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

Nakamise Dori (30 minutes)

As you walk toward the temple buildings, check out the historic Nakamise Dori shopping street whose souvenir shops and food vendors have been serving temple visitors for centuries.

Hama Rikyu (1 hour)

Disembark at Hama Rikyu and spend time exploring the garden. Afterwards head to Shiodome Station and board the Yurikamome elevated train to Odaiba. Try to sit in the front of the first car for the best views.

Aquacity and Decks (1 hour)

Arrive at Daiba Station and explore the Aquacity and Decks shopping and entertainment malls. Inside you will find a large variety of shops, restaurants, and indoor theme parks such as Joypolis, Legoland, and the Trick Art Museum.

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.

Taikokan

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.

Hanayashiki

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.

Walk across Rainbow Bridge

The Rainbow Bridge connects Odaiba with the rest of Tokyo. It is possible to walk across the bridge visa a pedestrian walkway that follows along the bridge's lower deck.

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.
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Hotel Century Southern Tower
The most conveniently located hotel in Shinjuku, just a few steps from the station entrance.
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Japanican
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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Page last updated: October 23, 2016