Old Town Tokyo

Approximately 8¿ Hours
Moderate Activity  Meal 

Head to the Fukagawa area, east of the Sumida River, called the shitamachi (Old Town). Your first stop is at the Fukagawa Edo Museum, nestled in a narrow, tree-lined street among numerous temples and shrines. The museum was established in 1986, and here you will enjoy a display of the Edo period, including everyday items and plants, and a reconstruction of Fukagawa Saga town. At Kiyosumi Park, near the Sumida River, it is easy to imagine you are far from the bustle of the city. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Nezu Jinja Shrine built for Shogun Tsunayoshi Tokugawa. The shrine has been designated a National Cultural Asset. Proceed to Ueno, which is a district in Tokyo’s Taito Ward, best known as the home of Ueno Station and Ueno Park. Some of Tokyo’s finest cultural sites are also found here, including museums and a major public concert hall. You will visit Ameyoko Discount Market (a very crowded local market) near Ueno Station, returning to the ship after some time to shop .


This excursion is led in English