Hello guys , I am going to share about my travel itinerary in Tokyo includes attractions , accommodation, expenses, transportation in this post. As you will see later, my itinerary is not the hectic type that packed with attractions to visit everyday. My itinerary is quite laid back and chill because I don’t like rushing off from one attraction to another. It takes time to absorb the places you visit. So, SLOW DOWN.
Day 1 – Day 3 – Takayama & Shirakawago
We arrived Haneda airport at dawn and went to Takayama in the morning. It is a beautiful prefecture which is 5 hours drive away from Tokyo. It is one of the must visit places during winter !We spent 3 days 2 nights in Takayama and Shirakawago exploring the old towns that surrounded by mountains and rivers. I have blogged about the full itinerary in Takayama on my previous post. For more detailed information, you’re welcome to read: 3 Days Takayama and Shirakawago Trip from Tokyo
Day 4 – Shopping districts
We arrived in Tokyo on the night before and checked in to our Airbnb in Shibuya district. So, in the morning we explored the shopping areas in Tokyo like shibuya, harajuku, shinjuku, Ginza and so on. You definitely need to visit Shinjuku as it is one of the largest shopping and entertainment districts in Tokyo. There are a lot of department stores that you can find luxurious designer brands like Isetan, Keio department store, OIOI, Lumine EST, Lumine 2 and so on( I will suggest you to stay nearby shopping districts as they are merrier and lively especially at night). Shibuya and Harajuku are the centre of youth fashion, you will find trendy clothing brand here includes fast fashion retailer like Forever 21, Zara, Berska and other local brands, Shibuya 109 is known as teenager’s shopping heaven where most of the Japanese girl shop for clothes as the prices are affordable and trendy.
Day 5 – Tokyo tower, Nezu Shrine
We departed at around 11 morning. it took 30 mins from Shibuya station by subway (fare around rm7-12) . It is actually a communication and observation tower that looks like Eiffel Tower. We went to Shiba park to have the complete view of Tokyo Tower. Then, it took around 35 mins from Tokyo Tower to Nezu Shrine by subway (Rm7-9). Nezu Shrine located quite far from the centre of Tokyo. However, it is worth the visit. If you prefer to take nice photos of the view, visit my previous post : Top 8 Instagrammable Spots in Tokyo.
Day 6 – Mount Fuji Day tour
We joined Viator’s Mount Fuji Day Trip including Lake Ashi Sightseeing Cruise from Tokyo. It costs Rm528 per pax Enjoy sightseeing near Japan’s iconic Mt. Fuji, including a Lake Ashi cruise, Mt. Komagatake ropeway , visiting Mt Fuji 5th station during this 11 hour day trip ( 7am to 6pm) by coach from Tokyo. This full-day excursion also includes all entrance fees, free WiFi on the bus, a guide, lunch, and pickup from selected Tokyo hotels. However, the schedule and activities of the tour may be changed or replaced by other activities based on the weather condition. Read more about Mt Fuji Day Trip with Lake Ashi Sightseeing Cruise from Tokyo 2019 – https://www.viator.com/en-MY/tours/Tokyo/Mt-Fuji-Day-Trip-including-Lake-Ashi-Sightseeing-Cruise-from-Tokyo/d334-2142TYO_F880_F830?mcid=56757
Day 7 – Tsukiji Fish Market, Meiji Shrine
Tsukiji fish market is a great place to visit if you love fresh fish or sushi. it takes 30 mins subway ride (Rm8-12) from Shibuya station. Unfortunately, the iconic Tsukiji inner market where we can witness Tuna fish auction was closed last year and moved to eastern Tokyo named Toyosu Fish Market. It was considered as the biggest fish and seafood market in the world. However, despite the closing of inner market, the outer market is still going on with various restaurants, knife shops, stores that selling all sorts of ingredients and so on. There are some must try snacks like tamago (sweet egg omelet) on a stick, Daifuku (Mochi with strawberry), giant raw oysters and so on.
Meiji Shrine is located in Yoyogi park which is just 18 mins away from Shibuya by subway (Rm6-7). It is a shrine that dedicated to the deified spirits of emperor meiji and his wife. It is the most popular shrine in Japan
Day 8 – Tokyo Skytree
Tokyo Skytree is an observation tower with restaurants and other entertainments. It is located in Sumida. It is the tallest structure in Japan. Admission fees is required upon entry to the observatory deck. The prices differ based on the level of the observatory deck. Click here for the ticket price detail. For more photoshoot tips, visit my previous post: Top 8 Instagrammable Spots in Tokyo.
Day 9 – Tokyo Disneysea
We got a 2DayPass for 2Parks. The ticket costs around RM481 per adult. We stayed around Maihama, Urayasu area for 2 nights as it is where Disneyland and Disneysea located. The hotel ( Tokyo Bay Tokyu Hotel) we stayed offers free shuttle bus service to and fro Disneyland and Disneysea yet Urayasu train station. Thus, it is convenient for travellers. We departed from Tokyo to Maihama in the morning and it took around an hour to arrive. We checked in instantly at around 1pm and went to Disneysea. Honestly, we have not enough time to see everything in the park as it gets dark at around 5 evening because of winter. it was not really convenient to stroll along at night.
Day 10 – Tokyo Disneyland
Due to insufficient time issue we had in Tokyo DisneySea. We departed early at 9 am ( park opens at 8 am) we had a full day venture around the park and managed to get on some rides with fast pass. We hunt for popcorn bucket because we have a collection of popcorn bucket from all Disneylands that we’ve been. It is recommended to download Disneyland app in your phone to better access to timetable of shows and other interesting events going on. I am going to blog everything about Disneyland in my next post includes price details, tips, merchandise shopping and so on. So stay tune for my next post!
Total spending on air ticket, accommodation, tours and tickets.
I will only show you the basic and necessary spending for the whole trip as I think daily expenses might differ from person to person as we might have different preferences and style of travel.
- Cathay Pacific ( Rm 1400 round trip per pax)
- 10 nights ( Rm6009 for 2 persons/ Rm3004 per pax)
Price breakdown for accommodation
- Takayama Green Hotel – 2 Nights ( Rm 1934 per room)
- Airbnb in Tokyo – 6 nights ( Rm3290 for entire apartment that fits 4 people)
- Tokyo Bay Tokyo Hotel (Disney area) – 2 nights ( Rm785 per room )
Tours & Tickets
- Viator’s Mt Fuji Day Tour – Rm528 per pax
- Disneysea& Disneyland 2DaysPass – Rm481 per pax
- There is an app called “Rome2rio” which can show you the different types of transportation that you can take from one destination to another with estimated prices shown. Here is the link: Rome2rio
- Google maps is my favourite go to app when travelling
- If you are going to Disneyland during winter, the fireworks and illumination shows time might differ as it depends on the weather, sometimes the shows might get canceled due to bad weather condition.
- Public bus in Tokyo area will normally charge you the same price for most of the destinations in Tokyo which is 220 yen.
Thank you for reading !