What to Expect
1. Asakusa, Hamarikyu Garden and river cruise
Asakusa has been a temple town of Sensoji originally founded in the 7th century. Many buildings in the district 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 sites are connected by river boats and you can enjoy views of high-rises along the river for about 40 minutes.
2. Imperial Palace Outer Garden and Meiji-jingu Shrine
The Imperial Palace used to be Edo Castle, the seat of Tokugawa Shogunate, until the mid 19th century. So it's surrounded by moats and big stone walls, which is representative scenery in Tokyo. The first emperor who lived in the palace was Emperor Meiji. He was enshrined in Meiji-jingu Shrine after his demise in 1912 with his wife. It's located in the middle of deep forests and an oasis in hustle-bustle Tokyo.
3. Lunch in Tsukiji Outer-market
The outer-market is just 10 minutes walk from the Hamarikyu garden. It is the best place to enjoy various fresh fish because there is world's famous fish market nearby. If you'd like to eat other foods, please let me know. There are other good restaurants around here.