Here is the selection of day-trip based in Tokyo. Especially Mt.Fuji, no one wants to visit Hakone and Five Lake Area when cloud blocks your visibility. It is better try not to fix date(s) so that you will be able to go when you wake up with blue sky. Just in case...rainy day can fruit yourself in museums and department stores in downtown as well. Please have this page app to your mobile so that you can consider living in Tokyo! Tokyo sightseeing spots links at Tokyo Guide.
The World Heritage Mountain with height at 3,776 meter. The symbol of Japan. Fu = Not, Ji = No.2, therefore, Fuji is the best. Official climbing season is July and August. Winter months, January and February have the cleanest air with longest visibilities.
Shinjuku sta. - Kawaguchiko Lake (Fuji Kyuko Bus / 1hr 45min.)
Nikko has both nature and architecture. Mountains,waterfalls, outside hot-spring along theriver. Tokugawa Shogun Shrine is one of the World Heritage sites. Some relaxation hot-spring in Kinugawa Koen as well nearby monkey mountain.
Asakusa sta. - Tobu Nikko (Tobu Line / 1hr 50min.)
Let's walk into the giant bronze Great Buddha's belly. Would you like to see what he has in his stomach? You may ask him if he is ready for anything. Life is all included, even death, in a certain way, perhaps. Good and bad, Bad and good, He knows.
Tokyo sta. - KitaKamakura sta. (JR Yokosuka Line / 1hr)
In Edo era, this was the custom and immigration which divided western Japan and eastern Japan. Hot spring with Mt.Fuji and the lake with Torii shrine, all makes the number one of your Japan tour. Shinjuku sta. - (Odakyu Line / 1hr 25min.) - Hakone Yumoto sta.
Asakusa is one of the historic town. SensoujiTemple is the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo. Japanese traditional crafts Wakomono and Japanese sweets Wagashi can be found along Nakamise and Shin-Nakamise. Kaminarimon, Kappabashi, Skytree are all in nice walk area. Tokyo Ryokan is at #19 on this map and hidden gems on another side.
One day is not enough for Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, National Museum of Nature and Science, National Museum of Western Art, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Shinobazu Pond, Shitamachi Museum, which are all in Ueno Park. Yanaka + Nezu + Sendagi have nostalgia of Tokyo.
DAY-7 : Sumo Tounament and Edo-Tokyo Museum
Taito-ku and Sumida-ku is devided by Sumida river. East side finds Sumo stable house (where rikishi or sumo wrestler is training), Chanko restaurant and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Sumo tournament is held in January, May and September. Can combine your tour with DAY-5 (slowly) and DAY-6 (quickly) as well as River walk and River run.
Jetlag to wake up 3AM in the morning? Let's
take this as an advantage to visit Tuna Auction.
It is better plan ahead or Roppongi night can be a liaison. Hamarikyu
Garden is just next to the old Tsukiji Market.
Ginza including Kabuki-za Theater is in short
walk distance, too.
Asakusa has direct ferry route to both Hamarikyu Garden and Tokyo Bay Odaiba. The front view on automated Yurikamome tram is unforgettable, day and night. Big Sight, Zepp Tokyo, Toyota Megaweb, Palette Town, Diver City, Oedo Onsen Monogatari Hot Springs, Aqua City, Hotel Nikko Tokyo, Grand Pacific Le Daiba, Asimo.
DAY-10 : Imperial Palace and Tokyo central district
Once The Beatles performed in Budokan (1966), Kitanomarukoen (Kitanomaru park). Jogging and bicycling along the moat is Tokyo businessmen's hobby and relaxation. Tokyo main station (Marunouchi side) is Amsterdam central station's sister. National Theater, Supreme Court, Diet Building, all the Ministries are located.
DAY-11 : Shinjuku, Harajuku,, Shibuya and Roppongi
Lost in Tokyo at Park Hyatt Hotel, free observation deck on the metropolitan government building, pray peace at Meiji Jingu Shrine, Costume-Play at Yoyogi park, young fashion on Takeshita dori, Zen style at Nezu Museum, shopping at Omotesando Hills and Tokyo Midtown and Roppongi Hills. And Hachiko dog? Needs three days to cover fully
DAY-12 : Tokyo Disney Land and Tokyo Disney Sea
Annual passport is JPY61,000 each or JPY89,000 for both parks. Otherwise, you may purchase real ticket (no coupon but actual ticket printable at your office and home) at this official website. Are you a fan of Hello Kitty, too? Sanrio Puroland should not be excluded in your Tokyo itinerary, then.
DAY-13 : Manga, Anime and OTAKU Tour
Studio Ghibli Museum (located along with nice zoo park, Doraemon Museum, Toei Animation Gallery, Nerima Animation Site, Pokemon Center Tokyo, Bandai, Cos-Play cannot be fulfilled in just one day. Anime fair, Kigurumi show, Akihabara also adds the excitement over your Tokyo stay. Seichi junrei information is available at this page.
Need some air with cedar aroma and pine perfume? It is only 50km west of downtown Tokyo. In another words, monkeys are also enjoying their life here in Tokyo (^^) Keio Line has direct service from Shinjuku. Night time has super view of Tokyo Lights! Onsen hot spring is right at Takaosanguchi station. This is also a highlight along with Nikko and Kinugawa.
DAY-15 : Shopping
No need to mention but Tokyo is like London, NYC, Paris, Roma, Hong Kong, Singapore or Bangkok, yes, shopping heaven. Takashimaya, Mitsukoshi, Isetan, Matsuzakaya, Matsuya, Daimaru, Seibu, Tobu, Tokyu, Odakyu, Keio, MUJI, UNIQLO, Marui (their logo looks like 0101 or OIOI), Loft, Lumine, Parco, 109 and more. Biggest outlet mall is Kisarazu. Come to Tokyo with your luggage empty!
DAY-16 : Japanese Culture Experience
Noh, Kabuki, Bunraku, tea ceremony, Sanja Matsuri festival, Jidai Matsuri festival, Sumo, Kimono trial, Edo Shitamachi Traditional Crafts Museum, pottery, urushi, washi, origami, hataori, yes, Culture Day in Tokyo. Asakusa is ideally located for all of above. Sport Day as well? J-league football and baseball games are fun to watch.