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Tokyo, Japan

Quick Overview

Who is this Trip For?

Tokyo, Japan, is a fascinating city with a stunning mix of ancient traditions and ultra-modernity,
creating an experience that will leave you captivated and inspired.

From the serene beauty of its temples and parks to the exhilarating energy of its bustling districts, Tokyo offers endless opportunities for exploration and discovery.

Ideal for backpackers, solo travelers, couples, and families seeking a 5-7 day Trip immersed in rich culture,
delicious cuisine,
and stunning cityscapes.

Unearth the historical charm of Asakusa’s Sensoji Temple,
embrace the cutting-edge fashion in Harajuku, and savor the freshest sushi at Tsukiji Fish Market.

The best time to visit Tokyo is in March-November, ensuring you’ll witness the city in its most breathtaking attire while exploring its many wonders.

This Tripfindr Trip is only a Taste of the things you can see here, so when you go,
stay open to the Spontaneous Wanderlust that will guarantee you a memorable Trip to this Massive City!

Suggested Activities

Start at Shinjuku station and explore the bustling shopping streets, and once night falls, head to Omoide or Golden Gai for a drink around the busy nightlife and neon lights!

Shinjuku Station Google Maps Link: (Click Here).

Witness the famous tuna auction and taste the freshest of fresh sushi!

If you want to take part in the auction, which is limited to 120 visitors daily, make sure to arrive very early, around 3-4AM!

Google Maps Link: (Click Here).

Start at Kaminarimon Gate, then walk through Sensoji Temple, and browse traditional Japanese crafts and snacks at the nearby Nakamise shopping street; don’t forget to try local treats like ningyo-yaki.

Google Maps Link: (Click Here).

To get an overview of this HUGE City, visit the sky tree and enjoy the breathtaking view from Tokyo’s tallest tower!

Top Tips:

  • Purchase tickets online
  • Visit on a clear day for better views
  • Visit at sunset to see the City lights gradually illuminate the skyline.

 

Google Maps Link: (Click Here).

Discover Tokyo’s trendy fashion and pop culture scene.

Filled with colourful street art, youth fashion, quirky vintage clothing and cosplay stores, this is worth a visit!

Make sure to snap a photo at the famous Harajuku Station!

Takeshita Street has the quirky fashion, whereas Omotesando and Cat Street have more upscale and unique shopping.

Google Maps Link: (Click Here).

This Famous 10 Floor Shopping Hub is where you can dive into Japan’s Anime, Manga, and Gaming culture.

Browse in the shops, and try out the arcade games!

Google Maps Link: (Click Here).

Top Tips

Learn a few phrases to improve your ability to communicate with the locals.

Also, politeness and respect are key in Japan, so respecting local customs such as removing shoes indoors or bowing when greeting others are great to keep in mind

One of the best ways to experience local culture while travelling is by tasting traditional dishes.

Make sure to try:

  • Ramen
  • Tempura
  • Yakitori

 

As well as the many other local dishes available!

We love Free Walking tours at Tripfindr!

This is because they are the BEST WAY to Learn about and Explore a city!

Book one and ask your Guide all the Questions you may have, as well as seeing all the Hidden Gems that Tokyo has to offer!

For Solo travellers, these offer a perfect opportunity to make friends!

Make it Unique

There are many to choose from, like Maid cafes, Animal cafes…

Each will offer a totally unique experience!

If you Plan your trip during one of the three annual Tokyo tournaments (January, May, or September), you can see Japan’s Traditional Sport LIVE!

Purchase tickets in advance and attend an early morning training session if possible.

Walk the streets of Asakusa in traditional attire!

How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to Tokyo is by flying into Tokyo’s Narita Airport (NRT) or Tokyo International Airport (HND), which have flights from major International cities.

Other: From other parts of the country you can make use of the extensive Train network (like the bullet train).

How to get Around?

Getting around the city is easy with a combination of Walking and Public Transportation.

Tokyo Metro, JR Trains, Taxis, and Buses are efficient and clean.

How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to Tokyo is by flying into Tokyo’s Narita Airport (NRT), which has flights from major International cities

Other: From other parts of the country you can make use of the extensive Train network (like the bullet train).

How to get Around?

Getting around the city is easy with a combination of Walking and Public Transportation.

Tokyo Metro, JR Trains, Taxis, and Buses are efficient and clean.

Safety Concerns

Tokyo is Generally Safe for Tourists.

As with any tourist destination, it’s always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and keep your valuables safe.

Where to Stay?

We recommend staying in areas like Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Asakusa. This is because they offer great access to attractions and transportation.

  • Hostels: There are many great options for affordable hostels with shared or private rooms. Hostelworld is an excellent resource for finding and booking beds.
    This is the best value option and ideal for solo travelers. One highly recommended Hostel is the Imano Tokyo Hostel, which is affordable, clean, and located in Shinjuku.
  • There are multiple great Airbnb offerings, and this option may be the best value for families or groups.
  • Hotels are a good option for families, or people looking for maximum comfort.