Discover the Japanese spirit in folk art, architecture and literature.
Komaba, just 5 minutes away from the city center, is home to one of Japan's most prestigious universities, The University of Tokyo. It is a less-known tourist spot filled with Japanese history, including Japanese handcrafts and literature, as well as architecture of both Japanese and Western-style mansions.
Different from the touristic hustle and bustle of Tokyo, you will walk through quiet residential areas to the largest mosque in Japan,Tokyo Camii. It has become a Turkish cultural center where many Turkish gather daily.
If you’re interested in experiencing some education and a range of cultures, Komaba is the place for you!
・Enjoy the historic architecture of The Japan Folk Crafts Museum, filled with beautiful Japanese artefacts.
・Relax in a tatami room with the view of a beautiful Japanese garden in The Museum of Modern Japanese Literature.
・Deepen your knowledge in modern Japanese literature.
・Purchase souvenirs such as folk craft and the University of Tokyo merchandise.
・The Japan Folk Crafts Museum
・Former Maeda Residence Hontei Wakan
・The Museum of Modern Japanese Literature
・The route will be altered slightly if you visit on the following days, as The Museum of Modern Japanese Literature will be closed : every Sunday and Monday, the fourth Thursday of every month, and the third week of February and June.
The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 2000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.
In front of Hachiko (statue of dog) outside the JR line, Shibuya Station