Tour Navigator for the busiest person!!
This page is designed from my desire that I have been eager to find such a local web site during my visiting at foreign place.
I had 2 hours open time during my business trip in NY then I just wondered what I could do during this two hours.
Museum? Park?, Church? Shop?
One of good ideas is visiting a Museum. But it is not easy to find how long it takes to browse the museum.
Following spots are listed with time from Tokyo station.
I believe this table will help you to find the best spot for your limited time.
Time is calculated from Tokyo Station by various method.
|The sign of Tokyo station.
All platform of each stations of JR
has this sign.
|Place||Transportation Time from Tokyo Station||By what||Nominal tour time||Description||URLs|
|Culture||Kyoto||2.5 hour||Bullet train||2days||Old capital||http://www.city.kyoto.jp/koho/kanko/kanko_e.htm|
|Culture||NIkko||3 hours||JR or Tobu||1 day||Old temple and lake||http://www.city.nikko.tochigi.jp/heritage/english/w_top.htm|
|Culture||Kamakura||1 hours||JR local||1day||Old capital old tamples and shrines
|Culture||Edo Tokyo Museum||20 minute||JR local||half day||Edo era life museum||http://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/museum-e/guide.htm|
|Culture||Kabukiza||10 minute||JR local||2-3 hours||Kabuki Theater||http://www.shochiku.co.jp/play/kabukiza/theater/|
|Nature||Atami||1 hour||JR local/Bullet train||1day||Hot spring
|Nature||Hakone||2 hours||JR local/Bullet train||1day||Mt. Fuji and beautiful lake|
|Nature||Izu||3 hours||JR local/Bullet train||1day||Beautiful seashore|
|Park||KyuShibarikyuu||10 minutes||JR Hamamatsucho||30 minutes||Japanese
|History||Emperor palace||10 minutes||walk||1-2 hours||Emperor palace||http://www.kunaicho.go.jp/e17/ed17-03.html|
|History||Meiji Shrine||20 minutes||JR local||1-2 hours||Old Shinto Shrine||http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/english/index.htm|
|History||Asakusa||20 minutes||Subway||1-2 hours||Old temple and giftshops||http://www.asakusa-e.com/index_e.html|
|2 Minutes||On foot||1-2
|Shopping||Ginza||10 minute||JR Yamanote||1-2 hours||Famous shopping spot||http://www.ginza.co.jp/eng/index_e.html|
|Shopping||Roppongi||20 minute||Subway||1-2 hours||Famous entertainment spot
|Shopping||Shinjyuku||20 minute||JR Yamanote||1-2 hours||Biggest Shopping area|
|Shopping||Akihabara||5 minutes||JR Yamanote||1-2 hours||Electric Appliance Shops||http://www.akiba.or.jp/index_e.html|
|30 minutes||JR Yamanote||1 hour||Unique Japanese goods||http://member.nifty.ne.jp/AntiqueKimono/shops/oriental.htm
Only in Japanese
|Shopping||Harajyuku||30 minutes||JR Yamanote||1-2 hours||Young fashion town|
|Shopping||Japan Traditional Craft Center||30 minutes||JR Yamanote||1-2 hours||Traditonal craft products||http://kougei.or.jp/|
|Entertainment||Tokyo Disney Resort||30 minutes||JR Keiyou line||8 hours||Disneyland and newly opened Disneysea||http://www.tokyodisneyresort.co.jp/tdr/index_e.html|
|Entertainment||Universal Studio Japan||3.5 hours||Bullet train||8 hours||Newly opened in Osaka||http://www.usj.co.jp/e_top.html|
|Tokyo||Maru building has just opened new shopping center.
The location is best. It takes only 2 minutes from Tokyo station.
On the 35th and 36th floors, there are 14 restaurants. Japanese, French, Tailand, Italian, Tempura, Sushi, etc.
|Ginza||Most popular Shopping district in Japan
Three department stores and variety of specialized shops
|Akihabara||The biggest electrical shopping street in the world and is known thought out the world as at the forefront of all multi-media innovations.|
|Asakusa||Big Lantern temple
Many gift shops
If you wan to buy Japanese goods, this is the best spase to buy them.
Yukata, Fan, Sword
|Shinjuku||Biggest shopping area
Five department stores
And famous camera stores for tax free shippers.
Japanese traditional play
A performance of Kabuki is one of the most unique experience in the world of theater.
|Tokyo Forum||Tokyo Forum
Various exhibition and conference are taking place.
There is an office of travel information center at B1 level.
|Harajyuku||Young Fashion Town
You can visit Oriental Bazaar, Japanese shop.
And Meiji Shrine.
This is very unique store who are handling various oriental stuff.
If you want to buy something related to Japan, you should be able to find it.
|Japan Traditional Craft Center||It locates close to JR Ikebukuro station. Only 5 minutes
There are many items of Japanese traditional craft products.
Wooden products, furniture etc.
|Meiji Shrine||Large Shrine from Harajyuku station.
Very easy to access.
Only 10 minutes walk from Harajyuku Station to the main delubnum.
You can feel grave atmosphere in the forest.
|Kyushibarikyu||Beautiful Japanese garden
Very close to JR Hamamatsucho Station.
|Kinkakuji||One of the most famous Temple in Kyoto
There are so many temples and Shrines which have beautiful gardens in Kyoto.
If you have time, it's the place to go!