6 days in Tokyo - What to do, where to go, itineraries, and more

by GoWithGuide travel specialist

Doesn’t matter how long or short your stay in Tokyo is, you would want to experience the most out of it, correct? If you have 6 days to spend in Tokyo and looking for ideas of what to do and where to go, look no further!  

 

By the time you've finished reading this article, you will have the answer to all of that.

 

In this article, I’m going to share with you some of the endless things you can do in Tokyo for 6 days, where to go, some itinerary ideas, some ways to make your Tokyo trip even better, and more recommendations. So read on!

It's incredible to visit one of the world’s greatest cities, Tokyo, and especially to experience it for 6 days! It’s a sprawling city with endless incredible attractions and sights, each with unique character and appeal.

 

A lively and modern side, and also a traditional and serene side. Temples and shrines, nightlife, street food to fancy dining, flea market to high-end shopping, bustling-crowded area to quiet-suburban area, nature, anime, arcade games, themed cafes, parks and so many more. You can find everything and anything in Tokyo.

 

6 days in Tokyo- too long, too short, or just right?

Even if you lived in Tokyo for a year, it would be impossible to experience all of Tokyo. So, I think it’s more of a personal preference however long and short is enough to travel around Tokyo. The things you can do in Tokyo are endless. It’s impossible to get bored in Tokyo with all the choices of things you can do and places you can go.


You can visit a lot of the major places in Tokyo in 6 days. You can even have the chance to visit off-the-beaten-path spots, as long as you structure your time right. That’s why I always emphasize how important it is to plan and research ahead of your trip.

 

Things to do in Tokyo for 6 days

Tokyo has pretty much everything and anything. There are so many things you can do, like visiting the temples and shrines, eat in the themed cafes, enjoy the nature in the parks, party all night, visit the museums, shop around, participate in cultural activities, and so many more.

 

Below, I’m going to list some of the specific items and some of the must-visit places to enjoy those things.

Temples and Shrines

Museums

Nightlife (clubs)

Shopping

Themed Cafes

  • Robot Restaurant (map)
  • Kawaii Monster Cafe (map)
  • Various Animal Cafes

Food

Sneakers shopping

Kawaii stuff

Anime

Cultural Experiences

High end shopping

City-view

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (map)
  • Tokyo Tower (map)

Interesting places for picture-taking

  • Alleyways in Harajuku
  • Golden Gai (map)
  • Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku (map)

Gardens & Parks

 

Where to go in Tokyo?

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You can do a lot of things in Tokyo for 6 days. How you travel and organize your trip in Tokyo is your decision. You can travel at a leisurely pace and visit the major places in Tokyo, or maybe you can travel a little more scheduled and fast-paced to do more. The important is that you are having a good time in Tokyo.

 

You can travel in Tokyo per area, or jump from one major spot to another, or any way of your preference. 

Here are some of the major areas in Tokyo and what you can find in the area:

Shibuya

Harajuku

Ginza

  • High-end shopping
  • Fancy dining
  • Nakagin Capsule Tower

Ikebukuro

Shinjuku

Asakusa

  • Sensoji temple
  • Nakamise Shopping Street
  • Sumida Park
  • Tokyo Skytree (it’s not too far from Asakusa)

Akihabara

  • Themed cafes (maid cafe, AKB48 cafe, cosplay cafe, cat cafe, etc)
  • Anime
  • Bic cameras
  • Pachinkos (gambling/ recreational game)
  • Don Quijote Akihabara

Ueno

Roppongi

Odaiba

  • Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science
  • Rainbow Bridge
  • Shopping malls (Zepp Divercity, Venus Fort, etc)
  • Amusement Parks (Joypolis, Legoland, etc)


Itinerary ideas for 6-day Tokyo trip

To make your trip a great one, you would need a great itinerary as well.

 

If you are looking for 6-day Tokyo itinerary, you can check this Tokyo 3-day itinerary for first-timers and use this for the first 3 days. For the next 3 days, you can freely stroll around Tokyo to possibly discover lesser-known places, or plan an itinerary on your own, or follow these itinerary suggestions:

 

Travel plan for first timers in Tokyo-  packed with the major destinations that represent Tokyo.

Tokyo 1 day itinerary (Imperial Palace, Ginza, Skytree) - a great itinerary that includes the popular spots of authentic Tokyo and popular shopping district Ginza.

Tokyo Rainy 1 day itinerary- You can’t always expect to have sunny weather during your Tokyo trip, so just in case it rains, you can follow this itinerary.

 

Easier way for your 6-day travel in Tokyo

If you want to make things even easier, you could just hire a private guide!

 

Advantages of hiring a private guide →

  • You don’t have to make an itinerary yourself or follow some random itinerary that may or may not include your interests.
  • You can have a great and hassle-free Tokyo experience.
  • You can have itineraries tailor-made just for you to match your preferences and interests.
  • An enhanced and more interesting trip.
  • Extra safety.
  • A deeper understanding of the places and culture in Tokyo.
  • So many more.

 

Also...

You won't have to worry about direction, transportation, and language difficulty. You can get their suggestions of where are the best places to go, best restaurants to eat at, and ways to make the most out of your trip. Hiring a guide can make your trip more interesting and memorable.

 

Recommended tour guides

Get this:

There are many places on the web where you can hire tour guides, but you never know what you are getting into, whether the guides are quality guides or not. Or whether the website is trustworthy or not.

 

That’s why I’m recommending you TripleLights. The website offers many qualified tour guides options in Tokyo and other areas of Japan from which you can choose according to your needs and preferences.

 

Through the website, you can watch the guides’ personalized videos, read the reviews of each guide, check their availability and service cost to help you find the right guide.

 

Wait, there's more:

The website also has many different private tour options in many different areas of Tokyo, which you can check out by clicking here, and also different cultural experiences like Japanese tea ceremony, sumo practice watching, samurai experience, and more. You can check them out by clicking here.

 

Where to hire a private guide for your Tokyo trip?

You don’t have to look very hard to find a great private guide for you. Here is a list of great tour guides in Tokyo. And if you are looking for guides in other areas of Japan, you may want to click here.

 

You can choose private tours with customizable itineraries. Here is a list of my recommended private tours in Tokyo and other areas of Japan.

 

Another thing!

If you think that joining a private tour or hiring a private guide is the best option for you, you can still make your trip in Tokyo easier. You can rent a private charter van or car (depending on the size of your group) to charter you around in Tokyo. Click here to check the many options of private chartered cars in Tokyo. So convenient!

 

I hope this article helps provide information on what you can do in Tokyo, where to go in Tokyo with itinerary suggestions, another way to make your 6-day Tokyo trip more interesting and easier, and other suggestions. I hope you have a great time in Tokyo!

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