Social Activities


Planned on Sunday
March 24th, 2019


Planned to visit on Tuesday
March 26th, 2019


This is an optional one-day Tokyo city tour prepared exclusively for workshop participants and accompany persons. We have reserved a chartered bus and an English-speaking guide. We hope all workshop participants to join the excursion with a discount workshop price (regular price, 12,000 JPY) and know each other more in person. Detailed tour information will be available soon.

Tokyo Tower

333 meters self-supporting tower. If its clear day, you can enjoy the view of Ginza, Tokyo Bay and even Mt.Fuji from observation deck. Check out the night view, too!

Experiencing Japanese tea ceremony

The magnificent Happo-en garden was once part of a daimyo’s mansion during the Edo period (1603-1867). Experience cha-no-yu, the traditional Japanese tea ceremony in a quiet little teahouse located in the midst of an estate enchanted with 100-year-old trees and wild birds. Also enjoy a rare glimpse at one of Japan’s greatest collection of bonsai trees.
*When Happoen Garden is closed,the tour will visit Meiji Jingu Shrine instead.


Imperial Palace Nijubashi Bridge

This used to be a castle that housed generations of Tokugawa shoguns, the administrators of the Tokugawa government in Edo, but with the Meiji Restoration it became the residence and palace of the Imperial Family. Surrounded by a moat and an abundant variety of trees, it is like a world apart situated right in the middle of Tokyo.

Ginza (drive through)

Sumida River Cruise

A boat trip lasting around 40 minutes where you can delight in a mix of Tokyo’s continual redevelopment combined with the atmosphere of the good old days of Edo. Passing under 12 bridges, each with its own distinctive color and shape, enjoy at your leisure the ever-changing face of the Tokyo landscape.

Asakusa and Nakamise Street

Nakamise Street is a shopping arcade running from Kaminarimon Gate to the Buddhist temple Senso-ji lined with around 90 shops. Its history goes back to the latter half of the 17th century, and its rows of shops selling uniquely Japanese souvenirs such as fans and kimonos as well as traditional foods such as rice crackers offer a truly grand spectacle.

*If the Japanese tea experience cannot be offered on a particular day, the tour will visit the Meiji-jingu shrine instead.
*The Sumida River cruise may be canceled without notice depending on river conditions, in which case the guide will announce the schedule change.
*Our lunch meal location is subject to change depending on restaurant business hours.
*Note that schedule is subject to change.