What to do in Tokyo: Eat, eat, and eat
If you only have one day in Tokyo, just eat everything you can. You can diet the next day.
From breakfast to dinner, and snacks and bites in between meals, every destination in Tokyo should be completely food-related as the capital of Japan has some of the best foods in the world.
8:00AM Breakfast at Tsukiji Market
Start your day with the freshest breakfast possible. Head to Tsukiji Market in the morning just after the auctions and purchases of fish and seafood have been made for the day.
The indoor market hosts the famous auctions, and the outdoor market caters to the general public featuring sushi stalls, grilled seafood, ramen for cold days, original creations to taste, as well as fresh produce and other market staples.
Note, the Tsukiji Market is tentatively scheduled to relocate (due to the 2020 Olympics) in the winter of 2017/2018.
Closed Sundays & national holidays
5am to 2pm
10:30AM Breakfast, Part 2 at Dominque Ansel Bakery Japan
Line up to taste the famous Cronuts, Kouign Amann, Frozen S’mores, and Cookie Shots.
Orders can be consumed on the ground floor in the café-like atmosphere. You can also dine-in on the second floor which serves amazing original creations perfect for brunch, lunch, and an afternoon snack. The menu introduces new items every 6-8 weeks with seasonal specialties encouraging patrons to come back often.
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Dominique Ansel Bakery Japan
10am to 7pm
12:30PM Lunch at Tokyo Station
Explore the underground world of the capital’s central train station. In the basement floors of Tokyo Station are not just trains.
Shops, restaurants, and food vendors fill every area of the station. The highlight is Ramen Street which has 8 ramen shops. You can read more about Ramen Street here.
After slurping up your bowl(s) of ramen, go to the Daimaru department store within the train station. From the Ramen Street location, you are already in the basement floors of Daimaru which houses food hall heaven with both savory and sweet selections.
Ramen Street hours, 11am to 10pm
Daimaru hours, 10am to 8pm
3:00PM Fashion & Food Halls in Ginza
Ginza is the shopping addressing in Tokyo with flagship stores for the major international luxury brands.
On Sundays, the main street closes to traffic privileging pedestrians with a leisurely walking area. Aside from Tokyo Station’s Daimaru, Ginza’s Mitsukoshi also has one of the best department store food halls located in the basement floors.
10:30am to 8pm
7:00PM Dinner at The Peninsula Tokyo
End the day with a comforting plate of Japanese beef curry at The Peninsula Tokyo.
Premium beef curry, Yuzu flavor. Traditional Japanese curry with 200g of Japanese beef shank. The lobby services the most premium blend of curry with the highest quality of beef creating the best beef curry experience, and the perfect way to end a long day exploring and eating in Tokyo.
The Peninsula Tokyo
Lunch, 11:30am to 2:30pm
Afternoon Tea, 2:30pm to 5pm
Dinner, 6pm to 10pm
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