Top choices of must-do Japan experiences
Top choices of must-do Japan experiences
Hiroshima Cycling Peace Tour with Local Guide
- 2 Hour(s)
- Hiroshima-shi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima
【Outline】This is a cycling guided tour in which participants ride an electric bicycle and hear the story of the reconstruction of the bombed heritage sites and how we are tyring to protect peace in the city of Hiroshima. The tour is led by a friendly team from Hiroshima.【Highlights】Information about the feelings toward Peace Park from about 70 years ago.The area within a 2.5km radius from the hypocenter was severely damaged. We are heading to multiple bombed heritage sites that still remain.You will ride a comfortable electric bicycle to the local area, which is not only known for the Hiroshima Peace Museum.We will take you to unique places well-known by the local Japanese team.We will ride along the beautiful riverside and in the park to get an idea of the destruction of Hiroshima at that time and how it has changed into what it is now.【Schedule】Meeting up → Head to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the site of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima city → End of tour【Details】In Hiroshima City, there are many heritage sites in the suburbs in addition to the Peace Memorial Park, each with a story connected to the atomic bombing.While at the heritage site of the bombing, we will introduce you to the power of the atomic bomb and the situation at the time. 70 years after the war, the destroyed Hiroshima has been dramatically revitalized, and now you can see it full of greenery. You can get a real sense of it through your own eyes, and cycling is the best way to do that.With the guidance of the local staff who grew up in the city, come and experience the real Hiroshima that you can't experience through photos and books.＜About the route＞[11:00 / 15:00] Meeting up[11:05/15:05] Peace Memorial ParkWhat is the Peace Memorial Park? Learn about the memories contained in the monuments and the Atomic Bomb Dome and what happened 70 years ago.[11:30/15:30] Sendamachi, Miyukibashi Bridge, Kyobashi River, etc.The guide will show you the actual townscape of Hiroshima in the suburbs away from the touristic area. You will find beautiful Hiroshima vigorously revived from the tremendous damages by the atomic bombing while visiting numerous A-bomb heritage sites and listening to the episodes handed down in Hiroshima. [13:00/ 17:00] The tour finishes at the meeting point.*You will be given data of the photos taken on the day.*If you wish, we can also guide you to the Atomic Bomb Museum.(Additional hour, plus 1,000 yen cash payment on the day. Notpossible when combined with other guests, only from 11:00 to 13:00)*The timetable may change depending on the situation on the day.【Things to note】Time： 2 hours per personMeeting Place: Rest House of Hiroshima Peace Park / 1-1 Nakajimacho, Naka Ward, HiroshimaAccess：3-minute walk from Hiroshima Station on the Hiroshima Electric Railway, Atomic Bomb Dome Station, or Hondori Station.Language support：We have an English speaking guide.Included ：The price includes rental bicycles, English speaking guide and insurance fee for bikes.Participation requirements ：Regardless of age, customers taller than 145cm/4.8ft can participate.Children’s fee: Free – if your children don’t get ride the bike.(We have 2 child seat bikes. Feel free to confirm it in advance.)Free Wi-Fi ：None（Hiroshima Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the city）Other things to note ：It will be a mixed tour for up to 10 people. If you would like a private tour, we also offer a bespoke plan.Insurance available: Insurance for bicycle accidents (included in price)Others (exemption from liability): Depending on the weather, etc., it may be canceled for safety reasons.★If the plan cannot be held due to rain・You can change to the "Rainy Day Limited Peace Route" plan.If you would like to change it, please select Yes from the options that will appear later.・If you do not wish to change it, we will offer a refund.In that case, please select the option number that will appear later."Rainy Day Limited Peace Route" (same price as the regular plan)～A walking tour around the actual scenery and reconstruction that happened in the center of the Hiroshima Peace Park～Visit the hypocenter, which was reduced to scorched earth in an instant. Walk around the site with a radius of about 0.5 km to 1 km.11:00 / 15:00 set・Peace Memorial Park・Atomic Bomb Dome ・Ground Zero・Former Bank of Japan・Fukuromachi Elementary School・Main street・Takeout shops recommended in the city*Sweets etc. depending on the season (included in the price)【Trivia】Hiroshima is the first atomic bombed city in the world. It was a tragic event in history. Once the A-Bomb Dome became the focus of controversy about whether to preserve or to destroy it because the ruin will remind the survivors of horrible memories. However, it was decided to preserve as the symbol of peace to convey the tragic atomic bombing experience. It is designated as UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996.【Nearby area introduction】The atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and the city suffered a lot of damage which remains in the history of war. But just three days later, despite the bomb hitting nearby trains and railroads, the city train started moving again in cooperation with the people of Hiroshima. The streetcar is still the same as then and is still running in the city. The trains that people in the town have reconstructed with all of their strength are still watching over the people in the town with a warm gaze. 【Cancellation policy】7 to 4 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price3 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour priceThe day before the tour date, on the day of the tour 100% of the tour price※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.
