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Learn about Japanese culture, Japan's state-of-the-art science and technology.

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Kokyo Gaien National Gardens

Also known as the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens,this park is widely cherished for its quintessential Japanese landscapes. Spacious green lawns dotted with black pines blend harmoniously with the historical remnants of Edo Castle's moats and gates.

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National Diet Building

The Japanese Diet is held in this building. Here, Japan's only legislative body makes laws and determines fiscal budgets. Note how the building is symmetrical on both sides. On the left facing the front is the House of Representatives, while the right side is occupied by the House of Councilors (formerly the House of Lords).

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Bank of Japan Head Office

The Bank of Japan Head Office, erected in 1896, was the first modern national government (national important cultural asset) to be built by a Japanese architect. As part of a one-hour guided tour, visitors can also view the undergrond vault, which was used until 2004.

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a broadcasting tower, built in 1958.It offers spectacular views of Tokyo, in all the city's three-dimensionality, from its two observation decks at 150 meters and 250 meters.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Wholesale Market Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market comprises three blocks: block 7 with the seafood wholesaling building, block 6 with the seafood auctions building, and block 5 with the fruit and vegetable wholesaling building. The new market has been designed to ensure food safety, while implementing efficient logistics and first-rate environmental measures.

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Waseda University

Waseda University is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. Campus tours are available in which Waseda student guides explain historical episodes and student life; tour participants also have the chance to visit sites that are usually not open to the public, such as the Okuma Auditorium clock tower, etc.

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National Museum of Nature and Science

This is the nation's only comprehensive science museum. It features two permanent exhibits: the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery. The different floors offer different themes, including dinosaur fossils, stuffed animal specimens, scientific.

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TOKYO SKYTREE
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TOKYO SKYTREE

TOKYO SKYTREE is the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower. From the two observation decks at 350 m and 450 m, visitors can take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo night sky, and experience the illusion that they are walking through the air. The nearby Soramachi shopping area (300 shops) and the Aquarium are popular spots.

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The National Museum of Western Art
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The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national museum showcasing the art of the Western world. The Main Building, designed by architect Le Corbusier, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2016.

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Water Bus
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Water Bus

You can get on a water bus and visit several sightseeing areas along the Sumida River, including Asakusa and Ryogoku, while enjoying a waterfront view. Some routes have a water bus with a unique near-futuristic design.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are one of the most prominent landmarks in Tokyo. From the observatory on the 45th floor at a height of 202 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, along with Mt. Fuji if it is clear enough. Tokyo Sky Guide is a special viewing guide for the observatory, offering information on a total of 32 spots you can see from the observatory in 15 languages.

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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”
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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”

Located on the 60th floor of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 building, this observatory re-opened in 2023 after its major renovation. You can get a panoramic view of the city from 251 meters above sea level. It features a well-stocked space with seasonal plants and flowers on the floor covered with artificial turf.

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Hama-rikyu Gardens
Main spot

Hama-rikyu Gardens

This garden, which used to belong to the Tokugawa Shogun family, the most powerful family in the Edo period, has a Shioiri Pond and abundant nature. A shioiri pond is a tidal pond that draws in sea water, creating changes in the pond associated with the tide. It is now the only tidal pond in the Edo gardens of Tokyo.

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Sensoji Temple
History/Culture

Sensoji Temple

Worshippers and tourists flock to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Nakamise is along the main approach to the temple, a 250-meter-long shop-filled street connecting the outer Kaminarimon gate to the second Hozomon gate.

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History/Culture

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This open-air museum contains 30 reconstructed and historically important buildings originating from the Edo period and up to the middle part of the Showa period. Contemporary scenes from daily life—such as the lighting of a farmhouse hearth fire—are reenacted inside the buildings.

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Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima
History/Culture

Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima

Traditional Edo kiriko cut glass is produced here at this studio. Workshops are held for the public. In particular we have the appropriate tools for elementary school and junior high school students. A pen is used to create a draft on a small transparent glass, which is then placed on a disk for etching. The finished piece is put in a box for the visitor to take home with them. This is a very safe endeavor, so it's well worth giving it a try!

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Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store
History/Culture

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya makes realistic-looking replica food items. This store sells fun and unique products created through the art of food replicas. Visitors can also try their hand at making traditional faux food out of wax.

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Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)
History/Culture

Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu, built in 1920, honors the Emperor Meiji and his wife the Empress Shoken. The sacred forest surrounding of the shrine is comprised of some 100,000 trees donated from around the nation. The stately atmosphere of this place is truly an oasis-in-the-city for the visitor.

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Yakata-bune (excursion boats)
History/Culture

Yakata-bune (excursion boats)

The yakata-bune excursion boat has been a tradition since the time of the samurai. Take a boat ride down the Sumida River, mentioned in the Manyoshu—Japan's oldest collection of poems—and enjoy not only the night view but the most delicious tempura as well.

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Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University
History/Culture

Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University

The Suginami Animation Museum is the first facility where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese animation in a structured way. With hands-on special effects and post-production activities to try, as well as special exhibitions etc., there are lots of things for visitors to do that will help them to learn about animation in an enjoyable way.

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Sumo Museum
History/Culture

Sumo Museum

This museum collects, preserves, and exhibits (6 times/year) materials related to sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke sumo wrestler rankings to ceremonial aprons.

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Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)
History/Culture

Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)

Futaba-en is a dye studio that has been carrying on the tradition of the Edo katazome dyeing technique for over 100 years. The artisan skills on show here have been officially designated as a traditional craft. One-day lessons and classes are available.

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National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Environment / Science

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Through exhibits and lectures, the Science Museum offers the visitor an opportunity to think, discuss, and experience cutting-edge technologies that shape the future—everything from familiar science to cutting-edge technology.

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Central Breakwater Landfill Site
Environment / Science

Central Breakwater Landfill Site

This is where Tokyo's waste is sent for final disposal. It's an ideal place to consider the issue of waste disposal in large cities. Following a presentation that gives an overview of landfill facilities, it is possible for visitors who have their own vehicular transport to visit a landfill site, a large waste-crushing process facility, and a non-flammable waste-processing facility.

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The Hydrogen Information Center
Environment / Science

The Hydrogen Information Center "Tokyo Hydrogen Museum"

At the Tokyo Suiso-miru, visitors learn about the future of hydrogen—an invisible substance—as well as how hydrogen will be utilized in our society—by both touch and direct experience. At this unique comprehensive learning center, everyone gets the opportunity to understand hydrogen.

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Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum
Environment / Science

Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum

Here you can have fun learning about medicine through CG images and interactive games. As well as studying how medicines work and how they are developed, visitors discover the history of Nihombashi, an area that has been synonymous with the medicine business since the Edo period.

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Panasonic Center Tokyo
Environment / Science

Panasonic Center Tokyo

At this showroom, visitors have the opportunity to experience Panasonic's latest initiatives, technologies, and more. Don't forget the AkeruE, a museum where ideas are transformed into something concrete. Events and workshops are also held on the weekend.

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Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Environment / Science

Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

This facility comprises a movie theater, a special exhibitions gallery, an event hall, and a giant domed greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants (including those from the Ogasawara Islands). The adjacent Shin-koto Incineration Plant provides heat for the greenhouse.

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Printing Museum, Tokyo
Environment / Science

Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum showcases the history of printing—from its origins through the present day—all over the world. It also illustrates its value as a communications media, the value of print media, and all of its possibilities.

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METoA Ginza
Environment / Science

METoA Ginza

METoA Ginza, Mitsubishi Electric event area, showcases the latest technologies of the Mitsubishi Electric Group with a view to a more sustainable society, at a fun hands-on exhibit hall featuring visuals, AR, etc.

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Japan National Stadium
Sports

Japan National Stadium

Launched as of April 2022, the stadium tour is a chance for visitors to experience the amazing legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Check details from the Stadium tour Website.

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Japan Olympic Museum
Sports

Japan Olympic Museum

This museum, established by the JOC, is a center of information for Japan's Olympic movement. It houses various exhibits and visuals, showcasing the value of the Olympics.

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TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition
Sports

TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition in Yurakucho featuring assets actually used in the Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremonies. Experience competitions through digital technology and snap selfies at photo spots.

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Reservation
Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo
Disaster prevention

Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo

Armed with tablet PCs and placed in a simulated earthquake scenario centered on Tokyo, visitors learn how to survive the first 72 hours after a major earthquake. The facility also shows animated videos and holds workshops and events focusing on disaster preparedness.

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Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department
Disaster prevention

Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department(Honjo Bosaikan)

At this disaster prevention facility, visitors gain knowledge and know-how in a fun way. Take unique tours of simulations including earthquakes, fires, and wind/rain, led by instructions. There are also areas where visitors can tour on their own.

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Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)
Disaster prevention

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)

A tour of this facility gives visitors experience in dealing with disaster situations. Visitors go through an hour and 40 minutes of disaster preparedness training with an instructor. Every Friday evening, a special “Night Tour,” assuming a scenario with a fire at night, is held.

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JICA Global Plaza
Disaster prevention

JICA Global Plaza

The Plaza offers programs featuring interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the current living environment in developing countries, global issues, and international collaboration; as well as workshops and lectures by people who have worked on projects in developing countries.

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Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
Island

Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Featuring a variety of exhibits and simulation capsules pertaining to the volcanoes of the world including Mt. Mihara, this is a fun place to learn. Also on view in the Visuals Hall is a powerful series of visuals depicting the gorgeous natural environment of Oshima and the lives of the people here.

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Furusato-taiken Hall
Island

Furusato-taiken Hall

This facility is a unique place where visitors can relax in a pastoral setting, primarily experiencing the natural environment and culture of Oshima. Specific workshops include squeezing camellia oil, vegetable dyeing, and local performing arts (groups only). Official Website

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Odoriko no Sato Museum
Island

Odoriko no Sato Museum

The Odoriko no Sato Museum has two sections: the Former Minatoya Ryokan and the Former Jinnomaru Residence, both of which were built during the Meiji Period. Go through them slowly and deliberately as you take in the atmosphere of times past.

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Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum
Island

Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

At this local museum, visitors learn about the formation, history, and people of Oshima. The museum houses some 600 pieces of folk materials including descriptions of the volcanoes of Oshima, “Oshima and the Sea,” “Pottery and Stone Tools of the Jomon Period,” “Women's Customs,” and “Festivals of Oshima.”

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Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)
Island

Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)

This is an unusual museum in Japan. It houses not only shells from Izu and the Ogasawara Islands but also 50,000 shells in 4,000 different varieties from Japan and countries around the world. Also on display are many shell fossils, folk crafts incorporating shells, etc.

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WATERS takeshiba
SDG’s

WATERS takeshiba

Located in the waterfront area nearby Hama-rikyu Gardens, this complex facility has various tenants, including Shiki Theatre, a special theatre for Shiki Theatre Company, a hotel, and a commercial facility, as well as a dock for the Water Bus. There is an artificial tidal flat, where efforts are currently being made for environmental regeneration of Tokyo Bay, which used to be called “Edomae,” making it a great place to learn about the environment.

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SMALL WORLDS
SDG’s

SMALL WORLDS

One of the biggest indoor miniature parks in Asia. There are various kinds of inquiry learning programs under the themes of SDG, career education, STEAM education, international understanding, and cutting-edge technologies, offering a place for voluntary learning through experiences.

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Kawasaki Robostage
SDG’s

Kawasaki Robostage

This is a showroom of the latest robots produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., where you can see how high the level of their technologies is and think about co-existence of humans with robots. There is a hands-on program, where you can try programming to actually get an industrial robot moving. There is also a hands-on program for children to perform programming of an industrial robot to cause it move (Advance reservation is required. There are age limits for participants.)

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JIDAIYA
SDG’s

JIDAIYA

JIDAIYA offers various cultural experience programs, such as rickshaw and kimono experience, in Asakusa. In the “SDGs with Furoshiki” program, you can learn how to use furoshiki (Japan’s traditional wrapping cloth) for wrapping and other purposes, which allows you to practice the SDGs without any hassles while being exposed to traditional Japanese culture. You can also learn about the history of rickshaw, the ultimate ecological vehicle in alignment with the SDGs, and get a chance to actually drive a rickshaw as an occupational experience.

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RED° TOKYO TOWER
SDG’s

RED° TOKYO TOWER

Opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in 2022, this biggest e-sports park in Japan offers a wide variety of games, from sensory video game machines with cutting-edge technologies to easy games that younger children can enjoy.

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NTT History Center of Technologies
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NTT History Center of Technologies

Owned by the NTT group, one of Japan’s biggest telecommunications company groups, this museum exhibits a huge number of historical assets of the group. With the display of rare old telephone machines and the history of portable phones across four floors, you can learn how the telecommunication technologies have advanced.

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Police Museum
Field trip

Police Museum

This facility is a place where you can learn about the history of the Japanese police force from its beginning to today, as well as the current activities of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Fun activities are also offered, such as anime movies, police-work simulators, and a police motorcycle riding experience. Main exhibitions are accompanied by descriptions in English.

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Meteorological Science Museum
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Meteorological Science Museum

This museum displays observation instruments for weather and earthquakes, systems where you can learn about the information on disaster prevention, and theaters where you learn about/feel the natural environment of Japan. Some of the exhibits and activities are available with English subtitles. There is a full-time commentator who is a certified weather forecaster, so you can ask any questions about weather and earthquakes.

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NHK Museum of Broadcasting
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NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Opened in 1956 as the first broadcasting museum in the world, this museum has been serving as a place to learn about the history of broadcasting for its advances and developments over about 100 years. It features experiences as an announcer or weather forecaster in a studio as well as exhibitions under different themes, including dramas, music programs, and children’s programs.

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Jindaiji Temple
Tama Area

Jindaiji Temple

This old temple of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism was founded in 733. On the temple grounds, you can find historic cultural assets here and there, including the Sanmon Gate with a thatched roof, the gorgeous Hondo main hall, and the statue of a seated Shaka Buddha, which is the oldest National Treasure in eastern Japan. Jindaiji Daruma Ichi Fair, which is held in March every year, is considered one of the three biggest Daruma Ichi fairs in Japan.

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Showa Kinen Park
Tama Area

Showa Kinen Park

With a total area of 180 ha, this national park offers a place where visitors can enjoy seasonal nature and flowers throughout the year, including tulips in spring, and yellow gingko leaves in autumn. There are lots to see in this park, including Open Field, Japanese Garden, and Hanamidori Cultural Center, making it a place where you can spend whole day and never get bored.

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Takao 599 Museum
Tama Area

Takao 599 Museum

This is a museum where you can learn about the animals, plants, and the history of Mt. Takao as well as manners for mountain climbing. Various special exhibitions and experience-based events are offered on an irregular basis. The huge lawn space has a place where kids can play with water, offering a place of rest and relaxation for visitors.

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Mt. Takao
Tama Area

Mt. Takao

With an altitude of 599 meters, this mountain offers various hiking routes with different distances and difficulties, as well as cable cars and lifts, using which you can get to the summit on foot in about 40 minutes. There is also Yakuoin Temple with a history of over 1,000 years and Trick Art Museum. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions of schools in Tokyo.

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Tama Forest Science Garden
Tama Area

Tama Forest Science Garden

Along with various types of samples including lumber samples displayed at the exhibition hall “Mori no Kagakukan,” you can learn about forests and the lumber industry. A guided tour (10:00) is offered in the garden, which teaches you how to distinguish different kinds of trees and what to see during each season.

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Places of Interest

Places of Interest

Places of Interest

Learn about Japanese culture, Japan's state-of-the-art science and technology.

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Main spot

Kokyo Gaien National Gardens

Also known as the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens,this park is widely cherished for its quintessential Japanese landscapes. Spacious green lawns dotted with black pines blend harmoniously with the historical remnants of Edo Castle's moats and gates.

Official Website
Main spot

National Diet Building

The Japanese Diet is held in this building. Here, Japan's only legislative body makes laws and determines fiscal budgets. Note how the building is symmetrical on both sides. On the left facing the front is the House of Representatives, while the right side is occupied by the House of Councilors (formerly the House of Lords).

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Bank of Japan Head Office

The Bank of Japan Head Office, erected in 1896, was the first modern national government (national important cultural asset) to be built by a Japanese architect. As part of a one-hour guided tour, visitors can also view the undergrond vault, which was used until 2004.

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a broadcasting tower, built in 1958.It offers spectacular views of Tokyo, in all the city's three-dimensionality, from its two observation decks at 150 meters and 250 meters.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Wholesale Market Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market comprises three blocks: block 7 with the seafood wholesaling building, block 6 with the seafood auctions building, and block 5 with the fruit and vegetable wholesaling building. The new market has been designed to ensure food safety, while implementing efficient logistics and first-rate environmental measures.

Official Website
Main spot

Waseda University

Waseda University is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. Campus tours are available in which Waseda student guides explain historical episodes and student life; tour participants also have the chance to visit sites that are usually not open to the public, such as the Okuma Auditorium clock tower, etc.

Official Website
Main spot

National Museum of Nature and Science

This is the nation's only comprehensive science museum. It features two permanent exhibits: the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery. The different floors offer different themes, including dinosaur fossils, stuffed animal specimens, scientific.

Official Website
TOKYO SKYTREE
Main spot

TOKYO SKYTREE

TOKYO SKYTREE is the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower. From the two observation decks at 350 m and 450 m, visitors can take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo night sky, and experience the illusion that they are walking through the air. The nearby Soramachi shopping area (300 shops) and the Aquarium are popular spots.

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The National Museum of Western Art
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The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national museum showcasing the art of the Western world. The Main Building, designed by architect Le Corbusier, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2016.

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Water Bus
Main spot

Water Bus

You can get on a water bus and visit several sightseeing areas along the Sumida River, including Asakusa and Ryogoku, while enjoying a waterfront view. Some routes have a water bus with a unique near-futuristic design.

Official Website
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are one of the most prominent landmarks in Tokyo. From the observatory on the 45th floor at a height of 202 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, along with Mt. Fuji if it is clear enough. Tokyo Sky Guide is a special viewing guide for the observatory, offering information on a total of 32 spots you can see from the observatory in 15 languages.

Official Website
Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”
Main spot

Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”

Located on the 60th floor of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 building, this observatory re-opened in 2023 after its major renovation. You can get a panoramic view of the city from 251 meters above sea level. It features a well-stocked space with seasonal plants and flowers on the floor covered with artificial turf.

Official Website
Hama-rikyu Gardens
Main spot

Hama-rikyu Gardens

This garden, which used to belong to the Tokugawa Shogun family, the most powerful family in the Edo period, has a Shioiri Pond and abundant nature. A shioiri pond is a tidal pond that draws in sea water, creating changes in the pond associated with the tide. It is now the only tidal pond in the Edo gardens of Tokyo.

Official Website
Sensoji Temple
History/Culture

Sensoji Temple

Worshippers and tourists flock to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Nakamise is along the main approach to the temple, a 250-meter-long shop-filled street connecting the outer Kaminarimon gate to the second Hozomon gate.

Official Website
History/Culture

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This open-air museum contains 30 reconstructed and historically important buildings originating from the Edo period and up to the middle part of the Showa period. Contemporary scenes from daily life—such as the lighting of a farmhouse hearth fire—are reenacted inside the buildings.

Official Website
Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima
History/Culture

Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima

Traditional Edo kiriko cut glass is produced here at this studio. Workshops are held for the public. In particular we have the appropriate tools for elementary school and junior high school students. A pen is used to create a draft on a small transparent glass, which is then placed on a disk for etching. The finished piece is put in a box for the visitor to take home with them. This is a very safe endeavor, so it's well worth giving it a try!

Official Website
Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store
History/Culture

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya makes realistic-looking replica food items. This store sells fun and unique products created through the art of food replicas. Visitors can also try their hand at making traditional faux food out of wax.

Official Website
Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)
History/Culture

Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu, built in 1920, honors the Emperor Meiji and his wife the Empress Shoken. The sacred forest surrounding of the shrine is comprised of some 100,000 trees donated from around the nation. The stately atmosphere of this place is truly an oasis-in-the-city for the visitor.

Official Website
Yakata-bune (excursion boats)
History/Culture

Yakata-bune (excursion boats)

The yakata-bune excursion boat has been a tradition since the time of the samurai. Take a boat ride down the Sumida River, mentioned in the Manyoshu—Japan's oldest collection of poems—and enjoy not only the night view but the most delicious tempura as well.

Official Website
Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University
History/Culture

Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University

The Suginami Animation Museum is the first facility where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese animation in a structured way. With hands-on special effects and post-production activities to try, as well as special exhibitions etc., there are lots of things for visitors to do that will help them to learn about animation in an enjoyable way.

Official Website
Sumo Museum
History/Culture

Sumo Museum

This museum collects, preserves, and exhibits (6 times/year) materials related to sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke sumo wrestler rankings to ceremonial aprons.

Official Website
Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)
History/Culture

Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)

Futaba-en is a dye studio that has been carrying on the tradition of the Edo katazome dyeing technique for over 100 years. The artisan skills on show here have been officially designated as a traditional craft. One-day lessons and classes are available.

Official Website
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Environment / Science

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Through exhibits and lectures, the Science Museum offers the visitor an opportunity to think, discuss, and experience cutting-edge technologies that shape the future—everything from familiar science to cutting-edge technology.

Official Website
Central Breakwater Landfill Site
Environment / Science

Central Breakwater Landfill Site

This is where Tokyo's waste is sent for final disposal. It's an ideal place to consider the issue of waste disposal in large cities. Following a presentation that gives an overview of landfill facilities, it is possible for visitors who have their own vehicular transport to visit a landfill site, a large waste-crushing process facility, and a non-flammable waste-processing facility.

Official Website
The Hydrogen Information Center
Environment / Science

The Hydrogen Information Center "Tokyo Hydrogen Museum"

At the Tokyo Suiso-miru, visitors learn about the future of hydrogen—an invisible substance—as well as how hydrogen will be utilized in our society—by both touch and direct experience. At this unique comprehensive learning center, everyone gets the opportunity to understand hydrogen.

Official Website
Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum
Environment / Science

Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum

Here you can have fun learning about medicine through CG images and interactive games. As well as studying how medicines work and how they are developed, visitors discover the history of Nihombashi, an area that has been synonymous with the medicine business since the Edo period.

Official Website
Panasonic Center Tokyo
Environment / Science

Panasonic Center Tokyo

At this showroom, visitors have the opportunity to experience Panasonic's latest initiatives, technologies, and more. Don't forget the AkeruE, a museum where ideas are transformed into something concrete. Events and workshops are also held on the weekend.

Official Website
Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Environment / Science

Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

This facility comprises a movie theater, a special exhibitions gallery, an event hall, and a giant domed greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants (including those from the Ogasawara Islands). The adjacent Shin-koto Incineration Plant provides heat for the greenhouse.

Official Website
Printing Museum, Tokyo
Environment / Science

Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum showcases the history of printing—from its origins through the present day—all over the world. It also illustrates its value as a communications media, the value of print media, and all of its possibilities.

Official Website
METoA Ginza
Environment / Science

METoA Ginza

METoA Ginza, Mitsubishi Electric event area, showcases the latest technologies of the Mitsubishi Electric Group with a view to a more sustainable society, at a fun hands-on exhibit hall featuring visuals, AR, etc.

Official Website
Japan National Stadium
Sports

Japan National Stadium

Launched as of April 2022, the stadium tour is a chance for visitors to experience the amazing legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Check details from the Stadium tour Website.

Official Website
Japan Olympic Museum
Sports

Japan Olympic Museum

This museum, established by the JOC, is a center of information for Japan's Olympic movement. It houses various exhibits and visuals, showcasing the value of the Olympics.

Official Website
TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition
Sports

TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition in Yurakucho featuring assets actually used in the Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremonies. Experience competitions through digital technology and snap selfies at photo spots.

Official Website
Reservation
Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo
Disaster prevention

Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo

Armed with tablet PCs and placed in a simulated earthquake scenario centered on Tokyo, visitors learn how to survive the first 72 hours after a major earthquake. The facility also shows animated videos and holds workshops and events focusing on disaster preparedness.

Official Website
Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department
Disaster prevention

Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department(Honjo Bosaikan)

At this disaster prevention facility, visitors gain knowledge and know-how in a fun way. Take unique tours of simulations including earthquakes, fires, and wind/rain, led by instructions. There are also areas where visitors can tour on their own.

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Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)
Disaster prevention

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)

A tour of this facility gives visitors experience in dealing with disaster situations. Visitors go through an hour and 40 minutes of disaster preparedness training with an instructor. Every Friday evening, a special “Night Tour,” assuming a scenario with a fire at night, is held.

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JICA Global Plaza
Disaster prevention

JICA Global Plaza

The Plaza offers programs featuring interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the current living environment in developing countries, global issues, and international collaboration; as well as workshops and lectures by people who have worked on projects in developing countries.

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Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
Island

Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Featuring a variety of exhibits and simulation capsules pertaining to the volcanoes of the world including Mt. Mihara, this is a fun place to learn. Also on view in the Visuals Hall is a powerful series of visuals depicting the gorgeous natural environment of Oshima and the lives of the people here.

Official Website
Furusato-taiken Hall
Island

Furusato-taiken Hall

This facility is a unique place where visitors can relax in a pastoral setting, primarily experiencing the natural environment and culture of Oshima. Specific workshops include squeezing camellia oil, vegetable dyeing, and local performing arts (groups only). Official Website

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Odoriko no Sato Museum
Island

Odoriko no Sato Museum

The Odoriko no Sato Museum has two sections: the Former Minatoya Ryokan and the Former Jinnomaru Residence, both of which were built during the Meiji Period. Go through them slowly and deliberately as you take in the atmosphere of times past.

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Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum
Island

Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

At this local museum, visitors learn about the formation, history, and people of Oshima. The museum houses some 600 pieces of folk materials including descriptions of the volcanoes of Oshima, “Oshima and the Sea,” “Pottery and Stone Tools of the Jomon Period,” “Women's Customs,” and “Festivals of Oshima.”

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Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)
Island

Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)

This is an unusual museum in Japan. It houses not only shells from Izu and the Ogasawara Islands but also 50,000 shells in 4,000 different varieties from Japan and countries around the world. Also on display are many shell fossils, folk crafts incorporating shells, etc.

Official Website
WATERS takeshiba
SDG’s

WATERS takeshiba

Located in the waterfront area nearby Hama-rikyu Gardens, this complex facility has various tenants, including Shiki Theatre, a special theatre for Shiki Theatre Company, a hotel, and a commercial facility, as well as a dock for the Water Bus. There is an artificial tidal flat, where efforts are currently being made for environmental regeneration of Tokyo Bay, which used to be called “Edomae,” making it a great place to learn about the environment.

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SMALL WORLDS
SDG’s

SMALL WORLDS

One of the biggest indoor miniature parks in Asia. There are various kinds of inquiry learning programs under the themes of SDG, career education, STEAM education, international understanding, and cutting-edge technologies, offering a place for voluntary learning through experiences.

Official Website
Kawasaki Robostage
SDG’s

Kawasaki Robostage

This is a showroom of the latest robots produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., where you can see how high the level of their technologies is and think about co-existence of humans with robots. There is a hands-on program, where you can try programming to actually get an industrial robot moving. There is also a hands-on program for children to perform programming of an industrial robot to cause it move (Advance reservation is required. There are age limits for participants.)

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JIDAIYA
SDG’s

JIDAIYA

JIDAIYA offers various cultural experience programs, such as rickshaw and kimono experience, in Asakusa. In the “SDGs with Furoshiki” program, you can learn how to use furoshiki (Japan’s traditional wrapping cloth) for wrapping and other purposes, which allows you to practice the SDGs without any hassles while being exposed to traditional Japanese culture. You can also learn about the history of rickshaw, the ultimate ecological vehicle in alignment with the SDGs, and get a chance to actually drive a rickshaw as an occupational experience.

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RED° TOKYO TOWER
SDG’s

RED° TOKYO TOWER

Opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in 2022, this biggest e-sports park in Japan offers a wide variety of games, from sensory video game machines with cutting-edge technologies to easy games that younger children can enjoy.

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NTT History Center of Technologies
Field trip

NTT History Center of Technologies

Owned by the NTT group, one of Japan’s biggest telecommunications company groups, this museum exhibits a huge number of historical assets of the group. With the display of rare old telephone machines and the history of portable phones across four floors, you can learn how the telecommunication technologies have advanced.

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Police Museum
Field trip

Police Museum

This facility is a place where you can learn about the history of the Japanese police force from its beginning to today, as well as the current activities of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Fun activities are also offered, such as anime movies, police-work simulators, and a police motorcycle riding experience. Main exhibitions are accompanied by descriptions in English.

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Meteorological Science Museum
Field trip

Meteorological Science Museum

This museum displays observation instruments for weather and earthquakes, systems where you can learn about the information on disaster prevention, and theaters where you learn about/feel the natural environment of Japan. Some of the exhibits and activities are available with English subtitles. There is a full-time commentator who is a certified weather forecaster, so you can ask any questions about weather and earthquakes.

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NHK Museum of Broadcasting
Field trip

NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Opened in 1956 as the first broadcasting museum in the world, this museum has been serving as a place to learn about the history of broadcasting for its advances and developments over about 100 years. It features experiences as an announcer or weather forecaster in a studio as well as exhibitions under different themes, including dramas, music programs, and children’s programs.

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Jindaiji Temple
Tama Area

Jindaiji Temple

This old temple of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism was founded in 733. On the temple grounds, you can find historic cultural assets here and there, including the Sanmon Gate with a thatched roof, the gorgeous Hondo main hall, and the statue of a seated Shaka Buddha, which is the oldest National Treasure in eastern Japan. Jindaiji Daruma Ichi Fair, which is held in March every year, is considered one of the three biggest Daruma Ichi fairs in Japan.

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Showa Kinen Park
Tama Area

Showa Kinen Park

With a total area of 180 ha, this national park offers a place where visitors can enjoy seasonal nature and flowers throughout the year, including tulips in spring, and yellow gingko leaves in autumn. There are lots to see in this park, including Open Field, Japanese Garden, and Hanamidori Cultural Center, making it a place where you can spend whole day and never get bored.

Official Website
Takao 599 Museum
Tama Area

Takao 599 Museum

This is a museum where you can learn about the animals, plants, and the history of Mt. Takao as well as manners for mountain climbing. Various special exhibitions and experience-based events are offered on an irregular basis. The huge lawn space has a place where kids can play with water, offering a place of rest and relaxation for visitors.

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Mt. Takao
Tama Area

Mt. Takao

With an altitude of 599 meters, this mountain offers various hiking routes with different distances and difficulties, as well as cable cars and lifts, using which you can get to the summit on foot in about 40 minutes. There is also Yakuoin Temple with a history of over 1,000 years and Trick Art Museum. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions of schools in Tokyo.

Official Website
Tama Forest Science Garden
Tama Area

Tama Forest Science Garden

Along with various types of samples including lumber samples displayed at the exhibition hall “Mori no Kagakukan,” you can learn about forests and the lumber industry. A guided tour (10:00) is offered in the garden, which teaches you how to distinguish different kinds of trees and what to see during each season.

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Places of Interest

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Kokyo Gaien National Gardens

Also known as the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens,this park is widely cherished for its quintessential Japanese landscapes. Spacious green lawns dotted with black pines blend harmoniously with the historical remnants of Edo Castle's moats and gates.

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National Diet Building

The Japanese Diet is held in this building. Here, Japan's only legislative body makes laws and determines fiscal budgets. Note how the building is symmetrical on both sides. On the left facing the front is the House of Representatives, while the right side is occupied by the House of Councilors (formerly the House of Lords).

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Bank of Japan Head Office

The Bank of Japan Head Office, erected in 1896, was the first modern national government (national important cultural asset) to be built by a Japanese architect. As part of a one-hour guided tour, visitors can also view the undergrond vault, which was used until 2004.

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a broadcasting tower, built in 1958.It offers spectacular views of Tokyo, in all the city's three-dimensionality, from its two observation decks at 150 meters and 250 meters.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Wholesale Market Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market comprises three blocks: block 7 with the seafood wholesaling building, block 6 with the seafood auctions building, and block 5 with the fruit and vegetable wholesaling building. The new market has been designed to ensure food safety, while implementing efficient logistics and first-rate environmental measures.

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Waseda University

Waseda University is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. Campus tours are available in which Waseda student guides explain historical episodes and student life; tour participants also have the chance to visit sites that are usually not open to the public, such as the Okuma Auditorium clock tower, etc.

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National Museum of Nature and Science

This is the nation's only comprehensive science museum. It features two permanent exhibits: the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery. The different floors offer different themes, including dinosaur fossils, stuffed animal specimens, scientific.

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TOKYO SKYTREE
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TOKYO SKYTREE

TOKYO SKYTREE is the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower. From the two observation decks at 350 m and 450 m, visitors can take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo night sky, and experience the illusion that they are walking through the air. The nearby Soramachi shopping area (300 shops) and the Aquarium are popular spots.

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The National Museum of Western Art
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The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national museum showcasing the art of the Western world. The Main Building, designed by architect Le Corbusier, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2016.

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Water Bus
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Water Bus

You can get on a water bus and visit several sightseeing areas along the Sumida River, including Asakusa and Ryogoku, while enjoying a waterfront view. Some routes have a water bus with a unique near-futuristic design.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are one of the most prominent landmarks in Tokyo. From the observatory on the 45th floor at a height of 202 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, along with Mt. Fuji if it is clear enough. Tokyo Sky Guide is a special viewing guide for the observatory, offering information on a total of 32 spots you can see from the observatory in 15 languages.

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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”
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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”

Located on the 60th floor of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 building, this observatory re-opened in 2023 after its major renovation. You can get a panoramic view of the city from 251 meters above sea level. It features a well-stocked space with seasonal plants and flowers on the floor covered with artificial turf.

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Hama-rikyu Gardens
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Hama-rikyu Gardens

This garden, which used to belong to the Tokugawa Shogun family, the most powerful family in the Edo period, has a Shioiri Pond and abundant nature. A shioiri pond is a tidal pond that draws in sea water, creating changes in the pond associated with the tide. It is now the only tidal pond in the Edo gardens of Tokyo.

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Sensoji Temple
History/Culture

Sensoji Temple

Worshippers and tourists flock to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Nakamise is along the main approach to the temple, a 250-meter-long shop-filled street connecting the outer Kaminarimon gate to the second Hozomon gate.

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History/Culture

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This open-air museum contains 30 reconstructed and historically important buildings originating from the Edo period and up to the middle part of the Showa period. Contemporary scenes from daily life—such as the lighting of a farmhouse hearth fire—are reenacted inside the buildings.

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Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima
History/Culture

Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima

Traditional Edo kiriko cut glass is produced here at this studio. Workshops are held for the public. In particular we have the appropriate tools for elementary school and junior high school students. A pen is used to create a draft on a small transparent glass, which is then placed on a disk for etching. The finished piece is put in a box for the visitor to take home with them. This is a very safe endeavor, so it's well worth giving it a try!

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Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store
History/Culture

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya makes realistic-looking replica food items. This store sells fun and unique products created through the art of food replicas. Visitors can also try their hand at making traditional faux food out of wax.

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Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)
History/Culture

Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu, built in 1920, honors the Emperor Meiji and his wife the Empress Shoken. The sacred forest surrounding of the shrine is comprised of some 100,000 trees donated from around the nation. The stately atmosphere of this place is truly an oasis-in-the-city for the visitor.

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Yakata-bune (excursion boats)
History/Culture

Yakata-bune (excursion boats)

The yakata-bune excursion boat has been a tradition since the time of the samurai. Take a boat ride down the Sumida River, mentioned in the Manyoshu—Japan's oldest collection of poems—and enjoy not only the night view but the most delicious tempura as well.

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Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University
History/Culture

Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University

The Suginami Animation Museum is the first facility where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese animation in a structured way. With hands-on special effects and post-production activities to try, as well as special exhibitions etc., there are lots of things for visitors to do that will help them to learn about animation in an enjoyable way.

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Sumo Museum
History/Culture

Sumo Museum

This museum collects, preserves, and exhibits (6 times/year) materials related to sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke sumo wrestler rankings to ceremonial aprons.

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Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)
History/Culture

Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)

Futaba-en is a dye studio that has been carrying on the tradition of the Edo katazome dyeing technique for over 100 years. The artisan skills on show here have been officially designated as a traditional craft. One-day lessons and classes are available.

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National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Environment / Science

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Through exhibits and lectures, the Science Museum offers the visitor an opportunity to think, discuss, and experience cutting-edge technologies that shape the future—everything from familiar science to cutting-edge technology.

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Central Breakwater Landfill Site
Environment / Science

Central Breakwater Landfill Site

This is where Tokyo's waste is sent for final disposal. It's an ideal place to consider the issue of waste disposal in large cities. Following a presentation that gives an overview of landfill facilities, it is possible for visitors who have their own vehicular transport to visit a landfill site, a large waste-crushing process facility, and a non-flammable waste-processing facility.

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The Hydrogen Information Center
Environment / Science

The Hydrogen Information Center "Tokyo Hydrogen Museum"

At the Tokyo Suiso-miru, visitors learn about the future of hydrogen—an invisible substance—as well as how hydrogen will be utilized in our society—by both touch and direct experience. At this unique comprehensive learning center, everyone gets the opportunity to understand hydrogen.

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Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum
Environment / Science

Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum

Here you can have fun learning about medicine through CG images and interactive games. As well as studying how medicines work and how they are developed, visitors discover the history of Nihombashi, an area that has been synonymous with the medicine business since the Edo period.

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Panasonic Center Tokyo
Environment / Science

Panasonic Center Tokyo

At this showroom, visitors have the opportunity to experience Panasonic's latest initiatives, technologies, and more. Don't forget the AkeruE, a museum where ideas are transformed into something concrete. Events and workshops are also held on the weekend.

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Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Environment / Science

Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

This facility comprises a movie theater, a special exhibitions gallery, an event hall, and a giant domed greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants (including those from the Ogasawara Islands). The adjacent Shin-koto Incineration Plant provides heat for the greenhouse.

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Printing Museum, Tokyo
Environment / Science

Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum showcases the history of printing—from its origins through the present day—all over the world. It also illustrates its value as a communications media, the value of print media, and all of its possibilities.

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METoA Ginza
Environment / Science

METoA Ginza

METoA Ginza, Mitsubishi Electric event area, showcases the latest technologies of the Mitsubishi Electric Group with a view to a more sustainable society, at a fun hands-on exhibit hall featuring visuals, AR, etc.

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Japan National Stadium
Sports

Japan National Stadium

Launched as of April 2022, the stadium tour is a chance for visitors to experience the amazing legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Check details from the Stadium tour Website.

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Japan Olympic Museum
Sports

Japan Olympic Museum

This museum, established by the JOC, is a center of information for Japan's Olympic movement. It houses various exhibits and visuals, showcasing the value of the Olympics.

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TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition
Sports

TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition in Yurakucho featuring assets actually used in the Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremonies. Experience competitions through digital technology and snap selfies at photo spots.

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Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo
Disaster prevention

Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo

Armed with tablet PCs and placed in a simulated earthquake scenario centered on Tokyo, visitors learn how to survive the first 72 hours after a major earthquake. The facility also shows animated videos and holds workshops and events focusing on disaster preparedness.

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Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department
Disaster prevention

Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department(Honjo Bosaikan)

At this disaster prevention facility, visitors gain knowledge and know-how in a fun way. Take unique tours of simulations including earthquakes, fires, and wind/rain, led by instructions. There are also areas where visitors can tour on their own.

Official Website
Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)
Disaster prevention

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)

A tour of this facility gives visitors experience in dealing with disaster situations. Visitors go through an hour and 40 minutes of disaster preparedness training with an instructor. Every Friday evening, a special “Night Tour,” assuming a scenario with a fire at night, is held.

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JICA Global Plaza
Disaster prevention

JICA Global Plaza

The Plaza offers programs featuring interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the current living environment in developing countries, global issues, and international collaboration; as well as workshops and lectures by people who have worked on projects in developing countries.

Official Website
Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
Island

Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Featuring a variety of exhibits and simulation capsules pertaining to the volcanoes of the world including Mt. Mihara, this is a fun place to learn. Also on view in the Visuals Hall is a powerful series of visuals depicting the gorgeous natural environment of Oshima and the lives of the people here.

Official Website
Furusato-taiken Hall
Island

Furusato-taiken Hall

This facility is a unique place where visitors can relax in a pastoral setting, primarily experiencing the natural environment and culture of Oshima. Specific workshops include squeezing camellia oil, vegetable dyeing, and local performing arts (groups only). Official Website

Official Website
Odoriko no Sato Museum
Island

Odoriko no Sato Museum

The Odoriko no Sato Museum has two sections: the Former Minatoya Ryokan and the Former Jinnomaru Residence, both of which were built during the Meiji Period. Go through them slowly and deliberately as you take in the atmosphere of times past.

Official Website
Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum
Island

Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

At this local museum, visitors learn about the formation, history, and people of Oshima. The museum houses some 600 pieces of folk materials including descriptions of the volcanoes of Oshima, “Oshima and the Sea,” “Pottery and Stone Tools of the Jomon Period,” “Women's Customs,” and “Festivals of Oshima.”

Official Website
Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)
Island

Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)

This is an unusual museum in Japan. It houses not only shells from Izu and the Ogasawara Islands but also 50,000 shells in 4,000 different varieties from Japan and countries around the world. Also on display are many shell fossils, folk crafts incorporating shells, etc.

Official Website
WATERS takeshiba
SDG’s

WATERS takeshiba

Located in the waterfront area nearby Hama-rikyu Gardens, this complex facility has various tenants, including Shiki Theatre, a special theatre for Shiki Theatre Company, a hotel, and a commercial facility, as well as a dock for the Water Bus. There is an artificial tidal flat, where efforts are currently being made for environmental regeneration of Tokyo Bay, which used to be called “Edomae,” making it a great place to learn about the environment.

Official Website
SMALL WORLDS
SDG’s

SMALL WORLDS

One of the biggest indoor miniature parks in Asia. There are various kinds of inquiry learning programs under the themes of SDG, career education, STEAM education, international understanding, and cutting-edge technologies, offering a place for voluntary learning through experiences.

Official Website
Kawasaki Robostage
SDG’s

Kawasaki Robostage

This is a showroom of the latest robots produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., where you can see how high the level of their technologies is and think about co-existence of humans with robots. There is a hands-on program, where you can try programming to actually get an industrial robot moving. There is also a hands-on program for children to perform programming of an industrial robot to cause it move (Advance reservation is required. There are age limits for participants.)

Official Website
JIDAIYA
SDG’s

JIDAIYA

JIDAIYA offers various cultural experience programs, such as rickshaw and kimono experience, in Asakusa. In the “SDGs with Furoshiki” program, you can learn how to use furoshiki (Japan’s traditional wrapping cloth) for wrapping and other purposes, which allows you to practice the SDGs without any hassles while being exposed to traditional Japanese culture. You can also learn about the history of rickshaw, the ultimate ecological vehicle in alignment with the SDGs, and get a chance to actually drive a rickshaw as an occupational experience.

Official Website
RED° TOKYO TOWER
SDG’s

RED° TOKYO TOWER

Opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in 2022, this biggest e-sports park in Japan offers a wide variety of games, from sensory video game machines with cutting-edge technologies to easy games that younger children can enjoy.

Official Website
NTT History Center of Technologies
Field trip

NTT History Center of Technologies

Owned by the NTT group, one of Japan’s biggest telecommunications company groups, this museum exhibits a huge number of historical assets of the group. With the display of rare old telephone machines and the history of portable phones across four floors, you can learn how the telecommunication technologies have advanced.

Official Website
Police Museum
Field trip

Police Museum

This facility is a place where you can learn about the history of the Japanese police force from its beginning to today, as well as the current activities of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Fun activities are also offered, such as anime movies, police-work simulators, and a police motorcycle riding experience. Main exhibitions are accompanied by descriptions in English.

Official Website
Meteorological Science Museum
Field trip

Meteorological Science Museum

This museum displays observation instruments for weather and earthquakes, systems where you can learn about the information on disaster prevention, and theaters where you learn about/feel the natural environment of Japan. Some of the exhibits and activities are available with English subtitles. There is a full-time commentator who is a certified weather forecaster, so you can ask any questions about weather and earthquakes.

Official Website
NHK Museum of Broadcasting
Field trip

NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Opened in 1956 as the first broadcasting museum in the world, this museum has been serving as a place to learn about the history of broadcasting for its advances and developments over about 100 years. It features experiences as an announcer or weather forecaster in a studio as well as exhibitions under different themes, including dramas, music programs, and children’s programs.

Official Website
Jindaiji Temple
Tama Area

Jindaiji Temple

This old temple of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism was founded in 733. On the temple grounds, you can find historic cultural assets here and there, including the Sanmon Gate with a thatched roof, the gorgeous Hondo main hall, and the statue of a seated Shaka Buddha, which is the oldest National Treasure in eastern Japan. Jindaiji Daruma Ichi Fair, which is held in March every year, is considered one of the three biggest Daruma Ichi fairs in Japan.

Official Website
Showa Kinen Park
Tama Area

Showa Kinen Park

With a total area of 180 ha, this national park offers a place where visitors can enjoy seasonal nature and flowers throughout the year, including tulips in spring, and yellow gingko leaves in autumn. There are lots to see in this park, including Open Field, Japanese Garden, and Hanamidori Cultural Center, making it a place where you can spend whole day and never get bored.

Official Website
Takao 599 Museum
Tama Area

Takao 599 Museum

This is a museum where you can learn about the animals, plants, and the history of Mt. Takao as well as manners for mountain climbing. Various special exhibitions and experience-based events are offered on an irregular basis. The huge lawn space has a place where kids can play with water, offering a place of rest and relaxation for visitors.

Official Website
Mt. Takao
Tama Area

Mt. Takao

With an altitude of 599 meters, this mountain offers various hiking routes with different distances and difficulties, as well as cable cars and lifts, using which you can get to the summit on foot in about 40 minutes. There is also Yakuoin Temple with a history of over 1,000 years and Trick Art Museum. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions of schools in Tokyo.

Official Website
Tama Forest Science Garden
Tama Area

Tama Forest Science Garden

Along with various types of samples including lumber samples displayed at the exhibition hall “Mori no Kagakukan,” you can learn about forests and the lumber industry. A guided tour (10:00) is offered in the garden, which teaches you how to distinguish different kinds of trees and what to see during each season.

