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BEST Tokyo itinerary 7 days suggestions for Tokyo + surroundings

Are you looking for the best 7-day Tokyo itinerary for your trip to Japan?  Then we have the must-see attractions and the must-know information for you. 

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Sensoji temple Asakusa Tokyo
Sensoji temple in Asakusa, Tokyo

7-day Tokyo itinerary

Below we share a few sample itineraries that give you an idea of what you can do and see when you have 7 days in Tokyo.

Option 1: Spend 7 days in Tokyo

7 days might sound like a lot for Tokyo but it really is not.

You can easily spend 7 exciting days in the capital. If that sounds like a plan to you, then we know exactly what to do.

Wondering what to do in Tokyo for 7 days? Check out this complete one-week in Tokyo itinerary.

Tokyo itinerary

Day 1-5

You may already have come across our Tokyo 5-day itinerary.

This is an excellent start to your stay in Tokyo. With so much packed into these first 5 days, you can already check off several highlights of the capital.

But don’t worry, there’s still more than enough to do. Here we will focus on the last two days of your Tokyo 7-day trip.

Tip: Bear in mind that this article provides popular suggestions for first-time visitors to Tokyo.  There are literally too many places to mention in one article.  Therefore, don’t be afraid to walk off the beaten path and explore a bit.  Japan is a very safe country and you never know what you might find around the next corner.

The Kuramae Shrine in Tokyo
The Kuramae Shrine in Tokyo
Day 6

We start our day by heading to the district of Kuramae where you find the Kuramae Shrine just west of the Sumida River.

Kuramae Shrine

This shrine dates from 1694. 

Whether it’s for rakugo performances (the traditional Japanese art of storytelling) or just to admire the historical beauty of the shrine, the Kuramae Shrine is one of the most beloved shrines in all of Japan. 

It is a wonderful place for self-reflection, quiet scenery, and learning about Japanese history. 

The Kuramae area is not very large but has a strong history in Tokyo.

Want to take some unique pictures at the Kuramae Shrine?

Dress up in a colorful Kimono and take some unique and memorable shots to take home. There are tons of kimono rental shops in neighboring Asakusa.  The area has around sixty kimono shops that you can explore. 

Remember that kimonos are often very expensive, so being able to spend the day in one while getting pictures is a real treat. 

Most shops will allow you to choose your favorite colors and designs and you usually can rent the kimono for the day.

Some have more extravagant offers that include a hair-styling, makeup, and sometimes even a photo shoot by a professional photographer.   

If you have the time you can wander around the Asakusa area to compare the prices but it’s also possible to arrange your Kimono rental in advance online.

Check prices and availability:
Kimono rental

How to get there

Take the train to the Kuramae station.

The station is served by the Toei subway line. You can use both the Asakusa line and the Oedo line. 

Learn more about navigating Tokyo’s public transport here.

After our visit to the shrine, we move south toward our next destination.

Take some time to admire or have some lunch at Kuramae Park on your way to the Kuramae Bridge. 

Crossing the Kuramae Bridge will also provide an amazing view of the Sumida River and Tokyo.

A Japanese Samurai Sword
A Japanese Samurai Sword
Japanese Sword Museum

Looking to immerse yourself in Japanese history? 

Check out the Japanese Sword Museum collection just across the Kuramae Bridge. 

The museum has three floors of historical swords made by some of the finest sword makers in the country. 

Once you’ve crossed the bridge make a right. The museum is on your left after the first block.

How to get there

There are a few options when it comes to getting to the museum. 

by train: To access the Japanese Sword Museum by JR, take the Sobu line and get off at the west exit of Ryogoku Station.  The museum is about a seven-minute walk from there. 

by bus: If you are taking a bus, get off at “Kyu Yasudateien-Doaikinenbyoin” and walk for about one minute. 

Both of these options are very close to the museum.

Entrance fee: only 1000 yen per adult (about $10) for admission. 

Sumo Wrestling Japan
Sumo Wrestling competition in Japan
Go watch a sumo competition

The wondrous sword museum is located not far from the Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium.

This stadium is considered the country’s holy center when it comes to sumo wrestling, Japan’s national sport.

It has been a traditional sport since the early 17th century and is pretty synonymous with Japan.    

The Ryogoku Kokugikan is the home of sumo and provides some of the finest displays of sumo wrestlers. 

Built-in 1985 it can seat over 10,000 visitors. 

