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 .
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Wasted Too Much Time
Date:January 29, 2011
Cruise Date Month:October
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I was eager to visit Tokyo for the first time in many years. The museum was interesting, but we spent double the amount of time needed there. The restaurant was not prepared for 2 buses and ran out of food for those of us on the second bus. At the shrine, again we waited, unnecessarily, for our bus. The sights were beautiful. I really enjoyed the garden, the shrine, and the shopping area. They encompassed a good cross-section of Tokyo. With some changes, this could be an outstanding shore excursion.