April 14, 2018 • 0 Comments
3-Day Tokyo Japan Itinerary in Springtime: A First Timer’s Guide
Exploring Tokyo Japan
On my travel bucketlist, one of the places I’ve ALWAYS wanted to explore is Tokyo! Luckily, I was invited by Netflix to witness the special premiere of their upcoming original series – Lost in Space! I got lost while exploring and ate a lot of ramen during my Japan trip so I’m sharing with you my must-visit places when in Tokyo during springtime. Enjoy!
Day 1: Go on a food trip in Shiomode City Center
Looking for food near Shiodome Station
Day 2: Head over to Shibuya, Harajuku and Ropponggi
Cat Street, Harajuku
White cape: Keepsake The Label | Scarf: Parfois
Dress: Fray I.D. | Shoes: New Look
Located in Harajuku, Cat Street is this artsy strip of shoppes and boutiques that you’d want to walk into. It’s filled with independent Japanese brands and food stalls – it’s where you can find the popular “Luke Lobser” sandwiches but the line was too long I wasn’t able to try it.
3. Shibuya Crossing
Of course – the famous Shibuya district. I really enjoyed this place because there are so many malls and shops – it’s a perfect place to spend a whole afternoon in. It has a mega Don Quijote branch (perfect for buying pasalubong) and lots of restaurants to choose from as well.
GC Clarete of Globe | Shibuya at night
Day 3: Visit Hamarikyu Gardens and Tsukiji Fish Market
Tsukiji Fish Market
Boots: New Look
One of my favorite places in Tokyo – the Tsukiji Fish Market! Although it’s unfortunate that it is rumored to be closing in October due to its contaminated water (don’t drink tap when you go!), this place is still worth a visit. As you walk along Tsukiji Market, you’ll be greeted by plenty of food stalls with mouth-watering selections – from savory to sweet.
Tsukiji Market | White strawberries on a stick
This one is around Php400 (for just strawberries), some are quite pricey but I really wanted to try it – it turned out to be really sweet. Yum!
Strawberry Fruit Sticks
Grilled scallops with uni on top
Tsukiji Fish Market
4. Hamarikyu Gardens
Top: Twill Cavern | Bags: Style Cat
I was beyond lucky that the Netflix Tokyo invite came just in time during Sakura season. I’ve always wanted to experience and see cherry blossoms in full bloom – this was the perfect time! We checked out the nearest park from our hotel – Hamarikyu Gardens and as soon as we got there, I was just in AWE of the beauty of it.
There is an entrance fee of 1000 Yen to enter the gardens (around Php500) but it’s so worth your money because the park is huge.
Netflix Lost in Space Premiere
Now, the most exciting part of the trip – meeting the cast!!! Lost in Space is a Netflix original series of a family (The Robinsons) getting trapped in an unknown planet and doing everything for survival. I’ve seen a few episodes and honestly? I LOVE IT. I was literally on the edge of my seat as I was watching. To show you more about my Tokyo trip. check out my vlog!
My Tokyo Adventure Vlog
Arigato! Til my next adventure!!