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After seeing the wonders of Tokyo by modern sightseeing boat on the Sumida River, take a trip to Kurashiki, an area that prospered under the rule of the Edo Shogunate. As you ride in a nostalgic rowboat, you’ll feel as if you’ve slipped back in time from Tokyo to the far-off Edo period.

Official Tokyo Travel Guide
http://www.gotokyo.org/en/

Local government official website
http://www.okayama-japan.jp/en/

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Haneda Airportmore

The airport serves as an air gateway for Tokyo. The passenger terminal is filled with various commercial facilities, and visitors can command a panoramic view of Tokyo Bay from the rooftop observation deck, so that every one, even those who are not flying, can enjoy the terminal.

Tokyo Metropolitan Area

Day1

TOKYO

Happo-en: Enjumore

Enju is found inside the wedding venue, Happo-en, overlooking an expansive Japanese garden. To allow enjoyment of the changing of the four seasons through foods in season and views of the garden, diners are served original multi-course Kaiseki meals featuring different bowls of seasonal foods for every month of the year that are also a feast for the eyes. Moreover, diners can savor chef-recommended Kaiseki dishes prepared in ways that take full advantage of seasonal delicacies at the height of their deliciousness.

Tokyo Metro Namboku Line
Shirokanedai → Korakuen
About 20 minutes / 200 yen

Toei Subway Oedo Line
Kasuga Station → Ryogoku Station
About 10 minutes / 220 yen

The Sumida Hokusai Museummore

World renowned artist Katsushika Hokusai was born in the Hokusai Street area of present day Sumida Ward. He created countless masterpieces while spending nearly all of his 90-year life in Sumida.
This museum introduces the works of Hokusai and takes a closer look at the relationship between Hokusai and Sumida through various themed exhibitions and educational programs.

About 20 minutes

Sumida River Cruising (Hotaluna)more

Hotaluna has a metallic silver, streamlined body, made in the image of a spacecraft, with gullwing doors and a promenade deck on the roof, allowing people to enjoy the view from outside the boat. Moreover, the glass windows at the back of the boat emit a pale light, lighting up Sumida River like a firefly through the night from dusk.

Hotaluna
Asakusa → Odaiba
About 60 minutes / 1,560 yen

New Transit Yurikamome
Daiba Station → Shimbashi Station
About 15 minutes / 320 yen

Royal Park Hotel The Shiodome

Day2

CHUGOKU(OKAYAMA)

Haneda Airport

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Okayama Airportmore

Okayama Airport has three domestic routes to Tokyo, Sapporo, and Okinawa and four international routes to Seoul, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Taipei. Numerous charter and provisional flights operate here as well.
Very conveniently located, it is just 30 min. by car from central Okayama City, and just 10 min. away from the nearest highway interchange. With regular buses to Okayama City and Kurashiki City, travel to nearby large cities is simple. Furthermore, since the cities of Kobe, Osaka, Hiroshima, Yonago, Takamatsu, and Kochi are just 2 hours away by highway, many people from in and outside the prefecture use Okayama Airport for domestic, international, and business travel.

Okayama Airport Limousine Bus
Okayama Airport → Oyakama Station West Exit
About 30 minutes / 760 yen

JR Ako Line
Okayama Station → Imbe Station
37 minutes / 580 yen

Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Museum more

Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Museum was established on September 6, 1983, as a museum dedicated to swords. The museum is located at Osafune-cho in Setouchi City, which flourished as the center of sword-making in the Kamakura period and remains a place where quality swords are made. There are 16 swords on display in the first floor exhibit, and 23 swords in the second floor exhibit. In addition, the exhibit also includes accouterments, and information on the sword making process as well as sword polishing process.

JR Ako Line
Imbe Station → Okayama Station
37 minutes / 580 yen

Hotels and accommodations around Okayama Station

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Hotels and accommodations around Okayama Station

Okayama Electric Tramway (Streetcar) Higashiyama Line Higashiyama bound
Okayama Eki-mae Station --> Shiroshiya Station
5 minutes / 100 yen

Okayama Korakuen and Okayama Castlemore

Korakuen
One of Japan's Three Great Gardens. It was made approximately 300 years ago by the 2nd feudal lord of the Okayama Domain, Ikeda Tsunamasa. A circuit-style Daimyo (feudal lord) garden, its wide lawns, ponds, artificial mountains, and tearooms are tied together with walkways and waterways.
It has a three-star rating from the Michelin Green Guide Japan. Every year, in the summer and autumn, the park is specially opened at late at night for the "Garden of Dreams" and "Autumnal Fantasy Garden" events.

Okayama Castle
The castle was built in 1597 by the military commander, Ukita Hideie. Its black-lacquered exterior of wooden boards earned it the nickname, "Crow Castle." However, the main tower, which was a National Treasure before World War 2, burned down due to war damage and was later reconstructed.
Within the main tower are a shop, a cafe, and other attractions, such as a free fitting corner for feudal lord and princess outfits.

Okayama Electric Tramway (Streetcar) Higashiyama Line
Okayama Station bound Shiroshita Station → Okayama-ekimae Station
5 minutes / 100 yen

JR Sanyo Main Line and Hakubi Line
Okayama Station → Kurashiki Station
19 minutes / 320 yen

Ohashi Housemore

Ohashi House is a classic merchant's house in Kurashiki that is designated as a nationally important cultural asset.
The house was headed by a samurai that served the Toyotomi clan, who moved from Osaka after the fall of Osaka Castle, via present day Nakashima of Kurashiki City to this location in 1705, and later made a fortune through rice and salt farm development as well as the finance industry.
The building retains architectural features representative of Kurashiki's wealthy merchants, including Nagaya-mon gate, Namako wall, Kurashiki windows, and Kurashiki lattice inside the Nagaya style rowhome that were not publicly permitted. Upon entry into the building, one can easily slip back in time to the height of the bygone era's glory.

3 minute

Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quartermore

Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter preserves the beauty of traditional Japanese architecture for the present day, with its rows of willow trees gently swaying in the wind, and the beautiful contrast between the white walls and the black-and-white "namako" walls casting their shadows onto the Kurashiki River below.
During the Edo period, this area prospered as a place for rice shipping, and the earthen storehouses let visitors have a glimpse into the past.
This quarter is also home to many cultural establishments, including the Ohara Museum of Art, which has many world-famous works of art, the Kurashiki Museum of Folkcraft, the Kurashiki Archaeological Museum, the Japanese Rural Toy Museum, and others.
Sightseeing riverboats can be ridden and enjoyed on the Kurashiki River, which, in days past, used to bustle with the back-and-forth traffic of riverboats loaded with cargo.

10 minutes

Okayama Airport Limousine Bus
Kurashiki Station North Exit → Oyakama Airport
About 35 minutes / 1,130 yen

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