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Tokyo: A Mix of Food, History, and Pop Culture

Tokyo: A Mix of Food, History, and Pop Culture Itinerary

Published: 2024 Mar 01

Tokyo's Icons and Sumo Tradition

Morning
Start your day with a traditional Japanese breakfast at Ichiraku Ikebukuro East Exit Store. After breakfast, head to the Tokyo Sumo Practice Show with Chicken Hot Pot and Photo to witness the ancient sport of sumo wrestling. After the show, take a stroll through the historic Asakusa Nakamise Shopping Street, leading to the iconic Senso-ji Temple. Enjoy a cup of matcha at a local tea house before heading to the bustling Tokyo Skytree for panoramic views of the city.
Afternoon
For lunch, savor the delicate flavors of tempura at Tempura Kondo Ginza Main Store. Afterward, embark on a Tokyo Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide to explore the city's hidden gems and learn about its rich history. Visit the tranquil Hamarikyu Gardens and take a relaxing boat ride on the garden's pond. End your tour with a visit to the vibrant district of Odaiba, home to the futuristic Gundam Statue and the TeamLab Borderless Digital Art Museum.
Evening
Indulge in a sumptuous dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro, one of the most renowned sushi restaurants in the world. After dinner, experience the neon-lit streets of Shibuya Crossing and the quirky fashion of Harajuku Takeshita Street. Complete your evening with a thrilling Tokyo Shibuya Crossing, Harajuku, Tokyo Tower Go Kart Tour through the city's iconic landmarks.
Bedtime
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Mt. Fuji and Ghibli Magic

Morning
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Afuri, known for its delicious ramen. Today, embark on a day trip to the majestic Mt. Fuji 5th Station and the picturesque Shiraito Falls (Shiraito no Taki). Take in the breathtaking views of Japan's highest peak and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region. On your way back to Tokyo, visit the enchanting Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, a must-see for fans of Studio Ghibli's animated films.
Afternoon
For lunch, experience the art of udon at Shin Udon Shinjuku Kabukicho Honten. Afterward, explore the historic district of Kawagoe, known as "Little Edo," with its well-preserved traditional architecture. Visit the Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine (Kawagoe Hikawa Jinja) and stroll along the charming Kawagoe Ichibangai Shopping Street.
Evening
Return to Tokyo and enjoy a delightful dinner at Narisawa, a restaurant renowned for its innovative cuisine. After dinner, take a relaxing walk around the serene Inokashira Park and perhaps enjoy a boat ride on the park's lake.
Bedtime
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Disney Magic and City Exploration

Morning
Fuel up for an exciting day at Ippudo, a popular ramen chain. Spend the morning at the "Happiest Place on Earth" with a visit to Tokyo Disneyland. Experience the magic of Disney and enjoy the thrilling rides, enchanting parades, and live entertainment.
Afternoon
For lunch, head to Yakitori Torishiki for a delicious yakitori meal. Afterward, explore the historic district of Kamakura, home to the iconic Daibutsu (Great Buddha of Kamakura) and the serene Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Take a leisurely walk along the Komachi Street and visit the charming shops and cafes.
Evening
Enjoy a delightful dinner at Ginza Kyubey, a renowned sushi restaurant. After dinner, take a relaxing cruise on Lake Ashi (Ashi-no-ko) and admire the stunning views of Mt. Fuji. Complete your day with a visit to the volcanic valley of Owakudani, known for its hot springs and sulfur vents.
Bedtime
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Cultural Immersion and Culinary Delights

Morning
Start your day with a visit to the historic Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, where you can explore traditional Japanese buildings and learn about the country's architectural heritage. Afterward, visit the National Museum of Nature and Science to delve into the natural history of Japan and the world.
Afternoon
For lunch, enjoy a hearty meal at Tsuta, a Michelin-starred ramen restaurant. Afterward, take a relaxing stroll through the serene gardens of Koishikawa Korakuen Garden and the nearby Korakuen Amusement Park.
Evening
Indulge in a memorable kaiseki dinner at Kyubei Ginza Main Shop, a renowned sushi restaurant. After dinner, experience the vibrant nightlife of Shinjuku Golden Gai, a maze of narrow alleys lined with tiny bars and eateries. Enjoy a drink at one of the unique establishments and soak in the lively atmosphere.
Bedtime
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