Official Website
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Places of Interest

Places of Interest

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Learn about Japanese culture, Japan's state-of-the-art science and technology.

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Kokyo Gaien National Gardens

Also known as the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens,this park is widely cherished for its quintessential Japanese landscapes. Spacious green lawns dotted with black pines blend harmoniously with the historical remnants of Edo Castle's moats and gates.

Official Website
Main spot

National Diet Building

The Japanese Diet is held in this building. Here, Japan's only legislative body makes laws and determines fiscal budgets. Note how the building is symmetrical on both sides. On the left facing the front is the House of Representatives, while the right side is occupied by the House of Councilors (formerly the House of Lords).

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Bank of Japan Head Office

The Bank of Japan Head Office, erected in 1896, was the first modern national government (national important cultural asset) to be built by a Japanese architect. As part of a one-hour guided tour, visitors can also view the undergrond vault, which was used until 2004.

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a broadcasting tower, built in 1958.It offers spectacular views of Tokyo, in all the city's three-dimensionality, from its two observation decks at 150 meters and 250 meters.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Wholesale Market Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market comprises three blocks: block 7 with the seafood wholesaling building, block 6 with the seafood auctions building, and block 5 with the fruit and vegetable wholesaling building. The new market has been designed to ensure food safety, while implementing efficient logistics and first-rate environmental measures.

Official Website
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Waseda University

Waseda University is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. Campus tours are available in which Waseda student guides explain historical episodes and student life; tour participants also have the chance to visit sites that are usually not open to the public, such as the Okuma Auditorium clock tower, etc.

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National Museum of Nature and Science

This is the nation's only comprehensive science museum. It features two permanent exhibits: the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery. The different floors offer different themes, including dinosaur fossils, stuffed animal specimens, scientific.

Official Website
TOKYO SKYTREE
Main spot

TOKYO SKYTREE

TOKYO SKYTREE is the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower. From the two observation decks at 350 m and 450 m, visitors can take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo night sky, and experience the illusion that they are walking through the air. The nearby Soramachi shopping area (300 shops) and the Aquarium are popular spots.

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The National Museum of Western Art
Main spot

The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national museum showcasing the art of the Western world. The Main Building, designed by architect Le Corbusier, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2016.

Official Website
Water Bus
Main spot

Water Bus

You can get on a water bus and visit several sightseeing areas along the Sumida River, including Asakusa and Ryogoku, while enjoying a waterfront view. Some routes have a water bus with a unique near-futuristic design.

Official Website
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are one of the most prominent landmarks in Tokyo. From the observatory on the 45th floor at a height of 202 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, along with Mt. Fuji if it is clear enough. Tokyo Sky Guide is a special viewing guide for the observatory, offering information on a total of 32 spots you can see from the observatory in 15 languages.

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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”
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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”

Located on the 60th floor of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 building, this observatory re-opened in 2023 after its major renovation. You can get a panoramic view of the city from 251 meters above sea level. It features a well-stocked space with seasonal plants and flowers on the floor covered with artificial turf.

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Hama-rikyu Gardens
Main spot

Hama-rikyu Gardens

This garden, which used to belong to the Tokugawa Shogun family, the most powerful family in the Edo period, has a Shioiri Pond and abundant nature. A shioiri pond is a tidal pond that draws in sea water, creating changes in the pond associated with the tide. It is now the only tidal pond in the Edo gardens of Tokyo.

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Sensoji Temple
History/Culture

Sensoji Temple

Worshippers and tourists flock to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Nakamise is along the main approach to the temple, a 250-meter-long shop-filled street connecting the outer Kaminarimon gate to the second Hozomon gate.

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History/Culture

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This open-air museum contains 30 reconstructed and historically important buildings originating from the Edo period and up to the middle part of the Showa period. Contemporary scenes from daily life—such as the lighting of a farmhouse hearth fire—are reenacted inside the buildings.

Official Website
Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima
History/Culture

Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima

Traditional Edo kiriko cut glass is produced here at this studio. Workshops are held for the public. In particular we have the appropriate tools for elementary school and junior high school students. A pen is used to create a draft on a small transparent glass, which is then placed on a disk for etching. The finished piece is put in a box for the visitor to take home with them. This is a very safe endeavor, so it's well worth giving it a try!

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Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store
History/Culture

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya makes realistic-looking replica food items. This store sells fun and unique products created through the art of food replicas. Visitors can also try their hand at making traditional faux food out of wax.

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Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)
History/Culture

Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu, built in 1920, honors the Emperor Meiji and his wife the Empress Shoken. The sacred forest surrounding of the shrine is comprised of some 100,000 trees donated from around the nation. The stately atmosphere of this place is truly an oasis-in-the-city for the visitor.

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Yakata-bune (excursion boats)
History/Culture

Yakata-bune (excursion boats)

The yakata-bune excursion boat has been a tradition since the time of the samurai. Take a boat ride down the Sumida River, mentioned in the Manyoshu—Japan's oldest collection of poems—and enjoy not only the night view but the most delicious tempura as well.

Official Website
Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University
History/Culture

Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University

The Suginami Animation Museum is the first facility where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese animation in a structured way. With hands-on special effects and post-production activities to try, as well as special exhibitions etc., there are lots of things for visitors to do that will help them to learn about animation in an enjoyable way.

Official Website
Sumo Museum
History/Culture

Sumo Museum

This museum collects, preserves, and exhibits (6 times/year) materials related to sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke sumo wrestler rankings to ceremonial aprons.

Official Website
Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)
History/Culture

Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)

Futaba-en is a dye studio that has been carrying on the tradition of the Edo katazome dyeing technique for over 100 years. The artisan skills on show here have been officially designated as a traditional craft. One-day lessons and classes are available.

Official Website
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Environment / Science

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Through exhibits and lectures, the Science Museum offers the visitor an opportunity to think, discuss, and experience cutting-edge technologies that shape the future—everything from familiar science to cutting-edge technology.

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Central Breakwater Landfill Site
Environment / Science

Central Breakwater Landfill Site

This is where Tokyo's waste is sent for final disposal. It's an ideal place to consider the issue of waste disposal in large cities. Following a presentation that gives an overview of landfill facilities, it is possible for visitors who have their own vehicular transport to visit a landfill site, a large waste-crushing process facility, and a non-flammable waste-processing facility.

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The Hydrogen Information Center
Environment / Science

The Hydrogen Information Center "Tokyo Hydrogen Museum"

At the Tokyo Suiso-miru, visitors learn about the future of hydrogen—an invisible substance—as well as how hydrogen will be utilized in our society—by both touch and direct experience. At this unique comprehensive learning center, everyone gets the opportunity to understand hydrogen.

Official Website
Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum
Environment / Science

Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum

Here you can have fun learning about medicine through CG images and interactive games. As well as studying how medicines work and how they are developed, visitors discover the history of Nihombashi, an area that has been synonymous with the medicine business since the Edo period.

Official Website
Panasonic Center Tokyo
Environment / Science

Panasonic Center Tokyo

At this showroom, visitors have the opportunity to experience Panasonic's latest initiatives, technologies, and more. Don't forget the AkeruE, a museum where ideas are transformed into something concrete. Events and workshops are also held on the weekend.

Official Website
Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Environment / Science

Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

This facility comprises a movie theater, a special exhibitions gallery, an event hall, and a giant domed greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants (including those from the Ogasawara Islands). The adjacent Shin-koto Incineration Plant provides heat for the greenhouse.

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Printing Museum, Tokyo
Environment / Science

Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum showcases the history of printing—from its origins through the present day—all over the world. It also illustrates its value as a communications media, the value of print media, and all of its possibilities.

Official Website
METoA Ginza
Environment / Science

METoA Ginza

METoA Ginza, Mitsubishi Electric event area, showcases the latest technologies of the Mitsubishi Electric Group with a view to a more sustainable society, at a fun hands-on exhibit hall featuring visuals, AR, etc.

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Japan National Stadium
Sports

Japan National Stadium

Launched as of April 2022, the stadium tour is a chance for visitors to experience the amazing legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Check details from the Stadium tour Website.

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Japan Olympic Museum
Sports

Japan Olympic Museum

This museum, established by the JOC, is a center of information for Japan's Olympic movement. It houses various exhibits and visuals, showcasing the value of the Olympics.

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TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition
Sports

TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition in Yurakucho featuring assets actually used in the Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremonies. Experience competitions through digital technology and snap selfies at photo spots.

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Reservation
Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo
Disaster prevention

Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo

Armed with tablet PCs and placed in a simulated earthquake scenario centered on Tokyo, visitors learn how to survive the first 72 hours after a major earthquake. The facility also shows animated videos and holds workshops and events focusing on disaster preparedness.

Official Website
Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department
Disaster prevention

Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department(Honjo Bosaikan)

At this disaster prevention facility, visitors gain knowledge and know-how in a fun way. Take unique tours of simulations including earthquakes, fires, and wind/rain, led by instructions. There are also areas where visitors can tour on their own.

Official Website
Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)
Disaster prevention

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)

A tour of this facility gives visitors experience in dealing with disaster situations. Visitors go through an hour and 40 minutes of disaster preparedness training with an instructor. Every Friday evening, a special “Night Tour,” assuming a scenario with a fire at night, is held.

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JICA Global Plaza
Disaster prevention

JICA Global Plaza

The Plaza offers programs featuring interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the current living environment in developing countries, global issues, and international collaboration; as well as workshops and lectures by people who have worked on projects in developing countries.

Official Website
Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
Island

Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Featuring a variety of exhibits and simulation capsules pertaining to the volcanoes of the world including Mt. Mihara, this is a fun place to learn. Also on view in the Visuals Hall is a powerful series of visuals depicting the gorgeous natural environment of Oshima and the lives of the people here.

Official Website
Furusato-taiken Hall
Island

Furusato-taiken Hall

This facility is a unique place where visitors can relax in a pastoral setting, primarily experiencing the natural environment and culture of Oshima. Specific workshops include squeezing camellia oil, vegetable dyeing, and local performing arts (groups only). Official Website

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Odoriko no Sato Museum
Island

Odoriko no Sato Museum

The Odoriko no Sato Museum has two sections: the Former Minatoya Ryokan and the Former Jinnomaru Residence, both of which were built during the Meiji Period. Go through them slowly and deliberately as you take in the atmosphere of times past.

Official Website
Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum
Island

Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

At this local museum, visitors learn about the formation, history, and people of Oshima. The museum houses some 600 pieces of folk materials including descriptions of the volcanoes of Oshima, “Oshima and the Sea,” “Pottery and Stone Tools of the Jomon Period,” “Women's Customs,” and “Festivals of Oshima.”

Official Website
Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)
Island

Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)

This is an unusual museum in Japan. It houses not only shells from Izu and the Ogasawara Islands but also 50,000 shells in 4,000 different varieties from Japan and countries around the world. Also on display are many shell fossils, folk crafts incorporating shells, etc.

Official Website
WATERS takeshiba
SDG’s

WATERS takeshiba

Located in the waterfront area nearby Hama-rikyu Gardens, this complex facility has various tenants, including Shiki Theatre, a special theatre for Shiki Theatre Company, a hotel, and a commercial facility, as well as a dock for the Water Bus. There is an artificial tidal flat, where efforts are currently being made for environmental regeneration of Tokyo Bay, which used to be called “Edomae,” making it a great place to learn about the environment.

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SMALL WORLDS
SDG’s

SMALL WORLDS

One of the biggest indoor miniature parks in Asia. There are various kinds of inquiry learning programs under the themes of SDG, career education, STEAM education, international understanding, and cutting-edge technologies, offering a place for voluntary learning through experiences.

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Kawasaki Robostage
SDG’s

Kawasaki Robostage

This is a showroom of the latest robots produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., where you can see how high the level of their technologies is and think about co-existence of humans with robots. There is a hands-on program, where you can try programming to actually get an industrial robot moving. There is also a hands-on program for children to perform programming of an industrial robot to cause it move (Advance reservation is required. There are age limits for participants.)

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JIDAIYA
SDG’s

JIDAIYA

JIDAIYA offers various cultural experience programs, such as rickshaw and kimono experience, in Asakusa. In the “SDGs with Furoshiki” program, you can learn how to use furoshiki (Japan’s traditional wrapping cloth) for wrapping and other purposes, which allows you to practice the SDGs without any hassles while being exposed to traditional Japanese culture. You can also learn about the history of rickshaw, the ultimate ecological vehicle in alignment with the SDGs, and get a chance to actually drive a rickshaw as an occupational experience.

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RED° TOKYO TOWER
SDG’s

RED° TOKYO TOWER

Opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in 2022, this biggest e-sports park in Japan offers a wide variety of games, from sensory video game machines with cutting-edge technologies to easy games that younger children can enjoy.

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NTT History Center of Technologies
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NTT History Center of Technologies

Owned by the NTT group, one of Japan’s biggest telecommunications company groups, this museum exhibits a huge number of historical assets of the group. With the display of rare old telephone machines and the history of portable phones across four floors, you can learn how the telecommunication technologies have advanced.

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Police Museum
Field trip

Police Museum

This facility is a place where you can learn about the history of the Japanese police force from its beginning to today, as well as the current activities of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Fun activities are also offered, such as anime movies, police-work simulators, and a police motorcycle riding experience. Main exhibitions are accompanied by descriptions in English.

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Meteorological Science Museum
Field trip

Meteorological Science Museum

This museum displays observation instruments for weather and earthquakes, systems where you can learn about the information on disaster prevention, and theaters where you learn about/feel the natural environment of Japan. Some of the exhibits and activities are available with English subtitles. There is a full-time commentator who is a certified weather forecaster, so you can ask any questions about weather and earthquakes.

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NHK Museum of Broadcasting
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NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Opened in 1956 as the first broadcasting museum in the world, this museum has been serving as a place to learn about the history of broadcasting for its advances and developments over about 100 years. It features experiences as an announcer or weather forecaster in a studio as well as exhibitions under different themes, including dramas, music programs, and children’s programs.

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Jindaiji Temple
Tama Area

Jindaiji Temple

This old temple of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism was founded in 733. On the temple grounds, you can find historic cultural assets here and there, including the Sanmon Gate with a thatched roof, the gorgeous Hondo main hall, and the statue of a seated Shaka Buddha, which is the oldest National Treasure in eastern Japan. Jindaiji Daruma Ichi Fair, which is held in March every year, is considered one of the three biggest Daruma Ichi fairs in Japan.

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Showa Kinen Park
Tama Area

Showa Kinen Park

With a total area of 180 ha, this national park offers a place where visitors can enjoy seasonal nature and flowers throughout the year, including tulips in spring, and yellow gingko leaves in autumn. There are lots to see in this park, including Open Field, Japanese Garden, and Hanamidori Cultural Center, making it a place where you can spend whole day and never get bored.

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Takao 599 Museum
Tama Area

Takao 599 Museum

This is a museum where you can learn about the animals, plants, and the history of Mt. Takao as well as manners for mountain climbing. Various special exhibitions and experience-based events are offered on an irregular basis. The huge lawn space has a place where kids can play with water, offering a place of rest and relaxation for visitors.

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Mt. Takao
Tama Area

Mt. Takao

With an altitude of 599 meters, this mountain offers various hiking routes with different distances and difficulties, as well as cable cars and lifts, using which you can get to the summit on foot in about 40 minutes. There is also Yakuoin Temple with a history of over 1,000 years and Trick Art Museum. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions of schools in Tokyo.

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Tama Forest Science Garden
Tama Area

Tama Forest Science Garden

Along with various types of samples including lumber samples displayed at the exhibition hall “Mori no Kagakukan,” you can learn about forests and the lumber industry. A guided tour (10:00) is offered in the garden, which teaches you how to distinguish different kinds of trees and what to see during each season.

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Places of Interest

Places of Interest

Places of Interest

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Kokyo Gaien National Gardens

Also known as the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens,this park is widely cherished for its quintessential Japanese landscapes. Spacious green lawns dotted with black pines blend harmoniously with the historical remnants of Edo Castle's moats and gates.

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National Diet Building

The Japanese Diet is held in this building. Here, Japan's only legislative body makes laws and determines fiscal budgets. Note how the building is symmetrical on both sides. On the left facing the front is the House of Representatives, while the right side is occupied by the House of Councilors (formerly the House of Lords).

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Bank of Japan Head Office

The Bank of Japan Head Office, erected in 1896, was the first modern national government (national important cultural asset) to be built by a Japanese architect. As part of a one-hour guided tour, visitors can also view the undergrond vault, which was used until 2004.

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a broadcasting tower, built in 1958.It offers spectacular views of Tokyo, in all the city's three-dimensionality, from its two observation decks at 150 meters and 250 meters.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Wholesale Market Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market comprises three blocks: block 7 with the seafood wholesaling building, block 6 with the seafood auctions building, and block 5 with the fruit and vegetable wholesaling building. The new market has been designed to ensure food safety, while implementing efficient logistics and first-rate environmental measures.

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Waseda University

Waseda University is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. Campus tours are available in which Waseda student guides explain historical episodes and student life; tour participants also have the chance to visit sites that are usually not open to the public, such as the Okuma Auditorium clock tower, etc.

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National Museum of Nature and Science

This is the nation's only comprehensive science museum. It features two permanent exhibits: the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery. The different floors offer different themes, including dinosaur fossils, stuffed animal specimens, scientific.

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TOKYO SKYTREE
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TOKYO SKYTREE

TOKYO SKYTREE is the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower. From the two observation decks at 350 m and 450 m, visitors can take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo night sky, and experience the illusion that they are walking through the air. The nearby Soramachi shopping area (300 shops) and the Aquarium are popular spots.

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The National Museum of Western Art
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The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national museum showcasing the art of the Western world. The Main Building, designed by architect Le Corbusier, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2016.

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Water Bus
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Water Bus

You can get on a water bus and visit several sightseeing areas along the Sumida River, including Asakusa and Ryogoku, while enjoying a waterfront view. Some routes have a water bus with a unique near-futuristic design.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are one of the most prominent landmarks in Tokyo. From the observatory on the 45th floor at a height of 202 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, along with Mt. Fuji if it is clear enough. Tokyo Sky Guide is a special viewing guide for the observatory, offering information on a total of 32 spots you can see from the observatory in 15 languages.

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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”
Main spot

Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”

Located on the 60th floor of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 building, this observatory re-opened in 2023 after its major renovation. You can get a panoramic view of the city from 251 meters above sea level. It features a well-stocked space with seasonal plants and flowers on the floor covered with artificial turf.

Official Website
Hama-rikyu Gardens
Main spot

Hama-rikyu Gardens

This garden, which used to belong to the Tokugawa Shogun family, the most powerful family in the Edo period, has a Shioiri Pond and abundant nature. A shioiri pond is a tidal pond that draws in sea water, creating changes in the pond associated with the tide. It is now the only tidal pond in the Edo gardens of Tokyo.

Official Website
Sensoji Temple
History/Culture

Sensoji Temple

Worshippers and tourists flock to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Nakamise is along the main approach to the temple, a 250-meter-long shop-filled street connecting the outer Kaminarimon gate to the second Hozomon gate.

Official Website
History/Culture

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This open-air museum contains 30 reconstructed and historically important buildings originating from the Edo period and up to the middle part of the Showa period. Contemporary scenes from daily life—such as the lighting of a farmhouse hearth fire—are reenacted inside the buildings.

Official Website
Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima
History/Culture

Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima

Traditional Edo kiriko cut glass is produced here at this studio. Workshops are held for the public. In particular we have the appropriate tools for elementary school and junior high school students. A pen is used to create a draft on a small transparent glass, which is then placed on a disk for etching. The finished piece is put in a box for the visitor to take home with them. This is a very safe endeavor, so it's well worth giving it a try!

Official Website
Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store
History/Culture

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya makes realistic-looking replica food items. This store sells fun and unique products created through the art of food replicas. Visitors can also try their hand at making traditional faux food out of wax.

Official Website
Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)
History/Culture

Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu, built in 1920, honors the Emperor Meiji and his wife the Empress Shoken. The sacred forest surrounding of the shrine is comprised of some 100,000 trees donated from around the nation. The stately atmosphere of this place is truly an oasis-in-the-city for the visitor.

Official Website
Yakata-bune (excursion boats)
History/Culture

Yakata-bune (excursion boats)

The yakata-bune excursion boat has been a tradition since the time of the samurai. Take a boat ride down the Sumida River, mentioned in the Manyoshu—Japan's oldest collection of poems—and enjoy not only the night view but the most delicious tempura as well.

Official Website
Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University
History/Culture

Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University

The Suginami Animation Museum is the first facility where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese animation in a structured way. With hands-on special effects and post-production activities to try, as well as special exhibitions etc., there are lots of things for visitors to do that will help them to learn about animation in an enjoyable way.

Official Website
Sumo Museum
History/Culture

Sumo Museum

This museum collects, preserves, and exhibits (6 times/year) materials related to sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke sumo wrestler rankings to ceremonial aprons.

Official Website
Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)
History/Culture

Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)

Futaba-en is a dye studio that has been carrying on the tradition of the Edo katazome dyeing technique for over 100 years. The artisan skills on show here have been officially designated as a traditional craft. One-day lessons and classes are available.

Official Website
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Environment / Science

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Through exhibits and lectures, the Science Museum offers the visitor an opportunity to think, discuss, and experience cutting-edge technologies that shape the future—everything from familiar science to cutting-edge technology.

Official Website
Central Breakwater Landfill Site
Environment / Science

Central Breakwater Landfill Site

This is where Tokyo's waste is sent for final disposal. It's an ideal place to consider the issue of waste disposal in large cities. Following a presentation that gives an overview of landfill facilities, it is possible for visitors who have their own vehicular transport to visit a landfill site, a large waste-crushing process facility, and a non-flammable waste-processing facility.

Official Website
The Hydrogen Information Center
Environment / Science

The Hydrogen Information Center "Tokyo Hydrogen Museum"

At the Tokyo Suiso-miru, visitors learn about the future of hydrogen—an invisible substance—as well as how hydrogen will be utilized in our society—by both touch and direct experience. At this unique comprehensive learning center, everyone gets the opportunity to understand hydrogen.

Official Website
Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum
Environment / Science

Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum

Here you can have fun learning about medicine through CG images and interactive games. As well as studying how medicines work and how they are developed, visitors discover the history of Nihombashi, an area that has been synonymous with the medicine business since the Edo period.

Official Website
Panasonic Center Tokyo
Environment / Science

Panasonic Center Tokyo

At this showroom, visitors have the opportunity to experience Panasonic's latest initiatives, technologies, and more. Don't forget the AkeruE, a museum where ideas are transformed into something concrete. Events and workshops are also held on the weekend.

Official Website
Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Environment / Science

Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

This facility comprises a movie theater, a special exhibitions gallery, an event hall, and a giant domed greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants (including those from the Ogasawara Islands). The adjacent Shin-koto Incineration Plant provides heat for the greenhouse.

Official Website
Printing Museum, Tokyo
Environment / Science

Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum showcases the history of printing—from its origins through the present day—all over the world. It also illustrates its value as a communications media, the value of print media, and all of its possibilities.

Official Website
METoA Ginza
Environment / Science

METoA Ginza

METoA Ginza, Mitsubishi Electric event area, showcases the latest technologies of the Mitsubishi Electric Group with a view to a more sustainable society, at a fun hands-on exhibit hall featuring visuals, AR, etc.

Official Website
Japan National Stadium
Sports

Japan National Stadium

Launched as of April 2022, the stadium tour is a chance for visitors to experience the amazing legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Check details from the Stadium tour Website.

Official Website
Japan Olympic Museum
Sports

Japan Olympic Museum

This museum, established by the JOC, is a center of information for Japan's Olympic movement. It houses various exhibits and visuals, showcasing the value of the Olympics.

Official Website
TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition
Sports

TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition in Yurakucho featuring assets actually used in the Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremonies. Experience competitions through digital technology and snap selfies at photo spots.

Official Website
Reservation
Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo
Disaster prevention

Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo

Armed with tablet PCs and placed in a simulated earthquake scenario centered on Tokyo, visitors learn how to survive the first 72 hours after a major earthquake. The facility also shows animated videos and holds workshops and events focusing on disaster preparedness.

Official Website
Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department
Disaster prevention

Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department(Honjo Bosaikan)

At this disaster prevention facility, visitors gain knowledge and know-how in a fun way. Take unique tours of simulations including earthquakes, fires, and wind/rain, led by instructions. There are also areas where visitors can tour on their own.

Official Website
Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)
Disaster prevention

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)

A tour of this facility gives visitors experience in dealing with disaster situations. Visitors go through an hour and 40 minutes of disaster preparedness training with an instructor. Every Friday evening, a special “Night Tour,” assuming a scenario with a fire at night, is held.

Official Website
JICA Global Plaza
Disaster prevention

JICA Global Plaza

The Plaza offers programs featuring interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the current living environment in developing countries, global issues, and international collaboration; as well as workshops and lectures by people who have worked on projects in developing countries.

Official Website
Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
Island

Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Featuring a variety of exhibits and simulation capsules pertaining to the volcanoes of the world including Mt. Mihara, this is a fun place to learn. Also on view in the Visuals Hall is a powerful series of visuals depicting the gorgeous natural environment of Oshima and the lives of the people here.

Official Website
Furusato-taiken Hall
Island

Furusato-taiken Hall

This facility is a unique place where visitors can relax in a pastoral setting, primarily experiencing the natural environment and culture of Oshima. Specific workshops include squeezing camellia oil, vegetable dyeing, and local performing arts (groups only). Official Website

Official Website
Odoriko no Sato Museum
Island

Odoriko no Sato Museum

The Odoriko no Sato Museum has two sections: the Former Minatoya Ryokan and the Former Jinnomaru Residence, both of which were built during the Meiji Period. Go through them slowly and deliberately as you take in the atmosphere of times past.

Official Website
Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum
Island

Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

At this local museum, visitors learn about the formation, history, and people of Oshima. The museum houses some 600 pieces of folk materials including descriptions of the volcanoes of Oshima, “Oshima and the Sea,” “Pottery and Stone Tools of the Jomon Period,” “Women's Customs,” and “Festivals of Oshima.”

Official Website
Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)
Island

Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)

This is an unusual museum in Japan. It houses not only shells from Izu and the Ogasawara Islands but also 50,000 shells in 4,000 different varieties from Japan and countries around the world. Also on display are many shell fossils, folk crafts incorporating shells, etc.

Official Website
WATERS takeshiba
SDG’s

WATERS takeshiba

Located in the waterfront area nearby Hama-rikyu Gardens, this complex facility has various tenants, including Shiki Theatre, a special theatre for Shiki Theatre Company, a hotel, and a commercial facility, as well as a dock for the Water Bus. There is an artificial tidal flat, where efforts are currently being made for environmental regeneration of Tokyo Bay, which used to be called “Edomae,” making it a great place to learn about the environment.

Official Website
SMALL WORLDS
SDG’s

SMALL WORLDS

One of the biggest indoor miniature parks in Asia. There are various kinds of inquiry learning programs under the themes of SDG, career education, STEAM education, international understanding, and cutting-edge technologies, offering a place for voluntary learning through experiences.

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Kawasaki Robostage
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Kawasaki Robostage

This is a showroom of the latest robots produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., where you can see how high the level of their technologies is and think about co-existence of humans with robots. There is a hands-on program, where you can try programming to actually get an industrial robot moving. There is also a hands-on program for children to perform programming of an industrial robot to cause it move (Advance reservation is required. There are age limits for participants.)

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JIDAIYA
SDG’s

JIDAIYA

JIDAIYA offers various cultural experience programs, such as rickshaw and kimono experience, in Asakusa. In the “SDGs with Furoshiki” program, you can learn how to use furoshiki (Japan’s traditional wrapping cloth) for wrapping and other purposes, which allows you to practice the SDGs without any hassles while being exposed to traditional Japanese culture. You can also learn about the history of rickshaw, the ultimate ecological vehicle in alignment with the SDGs, and get a chance to actually drive a rickshaw as an occupational experience.

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RED° TOKYO TOWER
SDG’s

RED° TOKYO TOWER

Opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in 2022, this biggest e-sports park in Japan offers a wide variety of games, from sensory video game machines with cutting-edge technologies to easy games that younger children can enjoy.

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NTT History Center of Technologies
Field trip

NTT History Center of Technologies

Owned by the NTT group, one of Japan’s biggest telecommunications company groups, this museum exhibits a huge number of historical assets of the group. With the display of rare old telephone machines and the history of portable phones across four floors, you can learn how the telecommunication technologies have advanced.

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Police Museum
Field trip

Police Museum

This facility is a place where you can learn about the history of the Japanese police force from its beginning to today, as well as the current activities of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Fun activities are also offered, such as anime movies, police-work simulators, and a police motorcycle riding experience. Main exhibitions are accompanied by descriptions in English.

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Meteorological Science Museum
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Meteorological Science Museum

This museum displays observation instruments for weather and earthquakes, systems where you can learn about the information on disaster prevention, and theaters where you learn about/feel the natural environment of Japan. Some of the exhibits and activities are available with English subtitles. There is a full-time commentator who is a certified weather forecaster, so you can ask any questions about weather and earthquakes.

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NHK Museum of Broadcasting
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NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Opened in 1956 as the first broadcasting museum in the world, this museum has been serving as a place to learn about the history of broadcasting for its advances and developments over about 100 years. It features experiences as an announcer or weather forecaster in a studio as well as exhibitions under different themes, including dramas, music programs, and children’s programs.

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Jindaiji Temple
Tama Area

Jindaiji Temple

This old temple of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism was founded in 733. On the temple grounds, you can find historic cultural assets here and there, including the Sanmon Gate with a thatched roof, the gorgeous Hondo main hall, and the statue of a seated Shaka Buddha, which is the oldest National Treasure in eastern Japan. Jindaiji Daruma Ichi Fair, which is held in March every year, is considered one of the three biggest Daruma Ichi fairs in Japan.

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Showa Kinen Park
Tama Area

Showa Kinen Park

With a total area of 180 ha, this national park offers a place where visitors can enjoy seasonal nature and flowers throughout the year, including tulips in spring, and yellow gingko leaves in autumn. There are lots to see in this park, including Open Field, Japanese Garden, and Hanamidori Cultural Center, making it a place where you can spend whole day and never get bored.

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Takao 599 Museum
Tama Area

Takao 599 Museum

This is a museum where you can learn about the animals, plants, and the history of Mt. Takao as well as manners for mountain climbing. Various special exhibitions and experience-based events are offered on an irregular basis. The huge lawn space has a place where kids can play with water, offering a place of rest and relaxation for visitors.

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Mt. Takao
Tama Area

Mt. Takao

With an altitude of 599 meters, this mountain offers various hiking routes with different distances and difficulties, as well as cable cars and lifts, using which you can get to the summit on foot in about 40 minutes. There is also Yakuoin Temple with a history of over 1,000 years and Trick Art Museum. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions of schools in Tokyo.

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Tama Forest Science Garden
Tama Area

Tama Forest Science Garden

Along with various types of samples including lumber samples displayed at the exhibition hall “Mori no Kagakukan,” you can learn about forests and the lumber industry. A guided tour (10:00) is offered in the garden, which teaches you how to distinguish different kinds of trees and what to see during each season.

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Kokyo Gaien National Gardens

Also known as the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens,this park is widely cherished for its quintessential Japanese landscapes. Spacious green lawns dotted with black pines blend harmoniously with the historical remnants of Edo Castle's moats and gates.

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National Diet Building

The Japanese Diet is held in this building. Here, Japan's only legislative body makes laws and determines fiscal budgets. Note how the building is symmetrical on both sides. On the left facing the front is the House of Representatives, while the right side is occupied by the House of Councilors (formerly the House of Lords).

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Bank of Japan Head Office

The Bank of Japan Head Office, erected in 1896, was the first modern national government (national important cultural asset) to be built by a Japanese architect. As part of a one-hour guided tour, visitors can also view the undergrond vault, which was used until 2004.

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a broadcasting tower, built in 1958.It offers spectacular views of Tokyo, in all the city's three-dimensionality, from its two observation decks at 150 meters and 250 meters.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Wholesale Market Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market comprises three blocks: block 7 with the seafood wholesaling building, block 6 with the seafood auctions building, and block 5 with the fruit and vegetable wholesaling building. The new market has been designed to ensure food safety, while implementing efficient logistics and first-rate environmental measures.

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Waseda University

Waseda University is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. Campus tours are available in which Waseda student guides explain historical episodes and student life; tour participants also have the chance to visit sites that are usually not open to the public, such as the Okuma Auditorium clock tower, etc.

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National Museum of Nature and Science

This is the nation's only comprehensive science museum. It features two permanent exhibits: the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery. The different floors offer different themes, including dinosaur fossils, stuffed animal specimens, scientific.

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TOKYO SKYTREE
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TOKYO SKYTREE

TOKYO SKYTREE is the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower. From the two observation decks at 350 m and 450 m, visitors can take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo night sky, and experience the illusion that they are walking through the air. The nearby Soramachi shopping area (300 shops) and the Aquarium are popular spots.

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The National Museum of Western Art
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The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national museum showcasing the art of the Western world. The Main Building, designed by architect Le Corbusier, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2016.

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Water Bus
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Water Bus

You can get on a water bus and visit several sightseeing areas along the Sumida River, including Asakusa and Ryogoku, while enjoying a waterfront view. Some routes have a water bus with a unique near-futuristic design.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are one of the most prominent landmarks in Tokyo. From the observatory on the 45th floor at a height of 202 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, along with Mt. Fuji if it is clear enough. Tokyo Sky Guide is a special viewing guide for the observatory, offering information on a total of 32 spots you can see from the observatory in 15 languages.

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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”
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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”

Located on the 60th floor of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 building, this observatory re-opened in 2023 after its major renovation. You can get a panoramic view of the city from 251 meters above sea level. It features a well-stocked space with seasonal plants and flowers on the floor covered with artificial turf.

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Hama-rikyu Gardens
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Hama-rikyu Gardens

This garden, which used to belong to the Tokugawa Shogun family, the most powerful family in the Edo period, has a Shioiri Pond and abundant nature. A shioiri pond is a tidal pond that draws in sea water, creating changes in the pond associated with the tide. It is now the only tidal pond in the Edo gardens of Tokyo.

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Sensoji Temple
History/Culture

Sensoji Temple

Worshippers and tourists flock to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Nakamise is along the main approach to the temple, a 250-meter-long shop-filled street connecting the outer Kaminarimon gate to the second Hozomon gate.

Official Website
History/Culture

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This open-air museum contains 30 reconstructed and historically important buildings originating from the Edo period and up to the middle part of the Showa period. Contemporary scenes from daily life—such as the lighting of a farmhouse hearth fire—are reenacted inside the buildings.

Official Website
Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima
History/Culture

Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima

Traditional Edo kiriko cut glass is produced here at this studio. Workshops are held for the public. In particular we have the appropriate tools for elementary school and junior high school students. A pen is used to create a draft on a small transparent glass, which is then placed on a disk for etching. The finished piece is put in a box for the visitor to take home with them. This is a very safe endeavor, so it's well worth giving it a try!

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Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store
History/Culture

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya makes realistic-looking replica food items. This store sells fun and unique products created through the art of food replicas. Visitors can also try their hand at making traditional faux food out of wax.

Official Website
Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)
History/Culture

Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu, built in 1920, honors the Emperor Meiji and his wife the Empress Shoken. The sacred forest surrounding of the shrine is comprised of some 100,000 trees donated from around the nation. The stately atmosphere of this place is truly an oasis-in-the-city for the visitor.

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Yakata-bune (excursion boats)
History/Culture

Yakata-bune (excursion boats)

The yakata-bune excursion boat has been a tradition since the time of the samurai. Take a boat ride down the Sumida River, mentioned in the Manyoshu—Japan's oldest collection of poems—and enjoy not only the night view but the most delicious tempura as well.

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Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University
History/Culture

Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University

The Suginami Animation Museum is the first facility where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese animation in a structured way. With hands-on special effects and post-production activities to try, as well as special exhibitions etc., there are lots of things for visitors to do that will help them to learn about animation in an enjoyable way.

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Sumo Museum
History/Culture

Sumo Museum

This museum collects, preserves, and exhibits (6 times/year) materials related to sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke sumo wrestler rankings to ceremonial aprons.

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Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)
History/Culture

Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)

Futaba-en is a dye studio that has been carrying on the tradition of the Edo katazome dyeing technique for over 100 years. The artisan skills on show here have been officially designated as a traditional craft. One-day lessons and classes are available.

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National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Environment / Science

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Through exhibits and lectures, the Science Museum offers the visitor an opportunity to think, discuss, and experience cutting-edge technologies that shape the future—everything from familiar science to cutting-edge technology.

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Central Breakwater Landfill Site
Environment / Science

Central Breakwater Landfill Site

This is where Tokyo's waste is sent for final disposal. It's an ideal place to consider the issue of waste disposal in large cities. Following a presentation that gives an overview of landfill facilities, it is possible for visitors who have their own vehicular transport to visit a landfill site, a large waste-crushing process facility, and a non-flammable waste-processing facility.

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The Hydrogen Information Center
Environment / Science

The Hydrogen Information Center "Tokyo Hydrogen Museum"

At the Tokyo Suiso-miru, visitors learn about the future of hydrogen—an invisible substance—as well as how hydrogen will be utilized in our society—by both touch and direct experience. At this unique comprehensive learning center, everyone gets the opportunity to understand hydrogen.

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Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum
Environment / Science

Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum

Here you can have fun learning about medicine through CG images and interactive games. As well as studying how medicines work and how they are developed, visitors discover the history of Nihombashi, an area that has been synonymous with the medicine business since the Edo period.

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Panasonic Center Tokyo
Environment / Science

Panasonic Center Tokyo

At this showroom, visitors have the opportunity to experience Panasonic's latest initiatives, technologies, and more. Don't forget the AkeruE, a museum where ideas are transformed into something concrete. Events and workshops are also held on the weekend.

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Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Environment / Science

Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

This facility comprises a movie theater, a special exhibitions gallery, an event hall, and a giant domed greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants (including those from the Ogasawara Islands). The adjacent Shin-koto Incineration Plant provides heat for the greenhouse.

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Printing Museum, Tokyo
Environment / Science

Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum showcases the history of printing—from its origins through the present day—all over the world. It also illustrates its value as a communications media, the value of print media, and all of its possibilities.

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METoA Ginza
Environment / Science

METoA Ginza

METoA Ginza, Mitsubishi Electric event area, showcases the latest technologies of the Mitsubishi Electric Group with a view to a more sustainable society, at a fun hands-on exhibit hall featuring visuals, AR, etc.

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Japan National Stadium
Sports

Japan National Stadium

Launched as of April 2022, the stadium tour is a chance for visitors to experience the amazing legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Check details from the Stadium tour Website.

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Japan Olympic Museum
Sports

Japan Olympic Museum

This museum, established by the JOC, is a center of information for Japan's Olympic movement. It houses various exhibits and visuals, showcasing the value of the Olympics.

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TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition
Sports

TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition in Yurakucho featuring assets actually used in the Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremonies. Experience competitions through digital technology and snap selfies at photo spots.

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Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo
Disaster prevention

Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo

Armed with tablet PCs and placed in a simulated earthquake scenario centered on Tokyo, visitors learn how to survive the first 72 hours after a major earthquake. The facility also shows animated videos and holds workshops and events focusing on disaster preparedness.

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Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department
Disaster prevention

Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department(Honjo Bosaikan)

At this disaster prevention facility, visitors gain knowledge and know-how in a fun way. Take unique tours of simulations including earthquakes, fires, and wind/rain, led by instructions. There are also areas where visitors can tour on their own.

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Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)
Disaster prevention

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)

A tour of this facility gives visitors experience in dealing with disaster situations. Visitors go through an hour and 40 minutes of disaster preparedness training with an instructor. Every Friday evening, a special “Night Tour,” assuming a scenario with a fire at night, is held.

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JICA Global Plaza
Disaster prevention

JICA Global Plaza

The Plaza offers programs featuring interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the current living environment in developing countries, global issues, and international collaboration; as well as workshops and lectures by people who have worked on projects in developing countries.

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Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
Island

Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Featuring a variety of exhibits and simulation capsules pertaining to the volcanoes of the world including Mt. Mihara, this is a fun place to learn. Also on view in the Visuals Hall is a powerful series of visuals depicting the gorgeous natural environment of Oshima and the lives of the people here.

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Furusato-taiken Hall
Island

Furusato-taiken Hall

This facility is a unique place where visitors can relax in a pastoral setting, primarily experiencing the natural environment and culture of Oshima. Specific workshops include squeezing camellia oil, vegetable dyeing, and local performing arts (groups only). Official Website

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Odoriko no Sato Museum
Island

Odoriko no Sato Museum

The Odoriko no Sato Museum has two sections: the Former Minatoya Ryokan and the Former Jinnomaru Residence, both of which were built during the Meiji Period. Go through them slowly and deliberately as you take in the atmosphere of times past.

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Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum
Island

Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

At this local museum, visitors learn about the formation, history, and people of Oshima. The museum houses some 600 pieces of folk materials including descriptions of the volcanoes of Oshima, “Oshima and the Sea,” “Pottery and Stone Tools of the Jomon Period,” “Women's Customs,” and “Festivals of Oshima.”

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Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)
Island

Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)

This is an unusual museum in Japan. It houses not only shells from Izu and the Ogasawara Islands but also 50,000 shells in 4,000 different varieties from Japan and countries around the world. Also on display are many shell fossils, folk crafts incorporating shells, etc.

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WATERS takeshiba
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WATERS takeshiba

Located in the waterfront area nearby Hama-rikyu Gardens, this complex facility has various tenants, including Shiki Theatre, a special theatre for Shiki Theatre Company, a hotel, and a commercial facility, as well as a dock for the Water Bus. There is an artificial tidal flat, where efforts are currently being made for environmental regeneration of Tokyo Bay, which used to be called “Edomae,” making it a great place to learn about the environment.

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SMALL WORLDS
SDG’s

SMALL WORLDS

One of the biggest indoor miniature parks in Asia. There are various kinds of inquiry learning programs under the themes of SDG, career education, STEAM education, international understanding, and cutting-edge technologies, offering a place for voluntary learning through experiences.

Official Website
Kawasaki Robostage
SDG’s

Kawasaki Robostage

This is a showroom of the latest robots produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., where you can see how high the level of their technologies is and think about co-existence of humans with robots. There is a hands-on program, where you can try programming to actually get an industrial robot moving. There is also a hands-on program for children to perform programming of an industrial robot to cause it move (Advance reservation is required. There are age limits for participants.)

Official Website
JIDAIYA
SDG’s

JIDAIYA

JIDAIYA offers various cultural experience programs, such as rickshaw and kimono experience, in Asakusa. In the “SDGs with Furoshiki” program, you can learn how to use furoshiki (Japan’s traditional wrapping cloth) for wrapping and other purposes, which allows you to practice the SDGs without any hassles while being exposed to traditional Japanese culture. You can also learn about the history of rickshaw, the ultimate ecological vehicle in alignment with the SDGs, and get a chance to actually drive a rickshaw as an occupational experience.

Official Website
RED° TOKYO TOWER
SDG’s

RED° TOKYO TOWER

Opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in 2022, this biggest e-sports park in Japan offers a wide variety of games, from sensory video game machines with cutting-edge technologies to easy games that younger children can enjoy.

Official Website
NTT History Center of Technologies
Field trip

NTT History Center of Technologies

Owned by the NTT group, one of Japan’s biggest telecommunications company groups, this museum exhibits a huge number of historical assets of the group. With the display of rare old telephone machines and the history of portable phones across four floors, you can learn how the telecommunication technologies have advanced.

Official Website
Police Museum
Field trip

Police Museum

This facility is a place where you can learn about the history of the Japanese police force from its beginning to today, as well as the current activities of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Fun activities are also offered, such as anime movies, police-work simulators, and a police motorcycle riding experience. Main exhibitions are accompanied by descriptions in English.

Official Website
Meteorological Science Museum
Field trip

Meteorological Science Museum

This museum displays observation instruments for weather and earthquakes, systems where you can learn about the information on disaster prevention, and theaters where you learn about/feel the natural environment of Japan. Some of the exhibits and activities are available with English subtitles. There is a full-time commentator who is a certified weather forecaster, so you can ask any questions about weather and earthquakes.

Official Website
NHK Museum of Broadcasting
Field trip

NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Opened in 1956 as the first broadcasting museum in the world, this museum has been serving as a place to learn about the history of broadcasting for its advances and developments over about 100 years. It features experiences as an announcer or weather forecaster in a studio as well as exhibitions under different themes, including dramas, music programs, and children’s programs.

Official Website
Jindaiji Temple
Tama Area

Jindaiji Temple

This old temple of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism was founded in 733. On the temple grounds, you can find historic cultural assets here and there, including the Sanmon Gate with a thatched roof, the gorgeous Hondo main hall, and the statue of a seated Shaka Buddha, which is the oldest National Treasure in eastern Japan. Jindaiji Daruma Ichi Fair, which is held in March every year, is considered one of the three biggest Daruma Ichi fairs in Japan.

Official Website
Showa Kinen Park
Tama Area

Showa Kinen Park

With a total area of 180 ha, this national park offers a place where visitors can enjoy seasonal nature and flowers throughout the year, including tulips in spring, and yellow gingko leaves in autumn. There are lots to see in this park, including Open Field, Japanese Garden, and Hanamidori Cultural Center, making it a place where you can spend whole day and never get bored.

Official Website
Takao 599 Museum
Tama Area

Takao 599 Museum

This is a museum where you can learn about the animals, plants, and the history of Mt. Takao as well as manners for mountain climbing. Various special exhibitions and experience-based events are offered on an irregular basis. The huge lawn space has a place where kids can play with water, offering a place of rest and relaxation for visitors.

Official Website
Mt. Takao
Tama Area

Mt. Takao

With an altitude of 599 meters, this mountain offers various hiking routes with different distances and difficulties, as well as cable cars and lifts, using which you can get to the summit on foot in about 40 minutes. There is also Yakuoin Temple with a history of over 1,000 years and Trick Art Museum. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions of schools in Tokyo.

Official Website
Tama Forest Science Garden
Tama Area

Tama Forest Science Garden

Along with various types of samples including lumber samples displayed at the exhibition hall “Mori no Kagakukan,” you can learn about forests and the lumber industry. A guided tour (10:00) is offered in the garden, which teaches you how to distinguish different kinds of trees and what to see during each season.

