CITY TOUR

TOKYO city tour

Date:
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Time:
18:30 - 20:00 (To be Scheduled)
Boarding location:
Near around Sola city Conference Center (The staff will guide you.)
Alighting location:
Near around Tokyo station.

We will take you to the sights of Tokyo for about 2 hours by bus. Join our city tour to find out the popular tourist attractions in Tokyo and enjoy exploring each point later. Please note that once you get on the bus, you cannot get off during the tour. The city tour fee is included in the registration fee. The confirmation of the city tour attendance will be confirmed in advance by email from the secretariat.

Route

Route
Nippon Budokan

The Nippon Budokan is a martial arts stadium located in Kitanomaru Park, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. It was established to promote the traditional Japanese Budo (martial arts). Besides Budo, the stadium is utilized as a multipurpose hall for artists to hold live concerts and as an indoor gymnasium for sports other than Budo. The stadium holds up to 14,471 people. In 1966, the Beatles visited Japan for the first time and held a concert at the Nippon Budokan.

Access
About 5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Tozai Line, Hanzomon Line, Toei Shinjuku Line “Kudanshita Station” Exit 2.
Yasukuni Shrine

Yasukuni Shrine is located in Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. The shrine was established in 1869. It enshrines soldiers of WWII as well as war victims of the Meiji restoration. It is one of the most renowned cherry blossoms location within Tokyo. Right next to the shrine is the Yushukan Museum, the oldest military museum in Japan.
Valuable documents and collections from the Meiji Restoration to the end of WWII are on exhibit.

Access
About 5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Tozai Line/Hanzomon Line, Toei Shinjuku Line “Kudanshita Station” Exit 2.
About 10-minute walk from JR Chuo/Sobu Line (Local train) “Iidabashi Station” West Gate and “Ichigaya Station”.
About 10-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Tozai Line/Yurakucho Line/Nanboku Line “Iidabashi Station” Exit A2 or Exit A5.
About 10-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line/Nanboku Line, Toei Shinjuku Line “Ichigaya Station”.
National Diet Building

The National Diet Building is a building located in Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo where national assemblies take place. The current building was constructed in 1936 as the House of the Imperial Diet. The building is symmetrical, with the House of Representatives on the left and the House of Councillors on the right when viewed from the front. By registering at the location on the day, anyone can visit inside for free; the House of Representatives are available every day and the House of Councillors on weekdays for visits.

Access
About 3-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line/Chiyoda Line “Kokkai-gijidomae Station” Exit 1.
State Guest House Akasaka Palace

The State Guest House Akasaka Palace is a guest house located in Moto-Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo. The palace has welcomed many kings, presidents, and prime ministers, has been used for international conferences such as the Summit of the Major Industrialized Nations. It is open to the public to a degree that does not interfere with its operations, and people can casually visit the place without advance reservation. An afternoon tea service limited to 20 servings per day can be enjoyed in the front garden of the palace building. The Imperial Palace which is the house of the Emperor is under renovation due to the changing generation. The family of the new Emperor will be living in this Akasaka Palace (former Togu Palace) on the grounds of the Akasaka Detached Palace until the end of the renovation.

Access
About 7-minute walk from Chuo Line/Sobu Line “Yotsuya Station” Akasaka Exit.
About 7-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line “Yotsuya Station” Exit 1.
About 7-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line “Yotsuya Station” Exit 2.
New National Stadium (Olympic Stadium)

A stadium next to the Meiji Jingu Gaien that extends over Shinjuku and Shibuya area of Tokyo. The stadium is expected to be the main venue for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. The stadium holds about 68,000 to 80,000 people.

Access
About 1-minute walk from Toei Ooedo Line “Kokuritsu-Kyogijo Station”.
About 4-minute walk from JR Chuo Line “Sendagaya Station” or “Shinanomachi Station”.
Omotesando

A large road repaired as an approach to the Meiji Jingu in 1919 is the original Omotesando, but recently the entire area in general around the road is also called Omotesando. Many luxury brand flagship and boutique shops, lifestyle shops, beauty salons, and cafes gather in the area. The average number of people who use the Omotesando Station per day is approximately 360,000, and it is also one of the most popular travel destinations many tourists visit.

