RECOMMENDED PATHS

These model sightseeing routes are designed for first-time visitors and tourists who wish to cover the major attractions of an area in a short amount of time.

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The courses can be selected by theme, genre, or area. Discover the variety of experiences in store, both in distinctly urban destinations and in the vast nature you never imagined exists in Tokyo.

TOKYO LANDMARKS

Getting acquainted with central tokyo

This short course explores Tokyo Station, the Imperial Palace, and new destinations in Marunouchi.

Taking a stroll to two major observatories, a temple, and gardens

This course looks at Tokyo’s old and new—skyscrapers, a temple, and a feudal lord’s gardens—from two observatories and from the ground.

Visit traditional tokyo and new tokyo

Experience the old and new of Tokyo at Asakusa and Odaiba, recommended for families and groups of friends.

Nihombashi

This course takes you to the Nihombashi area on a tour of department stores and a cruise down the Sumidagawa River.

Tokyo in spring

Walk around famous places surrounded by cherry blossoms and flowers that signal the start of springtime.

Tokyo skytree town(R) and art excursion

This course starts at TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN for a visit to Sumida Aquarium and shopping, and then explores Kiyosumi Shirakawa, an attractive neighborhood for lovers of art and coffee.

HISTORY AND CULTURE

Getting to know traditional Japanese townscapes and culture

This course takes you on a quest of traditional shitamachi culture in Asakusa and Ueno. * Shitamachi is the “downtown” area of Edo-period Tokyo that flourished with creative artisans and merchants.

Exploring the famous shitamachi area of Yanesen

This course offers tips on enjoying the atmosphere of good old Tokyo in Yanesen. * Shitamachi is the “downtown” area of Edo-period Tokyo that flourished with creative artisans and merchants.

Shibamata

Head off to a beautiful temple town brimming with the nostalgic charm of shitamachi Tokyo, which was also the setting of a nationally popular Japanese film series.

Tour of Mystical Spots in Tokyo

A course that visits Tokyo’s famous shrines and Jizo statues that bring you good luck.

Experience traditional culture

This course offers experiences of the tea ceremony, kabuki, bonsai, and all the allures of traditional Japanese culture.

A tour of modern architecture

Take a stroll in the Ueno Park area, a treasure trove of modern architecture from the Meiji period onward (1868–).

Experiencing tradition in Tokyo’s shitamachi area

This course explores the nostalgic shitamachi area of Tokyo for an experience of traditional techniques like bonsai miniature trees and Edo Kiriko cut glass.

SOPHISTICATED DISTRICTS AND SEASONAL ATTRACTIONS

Roppongi

Enjoy the landmarks and art while walking in the history-filled shopping district, Roppongi.

Ginza

Starting from the Tsukiji Outer Fish Market, enjoy strolling around the Ginza district, home of fashion and traditional culture.

Tokyo in autumn

This route explores art, culture, and the beauty of autumnal nature in Tokyo.

Tokyo in winter

This route takes you ice-skating in a romantic setting, and then on a tour of illumination displays in the heart of Tokyo.

Experience traditional culture

This course offers experiences of the tea ceremony, kabuki, bonsai, and all the allures of traditional Japanese culture.

A tour of modern architecture

Take a stroll in the Ueno Park area, a treasure trove of modern architecture from the Meiji period onward (1868–).

Enjoy art

This course explores art in everyday life, from public art to art stores.

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

Kichijoji

This course offers the experience of the nature of old Musashino and the street culture of Kichijoji.

Musashino, Tama

This route will explore the rich nature and history of Musashino Tama, as well as popular characters.

Shinagawa–Odaiba

This waterfront course is recommended for leisurely weekends. It promises to satisfy the entire family!

Enjoy Tokyo even in the rain

This course explores tourist destinations that are great fun in any weather. Go out and play even on a rainy day!

Miyakejima Island (one-night, two-day course)

This course offers a dynamic experience of nature through trekking and bird-watching.

Izu Oshima Island (one-night, two-day course)

A course that takes gourmets and nature-lovers to Izu Oshima, a resort island of Tokyo.

Ogasawara Islands (5-night, 6-day course)

This course explores the vast nature of the Ogasawara Islands, which is listed as a World Heritage Site.

Mountains & Onsen

Tokyo is actually blessed with beautiful nature. Enjoy walking in wooded areas and refresh yourself!

IN TOUCH WITH NATURE

Miyakejima Island (one-night, two-day course)

This course offers a dynamic experience of nature through trekking and bird-watching.

Izu Oshima Island (one-night, two-day course)

A course that takes gourmets and nature-lovers to Izu Oshima, a resort island of Tokyo.

Ogasawara Islands (5-night, 6-day course)

This course explores the vast nature of the Ogasawara Islands, which is listed as a World Heritage Site.

Mountains & Onsen

Tokyo is actually blessed with beautiful nature. Enjoy walking in wooded areas and refresh yourself!

Western Tama Area

This course takes you through Tokyo’s natural landscape and a retro cityscape inspired by the Showa period (1926–89).

Tokyo in spring

Walk around famous places surrounded by cherry blossoms and flowers that signal the start of springtime.

ANIME AND POP CULTURE

Shimokitazawa

Through this route, explore sundry shops and tour second-hand clothing stores and cafés in Shimokitazawa, a district popular among young people.

Harajuku stroll to find KAWAII

A course that takes shopping enthusiasts on a tour by foot through the Harajuku and Shibuya areas.

Akihabara

This route allows you to fully enjoy Akihabara, the mecca of otaku culture in Japan.

SHOPPING

Ikebukuro

Enjoy the view from the well-known buildings and skyscrapers that surround JR Ikebukuro Station while shopping for sundries or the latest home appliances.

Shinjuku

Go shopping around JR Shinjuku Station while taking in the view of the city center, and then tour Japan’s premiere nightlife district.

Nihombashi

This course takes you to the Nihombashi area on a tour of department stores and a cruise down the Sumidagawa River.

Ginza

Starting from the Tsukiji Outer Fish Market, enjoy strolling around the Ginza district, home of fashion and traditional culture.

Harajuku stroll to find KAWAII

A course that takes shopping enthusiasts on a tour by foot through the Harajuku and Shibuya areas.

Akihabara

This route allows you to fully enjoy Akihabara, the mecca of otaku culture in Japan.

ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS

Ueno

Tour the art galleries, museums and other places in the park emanating with culture.

Enjoy art

This course explores art in everyday life, from public art to art stores.

Roppongi

Enjoy the landmarks and art while walking in the history-filled shopping district, Roppongi.

Tokyo in autumn

This route explores art, culture, and the beauty of autumnal nature in Tokyo.

FREE ATTRACTIONS

Experience Tokyo for Free

On a budget? There are many entertaining places to go in Tokyo that are free of charge.

TOUR OF MOVIE AND DRAMA FILMING LOCATIONS

TOUR OF MOVIE AND DRAMA FILMING LOCATIONS

With a map in hand, visit the filming locations of The Wolverine and TV dramas.

UNIVERSAL DESIGN

Universal design: Tokyo barrier-free route

This course is packed with must-see sights in Tokyo that are wheelchair accessible.

Tokyo Sightseeing Accessibility Guide( External link )

This section introduces a selection of courses from popular areas.

Tour Guide Services by Tokyo Volunteer Guides

Tour Guide Services by Tokyo Volunteer Guides

Free guide services by our volunteer tour guides are available for foreign tourists.

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