Tokyo in 5 Days

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Day 1~3 are the same as the 3 Days in Tokyo.

The 4th and 5th day is about fully appreciating Mt. Fuji and the mountain’s surroundings. If you don’t have a lot of time, you can do a day trip instead.

 

Day 4 Budget: ¥16,000〜¥18,000

Day 5 Budget: ¥6,000〜¥7,000

1

7:00

Tsukiji

2

9:00

Asakusa

3

10:30

Skytree

4

12:30

Akihabara

5

14:45

Harajuku

6

16:30

Shibuya

7

18:15

Shinjuku

8

22:00

Roppongi

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  • Tsukiji

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    After observing the world’s largest fish market, Tsukiji Fish Market, have a refreshing sushi breakfast at one of the sushi shops in the outer market.

    Time: 1 hour 30 min.

    Cost: ¥1,500

     

    8:30 – Move to Asakusa (¥250)

  • From Tsukiji Station take the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line and transfer at Ningyocho Station for the Toei Asakusa Line. Alight at Asakusa Station.

  • Asakusa

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    Pay a visit and throw a prayer at Sensoji (Temple dedicated to Buddha Goddess of Mercy), afterwards look around for gifts and souvenirs.

    Time: 1 hour

    Cost: ¥1,000

     

    10:00 – Move to Tokyo Skytree (¥150)

  •  From Asakusa Station take the Tobu Skytree Line and alight at Tokyo Skytree Station.

  • Skytree

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    Climb up the the tallest structure in all of Japan, Tokyo Skytree, and soak in the jaw-dropping view and take a boat load of photos.

    Time: 1 hour 30 min.

    Cost: ¥2,060

    12:00 – Move to Akihabara (¥280)

  • From Oshiage Station, ride the Toei Asakusa Line to Ningyocho Station and transfer to the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line. Alight at Akihabara Station.

  • Akihabara

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    After lunch at a Maid Cafe and geek out at the anime and electronic shops.

    Time: 1 hour 45 min.

    Cost: ¥1,500

    14:15 – Move to Harajuku (¥170)

  • From Akihabara Station ride the JR Sobu Line and transfer at Yoyogi Station for the JR Yamanote Line. Alight at Harajuku Station.

  • Harajuku

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    First, visit the beautiful Meiji Shrine and make a prayer. Thereafter, pass through Takeshita Street and the surrounding area for some window shopping. Buy their famous crepes or hop into a cafe for a break.

    Time: 1 hour 30 min.

    Cost: ¥1,000

    16:15 – Move to Shibuya (¥140)

  • From Harajuku Station ride the Yamanote Line to Shibuya Station.

  • Shibuya

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    Take your memorable selfies and videos as you cross the famous Shibuya Crossing, then get a taste of the vibrant energy of Shibuya walking through Center Street or, “Senta Gai” in Japanese. Finally, for the girls, have a look around the all girl collection department store SHIBUYA 109.

    Time: 1 hour 30 min.

    Cost: ¥0

    18:00 – Move to Shinjuku (¥160)

  • From Shibuya Station ride the JR Yamanote LIne to Shinjuku Station.

  • Shinjuku

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    Stop by the top floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Office building and see Tokyo sparkle in the evening. Once you’re you’ve gone around the 360 degree view, do some shopping at Isetan Shinjuku or Takashimaya Shinjuku department stores and have dinner.

    Time: 3 hours 15 min.

    Cost: ¥3,000

     

    21:30 – Move to Roppongi (¥220)

  • From Shinjuku Station take the Toei Oedo Line to Roppongi Station.

  • Roppongi

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    Be part of the spontaneous nightlife in a club or bar. Catch the last train leaving Roppongi around midnight.

    Time: 2 hours

    Cost: ¥3,000

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9:30

Imperial Palace

2

11:30

Ginza

3

13:45

Ueno

4

16:00

Nakameguro

5

18:30

Odaiba

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  • Imperial Palace

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    (※ 8:30 if you haven’t made advance reservations).

    Participate in a free tour of the Imperial Palace!

    Time: 1 hour 45 min.

    Cost: ¥0

    11:15 – Move to Ginza (walk)

  • Walk to Ginza.

  • Ginza

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    After having lunch in Japan’s most renowned gourmet area, Ginza, walk around town and do some shopping at Ginza Mitsukoshi Department Store or Ginza Six.

    Time: 2 hours

    Cost: ¥3,000

     

    13:30 – Move to Ueno (¥170)

  • From Ginza Station ride the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line to Ueno Station.

  • Ueno

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    If you are into the sophistication of art The National Museum of Western Art and Tokyo National Museum are must see. If you want something less abstract and cute, stroll through Ueno Zoo and become friends with the pandas. Once you’re done with that, do some shopping at the former black market, “Ameyoko” (translation: Candy Alley), where you’ll find bargain priced cosmetics products and food.

    Time: 1 hour 45 min.

    Cost: ¥2,000

     

    15:30 Move to Nakameguro (¥240)

  • From Ueno Station ride the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line to Nakameguro Station.

  • Nakameguro

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    Walk from Nakameguro to Daikanyama and end up at Ebisu. During the walk stop by famous boutique shops, take a break at a cozy cafe for coffee or some tea and relax with sweets.

    Time: 2 hours

    Cost: ¥1,000

     

    18:00 – Move to Odaiba (¥490)

  • From Ebisu Station take the JR Saikyo Line to Tokyo Teleport Station.

  • Odaiba

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    Enjoy the view of Rainbow Bridge and the nightscape of Tokyo before heading to dinner with a view of the bay; then head to Oedo Onsen Monogatari to experience a Japanese style bath house.

