Days Out: Central Tokyo
Shingon Buddhist temple near Ikebukuro station and has a pagoda, Japanese lanterns and a tower. It is here that the Emperor Meiji is buried. Located at 5-40-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku.
Wholesale shop of Washi, a traditional Japanese paper with a history of over 350 years. They also have a museum with free entrance and washi making workshop. Open Monday to Friday 10:00-18:00. Located at 3-6-2 Nihonbashi-honcho, Chuo, Tokyo 103-0023...
Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Museum to Japans baseball greats from players to executives and umpires and a collection of baseball memorabilia. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-18:00 (March to September); 10:00-17:00 (October to February). Located at 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku.
Tour Guide Tokyo
This company offers a private tour of Tokyo with an English speaking guide. All guides are experienced and hold a national guide certificate. Pick up can be arranged from a hotel and the itinerary will be customized per your request with a consultation.
Tokyo government sponsored walking tour
Walking tour of Shinjuku area - stroll Japanese gardens and experience a Japanese tea ceremony. Sado tea ceremony, traditional Japanese tea ceremony experience and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden tour. Requires advance reservation, please see website.
The Currency Museum
Collection of domestic and foreign notes and coins. Open Tuesday to Sunday 09:30-16:30. Located at Bank of Japan Annex Building, Nihonbashi-Hongokucho, Chuo-ku.
The Police Museum
With exhibits about the history of the police force in Japan, collection of Japanese police artifacts and an interactive computer equipment. A motorcycle and helicopter is also on display. Located at 3-5-1 Kyobashi, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0031.