Tokyo is always a must-visit whenever I’m in Japan. Tokyo is massive with lots of interesting districts, each with its distinct vibe and set of cool attractions. If you only have a few days to visit Tokyo, it’s important to plan ahead.

Here are sample itineraries for 1 to 6 days in Tokyo, perfect for first-time travelers who want to maximize their trip.

Tokyo Itinerary Blog Contents

3 Days Tokyo Itinerary

Day 1 — Harajuku, Shibuya & Shinjuku

Day 2 — Asakusa, Ueno & Odaiba

Day 3 — teamLab & Tokyo Tower

Where to Stay in Tokyo

Tokyo Budget & Expenses

1 Day Tokyo Itinerary (24 hours)

2 Days Tokyo Itinerary (48 hours)

4 Days Tokyo Itinerary with Mt Fuji Day Tour

4 Days Tokyo Itinerary with Disneyland (4D3N)

5 Days Tokyo Itinerary (5D4N)

Detailed 3D2N Tokyo Itinerary

3 Days Tokyo Itinerary (3D2N)

This 3 days and 2 nights Tokyo itinerary guides you through the city’s diverse districts, each offering its own unique character, dynamic mix of modern and traditional.

Begin in the eclectic streets of Harajuku, Shibuya, and Shinjuku on Day 1, witnessing the bustling energy of Tokyo. Day 2 leads you through the historic district of Asakusa and the cultural sites of Ueno, while Day 3 immerses you in the cutting-edge art of teamLab Borderless and iconic Tokyo Tower views.

Scroll down for the budget/expenses breakdown, and sample itineraries for 1, 2, 4, or 5 days in Tokyo. I also included an alternative 3-day itinerary in case you want to squeeze in a quick day trip to Mount Fuji area. Check out the 5 days sample itinerary if you want to visit both Tokyo Disneyland and go on a day trip to Mount Fuji.

Day 1 — Harajuku, Shibuya & Shinjuku

Flight or train to Tokyo.

12 NN — Arrive at Narita International Airport (or Haneda).

Airport to Tokyo Express Train — JPY 2,310 (Book here).

1 PM — Claim Tokyo Subway Ticket at any Metro Station — JPY 1,500 for 3 days unli ticket (Book here).

Tokyo hotel check-in (Book here / Compare Rates).

2 PM — Train to Harajuku.

3 PM — Meiji Shrine.

4 PM — Takeshita Street (Quick Photo Stop).

4:30 PM — Tokyu Plaza Mirror Escalator.

5 PM — Train to Shibuya.

5:30 PM — Shibuya Sky — JPY 2,500 (Book here).

7 PM — Shibuya Crossing & Hachiko Square.

8 PM — Train to Shinjuku.

8:30 PM — Godzilla, 3D Cat Billboard, Piss Alley.

Day 2 — Asakusa, Ueno & Odaiba

8 AM — Train to Asakusa.

9 AM — Sensoji Temple.

10 AM — Train to Ueno.

10:30 AM — Tokyo National Museum & Ueno Park.

12:30 NN — Ameya Yokocho Market.

2 PM — Train to Odaiba (Daiba station).

3 PM — Unicorn Gundam Statue.

Harajuku, Akihabara, or Shinjuku.

Day 3 — teamLab & Tokyo Tower

8 AM — Train to Minato City (Onarimon / Akabanebashi / Kamiyacho station).

9 AM — Tokyo Tower — JPY 1,200 (Book here).

10 AM — teamLab Borderless — JPY 4,000 (Book here).

2 PM — Roppongi Hills.

3 PM — Train/Bus to Narita or Haneda Airport.

Feel free to tweak the activities & timings based on your traveling style, schedule, & attractions that interest you the most.

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Tokyo Budget & Expenses

To help you set your own budget, here are the expenses if you follow the 3 days itinerary posted above. Make sure to review all discounts & online booking prices.

Activities/attraction costs breakdown

Shibuya Sky — JPY 2,500 (Book here) — Per person admission/entrance fee.

teamLab Borderless — JPY 4,000 (Book here) — Per person admission/entrance fee.

