What to Do in Tokyo:
2 Days Itinerary with the Best Places to Visit

Top recommendations for the best things to do in Tokyo, Japan. Discover the best places to visit including famous attractions, hidden spots, art museums, temples and shrines. Add them to your Tokyo bucket list if you are visiting for a short trip or for a weekend getaway.

48 hours in Tokyo

The vibrant city of Tokyo promises an endless amount of awe-inspiring experiences that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. With a bit of planning, you can turn 48 hours in this enamoring destination into memories to last a lifetime. Let Tokyo’s charming blend of past and future, combined with East meets West sensibilities, capture your heart and spirit.

Day One

Morning: Akasaka Hikawa Shrine

Amidst a sprawling concrete jungle and lush green parks is the impressive Akasaka Hikawa Shrine. As one of Tokyo’s most prominent Shinto (the ethnic religion of Japan) shrines, it is also the site of where the main spiritual guardian of Akasaka is enshrined. Surrounding it are smaller, but no less sacred, spaces making this area the perfect place to immerse oneself in traditional Japanese culture.

Afternoon: Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo Midtown

Suntory Museum of Art / サントリー美術館
*Photo courtesy of Suntory Museum of Art

Amidst a sprawling concrete jungle and lush green parks is the impressive Akasaka Hikawa Shrine. As one of Tokyo’s most prominent Shinto (the ethnic religion of Japan) shrines, it is also the site of where the main spiritual guardian of Akasaka is enshrined. Surrounding it are smaller, but no less sacred, spaces making this area the perfect place to immerse oneself in traditional Japanese culture.

Evening: Asakusa

Known as the cultural hub of this metropolitan city, travelers flock to Asakusa for a taste of what Japan was like hundreds of years ago. For a day of exploration, you’ll have easy access to Senso-ji, Kaminarimon and the Sumida River. When it’s dinnertime, go to one of many established restaurants such as Nakasei or Mugitoro Bekkan who have been keeping the business in the family since the 19th century.

Day Two

Morning: Odaiba

Kick your second day off into high gear by venturing out early to Odaiba, a popular shopping and entertainment district, located on a man-made island. We recommend Aquacity for its ramen food theme park and observation decks that overlook Rainbow Bridge plus DiverCity for its life-sized Gundam statute. Odaiba is also home to teamLab Borderless, the world’s first digital art museum that combines light, color and imagination into a magical experience.

Afternoon: Meiji Shrine, Yoyogi Park and Harajuku

For a true modern day meets traditional Japan, make Meiji Shrine, Yoyogi Park and the Harajuku area your next destination. All three are closely connected and offer a calm moment in one of Japan’s most famous historic locations, an outdoor walk amongst lush greenery and a peek into what Japanese youths are most interested in right now.

Evening: Roppongi

No trip to Tokyo is complete without a visit to Roppongi, arguably the city’s most popular nightlife hub. A mere 10 minute walk from our hotel, this area is bustling with restaurants and bars, plus some of the hottest clubs frequented by world-famous DJs and celebrities.

Weekend Getaway

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Our Location

Our Akasaka location in the heart of the city is walking distance to Tokyo Tower, The Imperial Palace and The Diet, the seat of Japanese government. The famous shops of Ginza and the nightlife of Roppongi are nearby. Three Tokyo Metro stations in the neighbourhood, connect guests with the rest of Tokyo and beyond.

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