Last winter, we had the time of our life when we were in Tokyo. I have now been there 3 times: once 10 years ago, and two of these times were last winter with Simone. We first went for three days to Tokyo on our way to Hong Kong. When our plans in Hong Kong fell through, we were happy to go back to Tokyo and spend a week in a Airbnb in Kanagawa, from where we could also explore a bit around the capital.
We both really loved our time in Japan and would recommend anyone to go for at least a week in Tokyo, even more if you can!
Best places to visit when you have a week in Tokyo
Tokyo is a huge city, it extends very far and even though the metro is amazing, we still had a short time-span in the capital. So here are the best places to visit during your week in Tokyo to have an amazing trip!
Modern and busy Tokyo: Harajuka, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Akihabara
Traditional places to visit in Tokyo: Asakusa, Meiji Jingu, Ueno
Your week in Tokyo should include a visit to places in the city that are more traditional, with some temples and shrines, and have kept some of the past’s atmosphere. A few places in the center of Tokyo are absolute musts in that regard.
Related post: If you’re into temples, you should check out our Hong Kong post!