Each day brings new changes in Tokyo, but the traditions of the past remain, with the richness of Japanese cultural heritage bringing color to the sophistication of the city. Here we introduce some popular spots in Tokyo to capture the hearts of the growing numbers of visitors from all over the world!
At this establishment in Ikebukuro, you can interact with various kinds of animals. From cute chinchillas and hedgehogs, to rare small animals such as fennec foxes, kinkajou (honey-bears), prairie dogs, etc. and approximately 20 types of owl, reptiles, etc. Animals that you don't usually have a chance to meet are waiting for you here. There are several rules for entering this establishment, so please be sure to enjoy your visit while keeping to the rules!
Many famous places in Tokyo can be toured in approximately 3 hours during this fascinating bicycle tour. From the bustling downtown areas such as Harajuku and Shibuya, Roppongi, etc., taking in the Ryogoku Kokugikan (the sumo hall) and the Imperial Palace; and routes along the seafront such as the Tsukiji and Toyosu neighborhoods, the route changes according to the tour itinerary that you choose. Completely different to walking or driving in a car, there's a jaunty feeling you can only get from cycling through the streets of Tokyo that you should experience for yourself!
Edokiriko is a traditional handcraft originating from the life of townspeople during the Edo period, where cuts are skillfully made on the surface of glass to produce items, still popular in Japanese life today. Glasses can be made in various colors and shapes for your own, unique-to-you, one-of-a-kind glass, with delicate and bold patterns for you to engrave on the base, for a thrilling experience and a lasting memory to take home with you.
The lively street scenes of Shinjuku, where back alleys are lit by traditional lanterns, and main streets by the flicker of neon. The tour starts at an "izakaya" - a traditional Japanese tavern - with drinks and dishes to enjoy, and from there moves on to explore the bustling streets of Shinjuku. In particular, Kabukicho, with music booming throughout the streets even at night, is a great place to take a commemorative photo lit by the neon lights.
* This information is accurate as of July 2019 and may be subject to change without notice. For details and/or the latest information, please inquire directly with the relevant establishments.
* Photographs provided by: Animal Room Ikemofu, Kuwata Project Co., Ltd., Shumida Edoko Kiriko, Viator