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Places of Interest

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Kokyo Gaien National Gardens

Also known as the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens,this park is widely cherished for its quintessential Japanese landscapes. Spacious green lawns dotted with black pines blend harmoniously with the historical remnants of Edo Castle's moats and gates.

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National Diet Building

The Japanese Diet is held in this building. Here, Japan's only legislative body makes laws and determines fiscal budgets. Note how the building is symmetrical on both sides. On the left facing the front is the House of Representatives, while the right side is occupied by the House of Councilors (formerly the House of Lords).

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Bank of Japan Head Office

The Bank of Japan Head Office, erected in 1896, was the first modern national government (national important cultural asset) to be built by a Japanese architect. As part of a one-hour guided tour, visitors can also view the undergrond vault, which was used until 2004.

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a broadcasting tower, built in 1958.It offers spectacular views of Tokyo, in all the city's three-dimensionality, from its two observation decks at 150 meters and 250 meters.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Wholesale Market Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market comprises three blocks: block 7 with the seafood wholesaling building, block 6 with the seafood auctions building, and block 5 with the fruit and vegetable wholesaling building. The new market has been designed to ensure food safety, while implementing efficient logistics and first-rate environmental measures.

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Waseda University

Waseda University is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. Campus tours are available in which Waseda student guides explain historical episodes and student life; tour participants also have the chance to visit sites that are usually not open to the public, such as the Okuma Auditorium clock tower, etc.

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National Museum of Nature and Science

This is the nation's only comprehensive science museum. It features two permanent exhibits: the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery. The different floors offer different themes, including dinosaur fossils, stuffed animal specimens, scientific.

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TOKYO SKYTREE
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TOKYO SKYTREE

TOKYO SKYTREE is the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower. From the two observation decks at 350 m and 450 m, visitors can take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo night sky, and experience the illusion that they are walking through the air. The nearby Soramachi shopping area (300 shops) and the Aquarium are popular spots.

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The National Museum of Western Art
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The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national museum showcasing the art of the Western world. The Main Building, designed by architect Le Corbusier, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2016.

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Water Bus
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Water Bus

You can get on a water bus and visit several sightseeing areas along the Sumida River, including Asakusa and Ryogoku, while enjoying a waterfront view. Some routes have a water bus with a unique near-futuristic design.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are one of the most prominent landmarks in Tokyo. From the observatory on the 45th floor at a height of 202 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, along with Mt. Fuji if it is clear enough. Tokyo Sky Guide is a special viewing guide for the observatory, offering information on a total of 32 spots you can see from the observatory in 15 languages.

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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”
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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”

Located on the 60th floor of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 building, this observatory re-opened in 2023 after its major renovation. You can get a panoramic view of the city from 251 meters above sea level. It features a well-stocked space with seasonal plants and flowers on the floor covered with artificial turf.

Official Website
Hama-rikyu Gardens
Main spot

Hama-rikyu Gardens

This garden, which used to belong to the Tokugawa Shogun family, the most powerful family in the Edo period, has a Shioiri Pond and abundant nature. A shioiri pond is a tidal pond that draws in sea water, creating changes in the pond associated with the tide. It is now the only tidal pond in the Edo gardens of Tokyo.

Official Website
Sensoji Temple
History/Culture

Sensoji Temple

Worshippers and tourists flock to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Nakamise is along the main approach to the temple, a 250-meter-long shop-filled street connecting the outer Kaminarimon gate to the second Hozomon gate.

Official Website
History/Culture

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This open-air museum contains 30 reconstructed and historically important buildings originating from the Edo period and up to the middle part of the Showa period. Contemporary scenes from daily life—such as the lighting of a farmhouse hearth fire—are reenacted inside the buildings.

Official Website
Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima
History/Culture

Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima

Traditional Edo kiriko cut glass is produced here at this studio. Workshops are held for the public. In particular we have the appropriate tools for elementary school and junior high school students. A pen is used to create a draft on a small transparent glass, which is then placed on a disk for etching. The finished piece is put in a box for the visitor to take home with them. This is a very safe endeavor, so it's well worth giving it a try!

Official Website
Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store
History/Culture

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya makes realistic-looking replica food items. This store sells fun and unique products created through the art of food replicas. Visitors can also try their hand at making traditional faux food out of wax.

Official Website
Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)
History/Culture

Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu, built in 1920, honors the Emperor Meiji and his wife the Empress Shoken. The sacred forest surrounding of the shrine is comprised of some 100,000 trees donated from around the nation. The stately atmosphere of this place is truly an oasis-in-the-city for the visitor.

Official Website
Yakata-bune (excursion boats)
History/Culture

Yakata-bune (excursion boats)

The yakata-bune excursion boat has been a tradition since the time of the samurai. Take a boat ride down the Sumida River, mentioned in the Manyoshu—Japan's oldest collection of poems—and enjoy not only the night view but the most delicious tempura as well.

Official Website
Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University
History/Culture

Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University

The Suginami Animation Museum is the first facility where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese animation in a structured way. With hands-on special effects and post-production activities to try, as well as special exhibitions etc., there are lots of things for visitors to do that will help them to learn about animation in an enjoyable way.

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Sumo Museum
History/Culture

Sumo Museum

This museum collects, preserves, and exhibits (6 times/year) materials related to sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke sumo wrestler rankings to ceremonial aprons.

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Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)
History/Culture

Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)

Futaba-en is a dye studio that has been carrying on the tradition of the Edo katazome dyeing technique for over 100 years. The artisan skills on show here have been officially designated as a traditional craft. One-day lessons and classes are available.

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National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Environment / Science

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Through exhibits and lectures, the Science Museum offers the visitor an opportunity to think, discuss, and experience cutting-edge technologies that shape the future—everything from familiar science to cutting-edge technology.

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Central Breakwater Landfill Site
Environment / Science

Central Breakwater Landfill Site

This is where Tokyo's waste is sent for final disposal. It's an ideal place to consider the issue of waste disposal in large cities. Following a presentation that gives an overview of landfill facilities, it is possible for visitors who have their own vehicular transport to visit a landfill site, a large waste-crushing process facility, and a non-flammable waste-processing facility.

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The Hydrogen Information Center
Environment / Science

The Hydrogen Information Center "Tokyo Hydrogen Museum"

At the Tokyo Suiso-miru, visitors learn about the future of hydrogen—an invisible substance—as well as how hydrogen will be utilized in our society—by both touch and direct experience. At this unique comprehensive learning center, everyone gets the opportunity to understand hydrogen.

Official Website
Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum
Environment / Science

Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum

Here you can have fun learning about medicine through CG images and interactive games. As well as studying how medicines work and how they are developed, visitors discover the history of Nihombashi, an area that has been synonymous with the medicine business since the Edo period.

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Panasonic Center Tokyo
Environment / Science

Panasonic Center Tokyo

At this showroom, visitors have the opportunity to experience Panasonic's latest initiatives, technologies, and more. Don't forget the AkeruE, a museum where ideas are transformed into something concrete. Events and workshops are also held on the weekend.

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Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Environment / Science

Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

This facility comprises a movie theater, a special exhibitions gallery, an event hall, and a giant domed greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants (including those from the Ogasawara Islands). The adjacent Shin-koto Incineration Plant provides heat for the greenhouse.

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Printing Museum, Tokyo
Environment / Science

Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum showcases the history of printing—from its origins through the present day—all over the world. It also illustrates its value as a communications media, the value of print media, and all of its possibilities.

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METoA Ginza
Environment / Science

METoA Ginza

METoA Ginza, Mitsubishi Electric event area, showcases the latest technologies of the Mitsubishi Electric Group with a view to a more sustainable society, at a fun hands-on exhibit hall featuring visuals, AR, etc.

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Japan National Stadium
Sports

Japan National Stadium

Launched as of April 2022, the stadium tour is a chance for visitors to experience the amazing legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Check details from the Stadium tour Website.

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Japan Olympic Museum
Sports

Japan Olympic Museum

This museum, established by the JOC, is a center of information for Japan's Olympic movement. It houses various exhibits and visuals, showcasing the value of the Olympics.

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TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition
Sports

TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition in Yurakucho featuring assets actually used in the Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremonies. Experience competitions through digital technology and snap selfies at photo spots.

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Reservation
Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo
Disaster prevention

Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo

Armed with tablet PCs and placed in a simulated earthquake scenario centered on Tokyo, visitors learn how to survive the first 72 hours after a major earthquake. The facility also shows animated videos and holds workshops and events focusing on disaster preparedness.

Official Website
Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department
Disaster prevention

Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department(Honjo Bosaikan)

At this disaster prevention facility, visitors gain knowledge and know-how in a fun way. Take unique tours of simulations including earthquakes, fires, and wind/rain, led by instructions. There are also areas where visitors can tour on their own.

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Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)
Disaster prevention

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)

A tour of this facility gives visitors experience in dealing with disaster situations. Visitors go through an hour and 40 minutes of disaster preparedness training with an instructor. Every Friday evening, a special “Night Tour,” assuming a scenario with a fire at night, is held.

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JICA Global Plaza
Disaster prevention

JICA Global Plaza

The Plaza offers programs featuring interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the current living environment in developing countries, global issues, and international collaboration; as well as workshops and lectures by people who have worked on projects in developing countries.

Official Website
Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
Island

Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Featuring a variety of exhibits and simulation capsules pertaining to the volcanoes of the world including Mt. Mihara, this is a fun place to learn. Also on view in the Visuals Hall is a powerful series of visuals depicting the gorgeous natural environment of Oshima and the lives of the people here.

Official Website
Furusato-taiken Hall
Island

Furusato-taiken Hall

This facility is a unique place where visitors can relax in a pastoral setting, primarily experiencing the natural environment and culture of Oshima. Specific workshops include squeezing camellia oil, vegetable dyeing, and local performing arts (groups only). Official Website

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Odoriko no Sato Museum
Island

Odoriko no Sato Museum

The Odoriko no Sato Museum has two sections: the Former Minatoya Ryokan and the Former Jinnomaru Residence, both of which were built during the Meiji Period. Go through them slowly and deliberately as you take in the atmosphere of times past.

Official Website
Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum
Island

Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

At this local museum, visitors learn about the formation, history, and people of Oshima. The museum houses some 600 pieces of folk materials including descriptions of the volcanoes of Oshima, “Oshima and the Sea,” “Pottery and Stone Tools of the Jomon Period,” “Women's Customs,” and “Festivals of Oshima.”

Official Website
Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)
Island

Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)

This is an unusual museum in Japan. It houses not only shells from Izu and the Ogasawara Islands but also 50,000 shells in 4,000 different varieties from Japan and countries around the world. Also on display are many shell fossils, folk crafts incorporating shells, etc.

Official Website
WATERS takeshiba
SDG’s

WATERS takeshiba

Located in the waterfront area nearby Hama-rikyu Gardens, this complex facility has various tenants, including Shiki Theatre, a special theatre for Shiki Theatre Company, a hotel, and a commercial facility, as well as a dock for the Water Bus. There is an artificial tidal flat, where efforts are currently being made for environmental regeneration of Tokyo Bay, which used to be called “Edomae,” making it a great place to learn about the environment.

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SMALL WORLDS
SDG’s

SMALL WORLDS

One of the biggest indoor miniature parks in Asia. There are various kinds of inquiry learning programs under the themes of SDG, career education, STEAM education, international understanding, and cutting-edge technologies, offering a place for voluntary learning through experiences.

Official Website
Kawasaki Robostage
SDG’s

Kawasaki Robostage

This is a showroom of the latest robots produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., where you can see how high the level of their technologies is and think about co-existence of humans with robots. There is a hands-on program, where you can try programming to actually get an industrial robot moving. There is also a hands-on program for children to perform programming of an industrial robot to cause it move (Advance reservation is required. There are age limits for participants.)

Official Website
JIDAIYA
SDG’s

JIDAIYA

JIDAIYA offers various cultural experience programs, such as rickshaw and kimono experience, in Asakusa. In the “SDGs with Furoshiki” program, you can learn how to use furoshiki (Japan’s traditional wrapping cloth) for wrapping and other purposes, which allows you to practice the SDGs without any hassles while being exposed to traditional Japanese culture. You can also learn about the history of rickshaw, the ultimate ecological vehicle in alignment with the SDGs, and get a chance to actually drive a rickshaw as an occupational experience.

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RED° TOKYO TOWER
SDG’s

RED° TOKYO TOWER

Opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in 2022, this biggest e-sports park in Japan offers a wide variety of games, from sensory video game machines with cutting-edge technologies to easy games that younger children can enjoy.

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NTT History Center of Technologies
Field trip

NTT History Center of Technologies

Owned by the NTT group, one of Japan’s biggest telecommunications company groups, this museum exhibits a huge number of historical assets of the group. With the display of rare old telephone machines and the history of portable phones across four floors, you can learn how the telecommunication technologies have advanced.

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Police Museum
Field trip

Police Museum

This facility is a place where you can learn about the history of the Japanese police force from its beginning to today, as well as the current activities of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Fun activities are also offered, such as anime movies, police-work simulators, and a police motorcycle riding experience. Main exhibitions are accompanied by descriptions in English.

Official Website
Meteorological Science Museum
Field trip

Meteorological Science Museum

This museum displays observation instruments for weather and earthquakes, systems where you can learn about the information on disaster prevention, and theaters where you learn about/feel the natural environment of Japan. Some of the exhibits and activities are available with English subtitles. There is a full-time commentator who is a certified weather forecaster, so you can ask any questions about weather and earthquakes.

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NHK Museum of Broadcasting
Field trip

NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Opened in 1956 as the first broadcasting museum in the world, this museum has been serving as a place to learn about the history of broadcasting for its advances and developments over about 100 years. It features experiences as an announcer or weather forecaster in a studio as well as exhibitions under different themes, including dramas, music programs, and children’s programs.

Official Website
Jindaiji Temple
Tama Area

Jindaiji Temple

This old temple of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism was founded in 733. On the temple grounds, you can find historic cultural assets here and there, including the Sanmon Gate with a thatched roof, the gorgeous Hondo main hall, and the statue of a seated Shaka Buddha, which is the oldest National Treasure in eastern Japan. Jindaiji Daruma Ichi Fair, which is held in March every year, is considered one of the three biggest Daruma Ichi fairs in Japan.

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Showa Kinen Park
Tama Area

Showa Kinen Park

With a total area of 180 ha, this national park offers a place where visitors can enjoy seasonal nature and flowers throughout the year, including tulips in spring, and yellow gingko leaves in autumn. There are lots to see in this park, including Open Field, Japanese Garden, and Hanamidori Cultural Center, making it a place where you can spend whole day and never get bored.

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Takao 599 Museum
Tama Area

Takao 599 Museum

This is a museum where you can learn about the animals, plants, and the history of Mt. Takao as well as manners for mountain climbing. Various special exhibitions and experience-based events are offered on an irregular basis. The huge lawn space has a place where kids can play with water, offering a place of rest and relaxation for visitors.

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Mt. Takao
Tama Area

Mt. Takao

With an altitude of 599 meters, this mountain offers various hiking routes with different distances and difficulties, as well as cable cars and lifts, using which you can get to the summit on foot in about 40 minutes. There is also Yakuoin Temple with a history of over 1,000 years and Trick Art Museum. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions of schools in Tokyo.

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Tama Forest Science Garden
Tama Area

Tama Forest Science Garden

Along with various types of samples including lumber samples displayed at the exhibition hall “Mori no Kagakukan,” you can learn about forests and the lumber industry. A guided tour (10:00) is offered in the garden, which teaches you how to distinguish different kinds of trees and what to see during each season.

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Places of Interest

Places of Interest

Places of Interest

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Kokyo Gaien National Gardens

Also known as the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens,this park is widely cherished for its quintessential Japanese landscapes. Spacious green lawns dotted with black pines blend harmoniously with the historical remnants of Edo Castle's moats and gates.

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National Diet Building

The Japanese Diet is held in this building. Here, Japan's only legislative body makes laws and determines fiscal budgets. Note how the building is symmetrical on both sides. On the left facing the front is the House of Representatives, while the right side is occupied by the House of Councilors (formerly the House of Lords).

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Bank of Japan Head Office

The Bank of Japan Head Office, erected in 1896, was the first modern national government (national important cultural asset) to be built by a Japanese architect. As part of a one-hour guided tour, visitors can also view the undergrond vault, which was used until 2004.

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a broadcasting tower, built in 1958.It offers spectacular views of Tokyo, in all the city's three-dimensionality, from its two observation decks at 150 meters and 250 meters.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Wholesale Market Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market comprises three blocks: block 7 with the seafood wholesaling building, block 6 with the seafood auctions building, and block 5 with the fruit and vegetable wholesaling building. The new market has been designed to ensure food safety, while implementing efficient logistics and first-rate environmental measures.

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Waseda University

Waseda University is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. Campus tours are available in which Waseda student guides explain historical episodes and student life; tour participants also have the chance to visit sites that are usually not open to the public, such as the Okuma Auditorium clock tower, etc.

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National Museum of Nature and Science

This is the nation's only comprehensive science museum. It features two permanent exhibits: the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery. The different floors offer different themes, including dinosaur fossils, stuffed animal specimens, scientific.

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TOKYO SKYTREE
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TOKYO SKYTREE

TOKYO SKYTREE is the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower. From the two observation decks at 350 m and 450 m, visitors can take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo night sky, and experience the illusion that they are walking through the air. The nearby Soramachi shopping area (300 shops) and the Aquarium are popular spots.

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The National Museum of Western Art
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The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national museum showcasing the art of the Western world. The Main Building, designed by architect Le Corbusier, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2016.

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Water Bus
Main spot

Water Bus

You can get on a water bus and visit several sightseeing areas along the Sumida River, including Asakusa and Ryogoku, while enjoying a waterfront view. Some routes have a water bus with a unique near-futuristic design.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are one of the most prominent landmarks in Tokyo. From the observatory on the 45th floor at a height of 202 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, along with Mt. Fuji if it is clear enough. Tokyo Sky Guide is a special viewing guide for the observatory, offering information on a total of 32 spots you can see from the observatory in 15 languages.

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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”
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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”

Located on the 60th floor of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 building, this observatory re-opened in 2023 after its major renovation. You can get a panoramic view of the city from 251 meters above sea level. It features a well-stocked space with seasonal plants and flowers on the floor covered with artificial turf.

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Hama-rikyu Gardens
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Hama-rikyu Gardens

This garden, which used to belong to the Tokugawa Shogun family, the most powerful family in the Edo period, has a Shioiri Pond and abundant nature. A shioiri pond is a tidal pond that draws in sea water, creating changes in the pond associated with the tide. It is now the only tidal pond in the Edo gardens of Tokyo.

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Sensoji Temple
History/Culture

Sensoji Temple

Worshippers and tourists flock to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Nakamise is along the main approach to the temple, a 250-meter-long shop-filled street connecting the outer Kaminarimon gate to the second Hozomon gate.

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History/Culture

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This open-air museum contains 30 reconstructed and historically important buildings originating from the Edo period and up to the middle part of the Showa period. Contemporary scenes from daily life—such as the lighting of a farmhouse hearth fire—are reenacted inside the buildings.

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Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima
History/Culture

Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima

Traditional Edo kiriko cut glass is produced here at this studio. Workshops are held for the public. In particular we have the appropriate tools for elementary school and junior high school students. A pen is used to create a draft on a small transparent glass, which is then placed on a disk for etching. The finished piece is put in a box for the visitor to take home with them. This is a very safe endeavor, so it's well worth giving it a try!

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Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store
History/Culture

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya makes realistic-looking replica food items. This store sells fun and unique products created through the art of food replicas. Visitors can also try their hand at making traditional faux food out of wax.

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Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)
History/Culture

Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu, built in 1920, honors the Emperor Meiji and his wife the Empress Shoken. The sacred forest surrounding of the shrine is comprised of some 100,000 trees donated from around the nation. The stately atmosphere of this place is truly an oasis-in-the-city for the visitor.

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Yakata-bune (excursion boats)
History/Culture

Yakata-bune (excursion boats)

The yakata-bune excursion boat has been a tradition since the time of the samurai. Take a boat ride down the Sumida River, mentioned in the Manyoshu—Japan's oldest collection of poems—and enjoy not only the night view but the most delicious tempura as well.

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Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University
History/Culture

Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University

The Suginami Animation Museum is the first facility where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese animation in a structured way. With hands-on special effects and post-production activities to try, as well as special exhibitions etc., there are lots of things for visitors to do that will help them to learn about animation in an enjoyable way.

Official Website
Sumo Museum
History/Culture

Sumo Museum

This museum collects, preserves, and exhibits (6 times/year) materials related to sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke sumo wrestler rankings to ceremonial aprons.

Official Website
Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)
History/Culture

Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)

Futaba-en is a dye studio that has been carrying on the tradition of the Edo katazome dyeing technique for over 100 years. The artisan skills on show here have been officially designated as a traditional craft. One-day lessons and classes are available.

Official Website
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Environment / Science

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Through exhibits and lectures, the Science Museum offers the visitor an opportunity to think, discuss, and experience cutting-edge technologies that shape the future—everything from familiar science to cutting-edge technology.

Official Website
Central Breakwater Landfill Site
Environment / Science

Central Breakwater Landfill Site

This is where Tokyo's waste is sent for final disposal. It's an ideal place to consider the issue of waste disposal in large cities. Following a presentation that gives an overview of landfill facilities, it is possible for visitors who have their own vehicular transport to visit a landfill site, a large waste-crushing process facility, and a non-flammable waste-processing facility.

Official Website
The Hydrogen Information Center
Environment / Science

The Hydrogen Information Center "Tokyo Hydrogen Museum"

At the Tokyo Suiso-miru, visitors learn about the future of hydrogen—an invisible substance—as well as how hydrogen will be utilized in our society—by both touch and direct experience. At this unique comprehensive learning center, everyone gets the opportunity to understand hydrogen.

Official Website
Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum
Environment / Science

Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum

Here you can have fun learning about medicine through CG images and interactive games. As well as studying how medicines work and how they are developed, visitors discover the history of Nihombashi, an area that has been synonymous with the medicine business since the Edo period.

Official Website
Panasonic Center Tokyo
Environment / Science

Panasonic Center Tokyo

At this showroom, visitors have the opportunity to experience Panasonic's latest initiatives, technologies, and more. Don't forget the AkeruE, a museum where ideas are transformed into something concrete. Events and workshops are also held on the weekend.

Official Website
Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Environment / Science

Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

This facility comprises a movie theater, a special exhibitions gallery, an event hall, and a giant domed greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants (including those from the Ogasawara Islands). The adjacent Shin-koto Incineration Plant provides heat for the greenhouse.

Official Website
Printing Museum, Tokyo
Environment / Science

Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum showcases the history of printing—from its origins through the present day—all over the world. It also illustrates its value as a communications media, the value of print media, and all of its possibilities.

Official Website
METoA Ginza
Environment / Science

METoA Ginza

METoA Ginza, Mitsubishi Electric event area, showcases the latest technologies of the Mitsubishi Electric Group with a view to a more sustainable society, at a fun hands-on exhibit hall featuring visuals, AR, etc.

Official Website
Japan National Stadium
Sports

Japan National Stadium

Launched as of April 2022, the stadium tour is a chance for visitors to experience the amazing legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Check details from the Stadium tour Website.

Official Website
Japan Olympic Museum
Sports

Japan Olympic Museum

This museum, established by the JOC, is a center of information for Japan's Olympic movement. It houses various exhibits and visuals, showcasing the value of the Olympics.

Official Website
TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition
Sports

TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition in Yurakucho featuring assets actually used in the Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremonies. Experience competitions through digital technology and snap selfies at photo spots.

Official Website
Reservation
Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo
Disaster prevention

Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo

Armed with tablet PCs and placed in a simulated earthquake scenario centered on Tokyo, visitors learn how to survive the first 72 hours after a major earthquake. The facility also shows animated videos and holds workshops and events focusing on disaster preparedness.

Official Website
Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department
Disaster prevention

Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department(Honjo Bosaikan)

At this disaster prevention facility, visitors gain knowledge and know-how in a fun way. Take unique tours of simulations including earthquakes, fires, and wind/rain, led by instructions. There are also areas where visitors can tour on their own.

Official Website
Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)
Disaster prevention

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)

A tour of this facility gives visitors experience in dealing with disaster situations. Visitors go through an hour and 40 minutes of disaster preparedness training with an instructor. Every Friday evening, a special “Night Tour,” assuming a scenario with a fire at night, is held.

Official Website
JICA Global Plaza
Disaster prevention

JICA Global Plaza

The Plaza offers programs featuring interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the current living environment in developing countries, global issues, and international collaboration; as well as workshops and lectures by people who have worked on projects in developing countries.

Official Website
Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
Island

Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Featuring a variety of exhibits and simulation capsules pertaining to the volcanoes of the world including Mt. Mihara, this is a fun place to learn. Also on view in the Visuals Hall is a powerful series of visuals depicting the gorgeous natural environment of Oshima and the lives of the people here.

Official Website
Furusato-taiken Hall
Island

Furusato-taiken Hall

This facility is a unique place where visitors can relax in a pastoral setting, primarily experiencing the natural environment and culture of Oshima. Specific workshops include squeezing camellia oil, vegetable dyeing, and local performing arts (groups only). Official Website

Official Website
Odoriko no Sato Museum
Island

Odoriko no Sato Museum

The Odoriko no Sato Museum has two sections: the Former Minatoya Ryokan and the Former Jinnomaru Residence, both of which were built during the Meiji Period. Go through them slowly and deliberately as you take in the atmosphere of times past.

Official Website
Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum
Island

Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

At this local museum, visitors learn about the formation, history, and people of Oshima. The museum houses some 600 pieces of folk materials including descriptions of the volcanoes of Oshima, “Oshima and the Sea,” “Pottery and Stone Tools of the Jomon Period,” “Women's Customs,” and “Festivals of Oshima.”

Official Website
Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)
Island

Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)

This is an unusual museum in Japan. It houses not only shells from Izu and the Ogasawara Islands but also 50,000 shells in 4,000 different varieties from Japan and countries around the world. Also on display are many shell fossils, folk crafts incorporating shells, etc.

Official Website
WATERS takeshiba
SDG’s

WATERS takeshiba

Located in the waterfront area nearby Hama-rikyu Gardens, this complex facility has various tenants, including Shiki Theatre, a special theatre for Shiki Theatre Company, a hotel, and a commercial facility, as well as a dock for the Water Bus. There is an artificial tidal flat, where efforts are currently being made for environmental regeneration of Tokyo Bay, which used to be called “Edomae,” making it a great place to learn about the environment.

Official Website
SMALL WORLDS
SDG’s

SMALL WORLDS

One of the biggest indoor miniature parks in Asia. There are various kinds of inquiry learning programs under the themes of SDG, career education, STEAM education, international understanding, and cutting-edge technologies, offering a place for voluntary learning through experiences.

Official Website
Kawasaki Robostage
SDG’s

Kawasaki Robostage

This is a showroom of the latest robots produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., where you can see how high the level of their technologies is and think about co-existence of humans with robots. There is a hands-on program, where you can try programming to actually get an industrial robot moving. There is also a hands-on program for children to perform programming of an industrial robot to cause it move (Advance reservation is required. There are age limits for participants.)

Official Website
JIDAIYA
SDG’s

JIDAIYA

JIDAIYA offers various cultural experience programs, such as rickshaw and kimono experience, in Asakusa. In the “SDGs with Furoshiki” program, you can learn how to use furoshiki (Japan’s traditional wrapping cloth) for wrapping and other purposes, which allows you to practice the SDGs without any hassles while being exposed to traditional Japanese culture. You can also learn about the history of rickshaw, the ultimate ecological vehicle in alignment with the SDGs, and get a chance to actually drive a rickshaw as an occupational experience.

Official Website
RED° TOKYO TOWER
SDG’s

RED° TOKYO TOWER

Opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in 2022, this biggest e-sports park in Japan offers a wide variety of games, from sensory video game machines with cutting-edge technologies to easy games that younger children can enjoy.

Official Website
NTT History Center of Technologies
Field trip

NTT History Center of Technologies

Owned by the NTT group, one of Japan’s biggest telecommunications company groups, this museum exhibits a huge number of historical assets of the group. With the display of rare old telephone machines and the history of portable phones across four floors, you can learn how the telecommunication technologies have advanced.

Official Website
Police Museum
Field trip

Police Museum

This facility is a place where you can learn about the history of the Japanese police force from its beginning to today, as well as the current activities of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Fun activities are also offered, such as anime movies, police-work simulators, and a police motorcycle riding experience. Main exhibitions are accompanied by descriptions in English.

Official Website
Meteorological Science Museum
Field trip

Meteorological Science Museum

This museum displays observation instruments for weather and earthquakes, systems where you can learn about the information on disaster prevention, and theaters where you learn about/feel the natural environment of Japan. Some of the exhibits and activities are available with English subtitles. There is a full-time commentator who is a certified weather forecaster, so you can ask any questions about weather and earthquakes.

Official Website
NHK Museum of Broadcasting
Field trip

NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Opened in 1956 as the first broadcasting museum in the world, this museum has been serving as a place to learn about the history of broadcasting for its advances and developments over about 100 years. It features experiences as an announcer or weather forecaster in a studio as well as exhibitions under different themes, including dramas, music programs, and children’s programs.

Official Website
Jindaiji Temple
Tama Area

Jindaiji Temple

This old temple of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism was founded in 733. On the temple grounds, you can find historic cultural assets here and there, including the Sanmon Gate with a thatched roof, the gorgeous Hondo main hall, and the statue of a seated Shaka Buddha, which is the oldest National Treasure in eastern Japan. Jindaiji Daruma Ichi Fair, which is held in March every year, is considered one of the three biggest Daruma Ichi fairs in Japan.

Official Website
Showa Kinen Park
Tama Area

Showa Kinen Park

With a total area of 180 ha, this national park offers a place where visitors can enjoy seasonal nature and flowers throughout the year, including tulips in spring, and yellow gingko leaves in autumn. There are lots to see in this park, including Open Field, Japanese Garden, and Hanamidori Cultural Center, making it a place where you can spend whole day and never get bored.

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Takao 599 Museum
Tama Area

Takao 599 Museum

This is a museum where you can learn about the animals, plants, and the history of Mt. Takao as well as manners for mountain climbing. Various special exhibitions and experience-based events are offered on an irregular basis. The huge lawn space has a place where kids can play with water, offering a place of rest and relaxation for visitors.

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Mt. Takao
Tama Area

Mt. Takao

With an altitude of 599 meters, this mountain offers various hiking routes with different distances and difficulties, as well as cable cars and lifts, using which you can get to the summit on foot in about 40 minutes. There is also Yakuoin Temple with a history of over 1,000 years and Trick Art Museum. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions of schools in Tokyo.

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Tama Forest Science Garden
Tama Area

Tama Forest Science Garden

Along with various types of samples including lumber samples displayed at the exhibition hall “Mori no Kagakukan,” you can learn about forests and the lumber industry. A guided tour (10:00) is offered in the garden, which teaches you how to distinguish different kinds of trees and what to see during each season.

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Kokyo Gaien National Gardens

Also known as the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens,this park is widely cherished for its quintessential Japanese landscapes. Spacious green lawns dotted with black pines blend harmoniously with the historical remnants of Edo Castle's moats and gates.

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National Diet Building

The Japanese Diet is held in this building. Here, Japan's only legislative body makes laws and determines fiscal budgets. Note how the building is symmetrical on both sides. On the left facing the front is the House of Representatives, while the right side is occupied by the House of Councilors (formerly the House of Lords).

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Bank of Japan Head Office

The Bank of Japan Head Office, erected in 1896, was the first modern national government (national important cultural asset) to be built by a Japanese architect. As part of a one-hour guided tour, visitors can also view the undergrond vault, which was used until 2004.

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a broadcasting tower, built in 1958.It offers spectacular views of Tokyo, in all the city's three-dimensionality, from its two observation decks at 150 meters and 250 meters.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Wholesale Market Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market comprises three blocks: block 7 with the seafood wholesaling building, block 6 with the seafood auctions building, and block 5 with the fruit and vegetable wholesaling building. The new market has been designed to ensure food safety, while implementing efficient logistics and first-rate environmental measures.

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Waseda University

Waseda University is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. Campus tours are available in which Waseda student guides explain historical episodes and student life; tour participants also have the chance to visit sites that are usually not open to the public, such as the Okuma Auditorium clock tower, etc.

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National Museum of Nature and Science

This is the nation's only comprehensive science museum. It features two permanent exhibits: the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery. The different floors offer different themes, including dinosaur fossils, stuffed animal specimens, scientific.

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TOKYO SKYTREE
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TOKYO SKYTREE

TOKYO SKYTREE is the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower. From the two observation decks at 350 m and 450 m, visitors can take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo night sky, and experience the illusion that they are walking through the air. The nearby Soramachi shopping area (300 shops) and the Aquarium are popular spots.

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The National Museum of Western Art
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The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national museum showcasing the art of the Western world. The Main Building, designed by architect Le Corbusier, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2016.

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Water Bus
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Water Bus

You can get on a water bus and visit several sightseeing areas along the Sumida River, including Asakusa and Ryogoku, while enjoying a waterfront view. Some routes have a water bus with a unique near-futuristic design.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are one of the most prominent landmarks in Tokyo. From the observatory on the 45th floor at a height of 202 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, along with Mt. Fuji if it is clear enough. Tokyo Sky Guide is a special viewing guide for the observatory, offering information on a total of 32 spots you can see from the observatory in 15 languages.

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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”
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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”

Located on the 60th floor of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 building, this observatory re-opened in 2023 after its major renovation. You can get a panoramic view of the city from 251 meters above sea level. It features a well-stocked space with seasonal plants and flowers on the floor covered with artificial turf.

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Hama-rikyu Gardens
Main spot

Hama-rikyu Gardens

This garden, which used to belong to the Tokugawa Shogun family, the most powerful family in the Edo period, has a Shioiri Pond and abundant nature. A shioiri pond is a tidal pond that draws in sea water, creating changes in the pond associated with the tide. It is now the only tidal pond in the Edo gardens of Tokyo.

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Sensoji Temple
History/Culture

Sensoji Temple

Worshippers and tourists flock to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Nakamise is along the main approach to the temple, a 250-meter-long shop-filled street connecting the outer Kaminarimon gate to the second Hozomon gate.

Official Website
History/Culture

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This open-air museum contains 30 reconstructed and historically important buildings originating from the Edo period and up to the middle part of the Showa period. Contemporary scenes from daily life—such as the lighting of a farmhouse hearth fire—are reenacted inside the buildings.

Official Website
Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima
History/Culture

Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima

Traditional Edo kiriko cut glass is produced here at this studio. Workshops are held for the public. In particular we have the appropriate tools for elementary school and junior high school students. A pen is used to create a draft on a small transparent glass, which is then placed on a disk for etching. The finished piece is put in a box for the visitor to take home with them. This is a very safe endeavor, so it's well worth giving it a try!

Official Website
Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store
History/Culture

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya makes realistic-looking replica food items. This store sells fun and unique products created through the art of food replicas. Visitors can also try their hand at making traditional faux food out of wax.

Official Website
Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)
History/Culture

Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu, built in 1920, honors the Emperor Meiji and his wife the Empress Shoken. The sacred forest surrounding of the shrine is comprised of some 100,000 trees donated from around the nation. The stately atmosphere of this place is truly an oasis-in-the-city for the visitor.

Official Website
Yakata-bune (excursion boats)
History/Culture

Yakata-bune (excursion boats)

The yakata-bune excursion boat has been a tradition since the time of the samurai. Take a boat ride down the Sumida River, mentioned in the Manyoshu—Japan's oldest collection of poems—and enjoy not only the night view but the most delicious tempura as well.

Official Website
Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University
History/Culture

Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University

The Suginami Animation Museum is the first facility where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese animation in a structured way. With hands-on special effects and post-production activities to try, as well as special exhibitions etc., there are lots of things for visitors to do that will help them to learn about animation in an enjoyable way.

Official Website
Sumo Museum
History/Culture

Sumo Museum

This museum collects, preserves, and exhibits (6 times/year) materials related to sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke sumo wrestler rankings to ceremonial aprons.

Official Website
Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)
History/Culture

Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)

Futaba-en is a dye studio that has been carrying on the tradition of the Edo katazome dyeing technique for over 100 years. The artisan skills on show here have been officially designated as a traditional craft. One-day lessons and classes are available.

Official Website
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Environment / Science

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Through exhibits and lectures, the Science Museum offers the visitor an opportunity to think, discuss, and experience cutting-edge technologies that shape the future—everything from familiar science to cutting-edge technology.

Official Website
Central Breakwater Landfill Site
Environment / Science

Central Breakwater Landfill Site

This is where Tokyo's waste is sent for final disposal. It's an ideal place to consider the issue of waste disposal in large cities. Following a presentation that gives an overview of landfill facilities, it is possible for visitors who have their own vehicular transport to visit a landfill site, a large waste-crushing process facility, and a non-flammable waste-processing facility.

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The Hydrogen Information Center
Environment / Science

The Hydrogen Information Center "Tokyo Hydrogen Museum"

At the Tokyo Suiso-miru, visitors learn about the future of hydrogen—an invisible substance—as well as how hydrogen will be utilized in our society—by both touch and direct experience. At this unique comprehensive learning center, everyone gets the opportunity to understand hydrogen.

Official Website
Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum
Environment / Science

Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum

Here you can have fun learning about medicine through CG images and interactive games. As well as studying how medicines work and how they are developed, visitors discover the history of Nihombashi, an area that has been synonymous with the medicine business since the Edo period.

Official Website
Panasonic Center Tokyo
Environment / Science

Panasonic Center Tokyo

At this showroom, visitors have the opportunity to experience Panasonic's latest initiatives, technologies, and more. Don't forget the AkeruE, a museum where ideas are transformed into something concrete. Events and workshops are also held on the weekend.

Official Website
Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Environment / Science

Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

This facility comprises a movie theater, a special exhibitions gallery, an event hall, and a giant domed greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants (including those from the Ogasawara Islands). The adjacent Shin-koto Incineration Plant provides heat for the greenhouse.

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Printing Museum, Tokyo
Environment / Science

Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum showcases the history of printing—from its origins through the present day—all over the world. It also illustrates its value as a communications media, the value of print media, and all of its possibilities.

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METoA Ginza
Environment / Science

METoA Ginza

METoA Ginza, Mitsubishi Electric event area, showcases the latest technologies of the Mitsubishi Electric Group with a view to a more sustainable society, at a fun hands-on exhibit hall featuring visuals, AR, etc.

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Japan National Stadium
Sports

Japan National Stadium

Launched as of April 2022, the stadium tour is a chance for visitors to experience the amazing legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Check details from the Stadium tour Website.

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Japan Olympic Museum
Sports

Japan Olympic Museum

This museum, established by the JOC, is a center of information for Japan's Olympic movement. It houses various exhibits and visuals, showcasing the value of the Olympics.

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TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition
Sports

TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition in Yurakucho featuring assets actually used in the Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremonies. Experience competitions through digital technology and snap selfies at photo spots.

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Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo
Disaster prevention

Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo

Armed with tablet PCs and placed in a simulated earthquake scenario centered on Tokyo, visitors learn how to survive the first 72 hours after a major earthquake. The facility also shows animated videos and holds workshops and events focusing on disaster preparedness.

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Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department
Disaster prevention

Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department(Honjo Bosaikan)

At this disaster prevention facility, visitors gain knowledge and know-how in a fun way. Take unique tours of simulations including earthquakes, fires, and wind/rain, led by instructions. There are also areas where visitors can tour on their own.

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Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)
Disaster prevention

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)

A tour of this facility gives visitors experience in dealing with disaster situations. Visitors go through an hour and 40 minutes of disaster preparedness training with an instructor. Every Friday evening, a special “Night Tour,” assuming a scenario with a fire at night, is held.

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JICA Global Plaza
Disaster prevention

JICA Global Plaza

The Plaza offers programs featuring interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the current living environment in developing countries, global issues, and international collaboration; as well as workshops and lectures by people who have worked on projects in developing countries.

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Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
Island

Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Featuring a variety of exhibits and simulation capsules pertaining to the volcanoes of the world including Mt. Mihara, this is a fun place to learn. Also on view in the Visuals Hall is a powerful series of visuals depicting the gorgeous natural environment of Oshima and the lives of the people here.

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Furusato-taiken Hall
Island

Furusato-taiken Hall

This facility is a unique place where visitors can relax in a pastoral setting, primarily experiencing the natural environment and culture of Oshima. Specific workshops include squeezing camellia oil, vegetable dyeing, and local performing arts (groups only). Official Website

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Odoriko no Sato Museum
Island

Odoriko no Sato Museum

The Odoriko no Sato Museum has two sections: the Former Minatoya Ryokan and the Former Jinnomaru Residence, both of which were built during the Meiji Period. Go through them slowly and deliberately as you take in the atmosphere of times past.

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Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum
Island

Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

At this local museum, visitors learn about the formation, history, and people of Oshima. The museum houses some 600 pieces of folk materials including descriptions of the volcanoes of Oshima, “Oshima and the Sea,” “Pottery and Stone Tools of the Jomon Period,” “Women's Customs,” and “Festivals of Oshima.”

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Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)
Island

Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)

This is an unusual museum in Japan. It houses not only shells from Izu and the Ogasawara Islands but also 50,000 shells in 4,000 different varieties from Japan and countries around the world. Also on display are many shell fossils, folk crafts incorporating shells, etc.

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WATERS takeshiba
SDG’s

WATERS takeshiba

Located in the waterfront area nearby Hama-rikyu Gardens, this complex facility has various tenants, including Shiki Theatre, a special theatre for Shiki Theatre Company, a hotel, and a commercial facility, as well as a dock for the Water Bus. There is an artificial tidal flat, where efforts are currently being made for environmental regeneration of Tokyo Bay, which used to be called “Edomae,” making it a great place to learn about the environment.

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SMALL WORLDS
SDG’s

SMALL WORLDS

One of the biggest indoor miniature parks in Asia. There are various kinds of inquiry learning programs under the themes of SDG, career education, STEAM education, international understanding, and cutting-edge technologies, offering a place for voluntary learning through experiences.

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Kawasaki Robostage
SDG’s

Kawasaki Robostage

This is a showroom of the latest robots produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., where you can see how high the level of their technologies is and think about co-existence of humans with robots. There is a hands-on program, where you can try programming to actually get an industrial robot moving. There is also a hands-on program for children to perform programming of an industrial robot to cause it move (Advance reservation is required. There are age limits for participants.)

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JIDAIYA
SDG’s

JIDAIYA

JIDAIYA offers various cultural experience programs, such as rickshaw and kimono experience, in Asakusa. In the “SDGs with Furoshiki” program, you can learn how to use furoshiki (Japan’s traditional wrapping cloth) for wrapping and other purposes, which allows you to practice the SDGs without any hassles while being exposed to traditional Japanese culture. You can also learn about the history of rickshaw, the ultimate ecological vehicle in alignment with the SDGs, and get a chance to actually drive a rickshaw as an occupational experience.

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RED° TOKYO TOWER
SDG’s

RED° TOKYO TOWER

Opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in 2022, this biggest e-sports park in Japan offers a wide variety of games, from sensory video game machines with cutting-edge technologies to easy games that younger children can enjoy.

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NTT History Center of Technologies
Field trip

NTT History Center of Technologies

Owned by the NTT group, one of Japan’s biggest telecommunications company groups, this museum exhibits a huge number of historical assets of the group. With the display of rare old telephone machines and the history of portable phones across four floors, you can learn how the telecommunication technologies have advanced.

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Police Museum
Field trip

Police Museum

This facility is a place where you can learn about the history of the Japanese police force from its beginning to today, as well as the current activities of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Fun activities are also offered, such as anime movies, police-work simulators, and a police motorcycle riding experience. Main exhibitions are accompanied by descriptions in English.

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Meteorological Science Museum
Field trip

Meteorological Science Museum

This museum displays observation instruments for weather and earthquakes, systems where you can learn about the information on disaster prevention, and theaters where you learn about/feel the natural environment of Japan. Some of the exhibits and activities are available with English subtitles. There is a full-time commentator who is a certified weather forecaster, so you can ask any questions about weather and earthquakes.

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NHK Museum of Broadcasting
Field trip

NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Opened in 1956 as the first broadcasting museum in the world, this museum has been serving as a place to learn about the history of broadcasting for its advances and developments over about 100 years. It features experiences as an announcer or weather forecaster in a studio as well as exhibitions under different themes, including dramas, music programs, and children’s programs.

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Jindaiji Temple
Tama Area

Jindaiji Temple

This old temple of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism was founded in 733. On the temple grounds, you can find historic cultural assets here and there, including the Sanmon Gate with a thatched roof, the gorgeous Hondo main hall, and the statue of a seated Shaka Buddha, which is the oldest National Treasure in eastern Japan. Jindaiji Daruma Ichi Fair, which is held in March every year, is considered one of the three biggest Daruma Ichi fairs in Japan.

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Showa Kinen Park
Tama Area

Showa Kinen Park

With a total area of 180 ha, this national park offers a place where visitors can enjoy seasonal nature and flowers throughout the year, including tulips in spring, and yellow gingko leaves in autumn. There are lots to see in this park, including Open Field, Japanese Garden, and Hanamidori Cultural Center, making it a place where you can spend whole day and never get bored.

Official Website
Takao 599 Museum
Tama Area

Takao 599 Museum

This is a museum where you can learn about the animals, plants, and the history of Mt. Takao as well as manners for mountain climbing. Various special exhibitions and experience-based events are offered on an irregular basis. The huge lawn space has a place where kids can play with water, offering a place of rest and relaxation for visitors.

Official Website
Mt. Takao
Tama Area

Mt. Takao

With an altitude of 599 meters, this mountain offers various hiking routes with different distances and difficulties, as well as cable cars and lifts, using which you can get to the summit on foot in about 40 minutes. There is also Yakuoin Temple with a history of over 1,000 years and Trick Art Museum. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions of schools in Tokyo.

Official Website
Tama Forest Science Garden
Tama Area

Tama Forest Science Garden

Along with various types of samples including lumber samples displayed at the exhibition hall “Mori no Kagakukan,” you can learn about forests and the lumber industry. A guided tour (10:00) is offered in the garden, which teaches you how to distinguish different kinds of trees and what to see during each season.

Official Website
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Places of Interest

Places of Interest

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Kokyo Gaien National Gardens

Also known as the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens,this park is widely cherished for its quintessential Japanese landscapes. Spacious green lawns dotted with black pines blend harmoniously with the historical remnants of Edo Castle's moats and gates.

