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24 hours in Japan – Tokyo

24 hours in Japan – Tokyo

Look at that panda. Let’s eat panda’s all day (Not real panda’s!!)! For us this is an important question. What do you do when you have a layover in Tokyo? Marlies from Golden Mirrors and Pink Bows answered this question for me.

Imagine: you have 24 hours in Japan. What would you do/recommend?

I think Tokyo is a great way to start exploring Japan and since most planes fly on Haneda (Tokyo) I’ll advise you to stay in the city. Travelling to another city will take at least 4 hours, even with a high speed Shinkansen.

So, let’s talk Tokyo. In the morning you must definitely just stroll around and explore neighborhoods like Shibuya and Akihabara. Have a little pastry too, you’ll find them anywhere and in the cutest shapes. When the sun is at its highest, go to Yoyogi Park and enjoy the nature and the beautiful temple. If you’re in Japan you have to try Ramen. My favorite was Ichiran in Shibuya. A little place where you order outside and wait in line for your name to be called. An experience! Get yourself an Oolong tea (green iced tea without sugar). Hit the shops in Shinjuku and most definitely visit Don Quichotte, a shop where they have everything, literally! Be sure to visit a 100 yen shop too, as they offer a lot of fun things with good quality! After all that shopping you’re probably tired and hungry. Go to a conveyer belt sushi (I recommend Genki Sushi), a must-do in Tokyo and a lot of fun guaranteed! After that you should definitely go to a real Japanese cocktail bar (I recommend Bar Ben Fiddich in Shinjuku or Bar Trench in Ebisu). When in group you really have to try karaoke too, it’s super popular in Japan and you have hundreds of places where you can release your inner Taylor Swift. If you’re still wide awake after that, go and take a look at all the lights and stars at one of the many towers Tokyo has to offer. It’s a magnificent view, one you’ll never forget![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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  • Noortje Wijckmans
    November 15, 2015, 8:12 pm

    I’ve always wanted to visit Japan. It’s definitely high on my bucket list. Great tips, would love to eat a panda one day 😉