Brief layover in Tokyo - What to do?
On Dec. 2nd I arrive at Narita@14:30 & leave from Haneda @01:05 for my flight to BKK. What can I do besides wait at the airport during this time?
I was considering using a big coin locker at Shinagawa Station as to not carry around my backpack. But I heard they were often full?
Was also wondering if anyone wanted to meet up for sake and noodles in the short time I'd be there.
All suggestions welcome - thanks
#1 Posted: 23/10/2013 - 07:21
21st October, 2006
Total reviews: 4
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have you ever visited Tokyo/Japan before? what are your interests? the last time i had a 'layover' in Tokyo (between flying in & catching a long distance night bus), i rented a bicycle (free) at Asakusa & cycled around Asakusa, Ueno Park, Yanaka, Sendagi, Sumidagawa Park & Tokyo Skytree to hunt down (1) a maneki neko (fortune cat) temple, (2) little shops selling cat-related stuff, (3) tsukeman at Rokurinsha at Tokyo Skytree, (4) huge lotus flowers in bloom (it was summer) at Shinobazu pond, (5) green tea dessert & (6) just revisit some sights i'd not been to for a decade & explore old neighbourhoods at a slow pace. not knowing your interests, don't know what to recommend...for all i know you hate cats
there are big coin lockers at many train & subway stations (there's a sort of directory listing the sizes/dimensions & no. available somewhere online, but info only in Japanese). even if all the big ones within the station itself are full, there might be more options near to certain station exits.
#2 Posted: 23/10/2013 - 09:34
No I've never been outside the airport area in Tokyo before, and weather may be an issue (I won't really have super warm clothes on) so I'd be content just to wander nearby malls/parks - and stay in the general area so I don't get lost - lol - just want to eat a bit as well. I also have to consider the travel times between airports - which probably cuts 2 - 3 hrs off anyway.
It was also suggested I head directly to the other airport check my bag & backtrack to Sumidagwa or elsewhere, but I don't see the point of that.
#3 Posted: 23/10/2013 - 11:24
3rd April, 2014
It is currently Cherry Blossom season in most parts of japan at the moment. If you think you have enough time, you could head into the city or find a park nearby. These tress are normally beautiful but are exceptionally popular in Japan and when there are a lot of them, its a great sight during blossom season! Take a look at this article http://blogcheaptravel.com/cherry-blossom-season/ or just google for more specific places! Hope this helps
#4 Posted: 7/4/2014 - 07:19
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