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Explore Central Tokyo

Hotel Niwa Tokyo is located in central Tokyo in an area that has been filled with cultural properties, famous landmarks, historical temples and shrines, and numerous universities and colleges since the Edo era. It is also home to a nationally-renowned district brimming with used book stores and long-standing shops in operation for around 400 years. With a nearly endless number of sites, be sure to take a walk and see what you can find.

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Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens Tokyo Dome City Yushima Tenjin Shrine Japan Football Museum Kanda Myojin Shrine Misaki Inari Shrine Tokyo Daijingu Shrine St. Fransis Xavier Church Yushima Seido Temple Ochanomizu Sola City WATERRAS Nikolai-do Kanda Book Town Iwanami Hall Yasukuni Shrine Kanda-Ogawamachi Sports Shop Street Nippon-Budokan Kitanomaru-National Park/ Chidorigafuchi The National Museum of Modern Art,Tokyo The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace 講道館 アテネ・フランセ文化センター 神保町花月

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Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens

This 17th Century Japanese Garden is one of only nine premises throughout Japan appointed as both a “Special Place of Scenic Beauty” and a “Special Historic Site” by the Government of Japan. It was originally the private property of the Mito Tokugawa family, but is now a public park operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The design and layout of the garden is recognized for its distinct Chinese flavor thanks to the influence of Mitsukuni Mito, a famous Daimyo, who is still a popular figure in Japan.

Approx.
15 minutes on foot from the hotel

Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens
1, Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Tel. 03-3811-3015
Visit website:https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/index030.html

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Tokyo Dome City

This large entertainment complex consists of an amusement park, restaurants, shops, spa, hotel, and more. It is centered on Tokyo Dome, a giant arena with a huge air-supported roof. The 55,000-seat dome-shaped stadium is the home field for the Yomiuri Giants, one of the most popular teams in the Japanese Baseball League. It is also a site for big events and concerts year-round.

Approx.
5 minutes on foot from the hotel

Tokyo Dome City
1-3-61, Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Tel. 03-5800-9999
Visit website:http://www.tokyo-dome.co.jp/

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Yushima Tenjin Shrine

Yushima Tenjin Shrine is famous for being a "shrine of learning," since Sugawara Michizane, the god of scholarship, is enshrined here. Each year throngs of students and their families visit the shrine to pray for passing the entrance examinations.

Approx.
30 minutes on foot from the hotel
or 2 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro Yushima sta.

Yushima Tenjin Shrine
3-30-1,Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Tel. 03-3836-0753
Visit website:http://www.yushimatenjin.or.jp/

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Japan Football Museum

Japan Football Museum was opened in December 2003 to commemorate the hosting of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. It features collections and exhibits of numerous treasured items, from trophies to other prestigious awards, that are testament to the history and achievements of Japan's football greats in the more than 90 years of the JFA. A giant 150-inch screen has also been installed displaying dramatic 3D footage.

Approx.
20 minutes on foot from the hotel
or 7 minutes on foot from JR & Tokyo Metro Ochanomizu Sta.

Japan Football Museum
JFA House 3-10-15 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Tel. 03-3830-2002
Visit website:http://www.jfa.jp/football_museum/

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Kanda Myojin Shrine

Kanda Myojin Shrine was originally built in 730, although its present site dates to 1603. The shrine was very popular among the local Edo people, and even today it is venerated by 108 town associations in places such as Kanda, Nihonbashi, Akihabara, Otemachi, Marunouchi, and more.

Approx.
25 minutes on foot from the hotel
or 5 minutes on foot from JR & Tokyo Metro Ochanomizu Sta.

Kanda Myojin Shrine
2-16-2, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel. 03-3254-0753
Visit website:http://www.kandamyoujin.or.jp/

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Misaki Inari Shrine

Misaki Inari Shrine is the local community shrine of Hotel Niwa Tokyo. It is said to be the shrine where the Tokugawa shoguns and feudal lords from around Japan visited to pray for safe travels when departing from Edo (present-day Tokyo).
During the Meiji era, various Japanese politicians and explorers visited the shrine before heading overseas, with one famous adventurer bringing sand from the shrine grounds on his visit to Antarctica.
With such a rich history, Misaki Inari Shrine is still visited today by numerous travelers praying for safety on their journey.

