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Old Jul 24, 2023, 10:00 am
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Originally Posted by LapLap
Just breaking down your first plan for Day 2

9:00am: Arrive in Harajuku. Visit Meiji-jingu Shrine, Omotesando, and Nezu Museum.
12:00 Travel to Kichijoji/Mitaka

Harajuku Station to Meiji Jingu Shrine is a 20 minute walk.
Meiji Jingu to Harajuku is a 20 minute walk
Harajuku to Nezu Museum via Omotesando is a 20 minute walk

Out of the allotted 180 minutes, one third will be spent getting to and between each of the places.

The question you need to ask yourself is what are you expecting to get out of each of the destinations?

Is it enough to walk to and from Meiji Jingu rather than hang around and see how the shrine is used?
How long do you think you will want to spend at Nezu Museum? Have you already decided you don’t want a cup of coffee there?
Is there any reason you want to go to Harajuku or Omotesando or are they just part of a path between Meiji Jingu and Nezu Museum.

As AlwaysAisle has said, I think you need to put lots more cushioning into your itinerary and not just to help you keep to schedule.

So far your itinerary is all about going to places. Cushioning is essential so you can plan on being in places.
You've hit my problem on the head. A lot of online guides specify a list of places to go to, but not to be at. Is there any resource that gives guidance on how long being at each location would be recommended? Or a resource that has a ready made itinerary taking into account travel time and visiting time.

Last edited by GodAtum; Jul 24, 2023 at 10:06 am
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