The life of the Edo period (1603-1868) ukiyo-e genius in Ryogoku.
Ukiyo-e is a colorful genre of art that dipicts the everyday lives of the people in the Edo period. Hokusai Katsushika made an enormous contribution to the culture of ukiyo-e, producing 30,000 pieces of art work over his life, such as the world famous collection of his ukiyo-e prints, ""Thirty-six Views of Mt.Fuji"". He inspired artists such as Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and many other craftsmen and even musicians.
Hokusai spent most of his life in the area of Ryogoku, and therefore many of his works are of scenes that can be viewed from this neighbourhood. Visit such locations and galleries to see his work, and enjoy picturing what Tokyo would have looked like in the Edo period!
・Visit locations where the great artist, Hokusai once stood to create drawings and prints and compare the modern scenery to those in his works.
・You will also visit Japanese gardens and temples on this tour.
・Enjoy the view of the Ryogoku Bridge as well as the view you can see from it.
・Sumida Hokusai Museum
・Viewing the Sunset over Ryōgoku Bridge from the Onmaya Embankment " (Thirty-six Views of Mt.Fuji)
・Shinpan Ukie Chushingura" - Kira Mansion Ruins
・Ryogoku Noryo Ichinohashi Benten" (Panoramic Views along the Banks of Sumida River)
・Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
・We have not included any particular lunch/dinner places in this tour, but you are welcome to stop for a break and eat whenever and wherever you like.
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 400)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.
In front of the West Exit Ticket Gate at the JR line, Ryogoku Station