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Tokyo East Tour
Explore eastern Tokyo from its origins to modern day, including museums, districts and from above. On this half-day tour, your guide will introduce you to Tokyo’s past, formation and into its exciting future.
You will be met at your hotel by a local specialist guide who will guide you to north-east Tokyo using the excellent public transport network. Here, you will not be able to miss your first point of call, the fantastic Tokyo Skytree. The tallest structure in Japan and second highest in the world at time of its completion in 2014, your guide will talk about the origins and functions of the tower, before making your way to the observation deck. From a height of 450m, the tower offers panoramic views of all of Tokyo, with the contrast between the eastern 'Old Tokyo' and its modern surroundings evident.
A short distance from the Skytree, you will visit the Edo-Tokyo Museum. This is one of the city’s best hubs of information and will take you on a journey from a small fishing village known as Edo, through to the city you see today. The museum will teach you about the origins and history of Japanese culture which is an essential part of understanding many of the buildings and customs you will come across in both Tokyo and beyond.
Your final stop, if time permits, is a visit to the fashionable Ginza district, Tokyo’s home of upmarket shopping, with some of the premier headquarters of the world’s fashion houses and department stores. Equally as exciting as the retail potential, your guide will take you to one of the enormous food courts which thrive in the basements of the huge departments stores, which are something to behold.
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