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One day in Tokyo

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One day in Tokyo

Hello everyone,

I'm coming to Japan next month for a buisnes purpose in Mito, Ibaraki prefecture. My schedule is full and I will hardly have time for any tourist visits. But I think it will be a shame to be so close to Tokyo and not visit it, a least for a day.

My plan is next:

I've booked my flight back from Narita airport at Saturday 10PM. I'll leave Mito early in the morning and spent that day in Tokyo.

So I have a few questions:

Is it even possible to make such trip, considering shortage of time?

I'm carrying a suitcase with me, so are there at Narita or in Tokyo any place where I can leave my baggage?

What to see and visit in such a short time?

I would appreciate any help about transport, timeline, places of interest to visit and generally every good advice.

Thank you in advance.

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1. Re: One day in Tokyo

Welcome to TA.

Major train stations in Tokyo have luggage storage. Refer to the middle of this page - http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2274.html

Access options between Tokyo and NRT - http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2027.html

What to see/do - http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2164.html

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2. Re: One day in Tokyo

Hi. It really depends on your places/things of interest.

Yes, there are a lot of coin lockers in the Train stations of Tokyo, especially in Shinjuku for example (one of the biggest train stations)

In tokyo, there are:

- green parks: shinjuku gyoen (good to visit at spring time like in the 1st to 2nd week of april) and ueno park (also nearby is the ueno shopping center and ueno zoo);

- amusements parks like the tokyo dome;

- Odaiba (museums, rainbow bridge, mega web, toyota showroom)

- akihabara (shopping for electronic gadgets, anime center);

- asakusa (temples and souvenir shopping);

- ginza (high-end shopping center)

it's very convenient to travel around by train or bus, I would recomemend to check out the train finder site:

jorudan.co.jp/english/…e-norikeyin.html

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3. Re: One day in Tokyo

Take the train to ueno in the morning and leave your luggage there. It takes under 2 hours to get there. Here's the timetable - http://www.hyperdia.com/cgi/en/intervaltime.html?dep_node=MITO(IBARAKI)&arv_node=UENO&search_target=intervaltime&diagram=198201&year=2014&month=3&day=22&searchday=20140322

You can take the Keisei Skyliner in the evening to get to the airport (40 minutes) - http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2027.html .

So you have enough time to criss-cross Tokyo if you want. My suggestion, assuming this is your first time:

If it's cherry blossom season, head to Ueno Park. Go to Shinjuku to see a depachika, eat lunch, and then wander around. Go to Sensoji in Asakusa.

But it's better for you to research and then ask questions as needed.

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4. Re: One day in Tokyo

You can easily store you luggage in lockers at Tokyo Station for the day (the lockers are quite large).

A good one day itinerary:

- Begin at Tokyo Station

- Walk from Tokyo Station to Tokyo Imperial Palace Gardens

- Take the train from Tokyo Station to Shinjuku and walk to Shinjuku Gyoen to see the cherry blossoms and then head to the Tokyo Metropolitan Building observation deck for a free view of Tokyo.

- Take the train from Shinjuku to Asakusa to see Senso-ji Temple (Tokyo's largest Buddhist temple) and check out Nakamise dori, the street surrounding Senso-ji with lots of cool souvenirs.

Check out my 2 Days in Tokyo post for more ideas: blaineanderin.com/2014/01/two-days-in-tokyo/

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Thank you all very much. You gave me very useful informations and I will surely follow your advices.

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