Half-day Tour and Cultural Experience

Saturday 2 September 2017

13.30 – 17.00 HALF-DAY CITY TOUR 

Tokyo City Information desk located in the registration area at Hilton Tokyo.

Edo-Tokyo Museum: Edo-Tokyo Museum introduces the history and culture of Edo (the ancient name for Tokyo). It also fascinates visitors with stories of the city's captivation past. You can take a look at a traditional playhouse (theatre), and scenes from everyday life that will transport you back in time to the Edo-period (1603-1868). This museum presents visitors with a unique opportunity to compare and contrast old Edo with modern Tokyo, so you can appreciate how Tokyo has transformed over the years.

ASAKUSA Temple - The most famous temple in Japan: Asakusa Temple is truly a historical haven in modern Tokyo, a gem of the old Edo (1603-1868). It is capital’s most famous and oldest Buddhist temple founded in 628. The famed entrance gate Kaminari-mon (Thunder Gate) with huge red lantern is a symbol of Asakusa. 200m-long street of traditional stalls which leads from the Kaminari-mon to the temple, is always relished by the visitors.

River Curise & Hama-rikyu Gardens: Half-hour boat cruise down the Sumida River travels under some 14 bridges spanning Tokyo’s main river, showing the capital’s famous landmarks along the way. The cruise arrives at its destination, the majestic Hama-rikyu Gardens along the Tokyo Waterfront in Shiodome, where the participants can walk around a beautifully preserved garden that the family of the ruling Tokugawa Shogun owned from 17th to mid-19th century and used to hunt with falcons.