Access
To get to Omotesando, take Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line to “Omotesando Station” and exit from Exit A2.
Or go to “Harajuku Station” taking JR Line and exit from Omotesando Exit.
Harajuku Station

Harajuku is a lively area known for colorful street arts and fashion. It is also known as a town of youngsters, where visitors can experience the Japanese youth culture. Takeshita Street has many food and clothing stores; a busy street with shops of unique vintage clothing and cosplay. It is one of the spots where many tourists visit.
Harajuku Station Omotesando exit is the oldest wooden station office.

Access
To get to Harajuku, go to “Harajuku Station” using JR Line and exit from Takeshita Exit.
Meiji Jingu Shrine

Meiji Jingu is a shrine located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. It enshrines the Meiji Emperor and Empress Dowager Shoken. The shrine was established in 1920. Most people come to the Meiji Jingu for their Hatsumode (visiting shrines at the beginning of the New Year). Because it is located near Harajuku, Omotesando, and Shibuya, many foreign tourists also visit the shrine. The inner garden is very spacious with rich nature, and it is also known as a spiritual spot. Entrance is free of charge.

Access
About 3-minute walk from JR Line “Harajuku Station” Omotesando Exit.
About 3-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda/Fukutoshin Line “Meiji-jingumae Station” Exit 2.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is the main government building of the municipality Tokyo administrative body, located in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. It was completed in 1990. It has an observatory on the 45th floor, and visitors can see the city of Tokyo from about 202m above ground. No entrance fees are required, and it is known as a tourist spot with restaurants and souvenir shops.

Access
About 10-minute walk from JR Line “Shinjuku Station” West Gate.
About 1-minute walk from Toei Ooedo Line “Tochomae Station” Exit A4.
Tokyo Tower

A 333 meters high transmission tower in Minato-ku, Tokyo. There are observatories, amusement rides, aquariums, cafes, and shops inside the tower. The name “Tokyo Tower” was decided from a public call. The Tokyo Tower is a symbol of Japan’s high economic growth after the WWII as well as a symbol of Tokyo that has become a popular tourist spot.

Access
About 5-minute walk from Toei Ooedo Line “Akabanebashi Station” Akabanebashi Exit.
About 6-minute walk from Toei Mita Line “Onarimon Station” Exit A1.
Rainbow Bridge

A bridge that runs over the Tokyo Bay connecting Shibaura pier and Odaiba, opened in 1993. Besides cars and monorails, people can walk over the bridge on the promenade. From the bridge, the office of Fuji Television Network and the Olympic Village which athletes will be staying during the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Access
Shibaura side: About 5-minute walk from Rinkai Line Yurikamome “Shibaura-futo Station”.
Daiba side: About 10-minute walk from Rinkai Line Yurikamome “Odaiba-kaihinkoen Station”.
Ariake Arena / Ariake Gymnastics Centre

A new arena to be built in Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo with the capacity of over 15,000 people. It will also be one of the venues for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. The final match of Olympic volleyball and Paralympic wheelchair basketball will be held here.

Access
About 8-minute walk from Rinkai Line Yurikamome “Ariake-tennis-no-mori Station”.
About 8-minute walk from Rinkai Line Yurikamome “Shin-Toyosu Station”.
Toyosu Market

The Tsukiji Market has kept the role of supplying fresh food for over 80 years since its opening in February 1935 and was moved to Toyosu in 2018. Many of the food stores that were in business inside the Tsukiji Market also moved to the Toyosu Market. Since the days of Tsukiji, it has been a popular place for gastronomy.
The market is open to the public from 5 AM to 5 PM. The business hours vary depending on the store, so make sure to check the hours for the individual store of your target.

Access
About 3-minute walk from Rinkai Line Yurikamome “Shijo-mae Station”.
Kabukiza Theatre

Kabukiza Theatre is a theater for Kabuki established in 1889 (Meiji 22). It was reborn in 2013 in a new form, connecting it with the Kabukiza Tower. It is often thought that getting tickets for Kabuki plays are difficult; however, there is a system where you can even watch just one act. Those who want to experience Kabukiza Theatre can enjoy the atmosphere of it with the One Act Seating.

