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Tokyo, Japan

Day 1

==Your heading here...==: Self Guided Tour of Shibuya
Shibuya is the trendy and fashionable shopping district of Tokyo. Ideally this tour should be on a Sunday as this is when you can see the best of the Harajuku fashion and cosplay, which normally appears in the afternoon. You can continue to explore the shops, restaurants and cafes into the evening.In the morning start you exploration of Shibuya from Shibuya Station and work your walk towards Harajuku. There are many major shopping centre buildings and department stores around the Shibuya Station area. Use our Shibuya Map to help plan your walk. Some of the key highlights not to miss are:
Shibuya 109 Building, Omotesando and Takeshita-Dori, Meiji Jingu shrine and the Harajuku fashion (mainly weekends, particularly Sunday afternoon) on the bridge across to Meiji Jingu shrine.Meiji Jingu shrine is a popular and picturesque Japanese Shinto shrine set in a forest of 120,000 evergreen trees which block out the noise of the city. If you are lucky you may see a traditional Japanese wedding, but you should at least see some of the Shrine maiden walking through the shrine complex.

Day 2: - Mt Fuji and Hakone Day Tour
Mt Fuji is very difficult to access via public transport and while there are locations such as Hakone that can be accessed easily via public transport the views of Mt Fuji will still be quite distant. The best option is take an organised tour such as Mt Fuji and Hakone Day Tour from Tokyo: Return By Bullet Train.On this tour you'll enjoy lunch on Mt Fuji, cruise Lake Ashi and ride the aerial cableway at Mount Komagatake for sweeping views of the celebrated Hakone National Park. You will need to book this tour at least four days in advance.

Day 3: Self Guided Day Tour - Ueno Park
If you are in Tokyo in Cherry Blossom season (end of March through early April) then you will be delighted to visit Ueno Park. In other seasons it is still worth visiting, but you may choose to spend less time there. Ueno Park includes the following attractions:Bentendo Hall Temple
Bentendo Hall Temple is a Benzaiten Temple on an island in the the middle of Shinobazu Pond.In the evening you can stay on to enjoy the party atmosphere or head back to the bright lights and night life of Shinjuku or Roppongi.

Day 4: Nikko World Heritage Day Tour
This is an organised day tour to Nikko World Heritage, Toshogu Shrine, Lake Chuzenji, and Kegon Waterfall.

Day 5: Shinjuku, Ginza and Akihabara
This self guided day tour takes in some of the key modern parts of central Tokyo.First thing in the morning go to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building which is the best observation deck in Tokyo. Going early in the morning gives you the best chance of seeing things in the distance including Mt Fuji. If you are staying in Shinjuku it may be easiest to walk to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, otherwise the closest station is normally Shinjuku Station.Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum
Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum is a ramen theme park devoted to Japanese ramen noodle soup. The museum/theme park is devoted to the Japanese ramen noodle soup and features a large recreation of Tokyo in 1958, the year instant noodles were invented. Within the Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum are branches of famous ramen restaurants from Kyushu to Hokkaido.

Return to Shinjuku
From Shin-Yokohama Station take the Yokohama line to Kikuna Station change to the Tokyu-Toyoko Line (Commuter Limited Express) to Shibuya Station, change to the Yamanote Line to Shinjuku Station.Ketch up the flight going back to Canada Toronto.

Posted by Josip98 06:05 Archived in Japan

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