Asahi Shimbun

Ginza & Tsukiji

Get an insight into how newspapers are produced on a free tour of the Tokyo headquarters of this national newspaper. Reserve two days in advance; English-speaking guides are available.

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1. Tsukiji Market

0.23 MILES

Tokyo's main wholesale market may have moved to Toyosu, but there are many reasons to visit its old home. The tightly packed rows of vendors (which once…

2. Advertising Museum Tokyo

0.25 MILES

If you see advertising as art, this museum is a spectacle. Run by Dentsu, Japan’s largest advertising agency, this fine collection runs from woodblock…

3. Namiyoke-jinja

0.27 MILES

When Tsukiji's shrine was first built in the mid-1600s it was on the edge of the water – that's how much land reclamation has happened since. The name,…

4. Hama-rikyū Onshi-teien

0.32 MILES

This beautiful garden, one of Tokyo’s finest, is all that remains of a shogunate summer villa next to Tokyo Bay. There's a large pond with an island,…

5. Tsukiji Hongwan-ji

0.33 MILES

When this impressive branch of the mother temple in Kyoto fell victim to the Great Kantō Earthquake of 1923, it was rebuilt in a classical Indian style,…

6. Kabukiza Gallery

0.35 MILES

If you have a ticket to see a show at the Kabukiza theatre, you get a ¥100 discount on entry to this small gallery displaying stage props, scenery and…

7. Shiseido Gallery

0.37 MILES

The cosmetics company Shiseido runs its experimental art space out of the basement of its Shiseido Parlour complex of cafes and restaurants. An ever…

8. NI-Tele Really Big Clock

0.38 MILES

Studio Ghibli's animation director Miyazaki Hayao collaborated with sculptor Kunio Shachimaru on this fantastic, steampunk-style timepiece beside the…