The sumo season happens three times a year in January, May, and September. 

At those times the Ryogoku Kokugikan is host to national sumo tournaments and brings back the traditional atmosphere of early Japan. 

Each tournament lasts for 15 days, meaning if you are in town during a tournament, there should be tickets available.

When and where to buy tickets:

Tickets for grand tournaments go on sale at least a month in advance and you can buy them online.  

Keep in mind that sumo tickets are not cheap and if you don’t want to end up in nosebleed seats you might need to dig deep in your pocket, but if you can swing it, you won’t want to miss watching sumo in the Ryogoku Kokugikan. 

If you will not be traveling to Japan while there is a professional tournament, some sumo stables (houses where wrestlers train and live together) allow visits to view their morning practice sessions.

How to get there?

This is an easy destination to reach, especially if you are using the JR line.  JR has a station right at the entrance of the stadium, the Ryoguku station.

You can also get there with the Oedo subway line.  The station is also named after the stadium, it is also really close by, but requires a slightly longer walk.

One of the displays in the Edo-Tokyo museum
One of the displays in the Edo-Tokyo museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum

History buffs shouldn’t miss this museum which often tops the list of Japan’s best museums.

The best thing about this museum is that it is very educational but you don’t get the feeling that there is an information overload.

That is achieved by loads of interactive displays, a few stunning real-size replicas of old buildings, and several other huge models.

Yet, this is not your traditional museum. The information is shared in an entertaining way that keeps both young and old engaged.

Despite its name, the museum also has exhibits about Japan’s more recent history such as the World War.

For the best experience, we recommend exploring the museum with one of the free tour guides. They’re waiting at the entrance and they will be happy to guide you around. Allow at least 2 hours but it is even better to spend 4 hours in this excellent museum.

How to get there?

The museum is right next to the stadium. Take the JR or Oedo line to the Ryoguku station.

The huge Gundam Statue in Odaiba
The huge Gundam Statue in Odaiba (photo credits: Coralie Mercier)
Day 7: Odaiba and the Rainbow Bridge

The last day of this Tokyo itinerary starts with a trip to the Odaiba district. 

Back in the 1990s, this land was taken back from the depths of the Pacific Ocean and became home to huge entertainment.  And we mean huge!

The Gundam Statue

The Gundam statue is a giant statue outside of the DiverCity Tokyo Plaza mall.

It stands at an impressive 59 feet high (18 meters). 

Based on the popular manga and anime series, this Gundam emits light, moves its head, opens its chest, and sprays mist from it. 

If you make it there between 5-11 pm, the entire Gundam robot is even illuminated.

Seeing it after dark definitely adds the extra wow factor. An added advantage is that the statue is located next to a huge shopping center, with not only shops but also restaurants where you can have dinner.

How to get there?

In order to get to the Gundam Statue, take the train to the Odaibakaihinkoen Station on the Yurikamome Line or Tokyo Teleport Station on the Rinkai Line.  From there, it is very close by. 

The Rainbow bridge at night
The Rainbow bridge at night
Rainbow Bridge

The Rainbow Bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses Tokyo Bay. It stretches from the Odaiba waterfront all the way to Shibaura Pier. 

The supporting towers are white to complement the gleaming white towers of Tokyo’s skyline. A walk across the bridge is an ideal way to see the more scenic side of Tokyo. 

As long as you are there between 9 am and 9 pm in summer, or 10 am and 6 pm in winter, you can utilize the walkways, which offer amazing views of Tokyo harbor and the Tokyo Tower. 

If the weather is clear you can even see Mount Fuji from here.

Once the sun sets the bridge is lit in a variety of different colors.

How to get there?

If you are coming from DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, then you will be within walking distance of the Rainbow Bridge. 

To get there by train you take the JR East train to Tamachi Station or the Yurikamome line to Shibaura-futo Station. Both stations are on the city side of the bridge. 

Tokyo Tower in Japan
Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is another popular attraction in Tokyo. 

This incredible red and white spire looks a lot like the Eiffel Tower of Paris. 

The tower is mainly used as an antenna for radio and television broadcasting but it is also a popular tourist destination.

The tower houses 2 observation decks, one at 150 meters and the top deck at 250 meters. When you get to the top, it offers a wonderful view of Tokyo.  Tokyo Tower is certainly one destination that you do not want to miss.

