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 and New Tour’ Course 2 will visit Shibuya, Tsukiji , Imperial Palace and Marunouchi areas.
Shibuya is a very busy place. As soon as you get through the exit of Shibuya station, you’ll hit the Japanese busiest intersection, so called 'Shibuya crossing'.
Under the huge video screens, hundreds of pedestrians coming from all directions at once, cross at a time, but yet managing beautifully to dodge each other, without any trouble, as if they have practiced to be in tune with the flow of people.
There is another fancy spot here under the famous statue of a faithful dog Hachiko. In the basement of a department store just next to Shibuya station, you’ll find hundreds of take-away shops and stores. Steamers of dumplings, crispy fried chicken, salads of all kinds, pretty cookies and cakes, and more. You will understand how Japanese people enjoy eating good, healthy and tasty food.
Riding of the train, we will head for Tsukiji, the fish market area. You could try authentic Japanese Sushi if you are hungry.
We will then head for Imperial Palace outer garden. The wide open area is especially nice when Cherry blossoms are in full bloom in spring.
We’ll walk outside the moat, Marunouchi area heading for Tokyo station, which was expertly restored to the original design in 2014, commemorating the 100th anniversary.
Riding on the train, we’ll go back to your hotel.