Tokyo Itinerary 7 Days

7.64K SharesTokyo Itinerary 7 DaysThis Tokyo itinerary should be perfect for travelers who will be in Tokyo for 7 days. For 3 days, 4 days, 5 days or 6 days trip, just cherry-pick on what you want to do from this 7 day Tokyo itinerary. I was fortunate enough to visit Tokyo 5 times on 5 separate trips, during spring, early summer and autumn. Each season is beautiful but my favorite is spring time. I was totally blown away by the beauty of Tokyo’s cherry blossoms! If your schedule is flexible, I strongly suggest you to visit Japan during cherry blossoms typically between the last week of March up to the first week of April. The cherry blossoms period really takes the beauty of Tokyo to the next level and is highly worthy of the premium “peak season” price tag. Beautiful Cherry Blossoms in Shinjuku Gyoen Park During First Week of AprilFor first time visitors to Japan, I have to warn you that Japan is very addictive! You will always find something interesting to do when you return regardless of the season. This Tokyo itinerary is actually a combination of my previous trips. There are countless of things to in Tokyo and it is best to spend a full week to fully appreciate the beauty of the city. I shall be posting a more detailed itinerary per activity in this Tokyo travel blog in my succeeding blog posts. How to Maximize This Tokyo Itinerary  With over 100 different train/subway lines spanning across the 20+ district wards in Tokyo, navigating around the city can be quite overwhelming especially for first timers. But don’t worry! I’m sharing with you some of my Tokyo travel tips on how you can avoid getting lost and how you can maximize your precious vacation time. My #1 tip for you is to rent a Japan pocket wifi. In Japan, free wifi is hard to find and Google Maps can only be accessed when you’re online. Subways and trains in Tokyo are highly sophisticated and you will need real-time train schedule most of the time to get on the right train. During my first trip to Japan, I made a huge mistake of not booking a pocket wifi which led me to get lost in back alleys without street names. I also missed a number of destinations in my itinerary as a result. Since then, I’ve always pre-booked my pocket wifi before arriving in Japan and have never looked back. I’ve personally used Pupuru Pocket Wifi at least 5 times in my past trips in Japan and can highly recommend them for their consistent reliable service and for their blazing fast wifi speed. You can check out the rates and book your Pupuru pocket wifi here. Get a Suica reloadable transport card and load up for seamless commute. Buying individual train tickets for your everyday commute in Tokyo can a huge time waster. Save time with a Suica card which you can use from subways, trains to buses. You can even use your Suica card to buy groceries from convenience stores. Check if your hotel is located in a strategic location. By picking a highly convenient hotel in prime locations in Tokyo like Shinjuku or Ginza, you will not only save some money from transport expenses but you will save a lot of time! Less commute time means more time to explore the beauty of Japan.

Tokyo Itinerary 7 Days

 

Tokyo Itinerary 7 Days

This Tokyo itinerary should be perfect for travelers who will be in Tokyo for 7 days. For 3 days, 4 days, 5 days or 6 days trip, just cherry-pick on what you want to do from this 7 day Tokyo itinerary. I was fortunate enough to visit Tokyo 5 times on 5 separate trips, during spring, early summer and autumn. Each season is beautiful but my favorite is spring time. I was totally blown away by the beauty of Tokyo’s cherry blossoms! If your schedule is flexible, I strongly suggest you to visit Japan during cherry blossoms typically between the last week of March up to the first week of April. The cherry blossoms period really takes the beauty of Tokyo to the next level and is highly worthy of the premium “peak season” price tag.

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Beautiful Cherry Blossoms in Shinjuku Gyoen Park During First Week of April

For first time visitors to Japan, I have to warn you that Japan is very addictive! You will always find something interesting to do when you return regardless of the season. This Tokyo itinerary is actually a combination of my previous trips. There are countless of things to in Tokyo and it is best to spend a full week to fully appreciate the beauty of the city. I shall be posting a more detailed itinerary per activity in this Tokyo travel blog in my succeeding blog posts.

How to Maximize This Tokyo Itinerary 

With over 100 different train/subway lines spanning across the 20+ district wards in Tokyo, navigating around the city can be quite overwhelming especially for first timers. But don’t worry! I’m sharing with you some of my Tokyo travel tips on how you can avoid getting lost and how you can maximize your precious vacation time.

  • My #1 tip for you is to rent a Japan pocket wifi. In Japan, free wifi is hard to find and Google Maps can only be accessed when you’re online. Subways and trains in Tokyo are highly sophisticated and you will need real-time train schedule most of the time to get on the right train. During my first trip to Japan, I made a huge mistake of not booking a pocket wifi which led me to get lost in back alleys without street names. I also missed a number of destinations in my itinerary as a result. Since then, I’ve always pre-booked my pocket wifi before arriving in Japan and have never looked back. I’ve personally used Pupuru Pocket Wifi at least 5 times in my past trips in Japan and can highly recommend them for their consistent reliable service and for their blazing fast wifi speed. You can check out the rates and book your Pupuru pocket wifi here.

  • Get a Suica reloadable transport card and load up for seamless commute. Buying individual train tickets for your everyday commute in Tokyo can a huge time waster. Save time with a Suica card which you can use from subways, trains to buses. You can even use your Suica card to buy groceries from convenience stores.
  • Check if your hotel is located in a strategic location. By picking a highly convenient hotel in prime locations in Tokyo like Shinjuku or Ginza, you will not only save some money from transport expenses but you will save a lot of time! Less commute time means more time to explore the beauty of Japan.