TOKYO ITINERARIES (with Budget)

Tokyo exudes with timeless appeal, that’s why it is no surprise that the 2017 edition of Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, Tokyo topped the list of the World’s Best Cities for 2017. This lively capital of Japan is more than just the towering skyscrapers, blinding neon-lights, giant video screens and surreal sci-fi streets. It’s a massive city packed with character and heritage where the old and the new blissfully blend – from age-old forests and garden to ancients temples and shrines. And ooh, Tokyo is a food haven, do not leave the city without indulging in local dishes. In fact, Tokyo savors the title of “City with Most Michelin-Star Restaurants”. But if you think Tokyo is pretty expensive, I say, it is manageable. It is possible to travel to Tokyo without breaking the bank. Here are my sample Tokyo itineraries with budget, good for 3 days to 6 days trip.

TOKYO ITINERARY #1 : TOKYO + DISNEYLAND + FUJI 5 LAKES (LAKE KAWAGUCHIKO GROUP TOUR) + ODAIBA

Here’s a sample Tokyo itinerary , good for a 6 days 5 nights trip that includes a visit to Disneyland + Fuji Five Lakes.  Feel free to tweak this depending on your schedule and budget.  I’ve listed the estimated expenses if you’ll be staying in a dorm/capsule or bunk bed, this is good for a solo budget traveler. I also included the possible expenses if you are a party of two and you’ll be staying in a double room.

Hotel Bookings:  

Double room (6days/5 nights): JPY 4,372/PHP 2,000 (USD 39/ EURO 33/SGD 53/MYR 164) x 5 = JPY 21,860/PHP 10,000 (USD 195/EURO 165/SGD 265/MYR 820)

 Dorm/bunk/capsule (6days/5 nights): JPY 3,486/PHP 1,600 (USD 31/EURO 26/SGD 42/MYR 131) X 5= JPY 17,430/PHP 8,000 (USD 155/EURO 130/SGD 210/MYR 655).

 

SCHEDULEACTIVITIES
DAY 0 
12: 50 AMETD Tokyo from Manila (Philippines)
DAY 1UENO PARK + YAKANA + ASAKUSA + AKIHABARA
06:10 AMETA Narita Airport (Tokyo, Japan)
06:30 AMETD Narita Airport to downtown Tokyo.

 

By limousine bus: You can take a bus from Narita Airport to downtown Tokyo for JPY 2,940/PHP 1,360 (USD 27/EURO 22/SGD 36/MYR 112). BUY BUS TICKET HERE. 

 

By train:

 

Option 1: Limited express train

 

Narita Airport to Ueno Station limited express train fare:

JYP 1,260/PHP 576 (USD 11.21/EURO 9.44/SGD 15/MYR 47)

 

Narita Airport to Shinjuku Station:

JYP 1,460/PHP 667 (USD 13/EURO 11/SGD 18/MYR 55)

 

Narita Airport to Tokyo Station:

JYP 1,470/PHP 672 (USD 13/EURO 11/SGD 18/MYR 55)

 

Narita Airport to Ginza:

 

JYP 1,480/PHP 677 (USD 13/EURO 11/SGD 18/MYR 55)

 

Option 2: Skyliner (expensive but faster)

 

Narita Airport to Ueno Station  Skyliner fare:

JYP 2,610/PHP 1,193 (USD 23/EURO 20/SGD 31.43/MYR 98)

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08:30 AMLeave luggage at hotel reception.  Breakfast.

Food budget: JPY 350/PHP 160 (USD 3/EURO 3/SGD 4.21/MYR 13)

09:00 AMFrom hotel head to Ueno Park.
09:20 AMETA Ueno Park. Explore park and museums.

 

Attractions: Kiyomizu Kannon Temple, Kaneiji Temple, Toshogu Shrine, Bentendo, Tokyo Museum, National Science Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Shitamachi Museum, and Ueno Zoo.

From Ueno you can also walk to Yanaka, an old town that is peppered with age-old temples and cats.

 

12:30 PMLunch at Ichiran (ramen).

 

Food budget: JPY 1000/PHP 457(USD 9/EURO 8/SGD 12/MYR 37)

01:00 PMETD Asakusa.

 

From Ueno Station. Take the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and alight at Asakusa (Tobu/Subway). Travel time is about 5 minutes and fare is JPY 170/PHP 77(USD 2/EURO 1.27/SGD 170/MYR 6.37)

01:10 PMAt Asakusa Station, take Exit 1, which is near Kaminari Gate of Sensoji Temple. Enter Nakamise Shopping Street (you can buy food and souvenirs here) via the Kaminarimon Gate and head towards Sensoji Temple.

 

Free Entrance at Sensoji Temple.

 

After exploring Sensoji Temple, head to Kokusai-dori Street, walk west until you reach Kappabashi Kitchen Street.

 

04:00 PMEnd of Asakusa Walking Tour. ETD Akihabara.

 

Option 1: From Asakusa Station (Tsukuba) to Akihabara Station, take Tsukuba Express to Akihabara for JPY 210/PHP 96 (USD 2/EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 8), travel time is about 5 minutes.

 

Option 2: Alternatively at Asakusa Station, you can take Tokyo Metro Ginza Line for Shibuya and alight at Ueno Station. Travel time is about 5 minutes. Then transfer to either Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line. Alight at Akihabara. Travel time is about 3 minutes. Fare is JPY 170/PHP 77(USD 2/EURO 1.27/SGD 170/MYR 6.37).

04:15 PMETA Akihabara Station. Explore Akihabara.
07:00 PMDinner.  Try the famed Gundam Café or AKB48 café near Akihabara Station.

 

Food cost: JPY 1000/PHP 457(USD 9/EURO 8/SGD 12/MYR 37)

 

Or try the Robot Restaurant near Shinjuku Station.

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08:00 PMBuy food and drinks for breakfast and snacks at convenience store (Family Mart, 7Eleven,etc)
09:00 PMBack to hotel. Sleep.

 

Double room (per person rate): JPY 4,372/PHP 2,000 (USD 39/ EURO 33/SGD 53/MYR 164)

 

Dorm room/capsule/bunk bed: JPY 3486/PHP 1,600 (USD 31/EURO 26/SGD 42/MYR 131)

DAY 2TOKYO DISNEYLAND
07:30 AMBreakfast.

 

Food budget: JPY 500/PHP 229 (USD 4/EURO 4/SGD 6/MYR 19)

08:00 AMETD Tokyo Disneyland.

 

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FROM UENO STATION:

 

Step 1: To get to Tokyo Disneyland from Ueno Station, take the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line for NAKA-MEGURO and alight at Hatchobori (Tokyo). Transit time is about 10 minutes and fare is JPY 170/PHP 79 (USD 2/EUR 1.31/SGD 2/MYR 7).

 

Step 2: Transfer to JR Keiyo Line and alight at Maihama Station. Transit time is 11 minutes and fare is JPY 220/PHP 102 (USD 2/EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 9).

 

Step 3: Exit the ticket gate at the JR Maihama Station South Exit and continue left to the Resort Gateway Station.

