We will start the tour with a visit to the Meiji Jingu, the city’s most prominent Shinto site. Meiji Jingu was dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and his consort. Learn about Japan’s ancient religion as you visit the sanctuary, treasure house and other structures built of Japanese cypress with copper plates for the roofs.
The next stop is to stroll through the neighborhood of Harajuku, the epicenter of Tokyo’s youth culture. Harajuku is one of Tokyo’s most eclectic shopping districts and home to a distinctive style of urban fashion. If you’ve ever wondered where those strange outfits featured in music clips and magazines come from, well wonder no more — it’s right here in the subculture world of Harajuku.
Continue on visiting Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple – Sensoji. Five-story pagoda, Thunder Gate and distinctive temple architecture are the highlight of this temple. You’ll also have the opportunity to sample lots of Japanese snacks and foods and shop for souvenirs (own expense) on the way up to the temple.
Your tour concludes at Sensoji Temple in Asakusa.
Note: If you would like to explore Tokyo more, you can choose an extended full-day option . This option includes additional visits to Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tsukiji Fish Market after Asakusa. The tour concludes in Tsukiji. A river cruise will be offered as a substitute when the museum is closed.
Please contact us and discuss your travel arrangements before purchasing a trip.
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