Freely enjoy Glassblowing
- 45 Minutes
- Ōta-ku, Tokyo
【Outline】A glass craft educational institution in Tokyo will lecture you so you can make a genuine blow glass. Anyone from 10 years or older can experience this in the short time span of only 45 minutes. Choose what you want to create such as a glass, a bowl or a vase and while imaging your favorite color, shape, and pattern, you can mold the glass melted by high-temperature heath with a special manufacturing method of blowing with your own breath. Once it has completely cooled down, your one of a kind work is finished. The completed item will be sent to your home (shipping fees will be charged separately).【Highlights】A special experience at a genuine glass craft educational institution where professionals also practiceEasily attempt this in only 45 minutesMake your own original glass that is the only one in the worldCreate something with your favorite color, shape and patternThe process of blowing your breath in the hot glass and the molding is very exciting【Schedule】 Arrival→Glass Molding→Finishing Touch→Work Completed→End【Details】In this experience, at a professional glass craft educational facility where also glass artists and teachers practice, you can learn directly from experienced lectures.One of the charms of this experience is that you can freely enjoy a professional glass craft experience. If 10 years or older, children can also join the experience and in a short time span of only 45 minutes you can make your glass, so you can join even if you don't have much time. During the activity, the most exciting step is the process of molding the glass. Inside the glass that melted with the heat of around 1100 degrees, you will blow with your own breath and the work will shape very fast. It depends on you how good it will be made. While being taught by the lecturers you can feel the fun with your own skin. You can make the glass with your own favorite color, shape, and pattern in mind, so you can create a product that is completely original. There is no doubt that it will become your only special glass work. It will make the perfect Tokyo souvenir. 【Things to note】Time：45 min./1 personMeeting point：TOKYO GLASS ART1-26-13 Higashi Rokugo, Ota Ward, Tokyo 144-0046 Access：It is a 9-minute ride from JR Kamata Station with the Keikyu Bus. Get off at Higashi Rokugo 1-chome and it is a 2-minute walk from there. From JR Yamanote Line Shinagawa Station, transfer to Keikyu Main Line and get off at the 11th stop, Zoshiki Station (KK18). It takes around 25 minutes on board. (Express train will not stop）It is a 5-minute walk from the station.1. Leave Zoshiki Station, go straight ahead and turn right at the first corner and walk through the Arcade shopping street. 2．When you come out of the arcade and you reach the `Daiichi Keihin` highway, turn left. Walk around 250 meters.3．Cross the road when you reach the first traffic light and then cross the `Daiichi Keihin` highway to the opposite side. 4．Turn left and walk 40 meters. It is in front of a 9- story apartment building. Language support：Japanese, EnglishIncluded ：Experience fee, Material costsExcluded ：Shipping FeeParticipation requirements ：10 years and overFree Wi-Fi ：×Other things to note ：The item will be sent to you on a later date. The shipping fee differs for each country so please pay the shipping cost on the day of the tour at the reception.【Trivia】 It is said that glass came to Japan during the Yayoi period. Currently, it is also used as a vessel in daily life, but in the history of Japan glass was for example used as an ornament and it was carefully handled as a symbol of prayer and treasure. The design of Japanese glass, which has a strong character as an ornament, is partially striking and the beautiful shape of the curves and delicate pattern carved by hand are distinctive. Japanese glass with its gentle warmth continues to attract a lot of people with not only its appearance but also its touch. 【Nearby area introduction】 Located near the facility you can find the `Zoshiki Shoutengai`, a shopping area boasting the largest number of stores in Ota Ward, Tokyo. This is a vibrant spot where not only the local people but also tourists visit. It has a lot of shops with delicious foods in addition to all the shops necessary for daily living. In the line of shops called`Yakitori Street,` you can find the popular shop `Delica King` known for its deep fried chicken which was also introduced by television. While enjoying an atmosphere that is nostalgic to Japanese people, it is recommended to try cheap and delicious foods.【Cancellation policy】 7 to 4 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price 3 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour price The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour 100% of the tour price ※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation. ※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.