 

Step 4: Ride the Disney Resort Line for RESORT GATE WAY. Travel time is roughly 2 minutes ad fare is JPY 260/PHP 119 (USD 2.32/SGD 2/MYR 3)

 

Train fare from Ueno: JPY 650/PHP 299 (USD 6/EURO 5/SGD 8/MYR 24)

FROM SHINJUKU STATION (By train): To get to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea by train from Shinjuku Station, ride the R Chuo/Sobu Line and alight at Ichigaya. Travel time is about 9 minutes and train fare is JPY 160/PHP 75 (USD 1.46/EURO 1.23/SGD 2/MYR 6.

Transfer to Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line for SHIN-KIBA and alight at Shin-Kiba Station. Travel time is about 20 minutes and train fare is JPY 200/PHP 94 (USD 2/EURO 2/SGD 2/MYR 8).

From Shin-kiba Station, transfer to JR Keiyo Line and alight at Maihama Station. Travel time is about 7 minutes, train fare is JPY 160/PHP 75 (USD 1.46/EURO 1.23/SGD 2/MYR 6).

Ride the Disney Resort Line for RESORT GATE WAY. Travel time is roughly 2 minutes ad fare is JPY 260/PHP 119 (USD 2.32/SGD 2/MYR 3).

Train fare from Sinjuku Station: JPY 980/PHP 450 (USD 9/EURO 7/SGD 11/MYR 37)

FROM SHINJUKU STATION (By Bus): You may take a direct bus to Tokyo Disneyland Resort from Shinjuku Express Bus Terminal (Shinjuku Station). Travel time to Tokyo Disneyland is about 50 minutes and about 40 minutes to Tokyo Disney Sea. Bus fare is JPY 1,000/PHP 466 (USD 9/EURO 8/SGD 12/ MYR 39) for adults and JPY 500/PHP 233(USD 5/EURO 4/SGD 6/ MYR 19) for children.

 

08:45 AMETA Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo Disney Sea.

 

Entrance Fee: JPY 7,500/PHP 3,465 (USD 68/EURO 57/SGD 91/MYR 286)

11:30 AMLunch

 

Food cost: JPY 2,000/PHP 918 (USD 18/EURO 15/SGD 24/MYR 75) You can bring food inside the park.

12:30 PMContinue with Tokyo Disneyland Tour.
07:00 PMDinner.

 

Food cost: JPY 2,000/PHP 918 (USD 18/EURO 15/SGD 24/MYR 75) You can bring food inside the park.

10:00 PMEnd of Tokyo Disneyland tour. ETD hotel.

 

From Tokyo Disneyland Station, ride the Disney Resort Line for RESORT GATE WAY.  Fare is JPY 260/PHP 119 (USD 2.32/SGD 2/MYR 3).

 

Train fare to Ueno: JPY 650/PHP 299 (USD 6/EURO 5/SGD 8/MYR 24)

11:00 PMSleep.

 

Double room (per person rate): JPY 4,372/PHP 2,000 (USD 39/ EURO 33/SGD 53/MYR 164)

 

Dorm room/capsule/bunk bed: JPY 3486/PHP 1,600 (USD 31/EURO 26/SGD 42/MYR 131)

DAY 3MEIJI SHRINE + YOYOGI PARK + SHIBUYA
07:00 AMBreakfast.

 

Food budget: JPY 350/PHP 160 (USD 3/EURO 3/SGD 4.21/MYR 13)

07:30 AMETD Harajuko Station for Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park.

 

From Ueno Station: Take JR Yamanote Line and alight at Harajuku Station. Train fare is JPY 200/PHP 94 (USD 2/EURO 2/SGD 2/MYR 8) and travel time is 30 minutes. Take Omote-sando exit.

 

From Shinjuku Station (JR): Take the JR Yamanote Line and alight at Harajuku Station. Travel time is about 4 minutes and fare is JPY 140/PHP 65 (USD 1.28/EURO 1/SGD 2/MYR 5.45)

 

From Tokyo Station: Take the JR Chuo/Ome Line and alight at Shinjulu Station. Transit time is about 13-14 minutes. Transfer to JR Yamanote Line and alight at Harajuku. Transit time is about 4 minutes. Train fare is JPY 200/PHP 93 (USD 2 /EURO 2/SGD 2.48/MYR 8).

 

08:00 AMETA Harajuku Station. Walk to Meiji Shrine.
08:10 AMETA Meiji Shrine. Explore.
10:00 AMExit Meiji Shrine from the same entrance gate and walk towards Yoyogi Park.

 

Entrance fee: FREE

10:15 AMETA Yoyogi Park. Explore.

 

Entrance fee: FREE

11:30 AMWalk back to Harujuko. Lunch at Harajuko Gyoza Lou/Harajuku Gyozaro (one of Tokyo’s best dumplings). Take note that they only serve dumplings. Be prepared to queue.

Food Budget: JPY 980/PHP 450 (USD 9/EURO 7/SGD 11/MYR 37)

01:00 PMExplore and shop at Harajuku.  Don’t miss Takeshita Street, the hub for the culture of street fashion in Tokyo.
03:00 PMWalk back to Harajuku Station.  ETD Shibuya.

 

From Harajuku Station, take JR Yamanote Line for Osaki and alight at Shibuya Station. Travel time is about 3 minutes.

 

Train fare: JPY 140/PHP 64 (USD 1.25/EURO 1/SGD 2/MYR 5)

03:05 PMETA Shibuya Station. Take Hachiko Exit. Walk towards Hachiko statue. Photo op.
03:15 PMWalk towards Shibuya Crossing. Try crossing here. Photo op.

 

To photograph or video the iconic “Shibuya Scramble”, try these spots:

2nd floor of Starbucks Tsutaya, Excel Hotel Building.

 

We shot it from the pedestrian walkway to Inokashira Line Shibuya Station (see building here http://goo.gl/Z4M4mP), problem is the glass has some meshed wires, but if you are using a zoom lens, it’s not really obvious. There are areas near the JR station without meshed wires.

 

04:00 PMExplore Shibuya. Go shopping.
06:00 PMEarly dinner at Sushi-go round Restaurant Shibuya.  Affordable conveyor belt sushi in Shibuya and some staff are Filipinos.

 

Food budget: JPY 1000/PHP 457(USD 9/EURO 8/SGD 12/MYR 37)

07:00 PMETD Roppongi Hills.

 

From Shibuya Station, take the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line for Asakusa. Alight at Aoyoma-Itchome Station. Travel time is about 5 minutes.  Transfer to Toei Subway Oedo Line for Tochoae and alight at Roponggi Hills. Travel time is about 2 minutes.

 

Total train fare: JPY 280/PHP 128 (USD 3/EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 11).

 

07:15 PMETA Roppongi Hills. Viewing deck.  Photo op.

 

Entrance fee:

Adult – JPY 1,800/PHP 839 (USD 16 /EURO 14/SGD 22/MYR 70)

Children – JPY 600/PHP 280 (USD 5/EURO 5/SGD 8/MYR 23)

09:00 PMETD Hotel.

 

To Ueno Station: From Shibuya Station, take Metro Hibiya Lane for Tobu-dobutsu-koen. Alight at Ueno. Travel time is about 25 minutes.

