What to Expect
A half day tour in Tokyo for a family who has small children or teenagers. For your children’s knowledge, we will visit a shrine, Meiji Jingu Shrine or a temple, Asakusa Sensoji Temple. I will explain the overview of Japanese history. Then, we will visit one of the activities. These activities provide creative, exploratory, and social opportunities so that children can extend themselves in areas that are informal, unusual, and fun.
During this tour, I will give some questions to your children. To answer the questions, they try to listen to my explanation carefully. To give them chances to see and experience the foreign culture is very valuable things to do. Children’s potential is beyond our imagination.
This is a sample itinerary
9:00AM Hotel pick up
9:30AM Start Sightseeing
1. Visit Maiji Shrine Meiji Jingu Shrine or Asakusa Sensoji Temple
2. Experience one of the activities among Sushi making, Japanese Paper Making, Origami Craft, and Plastic food craft
1:00 PM See off at a Lunch place
During cherry blossom season, March 25 to April 10, you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing at Ueno park, Shinjuku Gyoen, Rikugien and others sightseeing spots where you can enjoy cherry blossom.
The followings are some proposed activities. Please choose one of them.
(A) Japanese Paper Making
(1.5 hours, Advanced reservation needed 1,000 JPY/person)
Japanese paper is thicker and stronger than normal western paper. Participants will form their own sheets using authentic Japanese sugeta (molds/tools), using a traditional sheet forming technique and a special material.
(B) Origami Crafting lesson
(1 hour, Advanced reservation needed 1,000 JPY/person)
Basics of Japanese Origami lesson. Make paper cranes and other traditional models.
⒞ Sushi Making Workshop
(2.5 hours Advanced reservation needed 11:00AM~ or 1:00PM~ 5,000 JPY/Person)
Sushi Making Workshop instructed by a professional Sushi Chef. This workshop will provide you exciting and unforgettable experience. Lunch charge for Sushi and Tempura is included.
(D) Plastic food sample making
(2 hours, Advanced reservation Needed, 2,160 JPY/person)
Plastic food sample making. In one class period, you can make plastic food samples including one lettuce, and two pieces of tempura.
(A) Ninja star throwing (1,000 ~500 JPY for one game)
You can wear Samurai armor and take a picture. You can experience throwing shuriken (Ninja Stars).
(A) Ninja Practice Experience
(30min 1,000 JPY, need an advanced reservation)
Experience of Ninja practice- to try Ninja fight with Ninja sword, throw Ninja Stars at targets, and learn a bit about the traditions of Ninja.
Puri-Kura (Print booth 400 JPY/one game)
Purikura is similar to a photo booth. To pay 400 yen, you can take pictures and get a photo sticker. Recent purikura machine has lots of function that makes skin looks smooth, eyes look bigger or legs look thin and long. Japanese teenagers enjoy exchanging these stickers among their friends.
Children’s Lunch places
Tasting food is a memorable experience for your children. I will introduce restaurants your family can enjoy Japanese culture.
(A) Maid-Café@Akihabara (1,200JPY~ for coffee, 2,500 JPY~ for lunch)
It’s a kind of cosplay restaurants which are based on “KAWAII” culture. In these cafés, waitresses dressed in maid costumes, act as servants and treat customers as masters (and mistresses) in a private home, rather than as café customers. There are entertainment shows.
(B) Ramen (900 JPY~1,200 JPY/person)
There are various kinds of ramen based on pork-based soup, salt based soup, fish-based soup, and etc. I will take you the restaurant based on your preference.
(C) Okonomiyaki (1,000~1,200 JPY/person, Need advanced reservations for popular restaurants among foreigners.)
A Japanese style savory pancake made of flour, yam, egg, cabbage and other ingredients such as prawn, pork, squid and mochi.
(D) GUNDAM Café (1,200 JPY ~ for lunch)
This café is designed as an entertaining, immersive "base of operations" for fans to enjoy the world of GUNDAM.