For the top deck you need to make an advance reservation and you will be assigned a dedicated timeslot.  You can book your ticket below, make sure to choose the top deck tour package.

Check prices and availability:
Tokyo Tower – Skip the line

How to get there

If you are coming from Rainbow Bridge, take the Yurikamome line and transfer at Shiodome Station. 

The transfer is about a four-minute walk over to the Oedo line, which will take you to Akabanebashi Station.  Tokyo Tower is just a short ten-minute walk from the station. 

You can also hop directly on the subway. Mita station is close to JR Tamachi station. Take the Mita Line for 3 stops to Onarimon Station. From there it is about a five-minute walk through Shiba Park. 

A Japanese Sword in the Tokyo National Museum
A Japanese Sword in the Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo National Museum

The Tokyo National Museum is an art museum that sits very close to Ueno Park. 

This beautiful museum is one of the oldest and most popular museums in all of Japan. 

The gallery holds thousands of cultural properties and over fifty national treasures. 

The main building of the gallery is called the Honkan, which displays Japanese art from pre-history all the way to the late 19th century. 

The two-floored museum is a spectacle to look at both inside and out. 

If you want to enjoy a piece of Japanese history a visit to the Tokyo National Museum should definitely be on your list. 

How to get there?

Are you coming from Tokyo Tower?  You can grab the Mita line at Onarimon Station and take that all the way to Hibiya Station. 

Once there, transfer over to the JR’s Yamanote Station and take that train towards Ueno Station. 

From Ueno Station, it is about a five-minute walk to the museum. 

Attending a baseball game at the Tokyo Dome (photo credits: Chi-Hung Lin)
Baseball Game at the Tokyo Dome

A great way to end your 7-day Tokyo itinerary is to treat yourself to a baseball game at the Tokyo Dome. 

If you are visiting Japan between March and October this is a great place to visit.

The season will be in full swing with the Yomiuri Giant and the Yakult Swallows both playing in Tokyo. 

The Giants play in the Tokyo Dome, which is located in the central part of Tokyo. 

Ticket prices for baseball games are generally cheaper than in many other countries and should not be that hard to get online or at the park itself. 

You can also buy tickets at convenience stores like Lawson. 

Celebrate the end of your one week in Tokyo by checking out the exciting baseball games at Tokyo Dome. 

How to get there

To get to the Tokyo Dome, you need to take the JR Chuo line or the Mita line to Suidobashi station.

There are signs everywhere pointing you in the direction of the stadium and it is only about a ten-minute walk from either of the stations. 

You start by crossing the bridge across the Kanda-gawa River, the Tokyo Dome main entrance is straight ahead. 

If you are picking up your tickets at the stadium, look for Gate 22 as it has the ticket kiosk where you can get them.

Where to stay in Tokyo

Wondering where to stay in Tokyo while visiting Tokyo. We got you covered.


Shinjuku is one of the best districts to stay in Tokyo for first-time visitors.

In this lively district, you will find lots of shops and restaurants and excellent transportation options. Keep in mind that it’s always very busy and since it is so popular hotels tend to be a bit more expensive.

These hotels might be good options:

Here is more info about Shinjuku.

Tokyo station

If you are looking for a quieter neighborhood yet a central area with plenty of restaurants and bars, Tokyo station might be a good choice.

These hotels might be good options:

For an overview of more great areas and hotels in Tokyo, check out this post.

Tokyo Shibuya, not to me missed on a Tokyo itinerary
Shibuya crossing in Tokyo

Option 2: Use Tokyo as your base and make some day trips

Not only does Tokyo have a lot to offer, but there are also many attractions that are available for day trips that are just outside of the city limits.

Tokyo can feel a bit cramped and loud to some tourists. You can use one of these day trips to split up your stay, it can be a welcome relief from the hectic city life. 

Best of all is that Japan is an easy country to get around as there are so many trains offering fast connections to just about all the places that you can imagine, including all the destinations that we list here.

Have a look at these options when considering a day trip from Tokyo.

Kamakura Tokyo Japan


Kamakura is one of the most popular day trips from Tokyo. 

It provides a small taste of traditional Kyoto as it has many temples and shrines. 

Some of these temples and shrines are surrounded by gorgeous bamboo forests. 

You can also gawk and stare at the marvel of the Great Daibutsu, which is a 93-ton Amida Buddha that has been created over 500 years ago. 

For a long time, this giant Buddha was only out-sized by a similar Buddha statue in Nara. 

