in Lost in translation
- A walk through Meiji Shrine
- Fun and fashionable Harajuku and Omotesando
- A visit to a popular kaiten (revolving) sushi restaurant
- Nightlife tips (for Shinjuku, and the whole city)
- In-depth Tsukiji Market tour
- Recommendations for where to go for the freshest sushi in Tsujiki
- Ueno Park, Ueno Zoo and the treasures of the Tokyo National Museum
- The lively marketplace of Ameyokocho
- A visit to Asakusa, Tokyo’s colorful downtown
- Famous Sensoji temple
- Shopping along Nakamise Street
- A visit to Asahi Beer tower with tasting options
- The grandeur of Tokyo Imperial Palace
- The sights and sounds of Yokohama Chinatown and the waterfront area on a day trip
- Suggestions on other places to see if you have additional time
- And a whole lot more!
The Main Focus of this itinerary:
- Laying out the exact details of what to do in the most interresting parts of Tokyo
- Information about using public transportation to reduce the language barrier
- Clear and specific directions to each of the destinations. The directions are supplemented with pictures and maps as well to further reduce your chances of getting lost!
- As Tokyo is a massive city - suggestions for the best places to see in order to spend your time and money wisely and get the most out of this fascinating place
Why You Should Buy The Guide
- Saves you time by not needing to do additional research on Tokyo yourself.
- Saves you money by giving specific instructions on how to use public transportation, while at the same time giving you the true local feel of the city.
- Gives you easy instructions and local’s tips and suggestions for eating and getting around.
What does the itinerary include?
- A PDF document
- Numerous pictures pointing to key landmarks to help you get where you need to go, as well as maps for nearly every main area of the city.
Itinerary Table of Contents:
- How to Use This Guide
- Transportation Tips on getting around Tokyo
- Restaurants -- General recommendations on finding great places to eat
- The 3-day highlights itinerary provides details on activites, times and specific instructions.
- Other Place to See -- If you've got extra time in Tokyo, other recommended areas are provided
- About the Author -- Information about the author and how to make contact if you have additional questions.
Sample From the Itinerary
This is a sample of the itinerary. The actual itinerary includes additional pictures and maps. =================================
Meiji Jingu Shrine 明治神宮
Meiji Jingu (or Meiji Shrine) lies within a large forested area (including Yoyogi Park) within the densely built-up city. Dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, the lush, spacious grounds offer a number of great walking paths through a tranquil forest - perfect for a relaxing stroll. Meiji Jingu’s traditional buildings offer a peek into the world of the Shinto religion, where visitors can make offerings, buy charms for good luck, and send wishes to the gods. One of Japan’s most popular shrines, it welcomes visitors in the hundreds through it’s massive torii (pronounced torey-ee) gates every day, but sees millions for New Year’s blessings. At any time during the rest of the year, Shinto weddings can be seen here on a regular basis – a delightful sight for visitors from afar.
From Meiji Dori, walk just 5-10 minutes to Harajuku and Omotesando’s busiest streets (Takeshita Street, Meiji Dori Avenue and Omotesando Dori Avenue). Takeshita Dori Street is opposite the Takeshita Dori Exit of Harajuku Station, which faces Meiji Dori. To get to Omotesando, walk along Meiji Dori Avenue as far the crossroads, then turn left into Omotesando Dori Avenue.
Harajuku 原宿/Omotesando 表参道
Just a short walk down the street from Meiji Jingu Shrine is colorful Harajuku – the center of fashion, and youthful and coolness in Tokyo. Start with Takeshita Dori - a narrow pedestrian-only street packed with fashionable people and lined with eclectic boutiques and cafes.
Also, explore the wide tree-lined streets of Omotesando, one of Tokyo’s best upscale shopping districts. Some of the luxury shops that can be found are: Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton and TOD’s.
Who is this guide for?
- The first time (or maybe second time) visitor to Tokyo.
- Have an amazing vacation, guaranteed! -- If you're not happy with the itinerary, Unanchor will gladly refund your money. (See below for additional details.)
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