Tokyo National Museum — JPY 1,000 — Per person admission/entrance fee.

 

Transport expenses breakdown

Tokyo-Narita Airport Express Train — JPY 4,620 Roundtrip fare per person.

Tokyo Subway Unli Ticket (72-hours) — JPY 1,500 (Book here) — Per person for 72 hours unlimited rides ticket.

Plaza Omotesando (shopping mall) in Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan

Total Budget Travel Expenses

Transport — JPY 6,120 / PHP 2,264 — Airport express + unli metro train fares for 3 days.

Accommodations  — JPY 6,000 / PHP 2,220 — Per person. 2 nights stay in a budget hostel.

Food — JPY 10,800 / PHP 3,996 — Local food for 3 days. JPY 1,200 per meal budget.

Sub-total (without activities) — JPY 22,920 / PHP 8480.4 — Excluding attractions/activities & flights. Including accommodations, food & transport.

The amount above serves as a good reference for how much to spend on a budget trip to Tokyo. As you may already know, actual expenses may vary depending on what you choose to include in your itinerary. If you have the means to indulge, simply use the expenses provided to calculate your estimated budget.

Activities — JPY 7,500 / PHP 2,775 —  Admission tickets/entrance fees on selected activities mentioned above.

TOTAL (with activities) — JPY 30,420 / PHP 11,255 —  Including activities & expenses above.

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Other expenses

Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea — JPY 7,900 (Book here) — Per person admission/entrance fee.

Tokyo Skytree — JPY 1,800 (Book here) — Per person admission/entrance fee.

Japan Travel eSIM — JPY 731 (Book here)

Klook Pass Greater Tokyo — JPY 6,961 (Book here)

Japan Train/Shinkansen (Book here)

Where to Stay in Tokyo

Click below to see rates and compare hotels in Tokyo within your budget.

Recommended Tokyo Hotels

Palace Hotel Tokyo (Book here / Compare Rates)
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Asakusa Tobu Hotel (Book here / Compare Rates)
Mid-range / Asakusa

Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu (Book here / Compare Rates)
Mid-range / Shibuya

APA Hotel Asakusa – Ekimae (Book here / Compare Rates)
Budget / Asakusa

APA Hotel TKP Nippori Ekimae (Book here / Compare Rates)
Budget / Ueno

Glamping Tokyo Asakusa (Book here / Compare Rates)
Budget Backpacker / Asakusa

Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa (Book here / Compare Rates)
Budget Backpacker / Asakusa

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1 Day Tokyo Itinerary (24 hours or less)

If you only have 1 day in Tokyo, here’s a sample itinerary that covers both the modern and traditional side of Japan.

Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan Japan

8 AM — Train to Asakusa.

9 AM — Sensoji Temple.

10 AM — Train to Harajuku.

11 AM — Takeshita Street.

1 PM — Meiji Shrine.

3 PM — Tokyu Plaza Mirror Escalator.

3:30 PM — Train to Shibuya.

4 PM — Shibuya Crossing & Hachiko Square

5 PM — Shibuya Sky — JPY 2,500.

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6:30 PM — Train to Shinjuku.

7 PM — Godzilla, 3D Cat Billboard, Piss Alley.

 

2 Days Tokyo Itinerary (48 hours)

This 2-day itinerary is similar to the 3 days itinerary posted above, but without teamLab and Roponggi hills.

Meiji Jingu Shrine, in Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan

Day 1 — Harajuku, Shibuya & Shinjuku

Flight or train to Tokyo.

12 NN — Arrive at Narita International Airport (or Haneda).

Airport to Tokyo Express Train — JPY 2,310 (Book here).

1 PM — Claim Tokyo Subway Ticket at any Metro Station — JPY 1,500 for 3 days unli ticket (Book here).

Tokyo hotel check-in (Book here).

2 PM — Train to Harajuku.

3 PM — Meiji Shrine.

4 PM — Takeshita Street (Quick Photo Stop).

4:30 PM — Tokyu Plaza Mirror Escalator.