Today it’s the 7th largest Buddha in Japan but it still is impressive nevertheless.

Kamakura also has great shopping options like Komachi Street which is located in central Kamakura.  The street is lined by souvenir shops, restaurants, and is a paradise for lovers of local products.

There are also beaches available at Yuigahama and Zaimokuza, which are the two most popular destinations for people looking to swim, surf, or just relax. 

How do I get there?

Depending on where you are coming from in Tokyo, it will take roughly an hour to get to Kamakura and it will cost about 500-900 yen each way. 

The JR Shonan Shinjuku line will take you down there or you can take the Toyoko line and change at the Yokohama Station to the JR Yokosuka line, which will take you the rest of the way to Kamakura. 

Once in Kamakura, there is a travel pass that you can buy to explore the region.

Rides on the Enoshima Electric Railway and five different local buses are covered by the pass. (always for the sections throughout the city) 

This is a great way to travel if you are just taking a day trip and the cost is only 900 yen for adults and cheaper for children.


If you’re also visiting Hakone, you can opt for this comprehensive pass that covers public transportation in both regions, including free entry to several attractions, for 3 days.

Check prices and availability:
Hakone Kamakura 3 Day Ticket Pass

The Shrine in Nikko
Nikko is where you find Japan’s most lavishly decorated Shrine


Nikko also makes a great day trip from Tokyo. The star attraction of Nikko is the Toshogu Shrine.

This shrine dates back to the Edo period when it started as a relatively plain mausoleum for Tokugawa Leyasu.  Only much later, the third shogun decided to enlarge it and transformed it into the richly decorated complex that you can see today.  

The rich opulence of the shrine is what makes it so popular.

It is the only Shrine in Japan that is so extravagantly decorated.

Another reason to visit Nikko is the Nikko National Park, one of Japan’s most beautiful parks. 

The park is a popular tourist destination and can be visited year-round.

During spring and summer hikers come to explore the idyllic lakes, gorges, and waterfalls.

Autumn is a popular season because of the colorful fall foliage and in winter there is the atmospheric Kamakura festival.

How to get there

The JR Tohoku Shinkansen is the fastest option to reach Nikko. 

The train departs at Tokyo station or Ueno station and takes you to Utsunomiya where you change to the JR Nikko line. 

The journey takes about one hour and a half and is fully covered by the JR Pass.

A cheaper option is the limited express train that leaves from Shinjuku station. 

Fuji-Q Highland Mount Fuji Japan
Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park

Mount Fuji and Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is an incredible sight and if you have a chance to visit it, you should take it. 

There are a lot of day tours available to Mount Fuji and if you need help comparing the various options, check out this helpful link.  If you prefer a private Mt Fuji tour, click here.

If you are planning to climb Mount Fuji ( which is possible from early July to early September), please understand that it takes a long time to reach the top, and the day trips available will only take you so far. 

Fuji-Q Highland

Because of Mount Fuji’s grandiose stature, many people overlook the fact that there is a massive amusement park very close to Mount Fuji. 

That place is Fuji-Q Highland.  If you’re into a fast-paced, fun-filled day trip from Tokyo, you can make it to Fuji-Q in around two hours. 

This amusement park takes its thrill rides very seriously resulting in top-tier amusement for thrill seekers.  From the Panic Clock to the Red Drop Tower to Fujiyama: The King of Coasters! 

There are also 3D shooting rides, high lookout towers, a haunted house, a walkthrough AI fortress capture game, and a number of rides that will appeal to the whole family, including the little ones.

Fuji-Q is a great day trip that can be made from Tokyo very easily and it is guaranteed to be a great time for both young and old. 

How do I get there?

The best way to get to Fuji-Q from Tokyo is by taking a bus. 

It leaves from the Tokyo Station Yaesu South Exit and will get you there in a couple of hours. 

It is the best kind of door-to-door service. 

You can also get on a bus from the Shinjuku Station.  From Tokyo Station, take the Chuo line over to JR Shinjuku Station and find the expressway bus terminal. 

The cost of the bus is usually between 1000-2000 yen. 

It is recommended to go early as the amusement park is only open for a limited time and closes by 6 pm.

Check prices and availability:
Fuji-Q Highland enty ticket

Piss alley in Tokyo
Piss Alley near the West Gate of Shinjuku station houses many small eateries and bars.