Official Website
Main spot

National Diet Building

The Japanese Diet is held in this building. Here, Japan's only legislative body makes laws and determines fiscal budgets. Note how the building is symmetrical on both sides. On the left facing the front is the House of Representatives, while the right side is occupied by the House of Councilors (formerly the House of Lords).

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Bank of Japan Head Office

The Bank of Japan Head Office, erected in 1896, was the first modern national government (national important cultural asset) to be built by a Japanese architect. As part of a one-hour guided tour, visitors can also view the undergrond vault, which was used until 2004.

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a broadcasting tower, built in 1958.It offers spectacular views of Tokyo, in all the city's three-dimensionality, from its two observation decks at 150 meters and 250 meters.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Wholesale Market Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market comprises three blocks: block 7 with the seafood wholesaling building, block 6 with the seafood auctions building, and block 5 with the fruit and vegetable wholesaling building. The new market has been designed to ensure food safety, while implementing efficient logistics and first-rate environmental measures.

Official Website
Main spot

Waseda University

Waseda University is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. Campus tours are available in which Waseda student guides explain historical episodes and student life; tour participants also have the chance to visit sites that are usually not open to the public, such as the Okuma Auditorium clock tower, etc.

Official Website
Main spot

National Museum of Nature and Science

This is the nation's only comprehensive science museum. It features two permanent exhibits: the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery. The different floors offer different themes, including dinosaur fossils, stuffed animal specimens, scientific.

Official Website
TOKYO SKYTREE
Main spot

TOKYO SKYTREE

TOKYO SKYTREE is the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower. From the two observation decks at 350 m and 450 m, visitors can take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo night sky, and experience the illusion that they are walking through the air. The nearby Soramachi shopping area (300 shops) and the Aquarium are popular spots.

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The National Museum of Western Art
Main spot

The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national museum showcasing the art of the Western world. The Main Building, designed by architect Le Corbusier, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2016.

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Water Bus
Main spot

Water Bus

You can get on a water bus and visit several sightseeing areas along the Sumida River, including Asakusa and Ryogoku, while enjoying a waterfront view. Some routes have a water bus with a unique near-futuristic design.

Official Website
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
Main spot

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are one of the most prominent landmarks in Tokyo. From the observatory on the 45th floor at a height of 202 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, along with Mt. Fuji if it is clear enough. Tokyo Sky Guide is a special viewing guide for the observatory, offering information on a total of 32 spots you can see from the observatory in 15 languages.

Official Website
Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”
Main spot

Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”

Located on the 60th floor of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 building, this observatory re-opened in 2023 after its major renovation. You can get a panoramic view of the city from 251 meters above sea level. It features a well-stocked space with seasonal plants and flowers on the floor covered with artificial turf.

Official Website
Hama-rikyu Gardens
Main spot

Hama-rikyu Gardens

This garden, which used to belong to the Tokugawa Shogun family, the most powerful family in the Edo period, has a Shioiri Pond and abundant nature. A shioiri pond is a tidal pond that draws in sea water, creating changes in the pond associated with the tide. It is now the only tidal pond in the Edo gardens of Tokyo.

Official Website
Sensoji Temple
History/Culture

Sensoji Temple

Worshippers and tourists flock to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Nakamise is along the main approach to the temple, a 250-meter-long shop-filled street connecting the outer Kaminarimon gate to the second Hozomon gate.

Official Website
History/Culture

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This open-air museum contains 30 reconstructed and historically important buildings originating from the Edo period and up to the middle part of the Showa period. Contemporary scenes from daily life—such as the lighting of a farmhouse hearth fire—are reenacted inside the buildings.

Official Website
Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima
History/Culture

Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima

Traditional Edo kiriko cut glass is produced here at this studio. Workshops are held for the public. In particular we have the appropriate tools for elementary school and junior high school students. A pen is used to create a draft on a small transparent glass, which is then placed on a disk for etching. The finished piece is put in a box for the visitor to take home with them. This is a very safe endeavor, so it's well worth giving it a try!

Official Website
Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store
History/Culture

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya makes realistic-looking replica food items. This store sells fun and unique products created through the art of food replicas. Visitors can also try their hand at making traditional faux food out of wax.

Official Website
Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)
History/Culture

Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu, built in 1920, honors the Emperor Meiji and his wife the Empress Shoken. The sacred forest surrounding of the shrine is comprised of some 100,000 trees donated from around the nation. The stately atmosphere of this place is truly an oasis-in-the-city for the visitor.

Official Website
Yakata-bune (excursion boats)
History/Culture

Yakata-bune (excursion boats)

The yakata-bune excursion boat has been a tradition since the time of the samurai. Take a boat ride down the Sumida River, mentioned in the Manyoshu—Japan's oldest collection of poems—and enjoy not only the night view but the most delicious tempura as well.

Official Website
Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University
History/Culture

Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University

The Suginami Animation Museum is the first facility where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese animation in a structured way. With hands-on special effects and post-production activities to try, as well as special exhibitions etc., there are lots of things for visitors to do that will help them to learn about animation in an enjoyable way.

Official Website
Sumo Museum
History/Culture

Sumo Museum

This museum collects, preserves, and exhibits (6 times/year) materials related to sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke sumo wrestler rankings to ceremonial aprons.

Official Website
Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)
History/Culture

Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)

Futaba-en is a dye studio that has been carrying on the tradition of the Edo katazome dyeing technique for over 100 years. The artisan skills on show here have been officially designated as a traditional craft. One-day lessons and classes are available.

Official Website
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Environment / Science

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Through exhibits and lectures, the Science Museum offers the visitor an opportunity to think, discuss, and experience cutting-edge technologies that shape the future—everything from familiar science to cutting-edge technology.

Official Website
Central Breakwater Landfill Site
Environment / Science

Central Breakwater Landfill Site

This is where Tokyo's waste is sent for final disposal. It's an ideal place to consider the issue of waste disposal in large cities. Following a presentation that gives an overview of landfill facilities, it is possible for visitors who have their own vehicular transport to visit a landfill site, a large waste-crushing process facility, and a non-flammable waste-processing facility.

Official Website
The Hydrogen Information Center
Environment / Science

The Hydrogen Information Center "Tokyo Hydrogen Museum"

At the Tokyo Suiso-miru, visitors learn about the future of hydrogen—an invisible substance—as well as how hydrogen will be utilized in our society—by both touch and direct experience. At this unique comprehensive learning center, everyone gets the opportunity to understand hydrogen.

Official Website
Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum
Environment / Science

Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum

Here you can have fun learning about medicine through CG images and interactive games. As well as studying how medicines work and how they are developed, visitors discover the history of Nihombashi, an area that has been synonymous with the medicine business since the Edo period.

Official Website
Panasonic Center Tokyo
Environment / Science

Panasonic Center Tokyo

At this showroom, visitors have the opportunity to experience Panasonic's latest initiatives, technologies, and more. Don't forget the AkeruE, a museum where ideas are transformed into something concrete. Events and workshops are also held on the weekend.

Official Website
Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Environment / Science

Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

This facility comprises a movie theater, a special exhibitions gallery, an event hall, and a giant domed greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants (including those from the Ogasawara Islands). The adjacent Shin-koto Incineration Plant provides heat for the greenhouse.

Official Website
Printing Museum, Tokyo
Environment / Science

Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum showcases the history of printing—from its origins through the present day—all over the world. It also illustrates its value as a communications media, the value of print media, and all of its possibilities.

Official Website
METoA Ginza
Environment / Science

METoA Ginza

METoA Ginza, Mitsubishi Electric event area, showcases the latest technologies of the Mitsubishi Electric Group with a view to a more sustainable society, at a fun hands-on exhibit hall featuring visuals, AR, etc.

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Japan National Stadium
Sports

Japan National Stadium

Launched as of April 2022, the stadium tour is a chance for visitors to experience the amazing legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Check details from the Stadium tour Website.

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Japan Olympic Museum
Sports

Japan Olympic Museum

This museum, established by the JOC, is a center of information for Japan's Olympic movement. It houses various exhibits and visuals, showcasing the value of the Olympics.

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TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition
Sports

TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition in Yurakucho featuring assets actually used in the Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremonies. Experience competitions through digital technology and snap selfies at photo spots.

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Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo
Disaster prevention

Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo

Armed with tablet PCs and placed in a simulated earthquake scenario centered on Tokyo, visitors learn how to survive the first 72 hours after a major earthquake. The facility also shows animated videos and holds workshops and events focusing on disaster preparedness.

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Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department
Disaster prevention

Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department(Honjo Bosaikan)

At this disaster prevention facility, visitors gain knowledge and know-how in a fun way. Take unique tours of simulations including earthquakes, fires, and wind/rain, led by instructions. There are also areas where visitors can tour on their own.

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Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)
Disaster prevention

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)

A tour of this facility gives visitors experience in dealing with disaster situations. Visitors go through an hour and 40 minutes of disaster preparedness training with an instructor. Every Friday evening, a special “Night Tour,” assuming a scenario with a fire at night, is held.

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JICA Global Plaza
Disaster prevention

JICA Global Plaza

The Plaza offers programs featuring interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the current living environment in developing countries, global issues, and international collaboration; as well as workshops and lectures by people who have worked on projects in developing countries.

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Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
Island

Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Featuring a variety of exhibits and simulation capsules pertaining to the volcanoes of the world including Mt. Mihara, this is a fun place to learn. Also on view in the Visuals Hall is a powerful series of visuals depicting the gorgeous natural environment of Oshima and the lives of the people here.

Official Website
Furusato-taiken Hall
Island

Furusato-taiken Hall

This facility is a unique place where visitors can relax in a pastoral setting, primarily experiencing the natural environment and culture of Oshima. Specific workshops include squeezing camellia oil, vegetable dyeing, and local performing arts (groups only). Official Website

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Odoriko no Sato Museum
Island

Odoriko no Sato Museum

The Odoriko no Sato Museum has two sections: the Former Minatoya Ryokan and the Former Jinnomaru Residence, both of which were built during the Meiji Period. Go through them slowly and deliberately as you take in the atmosphere of times past.

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Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum
Island

Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

At this local museum, visitors learn about the formation, history, and people of Oshima. The museum houses some 600 pieces of folk materials including descriptions of the volcanoes of Oshima, “Oshima and the Sea,” “Pottery and Stone Tools of the Jomon Period,” “Women's Customs,” and “Festivals of Oshima.”

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Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)
Island

Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)

This is an unusual museum in Japan. It houses not only shells from Izu and the Ogasawara Islands but also 50,000 shells in 4,000 different varieties from Japan and countries around the world. Also on display are many shell fossils, folk crafts incorporating shells, etc.

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WATERS takeshiba
SDG’s

WATERS takeshiba

Located in the waterfront area nearby Hama-rikyu Gardens, this complex facility has various tenants, including Shiki Theatre, a special theatre for Shiki Theatre Company, a hotel, and a commercial facility, as well as a dock for the Water Bus. There is an artificial tidal flat, where efforts are currently being made for environmental regeneration of Tokyo Bay, which used to be called “Edomae,” making it a great place to learn about the environment.

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SMALL WORLDS
SDG’s

SMALL WORLDS

One of the biggest indoor miniature parks in Asia. There are various kinds of inquiry learning programs under the themes of SDG, career education, STEAM education, international understanding, and cutting-edge technologies, offering a place for voluntary learning through experiences.

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Kawasaki Robostage
SDG’s

Kawasaki Robostage

This is a showroom of the latest robots produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., where you can see how high the level of their technologies is and think about co-existence of humans with robots. There is a hands-on program, where you can try programming to actually get an industrial robot moving. There is also a hands-on program for children to perform programming of an industrial robot to cause it move (Advance reservation is required. There are age limits for participants.)

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JIDAIYA
SDG’s

JIDAIYA

JIDAIYA offers various cultural experience programs, such as rickshaw and kimono experience, in Asakusa. In the “SDGs with Furoshiki” program, you can learn how to use furoshiki (Japan’s traditional wrapping cloth) for wrapping and other purposes, which allows you to practice the SDGs without any hassles while being exposed to traditional Japanese culture. You can also learn about the history of rickshaw, the ultimate ecological vehicle in alignment with the SDGs, and get a chance to actually drive a rickshaw as an occupational experience.

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RED° TOKYO TOWER
SDG’s

RED° TOKYO TOWER

Opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in 2022, this biggest e-sports park in Japan offers a wide variety of games, from sensory video game machines with cutting-edge technologies to easy games that younger children can enjoy.

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NTT History Center of Technologies
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NTT History Center of Technologies

Owned by the NTT group, one of Japan’s biggest telecommunications company groups, this museum exhibits a huge number of historical assets of the group. With the display of rare old telephone machines and the history of portable phones across four floors, you can learn how the telecommunication technologies have advanced.

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Police Museum
Field trip

Police Museum

This facility is a place where you can learn about the history of the Japanese police force from its beginning to today, as well as the current activities of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Fun activities are also offered, such as anime movies, police-work simulators, and a police motorcycle riding experience. Main exhibitions are accompanied by descriptions in English.

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Meteorological Science Museum
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Meteorological Science Museum

This museum displays observation instruments for weather and earthquakes, systems where you can learn about the information on disaster prevention, and theaters where you learn about/feel the natural environment of Japan. Some of the exhibits and activities are available with English subtitles. There is a full-time commentator who is a certified weather forecaster, so you can ask any questions about weather and earthquakes.

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NHK Museum of Broadcasting
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NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Opened in 1956 as the first broadcasting museum in the world, this museum has been serving as a place to learn about the history of broadcasting for its advances and developments over about 100 years. It features experiences as an announcer or weather forecaster in a studio as well as exhibitions under different themes, including dramas, music programs, and children’s programs.

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Jindaiji Temple
Tama Area

Jindaiji Temple

This old temple of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism was founded in 733. On the temple grounds, you can find historic cultural assets here and there, including the Sanmon Gate with a thatched roof, the gorgeous Hondo main hall, and the statue of a seated Shaka Buddha, which is the oldest National Treasure in eastern Japan. Jindaiji Daruma Ichi Fair, which is held in March every year, is considered one of the three biggest Daruma Ichi fairs in Japan.

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Showa Kinen Park
Tama Area

Showa Kinen Park

With a total area of 180 ha, this national park offers a place where visitors can enjoy seasonal nature and flowers throughout the year, including tulips in spring, and yellow gingko leaves in autumn. There are lots to see in this park, including Open Field, Japanese Garden, and Hanamidori Cultural Center, making it a place where you can spend whole day and never get bored.

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Takao 599 Museum
Tama Area

Takao 599 Museum

This is a museum where you can learn about the animals, plants, and the history of Mt. Takao as well as manners for mountain climbing. Various special exhibitions and experience-based events are offered on an irregular basis. The huge lawn space has a place where kids can play with water, offering a place of rest and relaxation for visitors.

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Mt. Takao
Tama Area

Mt. Takao

With an altitude of 599 meters, this mountain offers various hiking routes with different distances and difficulties, as well as cable cars and lifts, using which you can get to the summit on foot in about 40 minutes. There is also Yakuoin Temple with a history of over 1,000 years and Trick Art Museum. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions of schools in Tokyo.

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Tama Forest Science Garden
Tama Area

Tama Forest Science Garden

Along with various types of samples including lumber samples displayed at the exhibition hall “Mori no Kagakukan,” you can learn about forests and the lumber industry. A guided tour (10:00) is offered in the garden, which teaches you how to distinguish different kinds of trees and what to see during each season.

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Kokyo Gaien National Gardens

Also known as the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens,this park is widely cherished for its quintessential Japanese landscapes. Spacious green lawns dotted with black pines blend harmoniously with the historical remnants of Edo Castle's moats and gates.

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National Diet Building

The Japanese Diet is held in this building. Here, Japan's only legislative body makes laws and determines fiscal budgets. Note how the building is symmetrical on both sides. On the left facing the front is the House of Representatives, while the right side is occupied by the House of Councilors (formerly the House of Lords).

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Bank of Japan Head Office

The Bank of Japan Head Office, erected in 1896, was the first modern national government (national important cultural asset) to be built by a Japanese architect. As part of a one-hour guided tour, visitors can also view the undergrond vault, which was used until 2004.

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a broadcasting tower, built in 1958.It offers spectacular views of Tokyo, in all the city's three-dimensionality, from its two observation decks at 150 meters and 250 meters.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Wholesale Market Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market comprises three blocks: block 7 with the seafood wholesaling building, block 6 with the seafood auctions building, and block 5 with the fruit and vegetable wholesaling building. The new market has been designed to ensure food safety, while implementing efficient logistics and first-rate environmental measures.

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Waseda University

Waseda University is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. Campus tours are available in which Waseda student guides explain historical episodes and student life; tour participants also have the chance to visit sites that are usually not open to the public, such as the Okuma Auditorium clock tower, etc.

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National Museum of Nature and Science

This is the nation's only comprehensive science museum. It features two permanent exhibits: the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery. The different floors offer different themes, including dinosaur fossils, stuffed animal specimens, scientific.

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TOKYO SKYTREE
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TOKYO SKYTREE

TOKYO SKYTREE is the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower. From the two observation decks at 350 m and 450 m, visitors can take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo night sky, and experience the illusion that they are walking through the air. The nearby Soramachi shopping area (300 shops) and the Aquarium are popular spots.

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The National Museum of Western Art
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The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national museum showcasing the art of the Western world. The Main Building, designed by architect Le Corbusier, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2016.

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Water Bus
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Water Bus

You can get on a water bus and visit several sightseeing areas along the Sumida River, including Asakusa and Ryogoku, while enjoying a waterfront view. Some routes have a water bus with a unique near-futuristic design.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are one of the most prominent landmarks in Tokyo. From the observatory on the 45th floor at a height of 202 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, along with Mt. Fuji if it is clear enough. Tokyo Sky Guide is a special viewing guide for the observatory, offering information on a total of 32 spots you can see from the observatory in 15 languages.

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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”
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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”

Located on the 60th floor of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 building, this observatory re-opened in 2023 after its major renovation. You can get a panoramic view of the city from 251 meters above sea level. It features a well-stocked space with seasonal plants and flowers on the floor covered with artificial turf.

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Hama-rikyu Gardens
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Hama-rikyu Gardens

This garden, which used to belong to the Tokugawa Shogun family, the most powerful family in the Edo period, has a Shioiri Pond and abundant nature. A shioiri pond is a tidal pond that draws in sea water, creating changes in the pond associated with the tide. It is now the only tidal pond in the Edo gardens of Tokyo.

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Sensoji Temple
History/Culture

Sensoji Temple

Worshippers and tourists flock to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Nakamise is along the main approach to the temple, a 250-meter-long shop-filled street connecting the outer Kaminarimon gate to the second Hozomon gate.

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History/Culture

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This open-air museum contains 30 reconstructed and historically important buildings originating from the Edo period and up to the middle part of the Showa period. Contemporary scenes from daily life—such as the lighting of a farmhouse hearth fire—are reenacted inside the buildings.

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Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima
History/Culture

Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima

Traditional Edo kiriko cut glass is produced here at this studio. Workshops are held for the public. In particular we have the appropriate tools for elementary school and junior high school students. A pen is used to create a draft on a small transparent glass, which is then placed on a disk for etching. The finished piece is put in a box for the visitor to take home with them. This is a very safe endeavor, so it's well worth giving it a try!

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Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store
History/Culture

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya makes realistic-looking replica food items. This store sells fun and unique products created through the art of food replicas. Visitors can also try their hand at making traditional faux food out of wax.

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Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)
History/Culture

Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu, built in 1920, honors the Emperor Meiji and his wife the Empress Shoken. The sacred forest surrounding of the shrine is comprised of some 100,000 trees donated from around the nation. The stately atmosphere of this place is truly an oasis-in-the-city for the visitor.

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Yakata-bune (excursion boats)
History/Culture

Yakata-bune (excursion boats)

The yakata-bune excursion boat has been a tradition since the time of the samurai. Take a boat ride down the Sumida River, mentioned in the Manyoshu—Japan's oldest collection of poems—and enjoy not only the night view but the most delicious tempura as well.

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Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University
History/Culture

Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University

The Suginami Animation Museum is the first facility where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese animation in a structured way. With hands-on special effects and post-production activities to try, as well as special exhibitions etc., there are lots of things for visitors to do that will help them to learn about animation in an enjoyable way.

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Sumo Museum
History/Culture

Sumo Museum

This museum collects, preserves, and exhibits (6 times/year) materials related to sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke sumo wrestler rankings to ceremonial aprons.

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Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)
History/Culture

Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)

Futaba-en is a dye studio that has been carrying on the tradition of the Edo katazome dyeing technique for over 100 years. The artisan skills on show here have been officially designated as a traditional craft. One-day lessons and classes are available.

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National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Environment / Science

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Through exhibits and lectures, the Science Museum offers the visitor an opportunity to think, discuss, and experience cutting-edge technologies that shape the future—everything from familiar science to cutting-edge technology.

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Central Breakwater Landfill Site
Environment / Science

Central Breakwater Landfill Site

This is where Tokyo's waste is sent for final disposal. It's an ideal place to consider the issue of waste disposal in large cities. Following a presentation that gives an overview of landfill facilities, it is possible for visitors who have their own vehicular transport to visit a landfill site, a large waste-crushing process facility, and a non-flammable waste-processing facility.

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The Hydrogen Information Center
Environment / Science

The Hydrogen Information Center "Tokyo Hydrogen Museum"

At the Tokyo Suiso-miru, visitors learn about the future of hydrogen—an invisible substance—as well as how hydrogen will be utilized in our society—by both touch and direct experience. At this unique comprehensive learning center, everyone gets the opportunity to understand hydrogen.

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Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum
Environment / Science

Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum

Here you can have fun learning about medicine through CG images and interactive games. As well as studying how medicines work and how they are developed, visitors discover the history of Nihombashi, an area that has been synonymous with the medicine business since the Edo period.

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Panasonic Center Tokyo
Environment / Science

Panasonic Center Tokyo

At this showroom, visitors have the opportunity to experience Panasonic's latest initiatives, technologies, and more. Don't forget the AkeruE, a museum where ideas are transformed into something concrete. Events and workshops are also held on the weekend.

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Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Environment / Science

Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

This facility comprises a movie theater, a special exhibitions gallery, an event hall, and a giant domed greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants (including those from the Ogasawara Islands). The adjacent Shin-koto Incineration Plant provides heat for the greenhouse.

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Printing Museum, Tokyo
Environment / Science

Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum showcases the history of printing—from its origins through the present day—all over the world. It also illustrates its value as a communications media, the value of print media, and all of its possibilities.

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METoA Ginza
Environment / Science

METoA Ginza

METoA Ginza, Mitsubishi Electric event area, showcases the latest technologies of the Mitsubishi Electric Group with a view to a more sustainable society, at a fun hands-on exhibit hall featuring visuals, AR, etc.

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Japan National Stadium
Sports

Japan National Stadium

Launched as of April 2022, the stadium tour is a chance for visitors to experience the amazing legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Check details from the Stadium tour Website.

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Japan Olympic Museum
Sports

Japan Olympic Museum

This museum, established by the JOC, is a center of information for Japan's Olympic movement. It houses various exhibits and visuals, showcasing the value of the Olympics.

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TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition
Sports

TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition in Yurakucho featuring assets actually used in the Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremonies. Experience competitions through digital technology and snap selfies at photo spots.

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Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo
Disaster prevention

Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo

Armed with tablet PCs and placed in a simulated earthquake scenario centered on Tokyo, visitors learn how to survive the first 72 hours after a major earthquake. The facility also shows animated videos and holds workshops and events focusing on disaster preparedness.

Official Website
Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department
Disaster prevention

Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department(Honjo Bosaikan)

At this disaster prevention facility, visitors gain knowledge and know-how in a fun way. Take unique tours of simulations including earthquakes, fires, and wind/rain, led by instructions. There are also areas where visitors can tour on their own.

Official Website
Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)
Disaster prevention

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)

A tour of this facility gives visitors experience in dealing with disaster situations. Visitors go through an hour and 40 minutes of disaster preparedness training with an instructor. Every Friday evening, a special “Night Tour,” assuming a scenario with a fire at night, is held.

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JICA Global Plaza
Disaster prevention

JICA Global Plaza

The Plaza offers programs featuring interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the current living environment in developing countries, global issues, and international collaboration; as well as workshops and lectures by people who have worked on projects in developing countries.

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Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
Island

Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Featuring a variety of exhibits and simulation capsules pertaining to the volcanoes of the world including Mt. Mihara, this is a fun place to learn. Also on view in the Visuals Hall is a powerful series of visuals depicting the gorgeous natural environment of Oshima and the lives of the people here.

Official Website
Furusato-taiken Hall
Island

Furusato-taiken Hall

This facility is a unique place where visitors can relax in a pastoral setting, primarily experiencing the natural environment and culture of Oshima. Specific workshops include squeezing camellia oil, vegetable dyeing, and local performing arts (groups only). Official Website

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Odoriko no Sato Museum
Island

Odoriko no Sato Museum

The Odoriko no Sato Museum has two sections: the Former Minatoya Ryokan and the Former Jinnomaru Residence, both of which were built during the Meiji Period. Go through them slowly and deliberately as you take in the atmosphere of times past.

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Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum
Island

Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

At this local museum, visitors learn about the formation, history, and people of Oshima. The museum houses some 600 pieces of folk materials including descriptions of the volcanoes of Oshima, “Oshima and the Sea,” “Pottery and Stone Tools of the Jomon Period,” “Women's Customs,” and “Festivals of Oshima.”

Official Website
Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)
Island

Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)

This is an unusual museum in Japan. It houses not only shells from Izu and the Ogasawara Islands but also 50,000 shells in 4,000 different varieties from Japan and countries around the world. Also on display are many shell fossils, folk crafts incorporating shells, etc.

Official Website
WATERS takeshiba
SDG’s

WATERS takeshiba

Located in the waterfront area nearby Hama-rikyu Gardens, this complex facility has various tenants, including Shiki Theatre, a special theatre for Shiki Theatre Company, a hotel, and a commercial facility, as well as a dock for the Water Bus. There is an artificial tidal flat, where efforts are currently being made for environmental regeneration of Tokyo Bay, which used to be called “Edomae,” making it a great place to learn about the environment.

Official Website
SMALL WORLDS
SDG’s

SMALL WORLDS

One of the biggest indoor miniature parks in Asia. There are various kinds of inquiry learning programs under the themes of SDG, career education, STEAM education, international understanding, and cutting-edge technologies, offering a place for voluntary learning through experiences.

Official Website
Kawasaki Robostage
SDG’s

Kawasaki Robostage

This is a showroom of the latest robots produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., where you can see how high the level of their technologies is and think about co-existence of humans with robots. There is a hands-on program, where you can try programming to actually get an industrial robot moving. There is also a hands-on program for children to perform programming of an industrial robot to cause it move (Advance reservation is required. There are age limits for participants.)

Official Website
JIDAIYA
SDG’s

JIDAIYA

JIDAIYA offers various cultural experience programs, such as rickshaw and kimono experience, in Asakusa. In the “SDGs with Furoshiki” program, you can learn how to use furoshiki (Japan’s traditional wrapping cloth) for wrapping and other purposes, which allows you to practice the SDGs without any hassles while being exposed to traditional Japanese culture. You can also learn about the history of rickshaw, the ultimate ecological vehicle in alignment with the SDGs, and get a chance to actually drive a rickshaw as an occupational experience.

Official Website
RED° TOKYO TOWER
SDG’s

RED° TOKYO TOWER

Opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in 2022, this biggest e-sports park in Japan offers a wide variety of games, from sensory video game machines with cutting-edge technologies to easy games that younger children can enjoy.

Official Website
NTT History Center of Technologies
Field trip

NTT History Center of Technologies

Owned by the NTT group, one of Japan’s biggest telecommunications company groups, this museum exhibits a huge number of historical assets of the group. With the display of rare old telephone machines and the history of portable phones across four floors, you can learn how the telecommunication technologies have advanced.

Official Website
Police Museum
Field trip

Police Museum

This facility is a place where you can learn about the history of the Japanese police force from its beginning to today, as well as the current activities of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Fun activities are also offered, such as anime movies, police-work simulators, and a police motorcycle riding experience. Main exhibitions are accompanied by descriptions in English.

Official Website
Meteorological Science Museum
Field trip

Meteorological Science Museum

This museum displays observation instruments for weather and earthquakes, systems where you can learn about the information on disaster prevention, and theaters where you learn about/feel the natural environment of Japan. Some of the exhibits and activities are available with English subtitles. There is a full-time commentator who is a certified weather forecaster, so you can ask any questions about weather and earthquakes.

Official Website
NHK Museum of Broadcasting
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NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Opened in 1956 as the first broadcasting museum in the world, this museum has been serving as a place to learn about the history of broadcasting for its advances and developments over about 100 years. It features experiences as an announcer or weather forecaster in a studio as well as exhibitions under different themes, including dramas, music programs, and children’s programs.

Official Website
Jindaiji Temple
Tama Area

Jindaiji Temple

This old temple of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism was founded in 733. On the temple grounds, you can find historic cultural assets here and there, including the Sanmon Gate with a thatched roof, the gorgeous Hondo main hall, and the statue of a seated Shaka Buddha, which is the oldest National Treasure in eastern Japan. Jindaiji Daruma Ichi Fair, which is held in March every year, is considered one of the three biggest Daruma Ichi fairs in Japan.

Official Website
Showa Kinen Park
Tama Area

Showa Kinen Park

With a total area of 180 ha, this national park offers a place where visitors can enjoy seasonal nature and flowers throughout the year, including tulips in spring, and yellow gingko leaves in autumn. There are lots to see in this park, including Open Field, Japanese Garden, and Hanamidori Cultural Center, making it a place where you can spend whole day and never get bored.

Official Website
Takao 599 Museum
Tama Area

Takao 599 Museum

This is a museum where you can learn about the animals, plants, and the history of Mt. Takao as well as manners for mountain climbing. Various special exhibitions and experience-based events are offered on an irregular basis. The huge lawn space has a place where kids can play with water, offering a place of rest and relaxation for visitors.

Official Website
Mt. Takao
Tama Area

Mt. Takao

With an altitude of 599 meters, this mountain offers various hiking routes with different distances and difficulties, as well as cable cars and lifts, using which you can get to the summit on foot in about 40 minutes. There is also Yakuoin Temple with a history of over 1,000 years and Trick Art Museum. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions of schools in Tokyo.

Official Website
Tama Forest Science Garden
Tama Area

Tama Forest Science Garden

Along with various types of samples including lumber samples displayed at the exhibition hall “Mori no Kagakukan,” you can learn about forests and the lumber industry. A guided tour (10:00) is offered in the garden, which teaches you how to distinguish different kinds of trees and what to see during each season.

Official Website
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Places of Interest

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Learn about Japanese culture, Japan's state-of-the-art science and technology.

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Kokyo Gaien National Gardens

Also known as the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens,this park is widely cherished for its quintessential Japanese landscapes. Spacious green lawns dotted with black pines blend harmoniously with the historical remnants of Edo Castle's moats and gates.

Official Website
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National Diet Building

The Japanese Diet is held in this building. Here, Japan's only legislative body makes laws and determines fiscal budgets. Note how the building is symmetrical on both sides. On the left facing the front is the House of Representatives, while the right side is occupied by the House of Councilors (formerly the House of Lords).

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Bank of Japan Head Office

The Bank of Japan Head Office, erected in 1896, was the first modern national government (national important cultural asset) to be built by a Japanese architect. As part of a one-hour guided tour, visitors can also view the undergrond vault, which was used until 2004.

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a broadcasting tower, built in 1958.It offers spectacular views of Tokyo, in all the city's three-dimensionality, from its two observation decks at 150 meters and 250 meters.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Wholesale Market Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market comprises three blocks: block 7 with the seafood wholesaling building, block 6 with the seafood auctions building, and block 5 with the fruit and vegetable wholesaling building. The new market has been designed to ensure food safety, while implementing efficient logistics and first-rate environmental measures.

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Waseda University

Waseda University is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. Campus tours are available in which Waseda student guides explain historical episodes and student life; tour participants also have the chance to visit sites that are usually not open to the public, such as the Okuma Auditorium clock tower, etc.

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National Museum of Nature and Science

This is the nation's only comprehensive science museum. It features two permanent exhibits: the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery. The different floors offer different themes, including dinosaur fossils, stuffed animal specimens, scientific.

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TOKYO SKYTREE
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TOKYO SKYTREE

TOKYO SKYTREE is the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower. From the two observation decks at 350 m and 450 m, visitors can take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo night sky, and experience the illusion that they are walking through the air. The nearby Soramachi shopping area (300 shops) and the Aquarium are popular spots.

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The National Museum of Western Art
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The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national museum showcasing the art of the Western world. The Main Building, designed by architect Le Corbusier, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2016.

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Water Bus
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Water Bus

You can get on a water bus and visit several sightseeing areas along the Sumida River, including Asakusa and Ryogoku, while enjoying a waterfront view. Some routes have a water bus with a unique near-futuristic design.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are one of the most prominent landmarks in Tokyo. From the observatory on the 45th floor at a height of 202 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, along with Mt. Fuji if it is clear enough. Tokyo Sky Guide is a special viewing guide for the observatory, offering information on a total of 32 spots you can see from the observatory in 15 languages.

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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”
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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”

Located on the 60th floor of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 building, this observatory re-opened in 2023 after its major renovation. You can get a panoramic view of the city from 251 meters above sea level. It features a well-stocked space with seasonal plants and flowers on the floor covered with artificial turf.

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Hama-rikyu Gardens
Main spot

Hama-rikyu Gardens

This garden, which used to belong to the Tokugawa Shogun family, the most powerful family in the Edo period, has a Shioiri Pond and abundant nature. A shioiri pond is a tidal pond that draws in sea water, creating changes in the pond associated with the tide. It is now the only tidal pond in the Edo gardens of Tokyo.

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Sensoji Temple
History/Culture

Sensoji Temple

Worshippers and tourists flock to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Nakamise is along the main approach to the temple, a 250-meter-long shop-filled street connecting the outer Kaminarimon gate to the second Hozomon gate.

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History/Culture

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This open-air museum contains 30 reconstructed and historically important buildings originating from the Edo period and up to the middle part of the Showa period. Contemporary scenes from daily life—such as the lighting of a farmhouse hearth fire—are reenacted inside the buildings.

Official Website
Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima
History/Culture

Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima

Traditional Edo kiriko cut glass is produced here at this studio. Workshops are held for the public. In particular we have the appropriate tools for elementary school and junior high school students. A pen is used to create a draft on a small transparent glass, which is then placed on a disk for etching. The finished piece is put in a box for the visitor to take home with them. This is a very safe endeavor, so it's well worth giving it a try!

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Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store
History/Culture

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya makes realistic-looking replica food items. This store sells fun and unique products created through the art of food replicas. Visitors can also try their hand at making traditional faux food out of wax.

Official Website
Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)
History/Culture

Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu, built in 1920, honors the Emperor Meiji and his wife the Empress Shoken. The sacred forest surrounding of the shrine is comprised of some 100,000 trees donated from around the nation. The stately atmosphere of this place is truly an oasis-in-the-city for the visitor.

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Yakata-bune (excursion boats)
History/Culture

Yakata-bune (excursion boats)

The yakata-bune excursion boat has been a tradition since the time of the samurai. Take a boat ride down the Sumida River, mentioned in the Manyoshu—Japan's oldest collection of poems—and enjoy not only the night view but the most delicious tempura as well.

Official Website
Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University
History/Culture

Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University

The Suginami Animation Museum is the first facility where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese animation in a structured way. With hands-on special effects and post-production activities to try, as well as special exhibitions etc., there are lots of things for visitors to do that will help them to learn about animation in an enjoyable way.

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Sumo Museum
History/Culture

Sumo Museum

This museum collects, preserves, and exhibits (6 times/year) materials related to sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke sumo wrestler rankings to ceremonial aprons.

Official Website
Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)
History/Culture

Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)

Futaba-en is a dye studio that has been carrying on the tradition of the Edo katazome dyeing technique for over 100 years. The artisan skills on show here have been officially designated as a traditional craft. One-day lessons and classes are available.

Official Website
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Environment / Science

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Through exhibits and lectures, the Science Museum offers the visitor an opportunity to think, discuss, and experience cutting-edge technologies that shape the future—everything from familiar science to cutting-edge technology.

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Central Breakwater Landfill Site
Environment / Science

Central Breakwater Landfill Site

This is where Tokyo's waste is sent for final disposal. It's an ideal place to consider the issue of waste disposal in large cities. Following a presentation that gives an overview of landfill facilities, it is possible for visitors who have their own vehicular transport to visit a landfill site, a large waste-crushing process facility, and a non-flammable waste-processing facility.

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The Hydrogen Information Center
Environment / Science

The Hydrogen Information Center "Tokyo Hydrogen Museum"

At the Tokyo Suiso-miru, visitors learn about the future of hydrogen—an invisible substance—as well as how hydrogen will be utilized in our society—by both touch and direct experience. At this unique comprehensive learning center, everyone gets the opportunity to understand hydrogen.

Official Website
Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum
Environment / Science

Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum

Here you can have fun learning about medicine through CG images and interactive games. As well as studying how medicines work and how they are developed, visitors discover the history of Nihombashi, an area that has been synonymous with the medicine business since the Edo period.

Official Website
Panasonic Center Tokyo
Environment / Science

Panasonic Center Tokyo

At this showroom, visitors have the opportunity to experience Panasonic's latest initiatives, technologies, and more. Don't forget the AkeruE, a museum where ideas are transformed into something concrete. Events and workshops are also held on the weekend.

Official Website
Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Environment / Science

Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

This facility comprises a movie theater, a special exhibitions gallery, an event hall, and a giant domed greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants (including those from the Ogasawara Islands). The adjacent Shin-koto Incineration Plant provides heat for the greenhouse.

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Printing Museum, Tokyo
Environment / Science

Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum showcases the history of printing—from its origins through the present day—all over the world. It also illustrates its value as a communications media, the value of print media, and all of its possibilities.

Official Website
METoA Ginza
Environment / Science

METoA Ginza

METoA Ginza, Mitsubishi Electric event area, showcases the latest technologies of the Mitsubishi Electric Group with a view to a more sustainable society, at a fun hands-on exhibit hall featuring visuals, AR, etc.

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Japan National Stadium
Sports

Japan National Stadium

Launched as of April 2022, the stadium tour is a chance for visitors to experience the amazing legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Check details from the Stadium tour Website.

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Japan Olympic Museum
Sports

Japan Olympic Museum

This museum, established by the JOC, is a center of information for Japan's Olympic movement. It houses various exhibits and visuals, showcasing the value of the Olympics.

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TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition
Sports

TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition in Yurakucho featuring assets actually used in the Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremonies. Experience competitions through digital technology and snap selfies at photo spots.

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Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo
Disaster prevention

Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo

Armed with tablet PCs and placed in a simulated earthquake scenario centered on Tokyo, visitors learn how to survive the first 72 hours after a major earthquake. The facility also shows animated videos and holds workshops and events focusing on disaster preparedness.

Official Website
Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department
Disaster prevention

Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department(Honjo Bosaikan)

At this disaster prevention facility, visitors gain knowledge and know-how in a fun way. Take unique tours of simulations including earthquakes, fires, and wind/rain, led by instructions. There are also areas where visitors can tour on their own.

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Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)
Disaster prevention

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)

A tour of this facility gives visitors experience in dealing with disaster situations. Visitors go through an hour and 40 minutes of disaster preparedness training with an instructor. Every Friday evening, a special “Night Tour,” assuming a scenario with a fire at night, is held.

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JICA Global Plaza
Disaster prevention

JICA Global Plaza

The Plaza offers programs featuring interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the current living environment in developing countries, global issues, and international collaboration; as well as workshops and lectures by people who have worked on projects in developing countries.

Official Website
Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
Island

Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Featuring a variety of exhibits and simulation capsules pertaining to the volcanoes of the world including Mt. Mihara, this is a fun place to learn. Also on view in the Visuals Hall is a powerful series of visuals depicting the gorgeous natural environment of Oshima and the lives of the people here.

Official Website
Furusato-taiken Hall
Island

Furusato-taiken Hall

This facility is a unique place where visitors can relax in a pastoral setting, primarily experiencing the natural environment and culture of Oshima. Specific workshops include squeezing camellia oil, vegetable dyeing, and local performing arts (groups only). Official Website

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Odoriko no Sato Museum
Island

Odoriko no Sato Museum

The Odoriko no Sato Museum has two sections: the Former Minatoya Ryokan and the Former Jinnomaru Residence, both of which were built during the Meiji Period. Go through them slowly and deliberately as you take in the atmosphere of times past.

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Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum
Island

Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

At this local museum, visitors learn about the formation, history, and people of Oshima. The museum houses some 600 pieces of folk materials including descriptions of the volcanoes of Oshima, “Oshima and the Sea,” “Pottery and Stone Tools of the Jomon Period,” “Women's Customs,” and “Festivals of Oshima.”

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Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)
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Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)

This is an unusual museum in Japan. It houses not only shells from Izu and the Ogasawara Islands but also 50,000 shells in 4,000 different varieties from Japan and countries around the world. Also on display are many shell fossils, folk crafts incorporating shells, etc.

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WATERS takeshiba
SDG’s

WATERS takeshiba

Located in the waterfront area nearby Hama-rikyu Gardens, this complex facility has various tenants, including Shiki Theatre, a special theatre for Shiki Theatre Company, a hotel, and a commercial facility, as well as a dock for the Water Bus. There is an artificial tidal flat, where efforts are currently being made for environmental regeneration of Tokyo Bay, which used to be called “Edomae,” making it a great place to learn about the environment.

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SMALL WORLDS
SDG’s

SMALL WORLDS

One of the biggest indoor miniature parks in Asia. There are various kinds of inquiry learning programs under the themes of SDG, career education, STEAM education, international understanding, and cutting-edge technologies, offering a place for voluntary learning through experiences.

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Kawasaki Robostage
SDG’s

Kawasaki Robostage

This is a showroom of the latest robots produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., where you can see how high the level of their technologies is and think about co-existence of humans with robots. There is a hands-on program, where you can try programming to actually get an industrial robot moving. There is also a hands-on program for children to perform programming of an industrial robot to cause it move (Advance reservation is required. There are age limits for participants.)

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JIDAIYA
SDG’s

JIDAIYA

JIDAIYA offers various cultural experience programs, such as rickshaw and kimono experience, in Asakusa. In the “SDGs with Furoshiki” program, you can learn how to use furoshiki (Japan’s traditional wrapping cloth) for wrapping and other purposes, which allows you to practice the SDGs without any hassles while being exposed to traditional Japanese culture. You can also learn about the history of rickshaw, the ultimate ecological vehicle in alignment with the SDGs, and get a chance to actually drive a rickshaw as an occupational experience.

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RED° TOKYO TOWER
SDG’s

RED° TOKYO TOWER

Opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in 2022, this biggest e-sports park in Japan offers a wide variety of games, from sensory video game machines with cutting-edge technologies to easy games that younger children can enjoy.

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NTT History Center of Technologies
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NTT History Center of Technologies

Owned by the NTT group, one of Japan’s biggest telecommunications company groups, this museum exhibits a huge number of historical assets of the group. With the display of rare old telephone machines and the history of portable phones across four floors, you can learn how the telecommunication technologies have advanced.

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Police Museum
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Police Museum

This facility is a place where you can learn about the history of the Japanese police force from its beginning to today, as well as the current activities of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Fun activities are also offered, such as anime movies, police-work simulators, and a police motorcycle riding experience. Main exhibitions are accompanied by descriptions in English.

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Meteorological Science Museum
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Meteorological Science Museum

This museum displays observation instruments for weather and earthquakes, systems where you can learn about the information on disaster prevention, and theaters where you learn about/feel the natural environment of Japan. Some of the exhibits and activities are available with English subtitles. There is a full-time commentator who is a certified weather forecaster, so you can ask any questions about weather and earthquakes.

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NHK Museum of Broadcasting
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NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Opened in 1956 as the first broadcasting museum in the world, this museum has been serving as a place to learn about the history of broadcasting for its advances and developments over about 100 years. It features experiences as an announcer or weather forecaster in a studio as well as exhibitions under different themes, including dramas, music programs, and children’s programs.

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Jindaiji Temple
Tama Area

Jindaiji Temple

This old temple of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism was founded in 733. On the temple grounds, you can find historic cultural assets here and there, including the Sanmon Gate with a thatched roof, the gorgeous Hondo main hall, and the statue of a seated Shaka Buddha, which is the oldest National Treasure in eastern Japan. Jindaiji Daruma Ichi Fair, which is held in March every year, is considered one of the three biggest Daruma Ichi fairs in Japan.

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Showa Kinen Park
Tama Area

Showa Kinen Park

With a total area of 180 ha, this national park offers a place where visitors can enjoy seasonal nature and flowers throughout the year, including tulips in spring, and yellow gingko leaves in autumn. There are lots to see in this park, including Open Field, Japanese Garden, and Hanamidori Cultural Center, making it a place where you can spend whole day and never get bored.

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Takao 599 Museum
Tama Area

Takao 599 Museum

This is a museum where you can learn about the animals, plants, and the history of Mt. Takao as well as manners for mountain climbing. Various special exhibitions and experience-based events are offered on an irregular basis. The huge lawn space has a place where kids can play with water, offering a place of rest and relaxation for visitors.

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Mt. Takao
Tama Area

Mt. Takao

With an altitude of 599 meters, this mountain offers various hiking routes with different distances and difficulties, as well as cable cars and lifts, using which you can get to the summit on foot in about 40 minutes. There is also Yakuoin Temple with a history of over 1,000 years and Trick Art Museum. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions of schools in Tokyo.

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Tama Forest Science Garden
Tama Area

Tama Forest Science Garden

Along with various types of samples including lumber samples displayed at the exhibition hall “Mori no Kagakukan,” you can learn about forests and the lumber industry. A guided tour (10:00) is offered in the garden, which teaches you how to distinguish different kinds of trees and what to see during each season.

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Places of Interest

Places of Interest

Places of Interest

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Kokyo Gaien National Gardens

Also known as the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens,this park is widely cherished for its quintessential Japanese landscapes. Spacious green lawns dotted with black pines blend harmoniously with the historical remnants of Edo Castle's moats and gates.