Train fare: JPY 200/PHP 91 (USD 2/ EURO 2/SGD 2.41/MYR8)

 

To Shinjuku Station: From Shibuya Station, take Toei Subway Oedo Line for Hikarigaoko and alight ay Shinjuku Station (New Line/Toei).  Transit time is about 15 minutes.

Train fare: JPY 220/PHP 101 (USD 2/ EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 8)

 

 

09:30 PMETA Hotel.

 

Double room (per person rate): JPY 4,372/PHP 2,000 (USD 39/ EURO 33/SGD 53/MYR 164)

 

Dorm room/capsule/bunk bed: JPY 3486/PHP 1,600 (USD 31/EURO 26/SGD 42/MYR 131)

DAY 4MT. FUJI (LAKE KAWAGUCHIKO) BY TOUR PACKAGE
 This is assuming you booked a group tour (check rates below, it is cheaper than DIY tour): Mount Fuji Classic Route Day Tour from Tokyo

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Tour Cost: JPY 6,160/PHP 2,850 (USD 56/EURO 47/SGD 74/MYR 235)

08:00 AMMeet up at Shinjuku Prince Hotel counter, 1st floor
08:10 AMETD Fuji Five Lakes (Lake Kawaguchiko)
10:30 AMETA Lake Kawaguchi. Explore.
12:10 PMETA Oshino Hakkai
01:30 PMETA Peace Park Stupa
03:00 PMGotemba Premium Outlets (150-180 minutes free time, shopping)
07:00 PMEnd of tour. ETA Takashimaya Shinjuku
08:00 PMDinner.

Food cost: JPY 1000/PHP 457(USD 9/EURO 8/SGD 12/MYR 37)

10:00 PMSleep.

 

Double room (per person rate): JPY 4,372/PHP 2,000 (USD 39/ EURO 33/SGD 53/MYR 164)

 

Dorm room/capsule/bunk bed: JPY 3486/PHP 1,600 (USD 31/EURO 26/SGD 42/MYR 131)

DAY 5TSUKIJI MARKET +  GINZA + ODAIBA
05:00 AMETD Tsukiji Market.

Step 1: Train to Tusjiki Station.

FROM UENO STATION: To get to Tsukiji Market from Ueno Station, take the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line for NAKA-MEGURO and alight at Tsukiji Station. Transit time is about 12 minutes and fare is JPY 170/PHP 79 (USD 2/EURO 1.31/SGD 2/MYR 7).

FROM TOKYO STATION: To get to Tsukiji Market from Tokyo Station, take the Marunouchi Line for OGIKUBO or SHINJUKU and alight at Ginza Station. Transit time is 2 minutes. Transfer to Metro Hibiya Line for KITA-SENJU or KITA-KOSHIGAYA and alight at Tsukiji Station. Transit time is about 3 minutes. Total fare is JPY 170/PHP 79 (USD 2/EURO 1.31/SGD 2/MYR 7).

FROM SHINJUKU STATION: To get to Tsukiji Market from Shinjuku Station (New Line/Toei), take Toei Subway Oedo Line for TOCHOMAE and get off at Tsukiji-shijo Station. Travel time is about 21 minutes and fare is JPY 270 /PHP 126 (USD 2.46/EURO 2/SGD 3.35/MYR 11).

STEP 2:

 

If you want to see the auction that runs between 5:25 AM and 5:50 AM, you must go there and line up by 5:00 AM and apply at Osakana Fukyu Center (Fish Information Center) at the Kachidoki Gate. First group will be admitted between 5:25 AM and 5:50 AM, while the 2nd group can enter the inner market to see the auction at around 5:50 to 6:15 AM. Limit is only 120 person per day.

 

If you miss the auction, don’t fret as you can still explore the outer areas of the market. While you are there, have sushi breakfast or lunch at one of the local restaurants.

Travel Tip: Avoid entering the restricted areas and do not touch anything. Do not bring your large luggage or obstruct traffic. Wear closed shoes, not sandals or high heels.

 

Food budget: JPY 2,000/PHP 918 (USD 18/EURO 15/SGD 24/MYR 75)

09:00 AMWalk to Ginza Shopping District, an upscale shopping district.  Most shops here are open though from 10:00 AM onwards. Check out yon-chome where Harumi-dori and Chou dori intersect.

 

From Tsukiji Station, you may also take the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line for Naka-Meguro and alight at Ginza Station.  Fare is JPY 170/PHP 78 (USD 2/EURO 1.29/SGD 2/MYR 6). Transit time is approximately 3 minutes.

09:20 AMExplore Ginza shopping district. Check out yon-chome where Harumi-dori and Chou dori intersect.

 

12:00 PMLunch at Isomura (north of the faous Kabukiza Theater). Cheap kushiage (deep-fried skewers).

 

JPY 1000/PHP 457(USD 9/EURO 8/SGD 12/MYR 37)

01:00 PMETD Odaiba (Odaiba-Kaihinkoen Station)

 

From Ginza shopping district: From Ginza Station, take the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line for Shibuya and get off at Shimbashi Station. Travel time is about 2 minutes. Fare is roughly Fare is JPY 170/PHP 78 (USD 2/EURO 1.29/SGD 2/MYR 6). Transit time is approximately 3 minutes. Transfer to Yurikamome for Toyosi and get off at Odaiba-Kaihinkoen Station. Transit time is about 13 minutes and fare is JPY 320/PHP 146 (USD 4/EURO 2.42/SGD 4/MYR 12).

 

Total train fare: JPY 490/224 (USD 3/EURO 4/SGD 6/MYR 18). Transit time is about 22 minutes.

01:30 PMETA Odaiba. Explore. Walk for about 3 minutes to Odaiba Seaside Park promenade and elevated walkways. Don’t miss the Statue of Liberty, a famous photo op with the Rainbow Bridge as the background.
2:00 PMHead to Driver City Plaza is a shopping mall in Odaiba largely known for the 18 meter statue of Gundam robot.  Explore Odaiba and go shopping.
06:00 PMDinner.

 

Food budget: JPY 1000/PHP 457(USD 9/EURO 8/SGD 12/MYR 37)

07:00 PMThe Gundam robot statue in Odaiba lights up every day from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM with steam spewing from its chest. And around 7:30 PM, 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM daily, visitors can watch him test his pilot skills against the backdrop projected on the Diver City Tokyo wall behind the Gundam.
08:30 PMETD hotel.

 

To Ueno Station:

From Odaiba-Kahinkoen Station. Take the Yurikamome for Shimbashi Station. Fare is JPY 320/PHP 146 (USD 4/EURO 2.42/SGD 4/MYR 12). Travel time is about 14 minutes. From Shimbashi Station, transfer to JR Joban line for Tsuchiura or Toride and alight at Ueno. Transit time is about 8 minutes. Fare is JPY 160/PHP 73 (USD 1.43/EURO 1.21/SGD 2/MYR 6).

 

Total train fare is: JPY 480/PHP 219 (USD 4/EURO 4/SGD 6/MYR 18). Transit time is about 29 minutes.

