What to Expect
1. Asakusa, Hamarikyu Garden and river cruise
Asakusa has been a temple town of Sensoji originally founded in the 7th century. Although many buildings in the ground of the temple were reconstructed in modern ages, however, the area still retains atmosphere of commoners town in Edo period (17th-mid 19th century). Hamarikyu, a traditional feudal loads style garden, used to be owned by the Tokugawas, Shogun in Edo period. Both spots are connected by river boats and you can enjoy views of bay-side areas along the river for about 40 minutes.
2. Areas around Imperial Palace and Meiji-jingu Shrine
There are beautiful sites and historical buildings around Imperial Palace. We enjoy walking around the sites as changing the routes according to their best season. Imperial Palace used to be Edo Castle, the seat of Tokugawa Shogunate, until Meiji Restoration in 1868. Emperor Meiji became the first resident of the castle as the Emperor after that. He was enshrined in Meiji-jingu Shrine after his demise in 1912. It's now surrounded by deep forests and an oasis downtown Tokyo.
3. Lunch in Tsukiji Outer-market
The outer-market is just 10 minutes walk from Hamarikyu Garden. It is the best place to enjoy various fresh fish with reasonable price because of its long history as the outer market in Tsukiji. If you'd like to eat other foods, please let me know. There are many other good restaurants around here.