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Hachiko

Statue of Professor Ueno‘s very loyal Akita dog

Nearby Attractions

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Homotsuden
Museum displaying the personal items of the Emperor Meiji and his wife
Meiji Shrine
Large Shinto Shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji that is very popular with Japanese worshippers
Shibuya Crossing
Neon-lit intersection outside Shibuya Station where hundreds of people scramble across every minute
Tokyo Tower
Symbol of Japanese post-war recovery, it is taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris
National Art Center
Huge gallery offering a diverse mix of art from across Japan
Mori Art Museum
Art gallery offering a great spot to view the city from its observation desk

Related Tours

Totally Tokyo: Full Day Highlights
Tokyo’s Imperial past and neon present are shown in this immersive full-day highlights of the city. Seeing all the highlights on a personal tour with your private guide, it will leave you with an inspiring glimpse of a global city with a unique feel. 

  • Explore the vibrant and bustling Tsukiji Fish Market, immersing yourself in Japanese trader life
  • Wander through Harajyuku and Omotesando, the futuristic cultural hubs of the city
  • Go over Shibuya Crossing, one of the World's busiest and most iconic intersections
  • Wonder at the ornate Meiji Shrine and the Senso-Ji Shrine, some of the oldest temples in Tokyo
A Seafood Start

Starting early in the Tsukiji Fish Market, you will experience the high-octane energy of this huge wholesale market where every move has a purpose. With a personal guide to tell you all about the site, from the sign language used by vendors and buyers to agree a purchase, to the three-wheel delivery vehicles hurtling through, it is a great place to appreciate the Japanese approach to food and business.

Religious Dynamism

Going to Asakusa the north of the city, your guide will show you around the Senso-ji Shrine. This popular Buddhist temple has a past reportedly going back to the 7th century and, although much of it has been rebuilt at different stages of its history, it retains a certain aged mystique. Entering through the Thunder Gate, you will go through a shopping alley selling traditional Japanese products to the main temple where, to name a few highlights, you will  see the five-storied pagoda and Asakusa Shrine.


Moving on to the Meiji Shrine, your guide will explain the Japanese custom of dedicating shrines to dead emperors. Commemorating Emperor Meiji (and his wife), the ruler who oversaw Japan’s lightning-speed transition to industrial power in the 19th century, it is entered through an enormous torii gate. A bucolic retreat from the city, it holds around 10,000 trees within the premises as well as a small museum about the Emperor and a special Inner Garden. 

Bustling Finale

Delving into the electric heart of modern Tokyo, your guide will take you to the city’s Western side. Walking along the shopping districts of Harajyuku and the spacious tree-lined Omotesando avenue, you will see the consumerist side of modern Japan as you make your way to the famous Shibuya Crossing. Here hundreds, and occasionally thousands, of people regularly cross at the same time. Watch then join them before being accompanied by your guide back to your hotel.  

Touriocity Tip: Try to coordinate your trip during the sakura season (cherry blossom). Cherry blossoms are seen as symbols of serenity, vitality, and beauty, with the Japanese philosophy of mono no aware originating from this concept. The perfect chance to see cherry blossom is set to be March - April in Tokyo.
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