If you’re planning a trip to Japan, Tokyo is likely top of your list of must-visit destinations. As the capital city and a global hub of culture, technology, and innovation, Tokyo offers a unique blend of traditional and modern experiences that will captivate any traveler. In this blog, we’ll take you through an ideal 3-day itinerary for a Tokyo trip that will make the most of your time in this vibrant city.

Day 1: Modern Tokyo


Start your day at the iconic Tokyo Tower to get panoramic views of the city. Then, explore the modern side of Tokyo by visiting the Shibuya Crossing, one of the busiest intersections in the world. While you’re in the area be sure to stop by the iconic Tower Records music store.

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For lunch in Japan, sushi is a must! For the freshest meal, we recommend an omakase, a daily rotating chef-curated menu, or trying a sushi-making experience. Afterward, shop till you drop for all of your souvenirs, trendy Japanese snacks, and beauty items at the infamous Don Quijote before heading to the legendary Ichiran Ramen for dinner.


Finally, enjoy the city lights with a Private Helicopter Tour or by visiting the Tokyo Skytree. For the best unique nightlife experience from the ground, check out the vibrant distinct of Shinjuku.

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Day 2: Traditional Tokyo


Dive into Japan’s traditional side on Day 2 by first exploring the historic Asakusa district. Be sure to visit one of Tokyo’s most famous and historic temples, the Sensoji Temple. Here you can see the Thunder Gate (Kaminarimon), the shopping street (Nakamise-dori), and the main hall where visitors can offer prayers.


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Grab lunch near your next stop, Ueno Park. We recommend checking out Gyukatsu Motomura Ueno, which offers delicious gyukatsu (fried beef cutlet) and boasts a 4.7 rating with over 4,000 reviews. After lunch, head over to the Tokyo National Museum; Here you can immerse yourself in centuries of art and history while exploring the museum’s vast collection of Japanese art and artifacts.


For dinner, stop by the Tsukiji Fish Market, one of the largest and busiest fish markets in the world. While the inner wholesale market has moved locations, Tsukiji remains a popular destination for individual customers offering fresh seafood, sushi & more.

Finish the day with a stroll through the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace. Despite housing Japan’s Imperial Family, the garden portion of the Imperial complex is open to the public and provides a unique glimpse into the history of Japan’s Imperial past.

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Day 3: Day Trip to Mt. Fuji

No trip to Japan is complete without a visit to the iconic Mount Fuji. Located about an hour and a half outside of Tokyo, this awe-inspiring natural wonder is the tallest mountain in Japan at 3,776 meters (12,389 feet). 

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