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TOKYO ITINERARY

3 Days in TOKYO Itinerary.

This is a sample itinerary for 2-3 nights staying at the closest accommodation to the stadium. Why not go sightseeing around the neighboring area while staying a while before and after the match?

  • Day 1

    Hotel in Tokyo
    Walking
    Tokyo Station
    JR
    Ueno Station
    Subway
    Asakusa Station
    Walking

    Walk around Asakusa Area

    The Asakusa area is the perfect place to feel old-fashioned downtown culture in Tokyo. If you visit, make sure to check out the big red lantern, Asakusa's symbol Kaminarimon. This spot is one of the most popular photo spots in Japan. Please bow in front of the gate, and enjoy a lot of souvenir shops and snacks in Nakamise before visiting Sensoji Temple. After you enter the gate don't forget to clean yourselves at Chozuya. Chozuya can be found at all shrines in Japan, it is the customary spot for ritual cleansing of hands and mouth with water when visiting shrines. It is also advisable to ask for a favourable situation by placing an incense burner in the large cauldrons. After visiting Sensoji Temple, we recommend going to Kappabashi opposite Asakusa Station. This is the best tool street in Japan, and you can get various cooking utensils and dishes. It is also recommended for souvenirs as there are shops selling unusual food samples here.
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    Asakusa Station
    Subway
    Oshiage Station
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    © Tokyo Convention&Visitors Bureau

    Tokyo Skytree Town ®

    Today the Tokyo Skytree, boasting the world's highest free-standing broadcasting tower, is the new symbol of Tokyo. With a height of 634 metres, the name is familiar to Japanese, it was named after "Musashi" which was one of the old country names of the Kanto region. From the observatory which is 350 metres above the ground, you can see a beautiful view of Tokyo, and from floor 450,100 metres above the floor from the observatory, is a tubular type glass-covered corridor and you can even climb up to 445 meters while enjoying the skywalk. Also, at the complex commercial facility called TOKYO Solamachi, located at the base of the Skytree, you can enjoy shopping and dining, there is even an aquarium, you can enjoy the new Tokyo downtown from this area.
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    Oshiage Station
    Subway
    Kinshicho Station
    JR
    Ryogoku Station
    Walking
    © Tokyo Convention&Visitors Bureau

    Chankonabe Hot pot at Ryogoku

    If you are interested in Japanese national sports, Sumo, is one of the most well known Japanese sports around the world. The Ryogoku Kokugikan, the facility for the Grand Sumo Tournament, is a sacred space for Sumo. This place is closely related to Sumo and the term Ryogoku means "related to Sumo". There is a dish called Chankonabe which is very famous as Sumo wrestler power food. There are a lot of Chankonabe restaurants in Ryogoku, and visitors can try the famous meal for themselves. In case you are wondering, Chankonabe is a pot dish with simmered chicken, seafood, and a lot of vegetables boiled in a secret soup. Each of the Sumo-beya (training quarters) has a lot of these restaaurants around, and the meal helps the Sumo wrestlers keep up their energy. Please find a restaurant from many Chankonabe restaurants in Ryogoku, and give the dish a try!
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    Hotel in Tokyo
  • Day 2

    Hotel in Tokyo
    Walking
    Harajuku Station
    Walking

    Meiji Shrine

    Meiji Shrine boasts the highest number of worshipers in Japan at the time of Hatsumoude (the practice of visiting a shrine or a temple during the New Year), which is one of the most important events among Japanese people. This shrine was built in 1920 after Emperor Meiji and his Empress passed away, and the shrine was dedicated to the Emperor and the Empress. Despite the location in the heart of the big city, the shrine rests in the middle of Yoyogi Park and it is easy to forget you are in the centre of Tokyo. Because of the large number of trees planted by the labour service of the national youth groups at the time of construction, the man made forest manages to keep the city sounds at bay, and attracts many vistors year round. It is popular as the best spiritual spot in Tokyo, and has become a place of relaxation for the locals.
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    Harajuku Station
    JR
    Shibuya Station
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    Shibuya

    There are some photogenic spots in Tokyo, but the scramble crossing in Shibuya is particularly famous. It is said that up to 3,000 people cross over the famous crossing at the busiest time of the day. Shibuya Scramble Crossing is the intersections of 5 crosswalks directly outside Shibuya Station. About half a million people pass through this intersection per day, and it is definitely the world's largest intersection. In addition, Shibuya is well known for its fashion buildings, department stores, as well as its record shops, retail apparel shops, and restaurants, and many youth gather in this popular area.
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    Shibuya Station
    Subway
    Omotesando Station
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    Omotesando

