Modern Japanese History Tour in Tokyo

In this three-hour small group Modern Japanese History Tour, you’ll be guided by an English-speaking guide as you visit the historic landmarks with relics of the recent WWII.

In this three-hour small group Modern History Tour, you’ll be guided by an English-speaking guide as you visit the historic landmarks with relics of WWII. At 9 AM, meet with your tour guide at Kudanshita Station (designated meet-up spot will be provided after booking).

Guests will pay a visit to Yasukuni Shrine, which commemorates 2.5 million of Japan’s war dead since 1869. Learn about the history and controversy that surrounds the shrine before heading to Yushukan, the military and war museum dedicated to the souls of soldiers who died fighting for their country.

In this tour, guests will learn how the Japanese commemorate and pay their respects to those who have perished from war, the issues that civilians faced during WWII such as starvation, how Japanese soldiers felt and behaved during the war.
* Duration: 3 hours
* Starts: Chiyoda City, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




In this three-hour small group Modern Japanese History Tour, you’ll be guided by an English-speaking guide as you visit the historic landmarks with relics of the recent WWII.

In this three-hour small group Modern History Tour, you’ll be guided by an English-speaking guide as you visit the historic landmarks with relics of WWII. At 9 AM, meet with your tour guide at Kudanshita Station (designated meet-up spot will be provided after booking).

Guests will pay a visit to Yasukuni Shrine, which commemorates 2.5 million of Japan’s war dead since 1869. Learn about the history and controversy that surrounds the shrine before heading to Yushukan, the military and war museum dedicated to the souls of soldiers who died fighting for their country.

In this tour, guests will learn how the Japanese commemorate and pay their respects to those who have perished from war, the issues that civilians faced during WWII such as starvation, how Japanese soldiers felt and behaved during the war.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Japan Awaits, Tokyo Prefecture

JapanAwaits

Pass By: Yasukuni Shrine, 3-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda 102-8246 Tokyo Prefecture

Shinto-style shrine commemorating Japanese war dead with a military history museum on its grounds.

Pass By: Yushukan, 3-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda 102-0073 Tokyo Prefecture

The Yūshūkan (遊就館) is a Japanese military and war museum located within Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda, Tokyo.

Pass By: Yurakucho District, Chiyoda Tokyo Prefecture

Yūrakuchō is a business district of Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, situated in between the Ginza and Hibiya Park, southeast of the Tokyo Imperial Palace.

Pass By: Hibiya Park, 1-6, Hibiyakoen, Chiyoda 100-0012 Tokyo Prefecture

Hibiya Park with its carefully maintained trees, grass lawns and flower beds, is an oasis of calm in the heart of the city, and is within easy walking distance of the Imperial Palace and Ginza.

Pass By: Imperial Palace, 1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-8111 Tokyo Prefecture

This site with scenic gardens & tours of the grounds is the main residence of the emperor of Japan.

Pass By: Tokyo Station Gallery, 1-9-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda 100-0005 Tokyo Prefecture

Tokyo Station and its beautiful, nostalgic red brick building is on the must-see list of every tourist to Japan.

Pass By: Chidoriga-fuchi Park, 1-2, Kojimachi, Chiyoda Tokyo Prefecture

A peaceful small park famous for its Spring cherry blossom, on the outer side of the imperial palace moat.

Pass By: Kitanomaru Park, Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda 102-0091 Tokyo Prefecture

Kitanomaru Park is a public park in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan located North of the Tokyo Imperial Palace. The park is the location of both the Nippon Budokan, an indoor sports and performance venue, the Science Museum and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.

Pass By: Kanda myoujin Shrine, 2-16-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda 101-0021 Tokyo Prefecture

Kanda Shrine, is a Shinto shrine located in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. The shrine dates back 1,270 years, but the current structure was rebuilt several times due to fire and earthquakes. It is situated in one of the most expensive estate areas of Tokyo.

Pass By: The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), 1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda 100-0001 Tokyo Prefecture

Large landscaped gardens in the grounds of a palace first built in 1888, with some Edo castle ruins.

Pass By: Edo-Tokyo Museum, 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015 Tokyo Prefecture

The Edo-Tokyo Museum is a museum of the history of Tokyo during the Edo period. It was established in 1993.

Pass By: Hanayashiki, 2-28-1, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032 Tokyo Prefecture

Originally opened as a flower park, Hanayashiki is a small amusement park with a history of more than 150 years. Located just a few steps from Sensoji, the nostalgic amusement park including a small Ferris wheel, roller coaster, carousel and space shot.

Pass By: National Museum of Nature and Science, 7-20, Uenokoen, Taito 110-0007 Tokyo Prefecture

Sprawling museum with a 360-degree movie theater & exhibits on topics such as dinosaurs & evolution.

Pass By: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto 135-0064 Tokyo Prefecture

Hands-on exhibits & classes exploring the future of science & technology, plus a cafe & a gift shop.

Pass By: Edo-Tokyo Museum, 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015 Tokyo Prefecture

The museum’s permanent exhibition vividly illustrates the past of Tokyo (known as Edo until 1869) through its exhibits and covers many features of the capital from the Edo Period to relatively recent decades.

Pass By: Rikugi Park Playground, 6-16-10 Honkomagome, Bunkyo 113-0021 Tokyo Prefecture

Picturesque garden featuring traditional Japanese landscaping, several teahouses & a central pond.