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  • Fuji TV Headquarters Building
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Minato-ku Daiba 2-4-8
    From this 100-meter high spherical observation tower, Hachitama, one can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the coastal area. Other limited time events are also hosted here. At the Fuji Television Gallery, on the fifth floor, one can tour and take photos of the replicated sets of aired programs and the wardrobes of various dramas. ※ The ongoing events calendar can be viewed on their website, https://www.fujitv.co.jp/gotofujitv/ . Located here is the only shop in Japan where one can purchase original Sazae-san program character goods.
  • Haneda Chronogate Visitor Tour
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Ota-ku Hanedaasahicho 11-1
    This is a logistics facility operated by the Yamato Group, which is known as Kuroneko Yamato no Takkyubin (literally, “Black Cat Home Delivery Service”). Located in a place that is easily reachable from Haneda Airport, the expressway, Tokyo Bay, and the Tokyo Freight Terminal, this facility supports Yamato’s speedy deliveries. The general observation course requires about 90 minutes and participation is free of charge. In addition to panels and videos describing Yamato’s history and logistics arrangement, visitors can also watch the flow of packages and Central Control Room through the glass walls. Reservations must be made on the Internet. The closest station is Anamori-inari Station.
  • Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Tama Plant
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    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Higashikurumeshi Nobidome 1-2-9
    A Coca-Cola plant which offers tours to the general public. Visitors can learn about the history of the Coca-Cola company and observe the plant line in operation. The sampling corner, where tour attendees can try Coca-Cola fresh off the line, is particularly popular. After the tour, attendees receive a piece of original merchandise with the logo. An advance reservation via the official website or made over the phone is required to attend a plant tour.

    ソフトドリンク系の飲料メーカーは初めての訪問、かなり期待して楽しみにしていましたが、、、わざわさはるばる多摩まで来たのに、しょぼい景品一品とコーラ一本でした。時間前に到着した場合は待合所は大抵どこの企業もあるのですが、ここは暑いなか外で待たされます。また景品のお土産なんかなしにしてコーラ飲み放題とかせめて二本くらい飲ませてくれてもいいのにといった感じです。見学もDVDで見る程度で本格的な工場はあま...

  • Suntory Musashino Beer Brewery
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    4.5
    170 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Fuchushi Yazakichou 3-1
    This is ’SUNTORY’s first beer plant which opened in 1963, located in Yazaki-cho, Fuchu City, Tokyo. The name was changed to “SUNTORY ‘Natural Water Beer Plant’ Tokyo/Musashino Brewery” from March 14, 2017. It is this plant that produced many prestigious beers including The Premium Malts. The plant offers tours free of charge where you can learn from a guide the flow of beer manufacture from the raw materials, preparation process, to maturation and storage. Reservations are required for the tour which includes tasting.

    ツアーに参加して、ビールの製造工程を見学した。 予約をしていなくても空きがあったので参加することができた。 所要時間は70分だった。 ダイヤモンド麦芽を試食して美味しかった。 工場はパンのようなにおいがしていた。 缶詰・箱詰めの工程が面白かった。 最後の20分間は試飲の時間だった。 3種類のビールを堪能した。 Participated in the tour and observed the...

  • Mayo Terrace
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Choufushi Sengawachou 2-5-7 Senkawa Kyuport
    A museum dedicated to Kewpie, a company which started making and selling Japan's first mayonnaise in 1925. Visitors can get hands-on and have fun while learning about the mayonnaise and its history as well as the secrets behind the deliciousness of Kewpie mayonnaise. Entry is by reservation only; as a general rule, reservations are accepted from two months in advance.

    If you love QP Mayonnaise, you might want to pay a visit to this place. It is located 10 min walk from Sengawa station. You have to book a tour in advance, which may be a challenge for those who...

  • ANA Maintenance Facility Tour
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    143 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Ota-ku Hanedakukou 3-5-4
    Tour a hangar in Haneda where ANA services its airplanes. During this detailed tour, you will learn about airplanes and airplane maintenance and watch fascinating videos on how ANA services its jets. The tour is free and can accommodate anything from one to 80 people, making it very popular. Reservations are accepted from 9:30 a.m. six months in advance of desired tour dates.

    The title is the same as my review of the JAL Sky Museum Tour which I was able to do the same day. As I wrote in that review, both tours are kind of the same, but the JAL Sky Museum (exhibits area...

