Your day-by-day itinerary

Busy street crossing in the middle of Tokyo city

Day 1

Arrival in Tokyo

You’ll be picked up from one of the city’s two main airports and transferred to your hotel near the heart of the city. After you’ve checked in, the rest of the evening is free for you to do whatever you fancy. If you’re feeling a little jaded from the flight then there are plenty of places on your doorstep where you’ll be able to have a little drink and get your first taste of real Japanese cuisine, before turning in for the night.

Woman standing in a quiet Tokyo street

Day 2

Explore the City

This morning you can explore at your own pace – find a nice spot for a traditional Japanese breakfast, take a stroll through the tight alleyways of the old Shitamachi area, get a glimpse of the impressive Imperial Palace, or watch the fashionistas in Harajuku. Tokyo’s hi-tech public transport system is an experience in itself and makes it easy and quick to navigate around the various contrasting areas of the city.

Want to eat where the locals do? Read our nifty Tokyo Restaurants Guide

A street in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo

Shinjuku Bar and Speakeasy Tour

This evening you’ll head into the Shinjuku neighbourhood, at the epicentre of working Tokyo. This is the city as you’ve seen it in the films – all neon signs and tiny backstreet bars (known as ‘izakaya’) filled with workers in their suits, winding down after long days in the office. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and you’ll head to Shinjuku Station – the busiest in the world – to start your Japanese style night out.

You’ll stroll around the district, popping into a few well-chosen bars where you can have drinks and try out some delicious bar food. At the end of the tour, you’ll head to a cosy speakeasy for an expertly made nightcap, before heading back to your hotel or wherever the night takes you next……karaoke, anyone??

Tokyo skyscrapers at night

Day 3

Departure

Unless you choose to extend your stay, today it’s time to leave Tokyo and travel to the next stop on your Japanese journey. You may well be returning at the end of your trip too, so if you’d like to spend a couple more days in this unique metropolis then just speak to your Travel Specialist so that we can make the arrangements for you.

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  • Couple in Shinjuku, Japan, enjoying local food
  • Bar covered in mirrors with two men dressed up as robots
  • A man eating sushi in Tokyo
  • Japanese Anime

There’s so much to do in Tokyo that sometimes it’s difficult to get your head around it all, so if you want some help planning your time in a bit more detail then we’ve got a whole host of different experiences we can arrange instead of, or in addition to, our usual Shinjuku tour.

Here are just a few:

Sushi Making, Fire Ceremony, Future Tokyo Tour (think gadgets, robots etc..), Samurai Sword Dance, Food and Sake Tours, Make your own Anime, Full Day Tokyo Highlights…and loads more!

Just have a chat with your Travel Specialist, so they can build your Tokyo trip exactly how you want it.

Prices from: £ 45 - per person

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"Visiting Japan was a dream come true. I loved the retro-futuristic vibes of Tokyo, not to mention the tasty donburi! My biggest highlight was staying in a traditional ryokan and bathing in the natural hot springs (onsen)."

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