Your group might wish to start the day with their choice from two quintessentially Japanese, artistic traditions:
The group would have the chance to learn more about these serene yet highly skilled traditional arts before trying for themselves.
It could then be time to make some noise as the group heads to Asakusa for a Taiko (Japanese drum) lesson. This traditional instrument is synonymous with the Japanese Matsuri (festival). Part athletic activity and part religious ceremony, playing the Taiko drum is an experience never to be forgotten.
Having worked up an appetite the group might wish to enjoy a traditional Japanese lunch in one of Asakusa's many excellent restaurants.
After lunch the group could be taken on a walking tour of Asakusa, one of the most vibrant and fascinating areas of Tokyo. It is here that the visitor can feel the traditions of Japan that are still thriving, part of daily life for the residents of this colorful district. Visit the temple of Sensoji, the oldest within Tokyo, with a history dating back well over a thousand years.
The group might then wish to make its way to the Edo Tokyo Museum. Edo is the old name for Tokyo and it is in this fascinating museum that guests can enjoy an interactive and instructive experience of Edo's 400-year old history. Over 2,500 items are on display, including Ukiyo-e woodblock paintings and ancient Kimono. Visitors wander through life-size replicas of shops and homes from the Edo-period.
Return to the Hilton Tokyo with many memories of a fascinating and unique culture.
Budget Range: JPY9,000 to 13,500 per person
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