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National Diet Building

The Japanese Diet is held in this building. Here, Japan's only legislative body makes laws and determines fiscal budgets. Note how the building is symmetrical on both sides. On the left facing the front is the House of Representatives, while the right side is occupied by the House of Councilors (formerly the House of Lords).

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Bank of Japan Head Office

The Bank of Japan Head Office, erected in 1896, was the first modern national government (national important cultural asset) to be built by a Japanese architect. As part of a one-hour guided tour, visitors can also view the undergrond vault, which was used until 2004.

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a broadcasting tower, built in 1958.It offers spectacular views of Tokyo, in all the city's three-dimensionality, from its two observation decks at 150 meters and 250 meters.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Wholesale Market Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market comprises three blocks: block 7 with the seafood wholesaling building, block 6 with the seafood auctions building, and block 5 with the fruit and vegetable wholesaling building. The new market has been designed to ensure food safety, while implementing efficient logistics and first-rate environmental measures.

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Waseda University

Waseda University is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. Campus tours are available in which Waseda student guides explain historical episodes and student life; tour participants also have the chance to visit sites that are usually not open to the public, such as the Okuma Auditorium clock tower, etc.

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National Museum of Nature and Science

This is the nation's only comprehensive science museum. It features two permanent exhibits: the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery. The different floors offer different themes, including dinosaur fossils, stuffed animal specimens, scientific.

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TOKYO SKYTREE
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TOKYO SKYTREE

TOKYO SKYTREE is the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower. From the two observation decks at 350 m and 450 m, visitors can take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo night sky, and experience the illusion that they are walking through the air. The nearby Soramachi shopping area (300 shops) and the Aquarium are popular spots.

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The National Museum of Western Art
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The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national museum showcasing the art of the Western world. The Main Building, designed by architect Le Corbusier, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2016.

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Water Bus
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Water Bus

You can get on a water bus and visit several sightseeing areas along the Sumida River, including Asakusa and Ryogoku, while enjoying a waterfront view. Some routes have a water bus with a unique near-futuristic design.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are one of the most prominent landmarks in Tokyo. From the observatory on the 45th floor at a height of 202 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, along with Mt. Fuji if it is clear enough. Tokyo Sky Guide is a special viewing guide for the observatory, offering information on a total of 32 spots you can see from the observatory in 15 languages.

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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”
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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”

Located on the 60th floor of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 building, this observatory re-opened in 2023 after its major renovation. You can get a panoramic view of the city from 251 meters above sea level. It features a well-stocked space with seasonal plants and flowers on the floor covered with artificial turf.

Official Website
Hama-rikyu Gardens
Main spot

Hama-rikyu Gardens

This garden, which used to belong to the Tokugawa Shogun family, the most powerful family in the Edo period, has a Shioiri Pond and abundant nature. A shioiri pond is a tidal pond that draws in sea water, creating changes in the pond associated with the tide. It is now the only tidal pond in the Edo gardens of Tokyo.

Official Website
Sensoji Temple
History/Culture

Sensoji Temple

Worshippers and tourists flock to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Nakamise is along the main approach to the temple, a 250-meter-long shop-filled street connecting the outer Kaminarimon gate to the second Hozomon gate.

Official Website
History/Culture

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This open-air museum contains 30 reconstructed and historically important buildings originating from the Edo period and up to the middle part of the Showa period. Contemporary scenes from daily life—such as the lighting of a farmhouse hearth fire—are reenacted inside the buildings.

Official Website
Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima
History/Culture

Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima

Traditional Edo kiriko cut glass is produced here at this studio. Workshops are held for the public. In particular we have the appropriate tools for elementary school and junior high school students. A pen is used to create a draft on a small transparent glass, which is then placed on a disk for etching. The finished piece is put in a box for the visitor to take home with them. This is a very safe endeavor, so it's well worth giving it a try!

Official Website
Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store
History/Culture

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya makes realistic-looking replica food items. This store sells fun and unique products created through the art of food replicas. Visitors can also try their hand at making traditional faux food out of wax.

Official Website
Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)
History/Culture

Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu, built in 1920, honors the Emperor Meiji and his wife the Empress Shoken. The sacred forest surrounding of the shrine is comprised of some 100,000 trees donated from around the nation. The stately atmosphere of this place is truly an oasis-in-the-city for the visitor.

Official Website
Yakata-bune (excursion boats)
History/Culture

Yakata-bune (excursion boats)

The yakata-bune excursion boat has been a tradition since the time of the samurai. Take a boat ride down the Sumida River, mentioned in the Manyoshu—Japan's oldest collection of poems—and enjoy not only the night view but the most delicious tempura as well.

Official Website
Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University
History/Culture

Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University

The Suginami Animation Museum is the first facility where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese animation in a structured way. With hands-on special effects and post-production activities to try, as well as special exhibitions etc., there are lots of things for visitors to do that will help them to learn about animation in an enjoyable way.

Official Website
Sumo Museum
History/Culture

Sumo Museum

This museum collects, preserves, and exhibits (6 times/year) materials related to sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke sumo wrestler rankings to ceremonial aprons.

Official Website
Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)
History/Culture

Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)

Futaba-en is a dye studio that has been carrying on the tradition of the Edo katazome dyeing technique for over 100 years. The artisan skills on show here have been officially designated as a traditional craft. One-day lessons and classes are available.

Official Website
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Environment / Science

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Through exhibits and lectures, the Science Museum offers the visitor an opportunity to think, discuss, and experience cutting-edge technologies that shape the future—everything from familiar science to cutting-edge technology.

Official Website
Central Breakwater Landfill Site
Environment / Science

Central Breakwater Landfill Site

This is where Tokyo's waste is sent for final disposal. It's an ideal place to consider the issue of waste disposal in large cities. Following a presentation that gives an overview of landfill facilities, it is possible for visitors who have their own vehicular transport to visit a landfill site, a large waste-crushing process facility, and a non-flammable waste-processing facility.

Official Website
The Hydrogen Information Center
Environment / Science

The Hydrogen Information Center "Tokyo Hydrogen Museum"

At the Tokyo Suiso-miru, visitors learn about the future of hydrogen—an invisible substance—as well as how hydrogen will be utilized in our society—by both touch and direct experience. At this unique comprehensive learning center, everyone gets the opportunity to understand hydrogen.

Official Website
Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum
Environment / Science

Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum

Here you can have fun learning about medicine through CG images and interactive games. As well as studying how medicines work and how they are developed, visitors discover the history of Nihombashi, an area that has been synonymous with the medicine business since the Edo period.

Official Website
Panasonic Center Tokyo
Environment / Science

Panasonic Center Tokyo

At this showroom, visitors have the opportunity to experience Panasonic's latest initiatives, technologies, and more. Don't forget the AkeruE, a museum where ideas are transformed into something concrete. Events and workshops are also held on the weekend.

Official Website
Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Environment / Science

Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

This facility comprises a movie theater, a special exhibitions gallery, an event hall, and a giant domed greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants (including those from the Ogasawara Islands). The adjacent Shin-koto Incineration Plant provides heat for the greenhouse.

Official Website
Printing Museum, Tokyo
Environment / Science

Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum showcases the history of printing—from its origins through the present day—all over the world. It also illustrates its value as a communications media, the value of print media, and all of its possibilities.

Official Website
METoA Ginza
Environment / Science

METoA Ginza

METoA Ginza, Mitsubishi Electric event area, showcases the latest technologies of the Mitsubishi Electric Group with a view to a more sustainable society, at a fun hands-on exhibit hall featuring visuals, AR, etc.

Official Website
Japan National Stadium
Sports

Japan National Stadium

Launched as of April 2022, the stadium tour is a chance for visitors to experience the amazing legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Check details from the Stadium tour Website.

Official Website
Japan Olympic Museum
Sports

Japan Olympic Museum

This museum, established by the JOC, is a center of information for Japan's Olympic movement. It houses various exhibits and visuals, showcasing the value of the Olympics.

Official Website
TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition
Sports

TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition in Yurakucho featuring assets actually used in the Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremonies. Experience competitions through digital technology and snap selfies at photo spots.

Official Website
Reservation
Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo
Disaster prevention

Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo

Armed with tablet PCs and placed in a simulated earthquake scenario centered on Tokyo, visitors learn how to survive the first 72 hours after a major earthquake. The facility also shows animated videos and holds workshops and events focusing on disaster preparedness.

Official Website
Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department
Disaster prevention

Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department(Honjo Bosaikan)

At this disaster prevention facility, visitors gain knowledge and know-how in a fun way. Take unique tours of simulations including earthquakes, fires, and wind/rain, led by instructions. There are also areas where visitors can tour on their own.

Official Website
Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)
Disaster prevention

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)

A tour of this facility gives visitors experience in dealing with disaster situations. Visitors go through an hour and 40 minutes of disaster preparedness training with an instructor. Every Friday evening, a special “Night Tour,” assuming a scenario with a fire at night, is held.

Official Website
JICA Global Plaza
Disaster prevention

JICA Global Plaza

The Plaza offers programs featuring interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the current living environment in developing countries, global issues, and international collaboration; as well as workshops and lectures by people who have worked on projects in developing countries.

Official Website
Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
Island

Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Featuring a variety of exhibits and simulation capsules pertaining to the volcanoes of the world including Mt. Mihara, this is a fun place to learn. Also on view in the Visuals Hall is a powerful series of visuals depicting the gorgeous natural environment of Oshima and the lives of the people here.

Official Website
Furusato-taiken Hall
Island

Furusato-taiken Hall

This facility is a unique place where visitors can relax in a pastoral setting, primarily experiencing the natural environment and culture of Oshima. Specific workshops include squeezing camellia oil, vegetable dyeing, and local performing arts (groups only). Official Website

Official Website
Odoriko no Sato Museum
Island

Odoriko no Sato Museum

The Odoriko no Sato Museum has two sections: the Former Minatoya Ryokan and the Former Jinnomaru Residence, both of which were built during the Meiji Period. Go through them slowly and deliberately as you take in the atmosphere of times past.

Official Website
Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum
Island

Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

At this local museum, visitors learn about the formation, history, and people of Oshima. The museum houses some 600 pieces of folk materials including descriptions of the volcanoes of Oshima, “Oshima and the Sea,” “Pottery and Stone Tools of the Jomon Period,” “Women's Customs,” and “Festivals of Oshima.”

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Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)
Island

Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)

This is an unusual museum in Japan. It houses not only shells from Izu and the Ogasawara Islands but also 50,000 shells in 4,000 different varieties from Japan and countries around the world. Also on display are many shell fossils, folk crafts incorporating shells, etc.

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WATERS takeshiba
SDG’s

WATERS takeshiba

Located in the waterfront area nearby Hama-rikyu Gardens, this complex facility has various tenants, including Shiki Theatre, a special theatre for Shiki Theatre Company, a hotel, and a commercial facility, as well as a dock for the Water Bus. There is an artificial tidal flat, where efforts are currently being made for environmental regeneration of Tokyo Bay, which used to be called “Edomae,” making it a great place to learn about the environment.

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SMALL WORLDS
SDG’s

SMALL WORLDS

One of the biggest indoor miniature parks in Asia. There are various kinds of inquiry learning programs under the themes of SDG, career education, STEAM education, international understanding, and cutting-edge technologies, offering a place for voluntary learning through experiences.

Official Website
Kawasaki Robostage
SDG’s

Kawasaki Robostage

This is a showroom of the latest robots produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., where you can see how high the level of their technologies is and think about co-existence of humans with robots. There is a hands-on program, where you can try programming to actually get an industrial robot moving. There is also a hands-on program for children to perform programming of an industrial robot to cause it move (Advance reservation is required. There are age limits for participants.)

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JIDAIYA
SDG’s

JIDAIYA

JIDAIYA offers various cultural experience programs, such as rickshaw and kimono experience, in Asakusa. In the “SDGs with Furoshiki” program, you can learn how to use furoshiki (Japan’s traditional wrapping cloth) for wrapping and other purposes, which allows you to practice the SDGs without any hassles while being exposed to traditional Japanese culture. You can also learn about the history of rickshaw, the ultimate ecological vehicle in alignment with the SDGs, and get a chance to actually drive a rickshaw as an occupational experience.

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RED° TOKYO TOWER
SDG’s

RED° TOKYO TOWER

Opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in 2022, this biggest e-sports park in Japan offers a wide variety of games, from sensory video game machines with cutting-edge technologies to easy games that younger children can enjoy.

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NTT History Center of Technologies
Field trip

NTT History Center of Technologies

Owned by the NTT group, one of Japan’s biggest telecommunications company groups, this museum exhibits a huge number of historical assets of the group. With the display of rare old telephone machines and the history of portable phones across four floors, you can learn how the telecommunication technologies have advanced.

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Police Museum
Field trip

Police Museum

This facility is a place where you can learn about the history of the Japanese police force from its beginning to today, as well as the current activities of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Fun activities are also offered, such as anime movies, police-work simulators, and a police motorcycle riding experience. Main exhibitions are accompanied by descriptions in English.

Official Website
Meteorological Science Museum
Field trip

Meteorological Science Museum

This museum displays observation instruments for weather and earthquakes, systems where you can learn about the information on disaster prevention, and theaters where you learn about/feel the natural environment of Japan. Some of the exhibits and activities are available with English subtitles. There is a full-time commentator who is a certified weather forecaster, so you can ask any questions about weather and earthquakes.

Official Website
NHK Museum of Broadcasting
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NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Opened in 1956 as the first broadcasting museum in the world, this museum has been serving as a place to learn about the history of broadcasting for its advances and developments over about 100 years. It features experiences as an announcer or weather forecaster in a studio as well as exhibitions under different themes, including dramas, music programs, and children’s programs.

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Jindaiji Temple
Tama Area

Jindaiji Temple

This old temple of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism was founded in 733. On the temple grounds, you can find historic cultural assets here and there, including the Sanmon Gate with a thatched roof, the gorgeous Hondo main hall, and the statue of a seated Shaka Buddha, which is the oldest National Treasure in eastern Japan. Jindaiji Daruma Ichi Fair, which is held in March every year, is considered one of the three biggest Daruma Ichi fairs in Japan.

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Showa Kinen Park
Tama Area

Showa Kinen Park

With a total area of 180 ha, this national park offers a place where visitors can enjoy seasonal nature and flowers throughout the year, including tulips in spring, and yellow gingko leaves in autumn. There are lots to see in this park, including Open Field, Japanese Garden, and Hanamidori Cultural Center, making it a place where you can spend whole day and never get bored.

Official Website
Takao 599 Museum
Tama Area

Takao 599 Museum

This is a museum where you can learn about the animals, plants, and the history of Mt. Takao as well as manners for mountain climbing. Various special exhibitions and experience-based events are offered on an irregular basis. The huge lawn space has a place where kids can play with water, offering a place of rest and relaxation for visitors.

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Mt. Takao
Tama Area

Mt. Takao

With an altitude of 599 meters, this mountain offers various hiking routes with different distances and difficulties, as well as cable cars and lifts, using which you can get to the summit on foot in about 40 minutes. There is also Yakuoin Temple with a history of over 1,000 years and Trick Art Museum. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions of schools in Tokyo.

Official Website
Tama Forest Science Garden
Tama Area

Tama Forest Science Garden

Along with various types of samples including lumber samples displayed at the exhibition hall “Mori no Kagakukan,” you can learn about forests and the lumber industry. A guided tour (10:00) is offered in the garden, which teaches you how to distinguish different kinds of trees and what to see during each season.

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Kokyo Gaien National Gardens

Also known as the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens,this park is widely cherished for its quintessential Japanese landscapes. Spacious green lawns dotted with black pines blend harmoniously with the historical remnants of Edo Castle's moats and gates.

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National Diet Building

The Japanese Diet is held in this building. Here, Japan's only legislative body makes laws and determines fiscal budgets. Note how the building is symmetrical on both sides. On the left facing the front is the House of Representatives, while the right side is occupied by the House of Councilors (formerly the House of Lords).

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Bank of Japan Head Office

The Bank of Japan Head Office, erected in 1896, was the first modern national government (national important cultural asset) to be built by a Japanese architect. As part of a one-hour guided tour, visitors can also view the undergrond vault, which was used until 2004.

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a broadcasting tower, built in 1958.It offers spectacular views of Tokyo, in all the city's three-dimensionality, from its two observation decks at 150 meters and 250 meters.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Wholesale Market Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market comprises three blocks: block 7 with the seafood wholesaling building, block 6 with the seafood auctions building, and block 5 with the fruit and vegetable wholesaling building. The new market has been designed to ensure food safety, while implementing efficient logistics and first-rate environmental measures.

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Waseda University

Waseda University is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. Campus tours are available in which Waseda student guides explain historical episodes and student life; tour participants also have the chance to visit sites that are usually not open to the public, such as the Okuma Auditorium clock tower, etc.

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National Museum of Nature and Science

This is the nation's only comprehensive science museum. It features two permanent exhibits: the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery. The different floors offer different themes, including dinosaur fossils, stuffed animal specimens, scientific.

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TOKYO SKYTREE
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TOKYO SKYTREE

TOKYO SKYTREE is the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower. From the two observation decks at 350 m and 450 m, visitors can take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo night sky, and experience the illusion that they are walking through the air. The nearby Soramachi shopping area (300 shops) and the Aquarium are popular spots.

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The National Museum of Western Art
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The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national museum showcasing the art of the Western world. The Main Building, designed by architect Le Corbusier, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2016.

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Water Bus
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Water Bus

You can get on a water bus and visit several sightseeing areas along the Sumida River, including Asakusa and Ryogoku, while enjoying a waterfront view. Some routes have a water bus with a unique near-futuristic design.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are one of the most prominent landmarks in Tokyo. From the observatory on the 45th floor at a height of 202 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, along with Mt. Fuji if it is clear enough. Tokyo Sky Guide is a special viewing guide for the observatory, offering information on a total of 32 spots you can see from the observatory in 15 languages.

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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”
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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”

Located on the 60th floor of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 building, this observatory re-opened in 2023 after its major renovation. You can get a panoramic view of the city from 251 meters above sea level. It features a well-stocked space with seasonal plants and flowers on the floor covered with artificial turf.

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Hama-rikyu Gardens
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Hama-rikyu Gardens

This garden, which used to belong to the Tokugawa Shogun family, the most powerful family in the Edo period, has a Shioiri Pond and abundant nature. A shioiri pond is a tidal pond that draws in sea water, creating changes in the pond associated with the tide. It is now the only tidal pond in the Edo gardens of Tokyo.

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Sensoji Temple
History/Culture

Sensoji Temple

Worshippers and tourists flock to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Nakamise is along the main approach to the temple, a 250-meter-long shop-filled street connecting the outer Kaminarimon gate to the second Hozomon gate.

Official Website
History/Culture

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This open-air museum contains 30 reconstructed and historically important buildings originating from the Edo period and up to the middle part of the Showa period. Contemporary scenes from daily life—such as the lighting of a farmhouse hearth fire—are reenacted inside the buildings.

Official Website
Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima
History/Culture

Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima

Traditional Edo kiriko cut glass is produced here at this studio. Workshops are held for the public. In particular we have the appropriate tools for elementary school and junior high school students. A pen is used to create a draft on a small transparent glass, which is then placed on a disk for etching. The finished piece is put in a box for the visitor to take home with them. This is a very safe endeavor, so it's well worth giving it a try!

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Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store
History/Culture

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya makes realistic-looking replica food items. This store sells fun and unique products created through the art of food replicas. Visitors can also try their hand at making traditional faux food out of wax.

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Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)
History/Culture

Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu, built in 1920, honors the Emperor Meiji and his wife the Empress Shoken. The sacred forest surrounding of the shrine is comprised of some 100,000 trees donated from around the nation. The stately atmosphere of this place is truly an oasis-in-the-city for the visitor.

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Yakata-bune (excursion boats)
History/Culture

Yakata-bune (excursion boats)

The yakata-bune excursion boat has been a tradition since the time of the samurai. Take a boat ride down the Sumida River, mentioned in the Manyoshu—Japan's oldest collection of poems—and enjoy not only the night view but the most delicious tempura as well.

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Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University
History/Culture

Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University

The Suginami Animation Museum is the first facility where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese animation in a structured way. With hands-on special effects and post-production activities to try, as well as special exhibitions etc., there are lots of things for visitors to do that will help them to learn about animation in an enjoyable way.

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Sumo Museum
History/Culture

Sumo Museum

This museum collects, preserves, and exhibits (6 times/year) materials related to sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke sumo wrestler rankings to ceremonial aprons.

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Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)
History/Culture

Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)

Futaba-en is a dye studio that has been carrying on the tradition of the Edo katazome dyeing technique for over 100 years. The artisan skills on show here have been officially designated as a traditional craft. One-day lessons and classes are available.

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National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Environment / Science

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Through exhibits and lectures, the Science Museum offers the visitor an opportunity to think, discuss, and experience cutting-edge technologies that shape the future—everything from familiar science to cutting-edge technology.

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Central Breakwater Landfill Site
Environment / Science

Central Breakwater Landfill Site

This is where Tokyo's waste is sent for final disposal. It's an ideal place to consider the issue of waste disposal in large cities. Following a presentation that gives an overview of landfill facilities, it is possible for visitors who have their own vehicular transport to visit a landfill site, a large waste-crushing process facility, and a non-flammable waste-processing facility.

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The Hydrogen Information Center
Environment / Science

The Hydrogen Information Center "Tokyo Hydrogen Museum"

At the Tokyo Suiso-miru, visitors learn about the future of hydrogen—an invisible substance—as well as how hydrogen will be utilized in our society—by both touch and direct experience. At this unique comprehensive learning center, everyone gets the opportunity to understand hydrogen.

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Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum
Environment / Science

Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum

Here you can have fun learning about medicine through CG images and interactive games. As well as studying how medicines work and how they are developed, visitors discover the history of Nihombashi, an area that has been synonymous with the medicine business since the Edo period.

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Panasonic Center Tokyo
Environment / Science

Panasonic Center Tokyo

At this showroom, visitors have the opportunity to experience Panasonic's latest initiatives, technologies, and more. Don't forget the AkeruE, a museum where ideas are transformed into something concrete. Events and workshops are also held on the weekend.

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Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Environment / Science

Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

This facility comprises a movie theater, a special exhibitions gallery, an event hall, and a giant domed greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants (including those from the Ogasawara Islands). The adjacent Shin-koto Incineration Plant provides heat for the greenhouse.

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Printing Museum, Tokyo
Environment / Science

Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum showcases the history of printing—from its origins through the present day—all over the world. It also illustrates its value as a communications media, the value of print media, and all of its possibilities.

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METoA Ginza
Environment / Science

METoA Ginza

METoA Ginza, Mitsubishi Electric event area, showcases the latest technologies of the Mitsubishi Electric Group with a view to a more sustainable society, at a fun hands-on exhibit hall featuring visuals, AR, etc.

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Japan National Stadium
Sports

Japan National Stadium

Launched as of April 2022, the stadium tour is a chance for visitors to experience the amazing legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Check details from the Stadium tour Website.

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Japan Olympic Museum
Sports

Japan Olympic Museum

This museum, established by the JOC, is a center of information for Japan's Olympic movement. It houses various exhibits and visuals, showcasing the value of the Olympics.

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TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition
Sports

TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition in Yurakucho featuring assets actually used in the Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremonies. Experience competitions through digital technology and snap selfies at photo spots.

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Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo
Disaster prevention

Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo

Armed with tablet PCs and placed in a simulated earthquake scenario centered on Tokyo, visitors learn how to survive the first 72 hours after a major earthquake. The facility also shows animated videos and holds workshops and events focusing on disaster preparedness.

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Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department
Disaster prevention

Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department(Honjo Bosaikan)

At this disaster prevention facility, visitors gain knowledge and know-how in a fun way. Take unique tours of simulations including earthquakes, fires, and wind/rain, led by instructions. There are also areas where visitors can tour on their own.

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Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)
Disaster prevention

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)

A tour of this facility gives visitors experience in dealing with disaster situations. Visitors go through an hour and 40 minutes of disaster preparedness training with an instructor. Every Friday evening, a special “Night Tour,” assuming a scenario with a fire at night, is held.

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JICA Global Plaza
Disaster prevention

JICA Global Plaza

The Plaza offers programs featuring interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the current living environment in developing countries, global issues, and international collaboration; as well as workshops and lectures by people who have worked on projects in developing countries.

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Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
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Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Featuring a variety of exhibits and simulation capsules pertaining to the volcanoes of the world including Mt. Mihara, this is a fun place to learn. Also on view in the Visuals Hall is a powerful series of visuals depicting the gorgeous natural environment of Oshima and the lives of the people here.

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Furusato-taiken Hall
Island

Furusato-taiken Hall

This facility is a unique place where visitors can relax in a pastoral setting, primarily experiencing the natural environment and culture of Oshima. Specific workshops include squeezing camellia oil, vegetable dyeing, and local performing arts (groups only). Official Website

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Odoriko no Sato Museum
Island

Odoriko no Sato Museum

The Odoriko no Sato Museum has two sections: the Former Minatoya Ryokan and the Former Jinnomaru Residence, both of which were built during the Meiji Period. Go through them slowly and deliberately as you take in the atmosphere of times past.

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Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum
Island

Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

At this local museum, visitors learn about the formation, history, and people of Oshima. The museum houses some 600 pieces of folk materials including descriptions of the volcanoes of Oshima, “Oshima and the Sea,” “Pottery and Stone Tools of the Jomon Period,” “Women's Customs,” and “Festivals of Oshima.”

Official Website
Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)
Island

Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)

This is an unusual museum in Japan. It houses not only shells from Izu and the Ogasawara Islands but also 50,000 shells in 4,000 different varieties from Japan and countries around the world. Also on display are many shell fossils, folk crafts incorporating shells, etc.

Official Website
WATERS takeshiba
SDG’s

WATERS takeshiba

Located in the waterfront area nearby Hama-rikyu Gardens, this complex facility has various tenants, including Shiki Theatre, a special theatre for Shiki Theatre Company, a hotel, and a commercial facility, as well as a dock for the Water Bus. There is an artificial tidal flat, where efforts are currently being made for environmental regeneration of Tokyo Bay, which used to be called “Edomae,” making it a great place to learn about the environment.

Official Website
SMALL WORLDS
SDG’s

SMALL WORLDS

One of the biggest indoor miniature parks in Asia. There are various kinds of inquiry learning programs under the themes of SDG, career education, STEAM education, international understanding, and cutting-edge technologies, offering a place for voluntary learning through experiences.

Official Website
Kawasaki Robostage
SDG’s

Kawasaki Robostage

This is a showroom of the latest robots produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., where you can see how high the level of their technologies is and think about co-existence of humans with robots. There is a hands-on program, where you can try programming to actually get an industrial robot moving. There is also a hands-on program for children to perform programming of an industrial robot to cause it move (Advance reservation is required. There are age limits for participants.)

Official Website
JIDAIYA
SDG’s

JIDAIYA

JIDAIYA offers various cultural experience programs, such as rickshaw and kimono experience, in Asakusa. In the “SDGs with Furoshiki” program, you can learn how to use furoshiki (Japan’s traditional wrapping cloth) for wrapping and other purposes, which allows you to practice the SDGs without any hassles while being exposed to traditional Japanese culture. You can also learn about the history of rickshaw, the ultimate ecological vehicle in alignment with the SDGs, and get a chance to actually drive a rickshaw as an occupational experience.

Official Website
RED° TOKYO TOWER
SDG’s

RED° TOKYO TOWER

Opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in 2022, this biggest e-sports park in Japan offers a wide variety of games, from sensory video game machines with cutting-edge technologies to easy games that younger children can enjoy.

Official Website
NTT History Center of Technologies
Field trip

NTT History Center of Technologies

Owned by the NTT group, one of Japan’s biggest telecommunications company groups, this museum exhibits a huge number of historical assets of the group. With the display of rare old telephone machines and the history of portable phones across four floors, you can learn how the telecommunication technologies have advanced.

Official Website
Police Museum
Field trip

Police Museum

This facility is a place where you can learn about the history of the Japanese police force from its beginning to today, as well as the current activities of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Fun activities are also offered, such as anime movies, police-work simulators, and a police motorcycle riding experience. Main exhibitions are accompanied by descriptions in English.

Official Website
Meteorological Science Museum
Field trip

Meteorological Science Museum

This museum displays observation instruments for weather and earthquakes, systems where you can learn about the information on disaster prevention, and theaters where you learn about/feel the natural environment of Japan. Some of the exhibits and activities are available with English subtitles. There is a full-time commentator who is a certified weather forecaster, so you can ask any questions about weather and earthquakes.

Official Website
NHK Museum of Broadcasting
Field trip

NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Opened in 1956 as the first broadcasting museum in the world, this museum has been serving as a place to learn about the history of broadcasting for its advances and developments over about 100 years. It features experiences as an announcer or weather forecaster in a studio as well as exhibitions under different themes, including dramas, music programs, and children’s programs.

Official Website
Jindaiji Temple
Tama Area

Jindaiji Temple

This old temple of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism was founded in 733. On the temple grounds, you can find historic cultural assets here and there, including the Sanmon Gate with a thatched roof, the gorgeous Hondo main hall, and the statue of a seated Shaka Buddha, which is the oldest National Treasure in eastern Japan. Jindaiji Daruma Ichi Fair, which is held in March every year, is considered one of the three biggest Daruma Ichi fairs in Japan.

Official Website
Showa Kinen Park
Tama Area

Showa Kinen Park

With a total area of 180 ha, this national park offers a place where visitors can enjoy seasonal nature and flowers throughout the year, including tulips in spring, and yellow gingko leaves in autumn. There are lots to see in this park, including Open Field, Japanese Garden, and Hanamidori Cultural Center, making it a place where you can spend whole day and never get bored.

Official Website
Takao 599 Museum
Tama Area

Takao 599 Museum

This is a museum where you can learn about the animals, plants, and the history of Mt. Takao as well as manners for mountain climbing. Various special exhibitions and experience-based events are offered on an irregular basis. The huge lawn space has a place where kids can play with water, offering a place of rest and relaxation for visitors.

Official Website
Mt. Takao
Tama Area

Mt. Takao

With an altitude of 599 meters, this mountain offers various hiking routes with different distances and difficulties, as well as cable cars and lifts, using which you can get to the summit on foot in about 40 minutes. There is also Yakuoin Temple with a history of over 1,000 years and Trick Art Museum. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions of schools in Tokyo.

Official Website
Tama Forest Science Garden
Tama Area

Tama Forest Science Garden

Along with various types of samples including lumber samples displayed at the exhibition hall “Mori no Kagakukan,” you can learn about forests and the lumber industry. A guided tour (10:00) is offered in the garden, which teaches you how to distinguish different kinds of trees and what to see during each season.

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Places of Interest

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Kokyo Gaien National Gardens

Also known as the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens,this park is widely cherished for its quintessential Japanese landscapes. Spacious green lawns dotted with black pines blend harmoniously with the historical remnants of Edo Castle's moats and gates.

Official Website
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National Diet Building

The Japanese Diet is held in this building. Here, Japan's only legislative body makes laws and determines fiscal budgets. Note how the building is symmetrical on both sides. On the left facing the front is the House of Representatives, while the right side is occupied by the House of Councilors (formerly the House of Lords).

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Bank of Japan Head Office

The Bank of Japan Head Office, erected in 1896, was the first modern national government (national important cultural asset) to be built by a Japanese architect. As part of a one-hour guided tour, visitors can also view the undergrond vault, which was used until 2004.

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a broadcasting tower, built in 1958.It offers spectacular views of Tokyo, in all the city's three-dimensionality, from its two observation decks at 150 meters and 250 meters.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Wholesale Market Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market comprises three blocks: block 7 with the seafood wholesaling building, block 6 with the seafood auctions building, and block 5 with the fruit and vegetable wholesaling building. The new market has been designed to ensure food safety, while implementing efficient logistics and first-rate environmental measures.

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Waseda University

Waseda University is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. Campus tours are available in which Waseda student guides explain historical episodes and student life; tour participants also have the chance to visit sites that are usually not open to the public, such as the Okuma Auditorium clock tower, etc.

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National Museum of Nature and Science

This is the nation's only comprehensive science museum. It features two permanent exhibits: the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery. The different floors offer different themes, including dinosaur fossils, stuffed animal specimens, scientific.

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TOKYO SKYTREE
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TOKYO SKYTREE

TOKYO SKYTREE is the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower. From the two observation decks at 350 m and 450 m, visitors can take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo night sky, and experience the illusion that they are walking through the air. The nearby Soramachi shopping area (300 shops) and the Aquarium are popular spots.

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The National Museum of Western Art
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The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national museum showcasing the art of the Western world. The Main Building, designed by architect Le Corbusier, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2016.

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Water Bus
Main spot

Water Bus

You can get on a water bus and visit several sightseeing areas along the Sumida River, including Asakusa and Ryogoku, while enjoying a waterfront view. Some routes have a water bus with a unique near-futuristic design.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
Main spot

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are one of the most prominent landmarks in Tokyo. From the observatory on the 45th floor at a height of 202 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, along with Mt. Fuji if it is clear enough. Tokyo Sky Guide is a special viewing guide for the observatory, offering information on a total of 32 spots you can see from the observatory in 15 languages.

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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”
Main spot

Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”

Located on the 60th floor of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 building, this observatory re-opened in 2023 after its major renovation. You can get a panoramic view of the city from 251 meters above sea level. It features a well-stocked space with seasonal plants and flowers on the floor covered with artificial turf.

Official Website
Hama-rikyu Gardens
Main spot

Hama-rikyu Gardens

This garden, which used to belong to the Tokugawa Shogun family, the most powerful family in the Edo period, has a Shioiri Pond and abundant nature. A shioiri pond is a tidal pond that draws in sea water, creating changes in the pond associated with the tide. It is now the only tidal pond in the Edo gardens of Tokyo.

Official Website
Sensoji Temple
History/Culture

Sensoji Temple

Worshippers and tourists flock to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Nakamise is along the main approach to the temple, a 250-meter-long shop-filled street connecting the outer Kaminarimon gate to the second Hozomon gate.

Official Website
History/Culture

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This open-air museum contains 30 reconstructed and historically important buildings originating from the Edo period and up to the middle part of the Showa period. Contemporary scenes from daily life—such as the lighting of a farmhouse hearth fire—are reenacted inside the buildings.

Official Website
Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima
History/Culture

Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima

Traditional Edo kiriko cut glass is produced here at this studio. Workshops are held for the public. In particular we have the appropriate tools for elementary school and junior high school students. A pen is used to create a draft on a small transparent glass, which is then placed on a disk for etching. The finished piece is put in a box for the visitor to take home with them. This is a very safe endeavor, so it's well worth giving it a try!

Official Website
Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store
History/Culture

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya makes realistic-looking replica food items. This store sells fun and unique products created through the art of food replicas. Visitors can also try their hand at making traditional faux food out of wax.

Official Website
Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)
History/Culture

Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu, built in 1920, honors the Emperor Meiji and his wife the Empress Shoken. The sacred forest surrounding of the shrine is comprised of some 100,000 trees donated from around the nation. The stately atmosphere of this place is truly an oasis-in-the-city for the visitor.

Official Website
Yakata-bune (excursion boats)
History/Culture

Yakata-bune (excursion boats)

The yakata-bune excursion boat has been a tradition since the time of the samurai. Take a boat ride down the Sumida River, mentioned in the Manyoshu—Japan's oldest collection of poems—and enjoy not only the night view but the most delicious tempura as well.

Official Website
Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University
History/Culture

Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University

The Suginami Animation Museum is the first facility where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese animation in a structured way. With hands-on special effects and post-production activities to try, as well as special exhibitions etc., there are lots of things for visitors to do that will help them to learn about animation in an enjoyable way.

Official Website
Sumo Museum
History/Culture

Sumo Museum

This museum collects, preserves, and exhibits (6 times/year) materials related to sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke sumo wrestler rankings to ceremonial aprons.

Official Website
Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)
History/Culture

Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)

Futaba-en is a dye studio that has been carrying on the tradition of the Edo katazome dyeing technique for over 100 years. The artisan skills on show here have been officially designated as a traditional craft. One-day lessons and classes are available.

Official Website
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Environment / Science

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Through exhibits and lectures, the Science Museum offers the visitor an opportunity to think, discuss, and experience cutting-edge technologies that shape the future—everything from familiar science to cutting-edge technology.

Official Website
Central Breakwater Landfill Site
Environment / Science

Central Breakwater Landfill Site

This is where Tokyo's waste is sent for final disposal. It's an ideal place to consider the issue of waste disposal in large cities. Following a presentation that gives an overview of landfill facilities, it is possible for visitors who have their own vehicular transport to visit a landfill site, a large waste-crushing process facility, and a non-flammable waste-processing facility.

Official Website
The Hydrogen Information Center
Environment / Science

The Hydrogen Information Center "Tokyo Hydrogen Museum"

At the Tokyo Suiso-miru, visitors learn about the future of hydrogen—an invisible substance—as well as how hydrogen will be utilized in our society—by both touch and direct experience. At this unique comprehensive learning center, everyone gets the opportunity to understand hydrogen.

Official Website
Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum
Environment / Science

Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum

Here you can have fun learning about medicine through CG images and interactive games. As well as studying how medicines work and how they are developed, visitors discover the history of Nihombashi, an area that has been synonymous with the medicine business since the Edo period.

Official Website
Panasonic Center Tokyo
Environment / Science

Panasonic Center Tokyo

At this showroom, visitors have the opportunity to experience Panasonic's latest initiatives, technologies, and more. Don't forget the AkeruE, a museum where ideas are transformed into something concrete. Events and workshops are also held on the weekend.

Official Website
Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Environment / Science

Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

This facility comprises a movie theater, a special exhibitions gallery, an event hall, and a giant domed greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants (including those from the Ogasawara Islands). The adjacent Shin-koto Incineration Plant provides heat for the greenhouse.

Official Website
Printing Museum, Tokyo
Environment / Science

Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum showcases the history of printing—from its origins through the present day—all over the world. It also illustrates its value as a communications media, the value of print media, and all of its possibilities.

Official Website
METoA Ginza
Environment / Science

METoA Ginza

METoA Ginza, Mitsubishi Electric event area, showcases the latest technologies of the Mitsubishi Electric Group with a view to a more sustainable society, at a fun hands-on exhibit hall featuring visuals, AR, etc.

Official Website
Japan National Stadium
Sports

Japan National Stadium

Launched as of April 2022, the stadium tour is a chance for visitors to experience the amazing legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Check details from the Stadium tour Website.

Official Website
Japan Olympic Museum
Sports

Japan Olympic Museum

This museum, established by the JOC, is a center of information for Japan's Olympic movement. It houses various exhibits and visuals, showcasing the value of the Olympics.

Official Website
TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition
Sports

TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition in Yurakucho featuring assets actually used in the Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremonies. Experience competitions through digital technology and snap selfies at photo spots.

Official Website
Reservation
Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo
Disaster prevention

Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo

Armed with tablet PCs and placed in a simulated earthquake scenario centered on Tokyo, visitors learn how to survive the first 72 hours after a major earthquake. The facility also shows animated videos and holds workshops and events focusing on disaster preparedness.

Official Website
Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department
Disaster prevention

Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department(Honjo Bosaikan)

At this disaster prevention facility, visitors gain knowledge and know-how in a fun way. Take unique tours of simulations including earthquakes, fires, and wind/rain, led by instructions. There are also areas where visitors can tour on their own.

Official Website
Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)
Disaster prevention

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)

A tour of this facility gives visitors experience in dealing with disaster situations. Visitors go through an hour and 40 minutes of disaster preparedness training with an instructor. Every Friday evening, a special “Night Tour,” assuming a scenario with a fire at night, is held.

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JICA Global Plaza
Disaster prevention

JICA Global Plaza

The Plaza offers programs featuring interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the current living environment in developing countries, global issues, and international collaboration; as well as workshops and lectures by people who have worked on projects in developing countries.

Official Website
Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
Island

Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Featuring a variety of exhibits and simulation capsules pertaining to the volcanoes of the world including Mt. Mihara, this is a fun place to learn. Also on view in the Visuals Hall is a powerful series of visuals depicting the gorgeous natural environment of Oshima and the lives of the people here.

Official Website
Furusato-taiken Hall
Island

Furusato-taiken Hall

This facility is a unique place where visitors can relax in a pastoral setting, primarily experiencing the natural environment and culture of Oshima. Specific workshops include squeezing camellia oil, vegetable dyeing, and local performing arts (groups only). Official Website

Official Website
Odoriko no Sato Museum
Island

Odoriko no Sato Museum

The Odoriko no Sato Museum has two sections: the Former Minatoya Ryokan and the Former Jinnomaru Residence, both of which were built during the Meiji Period. Go through them slowly and deliberately as you take in the atmosphere of times past.

Official Website
Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum
Island

Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

At this local museum, visitors learn about the formation, history, and people of Oshima. The museum houses some 600 pieces of folk materials including descriptions of the volcanoes of Oshima, “Oshima and the Sea,” “Pottery and Stone Tools of the Jomon Period,” “Women's Customs,” and “Festivals of Oshima.”

Official Website
Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)
Island

Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)

This is an unusual museum in Japan. It houses not only shells from Izu and the Ogasawara Islands but also 50,000 shells in 4,000 different varieties from Japan and countries around the world. Also on display are many shell fossils, folk crafts incorporating shells, etc.

Official Website
WATERS takeshiba
SDG’s

WATERS takeshiba

Located in the waterfront area nearby Hama-rikyu Gardens, this complex facility has various tenants, including Shiki Theatre, a special theatre for Shiki Theatre Company, a hotel, and a commercial facility, as well as a dock for the Water Bus. There is an artificial tidal flat, where efforts are currently being made for environmental regeneration of Tokyo Bay, which used to be called “Edomae,” making it a great place to learn about the environment.

Official Website
SMALL WORLDS
SDG’s

SMALL WORLDS

One of the biggest indoor miniature parks in Asia. There are various kinds of inquiry learning programs under the themes of SDG, career education, STEAM education, international understanding, and cutting-edge technologies, offering a place for voluntary learning through experiences.

Official Website
Kawasaki Robostage
SDG’s

Kawasaki Robostage

This is a showroom of the latest robots produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., where you can see how high the level of their technologies is and think about co-existence of humans with robots. There is a hands-on program, where you can try programming to actually get an industrial robot moving. There is also a hands-on program for children to perform programming of an industrial robot to cause it move (Advance reservation is required. There are age limits for participants.)

Official Website
JIDAIYA
SDG’s

JIDAIYA

JIDAIYA offers various cultural experience programs, such as rickshaw and kimono experience, in Asakusa. In the “SDGs with Furoshiki” program, you can learn how to use furoshiki (Japan’s traditional wrapping cloth) for wrapping and other purposes, which allows you to practice the SDGs without any hassles while being exposed to traditional Japanese culture. You can also learn about the history of rickshaw, the ultimate ecological vehicle in alignment with the SDGs, and get a chance to actually drive a rickshaw as an occupational experience.

Official Website
RED° TOKYO TOWER
SDG’s

RED° TOKYO TOWER

Opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in 2022, this biggest e-sports park in Japan offers a wide variety of games, from sensory video game machines with cutting-edge technologies to easy games that younger children can enjoy.

Official Website
NTT History Center of Technologies
Field trip

NTT History Center of Technologies

Owned by the NTT group, one of Japan’s biggest telecommunications company groups, this museum exhibits a huge number of historical assets of the group. With the display of rare old telephone machines and the history of portable phones across four floors, you can learn how the telecommunication technologies have advanced.

Official Website
Police Museum
Field trip

Police Museum

This facility is a place where you can learn about the history of the Japanese police force from its beginning to today, as well as the current activities of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Fun activities are also offered, such as anime movies, police-work simulators, and a police motorcycle riding experience. Main exhibitions are accompanied by descriptions in English.

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Meteorological Science Museum
Field trip

Meteorological Science Museum

This museum displays observation instruments for weather and earthquakes, systems where you can learn about the information on disaster prevention, and theaters where you learn about/feel the natural environment of Japan. Some of the exhibits and activities are available with English subtitles. There is a full-time commentator who is a certified weather forecaster, so you can ask any questions about weather and earthquakes.

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NHK Museum of Broadcasting
Field trip

NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Opened in 1956 as the first broadcasting museum in the world, this museum has been serving as a place to learn about the history of broadcasting for its advances and developments over about 100 years. It features experiences as an announcer or weather forecaster in a studio as well as exhibitions under different themes, including dramas, music programs, and children’s programs.

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Jindaiji Temple
Tama Area

Jindaiji Temple

This old temple of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism was founded in 733. On the temple grounds, you can find historic cultural assets here and there, including the Sanmon Gate with a thatched roof, the gorgeous Hondo main hall, and the statue of a seated Shaka Buddha, which is the oldest National Treasure in eastern Japan. Jindaiji Daruma Ichi Fair, which is held in March every year, is considered one of the three biggest Daruma Ichi fairs in Japan.

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Showa Kinen Park
Tama Area

Showa Kinen Park

With a total area of 180 ha, this national park offers a place where visitors can enjoy seasonal nature and flowers throughout the year, including tulips in spring, and yellow gingko leaves in autumn. There are lots to see in this park, including Open Field, Japanese Garden, and Hanamidori Cultural Center, making it a place where you can spend whole day and never get bored.

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Takao 599 Museum
Tama Area

Takao 599 Museum

This is a museum where you can learn about the animals, plants, and the history of Mt. Takao as well as manners for mountain climbing. Various special exhibitions and experience-based events are offered on an irregular basis. The huge lawn space has a place where kids can play with water, offering a place of rest and relaxation for visitors.

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Mt. Takao
Tama Area

Mt. Takao

With an altitude of 599 meters, this mountain offers various hiking routes with different distances and difficulties, as well as cable cars and lifts, using which you can get to the summit on foot in about 40 minutes. There is also Yakuoin Temple with a history of over 1,000 years and Trick Art Museum. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions of schools in Tokyo.

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Tama Forest Science Garden
Tama Area

Tama Forest Science Garden

Along with various types of samples including lumber samples displayed at the exhibition hall “Mori no Kagakukan,” you can learn about forests and the lumber industry. A guided tour (10:00) is offered in the garden, which teaches you how to distinguish different kinds of trees and what to see during each season.

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Places of Interest

Places of Interest

Places of Interest

Learn about Japanese culture, Japan's state-of-the-art science and technology.

