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Meiji shrine/Chibuya crossing and Asakusa Kannon in one day

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Meiji shrine/Chibuya crossing and Asakusa Kannon in one day

Wanting to the above but time limits mean that we will have do this in one day. Is this possible or is it too ambitious?

We will be setting off from Hanzomon Station If possible (but can take a taxi to Tokyo station if this makes things a little easier). What is the best way to achieve the above any help re travel arrangements and advice in getting the best out of the day will be appreciated. Thanks.

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1. Re: Meiji shrine/Chibuya crossing and Asakusa Kannon in one day

Doable... Could head to Asakusa first thing in the morning, then head across to Harajuku. Wander there and MeijiJinja.

I usually walk down to Shibuya from there, a nice walk with lots to see. Lots of interesting shops around Shibuya too.

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I think this could be done in one day, with Asakusa in the morning, and Meiji Shrine in the afternoon, followed by Shibuya crossing at the end of the day, when you might feel like a meal and doing some shopping.

Travelling from Hanzomon station, you could change at Mitsukoshimae to the Ginza line which will take you to Asakusa.

Once you've finished looking around Asakusa, take the Ginza line from Asakusa station to Ueno, and change to the JR Yamanote line to Harajuku, for visiting Meiji shrine. This will be the longest train journey, about half an hour.

Then take the train from Harajuku to Shibuya station, which will be a short journey. Finally take the Hanzomon line from Shibuya back to Hanzomon station.

There's a route map for the subway and train lines, which at first sight looks complicated, but knowing the colours for the lines you plan to use really helps find your way in larger stations.

tokyometro.jp/en/…routemap_en.pdf

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3. Re: Meiji shrine/Chibuya crossing and Asakusa Kannon in one day

This is definitely possible although it's a bit of an unusual grouping of sights since Asakusa is at the other side of Tokyo. How many days do you have in Tokyo? Are you going to other places?

Anyway, based on your plans, I suggest you start at Asakusa, then head to Meiji Shrine and finish at Shibuya. Shibuya is more interesting later in the day and well into the evening.

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4. Re: Meiji shrine/Chibuya crossing and Asakusa Kannon in one day

Thanks for the responses. Going for the suggestions today, will report back re success or otherwise. Lol

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5. Re: Meiji shrine/Chibuya crossing and Asakusa Kannon in one day

Job done!!

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6. Re: Meiji shrine/Chibuya crossing and Asakusa Kannon in one day

Pleased to hear that you were successful!

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