The High City and Low City Discovered
Edo - the original name of today's Tokyo - was a vibrant and lively city of over 1. 2 million souls at its peak. We walk through the city's history from its foundation in 1590 to the present visiting often ignored sights that are crucial to understanding the modern city.
The first day is devoted to the life of the warrior class and the distinctive culture that helps explain a great deal of modern Japan.
Day two is devoted to the life of the peasant and their entertainments. Together, they are designed to give a basis for understanding the many curiosities that Japan presents to the uninitiated.
1. High City Tokyo Walking Tour
• Tokiwa, Bank of Japan, Lost Child Stone
• Tokyo Station, Marunouchi
• Edo-jo Castle (Imperial Palace)
• Kagurazaka (Lunch not included)
• Ryogoku, Kyu Yasuda Teien, Yokoamicho (Iriedo)
• Kiyosumi Teien Garden
2. Low City Walking Tour
• Nezu Jinja
• Yanaka, Sendagi
• Daien-ji Temple
• (Lunch not included)
• Yanaka Ginza High Street
• Yanaka Bochi Cemetery, Tenno-ji Temple
• Ueno Park
• Okachimachi, Ameyoko
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meet in the lobby of your hotel.
End location: Day one ends in Higashi-Ginza, Day Two ends in Asakusa - instructions on returning to your hotel given as well as dinner suggestions.
Duration: 16 hours
Friday and Monday limitations apply
Public transportation - use of taxi charged on day
Estimated Local Cash Needed
3000 Japanese Yen - For Lunch and cold drinks in summer
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We have received an exceptional insight into the history, culture and contemporary life of Japanese society. My biggest regret was not having time to read all the material Patrick had sent well in advance of our meeting. Patrick's area of experience seemed limitless, there was practically no question unanswered. If I ever come back to Japan I would feel privileged to meet Patrick again.