Earthquake simulation and visit of traditional streets
You could also learn how to avoid smokes from a fire and how to use a fire extinguisher.
Where to Go
Earthquake Simulation and the traditonal spots in Tokyo "Sugamo" and "Yanaka"
*Meeting at the hotel is available with additional fee.
Departure time: 9:00
Duration (approx): 7h
Highlights of the excursion:
-Excursion of one day with English speaking tour leader
-Visit in small group
-Simulation of an earthquake (the same intensity as that of Tohoku: magnitude 7), a small fire evacuation exercise)
-Walk and lunch at the shopping district of Sugamo, in other words "Grannies' Harajuku"
-Visit a large Japanese stroll garden in the middle of downtown Tokyo; Rikugi-en
Visit the very popular shopping district of Yanaka
The tour begins in Ikebukuro, one of Tokyo's three largest city centers with Shinjuku and Shibuya.
Ikebukuro is a city that has become popular for fashion and subcultures in recent years. But this time, we will discover the life safety center, a disaster prevention center using the latest advances in technology to simulate a magnitude 7 earthquake as same level as Tohoku and Hanshin-Awaji in 1995.
You will feel real earthquake and learn how to prepare natural disasters that will be useful in case of those disasters occurs.
Often accompanied by fire, you will also learn how to proceed in this case. (The opportunity to learn how to use a fire extinguisher in realistic conditions!).
Heading to Kishiｍojin station to take a tram which can not help attracting people.
It is one of the oldest tram lines in Tokyo, and still retains this aspect of the past.
Today it is called the "Sakura Tram" running along a beautiful cherry alley whose flowers are bloomed in the spring.
We will then visit Sugamo, a neighborhood known as "papis and grannies street” due to the popularity among elder people. It is also called "Grannies' Harajuku".
It is in this district that we find the Buddha statue "Togenuki Jizo", the divine power of healing diseases. That is the reason why Sugamo is popular among elder people. Sugamo has an atmosphere like an unchanged town since olden time, but actualy it changed to entertain elder people, that makes sense in the country hosting the oldest population in the world.
Here you could admire a lake and a small hill. This former lord, under the authority of the Shogun, has spent more than seven years of his life to achieve it. The garden survived from the Great Kanto Earthquake and the Tokyo Air Raid without major damage and remains its beauty the way it was. It becomes one of the healing spots in midtown of Tokyo.
Return details: The tour ends in Yanaka shopping district or Nippori station
*Sending service to the hotel is available with additional fee.
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*Meeting and/or sending service to the hotel by the tour leader are available with additional fees (each service:5000yen / 1group )