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TOKYO ITINERARY 3

Experience traditional Japanese culture in Tokyo

  • Day 1

    Hotel in Shinjuku
    TAXI

    Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

    This garden was constructed in 1906 on the site of a former villa of the Naito clan of Shinshu Takato domain.
    Though designed as a garden for the Imperial household, after WWII, it became a national garden open to the public, and it is beloved to this day.
    See the cherry blossoms in spring, the greenery in summer, the chrysanthemums and foliage in fall, and the greenhouse plants and snowy scenery in winter. The four seasons all have something to show you, making the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden like an oasis in the city.

    It is also considered among one of the foremost landscape gardens in Japan.
    *Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the facility, and use of play equipment is prohibited.
    Address11 Naito-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0014, Japan

    Images: Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Management Office

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    Walking
    Shinjuku-sanchome Station
    Subway
    Jiyugaoka Station
    Tokyu Oimachi Line
    Kaminoge Station

    Make Wagashi! Traditional Japanese Sweets in Tokyo

    This is a wonderful cooking experience in Tokyo! You will have the opportunity to make traditional Japanese Wagashi sweets under the instruction of a local expert!
    TAXI
    Roppongi Station
    Walking

    Roppongi Hills

    Roppongi Hills is a complex of shops, restaurants, museums, observation decks, cinemas, Japanese gardens, a TV station, offices, and residences clustered together to form a neighborhood in its own right.

    It includes many of Tokyo’s signature locations, such as the Mori Art Museum, which leads Asia’s contemporary art scene, and Tokyo City View, an observation deck with 360 degree panoramas of Tokyo

    Roppongi hills is thronged with intellectual stimulation, from the arts and culture of numerous styles, fashion, cutting-edge business sites, and entertainment destinations. Everything can be found here.
    Since opening in 2003, it witnesses over 40M visitors annually.
    Address6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
    Walking
    Dinner in Roppongi
    TAXI
    Hotel in Shinjuku
  • Day 2

    Hotel in Shinjuku
    Walking
    Tochomae Station
    Subway
    Ryogoku Station
    Walking

    Watch Early Morning Sumo Training in Tokyo at a Sumo Stable

    View some live action at the Sumo Stable in Tokyo, where you can get a close-up view of Sumo training! Get an exclusive photo opportunity with Japan’s sumo wrestlers after their training!
    Walking
    Ryogoku Station
    JR
    Kinshicho Station
    Walking

    Make Old Tokyo Cut Glass in Sumida, Tokyo

    Glass cutting and polishing (Edo-kiriko) is a Japanese tradition established in the first half of the 19th century. With this experience you can carve traditional patterns on your glass. Come and make your own Edo-kiriko!
    Walking
    Kinshicho Station
    JR
    Ryogoku Station
    Walking

    Edo-Tokyo Museum

    The Edo-Tokyo Museum looks back on the history and culture of Edo period Japan to think about how life in Tokyo might be in the future. This museum was opened on March 28, 1993.

    The permanent exhibition involves materials pertaining to Edo period culture, a 400-year period starting from the time Tokugawa Ieyasu set himself up in Edo. There are dioramas, scale models, and reproductions of feudal lords’ palanquins, among other intriguing exhibits.

    There are also about 5-6 special exhibits each year, as well as workshops and special programs.
    Address1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
    Walking
    Ryogoku Station
    JR
    Ueno Station
    Walking

    Ueno Tosho-Gu Shrine

    Ueno Tosho-gu Shrine is located in Ueno Park in Taito-ku, Tokyo and was constructed in 1627.
    Tosho-gu Shrine consecrates the spirit of Tokugawa Ieyasu as the tutelary deity. In addition to Tosho-gu shrines in Nikko and Kunozan, several can be found around Japan.
    In the Edo period, this shrine was the subject of worship by people out of respect for Ieyasu. Still today, the site continues to be a place of comfort for many.
    Address9-88 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
    TAXI
    Hotel in Shinjuku
  • Day 3

    Hotel in Shinjuku
    Walking
    Tochomae Station
    Subway
    Tsukijishijo Station
    Walking

    Private Tokyo Tsukiji (Toyosu) Market Tour

    Explore the renown Tsukiji fish Market with a professional, English-speaking tour guide! Watch the infamous Tuna Auction (optional add-on) in the early morning and explore the Tsukiji Fish Market afterwards in this extensive tour!
    Tsukiji Station
    Subway
    Tokyo Station
    Walking

    Tokyo International Forum Glass Building

    The Tokyo International Forum is a convention hall and art center located in Marunouchi, Tokyo. The most symbolic structure is the Glass Building, which is 207 meters long and sits at 57.5 meters elevation, with a total width of 32 meters at its widest point. It is an atrium shaped like a large ship.

    2,600 plates of glass are used for the walls alone.
    The transparent space spans from the first to seventh floors in a gentle slope that you can ascend. The fourth to sixth floors form an aerial bridge from which you can look out at the rest of the structure.
    Address3-5-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
    Walking

    Sake Tasting

    Similar to what sommeliers do, ‘Kikizake’ (sake tasting) is an activity that involves guessing what brand of sake you are served blindfolded. In this activity, you will choose 5 kinds of sake out of the 20–30 sake varieties available, and enjoy sampling the different tastes of each one.
    Walking
    Tokyo Station
    Subway
    Kokkai-gijidomae Station
    Walking

    National Theatre of Japan

    The National Theatre of Japan is located on the west side of the Imperial palace and hosts programming around a wide range of traditional Japanese performing arts, such as kabuki, bunraku, traditional dance and music, gagaku, shomyo chanting, folk performances, and more.
    While RWC2019 is in session, September will be devoted to bunraku and shomyo chanting, with October dedicated to kabuki and traditional music. November then follows up with kabuki, traditional dance, and gagaku.
    For kabuki performances, audio guides (fees apply) are offered in English and Japanese to explain the plot. If it is your first time watching a kabuki play, you are encouraged to make use of this.
    There is also a space dedicated to information about traditional performing arts. You can enter free of charge and see the exhibits and theatrical video content.
    Address4-1 Hayabusha-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
    Walking
    Tokyo Station

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