Iconic Tokyo City Tour
begin the day by visiting Hamarikyu Gardens, which used to be the private villa of a powerful feudal lord during the Edo Period (1603 to 1867). The diverse array of seasonal flowers it possesses attracts numerous visitors to Tokyo’s gardens. What sets it apart and enhances its allure is the Nakajima-no-Chaya teahouse. Here, guests can relish in freshly prepared green tea and delightful Japanese sweets while enjoying picturesque views of the surrounding ponds and greenery. An exceptional aspect of this landscape garden is its seawater ponds, which ebb and flow with the tides. Take a moment to relax in the teahouse, savoring a cup of freshly brewed green tea, all the while learning intriguing facts about the traditional tea ceremony, or sado, from the knowledgeable guide. After exploring the park, head towards Asakusa, which holds the distinction of being the city's oldest geisha district and is also home to Sensoji, Tokyo’s most ancient Buddhist temple. Strolling through the streets surrounding Sensoji is a delightful experience, as they are lined with numerous traditional shops. The tour culminates with a visit to Meiji Jingu, Tokyo’s renowned shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji and a favoured location for traditional Shinto weddings. Remarkably, the shrine is nestled amidst approximately 120,000 trees, creating an ambiance that makes one momentarily forget the bustling presence of two popular shopping districts, Harajuku and Omotesando, located just beyond the shrine’s grounds.