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Kokyo Gaien National Gardens

Also known as the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens,this park is widely cherished for its quintessential Japanese landscapes. Spacious green lawns dotted with black pines blend harmoniously with the historical remnants of Edo Castle's moats and gates.

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National Diet Building

The Japanese Diet is held in this building. Here, Japan's only legislative body makes laws and determines fiscal budgets. Note how the building is symmetrical on both sides. On the left facing the front is the House of Representatives, while the right side is occupied by the House of Councilors (formerly the House of Lords).

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Bank of Japan Head Office

The Bank of Japan Head Office, erected in 1896, was the first modern national government (national important cultural asset) to be built by a Japanese architect. As part of a one-hour guided tour, visitors can also view the undergrond vault, which was used until 2004.

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Main spot

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a broadcasting tower, built in 1958.It offers spectacular views of Tokyo, in all the city's three-dimensionality, from its two observation decks at 150 meters and 250 meters.

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Main spot

Tokyo Metropolitan Wholesale Market Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market comprises three blocks: block 7 with the seafood wholesaling building, block 6 with the seafood auctions building, and block 5 with the fruit and vegetable wholesaling building. The new market has been designed to ensure food safety, while implementing efficient logistics and first-rate environmental measures.

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Waseda University

Waseda University is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. Campus tours are available in which Waseda student guides explain historical episodes and student life; tour participants also have the chance to visit sites that are usually not open to the public, such as the Okuma Auditorium clock tower, etc.

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Main spot

National Museum of Nature and Science

This is the nation's only comprehensive science museum. It features two permanent exhibits: the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery. The different floors offer different themes, including dinosaur fossils, stuffed animal specimens, scientific.

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TOKYO SKYTREE
Main spot

TOKYO SKYTREE

TOKYO SKYTREE is the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower. From the two observation decks at 350 m and 450 m, visitors can take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo night sky, and experience the illusion that they are walking through the air. The nearby Soramachi shopping area (300 shops) and the Aquarium are popular spots.

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The National Museum of Western Art
Main spot

The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national museum showcasing the art of the Western world. The Main Building, designed by architect Le Corbusier, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2016.

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Water Bus
Main spot

Water Bus

You can get on a water bus and visit several sightseeing areas along the Sumida River, including Asakusa and Ryogoku, while enjoying a waterfront view. Some routes have a water bus with a unique near-futuristic design.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are one of the most prominent landmarks in Tokyo. From the observatory on the 45th floor at a height of 202 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, along with Mt. Fuji if it is clear enough. Tokyo Sky Guide is a special viewing guide for the observatory, offering information on a total of 32 spots you can see from the observatory in 15 languages.

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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”
Main spot

Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”

Located on the 60th floor of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 building, this observatory re-opened in 2023 after its major renovation. You can get a panoramic view of the city from 251 meters above sea level. It features a well-stocked space with seasonal plants and flowers on the floor covered with artificial turf.

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Hama-rikyu Gardens
Main spot

Hama-rikyu Gardens

This garden, which used to belong to the Tokugawa Shogun family, the most powerful family in the Edo period, has a Shioiri Pond and abundant nature. A shioiri pond is a tidal pond that draws in sea water, creating changes in the pond associated with the tide. It is now the only tidal pond in the Edo gardens of Tokyo.

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Sensoji Temple
History/Culture

Sensoji Temple

Worshippers and tourists flock to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Nakamise is along the main approach to the temple, a 250-meter-long shop-filled street connecting the outer Kaminarimon gate to the second Hozomon gate.

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History/Culture

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This open-air museum contains 30 reconstructed and historically important buildings originating from the Edo period and up to the middle part of the Showa period. Contemporary scenes from daily life—such as the lighting of a farmhouse hearth fire—are reenacted inside the buildings.

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Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima
History/Culture

Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima

Traditional Edo kiriko cut glass is produced here at this studio. Workshops are held for the public. In particular we have the appropriate tools for elementary school and junior high school students. A pen is used to create a draft on a small transparent glass, which is then placed on a disk for etching. The finished piece is put in a box for the visitor to take home with them. This is a very safe endeavor, so it's well worth giving it a try!

Official Website
Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store
History/Culture

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya makes realistic-looking replica food items. This store sells fun and unique products created through the art of food replicas. Visitors can also try their hand at making traditional faux food out of wax.

Official Website
Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)
History/Culture

Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu, built in 1920, honors the Emperor Meiji and his wife the Empress Shoken. The sacred forest surrounding of the shrine is comprised of some 100,000 trees donated from around the nation. The stately atmosphere of this place is truly an oasis-in-the-city for the visitor.

Official Website
Yakata-bune (excursion boats)
History/Culture

Yakata-bune (excursion boats)

The yakata-bune excursion boat has been a tradition since the time of the samurai. Take a boat ride down the Sumida River, mentioned in the Manyoshu—Japan's oldest collection of poems—and enjoy not only the night view but the most delicious tempura as well.

Official Website
Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University
History/Culture

Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University

The Suginami Animation Museum is the first facility where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese animation in a structured way. With hands-on special effects and post-production activities to try, as well as special exhibitions etc., there are lots of things for visitors to do that will help them to learn about animation in an enjoyable way.

Official Website
Sumo Museum
History/Culture

Sumo Museum

This museum collects, preserves, and exhibits (6 times/year) materials related to sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke sumo wrestler rankings to ceremonial aprons.

Official Website
Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)
History/Culture

Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)

Futaba-en is a dye studio that has been carrying on the tradition of the Edo katazome dyeing technique for over 100 years. The artisan skills on show here have been officially designated as a traditional craft. One-day lessons and classes are available.

Official Website
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Environment / Science

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Through exhibits and lectures, the Science Museum offers the visitor an opportunity to think, discuss, and experience cutting-edge technologies that shape the future—everything from familiar science to cutting-edge technology.

Official Website
Central Breakwater Landfill Site
Environment / Science

Central Breakwater Landfill Site

This is where Tokyo's waste is sent for final disposal. It's an ideal place to consider the issue of waste disposal in large cities. Following a presentation that gives an overview of landfill facilities, it is possible for visitors who have their own vehicular transport to visit a landfill site, a large waste-crushing process facility, and a non-flammable waste-processing facility.

Official Website
The Hydrogen Information Center
Environment / Science

The Hydrogen Information Center "Tokyo Hydrogen Museum"

At the Tokyo Suiso-miru, visitors learn about the future of hydrogen—an invisible substance—as well as how hydrogen will be utilized in our society—by both touch and direct experience. At this unique comprehensive learning center, everyone gets the opportunity to understand hydrogen.

Official Website
Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum
Environment / Science

Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum

Here you can have fun learning about medicine through CG images and interactive games. As well as studying how medicines work and how they are developed, visitors discover the history of Nihombashi, an area that has been synonymous with the medicine business since the Edo period.

Official Website
Panasonic Center Tokyo
Environment / Science

Panasonic Center Tokyo

At this showroom, visitors have the opportunity to experience Panasonic's latest initiatives, technologies, and more. Don't forget the AkeruE, a museum where ideas are transformed into something concrete. Events and workshops are also held on the weekend.

Official Website
Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Environment / Science

Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

This facility comprises a movie theater, a special exhibitions gallery, an event hall, and a giant domed greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants (including those from the Ogasawara Islands). The adjacent Shin-koto Incineration Plant provides heat for the greenhouse.

Official Website
Printing Museum, Tokyo
Environment / Science

Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum showcases the history of printing—from its origins through the present day—all over the world. It also illustrates its value as a communications media, the value of print media, and all of its possibilities.

Official Website
METoA Ginza
Environment / Science

METoA Ginza

METoA Ginza, Mitsubishi Electric event area, showcases the latest technologies of the Mitsubishi Electric Group with a view to a more sustainable society, at a fun hands-on exhibit hall featuring visuals, AR, etc.

Official Website
Japan National Stadium
Sports

Japan National Stadium

Launched as of April 2022, the stadium tour is a chance for visitors to experience the amazing legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Check details from the Stadium tour Website.

Official Website
Japan Olympic Museum
Sports

Japan Olympic Museum

This museum, established by the JOC, is a center of information for Japan's Olympic movement. It houses various exhibits and visuals, showcasing the value of the Olympics.

Official Website
TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition
Sports

TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition in Yurakucho featuring assets actually used in the Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremonies. Experience competitions through digital technology and snap selfies at photo spots.

Official Website
Reservation
Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo
Disaster prevention

Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo

Armed with tablet PCs and placed in a simulated earthquake scenario centered on Tokyo, visitors learn how to survive the first 72 hours after a major earthquake. The facility also shows animated videos and holds workshops and events focusing on disaster preparedness.

Official Website
Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department
Disaster prevention

Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department(Honjo Bosaikan)

At this disaster prevention facility, visitors gain knowledge and know-how in a fun way. Take unique tours of simulations including earthquakes, fires, and wind/rain, led by instructions. There are also areas where visitors can tour on their own.

Official Website
Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)
Disaster prevention

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)

A tour of this facility gives visitors experience in dealing with disaster situations. Visitors go through an hour and 40 minutes of disaster preparedness training with an instructor. Every Friday evening, a special “Night Tour,” assuming a scenario with a fire at night, is held.

Official Website
JICA Global Plaza
Disaster prevention

JICA Global Plaza

The Plaza offers programs featuring interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the current living environment in developing countries, global issues, and international collaboration; as well as workshops and lectures by people who have worked on projects in developing countries.

Official Website
Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
Island

Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Featuring a variety of exhibits and simulation capsules pertaining to the volcanoes of the world including Mt. Mihara, this is a fun place to learn. Also on view in the Visuals Hall is a powerful series of visuals depicting the gorgeous natural environment of Oshima and the lives of the people here.

Official Website
Furusato-taiken Hall
Island

Furusato-taiken Hall

This facility is a unique place where visitors can relax in a pastoral setting, primarily experiencing the natural environment and culture of Oshima. Specific workshops include squeezing camellia oil, vegetable dyeing, and local performing arts (groups only). Official Website

Official Website
Odoriko no Sato Museum
Island

Odoriko no Sato Museum

The Odoriko no Sato Museum has two sections: the Former Minatoya Ryokan and the Former Jinnomaru Residence, both of which were built during the Meiji Period. Go through them slowly and deliberately as you take in the atmosphere of times past.

Official Website
Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum
Island

Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

At this local museum, visitors learn about the formation, history, and people of Oshima. The museum houses some 600 pieces of folk materials including descriptions of the volcanoes of Oshima, “Oshima and the Sea,” “Pottery and Stone Tools of the Jomon Period,” “Women's Customs,” and “Festivals of Oshima.”

Official Website
Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)
Island

Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)

This is an unusual museum in Japan. It houses not only shells from Izu and the Ogasawara Islands but also 50,000 shells in 4,000 different varieties from Japan and countries around the world. Also on display are many shell fossils, folk crafts incorporating shells, etc.

Official Website
WATERS takeshiba
SDG’s

WATERS takeshiba

Located in the waterfront area nearby Hama-rikyu Gardens, this complex facility has various tenants, including Shiki Theatre, a special theatre for Shiki Theatre Company, a hotel, and a commercial facility, as well as a dock for the Water Bus. There is an artificial tidal flat, where efforts are currently being made for environmental regeneration of Tokyo Bay, which used to be called “Edomae,” making it a great place to learn about the environment.

Official Website
SMALL WORLDS
SDG’s

SMALL WORLDS

One of the biggest indoor miniature parks in Asia. There are various kinds of inquiry learning programs under the themes of SDG, career education, STEAM education, international understanding, and cutting-edge technologies, offering a place for voluntary learning through experiences.

Official Website
Kawasaki Robostage
SDG’s

Kawasaki Robostage

This is a showroom of the latest robots produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., where you can see how high the level of their technologies is and think about co-existence of humans with robots. There is a hands-on program, where you can try programming to actually get an industrial robot moving. There is also a hands-on program for children to perform programming of an industrial robot to cause it move (Advance reservation is required. There are age limits for participants.)

Official Website
JIDAIYA
SDG’s

JIDAIYA

JIDAIYA offers various cultural experience programs, such as rickshaw and kimono experience, in Asakusa. In the “SDGs with Furoshiki” program, you can learn how to use furoshiki (Japan’s traditional wrapping cloth) for wrapping and other purposes, which allows you to practice the SDGs without any hassles while being exposed to traditional Japanese culture. You can also learn about the history of rickshaw, the ultimate ecological vehicle in alignment with the SDGs, and get a chance to actually drive a rickshaw as an occupational experience.

Official Website
RED° TOKYO TOWER
SDG’s

RED° TOKYO TOWER

Opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in 2022, this biggest e-sports park in Japan offers a wide variety of games, from sensory video game machines with cutting-edge technologies to easy games that younger children can enjoy.

Official Website
NTT History Center of Technologies
Field trip

NTT History Center of Technologies

Owned by the NTT group, one of Japan’s biggest telecommunications company groups, this museum exhibits a huge number of historical assets of the group. With the display of rare old telephone machines and the history of portable phones across four floors, you can learn how the telecommunication technologies have advanced.

Official Website
Police Museum
Field trip

Police Museum

This facility is a place where you can learn about the history of the Japanese police force from its beginning to today, as well as the current activities of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Fun activities are also offered, such as anime movies, police-work simulators, and a police motorcycle riding experience. Main exhibitions are accompanied by descriptions in English.

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Meteorological Science Museum
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Meteorological Science Museum

This museum displays observation instruments for weather and earthquakes, systems where you can learn about the information on disaster prevention, and theaters where you learn about/feel the natural environment of Japan. Some of the exhibits and activities are available with English subtitles. There is a full-time commentator who is a certified weather forecaster, so you can ask any questions about weather and earthquakes.

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NHK Museum of Broadcasting
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NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Opened in 1956 as the first broadcasting museum in the world, this museum has been serving as a place to learn about the history of broadcasting for its advances and developments over about 100 years. It features experiences as an announcer or weather forecaster in a studio as well as exhibitions under different themes, including dramas, music programs, and children’s programs.

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Jindaiji Temple
Tama Area

Jindaiji Temple

This old temple of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism was founded in 733. On the temple grounds, you can find historic cultural assets here and there, including the Sanmon Gate with a thatched roof, the gorgeous Hondo main hall, and the statue of a seated Shaka Buddha, which is the oldest National Treasure in eastern Japan. Jindaiji Daruma Ichi Fair, which is held in March every year, is considered one of the three biggest Daruma Ichi fairs in Japan.

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Showa Kinen Park
Tama Area

Showa Kinen Park

With a total area of 180 ha, this national park offers a place where visitors can enjoy seasonal nature and flowers throughout the year, including tulips in spring, and yellow gingko leaves in autumn. There are lots to see in this park, including Open Field, Japanese Garden, and Hanamidori Cultural Center, making it a place where you can spend whole day and never get bored.

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Takao 599 Museum
Tama Area

Takao 599 Museum

This is a museum where you can learn about the animals, plants, and the history of Mt. Takao as well as manners for mountain climbing. Various special exhibitions and experience-based events are offered on an irregular basis. The huge lawn space has a place where kids can play with water, offering a place of rest and relaxation for visitors.

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Mt. Takao
Tama Area

Mt. Takao

With an altitude of 599 meters, this mountain offers various hiking routes with different distances and difficulties, as well as cable cars and lifts, using which you can get to the summit on foot in about 40 minutes. There is also Yakuoin Temple with a history of over 1,000 years and Trick Art Museum. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions of schools in Tokyo.

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Tama Forest Science Garden
Tama Area

Tama Forest Science Garden

Along with various types of samples including lumber samples displayed at the exhibition hall “Mori no Kagakukan,” you can learn about forests and the lumber industry. A guided tour (10:00) is offered in the garden, which teaches you how to distinguish different kinds of trees and what to see during each season.

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Kokyo Gaien National Gardens

Also known as the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens,this park is widely cherished for its quintessential Japanese landscapes. Spacious green lawns dotted with black pines blend harmoniously with the historical remnants of Edo Castle's moats and gates.

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National Diet Building

The Japanese Diet is held in this building. Here, Japan's only legislative body makes laws and determines fiscal budgets. Note how the building is symmetrical on both sides. On the left facing the front is the House of Representatives, while the right side is occupied by the House of Councilors (formerly the House of Lords).

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Bank of Japan Head Office

The Bank of Japan Head Office, erected in 1896, was the first modern national government (national important cultural asset) to be built by a Japanese architect. As part of a one-hour guided tour, visitors can also view the undergrond vault, which was used until 2004.

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a broadcasting tower, built in 1958.It offers spectacular views of Tokyo, in all the city's three-dimensionality, from its two observation decks at 150 meters and 250 meters.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Wholesale Market Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market comprises three blocks: block 7 with the seafood wholesaling building, block 6 with the seafood auctions building, and block 5 with the fruit and vegetable wholesaling building. The new market has been designed to ensure food safety, while implementing efficient logistics and first-rate environmental measures.

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Waseda University

Waseda University is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. Campus tours are available in which Waseda student guides explain historical episodes and student life; tour participants also have the chance to visit sites that are usually not open to the public, such as the Okuma Auditorium clock tower, etc.

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National Museum of Nature and Science

This is the nation's only comprehensive science museum. It features two permanent exhibits: the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery. The different floors offer different themes, including dinosaur fossils, stuffed animal specimens, scientific.

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TOKYO SKYTREE
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TOKYO SKYTREE

TOKYO SKYTREE is the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower. From the two observation decks at 350 m and 450 m, visitors can take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo night sky, and experience the illusion that they are walking through the air. The nearby Soramachi shopping area (300 shops) and the Aquarium are popular spots.

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The National Museum of Western Art
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The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national museum showcasing the art of the Western world. The Main Building, designed by architect Le Corbusier, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2016.

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Water Bus
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Water Bus

You can get on a water bus and visit several sightseeing areas along the Sumida River, including Asakusa and Ryogoku, while enjoying a waterfront view. Some routes have a water bus with a unique near-futuristic design.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are one of the most prominent landmarks in Tokyo. From the observatory on the 45th floor at a height of 202 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, along with Mt. Fuji if it is clear enough. Tokyo Sky Guide is a special viewing guide for the observatory, offering information on a total of 32 spots you can see from the observatory in 15 languages.

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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”
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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”

Located on the 60th floor of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 building, this observatory re-opened in 2023 after its major renovation. You can get a panoramic view of the city from 251 meters above sea level. It features a well-stocked space with seasonal plants and flowers on the floor covered with artificial turf.

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Hama-rikyu Gardens
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Hama-rikyu Gardens

This garden, which used to belong to the Tokugawa Shogun family, the most powerful family in the Edo period, has a Shioiri Pond and abundant nature. A shioiri pond is a tidal pond that draws in sea water, creating changes in the pond associated with the tide. It is now the only tidal pond in the Edo gardens of Tokyo.

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Sensoji Temple
History/Culture

Sensoji Temple

Worshippers and tourists flock to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Nakamise is along the main approach to the temple, a 250-meter-long shop-filled street connecting the outer Kaminarimon gate to the second Hozomon gate.

Official Website
History/Culture

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This open-air museum contains 30 reconstructed and historically important buildings originating from the Edo period and up to the middle part of the Showa period. Contemporary scenes from daily life—such as the lighting of a farmhouse hearth fire—are reenacted inside the buildings.

Official Website
Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima
History/Culture

Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima

Traditional Edo kiriko cut glass is produced here at this studio. Workshops are held for the public. In particular we have the appropriate tools for elementary school and junior high school students. A pen is used to create a draft on a small transparent glass, which is then placed on a disk for etching. The finished piece is put in a box for the visitor to take home with them. This is a very safe endeavor, so it's well worth giving it a try!

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Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store
History/Culture

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya makes realistic-looking replica food items. This store sells fun and unique products created through the art of food replicas. Visitors can also try their hand at making traditional faux food out of wax.

Official Website
Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)
History/Culture

Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu, built in 1920, honors the Emperor Meiji and his wife the Empress Shoken. The sacred forest surrounding of the shrine is comprised of some 100,000 trees donated from around the nation. The stately atmosphere of this place is truly an oasis-in-the-city for the visitor.

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Yakata-bune (excursion boats)
History/Culture

Yakata-bune (excursion boats)

The yakata-bune excursion boat has been a tradition since the time of the samurai. Take a boat ride down the Sumida River, mentioned in the Manyoshu—Japan's oldest collection of poems—and enjoy not only the night view but the most delicious tempura as well.

Official Website
Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University
History/Culture

Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University

The Suginami Animation Museum is the first facility where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese animation in a structured way. With hands-on special effects and post-production activities to try, as well as special exhibitions etc., there are lots of things for visitors to do that will help them to learn about animation in an enjoyable way.

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Sumo Museum
History/Culture

Sumo Museum

This museum collects, preserves, and exhibits (6 times/year) materials related to sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke sumo wrestler rankings to ceremonial aprons.

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Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)
History/Culture

Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)

Futaba-en is a dye studio that has been carrying on the tradition of the Edo katazome dyeing technique for over 100 years. The artisan skills on show here have been officially designated as a traditional craft. One-day lessons and classes are available.

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National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Environment / Science

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Through exhibits and lectures, the Science Museum offers the visitor an opportunity to think, discuss, and experience cutting-edge technologies that shape the future—everything from familiar science to cutting-edge technology.

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Central Breakwater Landfill Site
Environment / Science

Central Breakwater Landfill Site

This is where Tokyo's waste is sent for final disposal. It's an ideal place to consider the issue of waste disposal in large cities. Following a presentation that gives an overview of landfill facilities, it is possible for visitors who have their own vehicular transport to visit a landfill site, a large waste-crushing process facility, and a non-flammable waste-processing facility.

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The Hydrogen Information Center
Environment / Science

The Hydrogen Information Center "Tokyo Hydrogen Museum"

At the Tokyo Suiso-miru, visitors learn about the future of hydrogen—an invisible substance—as well as how hydrogen will be utilized in our society—by both touch and direct experience. At this unique comprehensive learning center, everyone gets the opportunity to understand hydrogen.

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Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum
Environment / Science

Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum

Here you can have fun learning about medicine through CG images and interactive games. As well as studying how medicines work and how they are developed, visitors discover the history of Nihombashi, an area that has been synonymous with the medicine business since the Edo period.

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Panasonic Center Tokyo
Environment / Science

Panasonic Center Tokyo

At this showroom, visitors have the opportunity to experience Panasonic's latest initiatives, technologies, and more. Don't forget the AkeruE, a museum where ideas are transformed into something concrete. Events and workshops are also held on the weekend.

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Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Environment / Science

Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

This facility comprises a movie theater, a special exhibitions gallery, an event hall, and a giant domed greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants (including those from the Ogasawara Islands). The adjacent Shin-koto Incineration Plant provides heat for the greenhouse.

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Printing Museum, Tokyo
Environment / Science

Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum showcases the history of printing—from its origins through the present day—all over the world. It also illustrates its value as a communications media, the value of print media, and all of its possibilities.

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METoA Ginza
Environment / Science

METoA Ginza

METoA Ginza, Mitsubishi Electric event area, showcases the latest technologies of the Mitsubishi Electric Group with a view to a more sustainable society, at a fun hands-on exhibit hall featuring visuals, AR, etc.

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Japan National Stadium
Sports

Japan National Stadium

Launched as of April 2022, the stadium tour is a chance for visitors to experience the amazing legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Check details from the Stadium tour Website.

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Japan Olympic Museum
Sports

Japan Olympic Museum

This museum, established by the JOC, is a center of information for Japan's Olympic movement. It houses various exhibits and visuals, showcasing the value of the Olympics.

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TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition
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TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition in Yurakucho featuring assets actually used in the Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremonies. Experience competitions through digital technology and snap selfies at photo spots.

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Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo
Disaster prevention

Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo

Armed with tablet PCs and placed in a simulated earthquake scenario centered on Tokyo, visitors learn how to survive the first 72 hours after a major earthquake. The facility also shows animated videos and holds workshops and events focusing on disaster preparedness.

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Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department
Disaster prevention

Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department(Honjo Bosaikan)

At this disaster prevention facility, visitors gain knowledge and know-how in a fun way. Take unique tours of simulations including earthquakes, fires, and wind/rain, led by instructions. There are also areas where visitors can tour on their own.

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Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)
Disaster prevention

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)

A tour of this facility gives visitors experience in dealing with disaster situations. Visitors go through an hour and 40 minutes of disaster preparedness training with an instructor. Every Friday evening, a special “Night Tour,” assuming a scenario with a fire at night, is held.

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JICA Global Plaza
Disaster prevention

JICA Global Plaza

The Plaza offers programs featuring interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the current living environment in developing countries, global issues, and international collaboration; as well as workshops and lectures by people who have worked on projects in developing countries.

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Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
Island

Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Featuring a variety of exhibits and simulation capsules pertaining to the volcanoes of the world including Mt. Mihara, this is a fun place to learn. Also on view in the Visuals Hall is a powerful series of visuals depicting the gorgeous natural environment of Oshima and the lives of the people here.

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Furusato-taiken Hall
Island

Furusato-taiken Hall

This facility is a unique place where visitors can relax in a pastoral setting, primarily experiencing the natural environment and culture of Oshima. Specific workshops include squeezing camellia oil, vegetable dyeing, and local performing arts (groups only). Official Website

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Odoriko no Sato Museum
Island

Odoriko no Sato Museum

The Odoriko no Sato Museum has two sections: the Former Minatoya Ryokan and the Former Jinnomaru Residence, both of which were built during the Meiji Period. Go through them slowly and deliberately as you take in the atmosphere of times past.

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Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum
Island

Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

At this local museum, visitors learn about the formation, history, and people of Oshima. The museum houses some 600 pieces of folk materials including descriptions of the volcanoes of Oshima, “Oshima and the Sea,” “Pottery and Stone Tools of the Jomon Period,” “Women's Customs,” and “Festivals of Oshima.”

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Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)
Island

Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)

This is an unusual museum in Japan. It houses not only shells from Izu and the Ogasawara Islands but also 50,000 shells in 4,000 different varieties from Japan and countries around the world. Also on display are many shell fossils, folk crafts incorporating shells, etc.

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WATERS takeshiba
SDG’s

WATERS takeshiba

Located in the waterfront area nearby Hama-rikyu Gardens, this complex facility has various tenants, including Shiki Theatre, a special theatre for Shiki Theatre Company, a hotel, and a commercial facility, as well as a dock for the Water Bus. There is an artificial tidal flat, where efforts are currently being made for environmental regeneration of Tokyo Bay, which used to be called “Edomae,” making it a great place to learn about the environment.

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SMALL WORLDS
SDG’s

SMALL WORLDS

One of the biggest indoor miniature parks in Asia. There are various kinds of inquiry learning programs under the themes of SDG, career education, STEAM education, international understanding, and cutting-edge technologies, offering a place for voluntary learning through experiences.

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Kawasaki Robostage
SDG’s

Kawasaki Robostage

This is a showroom of the latest robots produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., where you can see how high the level of their technologies is and think about co-existence of humans with robots. There is a hands-on program, where you can try programming to actually get an industrial robot moving. There is also a hands-on program for children to perform programming of an industrial robot to cause it move (Advance reservation is required. There are age limits for participants.)

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JIDAIYA
SDG’s

JIDAIYA

JIDAIYA offers various cultural experience programs, such as rickshaw and kimono experience, in Asakusa. In the “SDGs with Furoshiki” program, you can learn how to use furoshiki (Japan’s traditional wrapping cloth) for wrapping and other purposes, which allows you to practice the SDGs without any hassles while being exposed to traditional Japanese culture. You can also learn about the history of rickshaw, the ultimate ecological vehicle in alignment with the SDGs, and get a chance to actually drive a rickshaw as an occupational experience.

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RED° TOKYO TOWER
SDG’s

RED° TOKYO TOWER

Opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in 2022, this biggest e-sports park in Japan offers a wide variety of games, from sensory video game machines with cutting-edge technologies to easy games that younger children can enjoy.

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NTT History Center of Technologies
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NTT History Center of Technologies

Owned by the NTT group, one of Japan’s biggest telecommunications company groups, this museum exhibits a huge number of historical assets of the group. With the display of rare old telephone machines and the history of portable phones across four floors, you can learn how the telecommunication technologies have advanced.

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Police Museum
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Police Museum

This facility is a place where you can learn about the history of the Japanese police force from its beginning to today, as well as the current activities of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Fun activities are also offered, such as anime movies, police-work simulators, and a police motorcycle riding experience. Main exhibitions are accompanied by descriptions in English.

Official Website
Meteorological Science Museum
Field trip

Meteorological Science Museum

This museum displays observation instruments for weather and earthquakes, systems where you can learn about the information on disaster prevention, and theaters where you learn about/feel the natural environment of Japan. Some of the exhibits and activities are available with English subtitles. There is a full-time commentator who is a certified weather forecaster, so you can ask any questions about weather and earthquakes.

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NHK Museum of Broadcasting
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NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Opened in 1956 as the first broadcasting museum in the world, this museum has been serving as a place to learn about the history of broadcasting for its advances and developments over about 100 years. It features experiences as an announcer or weather forecaster in a studio as well as exhibitions under different themes, including dramas, music programs, and children’s programs.

Official Website
Jindaiji Temple
Tama Area

Jindaiji Temple

This old temple of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism was founded in 733. On the temple grounds, you can find historic cultural assets here and there, including the Sanmon Gate with a thatched roof, the gorgeous Hondo main hall, and the statue of a seated Shaka Buddha, which is the oldest National Treasure in eastern Japan. Jindaiji Daruma Ichi Fair, which is held in March every year, is considered one of the three biggest Daruma Ichi fairs in Japan.

Official Website
Showa Kinen Park
Tama Area

Showa Kinen Park

With a total area of 180 ha, this national park offers a place where visitors can enjoy seasonal nature and flowers throughout the year, including tulips in spring, and yellow gingko leaves in autumn. There are lots to see in this park, including Open Field, Japanese Garden, and Hanamidori Cultural Center, making it a place where you can spend whole day and never get bored.

Official Website
Takao 599 Museum
Tama Area

Takao 599 Museum

This is a museum where you can learn about the animals, plants, and the history of Mt. Takao as well as manners for mountain climbing. Various special exhibitions and experience-based events are offered on an irregular basis. The huge lawn space has a place where kids can play with water, offering a place of rest and relaxation for visitors.

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Mt. Takao
Tama Area

Mt. Takao

With an altitude of 599 meters, this mountain offers various hiking routes with different distances and difficulties, as well as cable cars and lifts, using which you can get to the summit on foot in about 40 minutes. There is also Yakuoin Temple with a history of over 1,000 years and Trick Art Museum. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions of schools in Tokyo.

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Tama Forest Science Garden
Tama Area

Tama Forest Science Garden

Along with various types of samples including lumber samples displayed at the exhibition hall “Mori no Kagakukan,” you can learn about forests and the lumber industry. A guided tour (10:00) is offered in the garden, which teaches you how to distinguish different kinds of trees and what to see during each season.

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Places of Interest

Places of Interest

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Kokyo Gaien National Gardens

Also known as the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens,this park is widely cherished for its quintessential Japanese landscapes. Spacious green lawns dotted with black pines blend harmoniously with the historical remnants of Edo Castle's moats and gates.

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National Diet Building

The Japanese Diet is held in this building. Here, Japan's only legislative body makes laws and determines fiscal budgets. Note how the building is symmetrical on both sides. On the left facing the front is the House of Representatives, while the right side is occupied by the House of Councilors (formerly the House of Lords).

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Bank of Japan Head Office

The Bank of Japan Head Office, erected in 1896, was the first modern national government (national important cultural asset) to be built by a Japanese architect. As part of a one-hour guided tour, visitors can also view the undergrond vault, which was used until 2004.

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a broadcasting tower, built in 1958.It offers spectacular views of Tokyo, in all the city's three-dimensionality, from its two observation decks at 150 meters and 250 meters.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Wholesale Market Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market comprises three blocks: block 7 with the seafood wholesaling building, block 6 with the seafood auctions building, and block 5 with the fruit and vegetable wholesaling building. The new market has been designed to ensure food safety, while implementing efficient logistics and first-rate environmental measures.

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Waseda University

Waseda University is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. Campus tours are available in which Waseda student guides explain historical episodes and student life; tour participants also have the chance to visit sites that are usually not open to the public, such as the Okuma Auditorium clock tower, etc.

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National Museum of Nature and Science

This is the nation's only comprehensive science museum. It features two permanent exhibits: the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery. The different floors offer different themes, including dinosaur fossils, stuffed animal specimens, scientific.

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TOKYO SKYTREE
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TOKYO SKYTREE

TOKYO SKYTREE is the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower. From the two observation decks at 350 m and 450 m, visitors can take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo night sky, and experience the illusion that they are walking through the air. The nearby Soramachi shopping area (300 shops) and the Aquarium are popular spots.

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The National Museum of Western Art
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The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national museum showcasing the art of the Western world. The Main Building, designed by architect Le Corbusier, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2016.

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Water Bus
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Water Bus

You can get on a water bus and visit several sightseeing areas along the Sumida River, including Asakusa and Ryogoku, while enjoying a waterfront view. Some routes have a water bus with a unique near-futuristic design.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are one of the most prominent landmarks in Tokyo. From the observatory on the 45th floor at a height of 202 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, along with Mt. Fuji if it is clear enough. Tokyo Sky Guide is a special viewing guide for the observatory, offering information on a total of 32 spots you can see from the observatory in 15 languages.

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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”
Main spot

Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”

Located on the 60th floor of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 building, this observatory re-opened in 2023 after its major renovation. You can get a panoramic view of the city from 251 meters above sea level. It features a well-stocked space with seasonal plants and flowers on the floor covered with artificial turf.

Official Website
Hama-rikyu Gardens
Main spot

Hama-rikyu Gardens

This garden, which used to belong to the Tokugawa Shogun family, the most powerful family in the Edo period, has a Shioiri Pond and abundant nature. A shioiri pond is a tidal pond that draws in sea water, creating changes in the pond associated with the tide. It is now the only tidal pond in the Edo gardens of Tokyo.

Official Website
Sensoji Temple
History/Culture

Sensoji Temple

Worshippers and tourists flock to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Nakamise is along the main approach to the temple, a 250-meter-long shop-filled street connecting the outer Kaminarimon gate to the second Hozomon gate.

Official Website
History/Culture

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This open-air museum contains 30 reconstructed and historically important buildings originating from the Edo period and up to the middle part of the Showa period. Contemporary scenes from daily life—such as the lighting of a farmhouse hearth fire—are reenacted inside the buildings.

Official Website
Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima
History/Culture

Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima

Traditional Edo kiriko cut glass is produced here at this studio. Workshops are held for the public. In particular we have the appropriate tools for elementary school and junior high school students. A pen is used to create a draft on a small transparent glass, which is then placed on a disk for etching. The finished piece is put in a box for the visitor to take home with them. This is a very safe endeavor, so it's well worth giving it a try!

Official Website
Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store
History/Culture

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya makes realistic-looking replica food items. This store sells fun and unique products created through the art of food replicas. Visitors can also try their hand at making traditional faux food out of wax.

Official Website
Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)
History/Culture

Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu, built in 1920, honors the Emperor Meiji and his wife the Empress Shoken. The sacred forest surrounding of the shrine is comprised of some 100,000 trees donated from around the nation. The stately atmosphere of this place is truly an oasis-in-the-city for the visitor.

Official Website
Yakata-bune (excursion boats)
History/Culture

Yakata-bune (excursion boats)

The yakata-bune excursion boat has been a tradition since the time of the samurai. Take a boat ride down the Sumida River, mentioned in the Manyoshu—Japan's oldest collection of poems—and enjoy not only the night view but the most delicious tempura as well.

Official Website
Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University
History/Culture

Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University

The Suginami Animation Museum is the first facility where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese animation in a structured way. With hands-on special effects and post-production activities to try, as well as special exhibitions etc., there are lots of things for visitors to do that will help them to learn about animation in an enjoyable way.

Official Website
Sumo Museum
History/Culture

Sumo Museum

This museum collects, preserves, and exhibits (6 times/year) materials related to sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke sumo wrestler rankings to ceremonial aprons.

Official Website
Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)
History/Culture

Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)

Futaba-en is a dye studio that has been carrying on the tradition of the Edo katazome dyeing technique for over 100 years. The artisan skills on show here have been officially designated as a traditional craft. One-day lessons and classes are available.

Official Website
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Environment / Science

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Through exhibits and lectures, the Science Museum offers the visitor an opportunity to think, discuss, and experience cutting-edge technologies that shape the future—everything from familiar science to cutting-edge technology.

Official Website
Central Breakwater Landfill Site
Environment / Science

Central Breakwater Landfill Site

This is where Tokyo's waste is sent for final disposal. It's an ideal place to consider the issue of waste disposal in large cities. Following a presentation that gives an overview of landfill facilities, it is possible for visitors who have their own vehicular transport to visit a landfill site, a large waste-crushing process facility, and a non-flammable waste-processing facility.

Official Website
The Hydrogen Information Center
Environment / Science

The Hydrogen Information Center "Tokyo Hydrogen Museum"

At the Tokyo Suiso-miru, visitors learn about the future of hydrogen—an invisible substance—as well as how hydrogen will be utilized in our society—by both touch and direct experience. At this unique comprehensive learning center, everyone gets the opportunity to understand hydrogen.

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Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum
Environment / Science

Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum

Here you can have fun learning about medicine through CG images and interactive games. As well as studying how medicines work and how they are developed, visitors discover the history of Nihombashi, an area that has been synonymous with the medicine business since the Edo period.

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Panasonic Center Tokyo
Environment / Science

Panasonic Center Tokyo

At this showroom, visitors have the opportunity to experience Panasonic's latest initiatives, technologies, and more. Don't forget the AkeruE, a museum where ideas are transformed into something concrete. Events and workshops are also held on the weekend.

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Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Environment / Science

Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

This facility comprises a movie theater, a special exhibitions gallery, an event hall, and a giant domed greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants (including those from the Ogasawara Islands). The adjacent Shin-koto Incineration Plant provides heat for the greenhouse.

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Printing Museum, Tokyo
Environment / Science

Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum showcases the history of printing—from its origins through the present day—all over the world. It also illustrates its value as a communications media, the value of print media, and all of its possibilities.

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METoA Ginza
Environment / Science

METoA Ginza

METoA Ginza, Mitsubishi Electric event area, showcases the latest technologies of the Mitsubishi Electric Group with a view to a more sustainable society, at a fun hands-on exhibit hall featuring visuals, AR, etc.

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Japan National Stadium
Sports

Japan National Stadium

Launched as of April 2022, the stadium tour is a chance for visitors to experience the amazing legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Check details from the Stadium tour Website.

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Japan Olympic Museum
Sports

Japan Olympic Museum

This museum, established by the JOC, is a center of information for Japan's Olympic movement. It houses various exhibits and visuals, showcasing the value of the Olympics.

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TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition
Sports

TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition in Yurakucho featuring assets actually used in the Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremonies. Experience competitions through digital technology and snap selfies at photo spots.

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Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo
Disaster prevention

Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo

Armed with tablet PCs and placed in a simulated earthquake scenario centered on Tokyo, visitors learn how to survive the first 72 hours after a major earthquake. The facility also shows animated videos and holds workshops and events focusing on disaster preparedness.

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Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department
Disaster prevention

Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department(Honjo Bosaikan)

At this disaster prevention facility, visitors gain knowledge and know-how in a fun way. Take unique tours of simulations including earthquakes, fires, and wind/rain, led by instructions. There are also areas where visitors can tour on their own.

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Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)
Disaster prevention

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)

A tour of this facility gives visitors experience in dealing with disaster situations. Visitors go through an hour and 40 minutes of disaster preparedness training with an instructor. Every Friday evening, a special “Night Tour,” assuming a scenario with a fire at night, is held.

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JICA Global Plaza
Disaster prevention

JICA Global Plaza

The Plaza offers programs featuring interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the current living environment in developing countries, global issues, and international collaboration; as well as workshops and lectures by people who have worked on projects in developing countries.

Official Website
Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
Island

Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Featuring a variety of exhibits and simulation capsules pertaining to the volcanoes of the world including Mt. Mihara, this is a fun place to learn. Also on view in the Visuals Hall is a powerful series of visuals depicting the gorgeous natural environment of Oshima and the lives of the people here.

Official Website
Furusato-taiken Hall
Island

Furusato-taiken Hall

This facility is a unique place where visitors can relax in a pastoral setting, primarily experiencing the natural environment and culture of Oshima. Specific workshops include squeezing camellia oil, vegetable dyeing, and local performing arts (groups only). Official Website

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Odoriko no Sato Museum
Island

Odoriko no Sato Museum

The Odoriko no Sato Museum has two sections: the Former Minatoya Ryokan and the Former Jinnomaru Residence, both of which were built during the Meiji Period. Go through them slowly and deliberately as you take in the atmosphere of times past.

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Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum
Island

Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

At this local museum, visitors learn about the formation, history, and people of Oshima. The museum houses some 600 pieces of folk materials including descriptions of the volcanoes of Oshima, “Oshima and the Sea,” “Pottery and Stone Tools of the Jomon Period,” “Women's Customs,” and “Festivals of Oshima.”

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Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)
Island

Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)

This is an unusual museum in Japan. It houses not only shells from Izu and the Ogasawara Islands but also 50,000 shells in 4,000 different varieties from Japan and countries around the world. Also on display are many shell fossils, folk crafts incorporating shells, etc.

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WATERS takeshiba
SDG’s

WATERS takeshiba

Located in the waterfront area nearby Hama-rikyu Gardens, this complex facility has various tenants, including Shiki Theatre, a special theatre for Shiki Theatre Company, a hotel, and a commercial facility, as well as a dock for the Water Bus. There is an artificial tidal flat, where efforts are currently being made for environmental regeneration of Tokyo Bay, which used to be called “Edomae,” making it a great place to learn about the environment.

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SMALL WORLDS
SDG’s

SMALL WORLDS

One of the biggest indoor miniature parks in Asia. There are various kinds of inquiry learning programs under the themes of SDG, career education, STEAM education, international understanding, and cutting-edge technologies, offering a place for voluntary learning through experiences.

Official Website
Kawasaki Robostage
SDG’s

Kawasaki Robostage

This is a showroom of the latest robots produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., where you can see how high the level of their technologies is and think about co-existence of humans with robots. There is a hands-on program, where you can try programming to actually get an industrial robot moving. There is also a hands-on program for children to perform programming of an industrial robot to cause it move (Advance reservation is required. There are age limits for participants.)

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JIDAIYA
SDG’s

JIDAIYA

JIDAIYA offers various cultural experience programs, such as rickshaw and kimono experience, in Asakusa. In the “SDGs with Furoshiki” program, you can learn how to use furoshiki (Japan’s traditional wrapping cloth) for wrapping and other purposes, which allows you to practice the SDGs without any hassles while being exposed to traditional Japanese culture. You can also learn about the history of rickshaw, the ultimate ecological vehicle in alignment with the SDGs, and get a chance to actually drive a rickshaw as an occupational experience.

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RED° TOKYO TOWER
SDG’s

RED° TOKYO TOWER

Opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in 2022, this biggest e-sports park in Japan offers a wide variety of games, from sensory video game machines with cutting-edge technologies to easy games that younger children can enjoy.

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NTT History Center of Technologies
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NTT History Center of Technologies

Owned by the NTT group, one of Japan’s biggest telecommunications company groups, this museum exhibits a huge number of historical assets of the group. With the display of rare old telephone machines and the history of portable phones across four floors, you can learn how the telecommunication technologies have advanced.

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Police Museum
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Police Museum

This facility is a place where you can learn about the history of the Japanese police force from its beginning to today, as well as the current activities of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Fun activities are also offered, such as anime movies, police-work simulators, and a police motorcycle riding experience. Main exhibitions are accompanied by descriptions in English.

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Meteorological Science Museum
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Meteorological Science Museum

This museum displays observation instruments for weather and earthquakes, systems where you can learn about the information on disaster prevention, and theaters where you learn about/feel the natural environment of Japan. Some of the exhibits and activities are available with English subtitles. There is a full-time commentator who is a certified weather forecaster, so you can ask any questions about weather and earthquakes.

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NHK Museum of Broadcasting
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NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Opened in 1956 as the first broadcasting museum in the world, this museum has been serving as a place to learn about the history of broadcasting for its advances and developments over about 100 years. It features experiences as an announcer or weather forecaster in a studio as well as exhibitions under different themes, including dramas, music programs, and children’s programs.

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Jindaiji Temple
Tama Area

Jindaiji Temple

This old temple of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism was founded in 733. On the temple grounds, you can find historic cultural assets here and there, including the Sanmon Gate with a thatched roof, the gorgeous Hondo main hall, and the statue of a seated Shaka Buddha, which is the oldest National Treasure in eastern Japan. Jindaiji Daruma Ichi Fair, which is held in March every year, is considered one of the three biggest Daruma Ichi fairs in Japan.

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Showa Kinen Park
Tama Area

Showa Kinen Park

With a total area of 180 ha, this national park offers a place where visitors can enjoy seasonal nature and flowers throughout the year, including tulips in spring, and yellow gingko leaves in autumn. There are lots to see in this park, including Open Field, Japanese Garden, and Hanamidori Cultural Center, making it a place where you can spend whole day and never get bored.

Official Website
Takao 599 Museum
Tama Area

Takao 599 Museum

This is a museum where you can learn about the animals, plants, and the history of Mt. Takao as well as manners for mountain climbing. Various special exhibitions and experience-based events are offered on an irregular basis. The huge lawn space has a place where kids can play with water, offering a place of rest and relaxation for visitors.

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Mt. Takao
Tama Area

Mt. Takao

With an altitude of 599 meters, this mountain offers various hiking routes with different distances and difficulties, as well as cable cars and lifts, using which you can get to the summit on foot in about 40 minutes. There is also Yakuoin Temple with a history of over 1,000 years and Trick Art Museum. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions of schools in Tokyo.

Official Website
Tama Forest Science Garden
Tama Area

Tama Forest Science Garden

Along with various types of samples including lumber samples displayed at the exhibition hall “Mori no Kagakukan,” you can learn about forests and the lumber industry. A guided tour (10:00) is offered in the garden, which teaches you how to distinguish different kinds of trees and what to see during each season.

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Kokyo Gaien National Gardens

Also known as the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens,this park is widely cherished for its quintessential Japanese landscapes. Spacious green lawns dotted with black pines blend harmoniously with the historical remnants of Edo Castle's moats and gates.