Go around Odaiba, Sumidagawa and the Tokyo Tower! Yakatabune Cruising Weekdays
- 150 Minutes
- Chuo-ku, Tokyo
【Outline】This is a plan on a boat with a friendly atmosphere and where you can enjoy the night view. You can spend a luxurious time enjoying the views of Japan such as the Rainbow Bridge, Sky Tree and the Tokyo tower and you can feel Japanese history.【Highlights】Go on board from an accessible pierTour around buildings that represent Japan and feel the historyAnchor near the rainbow bridge and fully enjoy the night view and the illumination【Schedule】Boarding→Departing→Rainbow Bridge・Anchoring in Odaiba→Sumidagawa・Kiyosu bridge area →End【Details】Let's enjoy a luxurious night view with a a boat!This round-trip course is full of highlights including the scenery that is full of the history of Tokyo and also representative buildings. An ship with events that invite entertainers is also held from time to time.Since there are many tourists, let's spend a wonderful time with the people from all over the world.The boarding area of the boat is the Harumi boarding area (Asashio small boat pier) which is a 5-minute walk from Kachidoki station on the Toei Oedo line. It is recommended to go to the boarding area while exploring Ginza and Tsukiji. First is boarding at 18:45. Please enjoy the scenery inside and outside of the boat.Next is the departing at 19:00.We will tour around the standard spots in Tokyo which are Odaiba, Sumida River and the Kiyosu bridge area. Please spend a relaxing time while watching the buildings representative of Tokyo such as the Rainbow Bridge, Sky Tree, Tokyo tower and so on.When passing through under the Rainbow Bridge, we temporarily anchor.You can go up to the deck and enjoy the night view and the illumination fully.After going through the Rainbow Bridge, go around Sumida River and after the Kiyosu Bridge area to the way back.In Sumida River and the Kiyosu Bridge area there is a charming atmosphere different compared to daytime. The bridge that connects Tsukiji and Tsukishima will light up in blue and green making the scenery from the boat gorgeous.From the Kiyosu bridge area the boat will go back to the Harumi boarding area and there it will end. The course takes about 150 minutes.【Things to note】Time：150 min.Meeting point：*Please check the google map in advance.Harumi Pier (Asashio Small Craft Pier）3-1, Harumi, Chuo-ku, TokyoAccess： A 5-minute walk from Exit A3 of Kachidoki Station on Toei Oedo LineLanguage support：Japanese, EnglishIncluded ： Entrance fee, Food, All you can drink Free Wi-Fi：×Other things to note： If we do not have minimum 15 participants by one week in advance, the tour may be canceled. Please note that the price differs depending on the age.【Trivia】A boat with a roof and seats where you can enjoy banquets and meals on board 「Yakatabune」. The total length is about 20 meters and it has the capacity for 100 people.Half of the space of the boat is used for guests. In the oldest documented history object of Japan, the Nihonshoki, there was written in the year 402 that a banquet on a ship was enjoyed. During the Heian period it was a way to entertain the nobility by having music, poetry, composition and court dance and music on the ship.As the rivers improved in the Edo period, it spread to the Daimyo and the merchant and it became a popular way to enjoy cherry-blossom viewing, moon viewing and fireworks.Especially the yakatabune in Sumidagawa was said to be decorated with gold and silver lacquer and that it was gorgeous.After that its popularity declined due to the prohibition of building large boats in the year 1682. And then after the Meiji restoration its build started again but it lost its momentum because of changes in culture and the deterioration of rivers. But now thanks to the bubble economy and the improvement of water quality in the late Showa era its use has increased again. And then it became the way it is now.【Nearby area introduction】The Tokyo Sky Tree where you can enjoy colorful illumination. You can enjoy a different color for each anniversary and event but did you know that there are basically three patterns that alternate everyday? The theme of the blue light pattern is called [Iki] or chic. The tower will light up with the a light blue light with the motif of the Sumida River. The theme of the purple light pattern is called [Miyabi] or elegance. The purple color is the theme color of Edo and the light sparkles like golden leaves.The theme of the orange light pattern is called [Nobori] meaning banner. This color is based on mandarin orange which has been regarded as a lucky color from ancient times and it has the image of turning on the lights when a big flag is rising lighting the surface one by one.The light at the top of the tower and the light that illuminates the steel structure across the two observation decks draw a gradation towards the base of the tower and express Mt. Fuji with snow。The meteor-like shimmering in the upper part of the observation platform expresses the past and the future.【Cancellation policy】30 to 15 days before the tour date 30% of the tour price 14 to 8 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price 7 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour price The day before the tour date, On the day of the tour 100% of the tour price *Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee will be incurred in case of cancellation. *The cancellation fee includes handling charges.