5 PM — Train to Shibuya.

5:30 PM — Shibuya Sky — JPY 2,500 (Book here).

7 PM — Shibuya Crossing & Hachiko Square.

8 PM — Train to Shinjuku.

8:30 PM — Godzilla, 3D Cat Billboard, Piss Alley.

Day 2 — Asakusa, Ueno & Odaiba

Kiyomizu Kannon-Do in Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan

8 AM — Train to Asakusa.

9 AM — Sensoji Temple.

10 AM — Train to Ueno.

10:30 AM — Tokyo National Museum & Ueno Park.

12:30 PM — Ameya Yokocho Market.

2 PM — Train to Odaiba (Daiba station).

3 PM — Unicorn Gundam Statue.

Train/Bus to Narita or Haneda Airport.

3 Days Tokyo Itinerary with Mt Fuji Day Tour

If it’s your first time in Japan and you want to see the iconic Mount Fuji, you can book a quick day tour for your second day in Tokyo. Here’s a sample itinerary in Tokyo.

Day 1 — Harajuku & Shibuya

Takeshita Street, Tokyo

Flight or train to Tokyo.

12 NN — Arrive at Narita International Airport (or Haneda).

Airport to Tokyo Express Train — JPY 2,310 (Book here).

1 PM — Claim Tokyo Subway Ticket at any Metro Station — JPY 1,500 for 3 days unli ticket (Book here).

Tokyo hotel check-in (Book here / Compare Rates).

2 PM — Train to Harajuku.

3 PM — Meiji Shrine.

4 PM — Takeshita Street (Quick Photo Stop).

4:30 PM — Tokyu Plaza Mirror Escalator.

5 PM — Train to Shibuya.

5:30 PM — Shibuya Sky — JPY 2,500 (Book here).

7 PM — Shibuya Crossing & Hachiko Square.

Day 2 — Mount Fuji & Shinjuku

7:50 AM — Mount Fuji Tour — JPY 7,475 (Book here).

10:20 AM — Mt. Fuji 5th Station (Sky Palace) or Fujisan World Heritage Center.

Oishi Park, Kawaguchi-ko.

12:10 NN — Lake Kawaguchi.

1:10 PM — Oshino Hakkai.

Lunch.

2:50 PM — Gotemba Premium Outlets.

6:20 PM — Tokyo drop-off.

6:30 PM — Shinjuku — Godzilla, 3D Cat Billboard, Piss Alley.

Day 3 — teamLab & Tokyo Tower

Sensō-ji temple in Asakusa, Tokyo

8 AM — Train to Asakusa.

9 AM — Sensoji Temple.

10 AM — Train to Ueno.

10:30 AM — Tokyo National Museum & Ueno Park.

12 NN — Ameya Yokocho Market.

2 PM — Back to hotel.

3 PM — Train/Bus to Narita or Haneda Airport.

9 AM — Tokyo Tower — JPY 1,200 (Book here).

10 AM — teamLab Borderless — JPY 4,000 (Book here).

2 PM — Roppongi Hills .

3 PM — Train/Bus to Narita or Haneda Airport.

4 Days Tokyo Itinerary with Disneyland (4D3N)

Day 1 — Harajuku, Shibuya

Hachikō Memorial Statue, in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Flight or train to Tokyo.

12 NN — Arrive at Narita International Airport (or Haneda).

Airport to Tokyo Express Train — JPY 2,310 (Book here).

1 PM — Claim Tokyo Subway Ticket at any Metro Station — JPY 1,500 for 3 days unli ticket (Book here).

Tokyo hotel check-in (Book here / Compare Rates).

2 PM — Train to Harajuku.

3 PM — Meiji Shrine.

4 PM — Takeshita Street (Quick Photo Stop).

4:30 PM — Tokyu Plaza Mirror Escalator.

5 PM — Train to Shibuya.

5:30 PM — Shibuya Sky — JPY 2,500 (Book here).

7 PM — Shibuya Crossing & Hachiko Square.

Day 2 — Tokyo Disneyland

This 4 day itinerary takes you to most of Tokyo’s highlights PLUS a fun day in Disneyland.