 

 

To Tokyo Station:

 

From Odaiba-Kahinkoen Station ride the Yurikamome for Shimbashi. Fare is JPY 320/PHP 146 (USD 4/EURO 2.42/SGD 4/MYR 12). Travel time is about 14 minutes. From Shimbashi Station, switch to JR Yamanote Line or JR Tokaido Line and alight at Tokyo Station. Travel time is around minutes. Fare is JPY 140/PHP 64 (USD 1.25/EURO 1/SGD 2/MYR 5)

 

Total train fare is: JPY 140/PHP 64 (USD 1.25/EURO 1/SGD 2/MYR 5). Total travel time is about 23 minutes.

 

 

09:30 PMETA Hotel. Sleep.

 

Double room (per person rate): JPY 4,372/PHP 2,000 (USD 39/ EURO 33/SGD 53/MYR 164)

 

Dorm room/capsule/bunk bed: JPY 3486/PHP 1,600 (USD 31/EURO 26/SGD 42/MYR 131)

DAY 6Back to Manila or home country.
ESTIMATED TOTAL EXPENSES: 

If you follow the itinerary above (hotel not included), it’ll cost you around JPY 32,300/PHP 14,775 (USD 2886/EURO 244/SGD 390/MYR 1,215) for a 6 days 5 nights Tokyo trip .

 

 

 

So supposing you’ll be staying in a double room in Tokyo  for 6 days 5 nights and follow the above itinerary, estimated total expenses is roughly: JPY 54,160/PHP 24,774 (USD 484.34/EURO 410/SGD 654/MYR 2,037)

On the other hand, if you’ll be staying in a dorm/bunk bed or capsule hotel for 6 days 5 nights, if you follow the itinerary mentioned above, estimated total cost is about JPY 49,730/PHP 22,748 (USD 445/EURO 376/SGD 600/MYR 1,871).

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If you want to do the Fuji Five Lakes tour on your own, here’s a suggested itinerary.  Take note though that the DIY tour is more expensive than joining the group tour above (see Day 3 itinerary above).

 

Day 3FUJI FIVE LAKES (LAKE KAWAGUCHIKO) DIY TOUR
07:00 AM 

ETD Fuji Five Lakes.

 

To get to Fuji Five Lakes from Tokyo (DIY):

 

From Tokyo Station to Fuji Five Lakes by train:

 

STEP 1: Take the direct bus (JR Kanto Bus or Fujikyu) to Kawaguchiko Station at Yaesu South Exit in Tokyo Station. Travel time is about 1 hour and fare is about JPY 1800/PHP 826 (USD 16/EURO 14/SGD 22/MYR 68)

STEP 2: Alight at Kawaguchiko Station.

 

From Shinjuku Station to Fuji Five Lakes by Bus:

 

Step 1: Take the direct bus to Kawaguchiko Station from Shinjuku Bus Terminal in Tokyo. Travel time is about 2 hours and fare is JPY 1,750/PHP 803 (USD 16/EURO 13/SGD 21/MYR 66).

 

Step 2: Alight at Kawaguchiko Station.

 

Take note that the bus will stop first at Fujisan Station then Fuji Q Highland before it arrives at Kawaguchiko Station.

 

From Tokyo Station to Fuji Five Lakes by train:

 

Step 1: From Shinjuku (JR) Station, take the JR Chuo Line Rapid service for Otsuki Station.  Travel time is about 58 minutes and fare is JPY 1,320/PHP 606 (USD 12/EURO 10/SGD 16/MYR 50).

 

Step 2: From Otsuki Station, transfer to Fujikyu Railway for Kawaguchiko. Travel time is about 1 hour and fare is JPY 1,140/PHP (USD 523/EURO 9/SGD 14/MYR 43).

Total train fare: JPY 2,460 /PHP 1,129 (USD 22/EURO 19/SGD 30/MYR 93).  Total travel time is roughly 2 hours and 8 minutes.

09:10 AMStep 3: ETA Kawaguchiko Station. Alight.
09:20 AMStep 4: At Kawaguchiko Station, you can buy a ticket for the bus to get around Fuji Five Lakes.

 

Route 1: Kawaguchiko Line – Bus runs along the northern and eastern shores Lake Kawaguchiko.

Route 2: Saiko Line – Bus runs along the southern shore of Lake Kawaguchiko and Lake Saiko.

 

Unlimited 2 day bus pass for both lines is JPY 1,200/PHP 551 (USD 11/EURO 9/SGD 15/MYR 45)

 

Step 5: Ride bus to Lake Kawaguchiko.

 

10:00 AMETA Lake Kawaguchiko. Explore and see Mt.Fuji views.

 

Mt. Fuji is quite shy, it’s not always visible because of clouds. Visibility is said to be best during late afternoons or early mornings before 9:00 AM. Check the weather updates and avoid rainy or cloudy days

 

You can drop by at Kawaguchiko Natural Living Center in front of Lake Kawaguchiko. Free admission, Open hours: 9:00 AM -5:30 PM

 

12:00 PMLunch

 

Food budget: JPY 1000/PHP 457(USD 9/EURO 8/SGD 12/MYR 37)

01:00 PMContinue tour of Lake Kawaguchiko
05:00 PMETD Tokyo.

 

Take the bus back to Kawaguchiko Station.

06:00 PMAt Kwaguchiko Station, ride bus back to Tokyo (Shinjuku Station). Travel time is about 2 hours and fare is JPY 1,750/PHP 803 (USD 16/EURO 13/SGD 21/MYR 66).

 

08:00 PMETA Tokyo. Dinner.

 

Food budget: JPY 1000/PHP 457(USD 9/EURO 8/SGD 12/MYR 37)

09:00 PMBack to Hotel.

 

From Shinjuku Station, take JR Yamanote Line (Outer loop) for OSAKI and alight at Ueno. Transit time is about 25 minutes.

 

Train fare: JPY 200/PHP 91(USD 2/EURO 2/SGD 2.41/MYR 8).

 

09:30 PMETA Hotel.

 

Double room (per person rate): JPY 4,372/PHP 2,000 (USD 39/ EURO 33/SGD 53/MYR 164)

 

Dorm room/capsule/bunk bed: JPY 3486/PHP 1,600 (USD 31/EURO 26/SGD 42/MYR 131)

 

Mount Fuji Classic Route Day Tour from Tokyo

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  • Marvel at the natural wonders surrounding Mount Fuji and enjoy splendid views on this day tour
  • Enjoy the sight of eight ponds formed from the melted snow of Mount Fuji at Oshino Hakkai!
  • See the summit of Fuji and the scenery at the foot of the mountain
  • Visit the Gotemba premium outlets, the biggest in Japan, and stop at Takashimaya in Shinjuku!

 

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FUJI FIVE LAKES DIY TOUR ITINERARY

TOKYO ITINERARY 2

 

TOKYO ITINERARY # 2: TOKYO + HITACHI SEASIDE PARK + FUJI FIVE LAKES (GROUP TOUR)

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This  Tokyo itinerary for 6 days 5 nights is recommended for spring during the nemophilia and the tulip season at Hitachi Seaside Park as well as the pink moss festival (Shibazakura Festival).

