Culture & History in Tokyo

Asakusa

  Senso-ji Temple Senso-ji Temple, the oldest temple located in Tokyo, and Nakamise-dori connecting the Kaminarimon entrance to the main hall,...

Meiji Jingu Shrine

Meiji Jingu Every New Year’s Day on ‘hatsumode’, Meiji Jingu, which is over 700,000 square meters in size, receives around 3 milli...

Imperial Palace

The Charm of the Imperial Palace As you make your way from Tokyo Station to Marunouchi, you will quickly notice that the area is occupied with tall o...

Yanaka

A temple town since the Edo Era Yanaka is a temple town. For various reasons such as protecting Edo Castle, escaping from fire and quakes, alleviati...

Hamarikyu

A feudal lord garden designed with creative ideas and arrangements During the Edo period (1603 – 1868), feudal lords across Japan had second h...

Sensoji Temple

  Sensoji at the centre of the Edo Period culture During the Edo period, Sensoji Temple was used as the main temple of prayer for the Tokugawa...

Kagurazaka

Kagurazaka scenery The area once had that background of being a lively geisha district of old, and even now it is a unique neighborhood that hints a...

Shibuya Crossing

The starting line for a tour of Shibuya Shibuya is the youth mecca. And there is a scramble crossing right in front of the entrance that is Shibuya S...

Tokyo Government Building

  Tokyo Government Building, the landmark of Shinjuku skyscrapers Upon its completion in 1990, people were astounded to see this towering ultr...

Shinjuku Golden Gai (Golden Street)

Shinjuku, a neighborhood where you can have fun in various places   Tokyo’s busiest commercial district of Shinjuku is divided into various a...

Chidori-ga-fuchi

The moat surrounding the Imperial Palace is a famous place for cherry blossoms   This area has a moat which surrounds the Imperial Palace. Part of...

Shibuya Center Gai

The distinct feeling of Shibuya’s Center Gai is a highlight of touring Tokyo   Going from the plaza where the statue of Hachiko stands in fro...

Nezu Museum

Take a breather while enjoying old Asian art In Tokyo, there is Minami-Aoyama which attracts the most refined and fashionable people. Nezu Museum i...

Nakano Broadway

Nakano Broadway, the mecca for sub-culture after Akihabara After passing through Sun Mall Shopping Arcade accessible from the north exit of Nakano St...

Yasukuni Shrine

The spirits of people ranging from the upheaval after the end of the Edo Era to World War II are enshrined Yasukuni Shrine had its origins as Tokyo...

Edo Tokyo Museum

Edo Tokyo Museum At this museum, there are replicas dedicated to exhibiting the landscape of the common people who lived in the castle town during t...

Kappabashi

How to enjoy Kappabashi There are 170 shops spanning a distance of approximately 800 meters which sell anything having to do with cooking. The West...

Koishikawa Korakuen Garden

Korakuen, the garden for the Edo (Tokyo) residence of the Mito Tokugawas (Ibaraki Prefecture) Take a step outside and you’ll see Korakuen Amus...

Arashio Sumo Stable

Watching sumo wrestlers practice from close range Sumo is the national sport of Japan. The appearance of rikishi with their massive bodies colliding...

Sugamo

The roots of Grandma Town are the Togenuki Jizo The biggest reason behind Sugamo being called “Grandma Town” is the Togenuki Jizo which a...