Tokyo city history stretches back some 400 years. The Edo Period lasted for nearly 260 years until the Meiji Restoration in 1868, when the Tokugawa Shogunate ended and imperial rule was restored. The Emperor moved to Edo, which was renamed Tokyo. It was then and Tokyo became the capital of Japan. Tokyo’s unique culture is reflected in its traditional arts such as ikebana (flower arranging), origami (making objects by folding paper) and ukiyo-e (woodblock printing). Arts & crafts such as dolls, lacquer ware and pottery. Performance like Kabuki which is similar to stage opera performed in elaborate costumes. Some other traditions like Sumo games, onsen (hot springs) used as public bathing places and tea ceremony.
Historical Tokyo tour offers you to experience the much needed Japanese culture experience. It is recommended that ladies to wear Kimono to experience the intimate culture especially to pose for camera, it can be done near Asakusa street, adjacent to Asakusa is Kappabashi street where you could find many Japan themed kitchen wares. Other than that, Sumo wrestling is a cultural sport in the world simply it is unique in the world and thus a visit to sumo stable and museum is not to be missed. Last but not the least, Calligraphy is increasingly popular to many repeaters as an interactive cultural experience.
Kimono experience, Asakusa Temple, Sumo stable museum, Chako Nabe dinner, Calligraphy experience.
- 6 nights hotel stay
- Return airport transfer either from Narita or Haneda airport on selected hotels
- Selected meals