Ann Lu’s 4 Days in Tokyo VLOG from her July 2014 trip was their first time travelling to Tokyo without a joining a tour, so they had the chance to plan their own activities and see what they wanted to see. Ann of course planned to do A LOT of shopping~~~~
Getting to the Hotel:
We took the Airport Limousine from the Haneda airport in Tokyo. You can purchase the bus tickets from the arrival lobby. From Haneda airport to the hotel was around an hour, including the waiting time to the stops. The Airport Limousine is a bus that goes to a lot of the main hotels as well as the main areas. It was JPY 1230 for each adult from the Haneda airport to Keio Plaza Hotel.
Keio Plaza Hotel:
The Keio Plaza Hotel is located in Shinjuku. I highly suggest this location if you are visiting Tokyo. Just the area itself has plenty to do. Of course, if you want to travel to other parts of Tokyo, the Shinjuku station is super convenient as its a connection station for a lot of the metro lines as well as the JR Train. From the hotel to the station was only a 5-10 min walk! Compare prices to find the best deal on JapaneseSearch.com.
I highly suggest getting a Suica Card! It’s a pre-paid card that works on all trains and buses, so you won’t have to worry about purchasing tickets each time. All you have to do is scan it prior to entering the station, and scan it again as you exit at your destination. It takes off the money in your card according to your destination. To get a card, look for a ticket vending machine at any JR station. They require a JPY500 deposit fee, which is refundable when you return it at the JR window.
Day 1’s Vlog:
Day 1 Itinerary
Arriving at Tokyo ~
Same hotel from 2 years ago???! Without even knowing it…
Exploring Shibuya !
Shibuya 109 Men’s
Best curry at Coco Ichibanya Curry House,
Saw Scooby Doo!
Day 2’s VLOG
Day 2 Itinerary
Browsing around in the Ginza area,
Shopped until we dropped at Tokyo Character Street,
Caught some Pokemons at the Pokemon Center,
Slurrrping on delicious ramen,
Scammed by toy claw machines,
Reunion with Miki!!! (Elementary school buddies),
Saw a Japanese supermodel, Jessica Michibata !!!
Day 3 & 4’s VLOG
Booooo! Last day in Tokyo.. and I’m not ready to go back!! Still so much to do, so many things to eat, so many things to discover.. But it’s okay. We cherished every bit of our last day doing just that!
Day 3 & 4 Itinerary
Anime everywhere at Akihabara,
Exploring the temples of Ueno,
Bagful of makeup and skincare!
Another Samantha Vega ??
Unique Kit Kats,
Leaving Tokyo 🙁