  • Sakamori Shippo Kogeiten
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Motoasakusa 1-2-1
    An accessory shop and traditional shippo-yaki cloisonne ware artisan studio. The shop's showcases contain around 100 cloisonne ware bracelets, pendants, tie pins, and other items at any given time. One time cloisonne ware classes are conducted in the studio area, and reservations are accepted starting from groups of four. Classes take between 30 minutes and two hours. Sakamori Shippo Kogeiten also holds more serious classes four times a month for those with a deeper interest in the craft.
  • Asakusa Glass Beads Studio
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Nishiasakusa 3-6-13 Onishi Building 1F
    This workshop specializes in glass beads in a Japanese tradition going back to the Nara period. They make everything from plain glass beads to ornate flower/animal shapes. The products of their most skilled artisans, in particular, become ornate, intricate sculptures like firebirds or goldfish. They also offer a bead-making class where you can try making your own, as well as chances to make your own earrings or necklaces. The classes are reservation only (by noon the day before).
  • Sokichi
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Kaminarimon 2-1-14
    Glass makers in Asakusa. Offering a wide variety of original collections and high-quality glass items perfect for bars and restaurants. Collaborations with cut glass painters and artists and provides a trade in service for antique, designer and rate glass items. The workshop on the traditional craft of Edo Kiriko cut glass is highly recommended for tourists and foreigners. All classes are thoroughly taught so even a beginner can create a beautiful piece of cut glass in just one and a half hours.
  • Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Tama Plant
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Higashikurumeshi Nobidome 1-2-9
    A Coca-Cola plant which offers tours to the general public. Visitors can learn about the history of the Coca-Cola company and observe the plant line in operation. The sampling corner, where tour attendees can try cola fresh off the line, is particularly popular. After the tour, attendees receive a piece of original merchandise with the Coca-Cola logo. An advance reservation over the phone is required to attend a plant tour. You need to check the vacancy via the official website before making a reservation.
  • OZAWA SHUZO
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Ome-shi Sawai 2-770
    A sake brewery in Tokyo's retreat of Okutama that has been making rice wine the same way since its establishment in 1702. The fine sake is made with Okutama spring water and has a refined flavor and crisp aftertaste. They conduct free brewery tours that present the sake making process as well as stories about the facility. At the end of the tour you can try Sawanoi's Kikizake, super popular with sake aficionados.
  • JAL Factory Tour Sky Museum
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Ota-ku Haneda Airport 3-5-1 JAL Maintenance Center 1
    This is the factory tour facility for JAL, Japan's leading airline company. You can see airplane hangars that normally cannot be toured. It is very popular not only with children but also with adults because you can see aircraft under maintenance up close. You can take pictures with aircraft in the background and see aircraft actually taking off and landing on the runway. The tour lasts approximately 100 minutes. Besides a 40-minute tour of the hangar, there are also aviation classes by experienced mechanics and flight crew. Reservation can be made up to six months in advance, and it should be kept in mind that reservations fill up quickly not only on weekends but also weekdays.
  • The Asahi Shimbun Company Tokyo Head Office
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Chuo-ku Tsukiji 5-3-2
    The Tokyo head office of Asahi Shimbun-a national newspaper-is just in front of Tsukijishijo Station. It's been publishing news from Japan and around the world since its founding in 1879. Here you can visit the heart of the newspaper company, including its editorial office and printing divisions. For ages nine and up, a visit offers the chance to see the newspaper publication process up close. Reservations are required and can be made by phone starting three months in advance. Reservations for school groups will start six months prior.
  • Kihachijo Meyu Kobo
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Hachijomachi Nakanogo 2542
    "This manufacturing workshop has a history of several hundreds of years that weaves silk goods and ""kihachijo;"" a yellow silk with a dark checkered or striped pattern only produced on Hachijojima Island. It is the only place on the island that does dying and weaving. The ""kihachijo"" made at this workshop uses a sister breed of the original silkworm variety known as ""shin-koishimaru,"" so the texture is close to that of the kihachijo made a long time ago. At this workshop where you can sense its extensive history, they carry out the manufacture and sales of small items such as business card cases and tissue cases. They also do workshop tours and classes where you can experience working in the workshop."
  • Sugimotomokkoukoubou
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Nerima-ku Sakuradai 3-36-15
  • Tedukurisekken Class ClassA akihabara
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Kandasudachou 2-6
  • T-ROOMS Nishi Ogi Ceramics School
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Suginami-ku Nishiogikita 2-12-1
  • Takata
    Shopping
    Tokyo Oshimamachi Motomachi 1-9-4
  • Genrogama
    Travel / Tourism
    Come in Motomachi Tokyo Metropolitan Oshima 417-9
  • Kozushima Brewery
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Kozushimamura 142

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