    Unlike the Shibuya area where there are many young people, the Omotesando area, which is close to Shibuya, has become the local hang out spot for adults. In addition to luxury boutiques, stylish cafes and restaurants, there is also a complex consisting of commercial and residential facilities called Omotesando Hills designed by Tadao Ando. Trees planted along the street give us a touch of green while visitors enjoying shopping. The street is also suitable as a way to visit Meiji Shrine, as the street leads directly to the entrance of the shrine and Yoyogi Park. Moreover, at the Nezu Museum, which is famous for architecture by Kengo Kuma, you can enjoy beautiful architecture and gardens while admiring the oriental antique art, so you can find some quite amongst the busy city.
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    Omotesando Station
    Subway
    Aoyama 1-chome Station
    Subway
    Roppongi Station
    Walking

    Roppongi

    The Roppongi area is the best spot for enjoying the nightlife as it is famous for its no-sleep atmosphere, with many restaurants open in the busy downtown area of Tokyo until late at night. There are two famous landmarks in Roppongi, one of which, Roppongi Hills, is a huge commercial facility consisting mainly of office building towers, cultural facilities, and commercial facilities such as residential areas, hotels, museums, and movie theaters. Tokyo Midtown, another landmark, is another huge compound commercial facility, even though it does not have a residential area or a movie theater. Both facilities have a huge tower so they are very prominent in Roppongi. Also, it is a famous area among the many foreign residents.
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    Roppongi Station
    Subway
    Shinjuku Station
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    Shinjuku

    In addition to Roppongi, Shinjuku area has Kabukicho, which is one of Tokyo's busiest downtown areas. Kabukicho is famous for its no-sleep atmosphere as wel, and it is also famous as Asia's largest entertainment district. There are all kinds of eateries from restaurants to pubs and bars. There are more than 200 restaurants in Shinjuku Golden Gai, another downtown area in Shinjuku, most of them are small 3 - 5 seater restaurants which allow guests to eat and drink in a casual atmosphere. Why not you try eating in the retro Showa atmosphere?
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    Hotel in Tokyo
  • Day 3

    Hotel in Tokyo
    Walking
    Ginza Station
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    © Tokyo Convention&Visitors Bureau」

    Ginza

    Ginza is a luxury boutique town and a shopping district popular among adults in Japan. In addition to a long-established department stores such as Mitsukoshi and Matsuya, surrounding the landmark, Ginza Wako, visitors can find stores selling everything, from world famous brands to flagship stores of fast fashion. Also, there are fashion buildings such as Tokyu Plaza Ginza and Marronnier Gate Ginza, and GINZA SIX. GINZA SIX, the newest landmark in Ginza, has become a large complex shopping facility where 241 stores featuring fashion, miscellaneous goods, restaurants and dining areas can be found. Here, "Kanze Nogakudo" Nogaku ( a traditional styles of Japanese theater) can be enjoyed, and a Tourist Information Centre for foreign tourists can easily be found, making it a base for sharing Japanese traditional culture with the world.
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    Ginza Station
    Subway
    Tokyo Station
    JR
    Nippori Station
    Walking

    Yanesen area

    Yanesen is the collective name that is used for a topic currently gaining traction among locals. The name came from the initials of three old fashioned downtown areas, Yanaka, Nezu, and Sendagi. Most of Tokyo suffered air raids during World War II and repeatedly redeveloped, but this area managed to escape damage and reach the present without being redeveloped, so the atmosphere of retro Showa remains. In the Yanaka Ginza Shopping District, you can enjoy shopping in the friendly atmosphere centered on restaurants and grocery stores. Nezu contains a building designated as an Important Cultural Property and Nezu Shrine, which is one of the Tokyo Ten Shrines. At the Kyu-Iwasaki-tei Garden which developed on the former residene of the Iwasaki clan, who were the founders of Mitsubishi Park, and is also designated as an Important Cultural Property, you can enjoy beautiful houses and gardens which offer a compromise between Japanese and Western styles. There are a lot of sights in this nostalgic and new downtown area, so please take a walk around the unique area.
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    Nezu Station
    Hotel in Tokyo

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