Ultimate 7-Day Tokyo Trip: Budget and Itinerary Guide

Ultimate 7-Day Tokyo Trip: Budget and Itinerary Guide

10th November 2018 1 By Miko Eclipse

If you have read my articles, first of all, I thank you! I’ve put my effort in explaining the detailed things to watch out in certain areas. But then, I realized some just want a snapshot itinerary they can copy and digest in just a few minutes.

 

And I’m like that myself. I just want to know where to go, how much time to allot, and how much money to save up for it.

 

At the very least, that’s what I want to know at first before delving into the specifics. So I hear you! And here is my Ultimate Tokyo 7-Day Itinerary with the budget per day.

Ueno Park

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Day 1: Ueno Park + Sunshine City + Ameyoko

  7:00 AM –   1:00 PM – I will assume that you will land at Narita Airport between 7 AM to 1 PM

  4:00 PM –   5:30 PM – Tour Ueno Park

  6:00 PM –   7:30 PM – Explore Sunshine City

  8:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Shop in Ameyoko

 

Take note that I overestimated the time you will spend on each area. I don’t want your trip to be like the Amazing Race. But if you want, it may be faster depending on your pacing.

 

Budget:

2200 PHP – Train Ride from Airport to Ueno for 2. Check Klook for the pricing.

 1500 PHP – Food Budget for 2 (Lunch and Dinner). Can be way lower.

   200 PHP – Transportation Expense for 2 people

3900 PHP – Total (Roughly 7800 Yen or 78 US Dollars)

 

Asakusa Sensoji

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Day 2: Tokyo Skytree + Asakusa Sensoji + Odaiba

 8:00 AM –   9:00 AM – Sightseeing at Tokyo Skytree

 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Temple Hopping at Asakusa Sensoji

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM  – Lunch (Or you can interchange this with the cruise if you want to eat in Odaiba)

12:00 NN –   1:00 PM – Sumida River Cruise (Check Schedule here)

 1:00 PM –   5:30 PM – Shop or Frolic in the attractions in Aqua City and Decks mall. 

 5:30 PM –   6:30 PM – Dinner

 6:30 PM –   7:15 PM – See the Tokyo Skyline in the Fuji Tower.

 7:30 PM –   7:45 PM – Watch the Gundam Transform into Unicorn Mode (!)

 8:00 PM –   9:00 PM – Venus Fort + Toyota Megaweb Museum

Optional – Oedo Onsen Monogatari

         9:06 PM              – Ride the shuttle bus (Check the shuttle bus schedules here.)

 9:30 PM – 10:45 PM – Relax in Oedo Onsen Monogatari

       11:06 PM               – Ride the last bus to back to the train station.

The Odaiba part is quite flexible. You can interchange some of the places to have more time on the other ones.

 

Budget:

1500 PHP – Food Budget for 2 (Lunch and Dinner). Can be way lower.

1400 PHP – Sumida River Cruise Asakusa to Odaiba for 2

1020 PHP – Transportation Expense for two people

   550 PHP – Entrance to Fuji Tower Observatory for 2

1600 PHP – Optional Oedo Onsen Monogatari (Discounted Klook Price)

5870 PHP Total (Roughly 11800 Yen or 118 US Dollars)

 

Also, check out my Ueno + Asakusa-Odaiba Day Trip Guide for some detailed dos and don’ts for day 1 and day 2.

 

Tsukiji Fish Market

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Day 3: Tsukiji Market + Ginza + Imperial Palace + Akihabara

 

 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Food trip and tour in Tsukiji Fish Market

10:30 AM – 12:00 NN – Go around Luxurious Ginza

12:00 NN –   1:00 PM – Lunch (If you’re still hungry from all the food you ate!)

 1:30 PM –   3:30 PM – Visit the Grounds of the Imperial Palace (Click this link.)

 4:00 PM –   6:00 PM – Tour the Anime Mecca Akihabara

 

Please take note. Although it’s a market, Tsukiji offers a wide variety of street food that will make your epicurean selves jump for joy! Check out Paolo from Tokyo for his top 10 foodie finds! The uni bun looks interesting!

 

But do take note that this will come with a high price tag. I suggest just share the foodie finds with your friends. Be prepared with cash!

 

After the Akihabara tour, you can choose to go back to your accommodation in Ueno and then transfer to a new accommodation in Shinjuku.

 

Budget:

5000 PHP – Food Budget for 2 – Tsukiji Fish Market (It can be more! It’s expensive!)

1500 PHP – Food Budget for 2 (Lunch and Dinner). Can be way lower.

  900 PHP – Transportation Expense for 2 people

7400 PHP Total (Roughly 14800 Yen or 148 US Dollars)

 

Meiji Shrine

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Day 4: Shinagawa + Harajuku + Shibuya + Shinjuku

 

 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Free-Time. You can just be lazy or go around Shinjuku

11:00 AM – 12:30 NN – Eat-All-You-Can Snow Crab at Shinagawa Prince Hotel.

