BEST THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN TOKYO IN 3 DAYS
Without missing the best bits of the city!
Here are some top tips on how to get the best out of your three days in Tokyo with an itinerary packed with things to do!
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1 | Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu)
Tokyo may be a bustling metropolis but if you need a quiet moment away from all the chaos and any culture shock you may be experiencing, then you’ll find it amongst the 170 acres of forest that is the location of the Meiji Shrine. Infinitely instagrammable, the shrine is dedicated to the spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken.
2 | Rainbow Bridge
When in Tokyo, you have to pay a visit to the spectacular Rainbow Bridge, the towers of which light up in shades of red, white and green every night due to solar power harnessed throughout the day.
The best thing about the Rainbow Bridge is that you can visit for free, but the pictures you take and memories you make will last a lifetime. Believe me, this is one light show you do not want to miss!
3 | Tsukiji Fish Market
With the rise of home away from home accommodation websites more and more people are pumping for an authentic travel experience. In short, this means you’ll often find yourself in the kitchen while you’re on holiday. When in Tokyo, check out the Tsukiji Fish Market.
One of the largest fish markets in the world, the Tsukiji Fish Market handles over 2,000 tonnes of fish and other seafood per day. Now, that’s a lot of fish and chips! Don’t be afraid to experiment with all the unusual and wonderful foods you’ll find in Tokyo. If by some unfortunate chance food poisoning occurs, that’s what travel insurance is for!
4 | Tokyo Imperial Palace
You only have 72 hours in Tokyo, so you need to fit a little bit of Japanese culture into your trip. Look no further than the Tokyo Imperial Palace, the residence of the Emperor of Japan.
Stroll through the vast gardens, wonder at the beautiful lakes and take in all the history that surrounds you. There are museums to explore, so that’s the culture bit sorted – and if you book in advance you can avail of a guided tour of the palace grounds.
5 | Harajuku
Whenever I visit a new city, finding the best fashion is always right at the top of my list. Right after finding the best food, that is! If you’re all about fashion, then visiting the Harajuku district in Shibuya, Tokyo is a must. Japanese street fashion is a trendsetting phenomenon and on the streets of Harajuku, you’ll surely pick up a wealth of fashion tips.
Harajuku is famous for its independent boutiques and café culture, but you’ll also find high-street and high-end shops in this area. Basically, Harajuku is your one-stop shop for all things fashion. What better way to round off 72 hours in Tokyo than with a major shopping trip!
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