American Express International Inc.
Membership Travel Service Office
American Express Tower
4-30-16, Ogikubo
Suginami-ku, Tokyo 167-0051
Tel. (0120)020-666
Fax. (03)3220-6212

Fuyo Air Service
Hibiya Branch
1st FI.,Sanshin Bldg..,1-4-1
Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0006
Tel. (03)3591-5411
Fax. (03)3501-0118

Hankyo Express International Co.,Ltd.
Incoming Travel Department
3-3-9 Shimbashi, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 105-004
Tel. (03)3593-7200
Fax. (03)3508-0118

Japan Amenity Travel Ltd.
Incoming Tours & Travel
2nd Floor, Sun Bldg., 5-13-12 Ginza
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8153
Tel. (03)3542-7200
Fax. (03)3542-7501

Japan Gray Line Co.,Ltd.
Retail Travel & Operations
3-3-3 Nishi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku
Tokyo 105-0003
Tel. (03)3436-6881
Fax. (03)3433-8388

Japan Tours System
Inbound Travel Department
JTS Bldg., 3-7-10 Shimomeguro
Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0064
Tel. (03)5436-9461
Fax. (03)5436-6796

Japan Travel Bureau, Inc.
International Travel Division
J.T.B. Kiba Bldg., 5-5-2 Kiba
Tokyo 135-8520
Tel. (03)5620-9461
Fax. (03)5620-9502

Keio Travel Agency
3rd Fl.,Keio Plaze Hotel
5-5-2 Kiba, Koto-ku
Tokyo 135-8520
Tel. (03)5620-9461
Fax. (03)5620-9502

M.O. Air System Inc.
Donestice Center, 1-16-4 Shimbashi
Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004
Tel. (03)3595-3481
Fax. (03)3506-0640

Nippon Express Co., Ltd.
Foreign Tourist Department
3-18, 2-chome, Shimachai
Shinjuyoku-ku, Tokyo 161-0033
Tel. (03)5983-0170
Fax. (03)5983-0169

Nippon Travel Agency
International Travel Department
3rd. Fl., Shimbashi Ekimae Bldg.,
No., 1,2-20-15 Shimbashi
Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004
Tel. (03)3572-8744
Fax. (03)3572-8766

Travel Experts
Seisin Kudan Bldg.
1st Fl., 3-4-15, Kudan Minami
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0074
Tel. (03)3262-9966
Fax. (03)3262-9973

 



Tokyo is rich in its share of attractions, and it may be really helpful to take a tour from one of the companies listed on the right.

The Imperial Palace The Imperial Palace, formerly the Edo castle, is often the first places that tourists visit during their stay in Tokyo. Old guard towers demarcate the grounds along with gates, and the innermost most still remains. The elegant Nijubashi or Double Bridge leads to the main entrance and is open to the public on special occasions. Flowers and blossoms from each season adorn the East Garden (Higashi Gyoen) where the original donjon once stood. The Imperial Palace is a relaxing way to step out of the chaos of the city, surround yourself with beautiful architecture and partake in a historical place.

Ginza shopping districtA 10- minute walk takes you to the Ginza district, famous for its stylish shopping and its bright, kaleidoscope neon lights. From this point, you are mere seconds away from the Kabukiza Theatre.

UenoparkThe largest park in the city, Ueno Park, is located in the Ueno district. In early April, the park is graced with an abundance of delicate pale pink cherry blossoms that attract an array of visitors. The Ueno district is also a haven for art and culture with its many and varied museums.

If you are interested in Tokyo’s past, make a trip to the Asakusa district. Amble down narrow curving backstreets and encounter old buildings and shops selling traditional items like kimono to hand-made combs.

The opposite of the Asakusa is Shinjuku, the city’s trendy west side. Popular nightspots and sophisticated shopping are enjoyed here. You can also relax in the Shinjuku Gyoen National GardenM, or go to the nearby Hatsudai district to see the Tokyo Opera City complex which features a full scale opera house.

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Shibuya stationAnother popular shopping district and entertainment mecca is Shibuya. Located near Meiji Shrine, Harajuku and Aoyama districts, this trend-setting area is particularly favored by the younger crowd. Shibuya is at the forefront of international art and fashion, and some might even enjoy the mere act of people watching from a sidewalk café.

Finally there is Rainbow Town. Home of the Rainbow Bridge, it is one of Japan’s most widely visited spots. This area features an expansive shopping mall and the spine-tingling Sega-owned Joypolis amusement park. A fantastic view of the city is accessible from Rainbow Town’s Ferris wheel. The Ferris wheel is one of the world’s largest, and it is especially popular with young couples in the evening hours.

Works Cited
Ashburne, John, Sara Benson, Mason Florence, and Chris Rowthorn.Lonely Planet: Japan .London: Lonely Planet Publications, 2000