Tokyo one night - what to see?

Old Jan 12th, 2012, 10:13 PM
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Tokyo one night - what to see?

We have a layover in Tokyo on our way to Singapore and Bali - arriving 4:50pm and taking off 10:50am the following morning, staying at a hotel in Narita. We figured it would be close to 6:30 - 7 by the time we check into the hotel, but would still love to go to Tokyo, as we have never been in Japan. Any suggestion of what to see/do/eat in two-three hours would be much appreciated. Our trip is in May.
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Old Jan 13th, 2012, 05:45 AM
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from Narita you can go to the Imperial Palace (close to Tokyo Station) and + Asakusa http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3004.html (old Tokyo) or Roppongi Hills http://www.roppongihills.com/tcv/en/ (new Tokyo).
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Old Jan 13th, 2012, 08:11 AM
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Tokyo is still a ways away from Narita so you would have to take a train there and back probably 70 to 90 minutes each way depending on where you go and they stop after midnight.

If it were me and I wanted to get a taste of Japan at that time of the evening, I would stay in Narita town and take in some of whats in here:

http://www.mgnewman.com/Naritax/

But if you must go into Tokyo for the nightlife and I do love the nightlife, then I would suggest either heading to Shinjuku or the Ginza area for a while before heading back to Narita.

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3011.html

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3005.html

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Old Jan 13th, 2012, 11:00 AM
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You can stay in Tokyo instead, go to kabuki, a splurge Kobe dinner, or have a lost-in-translation dinner/jazz/view experience at the Park Hyatt, then wander around crazy Shinjuku or tamer Ginza, get a few hours of sleep, then head to the tuna auction at Tsukiji Fish Market at 5am before heading back to Narita for your flight.
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Wow - great ideas! We have some decisions to make.
Thank you so much!!
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