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A week in Tokyo

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1. Posted by OzBound (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

Ok, myself and my girlfriend are stopping in Tokyo for a week on our way to Australia, and we're wondering what we should fit in.

We're already planning on a trip to Disneyland, as we are complete kids, but what else should we fit in?

Anything fun or interesting, and preferably cheap, would be a godsend!

2. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Has Disneyland opened in Japan? I thought it was in Hong Kong?

3. Posted by OzBound (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

No, lonely planet book says disneyland tokyo.

if it's wrong, goofy's gonna get it!

4. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Im wrong your right!! Just googled it the link is HERE!

See l learned something today!

5. Posted by danahawkins (Inactive 128 posts) 10y

Yeah, Tokyo Disnelyand has been around for a while now... Hong Kong Disneyland opened this year. As for Tokyo... here's some suggestions I gave to another person looking at a similar trip...

Asakusa: Traditional but touristy
Harajuku: Crazy fashion
Akihabara: Electronicsc and geeks
Shibuya: Busiest intersection in the world
Shinjuku: the 'red light' district, Kabukicho
Ginza: Big clean streets, designer fashion
Odaiba: Kind of multicultual Japan

Have a good time. Tokyo is a great place to visit... there's always something to do... even after you've lived here for a few years.

6. Posted by fishgill (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Konnichiwa!

Living in Japan and spent 4 days in Tokyo recently it was fantastic. This is such a safe country, touch wood, no fears about travelling alone - Tokyo Ryokan in Asakusa district is cheap and 'authentic' futon living and really helpful owner, Fusako with fantastic English and good sightseeing/eating suggestions, but it is quite quiet may not meet too many folk. www.tokyoryokan.com

If you want a raw experience of hot spring bathing go to the springs near the temple in Asakusa - its been my best onsening so far in Japan, ramshackle communal bathing and lovely old wrinkled helpful ladies, not a tourist spot! The temple also has English translated fortune papers so check out what the gods hold in store for you.

Near Roppongi Hills a nice block of 5 contemporary art galleries called Complex - worth a peek, down the hill from Roppongi but tricky to find so ask someone, and weird dog pet shop over the road.

Gorgeous bar The Albatross in Shinjuku with few foreign faces about, tricky to find but make the effort and check out the roof terrace http://metropolis.co.jp/tokyo/624/bars.asp

Most of all wander wander wander - I was cautious about Tokyo as don't like monstrous cities and alot of folk I spoke to were negative about it, but I loved it truely.

Enjoy!

gill