Cultural Activities

Aoyama Gakuin University
Aoyama Gakuin University is located in one of the most popular tourist and shopping areas in Tokyo. Within walking distance of the university are an abundant number of cultural attractions.
Tokyo Skyline

The nearby Nezu Museum, for example, features national treasures from the Edo period and has a beautiful Japanese garden and a tea house.

Also near the campus is the Ota Memorial Museum, which has a fine collection of Ukiyoe, exquisite printings from the Edo period.
There will also be many options for outside trips into the countryside and other areas of Tokyo, including Tokyo Skytree.

The IMS10 will offer a choice of one of two day trips:

(1) A day trip to the world heritage site, Nikko, which is famous for the shrine of Ieyasu Tokugawa, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate, related temples, Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Falls. The site offers a marvelous combination of historical architecture and natural beauty.

Day Trip: Nikko
Tokyo Sky Tree

(2) A day trip to old and new Tokyo. This trip will include a visit to the Hamarikyu (Hama Imperial Villa) Garden, a typical Daimyo (Japanese feudal lord) garden in the Edo period with a tidal pond and two wild-duck hunting sites. 

From May of 2012, no tour of new Tokyo would be complete without experiencing the Sky Tree Tower, the tallest tower in the world. This tour also includes a boat trip on the Sumida River, the Japanese Thames, to Asakusa in downtown Tokyo. The history of Asakusa dates back to the seventh century, and a group of temples later developed in the Edo period are located in the district, which is one of the most popular sightseeing and shopping areas in Tokyo.

This trip will also include a visit to the Edo-Tokyo Museum, a ride to Asakusa for sightseeing and shopping, and views of other significant historic and contemporary sites of interest.

Day Trip: Old and New Tokyo