 1:00 PM –   2:30 PM – Temple Hopping at Meiji Shirn

 3:00 PM –   4:00 PM – Get culture shocked in Harajuku’s street fashion strip

 4:30 PM –   5:30 PM – Scramble across Shibuya’s famous crossing

 6:00 PM –   7:00 PM – EAT at ICHIRAN Ramen!

 

I am a foodie. So I feel like your stay in Japan would not be complete without going to an Eat-All-You-Can Snow Crab Feast! It’s cheap at roughly 2000 PHP or $40 USD per person!

 

If you’re a foodie like me, I would definitely go out of my way to Shinagawa Prince Hotel for this.

 

Budget:

4200 PHP – Food Budget for 2 (Lunch Snow Crab Buffet at Prince Hotel)

  900 PHP – Food Budget for 2 (Dinner at Ichiran)

  890 PHP – Transportation Expense for 2 people

5990 PHP Total (Roughly 12000 Yen or 120 US Dollars)

 

Mount Fuji

Image Credit: Matador Network

Day 5: Mount Fuji + Robot Restaurant

 

A trip to Japan wouldn’t be complete without seeing the iconic Mt Fuji. Luckily, you can just buy a day-trip in Klook for your Mt Fuji adventure. It’s also cheaper this way. You can check this link out.

 

If you are also curious about the quirky robot restaurant, you can include it in the itinerary for this day as well.

 

7:55 AM –   7:00 PM Mt Fuji Tour. Pick-up at Shinjuku and Drop-off back as well.

7:30 PM –   8:30 PM Dinner (Eat first before the Robot Restaurant Performance!)

9:00 PM – 11:15 PM Robot Restaurant Performance

 

Budget:

 

11600 PHP – Mt Fuji Tour Cost for 2 (with Lunch already)

 5000 PHP – Robot Restaurant entrance for 2

   750 PHP – Budget for Dinner for 2. Can be way lower.

17350 PHP Total (Roughly 35,000 Yen or 350 US Dollars)

 

Disney Sea

Image Credit: Disney Parks Blog

Day 6: Disney Sea

 

You may have gone to other Disney Lands abroad. But I tell you, Disney Sea is one of its kind. It’s not too “kiddie” compared to the other parks. Even if you are an adult, you will actually the gondola ride amidst the sunset in Mt. Prometheus, the heart racing journey to the center of the earth, or the vertical drop from the tower of terror.

 

If you can, include it in your itinerary. Although, I suggest you leave the park 1 hour before 10 PM. You don’t want to join the flock of tourists going home at 10:00 PM.

 

Pro Tip: You can also bring a lunch set inside. Maybe from a convenience store from last night. It’s not allowed but they don’t really kick you out for eating your sandwich. I remember bringing some food from the New Year’s “Media Noche” meal in plastic containers. You will save a lot by doing this.

 

Check the prices for the tickets at Klook. You can also get a bus transfer from Shinjuku from here.

 

8:00 AM – 9:00 PM Enjoy Disney Sea.

 

Budget:

 7000 PHP – Tickets for Disney Sea for 2

 2600 PHP – Transportation Budget for 2

 1500 PHP – Budget for Food (Lunch and Dinner) for 2. Can be way lower.

11,100 PHP Total (Roughly 22,000 Yen or 220 US Dollars)

 

Day 7: Free Day for your flight

 

Now, the cost depends on what you will do during this day.

 

But with regard to transportation to the airport, I highly suggest that instead of taking the train to Narita Airport, take the Limousine bus from Shinjuku instead.

 

The reason for this is that, for rare instances, the train rides can be delayed especially if there were any bad weather conditions in the past days. I had a friend who had to pay a 30,000 Yen uber ride just to catch her plane.

 

With a limousine bus, you don’t have to worry about that. Check this website for more information on the schedule and fees.

 

Budget:

3100 PHP – Limousine Bus Ride to Airport (Roughly 6200 Yen or 31 US Dollars)

 

In summary and a few more tips:

Additional tips, you can buy unlimited rides for the Tokyo Metro subway. You can significantly decrease the transportation costs with this. Also, choose a hotel with free breakfast to save on food costs. Groceries also such as Maruetsu mark down their (in my opinion) still fresh bento boxes at 7 PM. You can pack this for your lunch the next day if you need to.

 

Budget:

 3900 PHP – Day 1 Ueno + Sunshine City

 5870 PHP – Day 2 Asakusa + Odaiba

 7400 PHP – Day 3 Tsukiji Market + Ginza + Imperial Palace + Akihabara

 5990 PHP – Day 4 Shinagawa + Harajuku + Shibuya + Shinjuku

17350 PHP – Day 5 Mount Fuji + Robot Restaurant

11100 PHP – Day 6 Tokyo Disney Sea

 3100 PHP – Day 7 Free Day

54710 PHP Total for 2. Not including your flight cost, hotel, wifi, and shopping money.

 

Phew! All this planning makes my head hurt so that you don’t have too. With that, I hope you have a great time on your Tokyo trip!