Tokyo City of the Warrior
Tokyo is best understood by starting in the place it all began… Nihonbashi. And that is what we do. From Nihonbashi, the heart of the city, we discover the role it played from 1590 till today with short stops at Will Adam's former estate location, and the Mitsukoshi Department store founded in 1672.
We pass the Bank of Japan at the Tokiwa Gate and pass the Lost Child Stone and on to Edo-jo Castle via the restored 1914 Tokyo Station - located in daimyo alley, today's Marunouchi.
Through another massive castle gate, we stroll through the ramparts of the castle.
We next visit Kagurazaka and have a traditional Japanese soba lunch.
After lunch, we go East over the Sumida-Gawa to a quaint Edo-period garden as we make our way to the Iriedo. Victims of the Kanto Earthquake (1923) and the 1944-45 US Army air raids are remembered.
Next, we visit the 17th Century Edo stroll garden, Kiyosumi Teien.
We end the day in the Ginza, the showcase area of Japan from the 1870s, where we end today's tour
Meet in lobby of your city hotel.
• Mitsukoshi Dept Store
• Bank of Japan
• Tokiwabashi Bridge - Lost Child Stone
• Tokyo St. & Kita-Bugyo
• Daimyo Alley, Marunouchi District
• Wadakurabashi, Edo-jo Castle
• Ryogoku - Iriedo
• Kiyosumi Teien Garden
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
Monday and Friday course slightly different as the castle is closed except for holidays.
Public Transportation & walking
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 3,000- - Lunch can run from ¥1,000- to ¥3,000-
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Native English speaker; History teacher extremely well-versed in Japanese history & culture; Willing and able to provide a great deal of insight behind just seeing the sights.