4 Day Tokyo Itinerary for First-Time Visitors

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If you only have 4 days in Tokyo, this 4 day Tokyo itinerary will allow you to plan your trip with ease and navigate the city like a local. Don’t waste time on unnecessary train rides and overpriced tourist traps. This 4 days in Tokyo itinerary is designed to make the most of your precious vacation time and experience the very best of the modern and traditional sides of the city.

I guarantee that if you follow this Tokyo itinerary to the letter, you will have the most incredible trip. I have lived in Tokyo and personally tried and tested all of the activities, so you can trust that you are in safe hands!

Be sure to also check out my 5-day Tokyo itinerary for more ideas, or if you are heading to Kyoto, see my 3-day Kyoto itinerary here. If it’s your first time planning a trip to Japan, I strongly recommend downloading my essential Japan travel tips here.

4 Day Tokyo Itinerary Overview

Is 4 days in Tokyo enough? Well, to be honest, no. But even if you live in Tokyo you’ll never get to experience all of the incredible things it has to offer, it’s simply too big. So if 4 days in Tokyo is all you can manage, then I recommend the following plan:

Location Activities Included
Day 1 – Shibuya, Harajuku, Shinjuku Scramble crossing, Hachiko statue, shopping, rainbow street food, dessert cafes, cocktails with a view, izakayas, Meiji Shrine, karaoke
Day 2 – Odaiba, Asakusa, Ryogoku Team Lab Museum, shopping, Odaiba beach, water taxi across Tokyo Bay, Sensoji Temple, Tokyo Skytree, sumo restaurant
Day 3 – Kichijoji, Shimokitazawa, Ginza, Shinbashi Ghibli Museum, Inokashira Park, vintage stores, cool cafes, local vibes, hip neighborhoods, designer stores, authentic restaurants, bar-hopping

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