The day starts with a visit to the Meiji Jinju shine. Built for the emperor and empress of the Meiji Era. Emperor Meiji was the first emperor of modern Japan. He ascended to the throne in 1868 at the peak of the Meiji restoration. Next enjoy a vivid panoramic view of Tokyo from the observation deck of Tokyo Tower. The main observatory (150m) offers a terrific 360-degree view of the entire Kanto area. After encounter the true Japanese spirit with a walk in the beautiful Happo-en Edo romance gardens.
Happo-en whose name means "Garden of eight views" was created in the Edo era. The natural beauty of the garden has been maintained through the centuries to the present day enchanting scenery. Inside the gardens is the Muan Japanese tea house were you can try "Sado" the ancient practice of relaxation and drinking tea. The tea master blessed with an exquisite sense of technique, teaches the proper etiquette and spirit of the classical tea ceremony. (See garden map for more details)
Then, take an hour pleasure cruise down the Sumida River and around Tokyo bay, affording you superior views of the Rainbow Bridge and the surrounding city scenery. Enjoy the invigorating sea breeze up on deck or relax in the cabin below. Finally, you will have a chance to visit the famous Asakusa Kannon and Sensoji Temple, the oldest and most popular Buddhist temple in Tokyo. Located between the Kaminari-mon Gate and the Hozomon Gate is the Nakamise street, the oldest shopping street in Japan, dating back to the Edo period, a terrific place to buy that uniquely Japanese souvenir.
Minimum 2 persons required for tour.
Happo-en is only available during the week,
*On weekends Happo-en Garden walk and Japanese tea will be substituted,
with a tour and Japanese tea at Hama-Rikyu Gardens.