    Time: 3 hours 30 min.

    Cost: ¥5,000

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9:30

Kamakura

2

14:00

Hase area

3

16:45

Yokohama

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  • Kamakura

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    ※From Tokyo it takes about 1 hour using the JR Yokosuka Line or JR Shonan Line.

    Walk from Kita-Kamakura Station towards Kamakura Station and along the way visit Engaku-jiKencho-ji, and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu. Have a Japanese lunch somewhere along Komachi Street.

    Time:  4 hours

    Cost: ¥2,500

     

    13:30 – Move to Hase area (¥190)

  • From Kamakura Station ride the Enoshima Electric Railway to Hase Station.dsふぁfdさふぁ

  • Hase area

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    Don’t miss Hase-dera (temple) and The Great Buddha of Kamakura.

    Time: 2 hours

    Cost: ¥500

     

    16:00 – Move to Yokohama (¥580)

  • From Hase Station ride the Enoshima Electric Railway to Kamakura Station and transfer to the JR Yokosuka Line for Yokohama Station. Then take the JR Keihin-Tohoku Line to Sakuragicho Station and alight.っっっf

  • Yokohama

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    Walk around the Minatomirai area and take in views of the bay and visit MARK IS Minatomirai and Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, both commercial properties with interesting shops. Once you’re finished, admire the night lights of Yokohama reflecting off the bay from Yamashita Park and Harbour View Park (Minato no Mieru Oka Koen).

    For Dinner, experience Chinese food at Japan’s largest Chinatown, Yokohama Chinatown, or find a nice Japanese restaurant around Yokohama station.

    Time: 3 hours and 30 min.

    Cost: ¥3,000

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10:30

Mt. Fuji 5th Station

2

12:30

Lake Kawaguchi

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  • Mt. Fuji 5th Station

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    ※From Shinjuku Station ride the direct bus Fujikyuko Bus which takes about 2 hours and 30 min.

    Stroll through the Fifth Station and enjoy the scenery and take memorable photos.

    Time: 1 hour

    Cost: ¥0

     

    11:30 -0 Move to Lake Kawaguchi (¥1,540)

  • From Mt. Fuji’s Fifth Station Bus Stop, ride the Fuji Express Bus [富士急行] to Lake Kawaguchi Bus Stop [河口湖].

  • Lake Kawaguchi

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    Eat cheap local dishes for lunch at either Yoshida Udon [吉田うどん], or Fujinomiya Yakisoba [富士宮やきそば], and take a ride on Lake Kawaguchi retro bus circuit, stopping by sightseeing spots such as Oishi Park [大石公園], Ubuyagasaki [産屋ヶ崎], and Mt. Kachi Kachi Ropeway followed by nice hot spring bath at Fuji Yuyari Hot Spring boasting a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji.

     

    For Dinner delight in the popular Yamanashi regional dish: Hōtō.

    Time: 7 hours 30 min.

    Cost: ¥5,500

     

    Lodging: Hotel near Lake Kawaguchi

    Cost: ¥7,000

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9:30

Arakurayama Sengen Park

2

11:15

Oshino Hakkai

3

12:30

Lake Yamanaka Flower City Park

4

14:00

Nagaike Water Park

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  • Arakurayama Sengen Park

    ※ 9:00 – Start the day by m0ving to Arakurayama Sengen Park (¥300)

     

    From Kawaguchiko Station ride the Fujikyuko train to Shimoyoshida Station and walk 15 min.

     

    Climb Arakurayama and find yourself a spot to take a picture of the picturesque panoramic view capturing cherry blossoms (in April only), Mt. Fuji, and the five-storied pagoda.

    Time: 1 hour

    Cost: ¥0

     

    10:30 – Move to Oshino Hakkai (¥610)

  • From Shimoyoshida Station take the Fuji Kyuko Line to Fujisan Station. Transfer to the Fujikyuko Bus and alight at Oshino Hakkai Bus Stop [忍野八海].

  • Oshino Hakkai

    Get a glimpse of old Japan times with Mt. Fuji in the background, 8 beautiful ponds and old Japanese-style houses are preserved since the olden days.

    Time: 1 hour

    Cost: ¥0

     

    12:15 – Move to Lake Yamanaka Direction (¥270)

  • From Oshino Hakkai Bus stop ride the Fujikko Bus #2 [ふじっ湖2号] and alight at “Hana no Tō Kōen” bus stop (Flower City Park) [花の都公園].

  • Lake Yamanaka Flower City Park

    Stroll through the in-season flowers with a majestic backdrop of Mt. Fuji, and enjoy lunch.

    Time: 1 hour 15 min.

    Cost: ¥1,500

     

    13:45 – Move to Nagaike Water Park (¥440)

  • From “Hana no Tō Koen” bus stop (Flower City Park) [花の都公園] ride the Fujikko Bus #2 [ふじっ湖2号] and alight at “Shinsui Kōen Mae” [親水公園前].

  • Nagaike Water Park

    Let the glow of Mt. Fuji reflecting off the pristine surface of the lake famously known as “upside down Mt. Fuji” and swans inhabiting the area warm you.

    Time: 1 hour 45 min.

    Cost: ¥0

     

    15:45 – Return to Tokyo (¥2,470)

  • From Shinsui Koen Mae bus stop [親水公園前] ride the Fujikko Bus #2 [ふじっ湖2号] to Yamanakako Asahigaoka bus terminal [山中湖旭日丘バスターミナル], then catch the Fujikyuko Bus headed for the Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal [バスタ新宿]. (Arrive approx. 19:00 in Shinjuku).

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