Tokyo, Japan
The perfect 7 days itinerary

Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, is a fascinating blend of traditional and modern, from neon-lit skyscrapers and anime shops to cherry trees and temples. The opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine is known for its towering gate and surrounding woods. The Imperial Palace sits amid sprawling public gardens. The city's many museums offer exhibits ranging from classical art to a reconstructed kabuki theater. Tokyo is also famous for its vibrant food scene, from tiny sushi joints to gourmet dining.

What to do in Tokyo?

This 7 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to do in Tokyo. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Exploring the Heart of Tokyo

Morning

Start your day with a visit to the Meiji Shrine, a Shinto shrine dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife. Take a stroll in the surrounding Yoyogi Park, one of Tokyo's largest city parks.

Afternoon

Head to the bustling district of Shibuya. Don't miss the famous Shibuya Crossing, said to be the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world. Visit the Hachiko statue, a tribute to the loyal dog who waited for his deceased owner every day at Shibuya Station.

Evening

Explore the vibrant nightlife in Shibuya. Try some local street food and enjoy the neon-lit streets.


Day 2: A Day of History and Culture

Morning

Visit the Imperial Palace, the residence of Japan's Imperial Family. Enjoy the serene East Gardens and take some beautiful photos.

Afternoon

Head to the Asakusa district and visit the Senso-ji, Tokyo's oldest and most significant Buddhist temple. Explore Nakamise Shopping Street, a centuries-old market place with traditional snacks and souvenirs.

Evening

Take a cruise on the Sumida River and enjoy the beautiful cityscape of Tokyo.


Day 3: Exploring the Modern Side of Tokyo

Morning

Visit the Tokyo Skytree, the tallest structure in Japan. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city from the observation deck.

Afternoon

Explore the Akihabara district, known for its many electronics shops. It's also the center of Japan's otaku (diehard fan) culture, with many anime and manga shops.

Evening

Enjoy a unique dining experience at a themed cafe or restaurant in Akihabara.


Day 4: A Day of Art and Nature

Morning

Visit the Ueno Park, home to several major museums. Explore the Tokyo National Museum and the Ueno Zoo.

Afternoon

Take a boat ride on the Shinobazu Pond located within Ueno Park. Visit the Bentendo Temple, dedicated to the goddess of good fortune.

Evening

Explore Ameya-Yokocho Market, located just south of Ueno Park. Try some local street food and shop for souvenirs.


Day 5: Exploring the Fashion District

Morning

Visit the Harajuku district, known for its youth culture and fashion. Explore Takeshita Street, packed with boutiques, cafes, and crepe stands.

Afternoon

Visit the Nezu Museum in the Minato district, known for its collection of pre-modern Japanese and East Asian art.

Evening

Explore the Roppongi district, known for its vibrant nightlife. Visit the Roppongi Hills complex and enjoy the view from the Mori Tower.


Day 6: A Day of Relaxation and Shopping

Morning

Visit the Odaiba district, a popular shopping and entertainment district on a man-made island in Tokyo Bay.

Afternoon

Visit the teamLab Borderless, a digital art museum in Odaiba. Explore the various interactive art installations.

Evening

Enjoy a leisurely walk along the Odaiba Seaside Park and enjoy the view of the Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower.


Day 7: A Day of Adventure

Morning

Visit the Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo DisneySea for a day of fun and adventure.

Afternoon

Continue exploring the theme park. Try the various rides and attractions.

Evening

Enjoy the evening parade and fireworks at the theme park. End your trip with a magical experience.


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