COURCE1：Ginza and Asakusa
Ginza is a modern shopping district lined with department stores, world-class designer boutiques and well-established stores, while Asakusa exists with traditional culture. Ginza and Asakusa had developed during Edo period (samurai period). You can experience the distinct atmospheres of both towns while we introduce how they historically developed over the past 400 years.
COURCE2：The east garden of imperial palace and Marunouchi
The Imperial palace has been handed down from generation to generation for over 400 centuries by two main powers and authorities, the Tokugawa family and the Imperial family. Around the east garden of the Imperial Palace, you can experience traditional Japanese architecture, along with moats and stone walls. As you leave the garden, you can simultaneously see a modern business district with various commercial facilities. The spectacular development of this area, which truly embodies the unique way Tokyo has transitioned from the Edo period to the modern times, will surely to impress you.
COURCE3：Meiji shrine and Omotesandou
In ancient Japan, the Gods were believed to reside in the mountains, trees and all of nature. People believe that there are eight million gods.We will take you to this oasis in Tokyo where you can experience such sacredness. Just a short walk away, is the mecca of pop culture, Omotesandou. You will be surprised that the hustle and bustle of city life can exist so near the quiet stillness of the forest.
Shinjuku station is the largest in Japan and the busiest in the world, serving 3.5 million passengers a day. Here you can find the Tokyo Metropolitan building, along with an array of high-rise office buildings, symbolizing the rapid economic recovery which occurred after WWII. Additionally, you can see another aspect of Pre-war Japan by walking down a street lined with Yakitori stands and architecture that reminds people of the old days. We will also introduce an amusement and entertainment district, Kabukicho.
COURCE5：Tsukiji and Tukudajima
The topography of the shoreline along Tokyo Bay is interesting because it has been changing since the Edo period due to ongoing land reclamation projects. We will take you to fresh, lively markets selling various marine products, vegetables and kitchen utensils. Then, crossing the Sumida River, you will find yourself in a series of small islands called “Tsukudajima,” some of which survive the big earthquake and WWII. You can witness a unique contrast between modern high-rise buildings and the old atmosphere.
Japan has four distinct seasons, all of which mark a unique (and often abrupt) change in the atmospheres of each town. Each season has its own set of festival and activities. In spring, the cherry blossoms are in bloom and it’s customary to sit in the park with your friends and observe the beautiful scenery together. In autumn, you can observe the vividly colored autumn leaves. Even the wintry landscapes are exceptional. We will introduce you to some Japanese gardens, where people so often fully enjoy each season.
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