 I’ve listed the estimated expenses if you’ll be staying in a dorm/capsule or bunk bed, this is good for a solo budget traveler. I also included the possible expenses if you are a party of two and you’ll be staying in a double room.

Hotel Bookings:  

Double room (6days/5 nights): JPY 4,372/PHP 2,000 (USD 39/ EURO 33/SGD 53/MYR 164) x 5 = JPY 21,860/PHP 10,000 (USD 195/EURO 165/SGD 265/MYR 820)

 Dorm/bunk/capsule (6days/5 nights): JPY 3,486/PHP 1,600 (USD 31/EURO 26/SGD 42/MYR 131) X 5= JPY 17,430/PHP 8,000 (USD 155/EURO 130/SGD 210/MYR 655).

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HITACHI 4

HITACHI TOUR FROM TOKYO (Kochia Hill Sightseeing Day Tour)

  • Go on a trip from Tokyo to Ibaraki Prefecture to enjoy endless seafood and flowers with an English, Chinese, or Japanese speaking guide!
  • More than 32,000 kochia plants can be seen for the ‘Kochia Carnival’ held every year from late September to mid-October
  • See numerous varieties of beautiful, seasonal flowers blossoming over Miharashi Hill
  • Enjoy a filling sushi lunch at Yamasa Seafood Restaurant, located in Nakaminato seafood market, with unlimited crab soup!
  • Get a taste of autumn with pear and chestnut picking experiences, so you can try Ibaraki’s famous sweet pears
  • Visit the famous spicy cod roe making factory “Kanefuku” and taste some of the products

BOOK TOUR 5

 

 

DAY 1UENO PARK + YAKANA + ASAKUSA + AKIHABARA

 

(Copy Day 1 itinerary above)

DAY 2DISNEYLAND OR DISNEY SEA

 

(Copy Day 2 itinerary above)

DAY 3MEIJI SHRINE + YOYOGI PARK + SHIBUYA

(Copy Day 3 itinerary above)

DAY 4HITACHI SEASIDE PARK
06:30 AMBreakfast.

 

Food budget: JPY 350/PHP 160 (USD 3/EURO 3/SGD 4.21/MYR 13)

7:00 AMETD Katsuta Station.

 

From Ueno Station: Take JR Joban Line to Katsuta Station.

 

Train fare: JPY 2,270 (USD 20/ PHP 1,030 /SGD 28/ MYR 87)

 

From Tokyo Station: Take JR Joban Line for Katsuta and alight at Mito (Ibaraki). Travel time is about 2 hours.  Transfer to JR Joban Line for Katsuta or Takahagi and get off at Katsuta Station. Transit time is about 5 minutes.

 

Train fare: JPY 2,270/PHP 1,038 (USD 20/EURO 17/SGD 27/MYR 86).

 

From Shinjuku Station: From Shinjuku Station (JR). Take JR Yamanote Line for Osaki and get off at Nippori Station. Travel time is about 22 minutes. Switch to JR Joban Line for Katsuta or Toride and alight at Kashiwa.  Transit tie is about 26 minutes. Then finally, transfer to LTD Express Hitachi 2 and get off at Katsuta. Travel time is about 57 minutes.

 

Train fare: JPY 3,270/PHP 1,496 (USD 29/EURO 25/SGD 39/MYR 123)

 

09:17 AMETA Katsuta Station.  Take exit and line up for bus to Hitachi Seaside Park.
09:30 AMETD For Hitachi Seaside Park.

 

Roundtrip bus fare + entrance fee: JPY 1,200 (PHP 548/ USD 11/ SGD 15/ MYR 46)

10:00 AMETA Hitachi Seaside Park. Pay entrance fee if you did not purchase the roundtrip ticket with free 1 day ticket to Hitachi Seaside Park.
10:15 AMExplore Hitachi Seaside Park: Suisen Garden, Miharashi Hill, Amusement Park
11:30 AMLunch

 

Food budget: JPY 800 (PHP 365/USD 7/SGD 10/MYR 31)

12:30 PMContinue exploring Hitachi Seaside Park: Tamago no Mori
03:00 PMETD Katsuta Station by bus from Hitachi Seaside Park
03:30 PMETA Katsuta Station. Train back to Tokyo (Ueno Station).

 

Train fare: JPY 3,270/PHP 1,496 (USD 29/EURO 25/SGD 39/MYR 123)

 

05:50 PMETA Ueno Station in Tokyo
07:00 PMDinner

 

Food budget: JPY 1000/PHP 457(USD 9/EURO 8/SGD 12/MYR 37)

08:00 PMBack to hotel. Sleep.

 

Sleep.

 

Double room (per person rate): JPY 4,372/PHP 2,000 (USD 39/ EURO 33/SGD 53/MYR 164)

 

Dorm room/capsule/bunk bed: JPY 3486/PHP 1,600 (USD 31/EURO 26/SGD 42/MYR 131)

DAY 5TSUKIJI MARKET +  GINZA + ODAIBA

 

(Copy Day 5 itinerary above)

DAY 6Back to Manila or home country.
TOTAL EXPENSESIf you follow the above itinerary and you book a double room (6days/5 nights) for about JPY 4,372/PHP 2,000 (USD 39/ EURO 33/SGD 53/MYR 164) x 5 nights = JPY 21,860/PHP 10,000 (USD 195/EURO 165/SGD 265/MYR 820) , prepare to spend around PHP 22,848/ JPY 49,950 (USD 447/EURO 3378/SGD 603/MYR 1882)

 

 

If you follow the above itinerary and you will be staying at a dorm room/bunk bed/capsule hotel (6days/5 nights) for about JPY 3,486/PHP 1,600 (USD 31/EURO 26/SGD 42/MYR 131) X 5= JPY 17,430/PHP 8,000 (USD 155/EURO 130/SGD 210/MYR 655), estimated costs of itinerary including the hotel is around PHP 16,028/ JPY 35,230 (USD 312/EURO 264/SGD 423/MYR 1,317). 

 

 

TOKYO ITINERARY #3: (BUDGET) TOKYO + ODAIBA

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This sample Tokyo Itinerary for 4 days 3 nights is recommended for solo budget travelers. Feel free to amend this depending on your budget and schedule.

 

 

SCHEDULEACTIVITIES
 
DAY 1UENO PARK + YAKANA + ASAKUSA + AKIHABARA
06:10 AMETA Narita Airport (Tokyo, Japan)
06:30 AMETD Narita Airport to downtown Tokyo.

 

By limousine bus: You can take a bus from Narita Airport to downtown Tokyo for JPY 2,940/PHP 1,360 (USD 27/EURO 22/SGD 36/MYR 112).

RESERVE BUS TICKET HERE

By train:

 

Option 1: Limited express train

 

Narita Airport to Ueno Station limited express train fare:

JYP 1,260/PHP 576 (USD 11.21/EURO 9.44/SGD 15/MYR 47)

 

Narita Airport to Shinjuku Station:

JYP 1,460/PHP 667 (USD 13/EURO 11/SGD 18/MYR 55)

 

Narita Airport to Tokyo Station:

JYP 1,470/PHP 672 (USD 13/EURO 11/SGD 18/MYR 55)

 

Narita Airport to Ginza:

 

JYP 1,480/PHP 677 (USD 13/EURO 11/SGD 18/MYR 55)

 

Option 2: Skyliner (expensive but faster)

 

Narita Airport to Ueno Station  Skyliner fare:

JYP 2,610/PHP 1,193 (USD 23/EURO 20/SGD 31.43/MYR 98)

BOOK DISCOUNTED TICKET HERE.