Tokyo Asakusa Half Day Walking Tour with Local Guide
- 150 Minutes
- Taito-ku, Tokyo
【OUTLINE】A local guide will tell you everything in detail that you will never know in ordinary sightseeing, starting from the history of Tokyo's oldest Sensoji Temple to how to make a prayer at the temple. The tour will walk from Asakusa to Kappabashi, the kitchenware town. For lunch, try a Tokyoite's favorite food, Monja-yaki. The course of the tour can be adjusted according to the requests from the customer.【HIGHLIGHTS】Discover Asakusa with a guide who knows well of the history and culture of the Tokyo's No.1 tourist spotA guided tour to make basic sightseeing more informative and enjoyableSuitable for a small group to a family with childrenFlexible itinerary in response to the customer's requestOptional souvenir shopping or hands-on experience can be arranged【SCHEDULE】Meet up → guided tour → lunch → the end【DETAILS】 Kaminarimon Gate: The tour starts from the Thunder Gate, the symbol of Sensoji TempleNakamise Shopping Street: Visit specialty shops popular among tourists while sampling snacks such as age-manju (deep-fried sweet bun), kibidango (millet dumplings), ningyo-yaki (doll-shaped waffles), Matcha tea, Kaminari Okoshi (sweet rice cracker). Also to be visited are craft shops such as Bunsen-do dealing with folding fans and Bunkoya-Ozeki with leather items.Sensoji Temple: Learn how to worship before visiting the temple. Draw a fortune and make a prayer at Sensoji Temple.Strolling around 'Shitamachi’: The oldest Kamiya Bar → Hoppy Street → Asakusa Engei Hall theater → Marugoto Nippon shopping mall→ Hanayashiki, the oldest amusement park in Japan. Take a walk while feeling the lively atmosphere of good old 'Shitamachi' downtown.Kappabashi kitchenware town: You can find everything necessary for cooking as well as fascinating food samples.Lunch: Eat 'Monjayaki,' a Tokyoite's favorite at the long-established restaurant named "Mountain." *Monjayaki is a savory pancake with various fillings, thinner than Okonomiyaki.*The itinerary above is just an example. You can freely requests spots you like to visit. And the guide will set up the itinerary accordingly. Enjoy the original tour to satisfy your curiosity and request with an expert of Asakusa.【THINGS TO NOTE】Time：150 minutesMeeting point：Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center2-18-9, Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0034Access：・Tobu Isesaki Line (Tobu Skytree Line) A 5-minute walk from Asakusa Station ・Tokyo Metro Ginza Line A 1-minute walk from Exit 2 of Asakusa Station・Toei Asakusa Line A 2-minute walk from Exit 4 of Asakusa Station・Tsukuba Express Line A 10-minute walk from Exit 1 of Asakusa Station Language support：・English - available・Chinese, Korean - It depends on the availability of the guideIncluded：Guide fee, MonjayakiExcluded：Street snacks and drink, transportationParticipation requirements：・Minimum/Maximum : 2 - 5 people・Adult: 13 and over・Child: 4 to 12・Free : 3 or youngerFree Wi-Fi：×Toilet： 〇(Western-style, Japanese-style)【CANCELLATION POLICY】7 to 4 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price3 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour priceThe day before the tour date, on the day of the tour 100% of the tour price※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation. ※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.
[temporary] Tokyo Asakusa Half Day Walking Tour with Local Guide
- 150 Minutes
- Taito-ku, Tokyo
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Hop-on hop-off Tokyo sightseeing bus
- 1 Day(s)
- Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
＊PLAN NAMEHop-on hop-off Tokyo sightseeing bus＊OUTLINEEnjoy visiting sightseeing spots in Tokyo.The ticket is available for all the 2 courses: Red course、Blue course.Not only sightseeing but also you can enjoy shopping and gourmet. Have fun with dynamic view from the open top double decker.【Red course】This course goes around Asakusa, the most famous sightseeing spot in Tokyo, and TOKYO SKYTREE. The bus starts at Marunouchi, stops at Ueno which has the famous zoo, TOKYO SKYTREE, Asakusa - the old downtown Tokyo and Akihabara - known as the most famous electronic town in the world. You can get on and off at any bus stop you want. You can enjoy walking at the destinations.【Blue course】This course goes around Tokyo Tower, a famous tourist attraction in Tokyo, Tsukuji and Ginza. The bus starts at Marunouchi, goes around Tokyo Tower, Tsukiji fish market and Ginza where you can enjoy "Kabuki" - a traditional Japanese performance. You can get on and off at any bus stop you want. Enjoy walking around at the destinations.＊Notes【Access】※Ticket offices Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building Ticket Center / 1F, 2-5-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo A 3-minute walk from Marunouchi South Exit of JR Tokyo Station Tokyo Skytree Station Ticket Office / 1-17-6, Narihira, Sumida-ku, TokyoA 3-minute walk from Main Entrance of Tokyo Skytree Station on Tobu Skytree Line【Other notes】・The ticket is valid for 24 hours after purchase within business hours.・It may be that seats get fully occupied during busy periods. In that case please take the next bus. You may not transit depends on traffic congestion.【Cancellation policy】7 to 4 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price 3 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour price The day before the tour date, On the day of the tour 100% of the tour price*Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.*The cancellation fee includes handling charges.