One Day Tour, Enjoying Futuristic and Traditional Tokyo Odaiba, Asakusa, Tokyo Skytree!

One Day Tour, Enjoying Futuristic and Traditional Tokyo Odaiba,Asakusa, Tokyo Skytree!

Asakusa Sensoji temple

Hi I’m Nobu, I like traveling overseas and in Japan, visited 25 countries!

I’m a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter of English for 8 years.

For the people who are interested in and planning trip to Japan ,
I show you hidden local information which you have never seen and heard of through books and ordinary site!

You will find unexpected fun through my articles!

One da guided tour!

Asakusa Sensoji temple

We did a one day tour, enjoying futuristic Tokyo and traditional Tokyo both !


Suica card

First of all, we purchased a Suica card in order to ride trains efficiently in Tokyo.

This is a card that is pre-charged with cash.

If you buy it from JR, it is Suica, and if you buy it from a vending machine from another train company, it is PASMO.

PASMO card

And the two cards function exactly the same.

You can save much time and annoying in front of the train fee panel at every station!

If you have to recharge it , you put the card at the ticket vending machine and chose the amount you charge.

You can pass gate by 2% off than cash each time.

But 500 yen is a card deposit.

So if you charge 2000 yen , you can use 1500yen from this card.

The 500 yen deposit is refundable at the same company station ( JR or other lines) where you purchased the card.

There is no expiration date, so you can keep it if you come back to Japan again.

Now let’s start!

How to move in Tokyo and Japan

1: Yurikamome Line

Yurikamome line
Yurikamome line

This is an unmanned monorail connecting Shimbashi Station to the man-made island of Odaiba.

Being at the front of the line makes you feel like a driver.

2: Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge is a suspension bridge connecting Odaiba to the mainland.

It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its beautiful white color, which changes to seven different colors at night.

Rainbow Bridge

3: Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is located on a man-made island in Odaiba, Tokyo, and was installed in 1998 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the friendship between France and Japan.

And after the festival, there were requests to keep the statue, so it has become a symbol of Odaiba.

It’s 17.4 meters, smaller than the one in New York, but it is a good place to take pictures with the Rainbow Bridge.

4: Gundam Statue

Gundam statue 19.7m

Gundam is a Japanese robot animation series that began in 1979.

There is a 19.7-meter statue that is said to be the actual height in the story.

It is set up with a human piloting the robot’s head, giving the viewer a sense of its size.

5: Joypolis

Joypolis roller coaster

This is an indoor amusement park operated by SEGA.

There is also a roller coaster running inside.

There are many attractions here, like electronic skateboarding etc…

Many anime fans and families enjoy the theme attractions of the anime “Shinkage no Kyojin” (Attack on Titans).

Attack on titans in Joypolis SEGA

6:Daiba 1-chome Shopping Street

Daiba retro shopping street

This shopping arcade features arcade games from the 1950s and 1960s.

You will feel like stepping back in time with the invader game machines and other arcade games.

Daiba retro shopping street

We ate takoyaki (octopus dumplings) at the Takoyaki Restaurant Street.

Takoyaki, octopus balls
Takoyaki and Rainbow Bridge

Of course, we were looking at the Rainbow Bridge!

7: Tokyo bay Boat Cruise

Tokyo cruise boat

We took a boat cruise to Asakusa from Odaiba.

It was a one-hour cruise from Tokyo Bay up the Sumida River.

It is very refreshing to pass under the Rainbow Bridge and see Tokyo from the water.

Tokyo Skytree, Asahi beer building

8: Sushi Lunch

Sushi in Asakusa
Sushi in Asakusa

We had a sushi lunch near Asakusa station.

We went to Tsukiji Tama Sushi.

It is located on the 7th floor of the Asakusa Ekimise building.

We had the typical nigiri for 2,200 yen.

Miso soup and steamed egg custard were also included.

The ingredients were fresh and of a very high quality.

I highly recommend it.

9:Senso-ji Temple

Asakusa Sensoji temple
Asakusa Sensoji temple traditional shopping street
Asakusa Sensoji temple

The oldest temple in Tokyo, built in 628.

It is always crowded with many tourists.

Visitors can easily understand why it is so popular.

The reason is that all the people here are smiling and looking happy, and it makes me happy to see them.

Other people who are having a good time see that and smile again.

This is the secret of this place.

10:Sumida River River Walk

Sumida river walk

We walked along the Sumida River Walk from Sensoji Temple to Tokyo Sky Tree.

The view from the bridge is dynamic.

11:Tokyo Sky Tree

Tokyo Skytree 634 m

The world’s largest free-standing radio tower at 634 meters.

The base of the tower is a large shopping center with 300 variety of stores and restaurants.

What makes it different from other shopping centers is that it is a large theme park.

Which is themed around the traditions of the area, which has been a downtown area since the Edo period (1603-1868).

You will not only enjoy the Tokyo Sky Tree, but you will also have so much fun that you will run out of time.

12: Cafe with Tokyo Skytree view

Cafe with view of Tokyo Skytree

We ended our visit at a café where we could eat and drink tea while enjoying the view of the Tokyo Sky Tree.

The view is amazing and you can spend hours looking at it.

Thank you for your time!

I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!

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