What to Expect
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could walk in the center of Tokyo like an Edokko, a native-born Tokyoite? I’d be happy to help you walk like that even if you’ve just arrived here as a new visitor.
Ai’s 'Tokyo, Old & New Tour’ Course 1 will take you to Asakusa, Kabukiza-theatre, Ginza, and Shimbashi areas.
Asakusa has long been known as ‘Shitamachi’, low city of Tokyo where the city’s merchants and artisans have lived for a long time since Edo period;17th to 19th centuries. It has a big temple complex, and is as crowded as in the old days, though the giant tower there was replaced by a huge Tokyo Sky Tree build on the opposite side of Sumida River.
Riding on the train, we’ll head for Ginza next, after a short visit to Kabukiza theatre. Ginza is one of the most famous shopping districts in the world. It is the home to old stately stores, and constantly claims the highest land prices in Japan for more than 30 years.
We will then walk toward Shimbashi station, the birthplace of Japan’s railways.
Riding on the train, we’ll go back to your hotel.