Approx.
3 minutes on foot from the hotel

Misaki Inari Shrine
2-9-12, Misakicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

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Tokyo Daijingu Shrine

Tokyo Daijingu was built in 1880 with the approval of emperor Meiji. It was erected to serve as a local hall of worship for those in Tokyo wishing to pray at Ise Jingu Shrine but not able to make the journey.
Today the shrine is a popular power spot, particularly loved by young women looking for luck in relationships.

Approx.
20 minutes on foot from the hotel
or 5 minutes on foot from JR & Tokyo Metro Iidabashi sta.

Tokyo Daijingu Shrine
2-4-1, Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel. 03-3262-3566
Visit website:http://www.tokyodaijingu.or.jp/

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St. Francis Xavier Church(Kanda Catholic Church)

One of the oldest Catholic churches in Tokyo, St. Francis Xavier was built in 1874. The building was later registered as a tangible cultural asset by the Agency of Cultural Affairs.

Approx.
5 minutes on foot from the hotel

St. Francis Xavier Church (Kanda Catholic Church)
1-1-12, Nishikanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel. 03-3291-0861
Visit website:http://catholickandachurch.org/

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Yushima Seido Temple

Yushima Seido Temple is a Confucius temple built by the fifth shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi in 1690. Inside the compound is the world’s largest statue of Confucius.

Approx.
25 minutes on foot from the hotel
or 2 minutes on foot from JR & Tokyo Metro Ochanomizu sta.

Yushima Seido Temple
1-4-25, Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Visit website:http://www.seido.or.jp/

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Ochanomizu Sola City

Ochanomizu Sola City houses an approximately 3,000-square-meter expansive green plaza. Here, you will find a terrace with stunning views of the Holy Resurrection Cathedral and Yushima Seido Hall. There is also an open-air lower level plaza surrounded by various bustling shops.

Approx.
20 minutes on foot from the hotel
Just in front of JR & Tokyo Metro Ochanomizu Sta.

Ochanomizu Sola City
4-6 Kandasurugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Visit website:http://plaza.solacity.jp/

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WATERRAS

Waterras is a set of business and residence complexes opened in 2013. From the basement to the 3rd floor of the Waterras Annex Building, there is a shopping mall filled with restaurants, cafés, a supermarket and more, covering all your shopping and dining needs.
In Waterras Tower, there is a local community center occupying the 1st to 3rd floors, which holds an array of events throughout the year.

Approx.
20 minutes on foot from the hotel
or 2 minutes on foot from JR & Tokyo Metro Ochanomizu Sta.

WATERRAS
101, 103, 105 2-chome, Kandaawajicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Visit website:http://www.yasuda-re.co.jp/waterras/

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Holy Resurrection Cathedral (Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Tokyo)

This is the main cathedral of the Autonomous Orthodox Church of Japan. The building itself was built in the Byzantine style. It was completed in 1891 after 7 years of construction. Although the original cathedral was seriously damaged in the Great Kanto earthquake of 1923, it was rebuilt in 1929.

Approx.
15 minutes on foot from the hotel
or 2 minutes on foot from JR & Tokyo Metro Ochanomizu Sta.

Holy Resurrection Cathedral (Nicolai-do)
4-1, Kandasurugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel. 03-3295-6879
Visit website:http://nikolaido.org/en/

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Kanda Book Town

Kanda is known as the “Town of Publishers and Booksellers”. The area is especially famous for holding the world's largest concentration of antiquarian bookstores. Each store has a unique theme, with shops collecting and selling everything from second-hand volumes to antique tomes. You can even find prized editions of extremely rare books of both Japanese and Western origin. Wood block prints (Ukiyoe) and old drawings and letters of historic value are also for sale.

Approx.
8 minutes on foot from the hotel

Kanda Book Town
Visit website:http://jimbou.info/

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Iwanami Hall

This mini movie theater has been screening international works on social realism since 1968. It has been independently digging up Japanese and foreign masterpieces for years to show to the public.

Approx.
10 minutes on foot from the hotel

Iwanami Hall
Iwanami Jimbocho Building10F 2-1, Jimbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel. 03-3262-5252
Visit website:http://www.iwanami-hall.com/

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Yasukuni-jinja Shrine

The origins of Yasukuni-jinja trace back to a shrine called Shokonsha, which was founded in 1869 at the behest of the Emperor Meiji. The shrine was erected to commemorate all who died in service to Japan and was renamed as Yasukuni Shrine in 1879.

