So, follow these 4 steps to help you choose the right accommodations for you.
Step 1. Determine how long your are going to stay in Japan.
Step 2. Figure out which area you would like to stay in Tokyo; Shinjuku, Ueno, Asakusa or Shinagawa? Each area has it's own charm.
Step 3. Choose what type of accommodation you would like; a hotel, a ryokan (traditional, Japanese accommodation) or a hostel.
Step 4. Decide on the accommodation of your choice, but make sure to do the research before making your booking.
Below are example itineraries that will help you make the most of your days in Tokyo!
Day 1 "Major tourist spots in Tokyo"
Places to go
If you only have on one day in Tokyo, you might want to see the most famous places, which are Asakusa(Sensoji temple), TOKYO SKYTREE, Tsukiji Fish Market, Imperial palace.
Day 2 "Kamakura"
Places to go
On the second day, take a day trip out to Kamakura. In the 12th century, Japan’s first full-fledged military government was established in Kamakura. Still now you can feel the influence of the samurai at historic sites in the area, such as the magnificent Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, Hasedera temple (noted for a wide variety of flowers) and the Great Buddha!
Day 3 "Shop til you drop!"Places to go
On the third day, visit some of the best places to do shopping, such as Shibuya, Harajuku (Meiji jingu shrine, Takeshita shopping street), Shinjuku, and Odaiba.
Day 4 "Nikko World Heritage"Place to go
On the fourth day, take another day trip out to Nikko. Nikko is home to many World Heritage sites, which includes the Toshogu Shrine, Futarasan Shrine, Rinnoji Temple and Taiyuin.
More information about these places, please check out this page.
Day 5 "Walk the backstreet of Tokyo"Places to go
On the fifth day, walk along the backstreets of Tokyo and get a feel for the real, old style of Tokyo. Feel just like a local!
There are many more things to do in and around Tokyo, like Tokyo Disney Land, a trip to Mt.Fuji, a trip to Hakone, etc. If you are interested in a private tour, let us know.