 

08:30 AMLeave luggage at hotel reception.  Breakfast.

 

Food budget: JPY 350/PHP 160 (USD 3/EURO 3/SGD 4.21/MYR 13)

09:00 AMFrom hotel head to Ueno Park.
09:20 AMETA Ueno Park. Explore park and museums.

 

Attractions: Kiyomizu Kannon Temple, Kaneiji Temple, Toshogu Shrine, Bentendo, Tokyo Museum, National Science Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Shitamachi Museum, and Ueno Zoo.

From Ueno you can also walk to Yanaka, an old town that is peppered with age-old temples and cats.

 

12:30 PMLunch at Ichiran (ramen).

 

Food budget: JPY 1000/PHP 457(USD 9/EURO 8/SGD 12/MYR 37)

01:00 PMETD Asakusa.

 

From Ueno Station. Take the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and alight at Asakusa (Tobu/Subway). Travel time is about 5 minutes and fare is JPY 170/PHP 77(USD 2/EURO 1.27/SGD 170/MYR 6.37)

01:10 PMAt Asakusa Station, take Exit 1, which is near Kaminari Gate of Sensoji Temple. Enter Nakamise Shopping Street (you can buy food and souvenirs here) via the Kaminarimon Gate and head towards Sensoji Temple.

 

Free Entrance at Sensoji Temple.

 

After exploring Sensoji Temple, head to Kokusai-dori Street, walk west until you reach Kappabashi Kitchen Street.

 

04:00 PMEnd of Asakusa Walking Tour. ETD Akihabara.

 

Option 1: From Asakusa Station (Tsukuba) to Akihabara Station, take Tsukuba Express to Akihabara for JPY 210/PHP 96 (USD 2/EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 8), travel time is about 5 minutes.

 

Option 2: Alternatively at Asakusa Station, you can take Tokyo Metro Ginza Line for Shibuya and alight at Ueno Station. Travel time is about 5 minutes. Then transfer to either Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line. Alight at Akihabara. Travel time is about 3 minutes. Fare is JPY 170/PHP 77(USD 2/EURO 1.27/SGD 170/MYR 6.37).

04:15 PMETA Akihabara Station. Explore Akihabara.
07:00 PMDinner.  Try the famed Gundam Café or AKB48 café near Akihabara Station.

 

Food cost: JPY 1000/PHP 457(USD 9/EURO 8/SGD 12/MYR 37)

 

Or try the Robot Restaurant near Shinjuku Station.

PURCHASE DISCOUNTED TICKET HERE.

08:00 PMBuy food and drinks for breakfast and snacks at convenience store (Family Mart, 7Eleven,etc)
09:00 PMBack to hotel. Sleep.

 

Double room (per person rate): JPY 4,372/PHP 2,000 (USD 39/ EURO 33/SGD 53/MYR 164)

 

Dorm room/capsule/bunk bed: JPY 3486/PHP 1,600 (USD 31/EURO 26/SGD 42/MYR 131)

DAY 2TSUKIJI MARKET +  GINZA + ODAIBA
05:00 AMETD Tsukiji Market.

Step 1: Train to Tusjiki Station.

FROM UENO STATION: To get to Tsukiji Market from Ueno Station, take the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line for NAKA-MEGURO and alight at Tsukiji Station. Transit time is about 12 minutes and fare is JPY 170/PHP 79 (USD 2/EURO 1.31/SGD 2/MYR 7).

FROM TOKYO STATION: To get to Tsukiji Market from Tokyo Station, take the Marunouchi Line for OGIKUBO or SHINJUKU and alight at Ginza Station. Transit time is 2 minutes. Transfer to Metro Hibiya Line for KITA-SENJU or KITA-KOSHIGAYA and alight at Tsukiji Station. Transit time is about 3 minutes. Total fare is JPY 170/PHP 79 (USD 2/EURO 1.31/SGD 2/MYR 7).

FROM SHINJUKU STATION: To get to Tsukiji Market from Shinjuku Station (New Line/Toei), take Toei Subway Oedo Line for TOCHOMAE and get off at Tsukiji-shijo Station. Travel time is about 21 minutes and fare is JPY 270 /PHP 126 (USD 2.46/EURO 2/SGD 3.35/MYR 11).

STEP 2:

 

If you want to see the auction that runs between 5:25 AM and 5:50 AM, you must go there and line up by 5:00 AM and apply at Osakana Fukyu Center (Fish Information Center) at the Kachidoki Gate. First group will be admitted between 5:25 AM and 5:50 AM, while the 2nd group can enter the inner market to see the auction at around 5:50 to 6:15 AM. Limit is only 120 person per day.

 

If you miss the auction, don’t fret as you can still explore the outer areas of the market. While you are there, have sushi breakfast or lunch at one of the local restaurants.

Travel Tip: Avoid entering the restricted areas and do not touch anything. Do not bring your large luggage or obstruct traffic. Wear closed shoes, not sandals or high heels.

 

Food budget: JPY 2,000/PHP 918 (USD 18/EURO 15/SGD 24/MYR 75)

09:00 AMWalk to Ginza Shopping District, an upscale shopping district.  Most shops here are open though from 10:00 AM onwards. Check out yon-chome where Harumi-dori and Chou dori intersect.

 

From Tsukiji Station, you may also take the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line for Naka-Meguro and alight at Ginza Station.  Fare is JPY 170/PHP 78 (USD 2/EURO 1.29/SGD 2/MYR 6). Transit time is approximately 3 minutes.

09:20 AMExplore Ginza shopping district. Check out yon-chome where Harumi-dori and Chou dori intersect.

 

12:00 PMLunch at Isomura (north of the faous Kabukiza Theater). Cheap kushiage (deep-fried skewers).

 

JPY 1000/PHP 457(USD 9/EURO 8/SGD 12/MYR 37)

01:00 PMETD Odaiba (Odaiba-Kaihinkoen Station)

 

From Ginza shopping district: From Ginza Station, take the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line for Shibuya and get off at Shimbashi Station. Travel time is about 2 minutes. Fare is roughly Fare is JPY 170/PHP 78 (USD 2/EURO 1.29/SGD 2/MYR 6). Transit time is approximately 3 minutes. Transfer to Yurikamome for Toyosi and get off at Odaiba-Kaihinkoen Station. Transit time is about 13 minutes and fare is JPY 320/PHP 146 (USD 4/EURO 2.42/SGD 4/MYR 12).

 

Total train fare: JPY 490/224 (USD 3/EURO 4/SGD 6/MYR 18). Transit time is about 22 minutes.

01:30 PMETA Odaiba. Explore. Walk for about 3 minutes to Odaiba Seaside Park promenade and elevated walkways. Don’t miss the Statue of Liberty, a famous photo op with the Rainbow Bridge as the background.
2:00 PMHead to Driver City Plaza is a shopping mall in Odaiba largely known for the 18 meter statue of Gundam robot.  Explore Odaiba and go shopping.
06:00 PMDinner.