Access
Immediately from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, Toei Asakusa Line “Higashi-Ginza Station” Exit 3.
About 5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line/Marunouchi Line/Hibiya Line “Ginza Station” Exit A7.
Ginza

Ginza became a common name for the area when the silver coin foundry moved to Shinryogae-cho (New Foreign Exchange District) in 1603. Since Japan’s first railroads opened in 1972, the town prospered as a place where cutting edge products and merchants gather, or to enjoy the scenery. Currently, many department stores, restaurants, and landmarks are present on the streets, and is vibrant with many tourists as an area where good old Ginza culture and the latest news come and go.

Access
To get to Ginza, go to “Ginza Station” using Tokyo Metro Ginza Line/Marunouchi Line/Hibiya Line.
Imperial Palace

Located in the Edo Castle ruins which the Tokugawa Shogun family lived till the last years of the Edo period. It became the Imperial Palace in October of the first year of the Meiji period (1868), and the Meiji Emperor left Kyoto where the family lived for almost a thousand years and moved to the palace till this day. Many of Japan’s important cultural property are preserved here. Enjoying the colorful flowers of the season is one of the charms of the Imperial Palace. It is one of the few places where you can see almost 30 types of cherry blossoms at once during the spring.

Access
  • To Sakashita-mon Gate
    About 15-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line “Nijubashimae Station” Exit 6.
    About 15-minute walk from Toei Mita Line “Otemachi Station” Exit D2.
    About 20-minute walk from JR Line “Tokyo Station” Marunouchi Central Gate.
  • To Kikyo-mon Gate
    About 10-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line “Nijubashimae Station” Exit 6.
    About 10-minute walk from Toei Mita Line “Otemachi Station” Exit D2.
    About 15-minute walk from JR Line “Tokyo Station” Marunouchi Central Gate.
  • To Ote-mon Gate
    About 5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Local Line “Otemachi Station” Exit C13a.
    About 10-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line “Nijubashimae Station” Exit 6.
    About 15-minute walk from JR Line “Tokyo Station” Marunouchi North Gate.
  • To Hirakawa-mon Gate
    About 5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Touzai Line “Takebashi Station” Exit 1a.
  • To Kita-hanebashi-mon Gate
    About 4-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Touzai Line “Takebashi Station” Exit 1a.
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Restaurants near the city tour drop-off location