Approx.
25 minutes on foot from the hotel
or 5 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro Kudanshita Sta.

Yasukuni Shrine
3-1-1 Kudankita Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Visit website:http://www.yasukuni.or.jp/

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Kanda-Ogawamachi Sports Shop Street

There are numerous sporting goods stores located along Yasukuni Ave. For winter sports aficionados, there is a particularly wide selection of shops and products to choose from.

Approx.
20 minutes on foot from the hotel

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Nippon Budokan

Nippon Budokan was built for the Judo competition in the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. Today, the national championships of several different branches of martial arts are held here annually. It is also used as venue for large rock concerts.

Approx.
25 minutes on foot from the hotel
or 5 minutes on foot Tokyo Metro Kudanshita Sta.

Nippon Budokan
2-3, Kitanomaru-Koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Visit website:http://www.nipponbudokan.or.jp/

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Chidorigafuchi & Kitanomaru Garden

Both of these picturesque sites are located in the outer reaches of the Imperial Palace. Kitanomaru Garden is open to the public free of charge and attracts visitors from around Japan and overseas year-round thanks to its scenic beauty. The Chidorigafuchi Imperial Palace Moat is recognized as one of the best cherry blossom viewing spots in the city during early April.

Approx.
25 minutes on foot from the hotel
or 5 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro Kudanshita or Takebashi stations

Chidorigafuchi & Kitanomaru Garden
1, Kitanomaru-Koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

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National Museum of Modern Art & Art Crafts Gallery

The museum is known for its collection of 20th century artwork and includes various pieces from both western and Japanese artists. The Art Crafts Gallery was reconstructed from the headquarters of the old Imperial Guard, which was built in 1910, and is a recognized national important cultural property.

©Chiyoda City Tourism Association

Approx.
30 minutes on foot from the hotel
or 3 minutes on foot from Exit 1b of Tokyo Metro Takebashi Sta.

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
3-1, Kitanomaru-Koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

National Museum of Modern Art Crafts Gallery
3-1, Kitanomaru-Koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Visit website:http://www.momat.go.jp/

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The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Kokyo Higashi Gyoen)

The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace are on the former site of Edo Castle's innermost circles of defense, the Honmaru ("main circle") and Ninomaru ("secondary circle"). None of the main buildings remain today, but the moats, walls, entrance gates and several guardhouses still exist.

Approx.
30 minutes on foot from the hotel
or 5 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro Otemachi Sta.

The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace
1, Chiyoda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

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Kodokan Judo Institute

Founded in 1882 by Kano Jigoro, this is the head temple of over 200 Judo schools across the world.
It has six dojo training halls of different sizes with the largest spreading over some 420 tatami mats. You can observe the large hall from the grandstands on the 8th floor. A museum and a library that can be used for free are located on the 2nd floor.

Approx.
10 minutes on foot from the hotel

Kodokan Judo Institute
1-16-30 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Visit website:http://kodokanjudoinstitute.org

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Athenee Francais Culttural Center

The Athénée Français Foundation has been engaged in foreign language education for over 100 years. In 1970, they established their cultural center where they show foreign films from around the world in order to encourage cross-cultural exchange. They also invite guest lecturers from the domestic and international film industries to hold symposiums, discussions, and workshops.

Approx.
5 minutes on foot from the hotel

Athenee Francais Culttural Center
2-11-4 Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0062
Visit website:http://athenee.net/

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Jinbocho Kagetsu

As the Yoshimoto Group's one and only local theater, Jinbocho Kagetsu holds weekly performances of the latest works of the next generation of up-and-coming comedians. Here, you can enjoy plays packed with a variety of comedic and dramatic elements for your entertainment pleasure. The audience sits right next to the performers, offering guests an up-close-and-personal experience at an affordable price.

Approx.
5 minutes on foot from the hotel

Jinbocho Kagetsu
Jimbocho Theater Building 2F
1-23 Kanda-Jimbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Visit website:http://www.yoshimoto.co.jp/jimbocho/