Days Out: East Tokyo

Panasonic Center
Science museum. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-18:00. Located at 3-5-1 Ariake, Koto-ku.
History Garage
Automotive museum featuring vintage and race cars. Open daily 11:00-21:00. Located at 1-3-12 Aomi, Koto-ku.
Sky Bus Tokyo
Four different sightseeing bus tours on nonstop routes with a tour guide. All tours originate and end at the Marunouchi south entrance of Tokyo station. The areas covered are Tokyo Sky Tree, Odaiba, Tokyo Tower and the Imperial Palace.
Sky Hop Bus
This bus is a "hop on, hop off" sightseeing double decker bus service with three different routes. The areas covered are Akihabara, Nihombashi, Tokyo Sky Tree, Ueno, Roppongi, Tokyo Tower, Marunouchi, Odaiba and Ginza.
Musee Hamaguchi Yozo: Yamasa Collection
Displays the art works of Yozo Hamaguchi, the master of color mezzotint. Located at 1-35-7 Nihonbashi, Kakigaracho, Chuo-ku.
Hie-Jinja Shrine
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...
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...
Museum that fuses geography, modern art, archeology, mathematics, anatomy, geology, paleontology, biology, engineering and more that can stimulate the mind of both adult and child. Located at 2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-7003.
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-...
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.
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.
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.
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...
Tokyo Disney Resort
A combination of two theme parks, with unique dining, a variety of shops and amusement rides. Accommodation is available including the Disney hotels. Located at 1-1 Maihama, Urayasu City, Chiba prefecture.
Abiko City Museum of Birds
Museum featuring ornithological displays and exhibits. Located at Lake Tega. Open Tuesday to Sunday 09:30-16:30. Located at 234-3 Konoyama, Chiba, Abiko-shi
Child activity center where kids can dress up and pretend to work at several different jobs. The concept is to teach kids about working in an enjoyable, fun atmosphere. Located at Aeon Shopping Mall, Makuhari, Chiba city, Chiba prefecture.
Science Museum
Interactive museum promoting public understanding of science and technology. Open Thursday to Tuesday 09:30-16:50. Located at 2-1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda-ku.
Sumo Museum
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.
Basho Museum
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.
Mitsuo Aida Museum
Houses the works of Mitsuo Aida, a calligrapher-poet who established his own style and produced a great number of works. Open Tuesdays to Sundays 10:00-17:30. Located at 3-5-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005.
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.
Idemitsu Museum
A collection of Eastern Asian antiques including Japanese painting and calligraphy and East Asian ceramics and works of Western painters. Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00-19:00. Located at 3-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0005.
Amuse Museum
A "live museum" featuring items that are unique to traditional Japanese culture. Items on display include graphics, product designs and textile arts. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-18:00. Located at 2-34-4 Asakusa, Taito-ku.
Kawatsura Strawberry Farm
Fresh strawberry picking in a heated greenhouse. Pay one price and then enjoy "all you can eat strawberries" while inside the greenhouse. Located at Sammu city, Chiba prefecture (65-90 minutes from Tokyo station).
Meiji University Museum
Divided into three departments, the museum showcases the universities best achievements: Commodity Department, Archaeology Department and the Criminal Materials Department. Located at 1-1 Kandasurugadai, Chiyoda, Tokyo 101-0062.
Tokyo Sea Life Park
Tokyo aquarium, variety of fish to enjoy, Humboldt penguins, Japanese fish aquarium and more. Open everyday 09:30-17:00 except closed every Wednesday (also closed Thursday if Wednesday is a public holiday). Located at 6-2-3 Rinkai-cho, Edogawa-ku.
The Museum of the Imperial Collections
Sannomaru Shozokan, Imperial royal family collections museum at the Imperial Palace. Open Tuesday to Thursday 09:00-15:45 (closing time variable, please see website). Located at The Imperial Palace, 1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda-ku.
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Modern art museum, crafts gallery and film centre. Open daily 10:00-17:00. Located at 3-1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda-ku.
Bridgestone Museum of Art
Exhibition of works of Impressionist and 20th century artists: Monet, Renoir, Picasso. Also features Japanese-Western style paintings from the Meiji and following eras. Open Monday to Sunday 10:00-18:00. Located at 1-10-1 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku.
Ghibli Museum
The museum captures the works of Japans most famous anime director, Miyazaki Hayao. Tickets are available to buy at Lawson convenient store. Open Wednesday to Monday from 10:00-18:00 at 1-1-83 Simorenjaku, Mitaka-shi.
Shunkaen Bonsai Museum
Showcase of Japanese culture through Bonsai. Bonsai making classes are available every Sunday for beginners to expert level. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-17:00. Located at 1-29-16 Nihori, Edogawa-ku.
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Displays include the brain, internet, solar system, International Space Station, robots, science workshop, the genome and deep sea. Open everyday from 10:00-17:00 except Tuesday. Located at 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku.
Kanda Myojin Shrine
Important shrine to the Japanese people for over 1,200 years. The structure is a reproduction, built after earthquake in 1923. Visitors arriving early in the morning may see the Shinto priests performing rituals. 2-16-2 Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku.
Sky Duck
Amphibious boat tour around Tokyo city. Two different sightseeing courses are available. Located at Tokyo Sky Tree or Kameido Umeyashiki depending on the course selected. Reservation phone number open everyday from 09:30 to 18:00. Closed over winter.
Tokyo Takarazuka Theater
With a seating capacity of 2,069, this theater is home for Tarakuza Revue, an all-female theater troupe that performs Western style musicals and dance shows. Located at 1-1-3 Yurakucho, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0006.
JCII Camera Museum
Contains exhibits pertaining to all phases of the worldwide history of photography, with a section showing various types of cameras from around the world. Open Monday to Friday from 10:00-17:00. Located at 25 Ichibancho, Chiyoda, Tokyo 102-0082...