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National Diet Building

The Japanese Diet is held in this building. Here, Japan's only legislative body makes laws and determines fiscal budgets. Note how the building is symmetrical on both sides. On the left facing the front is the House of Representatives, while the right side is occupied by the House of Councilors (formerly the House of Lords).

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Bank of Japan Head Office

The Bank of Japan Head Office, erected in 1896, was the first modern national government (national important cultural asset) to be built by a Japanese architect. As part of a one-hour guided tour, visitors can also view the undergrond vault, which was used until 2004.

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a broadcasting tower, built in 1958.It offers spectacular views of Tokyo, in all the city's three-dimensionality, from its two observation decks at 150 meters and 250 meters.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Wholesale Market Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market comprises three blocks: block 7 with the seafood wholesaling building, block 6 with the seafood auctions building, and block 5 with the fruit and vegetable wholesaling building. The new market has been designed to ensure food safety, while implementing efficient logistics and first-rate environmental measures.

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Waseda University

Waseda University is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. Campus tours are available in which Waseda student guides explain historical episodes and student life; tour participants also have the chance to visit sites that are usually not open to the public, such as the Okuma Auditorium clock tower, etc.

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National Museum of Nature and Science

This is the nation's only comprehensive science museum. It features two permanent exhibits: the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery. The different floors offer different themes, including dinosaur fossils, stuffed animal specimens, scientific.

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TOKYO SKYTREE
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TOKYO SKYTREE

TOKYO SKYTREE is the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower. From the two observation decks at 350 m and 450 m, visitors can take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo night sky, and experience the illusion that they are walking through the air. The nearby Soramachi shopping area (300 shops) and the Aquarium are popular spots.

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The National Museum of Western Art
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The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national museum showcasing the art of the Western world. The Main Building, designed by architect Le Corbusier, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2016.

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Water Bus
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Water Bus

You can get on a water bus and visit several sightseeing areas along the Sumida River, including Asakusa and Ryogoku, while enjoying a waterfront view. Some routes have a water bus with a unique near-futuristic design.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are one of the most prominent landmarks in Tokyo. From the observatory on the 45th floor at a height of 202 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, along with Mt. Fuji if it is clear enough. Tokyo Sky Guide is a special viewing guide for the observatory, offering information on a total of 32 spots you can see from the observatory in 15 languages.

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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”
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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”

Located on the 60th floor of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 building, this observatory re-opened in 2023 after its major renovation. You can get a panoramic view of the city from 251 meters above sea level. It features a well-stocked space with seasonal plants and flowers on the floor covered with artificial turf.

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Hama-rikyu Gardens
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Hama-rikyu Gardens

This garden, which used to belong to the Tokugawa Shogun family, the most powerful family in the Edo period, has a Shioiri Pond and abundant nature. A shioiri pond is a tidal pond that draws in sea water, creating changes in the pond associated with the tide. It is now the only tidal pond in the Edo gardens of Tokyo.

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Sensoji Temple
History/Culture

Sensoji Temple

Worshippers and tourists flock to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Nakamise is along the main approach to the temple, a 250-meter-long shop-filled street connecting the outer Kaminarimon gate to the second Hozomon gate.

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History/Culture

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This open-air museum contains 30 reconstructed and historically important buildings originating from the Edo period and up to the middle part of the Showa period. Contemporary scenes from daily life—such as the lighting of a farmhouse hearth fire—are reenacted inside the buildings.

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Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima
History/Culture

Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima

Traditional Edo kiriko cut glass is produced here at this studio. Workshops are held for the public. In particular we have the appropriate tools for elementary school and junior high school students. A pen is used to create a draft on a small transparent glass, which is then placed on a disk for etching. The finished piece is put in a box for the visitor to take home with them. This is a very safe endeavor, so it's well worth giving it a try!

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Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store
History/Culture

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya makes realistic-looking replica food items. This store sells fun and unique products created through the art of food replicas. Visitors can also try their hand at making traditional faux food out of wax.

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Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)
History/Culture

Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu, built in 1920, honors the Emperor Meiji and his wife the Empress Shoken. The sacred forest surrounding of the shrine is comprised of some 100,000 trees donated from around the nation. The stately atmosphere of this place is truly an oasis-in-the-city for the visitor.

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Yakata-bune (excursion boats)
History/Culture

Yakata-bune (excursion boats)

The yakata-bune excursion boat has been a tradition since the time of the samurai. Take a boat ride down the Sumida River, mentioned in the Manyoshu—Japan's oldest collection of poems—and enjoy not only the night view but the most delicious tempura as well.

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Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University
History/Culture

Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University

The Suginami Animation Museum is the first facility where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese animation in a structured way. With hands-on special effects and post-production activities to try, as well as special exhibitions etc., there are lots of things for visitors to do that will help them to learn about animation in an enjoyable way.

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Sumo Museum
History/Culture

Sumo Museum

This museum collects, preserves, and exhibits (6 times/year) materials related to sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke sumo wrestler rankings to ceremonial aprons.

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Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)
History/Culture

Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)

Futaba-en is a dye studio that has been carrying on the tradition of the Edo katazome dyeing technique for over 100 years. The artisan skills on show here have been officially designated as a traditional craft. One-day lessons and classes are available.

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National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
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National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Through exhibits and lectures, the Science Museum offers the visitor an opportunity to think, discuss, and experience cutting-edge technologies that shape the future—everything from familiar science to cutting-edge technology.

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Central Breakwater Landfill Site
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Central Breakwater Landfill Site

This is where Tokyo's waste is sent for final disposal. It's an ideal place to consider the issue of waste disposal in large cities. Following a presentation that gives an overview of landfill facilities, it is possible for visitors who have their own vehicular transport to visit a landfill site, a large waste-crushing process facility, and a non-flammable waste-processing facility.

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The Hydrogen Information Center
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The Hydrogen Information Center "Tokyo Hydrogen Museum"

At the Tokyo Suiso-miru, visitors learn about the future of hydrogen—an invisible substance—as well as how hydrogen will be utilized in our society—by both touch and direct experience. At this unique comprehensive learning center, everyone gets the opportunity to understand hydrogen.

Official Website
Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum
Environment / Science

Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum

Here you can have fun learning about medicine through CG images and interactive games. As well as studying how medicines work and how they are developed, visitors discover the history of Nihombashi, an area that has been synonymous with the medicine business since the Edo period.

Official Website
Panasonic Center Tokyo
Environment / Science

Panasonic Center Tokyo

At this showroom, visitors have the opportunity to experience Panasonic's latest initiatives, technologies, and more. Don't forget the AkeruE, a museum where ideas are transformed into something concrete. Events and workshops are also held on the weekend.

Official Website
Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Environment / Science

Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

This facility comprises a movie theater, a special exhibitions gallery, an event hall, and a giant domed greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants (including those from the Ogasawara Islands). The adjacent Shin-koto Incineration Plant provides heat for the greenhouse.

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Printing Museum, Tokyo
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Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum showcases the history of printing—from its origins through the present day—all over the world. It also illustrates its value as a communications media, the value of print media, and all of its possibilities.

Official Website
METoA Ginza
Environment / Science

METoA Ginza

METoA Ginza, Mitsubishi Electric event area, showcases the latest technologies of the Mitsubishi Electric Group with a view to a more sustainable society, at a fun hands-on exhibit hall featuring visuals, AR, etc.

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Japan National Stadium
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Japan National Stadium

Launched as of April 2022, the stadium tour is a chance for visitors to experience the amazing legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Check details from the Stadium tour Website.

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Japan Olympic Museum
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Japan Olympic Museum

This museum, established by the JOC, is a center of information for Japan's Olympic movement. It houses various exhibits and visuals, showcasing the value of the Olympics.

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TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition
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TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition in Yurakucho featuring assets actually used in the Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremonies. Experience competitions through digital technology and snap selfies at photo spots.

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Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo
Disaster prevention

Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo

Armed with tablet PCs and placed in a simulated earthquake scenario centered on Tokyo, visitors learn how to survive the first 72 hours after a major earthquake. The facility also shows animated videos and holds workshops and events focusing on disaster preparedness.

Official Website
Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department
Disaster prevention

Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department(Honjo Bosaikan)

At this disaster prevention facility, visitors gain knowledge and know-how in a fun way. Take unique tours of simulations including earthquakes, fires, and wind/rain, led by instructions. There are also areas where visitors can tour on their own.

Official Website
Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)
Disaster prevention

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)

A tour of this facility gives visitors experience in dealing with disaster situations. Visitors go through an hour and 40 minutes of disaster preparedness training with an instructor. Every Friday evening, a special “Night Tour,” assuming a scenario with a fire at night, is held.

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JICA Global Plaza
Disaster prevention

JICA Global Plaza

The Plaza offers programs featuring interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the current living environment in developing countries, global issues, and international collaboration; as well as workshops and lectures by people who have worked on projects in developing countries.

Official Website
Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
Island

Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Featuring a variety of exhibits and simulation capsules pertaining to the volcanoes of the world including Mt. Mihara, this is a fun place to learn. Also on view in the Visuals Hall is a powerful series of visuals depicting the gorgeous natural environment of Oshima and the lives of the people here.

Official Website
Furusato-taiken Hall
Island

Furusato-taiken Hall

This facility is a unique place where visitors can relax in a pastoral setting, primarily experiencing the natural environment and culture of Oshima. Specific workshops include squeezing camellia oil, vegetable dyeing, and local performing arts (groups only). Official Website

Official Website
Odoriko no Sato Museum
Island

Odoriko no Sato Museum

The Odoriko no Sato Museum has two sections: the Former Minatoya Ryokan and the Former Jinnomaru Residence, both of which were built during the Meiji Period. Go through them slowly and deliberately as you take in the atmosphere of times past.

Official Website
Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum
Island

Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

At this local museum, visitors learn about the formation, history, and people of Oshima. The museum houses some 600 pieces of folk materials including descriptions of the volcanoes of Oshima, “Oshima and the Sea,” “Pottery and Stone Tools of the Jomon Period,” “Women's Customs,” and “Festivals of Oshima.”

Official Website
Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)
Island

Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)

This is an unusual museum in Japan. It houses not only shells from Izu and the Ogasawara Islands but also 50,000 shells in 4,000 different varieties from Japan and countries around the world. Also on display are many shell fossils, folk crafts incorporating shells, etc.

Official Website
WATERS takeshiba
SDG’s

WATERS takeshiba

Located in the waterfront area nearby Hama-rikyu Gardens, this complex facility has various tenants, including Shiki Theatre, a special theatre for Shiki Theatre Company, a hotel, and a commercial facility, as well as a dock for the Water Bus. There is an artificial tidal flat, where efforts are currently being made for environmental regeneration of Tokyo Bay, which used to be called “Edomae,” making it a great place to learn about the environment.

Official Website
SMALL WORLDS
SDG’s

SMALL WORLDS

One of the biggest indoor miniature parks in Asia. There are various kinds of inquiry learning programs under the themes of SDG, career education, STEAM education, international understanding, and cutting-edge technologies, offering a place for voluntary learning through experiences.

Official Website
Kawasaki Robostage
SDG’s

Kawasaki Robostage

This is a showroom of the latest robots produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., where you can see how high the level of their technologies is and think about co-existence of humans with robots. There is a hands-on program, where you can try programming to actually get an industrial robot moving. There is also a hands-on program for children to perform programming of an industrial robot to cause it move (Advance reservation is required. There are age limits for participants.)

Official Website
JIDAIYA
SDG’s

JIDAIYA

JIDAIYA offers various cultural experience programs, such as rickshaw and kimono experience, in Asakusa. In the “SDGs with Furoshiki” program, you can learn how to use furoshiki (Japan’s traditional wrapping cloth) for wrapping and other purposes, which allows you to practice the SDGs without any hassles while being exposed to traditional Japanese culture. You can also learn about the history of rickshaw, the ultimate ecological vehicle in alignment with the SDGs, and get a chance to actually drive a rickshaw as an occupational experience.

Official Website
RED° TOKYO TOWER
SDG’s

RED° TOKYO TOWER

Opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in 2022, this biggest e-sports park in Japan offers a wide variety of games, from sensory video game machines with cutting-edge technologies to easy games that younger children can enjoy.

Official Website
NTT History Center of Technologies
Field trip

NTT History Center of Technologies

Owned by the NTT group, one of Japan’s biggest telecommunications company groups, this museum exhibits a huge number of historical assets of the group. With the display of rare old telephone machines and the history of portable phones across four floors, you can learn how the telecommunication technologies have advanced.

Official Website
Police Museum
Field trip

Police Museum

This facility is a place where you can learn about the history of the Japanese police force from its beginning to today, as well as the current activities of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Fun activities are also offered, such as anime movies, police-work simulators, and a police motorcycle riding experience. Main exhibitions are accompanied by descriptions in English.

Official Website
Meteorological Science Museum
Field trip

Meteorological Science Museum

This museum displays observation instruments for weather and earthquakes, systems where you can learn about the information on disaster prevention, and theaters where you learn about/feel the natural environment of Japan. Some of the exhibits and activities are available with English subtitles. There is a full-time commentator who is a certified weather forecaster, so you can ask any questions about weather and earthquakes.

Official Website
NHK Museum of Broadcasting
Field trip

NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Opened in 1956 as the first broadcasting museum in the world, this museum has been serving as a place to learn about the history of broadcasting for its advances and developments over about 100 years. It features experiences as an announcer or weather forecaster in a studio as well as exhibitions under different themes, including dramas, music programs, and children’s programs.

Official Website
Jindaiji Temple
Tama Area

Jindaiji Temple

This old temple of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism was founded in 733. On the temple grounds, you can find historic cultural assets here and there, including the Sanmon Gate with a thatched roof, the gorgeous Hondo main hall, and the statue of a seated Shaka Buddha, which is the oldest National Treasure in eastern Japan. Jindaiji Daruma Ichi Fair, which is held in March every year, is considered one of the three biggest Daruma Ichi fairs in Japan.

Official Website
Showa Kinen Park
Tama Area

Showa Kinen Park

With a total area of 180 ha, this national park offers a place where visitors can enjoy seasonal nature and flowers throughout the year, including tulips in spring, and yellow gingko leaves in autumn. There are lots to see in this park, including Open Field, Japanese Garden, and Hanamidori Cultural Center, making it a place where you can spend whole day and never get bored.

Official Website
Takao 599 Museum
Tama Area

Takao 599 Museum

This is a museum where you can learn about the animals, plants, and the history of Mt. Takao as well as manners for mountain climbing. Various special exhibitions and experience-based events are offered on an irregular basis. The huge lawn space has a place where kids can play with water, offering a place of rest and relaxation for visitors.

Official Website
Mt. Takao
Tama Area

Mt. Takao

With an altitude of 599 meters, this mountain offers various hiking routes with different distances and difficulties, as well as cable cars and lifts, using which you can get to the summit on foot in about 40 minutes. There is also Yakuoin Temple with a history of over 1,000 years and Trick Art Museum. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions of schools in Tokyo.

Official Website
Tama Forest Science Garden
Tama Area

Tama Forest Science Garden

Along with various types of samples including lumber samples displayed at the exhibition hall “Mori no Kagakukan,” you can learn about forests and the lumber industry. A guided tour (10:00) is offered in the garden, which teaches you how to distinguish different kinds of trees and what to see during each season.

Official Website
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Kokyo Gaien National Gardens

Also known as the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens,this park is widely cherished for its quintessential Japanese landscapes. Spacious green lawns dotted with black pines blend harmoniously with the historical remnants of Edo Castle's moats and gates.

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National Diet Building

The Japanese Diet is held in this building. Here, Japan's only legislative body makes laws and determines fiscal budgets. Note how the building is symmetrical on both sides. On the left facing the front is the House of Representatives, while the right side is occupied by the House of Councilors (formerly the House of Lords).

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Bank of Japan Head Office

The Bank of Japan Head Office, erected in 1896, was the first modern national government (national important cultural asset) to be built by a Japanese architect. As part of a one-hour guided tour, visitors can also view the undergrond vault, which was used until 2004.

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a broadcasting tower, built in 1958.It offers spectacular views of Tokyo, in all the city's three-dimensionality, from its two observation decks at 150 meters and 250 meters.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Wholesale Market Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market comprises three blocks: block 7 with the seafood wholesaling building, block 6 with the seafood auctions building, and block 5 with the fruit and vegetable wholesaling building. The new market has been designed to ensure food safety, while implementing efficient logistics and first-rate environmental measures.

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Waseda University

Waseda University is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. Campus tours are available in which Waseda student guides explain historical episodes and student life; tour participants also have the chance to visit sites that are usually not open to the public, such as the Okuma Auditorium clock tower, etc.

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National Museum of Nature and Science

This is the nation's only comprehensive science museum. It features two permanent exhibits: the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery. The different floors offer different themes, including dinosaur fossils, stuffed animal specimens, scientific.

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TOKYO SKYTREE
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TOKYO SKYTREE

TOKYO SKYTREE is the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower. From the two observation decks at 350 m and 450 m, visitors can take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo night sky, and experience the illusion that they are walking through the air. The nearby Soramachi shopping area (300 shops) and the Aquarium are popular spots.

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The National Museum of Western Art
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The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national museum showcasing the art of the Western world. The Main Building, designed by architect Le Corbusier, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2016.

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Water Bus
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Water Bus

You can get on a water bus and visit several sightseeing areas along the Sumida River, including Asakusa and Ryogoku, while enjoying a waterfront view. Some routes have a water bus with a unique near-futuristic design.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are one of the most prominent landmarks in Tokyo. From the observatory on the 45th floor at a height of 202 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, along with Mt. Fuji if it is clear enough. Tokyo Sky Guide is a special viewing guide for the observatory, offering information on a total of 32 spots you can see from the observatory in 15 languages.

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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”
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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”

Located on the 60th floor of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 building, this observatory re-opened in 2023 after its major renovation. You can get a panoramic view of the city from 251 meters above sea level. It features a well-stocked space with seasonal plants and flowers on the floor covered with artificial turf.

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Hama-rikyu Gardens
Main spot

Hama-rikyu Gardens

This garden, which used to belong to the Tokugawa Shogun family, the most powerful family in the Edo period, has a Shioiri Pond and abundant nature. A shioiri pond is a tidal pond that draws in sea water, creating changes in the pond associated with the tide. It is now the only tidal pond in the Edo gardens of Tokyo.

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Sensoji Temple
History/Culture

Sensoji Temple

Worshippers and tourists flock to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Nakamise is along the main approach to the temple, a 250-meter-long shop-filled street connecting the outer Kaminarimon gate to the second Hozomon gate.

Official Website
History/Culture

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This open-air museum contains 30 reconstructed and historically important buildings originating from the Edo period and up to the middle part of the Showa period. Contemporary scenes from daily life—such as the lighting of a farmhouse hearth fire—are reenacted inside the buildings.

Official Website
Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima
History/Culture

Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima

Traditional Edo kiriko cut glass is produced here at this studio. Workshops are held for the public. In particular we have the appropriate tools for elementary school and junior high school students. A pen is used to create a draft on a small transparent glass, which is then placed on a disk for etching. The finished piece is put in a box for the visitor to take home with them. This is a very safe endeavor, so it's well worth giving it a try!

Official Website
Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store
History/Culture

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya makes realistic-looking replica food items. This store sells fun and unique products created through the art of food replicas. Visitors can also try their hand at making traditional faux food out of wax.

Official Website
Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)
History/Culture

Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu, built in 1920, honors the Emperor Meiji and his wife the Empress Shoken. The sacred forest surrounding of the shrine is comprised of some 100,000 trees donated from around the nation. The stately atmosphere of this place is truly an oasis-in-the-city for the visitor.

Official Website
Yakata-bune (excursion boats)
History/Culture

Yakata-bune (excursion boats)

The yakata-bune excursion boat has been a tradition since the time of the samurai. Take a boat ride down the Sumida River, mentioned in the Manyoshu—Japan's oldest collection of poems—and enjoy not only the night view but the most delicious tempura as well.

Official Website
Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University
History/Culture

Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University

The Suginami Animation Museum is the first facility where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese animation in a structured way. With hands-on special effects and post-production activities to try, as well as special exhibitions etc., there are lots of things for visitors to do that will help them to learn about animation in an enjoyable way.

Official Website
Sumo Museum
History/Culture

Sumo Museum

This museum collects, preserves, and exhibits (6 times/year) materials related to sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke sumo wrestler rankings to ceremonial aprons.

Official Website
Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)
History/Culture

Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)

Futaba-en is a dye studio that has been carrying on the tradition of the Edo katazome dyeing technique for over 100 years. The artisan skills on show here have been officially designated as a traditional craft. One-day lessons and classes are available.

Official Website
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Environment / Science

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Through exhibits and lectures, the Science Museum offers the visitor an opportunity to think, discuss, and experience cutting-edge technologies that shape the future—everything from familiar science to cutting-edge technology.

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Central Breakwater Landfill Site
Environment / Science

Central Breakwater Landfill Site

This is where Tokyo's waste is sent for final disposal. It's an ideal place to consider the issue of waste disposal in large cities. Following a presentation that gives an overview of landfill facilities, it is possible for visitors who have their own vehicular transport to visit a landfill site, a large waste-crushing process facility, and a non-flammable waste-processing facility.

Official Website
The Hydrogen Information Center
Environment / Science

The Hydrogen Information Center "Tokyo Hydrogen Museum"

At the Tokyo Suiso-miru, visitors learn about the future of hydrogen—an invisible substance—as well as how hydrogen will be utilized in our society—by both touch and direct experience. At this unique comprehensive learning center, everyone gets the opportunity to understand hydrogen.

Official Website
Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum
Environment / Science

Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum

Here you can have fun learning about medicine through CG images and interactive games. As well as studying how medicines work and how they are developed, visitors discover the history of Nihombashi, an area that has been synonymous with the medicine business since the Edo period.

Official Website
Panasonic Center Tokyo
Environment / Science

Panasonic Center Tokyo

At this showroom, visitors have the opportunity to experience Panasonic's latest initiatives, technologies, and more. Don't forget the AkeruE, a museum where ideas are transformed into something concrete. Events and workshops are also held on the weekend.

Official Website
Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Environment / Science

Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

This facility comprises a movie theater, a special exhibitions gallery, an event hall, and a giant domed greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants (including those from the Ogasawara Islands). The adjacent Shin-koto Incineration Plant provides heat for the greenhouse.

Official Website
Printing Museum, Tokyo
Environment / Science

Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum showcases the history of printing—from its origins through the present day—all over the world. It also illustrates its value as a communications media, the value of print media, and all of its possibilities.

Official Website
METoA Ginza
Environment / Science

METoA Ginza

METoA Ginza, Mitsubishi Electric event area, showcases the latest technologies of the Mitsubishi Electric Group with a view to a more sustainable society, at a fun hands-on exhibit hall featuring visuals, AR, etc.

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Japan National Stadium
Sports

Japan National Stadium

Launched as of April 2022, the stadium tour is a chance for visitors to experience the amazing legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Check details from the Stadium tour Website.

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Japan Olympic Museum
Sports

Japan Olympic Museum

This museum, established by the JOC, is a center of information for Japan's Olympic movement. It houses various exhibits and visuals, showcasing the value of the Olympics.

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TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition
Sports

TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition in Yurakucho featuring assets actually used in the Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremonies. Experience competitions through digital technology and snap selfies at photo spots.

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Reservation
Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo
Disaster prevention

Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo

Armed with tablet PCs and placed in a simulated earthquake scenario centered on Tokyo, visitors learn how to survive the first 72 hours after a major earthquake. The facility also shows animated videos and holds workshops and events focusing on disaster preparedness.

Official Website
Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department
Disaster prevention

Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department(Honjo Bosaikan)

At this disaster prevention facility, visitors gain knowledge and know-how in a fun way. Take unique tours of simulations including earthquakes, fires, and wind/rain, led by instructions. There are also areas where visitors can tour on their own.

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Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)
Disaster prevention

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)

A tour of this facility gives visitors experience in dealing with disaster situations. Visitors go through an hour and 40 minutes of disaster preparedness training with an instructor. Every Friday evening, a special “Night Tour,” assuming a scenario with a fire at night, is held.

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JICA Global Plaza
Disaster prevention

JICA Global Plaza

The Plaza offers programs featuring interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the current living environment in developing countries, global issues, and international collaboration; as well as workshops and lectures by people who have worked on projects in developing countries.

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Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
Island

Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Featuring a variety of exhibits and simulation capsules pertaining to the volcanoes of the world including Mt. Mihara, this is a fun place to learn. Also on view in the Visuals Hall is a powerful series of visuals depicting the gorgeous natural environment of Oshima and the lives of the people here.

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Furusato-taiken Hall
Island

Furusato-taiken Hall

This facility is a unique place where visitors can relax in a pastoral setting, primarily experiencing the natural environment and culture of Oshima. Specific workshops include squeezing camellia oil, vegetable dyeing, and local performing arts (groups only). Official Website

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Odoriko no Sato Museum
Island

Odoriko no Sato Museum

The Odoriko no Sato Museum has two sections: the Former Minatoya Ryokan and the Former Jinnomaru Residence, both of which were built during the Meiji Period. Go through them slowly and deliberately as you take in the atmosphere of times past.

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Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum
Island

Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

At this local museum, visitors learn about the formation, history, and people of Oshima. The museum houses some 600 pieces of folk materials including descriptions of the volcanoes of Oshima, “Oshima and the Sea,” “Pottery and Stone Tools of the Jomon Period,” “Women's Customs,” and “Festivals of Oshima.”

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Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)
Island

Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)

This is an unusual museum in Japan. It houses not only shells from Izu and the Ogasawara Islands but also 50,000 shells in 4,000 different varieties from Japan and countries around the world. Also on display are many shell fossils, folk crafts incorporating shells, etc.

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WATERS takeshiba
SDG’s

WATERS takeshiba

Located in the waterfront area nearby Hama-rikyu Gardens, this complex facility has various tenants, including Shiki Theatre, a special theatre for Shiki Theatre Company, a hotel, and a commercial facility, as well as a dock for the Water Bus. There is an artificial tidal flat, where efforts are currently being made for environmental regeneration of Tokyo Bay, which used to be called “Edomae,” making it a great place to learn about the environment.

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SMALL WORLDS
SDG’s

SMALL WORLDS

One of the biggest indoor miniature parks in Asia. There are various kinds of inquiry learning programs under the themes of SDG, career education, STEAM education, international understanding, and cutting-edge technologies, offering a place for voluntary learning through experiences.

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Kawasaki Robostage
SDG’s

Kawasaki Robostage

This is a showroom of the latest robots produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., where you can see how high the level of their technologies is and think about co-existence of humans with robots. There is a hands-on program, where you can try programming to actually get an industrial robot moving. There is also a hands-on program for children to perform programming of an industrial robot to cause it move (Advance reservation is required. There are age limits for participants.)

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JIDAIYA
SDG’s

JIDAIYA

JIDAIYA offers various cultural experience programs, such as rickshaw and kimono experience, in Asakusa. In the “SDGs with Furoshiki” program, you can learn how to use furoshiki (Japan’s traditional wrapping cloth) for wrapping and other purposes, which allows you to practice the SDGs without any hassles while being exposed to traditional Japanese culture. You can also learn about the history of rickshaw, the ultimate ecological vehicle in alignment with the SDGs, and get a chance to actually drive a rickshaw as an occupational experience.

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RED° TOKYO TOWER
SDG’s

RED° TOKYO TOWER

Opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in 2022, this biggest e-sports park in Japan offers a wide variety of games, from sensory video game machines with cutting-edge technologies to easy games that younger children can enjoy.

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NTT History Center of Technologies
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NTT History Center of Technologies

Owned by the NTT group, one of Japan’s biggest telecommunications company groups, this museum exhibits a huge number of historical assets of the group. With the display of rare old telephone machines and the history of portable phones across four floors, you can learn how the telecommunication technologies have advanced.

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Police Museum
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Police Museum

This facility is a place where you can learn about the history of the Japanese police force from its beginning to today, as well as the current activities of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Fun activities are also offered, such as anime movies, police-work simulators, and a police motorcycle riding experience. Main exhibitions are accompanied by descriptions in English.

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Meteorological Science Museum
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Meteorological Science Museum

This museum displays observation instruments for weather and earthquakes, systems where you can learn about the information on disaster prevention, and theaters where you learn about/feel the natural environment of Japan. Some of the exhibits and activities are available with English subtitles. There is a full-time commentator who is a certified weather forecaster, so you can ask any questions about weather and earthquakes.

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NHK Museum of Broadcasting
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NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Opened in 1956 as the first broadcasting museum in the world, this museum has been serving as a place to learn about the history of broadcasting for its advances and developments over about 100 years. It features experiences as an announcer or weather forecaster in a studio as well as exhibitions under different themes, including dramas, music programs, and children’s programs.

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Jindaiji Temple
Tama Area

Jindaiji Temple

This old temple of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism was founded in 733. On the temple grounds, you can find historic cultural assets here and there, including the Sanmon Gate with a thatched roof, the gorgeous Hondo main hall, and the statue of a seated Shaka Buddha, which is the oldest National Treasure in eastern Japan. Jindaiji Daruma Ichi Fair, which is held in March every year, is considered one of the three biggest Daruma Ichi fairs in Japan.

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Showa Kinen Park
Tama Area

Showa Kinen Park

With a total area of 180 ha, this national park offers a place where visitors can enjoy seasonal nature and flowers throughout the year, including tulips in spring, and yellow gingko leaves in autumn. There are lots to see in this park, including Open Field, Japanese Garden, and Hanamidori Cultural Center, making it a place where you can spend whole day and never get bored.

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Takao 599 Museum
Tama Area

Takao 599 Museum

This is a museum where you can learn about the animals, plants, and the history of Mt. Takao as well as manners for mountain climbing. Various special exhibitions and experience-based events are offered on an irregular basis. The huge lawn space has a place where kids can play with water, offering a place of rest and relaxation for visitors.

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Mt. Takao
Tama Area

Mt. Takao

With an altitude of 599 meters, this mountain offers various hiking routes with different distances and difficulties, as well as cable cars and lifts, using which you can get to the summit on foot in about 40 minutes. There is also Yakuoin Temple with a history of over 1,000 years and Trick Art Museum. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions of schools in Tokyo.

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Tama Forest Science Garden
Tama Area

Tama Forest Science Garden

Along with various types of samples including lumber samples displayed at the exhibition hall “Mori no Kagakukan,” you can learn about forests and the lumber industry. A guided tour (10:00) is offered in the garden, which teaches you how to distinguish different kinds of trees and what to see during each season.

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Kokyo Gaien National Gardens

Also known as the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens,this park is widely cherished for its quintessential Japanese landscapes. Spacious green lawns dotted with black pines blend harmoniously with the historical remnants of Edo Castle's moats and gates.

Official Website
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National Diet Building

The Japanese Diet is held in this building. Here, Japan's only legislative body makes laws and determines fiscal budgets. Note how the building is symmetrical on both sides. On the left facing the front is the House of Representatives, while the right side is occupied by the House of Councilors (formerly the House of Lords).

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Bank of Japan Head Office

The Bank of Japan Head Office, erected in 1896, was the first modern national government (national important cultural asset) to be built by a Japanese architect. As part of a one-hour guided tour, visitors can also view the undergrond vault, which was used until 2004.

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a broadcasting tower, built in 1958.It offers spectacular views of Tokyo, in all the city's three-dimensionality, from its two observation decks at 150 meters and 250 meters.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Wholesale Market Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market comprises three blocks: block 7 with the seafood wholesaling building, block 6 with the seafood auctions building, and block 5 with the fruit and vegetable wholesaling building. The new market has been designed to ensure food safety, while implementing efficient logistics and first-rate environmental measures.

Official Website
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Waseda University

Waseda University is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. Campus tours are available in which Waseda student guides explain historical episodes and student life; tour participants also have the chance to visit sites that are usually not open to the public, such as the Okuma Auditorium clock tower, etc.

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National Museum of Nature and Science

This is the nation's only comprehensive science museum. It features two permanent exhibits: the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery. The different floors offer different themes, including dinosaur fossils, stuffed animal specimens, scientific.

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TOKYO SKYTREE
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TOKYO SKYTREE

TOKYO SKYTREE is the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower. From the two observation decks at 350 m and 450 m, visitors can take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo night sky, and experience the illusion that they are walking through the air. The nearby Soramachi shopping area (300 shops) and the Aquarium are popular spots.

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The National Museum of Western Art
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The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national museum showcasing the art of the Western world. The Main Building, designed by architect Le Corbusier, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2016.

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Water Bus
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Water Bus

You can get on a water bus and visit several sightseeing areas along the Sumida River, including Asakusa and Ryogoku, while enjoying a waterfront view. Some routes have a water bus with a unique near-futuristic design.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are one of the most prominent landmarks in Tokyo. From the observatory on the 45th floor at a height of 202 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, along with Mt. Fuji if it is clear enough. Tokyo Sky Guide is a special viewing guide for the observatory, offering information on a total of 32 spots you can see from the observatory in 15 languages.

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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”
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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”

Located on the 60th floor of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 building, this observatory re-opened in 2023 after its major renovation. You can get a panoramic view of the city from 251 meters above sea level. It features a well-stocked space with seasonal plants and flowers on the floor covered with artificial turf.

Official Website
Hama-rikyu Gardens
Main spot

Hama-rikyu Gardens

This garden, which used to belong to the Tokugawa Shogun family, the most powerful family in the Edo period, has a Shioiri Pond and abundant nature. A shioiri pond is a tidal pond that draws in sea water, creating changes in the pond associated with the tide. It is now the only tidal pond in the Edo gardens of Tokyo.

Official Website
Sensoji Temple
History/Culture

Sensoji Temple

Worshippers and tourists flock to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Nakamise is along the main approach to the temple, a 250-meter-long shop-filled street connecting the outer Kaminarimon gate to the second Hozomon gate.

Official Website
History/Culture

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This open-air museum contains 30 reconstructed and historically important buildings originating from the Edo period and up to the middle part of the Showa period. Contemporary scenes from daily life—such as the lighting of a farmhouse hearth fire—are reenacted inside the buildings.

Official Website
Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima
History/Culture

Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima

Traditional Edo kiriko cut glass is produced here at this studio. Workshops are held for the public. In particular we have the appropriate tools for elementary school and junior high school students. A pen is used to create a draft on a small transparent glass, which is then placed on a disk for etching. The finished piece is put in a box for the visitor to take home with them. This is a very safe endeavor, so it's well worth giving it a try!

Official Website
Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store
History/Culture

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya makes realistic-looking replica food items. This store sells fun and unique products created through the art of food replicas. Visitors can also try their hand at making traditional faux food out of wax.

Official Website
Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)
History/Culture

Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu, built in 1920, honors the Emperor Meiji and his wife the Empress Shoken. The sacred forest surrounding of the shrine is comprised of some 100,000 trees donated from around the nation. The stately atmosphere of this place is truly an oasis-in-the-city for the visitor.

Official Website
Yakata-bune (excursion boats)
History/Culture

Yakata-bune (excursion boats)

The yakata-bune excursion boat has been a tradition since the time of the samurai. Take a boat ride down the Sumida River, mentioned in the Manyoshu—Japan's oldest collection of poems—and enjoy not only the night view but the most delicious tempura as well.

Official Website
Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University
History/Culture

Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University

The Suginami Animation Museum is the first facility where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese animation in a structured way. With hands-on special effects and post-production activities to try, as well as special exhibitions etc., there are lots of things for visitors to do that will help them to learn about animation in an enjoyable way.

Official Website
Sumo Museum
History/Culture

Sumo Museum

This museum collects, preserves, and exhibits (6 times/year) materials related to sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke sumo wrestler rankings to ceremonial aprons.

Official Website
Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)
History/Culture

Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)

Futaba-en is a dye studio that has been carrying on the tradition of the Edo katazome dyeing technique for over 100 years. The artisan skills on show here have been officially designated as a traditional craft. One-day lessons and classes are available.

Official Website
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Environment / Science

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Through exhibits and lectures, the Science Museum offers the visitor an opportunity to think, discuss, and experience cutting-edge technologies that shape the future—everything from familiar science to cutting-edge technology.

Official Website
Central Breakwater Landfill Site
Environment / Science

Central Breakwater Landfill Site

This is where Tokyo's waste is sent for final disposal. It's an ideal place to consider the issue of waste disposal in large cities. Following a presentation that gives an overview of landfill facilities, it is possible for visitors who have their own vehicular transport to visit a landfill site, a large waste-crushing process facility, and a non-flammable waste-processing facility.

Official Website
The Hydrogen Information Center
Environment / Science

The Hydrogen Information Center "Tokyo Hydrogen Museum"

At the Tokyo Suiso-miru, visitors learn about the future of hydrogen—an invisible substance—as well as how hydrogen will be utilized in our society—by both touch and direct experience. At this unique comprehensive learning center, everyone gets the opportunity to understand hydrogen.

Official Website
Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum
Environment / Science

Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum

Here you can have fun learning about medicine through CG images and interactive games. As well as studying how medicines work and how they are developed, visitors discover the history of Nihombashi, an area that has been synonymous with the medicine business since the Edo period.

Official Website
Panasonic Center Tokyo
Environment / Science

Panasonic Center Tokyo

At this showroom, visitors have the opportunity to experience Panasonic's latest initiatives, technologies, and more. Don't forget the AkeruE, a museum where ideas are transformed into something concrete. Events and workshops are also held on the weekend.

Official Website
Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Environment / Science

Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

This facility comprises a movie theater, a special exhibitions gallery, an event hall, and a giant domed greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants (including those from the Ogasawara Islands). The adjacent Shin-koto Incineration Plant provides heat for the greenhouse.

Official Website
Printing Museum, Tokyo
Environment / Science

Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum showcases the history of printing—from its origins through the present day—all over the world. It also illustrates its value as a communications media, the value of print media, and all of its possibilities.

Official Website
METoA Ginza
Environment / Science

METoA Ginza

METoA Ginza, Mitsubishi Electric event area, showcases the latest technologies of the Mitsubishi Electric Group with a view to a more sustainable society, at a fun hands-on exhibit hall featuring visuals, AR, etc.

Official Website
Japan National Stadium
Sports

Japan National Stadium

Launched as of April 2022, the stadium tour is a chance for visitors to experience the amazing legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Check details from the Stadium tour Website.

Official Website
Japan Olympic Museum
Sports

Japan Olympic Museum

This museum, established by the JOC, is a center of information for Japan's Olympic movement. It houses various exhibits and visuals, showcasing the value of the Olympics.

Official Website
TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition
Sports

TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition in Yurakucho featuring assets actually used in the Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremonies. Experience competitions through digital technology and snap selfies at photo spots.

Official Website
Reservation
Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo
Disaster prevention

Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo

Armed with tablet PCs and placed in a simulated earthquake scenario centered on Tokyo, visitors learn how to survive the first 72 hours after a major earthquake. The facility also shows animated videos and holds workshops and events focusing on disaster preparedness.

Official Website
Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department
Disaster prevention

Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department(Honjo Bosaikan)

At this disaster prevention facility, visitors gain knowledge and know-how in a fun way. Take unique tours of simulations including earthquakes, fires, and wind/rain, led by instructions. There are also areas where visitors can tour on their own.

Official Website
Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)
Disaster prevention

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)

A tour of this facility gives visitors experience in dealing with disaster situations. Visitors go through an hour and 40 minutes of disaster preparedness training with an instructor. Every Friday evening, a special “Night Tour,” assuming a scenario with a fire at night, is held.

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JICA Global Plaza
Disaster prevention

JICA Global Plaza

The Plaza offers programs featuring interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the current living environment in developing countries, global issues, and international collaboration; as well as workshops and lectures by people who have worked on projects in developing countries.

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Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
Island

Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Featuring a variety of exhibits and simulation capsules pertaining to the volcanoes of the world including Mt. Mihara, this is a fun place to learn. Also on view in the Visuals Hall is a powerful series of visuals depicting the gorgeous natural environment of Oshima and the lives of the people here.

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Furusato-taiken Hall
Island

Furusato-taiken Hall

This facility is a unique place where visitors can relax in a pastoral setting, primarily experiencing the natural environment and culture of Oshima. Specific workshops include squeezing camellia oil, vegetable dyeing, and local performing arts (groups only). Official Website

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Odoriko no Sato Museum
Island

Odoriko no Sato Museum

The Odoriko no Sato Museum has two sections: the Former Minatoya Ryokan and the Former Jinnomaru Residence, both of which were built during the Meiji Period. Go through them slowly and deliberately as you take in the atmosphere of times past.

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Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum
Island

Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

At this local museum, visitors learn about the formation, history, and people of Oshima. The museum houses some 600 pieces of folk materials including descriptions of the volcanoes of Oshima, “Oshima and the Sea,” “Pottery and Stone Tools of the Jomon Period,” “Women's Customs,” and “Festivals of Oshima.”

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Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)
Island

Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)

This is an unusual museum in Japan. It houses not only shells from Izu and the Ogasawara Islands but also 50,000 shells in 4,000 different varieties from Japan and countries around the world. Also on display are many shell fossils, folk crafts incorporating shells, etc.

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WATERS takeshiba
SDG’s

WATERS takeshiba

Located in the waterfront area nearby Hama-rikyu Gardens, this complex facility has various tenants, including Shiki Theatre, a special theatre for Shiki Theatre Company, a hotel, and a commercial facility, as well as a dock for the Water Bus. There is an artificial tidal flat, where efforts are currently being made for environmental regeneration of Tokyo Bay, which used to be called “Edomae,” making it a great place to learn about the environment.

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SMALL WORLDS
SDG’s

SMALL WORLDS

One of the biggest indoor miniature parks in Asia. There are various kinds of inquiry learning programs under the themes of SDG, career education, STEAM education, international understanding, and cutting-edge technologies, offering a place for voluntary learning through experiences.

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Kawasaki Robostage
SDG’s

Kawasaki Robostage

This is a showroom of the latest robots produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., where you can see how high the level of their technologies is and think about co-existence of humans with robots. There is a hands-on program, where you can try programming to actually get an industrial robot moving. There is also a hands-on program for children to perform programming of an industrial robot to cause it move (Advance reservation is required. There are age limits for participants.)

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JIDAIYA
SDG’s

JIDAIYA

JIDAIYA offers various cultural experience programs, such as rickshaw and kimono experience, in Asakusa. In the “SDGs with Furoshiki” program, you can learn how to use furoshiki (Japan’s traditional wrapping cloth) for wrapping and other purposes, which allows you to practice the SDGs without any hassles while being exposed to traditional Japanese culture. You can also learn about the history of rickshaw, the ultimate ecological vehicle in alignment with the SDGs, and get a chance to actually drive a rickshaw as an occupational experience.

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RED° TOKYO TOWER
SDG’s

RED° TOKYO TOWER

Opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in 2022, this biggest e-sports park in Japan offers a wide variety of games, from sensory video game machines with cutting-edge technologies to easy games that younger children can enjoy.

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NTT History Center of Technologies
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NTT History Center of Technologies

Owned by the NTT group, one of Japan’s biggest telecommunications company groups, this museum exhibits a huge number of historical assets of the group. With the display of rare old telephone machines and the history of portable phones across four floors, you can learn how the telecommunication technologies have advanced.

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Police Museum
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Police Museum

This facility is a place where you can learn about the history of the Japanese police force from its beginning to today, as well as the current activities of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Fun activities are also offered, such as anime movies, police-work simulators, and a police motorcycle riding experience. Main exhibitions are accompanied by descriptions in English.

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Meteorological Science Museum
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Meteorological Science Museum

This museum displays observation instruments for weather and earthquakes, systems where you can learn about the information on disaster prevention, and theaters where you learn about/feel the natural environment of Japan. Some of the exhibits and activities are available with English subtitles. There is a full-time commentator who is a certified weather forecaster, so you can ask any questions about weather and earthquakes.

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NHK Museum of Broadcasting
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NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Opened in 1956 as the first broadcasting museum in the world, this museum has been serving as a place to learn about the history of broadcasting for its advances and developments over about 100 years. It features experiences as an announcer or weather forecaster in a studio as well as exhibitions under different themes, including dramas, music programs, and children’s programs.

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Jindaiji Temple
Tama Area

Jindaiji Temple

This old temple of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism was founded in 733. On the temple grounds, you can find historic cultural assets here and there, including the Sanmon Gate with a thatched roof, the gorgeous Hondo main hall, and the statue of a seated Shaka Buddha, which is the oldest National Treasure in eastern Japan. Jindaiji Daruma Ichi Fair, which is held in March every year, is considered one of the three biggest Daruma Ichi fairs in Japan.

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Showa Kinen Park
Tama Area

Showa Kinen Park

With a total area of 180 ha, this national park offers a place where visitors can enjoy seasonal nature and flowers throughout the year, including tulips in spring, and yellow gingko leaves in autumn. There are lots to see in this park, including Open Field, Japanese Garden, and Hanamidori Cultural Center, making it a place where you can spend whole day and never get bored.

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Takao 599 Museum
Tama Area

Takao 599 Museum

This is a museum where you can learn about the animals, plants, and the history of Mt. Takao as well as manners for mountain climbing. Various special exhibitions and experience-based events are offered on an irregular basis. The huge lawn space has a place where kids can play with water, offering a place of rest and relaxation for visitors.

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Mt. Takao
Tama Area

Mt. Takao

With an altitude of 599 meters, this mountain offers various hiking routes with different distances and difficulties, as well as cable cars and lifts, using which you can get to the summit on foot in about 40 minutes. There is also Yakuoin Temple with a history of over 1,000 years and Trick Art Museum. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions of schools in Tokyo.

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Tama Forest Science Garden
Tama Area

Tama Forest Science Garden

Along with various types of samples including lumber samples displayed at the exhibition hall “Mori no Kagakukan,” you can learn about forests and the lumber industry. A guided tour (10:00) is offered in the garden, which teaches you how to distinguish different kinds of trees and what to see during each season.

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Kokyo Gaien National Gardens

Also known as the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens,this park is widely cherished for its quintessential Japanese landscapes. Spacious green lawns dotted with black pines blend harmoniously with the historical remnants of Edo Castle's moats and gates.

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National Diet Building

The Japanese Diet is held in this building. Here, Japan's only legislative body makes laws and determines fiscal budgets. Note how the building is symmetrical on both sides. On the left facing the front is the House of Representatives, while the right side is occupied by the House of Councilors (formerly the House of Lords).

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Bank of Japan Head Office

The Bank of Japan Head Office, erected in 1896, was the first modern national government (national important cultural asset) to be built by a Japanese architect. As part of a one-hour guided tour, visitors can also view the undergrond vault, which was used until 2004.

