My vacation to Tokyo, Japan, was one of the best trips of my life. I fully immersed myself in planning the trip by watching countless YouTube videos, reading several travel blogs, browsing through multiple Pinterest pins, and chatting with friends who have visited before.
Hopefully this itinerary can save you some time if you’re ever planning a future trip to Tokyo and want to see the highlights!
Day Three: Ikebukuro
By Day Three, we felt acclimated enough to begin exploring the districts around Tokyo, beginning with Ikebukuro.
- We enjoyed lunch at the Milky Way Café. Fun Fact: All their desserts are themed to the constellations! We thought the menu was clever, and we enjoyed overlooking the bustling streets of Ikebukuro below.
- Next up on our list was the Pokemon Mega Center inside the Sunshine City building! If you’re a Pokemon fan, this is the store for you. Any Pokemon you can think of, they have apparel, gadgets, plush toys, and accessories for!
- It’s worth exploring Sunshine City for the Studio Ghibli Store, Sunshine Aquarium, and other unique experiences. Try a gacha machine, a popular type of vending machine in Japan to receive a small souvenir!
- We finished the evening by renting a private karaoke room back at our hotel! There are several places to sing karaoke all over Tokyo. Even if you’re not a good singer, it is worth the laughs from watching the bizarre and melodramatic music videos!
If you are planning a trip to Japan, feel free to reach out with any questions! I’m happy to help with transportation logistics, budgeting tips, or detailed reviews of these travel highlights!