KITTE Marunouchi
Access
JP tower, 2-7-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo
Meisan Iseniku “Butasute”
5FMeisan Iseniku “Butasute”
Opening hour:
[Mon.-Sat.] 11:00-15:00, 17:00-23:00
[Sun.] 11:00-15:00, 17:00-22:00
About:
A long-established restaurant founded in 1909, that specializes in domestic Japanese black beef. At the main store, Wakayagi, grilled beef over charcoal is a popular staple. They are proud of their large and thick slices of Ise Beef, which are just as good as Matsuzaka Beef.
Recommended Menu:
Ise Beef Shabu Shabu (ingredients cooked in broth to one’s liking and dipped in sauce) / Sukiyaki (hotpot with rich soy sauce based sauce)
Koube Rokkoumichi “Gyunta”
5FKoube Rokkoumichi “Gyunta”
Opening hour:
[Mon.-Sat.] 11:00-23:00
[Sun.] 11:00-22:00
About:
Restaurant serving unique teppanyaki (delicacies cooked on iron griddle) and okonomiyaki (savory pancake) dishes made with their 40-year old secret recipes at their main store in Amagasaki. They offer a variety of menus that are neither Hiroshima or Kansai styles by cooking in ways that bring out the flavors of the ingredients.
Recommended Menu:
A5-Rank Japanese Black Beef Loin Steak
Kaitenzushi “Nemuro Hanamaru”
5FKaitenzushi “Nemuro Hanamaru”
Opening hour:
[Mon.-Sat.] 11:00-23:00
[Sun.] 11:00-22:00
About:
A restaurant originally from the fishermen town of “Nemuro,” located in the easternmost tip of Hokkaido. Their commitment and ability to distinguish the qualities of seafood based on their geographical knowledge are exceptional, respected even by the fishermen. More importantly, the constantly changing of seasons has made the local seafood delicious. Please enjoy and savor sushi, prepared with meticulous attention to freshness.
Recommended Menu:
Sushi using seasonal seafood
Obonsai Aburiyaki Sake “Nana”
5FObonsai Aburiyaki Sake “Nana”
Opening hour:
[Mon.-Sat.] 11:00-15:00, 17:00-23:00
[Sun.] 11:00-16:00, 17:00-22:00
About:
All 80 kinds of their menus include recommended monthly seasonal dishes, such as Kyoto’s traditional cuisine “obanzai” and broiled dishes that bring out the flavors of the seasonal ingredients.
They also offer an extensive list of liquors centered around Japanese wine.
Recommended Menu:
Obanzai
Shinmaru Bldg.
Access
Shinmaru Bldg, 1-5-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Kushi-age Hantei
5FKushi-age Hantei
Opening hour:
[Mon.-Sat.] Lunch 11:00-15:00   Dinner 17:00-23:00
[Sun.] 17:00-22:00
About:
A well-known kushiage (deep-fried skewer) restaurant that has been in business in a “quaint, wooden three-story building” since its establishment in Nezu, Tokyo. Edo (old Tokyo) style skewers, lightly fried with vegetable oil, allow diners to savor “class and style.” The way seasonal ingredients are introduced is rich in variety and mesmerizes the eyes and palate of diners.
Recommended Menu:
Kushiage Course with 12 Kinds of Skewers
Katsukichi
5FKatsukichi
Opening hour:
[Mon.-Sat.] Lunch 11:00-15:00   Dinner 17:00-23:00
[Sun.] 17:00-22:00
About:
Founded in 1961. Popular menus include the deep-fried cutlet set with choice pork from Iwate, and deep-fried extra large and larger-than-plate wild shrimps. Some of the regulars come only to enjoy the rice mixed with homemade pickled Japanese shiso-herbs.
Recommended Menu:
Pork Loin Cutlet Set
Marunouchi Bldg.
Access
maru Bldg, 2-4-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Usukifugu “Yamadaya”
35FUsukifugu “Yamadaya”
Opening hour:
[Mon.-Sat.] Lunch 11:30-15:00   Dinner 17:30-23:00
[Sun.] 17:00-22:00
About:
The main store is located in Usuki City, Oita prefecture, and is a well-established restaurant specializing in fugu-blowfish dishes.
Yamadaya’s Marunouchi location, with its quaint and wooden interior, presents the Usuki history and tradition of “bringing out the best of blowfish,” the home of blowfish cuisines. Enjoy dishes featuring blowfish, served with techniques and hospitality unique to Yamadaya.
Recommended Menu:
Special Fugu-Blowfish Course
Ginza Sushikou Honten
35FGinza Sushikou Honten
Opening hour:
[Mon.-Sat.] 11:00-23:00
[Sun.] 11:00-22:00
About:
Established in 1885. Numerous dishes that go well with liquors and small side dishes that make the most out of the choice ingredients. In addition to a variety of high quality sake from across the country, offers wines that pairs with sushi. Relish and enjoy their sophisticated and gorgeous sushi fusing the tradition of old and contemporary styles of Tokyo, all from the view of the 35th floor.
Recommended Menu:
Seasonal Sushi: Iki Course
Tenpura “Tenmaru”
6FTenpura “Tenmaru”
Opening hour:
[Mon.-Sat.] Lunch 11:00-15:00   Dinner 17:00-23:00
[Sun.] 17:00-22:00
About:
Various types of tempura (battered and deep-fried dishes) are available, from the staple shrimp and squid to seasonal vegetables and seafood as well as other unique ingredients. Easily accessible, located on the 6th floor of Maru Building, directly connected to Tokyo Station. Sophisticated but suitable for various dining purposes, with counter seats and lively atmosphere along with tables for customers dining in groups.
Recommended Menu:
Chef’s Choice Tempura Platter
Tokyo Imaiya Honten
6FTokyo Imaiya Honten
Opening hour:
[Mon.-Fri.] Lunch 11:00-14:00   Dinner 16:00-23:30
[Sat. & Sun.] 11:00-23:00
About:
A restaurant specializing in yakitori (grilled skewered chicken). Hinai Jidori (free-range local pedigree chicken), known as “the ultimate jidori,” are turned into “the ultimate yakitori” by the hands of skilled chefs. Seasonal vegetables from across Japan and collagen-rich chicken broth hotpots are also available. Savor them together with 50 types of local sake and shochu (distilled spirits).
Recommended Menu:
Yakitori Course Meal
Yakiniku “Toraji”
6FYakiniku “Toraji”
Opening hour:
[Mon.-Fri.] 11:00-23:30
[Sat.] 16:00-23:00
[Sun.] 16:00-22:30
About:
Designed by Yukio Hashimoto, a world-famous interior designer, whose major works include The Peninsula Tokyo, the interior of this restaurant enables customers to enjoy yakiniku (barbecue) and select seasonal ingredients. A chic interior under the theme of a house, incorporates natural materials and traditional techniques of “sakan,” the Japanese traditional plastering technique.
Relish and enjoy select beef cuts, barbecued in a modern and serene atmosphere.
Recommended Menu:
Japanese Black Beef Boneless Short Rib

