The following is a suggested full day itinerary for fast paced travelers combining Tokyo's historic Asakusa District and modern Odaiba District. This itinerary can be extended with a few additions.

Start at Asakusa Station
Walk to Kaminarimon Gate
5 minutes
Kaminarimon Gate
Iconic gate in Asaskusa 10 minutes
The Kaminarimon Gate marks the entrance to Sensoji Temple in Asakusa.
Nakamise Dori
Shopping Street 30 minutes
The historic Nakamise Dori is a shopping street and the main approach to Sensoji Temple. The souvenir shops and food vendors that line the street have been serving temple visitors for centuries.
Sensoji Temple
Buddhist temple 30 minutes
Sensoji Temple is one of Tokyo's most colorful and popular temples as well as one of the city's oldest. Walk around the grounds and explore the temple buildings which include a main hall and a five storied pagoda.
Around the temple
Old fashioned neighborhoods 30 minutes
After exiting the temple grounds, check out the old-fashioned neighborhoods around Asakusa like Dempoin Street and Shin-Nakamise Shopping Street
Walk to Tokyo Cruise Boat Pier
10 minutes
Sumida River Boat Ride
Boat Ride 35 minutes
Take the sightseeing water bus from Asakusa to Hama Rikyu Garden. Entrance into the garden is included in the fare.
Disembark at Hama Rikyu Garden
Hama Rikyu Garden
Traditional Japanese-styled garden 60 minutes
Explore the attractive landscape garden in central Tokyo, go for a stroll and enjoy the seasonal flowers in bloom. Hama Rikyu is one of the places to see modern Tokyo with its skyscrapers juxtaposed against a traditionally styled garden.
Walk to Shiodome Station
5-10 minutes
Take the Yurikamome elevated train to Daiba Station
15 minutes
Aquacity and Decks
Shopping and entertainment 60 minutes
Aquacity and Decks are are two large shopping and entertainment malls in Odaiba, offering indoor theme parks, shops and restaurants.
Walk to Palette Town
10 minutes
Palette Town
Shopping and entertainment 90 minutes
Another large shopping and entertainment facility on Odaiba featuring the Venus Fort shopping mall and Toyota Mega Web.
Walk to Diver City
5 minutes
Diver City
Shopping and entertainment 30 minutes
The life-sized Gundam statue is one of the main attractions at Diver City, as well as the Gundam shop in the mall.
Walk south along the west promenade to the Miraikan
10 minutes
Science Museum 60 minutes
The National Science Museum (Miraikan) is an excellent science museum with interactive and bilingual exhibits. Visitors can see innovative technology across a wide variety of disciplines.
Walk south via the Telecom Center for Oedo Onsen
10 minutes
Oedo Onsen
Hot spring facility
End the day at Oedo Onsen, an Edo Period themed hot spring.

Recommended Additions

Tokyo Skytree

Across the Sumida River is the Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower in Japan. The complex has two observation decks with great views over the city, as well as the Tokyo Solamachi shopping center and Sumida Aquarium. The Tokyo Skytree is about a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute train ride from Asakusa.


Drums from around the world, including Japanese taiko drums, are exhibited in this small museum. Visitors can play several of the drums. The museum is located above a store.


Originally opened as a flower park, Hanayashiki is a small amusement park with a history of more than 150 years. Located just a few steps from Sensoji, the nostalgic amusement park including a small Ferris wheel, roller coaster, carousel and space shot.

Tokyo Big Sight

Several popular conventions, such as the Tokyo Motor Show, Anime Fair and Comiket, are held at the spectacularly designed Tokyo Big Sight on the Eastern side of Odaiba.

Hotels around Tokyo

Recommended Hotels
Backpackers Hostel K's House Tokyo
One of the most popular hostels in Tokyo.
Hotel Century Southern Tower
The most conveniently located hotel in Shinjuku, just a few steps from the station entrance.
Hotel Metropolitan Marunouchi
Adjacent to Tokyo Station, this is one of the city's most convenient and comfortable hotels.
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Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku
Just a few steps from Shinjuku Station, this hotel ranks among Tokyo's best values.
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Keio Plaza Hotel
One of Tokyo's most popular hotels and best values, a 5-10 minute walk from the station.
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Ritz Carlton Tokyo Hotel
Leading 5-star hotel on the top floors of Tokyo Midtown.
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Shangri-La Hotel
Adjacent to Tokyo Station, this is the city's most conveniently located 5-star hotel.
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