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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.