Days Out: Central Tokyo

LIXIL Gallery
With 3 separate galleries that holds special exhibitions, workshops and talks on art, architecture, ceramics and pottery. Open Mondays to Fridays from 10:00-17:00. Located at 3-6-18 Tokyo Tatemono Kyobashi Bldg., Kyobashi, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0031.
Mitsui Memorial Museum
Exhibition of Japanese and Asian art works in a western architectural setting. Hours, closures, and admission fees may vary according to the type of exhibition. Located at 2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo, Tokyo 103-0022.
Gokokuji Temple
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.
Y&Y Cycling Tours Tokyo
This company has cycling tours available with an English speaking guide. They begin in the central Tokyo area and are designed for  beginners. The routes are mostly flat and finish within 6 hours.
Japan-China Friendship Center
Contains facilities such as a hotel, restaurants, event halls and an art museum of Chinese art culture. Located at 1-5-3 Kouraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0004.
National Film Center
With regular film showings under specific themes focusing, a library on the 4th floor and non-film materials on cinema are on display in the gallery on the 7th floor. Located at 3-7-6 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0031.
Ozu Washi
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.
Japan Football Museum
Aims to keep the legacy of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Open Tuesday to Friday 13:00-18:00; weekend and holiday 10:00-18:00. Located at JFA House Football Avenue, 3-10-15 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku.
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.
Yushima Tenmangu
Shinto shrine famous for Japanese apricot blossoms and among students praying to pass their examinations. Located at 3-30-1 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku.
Takehisa Yumeji Museum
House of Takehisa Yumeji converted into a museum. Located at 2-4-2 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032.
Mori Ogai Memorial Museum
Built on the site of Mori Ogais residence "Kancho-ro", a literary legend of the Meiji period who was a was a novelist, playwright, literary critic, translator and an army surgeon. Located at 1-23-4 Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0022.
Shimbashi Enbujo Theatre
Features unique characteristics of a traditional kabuki theatre, this theatre presents various genres of plays including Kabuki, straight plays, musicals and Super-Kabuki. Located at 6-18-2 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0061.
Kabukiza Gallery
Museum that highlights the history of kabuki, with display of scenes and costumes and performances. With a souvenir shop and photo studio and a small rooftop garden. Located at 4-12-15 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0061.
Origami Kaikan Company
International Origami Center, learn origami, Japanese paper folding lessons, origami practice, hand dyeing Japanese paper, Japan culture activity and origami lessons. Open Monday to Saturday 10:00-17:30 at 1-7-14 Yushima, Bunkyo-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.
Printing Museum, Tokyo
The aim of the museum is to highlight the value and potential of printing as a form of communications media. Located at Toppan Koishkawa Building, 1-3-3 Suido, Bunkyo-ku.