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3 Days in Tokyo: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2014

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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.

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Tokyo Highlights Afternoon Tour and Sumida River Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 94 Reviews

See the sights of Tokyo on an afternoon sightseeing tour, plus take a leisurely cruise on the Sumida River. You'll gain valuable insights into cosmopolitan ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $49.14

14-Day Classic Japan Tour: Nikko, Hakone, Takayama, Hiroshima and Kyoto from Tokyo

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

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights

From USD $4,625.00

Tokyo Sumo Wrestling Tournament

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 122 Reviews

Don't miss the opportunity to see a traditional Sumo tournament when you're in Tokyo. You'll take the subway with fellow Sumo fans to the Kokugikan (Sumo ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.31

Tokyo Robot Evening Cabaret Show

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 95 Reviews

Prepare for an eclectic evening with a Japanese cabaret show at the Robot Restaurant in Tokyo’s Kabukicho red-light district! Each entertaining 1-hour show ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $48.54

Ninja School: Ninja for a Day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Train as a ninja during a private workshop and you’ll learn all the secrets of these spies and assassins of feudal Japan. Masters of stealth and disguise, ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $156.69

Experience Akihabara Electric Town: Karaoke, Anime and Cosplay in Tokyo

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

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $99.59

Best of Edo Japan: Nikko National Park and Edo Wonderland Day Trip from Tokyo

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 14 Reviews

Visit Nikko on a partially guided day trip from Tokyo to learn about the fascinating era when Tokugawa Ieyasu ruled Japan. Take a guided tour of a UNESCO World ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $137.59

Oiran Show with Dinner: Courtesans of the Meiji Era

While in Tokyo, gain admission to the Oiran Night Show, a spectacular combination of traditional Japanese entertainment with a modern twist — it’s performed by ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.08
$73.71 Save $7.63

3-Day or 4-Day Self-Guided Hike on Nakasendo Trail with Lodging and Transport

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

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Varies

From USD $1,035.00

Mt Fuji, Yamanakako Onsen Experience and Outlets Shopping Day Trip From Tokyo

4 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

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

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.16

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