73rd Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance The 121st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Ophthalmological Society

Tokyo City Tours

Sponsored by Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Operated by Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau

Free bus tours with an English-speaking guide will take you to the most popular sightseeing area in Tokyo.
Each tour begins and ends at the University of Tokyo on August 18 and 19, and at the Kokusai Fashion Center on August 20.


Date AM (9:00-12:30) PM (1:30-5:00)
August 18 (Fri.) - T-1 Tokyo Tower & Zojoji Temple(40)
T-2 Miraikan & Shopping at Odaiba(40)
August 19 (Sat.) T-3 River Cruise & Hama-rikyu Gardens(40) -
August 20 (Sun.) T-2 Miraikan & Shopping at Odaiba(40) T-3 River Cruise & Hama-rikyu Gardens(40)

*All tours depart from and arrive at the Congress venue (the University of Tokyo and Kokusai Fashion Center).

*Tour itinerary and availability of each tour are subject to change.

*The maximum number for each tour is 40 participants.

How to Book

Please sign up for the tours at the “Tokyo City Information Desk” located near the registration area at the Congress venue. Bookings are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tokyo City Information Desk's Opening hours

"Tokyo City Information Desk" will be set up for 4 days at the Congress venue, providing city information and accepting booking requests for complimentary city tours.

Date Opening Hours Location of the desk
August 17 (Thu.) 3:30pm - 6:00pm Registration area at the University of Tokyo (B2F)
August 18 (Fri.) 8:00am - 6:00pm
August 19 (Sat.) 8:00am - 3:00pm
August 20 (Sun.) 8:00am - 3:30pm Registration area at Kokusai Fashion Center (3F)

Tour Highlights

T-1 Tokyo Tower & Zojoji Temple

Built in 1958, Tokyo Tower remains a beloved icon of the Japanese capital symbolizing Japan's post-war rebirth. The observatory offers an interesting view of the city with "lookdown windows" on the floor to see Tokyo beneath your feet. Zojoji Temple, located right beside Tokyo Tower, was built in 1393 and was moved to its present location in 1598 by the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu who selected it as his family temple.

T-2 Miraikan & Shopping at Odaiba

See, touch and feel Japanese science and technology at Miraikan (hall of the future), the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Odaiba. The museum offers insights into advanced sciences and technologies. You can explore the mysteries of the universe and the earth, and communicate with robots here. After gratifying your scientific curiosity, enjoy shopping in Odaiba, a popular shopping district on a manmade island in Tokyo Bay.

T-3 River Cruise & Hama-rikyu Gardens

Half-hour boat cruise down the Sumida River travels under some 14 bridges spanning Tokyo's main river, showing the capital's famous landmarks along the way. The cruise will arrive at the majestic Hama-rikyu Gardens, located along the Tokyo Waterfront. Visitors can enjoy a walk in the beautifully preserved garden which the family of the ruling Tokugawa Shogun owned from 17th to mid-19th century, and used to go hunting with falcons.

Important Notice for participants:

  • Registered participant for the Tokyo City Tours gets a ticket in advance at the "Information Desk".
    Please note that the ticket is not re-issued, and becomes invalid in case of lost or ticket-stub is detached.
  • Participants of the above complimentary programs may be photographed/filmed by authorized photographer/cameraman for the purpose of record and future Tokyo promotion.
    By registering for these programs, you are considered to have agreed to that your image may be used in full/inpart and distributed for the above-mentioned purposes.