This tour offers glimpses of the traditional craftsmanship and customs inherited from the people of the Edo period (1603 - 1868), as well as the exciting contemporary scenes of Tokyo.
Tsukijishijo Station on the Toei Oedo Line -- <5 mins. by walk> -- [Tukiji Market] -- <Toei Oedo Line12 mins.> -- Ryogoku -- [Edo-Tokyo Museum][Ryogoku Kokugikan] -- <JR Sobu Line10 mins.> -- Asakusabashi -- <Toei Asakusa Line 10 mins.> -- Asakusa -- [Senso-ji Temple] -- <Tobu Skytree Line 3 mins. -- Tokyo Skytree[TOKYO SKYTREE] -- Oshiage -- <Toei Asakusa Line9 mins.> -- Ningyocho -- <Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line3 mins.> -- Akihabara[Akihabara Area] -- <Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line22 mins.> -- Roppongi[Roppongi Area]
Tsukiji Market represents the typical wholesale market of Japan, running 24 hours a day. The general consumer is not allowed to shop there (Only bidding for tuna can be observed*. Reception starts at 5 a.m. on a first-come-first-served basis). On the other hand, there are 300 shops in the Jou-gai, or Off-market, where anyone can not only buy but also dine on sashimi, sushi or tempura made with fresh ingredients on the spot.
*There is a period where observations are not allowed each year. *Please confirm in advance for details at the webpage.
In this very spacious museum, you can explore the history and folklore of Tokyo from the Edo period till the present day.
Ryogoku Kokugikan, the venue for the famous Grand Sumo Tournament, is located here. A visit to the “Sumo Museum” on the 1st floor is highly recommended. There are also many restaurants where you can try the sumo wrestler’s staple meal called “chanko”, which is a one-pot stew made with broth, meat, fish and vegetables.
It is believed that the Senso-ji Temple was built in 628, making it the oldest temple in Tokyo. After passing through the Kaminarimon Gate, you will see many shops selling souvenirs.
TOKYO SKY TREE
Boasting a height of 634m, making it the world’s highest stand-alone communication tower, Tokyo Skytree opened in May 2012 and has already become a major symbol of Tokyo, forming the center of Tokyo Skytree Town(R), which also encompasses Tokyo Solamachi(R), a complex that includes many shops and restaurants, as well as an aquarium and planetarium.
This is an internationally renowned “electric district” and is Japan’s premier destination for people who want to buy electrical goods. You can visit safe in the knowledge that many stores in Akihabara are staffed by store assistants who speak foreign languages. Many foreign tourists also visit in search of goods related to Japanese anime and video games.
Tokyo is known as a city that never sleeps, and there are many clubs ?and bars for foreign visitors, particularly in Roppongi.