Option 3: Spend 5 days in Tokyo and 2 days in Osaka


You can use our 4-day our 5-day Tokyo itinerary to plan your first days in Tokyo.

You can even throw in some of the sights we mentioned above to get the ultimate Tokyo itinerary.

Then, after a thrilling first 5 days in the capital, we travel on to Osaka.

Japan is not a very big country.  It’s pretty much the same size as California, and thanks to the ultra-fast Shinkansen, it doesn’t take long to get from one city to another, or even to the other side of the country. 

Osaka Castle with cherry blossoms
Osaka Castle


Osaka is a very popular stop for many people and has the same big city vibes that Tokyo has, but different and unique in its own way. 

From Osaka Castle to the aquarium, museums, gardens, and delicious foods, Osaka is the third largest city in the country and has a wonderful atmosphere for you to explore. 

If you are looking to spend some time outside of Tokyo, take a look at this 2-day Osaka itinerary.

This 2-day itinerary covers many of the highlights and gives a really good experience of the culture of the city. 

On top of that, you can experience Osaka’s amazing nightlife if you spend 2 days in the city. 

There is so much to see as Osaka is a very walkable city and has lots of shopping areas and food for you to try. 

If you have only 1 day in Osaka, our 1-day itinerary will bring you to many highlights in 1 day.

How to get there

The easiest and best way to travel to Osaka from Tokyo is by taking the Shinkansen, or bullet train. 

This is an amazing method of travel as it is a smooth and comfortable experience while the train is traveling at an incredible 186 mph.  A ticket will run around $130, but it is totally worth it. 

There is nothing like watching the scenery pass you by at that incredible speed as you enjoy the 1 ½ hour ride from Tokyo to Osaka. 

There are longer and cheaper rides to Osaka, but the shinkansen bullet train is something that has to be experienced. 

The entrance of Ueno Park
The entrance of Ueno Park

Option 4: 5 days in Tokyo and 2 days in Kyoto

Just like you can go to Osaka for 2 days, you can also visit Kyoto for 2 days.

Kyoto with its thousands of temples is probably the more popular of the two.

If it’s culture you’re looking for then Kyoto is your go-to place but if you want to discover the crazy side of the country then you should opt for Osaka.


You can use our 4-day our 5-day Tokyo itinerary to plan your first days in Tokyo. You can even throw in some of the sights we mentioned above to get the ultimate Tokyo itinerary.

Next we head to Kyoto.

Pontocho Alley Kyoto, Japan
Pontocho Alley, is a good place to stay and eat in Kyoto


Kyoto has a very different atmosphere than Tokyo, as there are far fewer people who live there. 

It is the largest cultural center of Japan, as it used to be the capital before the mid-19th century.  There are countless temples, shrines, onsen, trails, and experiences to be had in Kyoto. 

Where Tokyo and Osaka have more of a big city feel, Kyoto is more about the things that make Japan special. 

It is highly suggested to plan at least two days for a trip to Kyoto.  Here’s a helpful article covering many of the things you can see in Kyoto in just two days.

Kyoto is expecting tourists and prepares many packages for people with limited time. 

These packages encompass the Japanese culture so well and give each person a memorable experience. 

There are tea ceremonies that are guided by tea masters like this one.  Private tours that run for about 4-6 hours are always available as well.  This is one of the most popular guided tours in Kyoto

Furthermore, the nightlife is more serene with places like Pontocho Alley, the Kamogama River, and the Chion-in Temple.  Some of these places are experienced best at night. 

There are also guided tours available at night like this night walk in Gion. This tour is your best chance to see a real Geisha.

You can take a look at this article for a more detailed list of things to do in Kyoto at night.

How to get there

Much like Osaka, there are many local trains that will take you from Tokyo to Kyoto eventually. 

However, the aforementioned shinkansen also runs through Kyoto, so there is still that highly suggested option if you are coming from Tokyo. 

You could fly there from Tokyo’s airports, but it usually is cheaper to take the trains, and riding the shinkansen is also a much more enjoyable experience. 

A view on the Imperial Palace in Tokyo
The Imperial Palace in Tokyo

Option 5: 5 days in Tokyo and 2 days and Disneyland and Disney Sea

5 days in Tokyo

Here as well you can use our 4-day and 5-day Tokyo itinerary to plan your first days.

Once you’ve seen the capital get ready for 2 fun-filled days of ultimate entertainment.

