Tokyo in 10 Days

Presenting our plan for 10 days in Tokyo (and around) minus two days of the flights.

About the bars – Those are metal bars only.

Tokyo

One should pay attention to the hotel rooms. Even with an expensive hotel, the rooms are ridiculously small, so if this is an issue for you, try to search for “American hotels”, they should provide a human size room.

Note that I do not extend about each location, please google it, enough information is on the internet, the purpose of this list is to help with planning and give ideas.

The “sleep” pauses are because I like to split the day into two, and have a one hour sleep at the hotel, wake up fresh for the rest of the day. Really recommended, it makes your trip feels twice longer.

Following the daily list, a list ordered by areas, this list helped us to prepare the day list, so we will not run across the city. It is a huge city.

Check out my album from Tokyo here.

Enjoy!

Day 1 – Shinjuku

  • Skyscraper District Restaurants: Hours vary but are typically from 11:00 to 23:00. The area west of Shinjuku Station is home to a large number of skyscrapers including the
  • Tokyo Metropolitan + Government Building – Best view on the city, great to understand on the first day what you are standing against. Several of the skyscrapers have shops and restaurants on their ground floors and additional restaurants with great views of the city on their top floors.
  • Shinjuku Gyoen – Also visit the largest and most popular park
  • 100 yen shops

Sleep

  • Omoide Yokocho Restaurants: Typically from 17:00 to 24:00 (some are open for lunch) (lit. memory lane), also known under its more colorful nickname Piss Alley.
  • robot restaurant
  • Kabukicho Restaurants
  • Red lights district – Golden gay – Bars:
    • ANTIKNOCK – live music
    • GODZ
    • FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
    • BAR PSY  – Best metal bar.
    • TAKADANOBABA CLUB PHASE (NORTHER)

Day 2 – Harajuku

  • Yoyogi Park
    • meiji (明治神宮, Meiji Jingū)
  • Shops
    • Daiso Harajuku – 100 Yen Shop Hours: 10:00 to 21:00
    • Oriental Bazaar Hours: 10:00 to 19:00 Closed: Thursdays
    • Kiddy Land Hours: 11:00 to 21:00
    • Takeshita Dori

Sleep

  • North
    • Nakano Broadway
    • New Rock corner Suginami
    • The Terrace
    • Drink

Day 3 – Shibuya

  • kaway monster cafe
  • Big famous cross – watch from Starbucks
  • Pokemon cafe
  • Shopping
    • Center Gai
    • Spain Slope
    • Shibuya 109
    • Shibuya Mark City
    • Koen Dori

Sleep

  • Yebisu garden – Lights
  • bars
    • ROCKNOCOCORO – BAR
    • Rock Bar CHACK

Day 4 – China Town!

  • Yokohama – see the end of the area where the harbor is.

Sleep

  • Ginza
    • Sony building
    • Drink Roppongi

Day 5 – Center

  • Imperial palace – Check opening months
  • jimbocho
  • yasukuni shrine
  • akihabra
    • Don Quijote
    • Yamada Denki
    • Otaku Goods

Sleep

  • Dom lights

Day 6 – North

  • Ueno park
    • National museum
    • National science museum
  • Ameyoko street
  • Sugamo (?)

Sleep

  • Free time

Day 7 – North / Odaiba

  • Asakusa
    • Senso ji
    • Nakamise street
  • Water bus to odaiba
  • Odaiba:
    • The port area
    • Venus Fort is a shopping mall in the style of a 18th century South European town – Really recommended!
    • Telecom Center Observation Deck:
    • Oedo Onsen Monogatari – is a hot spring theme park
    • science emerging museum
    • Rainbow bridge – Only after dark!

Day 8 – Mt. Fugi all transport tour

By Area:

Central

Akihabara:

Electronic shops
100 yen shops
Don Quijote
Yamada Denki
Otaku Goods

Tokyo Imperial Palace
Jimbocho Book Town
Yasukuni Shrine- war memorial
Tsukishima (月島, lit. moon island)
Koishikawa Botanical Garden (小石川植物園, Koishikawa Shokubutsuen)
Ginza
Yurakucho Gado-shita 
Ginza Wako Shops
Koishikawa Korakuen 

Night: Tokyo Dome City Winter Illumination

South

Roppongi – Also night life
Tokyo Midtown is a city within the city in the center of Tokyo‘s Roppongi district
Zojoji Temple (増上寺, Zōjōji)
Senso Ji next to Tokyo Tower

Odaiba お台場
The port area
Venus Fort – Very recommended!
Telecom Center Observation Deck
Oedo Onsen Monogatari is a hot spring theme park
Science emerging museum – A bit childish. 

west

Shibuya: Great and fascinating shopping / viewing area.
Pokemon cafe
Center Gai
Koen Dori
Spain Slope
Shibuya 109
Shibuya Mark City

Love Hotel Hill
kaway monster cafe- shibuya-

Shops:
JAMSHOPPING
GEKIROCK CLOTHING
GU, Shibuya

harajuku 原宿
Daiso Harajuku
Oriental Bazaar
Kiddy Land

Takeshita Dori
Yoyogi Park
meiji (明治神宮, Meiji Jingū)
Treasure House
Inner Garden

Shibuya (Night)
ROCKNOCOCORO-
Rock Bar CHACK
Jingumae
Nakano Broadway (中野ブロードウェイ)

Shinjuku:
Shinjuku Gyoen 新宿御苑
Omoide Yokocho
Kabukicho Restaurants:
Shinjuku Skyscraper District Restaurants:
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
Robot restaurant

Night:
Kabukicho, Japan’s largest red light district,

Metal bars:
GODZ
FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
BAR PSY
TAKADANOBABA CLUB PHASE (NORTHER)
Rock bar mother

North

Asakusa (浅草)
Sensō-ji 浅草寺
Nakamise Shopping Street
Shin-Nakamise Shopping Street
Ameyoko (アメ横)Ueno Park (上野公園, Ueno Kōen)

Tokyo National Museum
National Museum for Western Art
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
National Science Museum
Ueno Zoo

Sugamo (巣鴨)Jizo Dori shopping street

East

The Center of the Tokyo Raid and War Damages