Business Travel to Tokyo: Around the Corner from Akasaka



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From traditional sites near the train station to only-in-Japan experiences on a lunch break to world-class dining options, Tokyo caters to those on a deadline. Akasaka is perhaps the busiest of Tokyo's many business centers. Since chances are good the business traveler will end up spending a lot of time here, and since it's centrally located, it's a logical base of operations for a business-oriented tour of Tokyo.

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Senso-Ji Temple

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Location:

2-3-1 Asakusa
Taito-ku
111-0032 Tokyo, Japan

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tel: +81 (0)3 3842 0181
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Day 1 - Tokyo


For the first day, forget about the power lunch and partake of Tokyo's best sushi at Daiwa. You'll get a breakfast that's guaranteed to carry you through the day. Since you'll have to show up early to eat breakfast before the first meeting of the day, you'll be just in time to take in the auctions at adjacent Tsukiji - the world's largest fish market. If your lunch break is a short one, you'll still have time to hit Tokyo Tower, right in the middle of town, and head to the observation deck for a view of the entire city, and Mt. Fuji if you're lucky. From there, it's only a short train ride to Ginza - if you have the time - for world-class shopping and some of the city's best sushi at reasonable prices. Once the meetings come to a close and the ties come loose, head to La Tour D'Argent for gourmet French that will impress your clients or coworkers every time. Tokyo has earned the most Michelin stars of any city, and this is a fine way to put its reputation to the test. Finish of with excellent cocktails and a soothing atmosphere at Atrium - you'll need the rest for day 2.


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Tsukiji Central Fish Market

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Location:

Oedo Tsukijishijo or Hibiya Tsukiji station
Chuo-ku
Tokyo, Japan

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Daiwa Sushi

Location:

Tsukiji Market Building No.6
No.6 Chuo Shijo Building
Tokyo, Japan

Contact:

tel: +81 3 3479 5820


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Tokyo Tower

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Location:

4-2 Shiba Koen
Minato-ku
105-0011 Tokyo, Japan

Contact:

tel: +81 (0)3 3433 5111
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Ginza (The)

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Location:

Ginza-4-chome
Chuo-ku
104-0061 Tokyo, Japan

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tel: +82 (0)3 3201 3331 (Japan National Tourist Office)


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Atrium

Location:

1-12-33 Akasaka
Minato-ku
107-0052 Tokyo, Japan

Contact:

tel: +81 (0)3 3505 1111
fax: +81 3 3505 1155
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La Tour D'Argent

Location:

Hotel New Otani
4-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku
102-8578 Tokyo, Japan

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tel: +81 (0)3 3239 3111
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Day 2 - Tokyo


Traditional and lovely Shinjuku Gyoen, probably the city's finest garden, opens early and makes a wonderful venue for your morning bento and contemplation of the busy day ahead. Hit the Ota Memorial Museum of Art for your requisite cultural intake - it's host to some of the finest examples of woodblock prints to be seen, and it's not too big to be taken in on a lunch break. For a fun lunchtime experience that will win you friends - but not any points for health-conscienceness - grab a table at Barbacoa and dig in to Brazilian churrasco: all-you-can-eat prime cuts of meat from skewers. (There's an excellent salad bar for the less carnivorous in your party.) If your afternoon is free, the Miraikan is an exhilarating showcase for the most innovative technologies Japan has to offer, apart from just being a quick skip away from Shimbashi station on the monorail. If you're up for a once-in-a-lifetime dining eperience, why not take some friends to dinner served by ninjas? Go to Ninja Akasaka for dinner served by ninjas, a great show, and gourmet food to boot. Finish off your night with some rock from one of Japan's innovative indie bands at Akasaka Blitz.


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Shinjuku Gyoen

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Location:

11 Naitocho
Shinjuku-ku
160-0022 Tokyo, Japan

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tel: +81 (0)3 3350 0151
fax: +81 3 3350 1372
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Ota Memorial Museum of Art

Location:

1-10-10 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku
150-0001 Tokyo, Japan

Contact:

tel: +81 (0)3 3403 0880
fax: +81 3 3470 5994
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Barbacoa

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Location:

Evergreen Building B-1
4-3-24 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku
150-0001 Tokyo, Japan

Contact:

tel: +81 (03) 3796 0571
fax: +81 3 3796 1504
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Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

Location:

2-41, Aomi
Koto-Ku
135-0064 Tokyo, Japan

Contact:

tel: 81-3-3570-9151
fax: 81-3-3570-9150
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Ninja Akasaka

Location:

2-14-3 Akasaka
Tokyu Plaza 1f
100-0014 Tokyo, Japan

Contact:

tel: +81 03 5157 3936
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Akasaka Blitz

Location:

TBS Square
5-3-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku
107-0052 Tokyo, Japan

Contact:

tel: +81 (0)3 5571 3088


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