8 AM — Train to Maihama Station.

Disney Resort Monorail.

9 AM — Tokyo Disneyland / DisneySea (Book here).

8:30 PM — Tokyo Disneyland Fireworks. Check the schedule for updated timing..

Monorail to Maihama Station.

Day 3 — Asakusa, Ueno, Odaiba & Shinjuku

Gundam Unicorn Statue in Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan

8 AM — Train to Asakusa.

9 AM — Sensoji Temple.

10 AM — Train to Ueno.

10:30 AM — Tokyo National Museum & Ueno Park.

12:30 NN — Ameya Yokocho Market.

2 PM — Train to Odaiba (Daiba station).

3 PM — Unicorn Gundam Statue.

5 PM — Train to Shinjuku.

Godzilla, 3D Cat Billboard, Piss Alley.

Day 4 — teamLab & Tokyo Tower

8 AM — Train to Minato City (Onarimon / Akabanebashi / Kamiyacho station).

9 AM — Tokyo Tower — JPY 1,200 (Book here).

10 AM — teamLab Borderless — JPY 4,000 (Book here).

2 PM — Roppongi Hills .

3 PM — Train/Bus to Narita or Haneda Airport.

5 Days Tokyo Itinerary (5D4N)

Here’s a sample itinerary if you want to visit both Mount Fuji and Disneyland during your trip to Tokyo.

Day 1 — Harajuku, Shibuya

Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan Japan

Flight or train to Tokyo.

12 NN — Arrive at Narita International Airport (or Haneda).

Airport to Tokyo Express Train — JPY 2,310 (Book here).

1 PM — Claim Tokyo Subway Ticket at any Metro Station — JPY 1,500 for 3 days unli ticket (Book here).

Tokyo hotel check-in (Book here / Compare Rates).

2 PM — Train to Harajuku.

3 PM — Meiji Shrine.

4 PM — Takeshita Street (Quick Photo Stop).

4:30 PM — Tokyu Plaza Mirror Escalator.

5 PM — Train to Shibuya.

5:30 PM — Shibuya Sky — JPY 2,500 (Book here).

7 PM — Shibuya Crossing & Hachiko Square.

Day 2 — Mount Fuji & Shinjuku

7:50 AM — Mount Fuji Tour — JPY 7,475 (Book here).

10:20 AM — Mt. Fuji 5th Station (Sky Palace) or Fujisan World Heritage Center.

Oishi Park, Kawaguchi-ko.

12:10 NN — Lake Kawaguchi.

1:10 PM — Oshino Hakkai.

Lunch.

2:50 PM — Gotemba Premium Outlets.

6:20 PM — Tokyo drop-off.

6:30 PM — Shinjuku — Godzilla, 3D Cat Billboard, Piss Alley.

Day 3 — Tokyo Disneyland

8 AM — Train to Maihama Station.

Disney Resort Monorail.

9 AM — Tokyo Disneyland / DisneySea (Book here).

8:30 PM — Tokyo Disneyland Fireworks. Check the schedule for updated timing..

Monorail to Maihama Station.

Day 4 — Asakusa, Ueno & Odaiba

Tokyo National Museum in Ueno, Tokyo, Japan

8 AM — Train to Asakusa.

9 AM — Sensoji Temple.

10 AM — Train to Ueno.

10:30 AM — Tokyo National Museum & Ueno Park.

12:30 NN — Ameya Yokocho Market.

2 PM — Train to Odaiba (Daiba station).

3 PM — Unicorn Gundam Statue.

5 PM — Train to Shinjuku.

Godzilla, 3D Cat Billboard, Piss Alley.

Day 5 — teamLab & Tokyo Tower

8 AM — Train to Minato City (Onarimon / Akabanebashi / Kamiyacho station).

9 AM — Tokyo Tower — JPY 1,200 (Book here).

10 AM — teamLab Borderless — JPY 4,000 (Book here).

2 PM — Roppongi Hills .

3 PM — Train/Bus to Narita or Haneda Airport.