We start our morning with breakfast before beginning the day’s sightseeing. Our first stop will be Tokyo Tower’s main observatory for a panoramic view of the city. Modeled after the Eiffel Tower, Tokyo Tower is the world’s tallest self-supported tower, and its main observatory offers the thrill of standing on a glass “lookdown window” to view the activity on the streets 475-feet below! Next we will explore the unique Japanese culture and history at the Imperial Palace Plaza, which serves as the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. The plaza is surrounded by trees, flowers, and moats, creating a beautiful natural oasis in the center of Tokyo. We’ll continue on to the oldest temple in Tokyo – Asakusa Kannon Temple with the famous Nakamise shopping arcade. Alongside typical Japanese souvenirs such as yakata and folding fans, various traditional local snacks from the Asakusa area are sold along the Nakamise. From here we will embark on a pleasant drive through Ueno to Akihabara, known as “Electric Town” due to its many electronics shops. This afternoon we will get acquainted with Japanese cuisine at a sushi making class followed by a wonderful welcome dinner together this evening.
(Breakfast & dinner included)