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Visit companies and facilities that sustain Japan—Observation tours

Many of Tokyo’s companies and public facilities welcome guests to a tour of their plants and buildings, offering the chance to get a close-up view of the work undertaken at government establishments and by major businesses.

Newspaper production tour (The Asahi Shimbun)

Guests observe the process of publishing an evening edition paper—from reporting and editing, to printing, to circulation. The tour promises to bring you closer to the medium of the newspaper.
Newspaper production tour (The Asahi Shimbun)

Address

5-3-2 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Access

Short walk from Toei Subway Tsukijishijo Station Exit A2; 10-min. walk from Tokyo Metro Higashi-ginza Station / Tsukiji Station; 15-min. walk from JR Shimbashi Station; Toei Bus from Shimbashi-ekimae for Asahi-shimbun-mae or Tsukiji-chuo-shijo, to Hamarikyu-mae (new building) or Asahi-shimbunsha-mae (main building)

Charges

None

Time

105 minutes

Days/hours

Mondays–Fridays either 10:45–12:30 or 12:45–14:30

Reservations

By reservation only for groups of two or more

Inquiries

03-5540-7724

URL

http://www.asahi.com/english/tour_in_English.html( External link )  (English)

Beer production tour (Suntory Musashino Brewery)

Guests observe the manufacturing process of The Premium Malt’s. After the tour, fresh-brewed beer is served along with plant-original snacks.
ビール製造工場見学(サントリー武蔵野ビール工場)

Address

3-1 Yazakicho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo

Access

12-min. walk from JR Fuchuhommachi Station; from JR / Keio Line Bubaigawara Station south-side rotary, free shuttle (5-min. ride)

Charges

Charges

Time

Approx. 60 minutes (production tour and tasting)

Reservations

Tour conducted only for groups of two or more
* Beer tasting offered free of charge

Languages

Japanese

Inquiries

042-360-9591

URL

http://suntory.jp/FACTORY/( External link )   (Japanese)

Enjoy the Entire World of NHK(Broadcasting Theme Park)

The new NHK Studio Park is a hands-on theme park.Enjoy exhibits, daily events and studio viewings.Come see exclusive features based on NHK programs and characters. Learn about how programs are produced, and watch cutting-edge video presentations.
Broadcasting Theme Park

Address

2-2-1, Jinnan, Shibuya, Tokyo

Access

Shibuya Station (JR Yamanote Line/Tokyu Toyoko Line and Den-en-toshi Line/Keio Inokashira Line/ Tokyo Metro Ginza Line/Tokyo Metro HanzomonLine/Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line): 12 minute walk Harajuku Station (JR Yamanote Line): 12 minute walk Meiji-Jingumae Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line/Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line): 12 minute walk Yoyogi-Koen Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line): 12 minute walk Shuttle Bus from Shibuya Station’s Bus Stop #2 in

Charges

Individual Rates Adults (18-64 years old) 200yen
Group Rates (min. 20 visitors) 150yen
Students (Kindergarten - High School), Children under 18 & Seniors (65+) Free
*Persons with a disability and their personal attendant are admitted free of charge upon presenting their identification booklet at the ticket office.
*You may be asked to verify your age by presenting identification at the entrance.

Hours

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Admission until 5:30 p.m.)

URL

http://www.nhk.or.jp/studiopark/( External link ) (Japanese)

Guide Map(PDF)

http://www.nhk.or.jp/studiopark/guide/pamphlet/stp_pamph_en.pdf( External link )

Others

Bank of Japan

Guests are invited to a tour of the central bank of Japan including its underground vault. The main building is designated as an important cultural property.
http://www.boj.or.jp/en/about/services/kengaku.htm/( External link )(English)

 National Diet Building

Anyone interested is welcome to visit the House of Councilors and observe a plenary session. Take a step into the core of Japanese politics.
http://www.sangiin.go.jp/eng/index.htm (English)

Japan Mint

Guests are invited to observe the process of creating medals, and proof coins that employ special treatment and are worth collecting.
http://www.mint.go.jp/eng/index.html( External link ) (English)

 

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