First of all, you’ll meet your guide at the hotel. We’ll start off with a trip to the Tokyo Imperial palace. At the palace park you will enjoy watching gorgeous Japanese pine trees ‘Matsu’. Just a step away, over the moat filled with sacred Japanese carps, there is a local landmark, Nijubashi bridge, one of Tokyo’s symbols.
The next step would be moving to elegant Ginza, Tokyo’s fanciest district. It has been Tokyo’s heart ever since Japan opened up itself to the world in the 19th century. The luxurious Wako department store, Ginza’s most famous landmark, is a fascinating Art Nuovo masterpiece. It is located at Ginza’s Fourth Intersection, which is Tokyo’s Times Square. The name Ginza comes after the establishment of a silver-coin mint that started there back in 1612, during the Edo period. Today’s Ginza is a popular upscale shopping area with numerous internationally renowned department stores, boutiques and restaurants located in its vicinity. It is considered one of the most expensive, elegant and luxurious districts in the world. One can enjoy watching fascinating Cartier, Christian Dior, Chanel, Louis Vuitton or Mikimoto flagship stores concentrated in this area. By the way, those who prefer not fashion but high-tech gadgets or most modern cars might want to visit Nissan Expo or Sony Building, also located in Ginza.
Later on you’ll visit Senso-ji temple located in Asakusa. It is one of Tokyo's districts, where an atmosphere of the past still lives on. The temple is approached via the Nakamise, a lively shopping street that has been providing temple visitors with a variety of traditional local snacks and tourist souvenirs for centuries. Senso-ji, with ‘Senso’ is an alternative reading for Asakusa and ‘ji’ meaning ‘temple’ is Tokyo's most famous and popular temple. Built in the 7th century, it is also one of its oldest, although the current buildings are postwar reconstructions.
Our final destination would be Odaiba island. This artificial island is a unique place itself with various attractions, from amusement parks, including Deisan park, to the futuristic TV Fuji building designed by world’s famous architect Kenzo Tange. You can even spot here local Stature of Liberty, a gift from France. We may also choose to visit Toyota Expo Center (with the F1 simulator available) and Edo hot springs facility where you can try on a kimono or take a bath the old Japanese way.
Sure, wherever you are in Tokyo, you just can’t miss out the majestic Tokyo Sky Tree, recently built world’s tallest, 634-meter high TV tower. The number of 634 has its magic because it is deeply symbolic: its digits stand for ‘mu’, ‘sa’, ‘shi’, making it sound like ‘Musashi’, which is the name of the historical area right where this super tower is built today.
You’ll get back to your hotel soon after the excursion is over.