Shо̄gun’s Legacy – in Shiba

Shо̄gun’s Legacy
in Shiba

Walk city streets and float down rivers spanning more than 1500 years of history. This Tо̄kyо̄ history tour shows you some must-see spots, but we’ll spend most of our time uncovering the city’s secrets, many of which are even unknown to locals.

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We’ll start out in a popular historic district to see Sensо̄-ji, Tо̄kyо̄’s oldest temple, where we’ll learn about Shintо̄ and Buddhism. Next, we’ll hop on a waterbus and travel down the Sumida River, the most important river in the capital and disembark at the ruins of the shо̄guns’ seaside villa to enjoy the traditional Japanese gardens and tea houses. After a late lunch (to beat the crowds), we’ll hop on over to Zо̄jо̄-ji, a funerary temple of the shо̄guns which is part religious and cultural complex and part public park with a stunning view of Tо̄kyо̄ Tower, a symbol of Japan’s miraculous post-war economic recovery. One of the most comprehensive Tо̄kyо̄ history tours available.

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  • Go up Tо̄kyо̄ Tower and survey the city from above
  • Cosplay karaoke in a private room (Daimon area)
  • Pop over to Shiba Grand Shrine (one of the Tо̄kyо̄ 10 Shrines Pilgrimage)
  • Noodles at a family-owned shop established in 1789 in the posh Azabu district; easily one of the Top 3 soba shops in the country
  • Dinner at the exclusive Tо̄fu-ya Ukai tо̄fu restaurant and garden (dress code, during cherry blossom season and autumn foliage season, it may require 3 to 12 months advance booking)
  • Visit Zо̄jо̄-ji’s small, private collection – featuring a scale model of the destroyed mausoleum of the 2nd shо̄gun (recently “discovered” in the British Museum and returned to Japan)
  • Visit the decrepit cemetery of the lords of Nanbu Domain (great for photographers)
  • Halloween street-drinking and/or private karaoke in Roppongi
  • Enjoy a nightcap in the exclusive top floor bar of Toranomon Hills with a view of the city and Tо̄kyо̄ Bay (dress code; all ages OK with accompanying adult)

Starts at ¥55,000

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