3 Days in Tokyo: Suggested Itineraries
By Viator, August 2014
Tokyo. You have no idea until you go. This ancient Eastern city throbs with lights, culture, and movement so sure to both invigorate and bedazzle you the moment you step off the plane, that there is little wonder as to why this city is one of the top tourist destinations in the world
Day 1: Get Oriented
Tokyo is an enormous city, and with so much to do, it’s best to get yourself oriented (heh). A great option for those with a limited stay in Tokyo is the Tokyo Tower, Tea Ceremony, and River Cruise, which. provides stunning views. The tour stops at cultural hotspots and transportation hubs throughout the city, and will give you an excellent idea of what is offered in this bustling metropolis. Another slightly slower-paced option is to the Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour, which, though extensive, gives its guests a smoother transition into the contrasting cultural waters of Tokyo.
Day 2: Sights, Sounds, Smells
Now that you’ve got some idea of what Tokyo is like, it’s time to immerse yourself in all that the city has to offer. Consider a morning tour to visit local shrines and the world-famous Ginza shopping district, or sushi lovers can head to breakfast at the hub of worldwide sushi fish commerce, the Tsukiji Fish Market. Afterwards, consider a stop in the traditional and venerated Kabuki-Za Theater or a once-in-a-lifetime experience as a spectator in a live sumo wrestling tournament.
Day 3: Tokyo and Beyond
Tokyo is a wonderful city, but sometimes what adds to a city’s greatness is its proximity to other locales. Tokyo is an excellent hub for day trips and tours around Japan. If you're passionate about animation, book ahead to visit Mitaka and its famed animation studio at the Ghibli Museum. For a more spiritual outing, a visit to the Great Buddha at Kamakura is a serene retreat, complete with views of the Pacific Ocean. Of course, no trip to Japan is complete without a visit to its snow-capped icon, Mt Fuji. Want to squeeze in one more city? Take a day trip to Kyoto from Tokyo.
Tours & Tickets
In Tokyo’s Akihabara Electric Town, you can dress up in fun, comic book–inspired costumes, no matter what age you are. This private, family-friendly tour ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Take this enjoyable Tokyo bike tour and see the highlights of Shitamachi. Your guide will lead you at a leisurely pace as you travel from site to site, from ... Read more
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
Take a full day excursion from Tokyo to the Mt Fuji area, first traveling by coach up the slopes of the mountain to 5th station, famous for its great views. ... Read more
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
Hike a section of the Nakasendo Trail on a 3- or 4-day self-guided tour from Tokyo or Kyoto that includes all rail transport. A series of forested trails and ... Read more
Discover the cultural highlights of Japan, from the neon-lit streets of modern Tokyo to the ancient temples of Kyoto, on this 14-day tour through the Land of ... Read more
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
See Tokyo's highlights on a 4-hour sightseeing tour — a perfect introduction to the first-time visitor or someone with limited time. A professional guide ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)