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Stroll Around Kiyosumi-Shirakawa with Traditional Atmosphere
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Discover the diverse cultures of old and new in Kiyosumi-Shirakawa


Kiyosumi-Shirakawa is one of the local areas in Tokyo and is a traditional and fashionable town. It is also known as a cafe town and coffee town.
In the ages ago, the area around Kiyosumi-Shirakawa was surrounded by rivers and canals, and various people lived here because of the prosperity of distribution by ship.
The Kiyosumi Shirakawa area has many cultural aspects, such as the Kiyosumi Garden, temples that preserve the atmosphere of the Edo period, and a museum.
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and explore the traditional places, or if you want to relax and enjoy the distinctive cafes and contemporary art that you can't see abroad, this is a great plan for you.

Highlights


・ You can enjoy the scenery and flowers of the four seasons while feeling nature in the emotional garden.
・You can experience traditional Japanese culture and history at a historic temple.
・In the museum, which just reopened in 2019, you can see a variety of domestic and international art.
・You can learn about Japanese history at one of the country's best museums, where you can see Japan as it was 400 years ago in real life.

Attractions


・Kiyosumi Garden: The Kiyosumi Garden is a beautiful Japanese garden designed in the Meiji era. A large pond is at the center of the garden, and other highlights include a Japanese style building, stones from all over Japan, and a rock formation that represents mountain shape.
・Joshinji Temple: This temple is a 400-year-old temple built in the Edo period. It has an old Indian style main hall, which was unusual at the time, and you can feel the different historical backgrounds from other temples.
・Blue Bottle Coffee Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Fragship: It looks like a warehouse, but once you get inside, the cafe is a baptized, modern and beautiful space. The cafe is designed to provide visitors with a great experience and a great cup of coffee.
・The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo: Opened in 1995 and renovated in 2019, this public art museum is dedicated to contemporary art. With an excellent collection that provides an overview of Japan's post-war art, this museum is the perfect place to get acquainted with contemporary art.
・Fukagawa Edo Museum: This is a museum that recreates a life-size replica of the streets of Edo, with grocery stores, rice shops, boat lodges, and row houses that were used as homes for people who lived in the era. You can learn about the lifestyle of the time. It's like a time warp to the Edo period!

Notes

・Please note that if some spots are temporarily closed, your tour guide will take you to the other spots.
・If you do all the recommended experiences, the total cost is 2,600 yen.
Breakdown: Kiyosumi Garden: ¥150; Museum of Contemporary Tokyo Art: ¥2,100 (¥1,400 for specific special exhibitions only), Fukagawa Edo Museum: ¥400.

Expenses Not Included

The travel expense is not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
(Entrance fees, transportation fees, activity fees, etc. - at least about JPY2,700 /person)

Meeting Point

Kiyosumishirakawa Station A3 Exit (ground level)



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