This tour features the best of what Tokyo has to offer in terms of tradition. We start off at Asakusa, one of Tokyo’s oldest neighborhoods, still filled with old-style shops, ladies in kimono and traditional food stalls. We visit the famous Sensoji temple of which some parts are still original since the 17th century.
After lunch at a conveyor belt sushi restaurant, we board the Sumida river bus which takes us down the Sumida River, to the Hamarikyu Gardens (alternatively we can also take the cheaper subway). This former garden of the Shogun’s summer residence has also serviced as a recreational space and hunting ground for the Meiji emperor.
We will continue on to a less familiar area of the city to visit an impressive temple garden with a very sad story attached to it. You can then have a look at a happier place next door, a popular place to get married.
The tour will finish at the Meiji Shrine, the largest and most impressive Shinto shrine of the city in the middle of a calming forest. If you are lucky, you will even be able to see a wedding procession here! The guide can give you advice on what you can do for the rest of the day and evening.
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