discover Tokyo Itineraries

5 Days

in and around Tokyo

Day 1

Start your day in eastern Shinjuku, a buzzing district that epitomizes modern Tokyo. The area is full of restaurants and cafés, so pick whatever breakfast option catches your eye as you stroll through the busy city streets. Head for the Samurai Museum, where visitors can try on lacquered armor while the enthusiastic English-speaking guides give regular demonstrations of sword moves including terrifying battle cries. For lunch, grab some ramen at Tenkkaippin (www.tenkaippin.co.jp); this small but lively restaurant is popular with ramen geeks who obsess over the high-fat kotteri (rich) broth. In the evening, head to Shinjuku’s Golden Gai ...

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