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a broadcasting tower, built in 1958.It offers spectacular views of Tokyo, in all the city's three-dimensionality, from its two observation decks at 150 meters and 250 meters.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Wholesale Market Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market comprises three blocks: block 7 with the seafood wholesaling building, block 6 with the seafood auctions building, and block 5 with the fruit and vegetable wholesaling building. The new market has been designed to ensure food safety, while implementing efficient logistics and first-rate environmental measures.

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Waseda University

Waseda University is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. Campus tours are available in which Waseda student guides explain historical episodes and student life; tour participants also have the chance to visit sites that are usually not open to the public, such as the Okuma Auditorium clock tower, etc.

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National Museum of Nature and Science

This is the nation's only comprehensive science museum. It features two permanent exhibits: the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery. The different floors offer different themes, including dinosaur fossils, stuffed animal specimens, scientific.

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TOKYO SKYTREE
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TOKYO SKYTREE

TOKYO SKYTREE is the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower. From the two observation decks at 350 m and 450 m, visitors can take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo night sky, and experience the illusion that they are walking through the air. The nearby Soramachi shopping area (300 shops) and the Aquarium are popular spots.

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The National Museum of Western Art
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The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national museum showcasing the art of the Western world. The Main Building, designed by architect Le Corbusier, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2016.

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Water Bus
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Water Bus

You can get on a water bus and visit several sightseeing areas along the Sumida River, including Asakusa and Ryogoku, while enjoying a waterfront view. Some routes have a water bus with a unique near-futuristic design.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are one of the most prominent landmarks in Tokyo. From the observatory on the 45th floor at a height of 202 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, along with Mt. Fuji if it is clear enough. Tokyo Sky Guide is a special viewing guide for the observatory, offering information on a total of 32 spots you can see from the observatory in 15 languages.

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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”
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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”

Located on the 60th floor of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 building, this observatory re-opened in 2023 after its major renovation. You can get a panoramic view of the city from 251 meters above sea level. It features a well-stocked space with seasonal plants and flowers on the floor covered with artificial turf.

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Hama-rikyu Gardens
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Hama-rikyu Gardens

This garden, which used to belong to the Tokugawa Shogun family, the most powerful family in the Edo period, has a Shioiri Pond and abundant nature. A shioiri pond is a tidal pond that draws in sea water, creating changes in the pond associated with the tide. It is now the only tidal pond in the Edo gardens of Tokyo.

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Sensoji Temple
History/Culture

Sensoji Temple

Worshippers and tourists flock to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Nakamise is along the main approach to the temple, a 250-meter-long shop-filled street connecting the outer Kaminarimon gate to the second Hozomon gate.

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History/Culture

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This open-air museum contains 30 reconstructed and historically important buildings originating from the Edo period and up to the middle part of the Showa period. Contemporary scenes from daily life—such as the lighting of a farmhouse hearth fire—are reenacted inside the buildings.

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Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima
History/Culture

Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima

Traditional Edo kiriko cut glass is produced here at this studio. Workshops are held for the public. In particular we have the appropriate tools for elementary school and junior high school students. A pen is used to create a draft on a small transparent glass, which is then placed on a disk for etching. The finished piece is put in a box for the visitor to take home with them. This is a very safe endeavor, so it's well worth giving it a try!

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Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store
History/Culture

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya makes realistic-looking replica food items. This store sells fun and unique products created through the art of food replicas. Visitors can also try their hand at making traditional faux food out of wax.

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Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)
History/Culture

Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu, built in 1920, honors the Emperor Meiji and his wife the Empress Shoken. The sacred forest surrounding of the shrine is comprised of some 100,000 trees donated from around the nation. The stately atmosphere of this place is truly an oasis-in-the-city for the visitor.

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Yakata-bune (excursion boats)
History/Culture

Yakata-bune (excursion boats)

The yakata-bune excursion boat has been a tradition since the time of the samurai. Take a boat ride down the Sumida River, mentioned in the Manyoshu—Japan's oldest collection of poems—and enjoy not only the night view but the most delicious tempura as well.

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Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University
History/Culture

Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University

The Suginami Animation Museum is the first facility where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese animation in a structured way. With hands-on special effects and post-production activities to try, as well as special exhibitions etc., there are lots of things for visitors to do that will help them to learn about animation in an enjoyable way.

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Sumo Museum
History/Culture

Sumo Museum

This museum collects, preserves, and exhibits (6 times/year) materials related to sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke sumo wrestler rankings to ceremonial aprons.

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Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)
History/Culture

Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)

Futaba-en is a dye studio that has been carrying on the tradition of the Edo katazome dyeing technique for over 100 years. The artisan skills on show here have been officially designated as a traditional craft. One-day lessons and classes are available.

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National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Environment / Science

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Through exhibits and lectures, the Science Museum offers the visitor an opportunity to think, discuss, and experience cutting-edge technologies that shape the future—everything from familiar science to cutting-edge technology.

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Central Breakwater Landfill Site
Environment / Science

Central Breakwater Landfill Site

This is where Tokyo's waste is sent for final disposal. It's an ideal place to consider the issue of waste disposal in large cities. Following a presentation that gives an overview of landfill facilities, it is possible for visitors who have their own vehicular transport to visit a landfill site, a large waste-crushing process facility, and a non-flammable waste-processing facility.

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The Hydrogen Information Center
Environment / Science

The Hydrogen Information Center "Tokyo Hydrogen Museum"

At the Tokyo Suiso-miru, visitors learn about the future of hydrogen—an invisible substance—as well as how hydrogen will be utilized in our society—by both touch and direct experience. At this unique comprehensive learning center, everyone gets the opportunity to understand hydrogen.

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Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum
Environment / Science

Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum

Here you can have fun learning about medicine through CG images and interactive games. As well as studying how medicines work and how they are developed, visitors discover the history of Nihombashi, an area that has been synonymous with the medicine business since the Edo period.

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Panasonic Center Tokyo
Environment / Science

Panasonic Center Tokyo

At this showroom, visitors have the opportunity to experience Panasonic's latest initiatives, technologies, and more. Don't forget the AkeruE, a museum where ideas are transformed into something concrete. Events and workshops are also held on the weekend.

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Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Environment / Science

Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

This facility comprises a movie theater, a special exhibitions gallery, an event hall, and a giant domed greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants (including those from the Ogasawara Islands). The adjacent Shin-koto Incineration Plant provides heat for the greenhouse.

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Printing Museum, Tokyo
Environment / Science

Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum showcases the history of printing—from its origins through the present day—all over the world. It also illustrates its value as a communications media, the value of print media, and all of its possibilities.

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METoA Ginza
Environment / Science

METoA Ginza

METoA Ginza, Mitsubishi Electric event area, showcases the latest technologies of the Mitsubishi Electric Group with a view to a more sustainable society, at a fun hands-on exhibit hall featuring visuals, AR, etc.

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Japan National Stadium
Sports

Japan National Stadium

Launched as of April 2022, the stadium tour is a chance for visitors to experience the amazing legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Check details from the Stadium tour Website.

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Japan Olympic Museum
Sports

Japan Olympic Museum

This museum, established by the JOC, is a center of information for Japan's Olympic movement. It houses various exhibits and visuals, showcasing the value of the Olympics.

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TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition
Sports

TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition in Yurakucho featuring assets actually used in the Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremonies. Experience competitions through digital technology and snap selfies at photo spots.

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Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo
Disaster prevention

Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo

Armed with tablet PCs and placed in a simulated earthquake scenario centered on Tokyo, visitors learn how to survive the first 72 hours after a major earthquake. The facility also shows animated videos and holds workshops and events focusing on disaster preparedness.

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Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department
Disaster prevention

Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department(Honjo Bosaikan)

At this disaster prevention facility, visitors gain knowledge and know-how in a fun way. Take unique tours of simulations including earthquakes, fires, and wind/rain, led by instructions. There are also areas where visitors can tour on their own.

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Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)
Disaster prevention

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)

A tour of this facility gives visitors experience in dealing with disaster situations. Visitors go through an hour and 40 minutes of disaster preparedness training with an instructor. Every Friday evening, a special “Night Tour,” assuming a scenario with a fire at night, is held.

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JICA Global Plaza
Disaster prevention

JICA Global Plaza

The Plaza offers programs featuring interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the current living environment in developing countries, global issues, and international collaboration; as well as workshops and lectures by people who have worked on projects in developing countries.

Official Website
Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
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Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Featuring a variety of exhibits and simulation capsules pertaining to the volcanoes of the world including Mt. Mihara, this is a fun place to learn. Also on view in the Visuals Hall is a powerful series of visuals depicting the gorgeous natural environment of Oshima and the lives of the people here.

Official Website
Furusato-taiken Hall
Island

Furusato-taiken Hall

This facility is a unique place where visitors can relax in a pastoral setting, primarily experiencing the natural environment and culture of Oshima. Specific workshops include squeezing camellia oil, vegetable dyeing, and local performing arts (groups only). Official Website

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Odoriko no Sato Museum
Island

Odoriko no Sato Museum

The Odoriko no Sato Museum has two sections: the Former Minatoya Ryokan and the Former Jinnomaru Residence, both of which were built during the Meiji Period. Go through them slowly and deliberately as you take in the atmosphere of times past.

Official Website
Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum
Island

Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

At this local museum, visitors learn about the formation, history, and people of Oshima. The museum houses some 600 pieces of folk materials including descriptions of the volcanoes of Oshima, “Oshima and the Sea,” “Pottery and Stone Tools of the Jomon Period,” “Women's Customs,” and “Festivals of Oshima.”

Official Website
Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)
Island

Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)

This is an unusual museum in Japan. It houses not only shells from Izu and the Ogasawara Islands but also 50,000 shells in 4,000 different varieties from Japan and countries around the world. Also on display are many shell fossils, folk crafts incorporating shells, etc.

Official Website
WATERS takeshiba
SDG’s

WATERS takeshiba

Located in the waterfront area nearby Hama-rikyu Gardens, this complex facility has various tenants, including Shiki Theatre, a special theatre for Shiki Theatre Company, a hotel, and a commercial facility, as well as a dock for the Water Bus. There is an artificial tidal flat, where efforts are currently being made for environmental regeneration of Tokyo Bay, which used to be called “Edomae,” making it a great place to learn about the environment.

Official Website
SMALL WORLDS
SDG’s

SMALL WORLDS

One of the biggest indoor miniature parks in Asia. There are various kinds of inquiry learning programs under the themes of SDG, career education, STEAM education, international understanding, and cutting-edge technologies, offering a place for voluntary learning through experiences.

Official Website
Kawasaki Robostage
SDG’s

Kawasaki Robostage

This is a showroom of the latest robots produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., where you can see how high the level of their technologies is and think about co-existence of humans with robots. There is a hands-on program, where you can try programming to actually get an industrial robot moving. There is also a hands-on program for children to perform programming of an industrial robot to cause it move (Advance reservation is required. There are age limits for participants.)

Official Website
JIDAIYA
SDG’s

JIDAIYA

JIDAIYA offers various cultural experience programs, such as rickshaw and kimono experience, in Asakusa. In the “SDGs with Furoshiki” program, you can learn how to use furoshiki (Japan’s traditional wrapping cloth) for wrapping and other purposes, which allows you to practice the SDGs without any hassles while being exposed to traditional Japanese culture. You can also learn about the history of rickshaw, the ultimate ecological vehicle in alignment with the SDGs, and get a chance to actually drive a rickshaw as an occupational experience.

Official Website
RED° TOKYO TOWER
SDG’s

RED° TOKYO TOWER

Opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in 2022, this biggest e-sports park in Japan offers a wide variety of games, from sensory video game machines with cutting-edge technologies to easy games that younger children can enjoy.

Official Website
NTT History Center of Technologies
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NTT History Center of Technologies

Owned by the NTT group, one of Japan’s biggest telecommunications company groups, this museum exhibits a huge number of historical assets of the group. With the display of rare old telephone machines and the history of portable phones across four floors, you can learn how the telecommunication technologies have advanced.

Official Website
Police Museum
Field trip

Police Museum

This facility is a place where you can learn about the history of the Japanese police force from its beginning to today, as well as the current activities of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Fun activities are also offered, such as anime movies, police-work simulators, and a police motorcycle riding experience. Main exhibitions are accompanied by descriptions in English.

Official Website
Meteorological Science Museum
Field trip

Meteorological Science Museum

This museum displays observation instruments for weather and earthquakes, systems where you can learn about the information on disaster prevention, and theaters where you learn about/feel the natural environment of Japan. Some of the exhibits and activities are available with English subtitles. There is a full-time commentator who is a certified weather forecaster, so you can ask any questions about weather and earthquakes.

Official Website
NHK Museum of Broadcasting
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NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Opened in 1956 as the first broadcasting museum in the world, this museum has been serving as a place to learn about the history of broadcasting for its advances and developments over about 100 years. It features experiences as an announcer or weather forecaster in a studio as well as exhibitions under different themes, including dramas, music programs, and children’s programs.

Official Website
Jindaiji Temple
Tama Area

Jindaiji Temple

This old temple of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism was founded in 733. On the temple grounds, you can find historic cultural assets here and there, including the Sanmon Gate with a thatched roof, the gorgeous Hondo main hall, and the statue of a seated Shaka Buddha, which is the oldest National Treasure in eastern Japan. Jindaiji Daruma Ichi Fair, which is held in March every year, is considered one of the three biggest Daruma Ichi fairs in Japan.

Official Website
Showa Kinen Park
Tama Area

Showa Kinen Park

With a total area of 180 ha, this national park offers a place where visitors can enjoy seasonal nature and flowers throughout the year, including tulips in spring, and yellow gingko leaves in autumn. There are lots to see in this park, including Open Field, Japanese Garden, and Hanamidori Cultural Center, making it a place where you can spend whole day and never get bored.

Official Website
Takao 599 Museum
Tama Area

Takao 599 Museum

This is a museum where you can learn about the animals, plants, and the history of Mt. Takao as well as manners for mountain climbing. Various special exhibitions and experience-based events are offered on an irregular basis. The huge lawn space has a place where kids can play with water, offering a place of rest and relaxation for visitors.

Official Website
Mt. Takao
Tama Area

Mt. Takao

With an altitude of 599 meters, this mountain offers various hiking routes with different distances and difficulties, as well as cable cars and lifts, using which you can get to the summit on foot in about 40 minutes. There is also Yakuoin Temple with a history of over 1,000 years and Trick Art Museum. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions of schools in Tokyo.

Official Website
Tama Forest Science Garden
Tama Area

Tama Forest Science Garden

Along with various types of samples including lumber samples displayed at the exhibition hall “Mori no Kagakukan,” you can learn about forests and the lumber industry. A guided tour (10:00) is offered in the garden, which teaches you how to distinguish different kinds of trees and what to see during each season.

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Kokyo Gaien National Gardens

Also known as the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens,this park is widely cherished for its quintessential Japanese landscapes. Spacious green lawns dotted with black pines blend harmoniously with the historical remnants of Edo Castle's moats and gates.

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National Diet Building

The Japanese Diet is held in this building. Here, Japan's only legislative body makes laws and determines fiscal budgets. Note how the building is symmetrical on both sides. On the left facing the front is the House of Representatives, while the right side is occupied by the House of Councilors (formerly the House of Lords).

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Bank of Japan Head Office

The Bank of Japan Head Office, erected in 1896, was the first modern national government (national important cultural asset) to be built by a Japanese architect. As part of a one-hour guided tour, visitors can also view the undergrond vault, which was used until 2004.

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a broadcasting tower, built in 1958.It offers spectacular views of Tokyo, in all the city's three-dimensionality, from its two observation decks at 150 meters and 250 meters.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Wholesale Market Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market comprises three blocks: block 7 with the seafood wholesaling building, block 6 with the seafood auctions building, and block 5 with the fruit and vegetable wholesaling building. The new market has been designed to ensure food safety, while implementing efficient logistics and first-rate environmental measures.

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Waseda University

Waseda University is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. Campus tours are available in which Waseda student guides explain historical episodes and student life; tour participants also have the chance to visit sites that are usually not open to the public, such as the Okuma Auditorium clock tower, etc.

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National Museum of Nature and Science

This is the nation's only comprehensive science museum. It features two permanent exhibits: the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery. The different floors offer different themes, including dinosaur fossils, stuffed animal specimens, scientific.

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TOKYO SKYTREE
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TOKYO SKYTREE

TOKYO SKYTREE is the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower. From the two observation decks at 350 m and 450 m, visitors can take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo night sky, and experience the illusion that they are walking through the air. The nearby Soramachi shopping area (300 shops) and the Aquarium are popular spots.

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The National Museum of Western Art
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The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national museum showcasing the art of the Western world. The Main Building, designed by architect Le Corbusier, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2016.

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Water Bus
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Water Bus

You can get on a water bus and visit several sightseeing areas along the Sumida River, including Asakusa and Ryogoku, while enjoying a waterfront view. Some routes have a water bus with a unique near-futuristic design.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are one of the most prominent landmarks in Tokyo. From the observatory on the 45th floor at a height of 202 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, along with Mt. Fuji if it is clear enough. Tokyo Sky Guide is a special viewing guide for the observatory, offering information on a total of 32 spots you can see from the observatory in 15 languages.

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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”
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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”

Located on the 60th floor of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 building, this observatory re-opened in 2023 after its major renovation. You can get a panoramic view of the city from 251 meters above sea level. It features a well-stocked space with seasonal plants and flowers on the floor covered with artificial turf.

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Hama-rikyu Gardens
Main spot

Hama-rikyu Gardens

This garden, which used to belong to the Tokugawa Shogun family, the most powerful family in the Edo period, has a Shioiri Pond and abundant nature. A shioiri pond is a tidal pond that draws in sea water, creating changes in the pond associated with the tide. It is now the only tidal pond in the Edo gardens of Tokyo.

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Sensoji Temple
History/Culture

Sensoji Temple

Worshippers and tourists flock to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Nakamise is along the main approach to the temple, a 250-meter-long shop-filled street connecting the outer Kaminarimon gate to the second Hozomon gate.

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History/Culture

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This open-air museum contains 30 reconstructed and historically important buildings originating from the Edo period and up to the middle part of the Showa period. Contemporary scenes from daily life—such as the lighting of a farmhouse hearth fire—are reenacted inside the buildings.

Official Website
Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima
History/Culture

Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima

Traditional Edo kiriko cut glass is produced here at this studio. Workshops are held for the public. In particular we have the appropriate tools for elementary school and junior high school students. A pen is used to create a draft on a small transparent glass, which is then placed on a disk for etching. The finished piece is put in a box for the visitor to take home with them. This is a very safe endeavor, so it's well worth giving it a try!

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Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store
History/Culture

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya makes realistic-looking replica food items. This store sells fun and unique products created through the art of food replicas. Visitors can also try their hand at making traditional faux food out of wax.

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Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)
History/Culture

Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu, built in 1920, honors the Emperor Meiji and his wife the Empress Shoken. The sacred forest surrounding of the shrine is comprised of some 100,000 trees donated from around the nation. The stately atmosphere of this place is truly an oasis-in-the-city for the visitor.

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Yakata-bune (excursion boats)
History/Culture

Yakata-bune (excursion boats)

The yakata-bune excursion boat has been a tradition since the time of the samurai. Take a boat ride down the Sumida River, mentioned in the Manyoshu—Japan's oldest collection of poems—and enjoy not only the night view but the most delicious tempura as well.

Official Website
Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University
History/Culture

Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University

The Suginami Animation Museum is the first facility where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese animation in a structured way. With hands-on special effects and post-production activities to try, as well as special exhibitions etc., there are lots of things for visitors to do that will help them to learn about animation in an enjoyable way.

Official Website
Sumo Museum
History/Culture

Sumo Museum

This museum collects, preserves, and exhibits (6 times/year) materials related to sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke sumo wrestler rankings to ceremonial aprons.

Official Website
Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)
History/Culture

Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)

Futaba-en is a dye studio that has been carrying on the tradition of the Edo katazome dyeing technique for over 100 years. The artisan skills on show here have been officially designated as a traditional craft. One-day lessons and classes are available.

Official Website
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Environment / Science

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Through exhibits and lectures, the Science Museum offers the visitor an opportunity to think, discuss, and experience cutting-edge technologies that shape the future—everything from familiar science to cutting-edge technology.

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Central Breakwater Landfill Site
Environment / Science

Central Breakwater Landfill Site

This is where Tokyo's waste is sent for final disposal. It's an ideal place to consider the issue of waste disposal in large cities. Following a presentation that gives an overview of landfill facilities, it is possible for visitors who have their own vehicular transport to visit a landfill site, a large waste-crushing process facility, and a non-flammable waste-processing facility.

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The Hydrogen Information Center
Environment / Science

The Hydrogen Information Center "Tokyo Hydrogen Museum"

At the Tokyo Suiso-miru, visitors learn about the future of hydrogen—an invisible substance—as well as how hydrogen will be utilized in our society—by both touch and direct experience. At this unique comprehensive learning center, everyone gets the opportunity to understand hydrogen.

Official Website
Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum
Environment / Science

Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum

Here you can have fun learning about medicine through CG images and interactive games. As well as studying how medicines work and how they are developed, visitors discover the history of Nihombashi, an area that has been synonymous with the medicine business since the Edo period.

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Panasonic Center Tokyo
Environment / Science

Panasonic Center Tokyo

At this showroom, visitors have the opportunity to experience Panasonic's latest initiatives, technologies, and more. Don't forget the AkeruE, a museum where ideas are transformed into something concrete. Events and workshops are also held on the weekend.

Official Website
Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Environment / Science

Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

This facility comprises a movie theater, a special exhibitions gallery, an event hall, and a giant domed greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants (including those from the Ogasawara Islands). The adjacent Shin-koto Incineration Plant provides heat for the greenhouse.

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Printing Museum, Tokyo
Environment / Science

Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum showcases the history of printing—from its origins through the present day—all over the world. It also illustrates its value as a communications media, the value of print media, and all of its possibilities.

Official Website
METoA Ginza
Environment / Science

METoA Ginza

METoA Ginza, Mitsubishi Electric event area, showcases the latest technologies of the Mitsubishi Electric Group with a view to a more sustainable society, at a fun hands-on exhibit hall featuring visuals, AR, etc.

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Japan National Stadium
Sports

Japan National Stadium

Launched as of April 2022, the stadium tour is a chance for visitors to experience the amazing legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Check details from the Stadium tour Website.

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Japan Olympic Museum
Sports

Japan Olympic Museum

This museum, established by the JOC, is a center of information for Japan's Olympic movement. It houses various exhibits and visuals, showcasing the value of the Olympics.

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TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition
Sports

TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition in Yurakucho featuring assets actually used in the Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremonies. Experience competitions through digital technology and snap selfies at photo spots.

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Reservation
Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo
Disaster prevention

Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo

Armed with tablet PCs and placed in a simulated earthquake scenario centered on Tokyo, visitors learn how to survive the first 72 hours after a major earthquake. The facility also shows animated videos and holds workshops and events focusing on disaster preparedness.

Official Website
Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department
Disaster prevention

Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department(Honjo Bosaikan)

At this disaster prevention facility, visitors gain knowledge and know-how in a fun way. Take unique tours of simulations including earthquakes, fires, and wind/rain, led by instructions. There are also areas where visitors can tour on their own.

Official Website
Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)
Disaster prevention

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)

A tour of this facility gives visitors experience in dealing with disaster situations. Visitors go through an hour and 40 minutes of disaster preparedness training with an instructor. Every Friday evening, a special “Night Tour,” assuming a scenario with a fire at night, is held.

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JICA Global Plaza
Disaster prevention

JICA Global Plaza

The Plaza offers programs featuring interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the current living environment in developing countries, global issues, and international collaboration; as well as workshops and lectures by people who have worked on projects in developing countries.

Official Website
Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
Island

Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Featuring a variety of exhibits and simulation capsules pertaining to the volcanoes of the world including Mt. Mihara, this is a fun place to learn. Also on view in the Visuals Hall is a powerful series of visuals depicting the gorgeous natural environment of Oshima and the lives of the people here.

Official Website
Furusato-taiken Hall
Island

Furusato-taiken Hall

This facility is a unique place where visitors can relax in a pastoral setting, primarily experiencing the natural environment and culture of Oshima. Specific workshops include squeezing camellia oil, vegetable dyeing, and local performing arts (groups only). Official Website

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Odoriko no Sato Museum
Island

Odoriko no Sato Museum

The Odoriko no Sato Museum has two sections: the Former Minatoya Ryokan and the Former Jinnomaru Residence, both of which were built during the Meiji Period. Go through them slowly and deliberately as you take in the atmosphere of times past.

Official Website
Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum
Island

Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

At this local museum, visitors learn about the formation, history, and people of Oshima. The museum houses some 600 pieces of folk materials including descriptions of the volcanoes of Oshima, “Oshima and the Sea,” “Pottery and Stone Tools of the Jomon Period,” “Women's Customs,” and “Festivals of Oshima.”

Official Website
Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)
Island

Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)

This is an unusual museum in Japan. It houses not only shells from Izu and the Ogasawara Islands but also 50,000 shells in 4,000 different varieties from Japan and countries around the world. Also on display are many shell fossils, folk crafts incorporating shells, etc.

Official Website
WATERS takeshiba
SDG’s

WATERS takeshiba

Located in the waterfront area nearby Hama-rikyu Gardens, this complex facility has various tenants, including Shiki Theatre, a special theatre for Shiki Theatre Company, a hotel, and a commercial facility, as well as a dock for the Water Bus. There is an artificial tidal flat, where efforts are currently being made for environmental regeneration of Tokyo Bay, which used to be called “Edomae,” making it a great place to learn about the environment.

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SMALL WORLDS
SDG’s

SMALL WORLDS

One of the biggest indoor miniature parks in Asia. There are various kinds of inquiry learning programs under the themes of SDG, career education, STEAM education, international understanding, and cutting-edge technologies, offering a place for voluntary learning through experiences.

Official Website
Kawasaki Robostage
SDG’s

Kawasaki Robostage

This is a showroom of the latest robots produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., where you can see how high the level of their technologies is and think about co-existence of humans with robots. There is a hands-on program, where you can try programming to actually get an industrial robot moving. There is also a hands-on program for children to perform programming of an industrial robot to cause it move (Advance reservation is required. There are age limits for participants.)

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JIDAIYA
SDG’s

JIDAIYA

JIDAIYA offers various cultural experience programs, such as rickshaw and kimono experience, in Asakusa. In the “SDGs with Furoshiki” program, you can learn how to use furoshiki (Japan’s traditional wrapping cloth) for wrapping and other purposes, which allows you to practice the SDGs without any hassles while being exposed to traditional Japanese culture. You can also learn about the history of rickshaw, the ultimate ecological vehicle in alignment with the SDGs, and get a chance to actually drive a rickshaw as an occupational experience.

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RED° TOKYO TOWER
SDG’s

RED° TOKYO TOWER

Opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in 2022, this biggest e-sports park in Japan offers a wide variety of games, from sensory video game machines with cutting-edge technologies to easy games that younger children can enjoy.

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NTT History Center of Technologies
Field trip

NTT History Center of Technologies

Owned by the NTT group, one of Japan’s biggest telecommunications company groups, this museum exhibits a huge number of historical assets of the group. With the display of rare old telephone machines and the history of portable phones across four floors, you can learn how the telecommunication technologies have advanced.

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Police Museum
Field trip

Police Museum

This facility is a place where you can learn about the history of the Japanese police force from its beginning to today, as well as the current activities of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Fun activities are also offered, such as anime movies, police-work simulators, and a police motorcycle riding experience. Main exhibitions are accompanied by descriptions in English.

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Meteorological Science Museum
Field trip

Meteorological Science Museum

This museum displays observation instruments for weather and earthquakes, systems where you can learn about the information on disaster prevention, and theaters where you learn about/feel the natural environment of Japan. Some of the exhibits and activities are available with English subtitles. There is a full-time commentator who is a certified weather forecaster, so you can ask any questions about weather and earthquakes.

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NHK Museum of Broadcasting
Field trip

NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Opened in 1956 as the first broadcasting museum in the world, this museum has been serving as a place to learn about the history of broadcasting for its advances and developments over about 100 years. It features experiences as an announcer or weather forecaster in a studio as well as exhibitions under different themes, including dramas, music programs, and children’s programs.

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Jindaiji Temple
Tama Area

Jindaiji Temple

This old temple of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism was founded in 733. On the temple grounds, you can find historic cultural assets here and there, including the Sanmon Gate with a thatched roof, the gorgeous Hondo main hall, and the statue of a seated Shaka Buddha, which is the oldest National Treasure in eastern Japan. Jindaiji Daruma Ichi Fair, which is held in March every year, is considered one of the three biggest Daruma Ichi fairs in Japan.

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Showa Kinen Park
Tama Area

Showa Kinen Park

With a total area of 180 ha, this national park offers a place where visitors can enjoy seasonal nature and flowers throughout the year, including tulips in spring, and yellow gingko leaves in autumn. There are lots to see in this park, including Open Field, Japanese Garden, and Hanamidori Cultural Center, making it a place where you can spend whole day and never get bored.

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Takao 599 Museum
Tama Area

Takao 599 Museum

This is a museum where you can learn about the animals, plants, and the history of Mt. Takao as well as manners for mountain climbing. Various special exhibitions and experience-based events are offered on an irregular basis. The huge lawn space has a place where kids can play with water, offering a place of rest and relaxation for visitors.

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Mt. Takao
Tama Area

Mt. Takao

With an altitude of 599 meters, this mountain offers various hiking routes with different distances and difficulties, as well as cable cars and lifts, using which you can get to the summit on foot in about 40 minutes. There is also Yakuoin Temple with a history of over 1,000 years and Trick Art Museum. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions of schools in Tokyo.

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Tama Forest Science Garden
Tama Area

Tama Forest Science Garden

Along with various types of samples including lumber samples displayed at the exhibition hall “Mori no Kagakukan,” you can learn about forests and the lumber industry. A guided tour (10:00) is offered in the garden, which teaches you how to distinguish different kinds of trees and what to see during each season.

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Places of Interest

Places of Interest

Places of Interest

Learn about Japanese culture, Japan's state-of-the-art science and technology.

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Kokyo Gaien National Gardens

Also known as the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens,this park is widely cherished for its quintessential Japanese landscapes. Spacious green lawns dotted with black pines blend harmoniously with the historical remnants of Edo Castle's moats and gates.

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National Diet Building

The Japanese Diet is held in this building. Here, Japan's only legislative body makes laws and determines fiscal budgets. Note how the building is symmetrical on both sides. On the left facing the front is the House of Representatives, while the right side is occupied by the House of Councilors (formerly the House of Lords).

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Bank of Japan Head Office

The Bank of Japan Head Office, erected in 1896, was the first modern national government (national important cultural asset) to be built by a Japanese architect. As part of a one-hour guided tour, visitors can also view the undergrond vault, which was used until 2004.

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a broadcasting tower, built in 1958.It offers spectacular views of Tokyo, in all the city's three-dimensionality, from its two observation decks at 150 meters and 250 meters.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Wholesale Market Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market comprises three blocks: block 7 with the seafood wholesaling building, block 6 with the seafood auctions building, and block 5 with the fruit and vegetable wholesaling building. The new market has been designed to ensure food safety, while implementing efficient logistics and first-rate environmental measures.

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Waseda University

Waseda University is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. Campus tours are available in which Waseda student guides explain historical episodes and student life; tour participants also have the chance to visit sites that are usually not open to the public, such as the Okuma Auditorium clock tower, etc.

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National Museum of Nature and Science

This is the nation's only comprehensive science museum. It features two permanent exhibits: the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery. The different floors offer different themes, including dinosaur fossils, stuffed animal specimens, scientific.

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TOKYO SKYTREE
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TOKYO SKYTREE

TOKYO SKYTREE is the world's tallest stand-alone communication tower. From the two observation decks at 350 m and 450 m, visitors can take in a spectacular view of the Tokyo night sky, and experience the illusion that they are walking through the air. The nearby Soramachi shopping area (300 shops) and the Aquarium are popular spots.

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The National Museum of Western Art
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The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national museum showcasing the art of the Western world. The Main Building, designed by architect Le Corbusier, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2016.

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Water Bus
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Water Bus

You can get on a water bus and visit several sightseeing areas along the Sumida River, including Asakusa and Ryogoku, while enjoying a waterfront view. Some routes have a water bus with a unique near-futuristic design.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are one of the most prominent landmarks in Tokyo. From the observatory on the 45th floor at a height of 202 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, along with Mt. Fuji if it is clear enough. Tokyo Sky Guide is a special viewing guide for the observatory, offering information on a total of 32 spots you can see from the observatory in 15 languages.

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Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”
Main spot

Sunshine 60 Observatory “Tembo Park”

Located on the 60th floor of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 building, this observatory re-opened in 2023 after its major renovation. You can get a panoramic view of the city from 251 meters above sea level. It features a well-stocked space with seasonal plants and flowers on the floor covered with artificial turf.

Official Website
Hama-rikyu Gardens
Main spot

Hama-rikyu Gardens

This garden, which used to belong to the Tokugawa Shogun family, the most powerful family in the Edo period, has a Shioiri Pond and abundant nature. A shioiri pond is a tidal pond that draws in sea water, creating changes in the pond associated with the tide. It is now the only tidal pond in the Edo gardens of Tokyo.

Official Website
Sensoji Temple
History/Culture

Sensoji Temple

Worshippers and tourists flock to Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest temple. Nakamise is along the main approach to the temple, a 250-meter-long shop-filled street connecting the outer Kaminarimon gate to the second Hozomon gate.

Official Website
History/Culture

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

This open-air museum contains 30 reconstructed and historically important buildings originating from the Edo period and up to the middle part of the Showa period. Contemporary scenes from daily life—such as the lighting of a farmhouse hearth fire—are reenacted inside the buildings.

Official Website
Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima
History/Culture

Kiriko Cut Glass Studio Ojima

Traditional Edo kiriko cut glass is produced here at this studio. Workshops are held for the public. In particular we have the appropriate tools for elementary school and junior high school students. A pen is used to create a draft on a small transparent glass, which is then placed on a disk for etching. The finished piece is put in a box for the visitor to take home with them. This is a very safe endeavor, so it's well worth giving it a try!

Official Website
Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store
History/Culture

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya Kappabashi Store

Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya makes realistic-looking replica food items. This store sells fun and unique products created through the art of food replicas. Visitors can also try their hand at making traditional faux food out of wax.

Official Website
Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)
History/Culture

Meiji Jingu (Shinto Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu, built in 1920, honors the Emperor Meiji and his wife the Empress Shoken. The sacred forest surrounding of the shrine is comprised of some 100,000 trees donated from around the nation. The stately atmosphere of this place is truly an oasis-in-the-city for the visitor.

Official Website
Yakata-bune (excursion boats)
History/Culture

Yakata-bune (excursion boats)

The yakata-bune excursion boat has been a tradition since the time of the samurai. Take a boat ride down the Sumida River, mentioned in the Manyoshu—Japan's oldest collection of poems—and enjoy not only the night view but the most delicious tempura as well.

Official Website
Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University
History/Culture

Suginami Animation Museum,Tokyo Polytechnic University

The Suginami Animation Museum is the first facility where visitors can enjoy, learn, experience and understand Japanese animation in a structured way. With hands-on special effects and post-production activities to try, as well as special exhibitions etc., there are lots of things for visitors to do that will help them to learn about animation in an enjoyable way.

Official Website
Sumo Museum
History/Culture

Sumo Museum

This museum collects, preserves, and exhibits (6 times/year) materials related to sumo, from woodblock prints and banzuke sumo wrestler rankings to ceremonial aprons.

Official Website
Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)
History/Culture

Some-no-sato OCHIAI (Futaba-en)

Futaba-en is a dye studio that has been carrying on the tradition of the Edo katazome dyeing technique for over 100 years. The artisan skills on show here have been officially designated as a traditional craft. One-day lessons and classes are available.

Official Website
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Environment / Science

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Through exhibits and lectures, the Science Museum offers the visitor an opportunity to think, discuss, and experience cutting-edge technologies that shape the future—everything from familiar science to cutting-edge technology.

Official Website
Central Breakwater Landfill Site
Environment / Science

Central Breakwater Landfill Site

This is where Tokyo's waste is sent for final disposal. It's an ideal place to consider the issue of waste disposal in large cities. Following a presentation that gives an overview of landfill facilities, it is possible for visitors who have their own vehicular transport to visit a landfill site, a large waste-crushing process facility, and a non-flammable waste-processing facility.

Official Website
The Hydrogen Information Center
Environment / Science

The Hydrogen Information Center "Tokyo Hydrogen Museum"

At the Tokyo Suiso-miru, visitors learn about the future of hydrogen—an invisible substance—as well as how hydrogen will be utilized in our society—by both touch and direct experience. At this unique comprehensive learning center, everyone gets the opportunity to understand hydrogen.

Official Website
Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum
Environment / Science

Daiichi Sankyo Kusuri Museum

Here you can have fun learning about medicine through CG images and interactive games. As well as studying how medicines work and how they are developed, visitors discover the history of Nihombashi, an area that has been synonymous with the medicine business since the Edo period.

Official Website
Panasonic Center Tokyo
Environment / Science

Panasonic Center Tokyo

At this showroom, visitors have the opportunity to experience Panasonic's latest initiatives, technologies, and more. Don't forget the AkeruE, a museum where ideas are transformed into something concrete. Events and workshops are also held on the weekend.

Official Website
Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Environment / Science

Tokyo Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

This facility comprises a movie theater, a special exhibitions gallery, an event hall, and a giant domed greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants (including those from the Ogasawara Islands). The adjacent Shin-koto Incineration Plant provides heat for the greenhouse.

Official Website
Printing Museum, Tokyo
Environment / Science

Printing Museum, Tokyo

This museum showcases the history of printing—from its origins through the present day—all over the world. It also illustrates its value as a communications media, the value of print media, and all of its possibilities.

Official Website
METoA Ginza
Environment / Science

METoA Ginza

METoA Ginza, Mitsubishi Electric event area, showcases the latest technologies of the Mitsubishi Electric Group with a view to a more sustainable society, at a fun hands-on exhibit hall featuring visuals, AR, etc.

Official Website
Japan National Stadium
Sports

Japan National Stadium

Launched as of April 2022, the stadium tour is a chance for visitors to experience the amazing legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Check details from the Stadium tour Website.

Official Website
Japan Olympic Museum
Sports

Japan Olympic Museum

This museum, established by the JOC, is a center of information for Japan's Olympic movement. It houses various exhibits and visuals, showcasing the value of the Olympics.

Official Website
TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition
Sports

TOKYO FORWARD TOKYO 2020 Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition in Yurakucho featuring assets actually used in the Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremonies. Experience competitions through digital technology and snap selfies at photo spots.

Official Website
Reservation
Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo
Disaster prevention

Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park Sona Area Tokyo

Armed with tablet PCs and placed in a simulated earthquake scenario centered on Tokyo, visitors learn how to survive the first 72 hours after a major earthquake. The facility also shows animated videos and holds workshops and events focusing on disaster preparedness.

Official Website
Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department
Disaster prevention

Honjo Life Safety Learning Center, Tokyo Fire Department(Honjo Bosaikan)

At this disaster prevention facility, visitors gain knowledge and know-how in a fun way. Take unique tours of simulations including earthquakes, fires, and wind/rain, led by instructions. There are also areas where visitors can tour on their own.

Official Website
Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)
Disaster prevention

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center,Tokyo Fire Department(Ikebukuro Bosaikan)

A tour of this facility gives visitors experience in dealing with disaster situations. Visitors go through an hour and 40 minutes of disaster preparedness training with an instructor. Every Friday evening, a special “Night Tour,” assuming a scenario with a fire at night, is held.

Official Website
JICA Global Plaza
Disaster prevention

JICA Global Plaza

The Plaza offers programs featuring interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the current living environment in developing countries, global issues, and international collaboration; as well as workshops and lectures by people who have worked on projects in developing countries.

Official Website
Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
Island

Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Featuring a variety of exhibits and simulation capsules pertaining to the volcanoes of the world including Mt. Mihara, this is a fun place to learn. Also on view in the Visuals Hall is a powerful series of visuals depicting the gorgeous natural environment of Oshima and the lives of the people here.

Official Website
Furusato-taiken Hall
Island

Furusato-taiken Hall

This facility is a unique place where visitors can relax in a pastoral setting, primarily experiencing the natural environment and culture of Oshima. Specific workshops include squeezing camellia oil, vegetable dyeing, and local performing arts (groups only). Official Website

Official Website
Odoriko no Sato Museum
Island

Odoriko no Sato Museum

The Odoriko no Sato Museum has two sections: the Former Minatoya Ryokan and the Former Jinnomaru Residence, both of which were built during the Meiji Period. Go through them slowly and deliberately as you take in the atmosphere of times past.

Official Website
Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum
Island

Oshima Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

At this local museum, visitors learn about the formation, history, and people of Oshima. The museum houses some 600 pieces of folk materials including descriptions of the volcanoes of Oshima, “Oshima and the Sea,” “Pottery and Stone Tools of the Jomon Period,” “Women's Customs,” and “Festivals of Oshima.”

Official Website
Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)
Island

Palais La Mer (Oshima Seashell Museum)

This is an unusual museum in Japan. It houses not only shells from Izu and the Ogasawara Islands but also 50,000 shells in 4,000 different varieties from Japan and countries around the world. Also on display are many shell fossils, folk crafts incorporating shells, etc.

Official Website
WATERS takeshiba
SDG’s

WATERS takeshiba

Located in the waterfront area nearby Hama-rikyu Gardens, this complex facility has various tenants, including Shiki Theatre, a special theatre for Shiki Theatre Company, a hotel, and a commercial facility, as well as a dock for the Water Bus. There is an artificial tidal flat, where efforts are currently being made for environmental regeneration of Tokyo Bay, which used to be called “Edomae,” making it a great place to learn about the environment.

Official Website
SMALL WORLDS
SDG’s

SMALL WORLDS

One of the biggest indoor miniature parks in Asia. There are various kinds of inquiry learning programs under the themes of SDG, career education, STEAM education, international understanding, and cutting-edge technologies, offering a place for voluntary learning through experiences.

Official Website
Kawasaki Robostage
SDG’s

Kawasaki Robostage

This is a showroom of the latest robots produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., where you can see how high the level of their technologies is and think about co-existence of humans with robots. There is a hands-on program, where you can try programming to actually get an industrial robot moving. There is also a hands-on program for children to perform programming of an industrial robot to cause it move (Advance reservation is required. There are age limits for participants.)

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JIDAIYA
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JIDAIYA

JIDAIYA offers various cultural experience programs, such as rickshaw and kimono experience, in Asakusa. In the “SDGs with Furoshiki” program, you can learn how to use furoshiki (Japan’s traditional wrapping cloth) for wrapping and other purposes, which allows you to practice the SDGs without any hassles while being exposed to traditional Japanese culture. You can also learn about the history of rickshaw, the ultimate ecological vehicle in alignment with the SDGs, and get a chance to actually drive a rickshaw as an occupational experience.

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RED° TOKYO TOWER
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RED° TOKYO TOWER

Opened in Tokyo Tower Foot Town in 2022, this biggest e-sports park in Japan offers a wide variety of games, from sensory video game machines with cutting-edge technologies to easy games that younger children can enjoy.

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NTT History Center of Technologies
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NTT History Center of Technologies

Owned by the NTT group, one of Japan’s biggest telecommunications company groups, this museum exhibits a huge number of historical assets of the group. With the display of rare old telephone machines and the history of portable phones across four floors, you can learn how the telecommunication technologies have advanced.

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Police Museum
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Police Museum

This facility is a place where you can learn about the history of the Japanese police force from its beginning to today, as well as the current activities of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Fun activities are also offered, such as anime movies, police-work simulators, and a police motorcycle riding experience. Main exhibitions are accompanied by descriptions in English.

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Meteorological Science Museum
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Meteorological Science Museum

This museum displays observation instruments for weather and earthquakes, systems where you can learn about the information on disaster prevention, and theaters where you learn about/feel the natural environment of Japan. Some of the exhibits and activities are available with English subtitles. There is a full-time commentator who is a certified weather forecaster, so you can ask any questions about weather and earthquakes.

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NHK Museum of Broadcasting
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NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Opened in 1956 as the first broadcasting museum in the world, this museum has been serving as a place to learn about the history of broadcasting for its advances and developments over about 100 years. It features experiences as an announcer or weather forecaster in a studio as well as exhibitions under different themes, including dramas, music programs, and children’s programs.

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Jindaiji Temple
Tama Area

Jindaiji Temple

This old temple of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism was founded in 733. On the temple grounds, you can find historic cultural assets here and there, including the Sanmon Gate with a thatched roof, the gorgeous Hondo main hall, and the statue of a seated Shaka Buddha, which is the oldest National Treasure in eastern Japan. Jindaiji Daruma Ichi Fair, which is held in March every year, is considered one of the three biggest Daruma Ichi fairs in Japan.

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Showa Kinen Park
Tama Area

Showa Kinen Park

With a total area of 180 ha, this national park offers a place where visitors can enjoy seasonal nature and flowers throughout the year, including tulips in spring, and yellow gingko leaves in autumn. There are lots to see in this park, including Open Field, Japanese Garden, and Hanamidori Cultural Center, making it a place where you can spend whole day and never get bored.

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Takao 599 Museum
Tama Area

Takao 599 Museum

This is a museum where you can learn about the animals, plants, and the history of Mt. Takao as well as manners for mountain climbing. Various special exhibitions and experience-based events are offered on an irregular basis. The huge lawn space has a place where kids can play with water, offering a place of rest and relaxation for visitors.

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Mt. Takao
Tama Area

Mt. Takao

With an altitude of 599 meters, this mountain offers various hiking routes with different distances and difficulties, as well as cable cars and lifts, using which you can get to the summit on foot in about 40 minutes. There is also Yakuoin Temple with a history of over 1,000 years and Trick Art Museum. It is one of the most popular destinations for excursions of schools in Tokyo.

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Tama Forest Science Garden
Tama Area

Tama Forest Science Garden

Along with various types of samples including lumber samples displayed at the exhibition hall “Mori no Kagakukan,” you can learn about forests and the lumber industry. A guided tour (10:00) is offered in the garden, which teaches you how to distinguish different kinds of trees and what to see during each season.

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