Area Guide

Tokyo Dome

Tokyo Dome is the home ballpark for the baseball team; Yomiuri Giants, one of the strongest and most historic teams (much like the New York Yankees in the U.S.A) in the Central League of Japan.
Other than baseball, famous musicians give concerts here and it is well known in Japan to be the dream venue for musicians to have a solo concert at Tokyo Dome.


Kokugikan is a special place where the Sumo tournaments are taken place. Sumo is a traditional sport of Japan and is still loved by many people.


One of the busiest areas in Tokyo and Japan, Shinjuku is full of business companies and fashionable shops. The huge station gives access to many places and there are various shops and restaurants to spend time waiting for the train.


Akihabara also known as "Electric city" is full of shops selling electrical products.
Big electrical product stores such as Yodobashi Camera and Bic Camera are in huge competition, so expect many sales and special offers.
The area is also known as a video game haven displaying games through the ages.
Akihabara also is home of the famous "Meido Kissa" (Maid Teahouses), where female shop assistants dressed as maids serve customers.

Tokyo's Saint Maria Cathedral

Tokyo's Saint Maria Cathedral is a formal cathedral in Tokyo.
Saint Maria Cathedral is host to wedding ceremonies which are famous for the people living in Tokyo.

Koishikawa Botanic Garden

Koishikawa Botanic Garden is located in the mid town of Tokyo.
It is the oldest garden in Japan and historic plants are planted here. Students at the University of Tokyo maintain the garden.

Denzuin Temple

Denzuin is a Buddhist temple built in 1415. It puts emphasis on spreading Buddhism throughout Japan and many people in the neighborhood participate in activities hosted by the temple.

Koishikawa Korakuen garden

The garden was built in 1629 by the order of Mitsukuni Mito.
Mitsukuni is a famous daimyo in Japan and he was greatly influenced by China.
Koishikawa Korakuen garden was built in a Chinese style due to this.

Yasukuni Shrine

Since the construction in 1869, Yasukuni Shrine has been a place to mourn for the dead.
It was built to mourn Japanese citizens who sacrificed their life for their country and pass down their achievements to the future generation.

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo has three sections of museums; Art, Craft & Design and Film.
Each section is home to different exhibitions which take place regularly.
There is a screening which is shown in the Film section.

Hijiri Bridge with Kanda-gawa

The huge arch in the bridge is the most impressive part of this bridge.
It is best viewed from a distance to enjoy the bridge in all its glory.
The bridge can also be seen from inside the train on the Marunouchi Line (subway).

Nezu Shrine

An old shrine built over 1900 years ago. Azalea Festival which is held in April is popular attraction.

Tokyo University and Sanshiro Pond

Sanshiro Pond is located inside the campus of the University of Tokyo.
It was constructed in 1638 and its official name is Yutokuen Kokoroji Ike.
Now people call this pond Sanshiro Pond after Natsume Soseki, a famous writer in Japan which used this name for the pond in his novel.

Bunkyo Furusato History Museum

Bunkyo is famous for the naming of the Yayoi ware.
This museum was opened in 1991 to show the history of Bunkyo and unique industry and culture to the people.

Yushima Tenjin

A Shinto shrine built in 458 A.D. Its official name is Yushima Tenmangu.; Sugawara Michizane the god of learning is worshipped there. Many students who have an examination imminent go to the shrine and wish for a good results.

Tokyo Green Hotel

Tokyo Green Hotel Korakuen

1-1-3, Koraku, Bunkyo-ku,
Tokyo, 112-0004, Japan

TEL: 03-3816-4161
(International: +81-3-3816-4161)
FAX: 03-3818-2406
(International: +81-3-3818-2406)

Check-In: 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.