Working on the Itinerary

Ugh ~ it’s so difficult to plan a trip this big on your own… Here’s what I have planned so far~

Tuesday, May 11th
1:15 fly to Japan

Wednesday, May 12th
-arrive @ Narita Airport (Terminal 1) 3:00pm local Tokyo time
-collect baggage and go through customs
-get 2 7-day JR passes
-take Narita Express to Tokyo Station OR take limo bus directly to hotel
-6:00 ish? check into hotel

Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi
6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-Ku Tokyo, Japan 106-0032
03 4333 1234

-Odaiba and Oedo Onsen Monogatari?http://www.ooedoonsen.jp/higaeri/english/info.html

Thursday, May 13th
-Imperial Palace (皇居 Kōkyo) (subway otemachi – open 9-4 in by 3, closed Mon, Fri and Dec25-Jan3) (register online for free guided tour daily at 10AM and 2PM) (East Gardens open daily except Mon and Fri) (Chiyoda)
-Tokyo Tower
-Roppongi Hills
-Sony Building (5-3-1 Ginza (on Sukiyabashi Crossing))
-Kabuikaza Theatre (4-12-15 Ginza) (torn down?!)
-Shinjuku / Kabukicho
-karaoke
(not all of that will fit in one day so Friday is still not planned)

Friday, May 14th
-Ghibli Museum (1-1-83 Simorenjaku, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-0013) (must by tickets in advance at Lawson konbini) – take subway from Shinjuku to Mitaka, then take bus to museum (or walk)

Saturday, May 15th
-go to Akihabara
-@home Cafe
-Little BSD
-Cafe Mai:lish
-capsule hotel – http://www.capsuleinn.com/ (in Akihabara – closed?!)

Sunday, May 16th
-Shibuya -check out 109 building & Hachikō (ハチ公) statue
-Harajuku -Takeshita dori & bridge
-Yoyogi park
-Meiji Shrine (1-1 Yoyogi, Kamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku – subway Meiji Jingo-mae – JR Harajuku and Yoyogi – open sunrise to sunset, except 3rd Fri – garden open 9-4:30)

Monday, May 17th
-take shinkansen to Kyoto
-Gion Kaburenjo theatre
-Gion Corner
-call Peter MacIntosh to confirm between 11-3 (090-5169-1654)
-geisha walking tour 4:30-6

Tuesday, May 18th
-Kinkakuji Temple
-Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine
-Pontocho

Wednesday, May 19th
-Hosomi Museum (6-3 Saishoji-cho Okazaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
075-752-5555 hosomi@emuseum.or.jp
10-6, closed Monday, 1000 yen, shows tea ceremony daily) – http://www.emuseum.or.jp/eng/index.html
-dress up as maiko – http://www.yumekoubou.info/english/index.html
-Kyoto cuisine and maiko evening – http://www.kyoto-maiko.jp/info/index.html

Thursday, May 20th
-take shinkansen back to Tokyo
-Ueno park
-Shitamachi Museum – located on the shores of Shinobazu pond in Uneo park – 5 minute walk from Ginza station – 9:30-4:30 closed Mondays, 300 yen admission – 2-1, Ueno-Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 03-3823-7451)
-Ueno Zoo – 9:30-5 – closed Mondays – 600 yen – 5-10 min walk from station – 9-83, Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8711, Japan 03-3828-5171
-Sumida – Edo-Tokyo Museum (江戸東京博物館) (1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015 03-3626-9974) (Closed Monday – 9:30AM-5:30PM Tue-Sun; Sat until 7:30PM – three minute walk from Ryogoku station across from Kokugiakn Sumo Hall)

Friday, May 21st
-go to Sensōji (2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku – open 24 hours)
-go to Asakusa Jinja
-go to Nakamise dori
-check into ryokan

Sukeroku-no-Yado Sadachiyo
2-20-1 Asakusa taito , Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
81-(0)3-3842-6431

Saturday, May 22nd
-check out of ryokan by 10am
-take JR to airport
-buy candy
-fly to Toronto @ 5:00pm
-arrive @ 3:50pm

(originally posted to Japan – Here I Come!)

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