One Day in Tokyo

Aug 5th, 2005, 04:55 AM
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One Day in Tokyo

I am going to Bhutan but will likely have the opportunity to spend 1-2 days in Tokyo. Any suggestions for such a limited amount of time. Also -- is there a train from the airport to downtown?
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Aug 8th, 2005, 01:48 AM
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Daniel Gusner

Yes there is a train from narita to downtown tokyo..(tokyo has about 5 downtowns) it takes about 1.5 hrs by 1 day i would make it to asakusa, shinjuku, shibuya, and ginza..

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Aug 8th, 2005, 04:46 AM
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Here is an idea for one day. Train to Asakusa, see temple and traditional neighborhood, walk to Toyko Edo museum which isn't too far and takes you through a modern area so you can see that too. The museum is excellent of the history of Tokyo with great displays well marked in English. If you are staying overnight, I would recommend the Ryokan Shegetsu, a traditional style small hotel, with a Japanese bath, and a choice of Japanese or western style room, also in Asakusa just between the Asakusa subway station (one change from Narita airport) and the temple. There are lots of small restaurants in this neighborhood too.
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Aug 8th, 2005, 12:50 PM
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For two days, I recommend the following itinerary (which we followed in our trip in Tokyo in April this year:

First day:
Tsukiji Fish Market
Namiyoke Shrine
Hamarikyu Garden
Rainbow Bridge and Odaiba bay (using monoray)
Ueno Park
End the tour at Akihabara (electronic town)

The seond day
Shinjuku TakashimayaTimes Square
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building - with the view of the city from floor 46
Sengakuji Temple
Ginza district

From airport I think that the best way to travel is by Airport Limousine, which take you directly to many hotels in Tokyo. Sorry, I do not remember now the email site of this, you can check there if your hotel is on this line.
If you need, let me know and I'll find the address.

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Aug 8th, 2005, 01:21 PM
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There are two trains between NRT and Tokyo. Depending on where exactly you're going, you can take one or another:

Narita Express -

Keisei Skyliner -

The website for the coach:
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Aug 11th, 2005, 08:11 AM
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Thanks for the replies -- I have not done lots of research -- but I did not realize that Narita is 1.5 hours from Tokyo.
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Aug 14th, 2005, 03:12 AM
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My wife and I went to Japan in May this year. I have posted a trip report with some pictures from our trip on my homepage Maybe you can find some useful information there. Get in touch if you have any questions or comments.

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