Days Out: East Tokyo
National Showa Memorial Museum
Collects, preserves and exhibits historical documents on the life hardships suffered by the Japanese people during and after the war, including letters, clothes and daily commodities. Located at 1-6-1 Kudanminami, Chiyoda, Tokyo 102-0074.
Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum
The first Western-style office building in the Marunouchi district housing a collection from the late 19th century such as paintings, china, silverware and glassware and Japanese literatures. Located at 2-6-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0...
Automotive museum featuring vintage and race cars. Open daily 11:00-21:00. Located at 1-3-12 Aomi, Koto-ku.
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.
Dedicated to the life and works of the poet Matsuo Basho who popularized haiku. Open Tuesday to Sunday 09:30-17:00. Located at 1-6-3 Tokiwa, Koto-ku.
The shrine dates back to 830 AD and hosts the Sanno Matsuri festival in mid-June, regarded as one of the three largest festivals in Japan. Displays several important treasures including some historic swords. Located at 2-10-5 Nagata-cho, Chiyod...
Tsukiji Hongan-ji Temple
Combination of Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic architectural features and the rear of the building has a German made pipe organ. Talks and Buddhist services in English are held regularly. Located at 3-15-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku.
Sumo wrestling museum, collects and preserves a wide range of items from the history of Sumo including woodblock prints and ceremonial aprons. Open weekdays 10:00-16:30 at The Ryogoku Kokugikan, 1-3-28 Yoko-ami, Sumida-ku.
Fukagawa Edo Museum
Museum with a reproduction village of traditional homes, inns, fish and produce stores, complete with an ambient sound track and seasonal plants and weather. With a small theater and a lecture hall. Located at 1-3-28 Shirakawa, Koto, Tokyo 135-...
Ministry of Justice Museum-Message Gallery
Exhibits historical materials and data on the modernization of justice and architecture and on promotion and publicity for the new justice system. Open from Monday to Friday from 10:00-18:00. Located at 1-1-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-00...