Tokyo. 3 Days - Main sites and off the beaten track
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Dec 7, 2012 10:05 PM Last Post By: Glenski
Dec 6, 2012 3:19 PM
Dec 6, 2012 4:03 PM
I will have 3 days in Tokyo.
What exact dates?
We would like to help you but it would be useful if you provided a lot more information
What are your interests?
I guess for most tourists, Shibuya including Hachiko's crossing, Akihabara, Shinjuku at night, Meiji Jingu Shrine and Harajuku and possibly Yoyogi Park depending on which day you are there. Tsukiji Fish Market is a common option too.
By definition there aren't any, otherwise they would be on the "beaten track".
There's a long thread which should be on the main page for off the beaten track, feel free to read through it.
Dec 7, 2012 3:25 AM
2Go to a maid cafe in Akihabara
Go to Shimbashi on a weeknight for drinks and food with the salarymen
Go to Roppongi at night to see a more gritty nightlife with lots of foreigners
Go to Ometesando/Harajuku and wander the backstreets
Go to Meiji shrine near Harajuku
Go to Daikanyama for some small boutique stores and cafes
Go to Shinjuku west exit and wander around the shops. If you're daring walk through Kabukicho
Go to Ginza for some high class shopping and some cafes
What to miss?
Personally, in such a short amount of time I would miss the following "touristy" things:
- imperial palace
- tokyo tower
- sky tree
- fish markets
Dec 7, 2012 8:21 AM
3You can't even see the inside of the Imperial Palace outside of two days every year. The attached garden that you are allowed to visit is a bit of a downer, even though it's gratis. Depending on the time of year, it might be worth it to pay the small entry fee of Shinjuku Gyoen (plus, if you're interested in cityscape photos intermingled with the serenity of a Japanese park, it's a good place to get them).
osajant, you'd skip a fish market and opt for a maid cafe? No need to waste time in an actual cafe as meandering through much of Akiba already serves that purpose...though I can't argue now, since the OP was very vague in his/her interests.
Dec 7, 2012 6:25 PM
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