Travel Itinerary: Tokyo Japan 2014October 08, 2014
PART ONE: BY DAYS
Getting to/from Shinjuku JR "East" Exit and Haneda Airport
By Keikyu Railways
1 transfer, 45 minutes, 610 yen, frequent connections
Last connection of the day leaves international terminal at 0:01
Take the JR Yamanote Line from Shinjuku Station to Shinagawa Station (20 minutes, 200 yen) and transfer to the Keikyu Airport Line to Haneda Airport (20 minutes, 410 yen).
By Tokyo Monorail
1 transfer, 40-50 minutes, 690-700 yen, frequent connections
Last connection of the day leaves international terminal at 0:10
Take the JR Yamanote Line from Shinjuku Station to Hamamatsucho Station (25 minutes, 200 yen) and transfer to the Tokyo Monorail to Haneda Airport (20 minutes, 490 yen). Instead of the Yamanote Line you can also take the Oedo Subway Line between Shinjuku and Daimon Station just next to Hamamatsucho Station (15 minutes, 210 yen).
Day 1, Sunday - Tsujiki and Harajuku
Lunch at Tsujiki Market (can skip if the good places are not open)
Lotteria cheese burger for snack – Best. fast. food. burger.
Tea at La Fe Delice on Cat street near Kiddy Land (kiddy land is where you buy all the cool jap toys) http://lafeedelice.com
Crepes from the streets of Harajuku
Dinner at Shinjuku Numazukou (hard place to find but worth it)
Day 2, Monday - Hakone
Buy free pass from Shinjuku Station (West Exit) 1st floor (Ground Floor),
Odakyu Railway Shinjuku Station West Exit
Food stuff not sure but quite fun to take the different modes of transport.
Day 3, Tuesday - Tokyo
For brunch, go to Midori Sushi. The Shibuya outlet is inside a shopping centre called Mark City. If you are going that outlet, must go early like 1030am sharp. They open at 11am so you get in for the first sitting, if not have to queue for a long time.
Tokyu Hands Takashimaya (Shinjuku South Exit) – can skip if not crafty.
Also shopping at Isetan, Takashimaya... Tokyo Banana can be bought at basement of malls
Early dinner of tsukemen at Fu Un Ji at Shinjuku which was so good!
Visited Akhibahra's Yodabashi Camera for my tech needs. Audiotechica earphones are cheap and very good quality.
Day 4, Wednesday - Tokyo
Ichiran ramen lunch at Shibuya
3 minute walk from JR Shibuya Station (Hachiko Exit)
Tokyo Metropolitan Building (if you still want to see good views of Tokyo)
Yasukuni Shrine is located a short walk from Kudanshita Station on the Hanzomon, Tozai and Shinjuku Subway Lines.
From Tokyo Station
Take the Marunouchi Subway Line from Tokyo Station to Otemachi (1 minute) and then the Hanzomon Subway Line to Kudanshita Station (4 minutes). The one way fare is 170 yen.
From Shinjuku Station
Take the Shinjuku Subway Line directly from Shinjuku to Kudanshita Station. The one way trip takes 8 minutes and costs 210 yen.
Streamer Coffee at 1-20-28 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Yakitori dinner at Yurakucho
The Yurakucho District surrounds Yurakucho Station on the JR Yamanote Line, the JR Keihin-Tohoku Line and the Yurakucho Subway Line. The area is also accessible via Ginza Station on the Marunouchi and Hibiya Subway lines, and Hibiya Station on the Hibiya Subway line.
Nenohi at 2-3-3, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
or TonTon at 有楽町2-1-20, Yūrakuchō, Tōkyō-to
Post-dinner Red-light district walk at Kabukicho http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabukichō,_Tokyo
PART TWO: BY FOOD TYPES
1. Maisen http://mai-sen.com/ (must reserve) at Omotesando (opposite Harajuku) is the BEST IN TOYKO
1. Kyuushu Jangara* - http://www.kyusyujangara.co.jp/
2. Fu Un Ji tsukemen at Shinjuku
3. Ichiran Ramen (24 hours), everywhere
4. Ippudo Ramen
2. Sushi Zanmai – http://www.kiyomura.co.jp/ at Akihabara and Tsukiji Market
PART THREE: BY AREA
- Yasukuni Shrine (must go)
- Asakusa for old-town Japan
- Akihabara for electronics
- Tokyo Tower (quite lame, but still cool)
- Yebisu Garden Place (beer museum and lots of restaurants)
- Tokyu Hands Takashimaya (Shinjuku South Exit)
- Ginza Yamaha (if you are going Ginza, you can check it out-- is pretty huge!)
- Jazz Places (walking distance from subway)