Access from the city tour drop-off location to the main hotels

Ochanomizu Hotel Juraku
  • Transfer to Tokyo Station on foot (about 5 minutes) from Shin Maru Building (Hato Bus stop). Use JR Chuo Line / Sobu Line from Tokyo Station. Get off at Ochanomizu Station. About 2 minutes on foot from Hijiribashi Exit.
HOTEL MYSTAYS OCHANOMIZU CONFERENCE CENTER
  • Transfer to Tokyo Station on foot (about 5 minutes) from Shin Maru Building (Hato Bus stop). Get off at Awajicho Station using Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line. 3 minutes on foot from Exit A3.
  • Transfer to Tokyo Station on foot (about 5 minutes) from Shin Maru Building (Hato Bus stop). Get off at Ochanomizu Station using JR Chuo Line/ Sobu Line. About 5 minutes on foot from Hijiribashi Exit.
the b tokyo ochanomizu
  • Transfer to Tokyo Station on foot (about 5 minutes) from Shin Maru Building (Hato Bus stop). Get off at Awajicho Station using Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line. 1 minute on foot from Exit A5.
HOTEL TOKYO GARDEN PALACE
  • Transfer to Tokyo Station on foot (about 5 minutes) from Shin Maru Building (Hato Bus stop). Use JR Chuo Line / Sobu Line from Tokyo Station. Get off at Ochanomizu Station. About 5 minutes on foot from Hijiribashi Exit.
AKIHABARA WASHINGTON HOTEL
  • Transfer to Tokyo Station on foot (about 5 minutes) from Shin Maru Building (Hato Bus stop). Use JR Yamanote Line from Tokyo Station. Get off at Akihabara Station.
    1-minute walk from the Central Gate.
TOKYO DOME HOTEL
  • Transfer to Tokyo Station on foot (about 5 minutes) from Shin Maru Building (Hato Bus stop). Use JR Sobu Line from Tokyo Station. Get off at Suidobashi Station.
    2-minute walk from the East Exit.
HOTEL METROPOLITAN tokyo marunouchi
  • Transfer to Tokyo Station on foot (about 5 minutes) from Shin Maru Building (Hato Bus stop). Directly connected from Tokyo Station Nihonbashi Exit.
Shangri-La hotel tokyo
  • Transfer to Tokyo Station on foot (about 5 minutes) from Shin Maru Building (Hato Bus stop). 1-minute walk from Tokyo Station Nihonbashi Exit.
IMPERIAL HOTEL TOKYO
  • Transfer to Tokyo Station on foot (about 5 minutes) from Shin Maru Building (Hato Bus stop). Use JR Yamanote Line from Tokyo Station. Get off at Yurakucho Station. 5-minute walk from Hibiya Exit.
  • Transfer to Tokyo Station on foot (about 5 minutes) from Shin Maru Building (Hato Bus stop). About 5 minutes by taxi from Tokyo Station.

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