Old Town Tokyo
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 .