The many faces of Tokyo will then take you to Ueno, arguably the areas strongest cultural sector. With no high rise buildings or busy shopping malls this district will provide you with a fresh take on one of the most dynamic cities in the world. Right off Ueno station you will enter the aptly named Ueno Park. The beauty of this area needs no introduction and is immediately seen in the thousands of Cherry Blossoms that line the walkways. With close to 9,000 trees and a unique collection of birds this sanctuary away from Tokyo's concrete jungle is the highlight for many first time visitors. From markets to museums to the famous Shinobazu Pond, Ueno park offers endless opportunities to experience authentic Japan.
Your next stop will get you away from the crowds and into Yanaka which many consider the "hidden" district of Tokyo. As you make your way through the narrow streets of one of Tokyo's few old quarters you will feel as if you are removed from the city life and immersed in the charm of a small town. Surviving the fire bombs of War World II the sloping hills of Yakata will be the perfect slow down to your day as you meander through the historic residential streets. If you build up the courage find some to catch a glimpse of Yamaka's cemetery which is home to Japan's most famous public figures.
Asakusa's Senso-ji Temple will be your final destination. Tokyo's oldest and most significant temple is dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy and will have an everlasting impact on your visit. Upon arriving you will be welcomed by the "Thunder Gate" as you make your way to the main temple with a five story Pagoda to your left. Since its partial destruction in World World II the Senso-Ji temple has been rebuilt as a symbol of rebirth for the local community and will serve as a perfect ending to your day!
Departures: 09:00 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Contact ShoreTrips if you are interested in combining aspects of the West side tour.
- Price of lunch is included.
- Please note, that we have limited English speaking guides and this tour must be booked well in advance.