InterContinental The Strings Tokyo
Toyosu Market: The Toyosu Market, a central wholesale market in Japan that supports the distribution of Japanese food, was relocated from Tsukiji on October 11, 2018, and is a market where you can observe tuna shavings, which is rare in the world. It is a popular spot for customers. The tuna auction starts at 5:30 in the early morning, so it is recommended to come early in the morning. General customers can enter the "Management Facility Building", which is directly connected to the "Fisheries Wholesale Market Building" where you can observe the tuna auction, the "Fruit and Vegetable Building" where you can observe the vegetable auction, and professional supplies and souvenirs. It is the "Fisheries Wholesale Market Building" where you can buy "Uogashi Yokocho". There are many restaurants in each building, so you can enjoy it all day long.
Harajuku and Omotesando are are known as Japan's trendiest streets and Tokyo's best people watching. Omotensando boulevard's flagship stores make it one of the world's foremost architectural showcase and shopping streets. No visit to the area is complete without stopping by a local secret, Nezu Museum, hidden at the very end of the boulevard.
To finish a Tokyo day, a dinner cruise in Tokyo Bay is tremendous fun. Funasei offers Yakatabune traditional houseboats with feasts of Sashimi and tempura. An elegant alternative is Crystal Yacht Club's MS Lady Crystal offering high end French cuisine dinner cruises.
Our closest train station, Shinagawa station is one of Japan's oldest stations established in 1872 and marks the 0km start point for Tokyo's JR Yamanote train line loop. The Yamanote line has a ridership of over 3.5 million passengers per day - more than the entire London Underground!
Tokyo metropolis is actually many different cities overlapping each other each with distinct districts that started to shape during the Edo period when Tokyo, then called Edo was a feudal samurai castle town.
Tokyo has many traditional festivals called "matsuri" with long histories as well as many other modern calendar events. If you would like to experience the true culture of Japan ask the Concierge desk for current matsuri recommendations.
In Japan most people do not speak English. Therefore we recommend that you bring a small dictionary with useful everyday phrases.
This modern day martial art and olympic sport has roots from the jujitsu of samurai on battlefields. You can watch daily practice at the Kodokan, near Tokyo Dome for free from the specators gallery.