One Day in Tokyo

  1. Tsukiji fish market
    If you're awake from 3am to 6am, this is the best way to spend that time.
  2. Breakfast at Sushi Dai
    I'm sure all the sushi joints in the fish market are delicious. This is the only one I've been to.
  3. Meiji Shrine
    Beautiful, woodsy shrine near Harajuku Station
  4. Yoyogi Park
    Adjacent to the ground of the Meiji Shrine. Popular hangout for cosplay types on Sundays.
  5. Takeshita Street
    This is apparently also called 'teenager street' because of the cheap clothing and sugary food. My favorite store is the Daiso 100 yen shop, basically a chic, Japanese version of a dollar store.
  6. Ramen for lunch
    There are something like 8,000 ramen restaurants in Tokyo, I'm sure you can find one of them.
  7. Spa at the Park Hyatt
    Steam & sauna, hot tubs of varying temperatures, Aesop products, and a view of Shinjuku. One of the best hotel spas I've been to, and worth it because Tokyo is a walking city, and you'll be tired by this point.
  8. Shopping in Shinjuku
    Muji, Tokyo Hands, Isetan, Uniqlo. Don't bother with American & European brands that are wildly marked up in Japan.
  9. Dinner at Tempura Tunahachi
    You don't necessarily have to go to this tempura restaurant, but if you're still in Shinjuku it's nearby
  10. For a kitschy night: Karaoke or the Robot Bar
  11. For more Lost in Translation ennui at the Park Hyatt: the New York Bar