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The Ultimate Tokyo Itinerary Planning Guide (Zonal Map + Ideal Times)

Ueno Zone
Ueno Zoo 0930-1730 all year zoo.
National Museum of Nature and Science 0900-1700 all year cool exhibits
Ameyokocho 1000-2000 all year market and shopping
Akihabara Chuo Dori 0930-2200 all year avenue with maid cafes, electronics, cosplay
M’s Adult Store 1000-2300 all year adult store
Yodobashi Akihabara 0930-2200 all year 9 storeys of everything!
Ochanomizu all day all year Music street and food
Cherry blossoms in spring at the Kiyomizu Kannon-do next to the Shinobazu Pond in Ueno Park.

 

Nezu Zone
University of Tokyo daytime autumn, winter rows of bright yellow gingko trees, sanshiro
Nezu Shrine 0900-1700 early May azalea blooms, “thousand” torii
Nezu Museum 1000-1700 all year except Mondays premodern art museum
Yanaka Ginza Before 1800 all year except Mondays traditional shopping avenue
Yanaka Cemetary night spring night sakura viewing

 

Rows of Gingko trees in autumn at the University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus

 

Sugamo Zone
Rikugien 0900-1700 spring, autumn seasonal colours
Tsuta 1100-2100 all year Michelin Star ramen

 

Rikugien during light up. Source: Hiroaki Sakurai

 

Asakusa Zone
Nakamise-dori 1000-1800 all year traditional shopping avenue
Sensoji Temple 0600-1700 all year oldest temple
Kappabashi-dori 0900-1700 all year kitchen street, plastic food samples
Tokyo Skytree 0800-2200 all year panoramic view

 

Nakamise-dori between Kaminari-mon and Sensoji Temple.

 

Ryogoku Zone
Kyu-Yasuda Garden 0900-1600 all year Garden
Edo-Tokyo Museum 0930-1730 all year Tokyo’s history
Kokugikan Sumo Stadium 1000-1630 (museum) all year (tournaments only in Jan, May, Sep) Museum and sumo tournaments

 

Sumo tournament at the Kokugikan. Source: wikimedia.
Odaiba Zone
DiverCity 1000-2100 all year Gundam will be back in late 2017
Aqua City 1100-2100 all year Ramen food theme park, view of rainbow bridge, statue of liberty
Decks 1100-2100 all year Legoland, Madam Tussauds, Tokyo Joypolis, Takoyaki Museum
Venus Fort 1100-2100 all year Mall with artificial sky
Fuji TV Building 1000-1800 all year View, exhibits
Tokyo Mega Web 1100-2100 all year Driving test, museum
Lalaport Toyosu 1000-2100 all year Kidzania and pet friendly mall
Oedo Onsen Monogatari 1100-0900 all year Hot spring theme park based on Edo period
Tokyo Big Sight Varies all year Exhibitions like Tokyo Motor Show and Anime Fairs
Statue of Liberty replica and the Rainbow Bridge as seen from Aqua City.

 

Disney Zone
Disneyland 0800-2200 all year disney for the young
Disneysea 0830-2200 all year disney for the not-so-young

 

Disneysea!

 

Outskirts
Shimokitazawa all day all year cool town
Kichijoji all day all year shopping
Mother Farm 0930-1630 all year farm theme park
Nakano Broadway 1200-2000 all year anime, manga, games
Lucky kids, chosen from the crowd, getting ready to race with animals at the Mother Farm.

 

Day trips
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