which part of tokyo which is interesting to visit visit during 29 dec - 5 jan 2018 ?

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Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

Answered almost 3 years ago

That entirely depends on your interests. You should know however that many places like museums, stores, etc are closed at the end/start of the year, so you should verify the place you plan to see will be open before you head out.

I suggest you look through these comprehensive sites on Tokyo and see what you like.

For New Year's, if you want to celebrate the Japanese way, you could go to Meiji Shrine.
Expect huge crowds to leave Tokyo from Dec. 29-31, and return around Jan 2-4. Trains may be jammed in each direction.

Honestly I'd say 3-4 days are about enough for Tokyo - take the opportunity and go on some nice day trips. A Tokyo Wide Pass is a great way to save money and there is no shortage of great places, including Nikko, Kusatsu, Karuizawa, Izu, the Mt Fuji area, the Ushiku Great Buddha, Takao, Mitake, Kamakura/Enoshima, the Boso Peninsula, Kawagoe, and others.

You will also find a lot of restaurants are closed for New Year's, but the convenience stores are still open and if you need to get yen, you can easily use your ATM card at a 7-11, or if open, the Japanese post office.
If you do plan to use your ATM card in Japan, make sure your bank knows about it first so they don't suspect fraudulent usage and freeze your account.

You can also see what Japanese money looks like at
 Note that you can not use 1 or 5 yen coins in vending machines and phones.