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Private Tour - Experience the 19th & 20th century Japanese Economic Growth

Private Tour - Experience the 19th & 20th century Japanese Economic Growth
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$82.96
Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
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Description

Visit buildings and see articles built and created over 100 years ago.
On this tour you will visit buildings that were built in the Edo and Meiji periods (1603-1912).
Japan's economy grew rapidly during the stable years of the Edo period. Located just beneath the Edo Shogunate castle, Nihonbashi became the gathering point for people, goods and money, leading to the establishment of shops that dealt in high class craft and confectionery. You can still purchase high quality goods here today, including hand fans, crockery, candy and other souvenirs.
Westernisation began in the Meiji period, and stone buildings, such as banks and department stores were built. These buildings stand proud today, indicating the great economic growth that Japan once experienced.

Travel to Japan to visit Nihonbashi, the historic center of Japan. View the outstanding local architecture in buildings such as the famous department store, Mistukoshi, and the Bank of Japan.

Highlights

  • Visit the great stone building of Mitsui Honkan which resembles a Roman temple.
  • The first department store in Japan, Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi, is another building that will give you a taste of Japanese history.
  • Purchase elegant souvenirs, such as kabuki-themed hand fans, varnished crockery and Japanese confectionery from long established department stores. 
  • Try the reasonably priced Japanese soup stock at COREDO Muromachi.
Attractions
  • Kidai Shoran at Mitsukoshimae Station"
  • Mitsui Honkan
  • Head Office of the Bank of Japan
  • Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi Main Store
  • IBASEN
  • Edo Kiriko Shop Hanasho
  • Edoya
  • COREDO Muromachi 1
  • Kuroeya
  • Eitaro Sohonpo

Visit buildings and see articles built and created over 100 years ago.
On this tour you will visit buildings that were built in the Edo and Meiji periods (1603-1912).
Japan's economy grew rapidly during the stable years of the Edo period. Located just beneath the Edo Shogunate castle, Nihonbashi became the gathering point for people, goods and money, leading to the establishment of shops that dealt in high class craft and confectionery. You can still purchase high quality goods here today, including hand fans, crockery, candy and other souvenirs.
Westernisation began in the Meiji period, and stone buildings, such as banks and department stores were built. These buildings stand proud today, indicating the great economic growth that Japan once experienced.