The Mediterranean Harbor in Tokyo DisneySea
The Mediterranean Harbor in Tokyo DisneySea

Disneyland and Disney Sea

Another extremely popular excursion for people visiting Tokyo is going to Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea. 

Both are located next to each other in the area of Urayasu, Chiba, which is about 30-45 minutes or so away from Tokyo.

Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland is the ultimate experience. 

There are tons of attractions, parades, shops, and restaurants for the whole family to enjoy and all with the lovable Disney characters greeting people throughout the park. 

Disneyland is one of those places where everyone becomes a kid again and Tokyo’s version of it has everything you’d expect from a Disneyland. 

The park opens at 9am and there will no doubt be a lot of people there. 

It is important to properly warn you that Disney is incredibly popular in Japan, more than you might expect.  Tokyo Disneyland is also a popular spot for dating, so there is no doubt that the park will be packed, especially if you are going in the warmer months.  Much like Fuji-Q, you would be wise to get to the park as early as possible because the park will fill up quickly.

Disney Sea

Disney Sea is the sister theme park to Tokyo Disneyland and is located right next to it.  It is an exciting theme park with more of a nautical style to it. 

There are many award-winning attractions and a spectacular evening show.

With more attractions aimed at an adult audience, it offers an incredible experience for your entire family. 

If you have been to a Disneyland Park before, and you have to choose one park, make it Disney Sea. If you allow 2 days, you can visit both parks.

In any case, we can highly recommend a trip to Disney. Disney Sea had many attractions we hadn’t seen in other parks and we loved how the Japanese were completely drawn into the Disney magic.

How do I get there?

Taking the JR Keiyo line to Maihama Station will get you to both Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea.  This generally takes less than 25 minutes and is a very cheap option.  Tickets are usually $1-3 and the train runs fairly regularly. 

There is also a bus service that will take you there, but it does take a bit longer.  The slight advantage of the bus is that it would be much more comfortable than the train, but considering the ease of the trip, either option is fine. 

Book your tickets here and skip the line:
Disney tickets

Kabukicho Tokyo Japan
Kabukicho, part of Shinjuku, is famous for its nightlife

Tokyo Travel Tips

Traveling in Tokyo can be very confusing and overwhelming. 

This is due to the fact that Tokyo is a megalopolis and home to almost 40 million people. 

The truth of the matter is that a seven-day Tokyo trip itinerary may not be enough time to see everything there is to offer in Tokyo. 

Tokyo is so vast and wonderful that you may want to plan for a longer stay in Japan, especially if you want to visit other parts of the country. 

This might be a little bit more costly, but you will certainly get a much more full understanding of Japanese culture. 

Best time to travel to Japan

If you are in the planning stages of your trip, the best time to come to Japan would be between April to August. 

It really depends on what you are hoping to see. 

Coming in April will guarantee beautiful cherry blossom views all over Japan, while Tokyo in the warm summer months have many festivals and events. 

Read more about the best travel time here.


Let’s talk budget.  One of the most expensive parts of this trip will be the airplane ticket. 

Once that is settled, you will need to think about lodging, food, transportation, sightseeing, and anything else you want to spend your money on. 

Budgeting for one week in Tokyo is going to be a bit pricey. 

Remember, Tokyo is listed as one of the most expensive cities on the planet. 

The more money you are able to put away for this trip, the more you will be able to experience it. 

A 7-day Tokyo itinerary will cover a lot of ground in the city in terms of events and sightseeing. 

Food will also be available pretty much everywhere. 

Tokyo is also a mecca of style and fashion with clothing shops all over. 

See here for an in-depth look at budget for food, accommodation, and transport.


Don’t forget about getting around Tokyo. 

One of the great aspects of Japan is that there are always public transportation options available when moving around the country. 

There are local trains that take you around Tokyo for cheap.  There are also other trains that take you out of the city, like the impressive Shinkansen, or bullet train. 

For more information about how to get around using Tokyo’s public transportation, check out this guide on getting around Tokyo.

It is ok to feel a bit intimidated by the sheer scope of Tokyo and everything within it. 

But don’t worry, if you ever get lost, walk into any of the thousands of convenience stores and ask for help.  Japanese people are very friendly and will do their best to help you along the way. 

Convenience stores often have maps to show you, even if you do not speak Japanese.


With so much to see in Tokyo and the surrounding area, the more time you can dedicate to the area, the more you will be able to experience it. Have a great trip.