Ozvirginuk From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 396 posts, RR: 5 Posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1976 times:
Myself, my partner and a couple of our friends are heading out to Tokyo in a week or so, and we'll be spending 5 nights there. Flights are booked (well STBY on VS...) and hotel sorted..
I'm hoping some of you guys and gals on here could provide me with some recommendations of things we should do. We already have a day trip out to Fuji booked, but as for the rest, we're open to suggestion....
I assume this threat should be in the "Non-Aviation" part, anyway.
What are you interested in?!
For first time visitors I would recommend to put following areas into your must see list:
- Shinjuku (go up to the big Twin Tower Building free of charge)
- Ginza (including Emperor Palace)
- Roppongi (in place, nightlife for locals and expats/tourists)
- Odaiba Island
If you want to head outside the city I would recommend:
1. Kamakura (Big Buddha)
Since you only stay 5 days you might skip Nikko as this would be an entire daytrip. Kamakura could be a half day or you might combine it with Yokohama and do an entire day.
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CinJA From Singapore, joined Jan 2007, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1930 times:
Of course, a quick trip to Haneda for some spotting is an idea - the 4th busiest airport in the world, with two observation decks and several interesting liveries make this a good destination for any aviation enthusiast.
Another idea is Hama Rikyu, a large Japanese garden near Shimbashi.
Unfortunately you are going to miss the May sumo tournament which ends May 27th.