 

Food budget: JPY 1000/PHP 457(USD 9/EURO 8/SGD 12/MYR 37)

07:00 PMThe Gundam robot statue in Odaiba lights up every day from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM with steam spewing from its chest. And around 7:30 PM, 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM daily, visitors can watch him test his pilot skills against the backdrop projected on the Diver City Tokyo wall behind the Gundam.
08:30 PMETD hotel.

 

To Ueno Station:

From Odaiba-Kahinkoen Station. Take the Yurikamome for Shimbashi Station. Fare is JPY 320/PHP 146 (USD 4/EURO 2.42/SGD 4/MYR 12). Travel time is about 14 minutes. From Shimbashi Station, transfer to JR Joban line for Tsuchiura or Toride and alight at Ueno. Transit time is about 8 minutes. Fare is JPY 160/PHP 73 (USD 1.43/EURO 1.21/SGD 2/MYR 6).

 

Total train fare is: JPY 480/PHP 219 (USD 4/EURO 4/SGD 6/MYR 18). Transit time is about 29 minutes.

 

 

To Tokyo Station:

 

From Odaiba-Kahinkoen Station ride the Yurikamome for Shimbashi. Fare is JPY 320/PHP 146 (USD 4/EURO 2.42/SGD 4/MYR 12). Travel time is about 14 minutes. From Shimbashi Station, switch to JR Yamanote Line or JR Tokaido Line and alight at Tokyo Station. Travel time is around minutes. Fare is JPY 140/PHP 64 (USD 1.25/EURO 1/SGD 2/MYR 5)

 

Total train fare is: JPY 140/PHP 64 (USD 1.25/EURO 1/SGD 2/MYR 5). Total travel time is about 23 minutes.

 

 

09:30 PMETA Hotel. Sleep.

 

Double room (per person rate): JPY 4,372/PHP 2,000 (USD 39/ EURO 33/SGD 53/MYR 164)

 

Dorm room/capsule/bunk bed: JPY 3486/PHP 1,600 (USD 31/EURO 26/SGD 42/MYR 131)

DAY 3MEIJI SHRINE + YOYOGI PARK + SHIBUYA
07:00 AMBreakfast.

 

Food budget: JPY 350/PHP 160 (USD 3/EURO 3/SGD 4.21/MYR 13)

07:30 AMETD Harajuko Station for Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park.

 

From Ueno Station: Take JR Yamanote Line and alight at Harajuku Station. Train fare is JPY 200/PHP 94 (USD 2/EURO 2/SGD 2/MYR 8) and travel time is 30 minutes. Take Omote-sando exit.

 

From Shinjuku Station (JR): Take the JR Yamanote Line and alight at Harajuku Station. Travel time is about 4 minutes and fare is JPY 140/PHP 65 (USD 1.28/EURO 1/SGD 2/MYR 5.45)

 

From Tokyo Station: Take the JR Chuo/Ome Line and alight at Shinjulu Station. Transit time is about 13-14 minutes. Transfer to JR Yamanote Line and alight at Harajuku. Transit time is about 4 minutes. Train fare is JPY 200/PHP 93 (USD 2 /EURO 2/SGD 2.48/MYR 8).

 

08:00 AMETA Harajuku Station. Walk to Meiji Shrine.
08:10 AMETA Meiji Shrine. Explore.
10:00 AMExit Meiji Shrine from the same entrance gate and walk towards Yoyogi Park.

 

Entrance fee: FREE

10:15 AMETA Yoyogi Park. Explore.

 

Entrance fee: FREE

11:30 AMWalk back to Harujuko. Lunch at Harajuko Gyoza Lou/Harajuku Gyozaro (one of Tokyo’s best dumplings). Take note that they only serve dumplings. Be prepared to queue.

Food Budget: JPY 980/PHP 450 (USD 9/EURO 7/SGD 11/MYR 37)

01:00 PMExplore and shop at Harajuku.  Don’t miss Takeshita Street, the hub for the culture of street fashion in Tokyo.
03:00 PMWalk back to Harajuku Station.  ETD Shibuya.

 

From Harajuku Station, take JR Yamanote Line for Osaki and alight at Shibuya Station. Travel time is about 3 minutes.

 

Train fare: JPY 140/PHP 64 (USD 1.25/EURO 1/SGD 2/MYR 5)

03:05 PMETA Shibuya Station. Take Hachiko Exit. Walk towards Hachiko statue. Photo op.
03:15 PMWalk towards Shibuya Crossing. Try crossing here. Photo op.

 

To photograph or video the iconic “Shibuya Scramble”, try these spots:

2nd floor of Starbucks Tsutaya, Excel Hotel Building.

 

We shot it from the pedestrian walkway to Inokashira Line Shibuya Station (see building here http://goo.gl/Z4M4mP), problem is the glass has some meshed wires, but if you are using a zoom lens, it’s not really obvious. There are areas near the JR station without meshed wires.

 

04:00 PMExplore Shibuya. Go shopping.
06:00 PMEarly dinner at Sushi-go round Restaurant Shibuya.  Affordable conveyor belt sushi in Shibuya and some staff are Filipinos.

 

Food budget: JPY 1000/PHP 457(USD 9/EURO 8/SGD 12/MYR 37)

07:00 PMETD Roppongi Hills.

 

From Shibuya Station, take the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line for Asakusa. Alight at Aoyoma-Itchome Station. Travel time is about 5 minutes.  Transfer to Toei Subway Oedo Line for Tochoae and alight at Roponggi Hills. Travel time is about 2 minutes.

 

Total train fare: JPY 280/PHP 128 (USD 3/EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 11).

 

07:15 PMETA Roppongi Hills. Viewing deck.  Photo op.

 

Entrance fee:

Adult – JPY 1,800/PHP 839 (USD 16 /EURO 14/SGD 22/MYR 70)

Children – JPY 600/PHP 280 (USD 5/EURO 5/SGD 8/MYR 23)

09:00 PMETD Hotel.

 

To Ueno Station: From Shibuya Station, take Metro Hibiya Lane for Tobu-dobutsu-koen. Alight at Ueno. Travel time is about 25 minutes.

Train fare: JPY 200/PHP 91 (USD 2/ EURO 2/SGD 2.41/MYR8)

 

To Shinjuku Station: From Shibuya Station, take Toei Subway Oedo Line for Hikarigaoko and alight ay Shinjuku Station (New Line/Toei).  Transit time is about 15 minutes.

Train fare: JPY 220/PHP 101 (USD 2/ EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 8)

 

 

09:30 PMETA Hotel.

 

Double room (per person rate): JPY 4,372/PHP 2,000 (USD 39/ EURO 33/SGD 53/MYR 164)

 

Dorm room/capsule/bunk bed: JPY 3486/PHP 1,600 (USD 31/EURO 26/SGD 42/MYR 131)

TOTAL EXPENSESIf you follow the itinerary above (hotel not included), prepare to spend around JPY 14,090/PHP 6,410 (USD 125/EURO 106/SGD 169/MYR 527).

