11-hour-layover in Japan - Go to Shibuya/Tokyo

This is a continous from post from my last one. For the first part please refer to: https://www.odigo.jp/articles/14497-11-hour-layover-in-japan-stay-in-narita

This post I am going to talk about going to Shibuya.

Where I want to go:
  • Tokyo Station
  • Don Quijote
  • Hachiko gate
  • Shibuya crossing
  • Ichiran ramen  (I crossed this one out because there isn't enough time T.T )
  • Genki sushi

Here is what I planned:

1. First arrive at Narita International Airport
  • Buy Suica card at airport-amount 2000 yen to cover transportation cost (include 500 yen deposit)
2. Take Keisei Narita Limited Express to Shibuya Station (1230 yen ~ under 2 hours)
  • Transfer at Nippori Station
  • Estimated time to arrive at Shibuya Station: 9:30 AM
    Credit: Tokyo Cheapo
3. From Shibuya Station, take exit Hachiko to see Hachiko Statue
 4. Walk to Shibuya crossing ( around 1 minute)
  • Go to either Starbucks or L'occitane coffee to get the time lapse of the famous crossing
  • Estimated time at this point: 10:15 AM
5. Genki Sushi is not opened at this time (its opened at 11AM) so let's head to Don Quijote instead
  • Shopping for around 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • Estimated time to be done shopping: 12:05 PM
6. Walk to Genki Sushi after shopping ( around 2 minutes)
  • Estimated waiting time: 15 minutes
  • Estimated eating time: 30 minutes
7. Walk back to Shibuya Station ( under 10 minutes)
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8. Take train to Tokyo Station ( around 20 minutes - 200 yen)
  • Transfer at Akasaka-Mitsuke Station
9. Take Marunouchi North exit to go to Shin-Marunouchi Building (7th floor) to get the entire view of the Tokyo Station. Some articles for reference:
10. Head back to Tokyo Station to take Yaesu North exit to get on Tokyo Shuttle bus to get back to Narita International Airport (1 hour and 15 minutes- only 900 yen for online reservation) 

Pros and Cons:

  • Have sightseeing: Tokyo Station and Shibuya crossing
  • Able to go to Genki Sushi
  • Get to see the crowded Shibuya/Tokyo
  • Transportation is more complicated than just staying in Narita
  • Pressure on time


-Comparing the 2 plans, I think I would choose the Shibuya plan because I would love to see the Shibuya crossing. 
-But I have to pay attention to the time because I have only 11 hours but many places to visit.
-That's it for my Shibuya/Tokyo plan. I will review my plan after I actually transit in Japan and post it later ;) Hopefully everything will go as I planned.

Thank you for reading!!!

Khanh Vuong