How to Spend Three Perfect Days in Tokyo

How to Spend Three Perfect Days in Tokyo

Meiji Jingū

Tokyo is brimming with fascinating attractions for all types of travelers. But if you are the outdoorsy type or someone who enjoys spending more time outside and in open spaces, you will find no dearth of things to see and do for the three perfect days Tokyo has to offer – or more if you can stay longer. With so many things to explore and discover, here are some of the city’s best that you would not want to miss.

Take a walk on the outside grounds of the Imperial Palace and take in the views of the palace itself from a distance and the two bridges that make up the Nijubashi among others. You can also take a tour of the East Gardens which is open to the public.

Visit Sensō-ji Temple in Asakusa. Walk down the Nakamise, which is one of the oldest shopping streets in Japan, located just after the Sensō-ji ‘s Kaminarimon or Thunder Gate. Take your time browsing through the stalls and shops lining the street that sell a wide array of items including traditional foods, crafts, and souvenirs.

Enjoy the scenery and numerous attractions at Ueno Park. Some of the must-see sights you will find in the city’s famous park include the Tokyo National Museum, Kaneiji Temple, Kiyomizu Kannon Temple, National Museum of Nature and Science, National Museum of Western Art, Shinobazu Pond and the Bentendo Temple, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Ueno Toshogu Shrine, and Ueno Zoo. The park is also one of the best spots in Tokyo for cherry blossom viewing during Hanami season.

Pay your respects when visiting Meiji Jingū (Meiji Shrine) that sits surrounded by a vast, lush forest that boasts of more than a hundred thousand trees.

Explore the food scene at Tsukiji Outer Market and taste some of the great-tasting foods and treats you can find while there.

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