 

 

 

If you follow the above itinerary and you’ll be staying in a double room for about JPY 4,372/PHP 2,000 (USD 39/ EURO 33/SGD 53/MYR 164) per day, estimated total expenses is:  JPY 27,027/PHP 12,296 (USD 239/EURO 203/SGD 325/MYR 1,010) for a 4 days 3 nights Tokyo trip. If  for example, you’re able to book a PHP 7,000/JPY 15,387 (USD 136/EURO 115/SGD 185/MYR 5775) roundtrip ticket via Jetstar during seat sale, this itinerary will cost you around JPY 42,414/PHP 19,296 (USD 375/EURO 318/SGD 509/MYR 1,585).

If you follow the above itinerary and you’ll be staying in a dorm/bunk bed or capsule hotel, prepare around: JPY 24,548/PHP 11,168(USD 217/EURO 184/SGD 295/MYR 918) for a Tokyo 4 days 3 nights trip.  If you’re able to snag a PHP 7,000/JPY 15,387 (USD 136/EURO 115/SGD).

 

TOKYO ITINERARY 6


HOW GET AROUND TOKYO:

 

First off, Google Maps and Hyperdia.com are your best friends in Tokyo. Both of them will make your life easier when touring Tokyo DIY style, so always consult them.

TOKYO HOP ON HOP OFF BUS TOUR

 

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BOOK HOP ON HOP OFF

 

TOKYO SUBWAY TICKET

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BUY TICKETS

HOW TO GET TO TOKYO CITY FROM TOKYO AIRPORT (NARITA AIRPORT)

TOKYO SKY LINER

 

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BOOK BUS

TOKYO NARITA AIRPORT LIMOUSINE BUS

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BOOK BUS

 

TOKYO WI-FI

 

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BOOK RESERVE
TOKYO SIMCARD

 

BOOK RESERVE

 

WHERE TO GET DISCOUNTED TOKYO TICKETS:

 

TOKYO TOWER MAIN OBSERVATORY

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BUY TICKETS

 

 

 

Sanrio Puroland Admission Ticket

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ROBOT RESTAURANT

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TOKYO KIMONO EXPERIENCE

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TOKYO SKYTREE

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BUY TICKETS

 

AFFORDABLE TOKYO TOURS:

 

TOKYO MORNING TOUR

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BOOK TOUR 4

Tour includes a visit to the following: Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace Plaza
Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Center, Ueno and Akihabara. Tour package is inclusive of entrance fees, hotel pick up, Enlish speaking guide and transportation.

 

Tokyo Afternoon Tour

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BOOK TOUR 4

TOKYO WALKING TOUR

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BOOK TOUR 5

TOKYO DYNAMIC TOUR

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BOOK TOUR 4

 

Tokyo Asakusa Rickshaw Tour

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BOOK TOUR 4

Tour includes a visit to the following: Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace Plaza
Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Center, Ueno and Akihabara. Tour package is inclusive of entrance fees, hotel pick up, Enlish speaking guide and transportation.

 

 

WHERE TO STAY IN TOKYO

If you are looking budget hotels in Tokyo, Ueno has a good number of budget options and they are situated in quiet neighborhoods. It’s also near the airport.

 

Centurion Hotel Ueno

agoda centuarion

2-3-4 Taito-ku, Ueno, Tokyo, Japan

CHECK RATES 

 

HOTEL MYSTAYS Ueno-Iriyaguchi

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5-5-13, Higashi-ueno, Taito-ku, Ueno, Tokyo, Japan

This is where we stayed at.

CHECK RATES

 

Hotel Sardonyx Ueno

AGODA SARDONYX

6-6-7 Ueno Taito-ku, Ueno, Tokyo, Japan

CHECK RATES

 

 

 


HOW GET AROUND TOKYO:

 

First off, Google Maps and Hyperdia.com are your best friends in Tokyo. Both of them will make your life easier when touring Tokyo DIY style, so always consult them.

TOKYO HOP ON HOP OFF BUS TOUR

 

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BOOK HOP ON HOP OFF

 

TOKYO SUBWAY TICKET

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BUY TICKETS

HOW TO GET TO TOKYO CITY FROM TOKYO AIRPORT (NARITA AIRPORT)

TOKYO SKY LINER

 

tokyo train

BOOK BUS

TOKYO NARITA AIRPORT LIMOUSINE BUS

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BOOK BUS

 

TOKYO WI-FI

 

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BOOK RESERVE
TOKYO SIMCARD

 

BOOK RESERVE

 

WHERE TO GET DISCOUNTED TOKYO TICKETS:

 

TOKYO TOWER MAIN OBSERVATORY

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BUY TICKETS

 

 

 

Sanrio Puroland Admission Ticket

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BUY TICKETS

 

 

ROBOT RESTAURANT

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BOOK RESERVE

TOKYO KIMONO EXPERIENCE

TOKYO 130

BOOK RESERVE

 

TOKYO SKYTREE

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BUY TICKETS

 

AFFORDABLE TOKYO TOURS:

 

TOKYO MORNING TOUR

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BOOK TOUR 4

Tour includes a visit to the following: Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace Plaza
Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Center, Ueno and Akihabara. Tour package is inclusive of entrance fees, hotel pick up, Enlish speaking guide and transportation.

 

Tokyo Afternoon Tour

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BOOK TOUR 4

TOKYO WALKING TOUR

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BOOK TOUR 5

TOKYO DYNAMIC TOUR

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BOOK TOUR 4

 

Tokyo Asakusa Rickshaw Tour

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BOOK TOUR 4

Tour includes a visit to the following: Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace Plaza
Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Center, Ueno and Akihabara. Tour package is inclusive of entrance fees, hotel pick up, Enlish speaking guide and transportation.

 

 

WHERE TO STAY IN TOKYO

If you are looking budget hotels in Tokyo, Ueno has a good number of budget options and they are situated in quiet neighborhoods. It’s also near the airport.

 

Centurion Hotel Ueno

agoda centuarion

2-3-4 Taito-ku, Ueno, Tokyo, Japan

CHECK RATES 

 

HOTEL MYSTAYS Ueno-Iriyaguchi

agoda my stay

5-5-13, Higashi-ueno, Taito-ku, Ueno, Tokyo, Japan

This is where we stayed at.

CHECK RATES

 

Hotel Sardonyx Ueno

AGODA SARDONYX

6-6-7 Ueno Taito-ku, Ueno, Tokyo, Japan

CHECK RATES

 

 

ALSO READ:

TOP TOKYO ATTRACTIONS AND HOW TO GET THERE

OSAKA TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget + Itinerary)

KYOTO TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget + Itinerary) Blog

NAGOYA TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget + Itinerary) Blog

JAPAN: OSAKA KYOTO NARA ITINERARY (with Budget)

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  1. Hi Gael,

    Thanks for sharing your Japan itineraries. This is really a big help for me and my friend who’s planning to travel by March next year. I’ve got one concern because we are planning to have a trip in Sapporo/Hokkaido too aside from Tokyo. Do you also have any available itinerary for that location? 🙂

    Hope you could help us out too with this.
    Looking forward for your reply. Thank you.

    Kim 🙂

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