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Basic Kawaii Tokyo Itinerary for 5 Days

Hello everybody! Kaila here~ ^^v

I just want to share our travel itinerary when my friend Abbey visited me here in Japan. We roamed around Tokyo during her visit! : )

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If you are a creative person / an artist, maybe you will love our list of places. We would leave at around 9-10AM from Saitama to go to Tokyo. Most of the stores are still closed by 10/11AM so if you want to go temple-hopping, do it in the morning.

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[Day 1]

  • Arrive from airport
  • Rent wifi from Narita Airport (there are a lot, you just have to ask around: “Sumimasen, wifi rentaru / poketto wifi wa doko ni arimasu ka?”)
  • Keisei Skyliner -> Ueno
    • Leave bags inside rental locker (located inside the station)
  • Explore Ueno
  • Extra: Akihabara is just a station away. You can also walk from Ueno to Akihabara. : )

[Day 2]

  • Tokyo Disneyland / Disneysea

[Day 3]

  • Shinjuku
    • Take the East Exit when going out of the station
    • Purikura at Taito Station
      • You can also rent meido-san / cosplay costumes here haha.
    • KINOKUNIYA bookstore in Shinjuku. Go to 7th floor for the English books. They do have the rare ones! : )
    • Sekaido = heaven for those who love hoarding art materials (like Abbey lolol)
  • Harajuku
    • Takeshita Street (first-timers might get overwhelmed because there are lots of stores to shop from!!)
      • Recommend shops: WEGO, TUTUANA, MOMO Wonderrocket, etc.
      • Recommended cafe: Nescafe Cafe (Abbey and I are both fans of cafes with superb interior design. We did some brainstorming here haha)
  • Shibuya
    • To go to Shibuya, you can either take Yamanote Line (1 stop away) or just walk from Harajuku to Shibuya. Abbey and I love enjoy walking (double purpose: sight-seeing and burn fats / get tummy space for more eating lolol)
    • I brought Abbey to Shibuya Crossing (forgot to see Hachiko though haha), LoFT (a paradise for notebook / pen / stationery / things-we-don’t-need lovers like us), and other places that I’ve forgotten. Woops!

[Day 4]

  • Shimokitazawa
  • Extra: Nakano / Kichijoji

[Day 5]

  • Asakusa for more traditional Japanese kawaii
  • If you can’t get enough of Harajuku, you can go back to Harajuku like what we did haha.
  • Extra: Tokyo Skytree (this is just near Asakusa, but you have to take the Tobu Skytree Line)

There are also a lot of rental lockers in Asakusa (though you must come early to reserve yours, as there are many tourists going to this area). I also suggest that if you are going to take the train from Shinjuku (like Narita Express / NEX) to the airport, you might consider leaving your stuff there first before you spend your last day to explore in Asakusa / elsewhere. If your flight is later in the evening, you can spend a short time around Asakusa and then go back to Shinjuku again. Please be mindful of your time, so that you won’t be late for your flight! : )

If you are looking for a snack stores to buy / hoard greentea KitKat & #OnlyInJapan omiyage / pasalubong for your friends, look for an Okashi no Machioka stall. They sell these chocolates / snacks cheaper than the ones in convenience stores. Okashi no Machioka has a branch in Shinjuku, Asakusa, and Nakano Broadway (and so much more). : )

Abbey and I will be writing / blogging more about our ABCxRainbowholic adventures together (wishing Ashley was with us as well) on our blogs: www.artistic-dreams.com and www.the.rainbowholic.me.

If you’ve been to Tokyo before and you want to share your travel itinerary, feel free to leave a comment below or link us your blog! <3

Also, you might consider this Yamanote Line-based Itinerary post that Ashley and I wrote before! : )

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One thought on “Basic Kawaii Tokyo Itinerary for 5 Days

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    The site helps a lot with finding meetups, happy hours, concerts, sports events, seminars, conferences and much more without the need of an app download or browsing around on slow loading sites with a mobile device :)

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