Take a tour behind the scenes of Japanese industry

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See how familiar products are made, and visit a TV station and newspaper publisher. Observation tours are a favorite of adults, too.

Newspaper production tour (Asahi Shimbun)

Asahi Shimbun offers a mini tour of newspaper production sites. Take a close-up look at the entire process of making an evening edition, from news writing and compilation to printing and distribution.

Address

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

Access

Short walk from Toei Subway Tsukijishijo Station; approx. 10 min. walk from Tokyo Metro Higashi-ginza Station / Tsukiji Station

Charges

None

Time

105 minutes

reservations

By reservation only for groups of two or more; fourth graders (age 9) and older; by reservation only

Languages

Japaneses,English

Inquiries

03-5540-7724

URL

Newspaper production tour (The Asahi Shimbun)

Cosmetics factory and museum tour (Kao Tokyo Factory)

Kao invites guests to its factory and museum to learn about the global history of hygiene and about Kao products, and check the condition of their skin and hair.

Address

2-1-3 Bunka, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

Access

15-min. walk from JR Kameido Station

Charges

None

Time

Approx. 90 minutes

reservations

Reservations by phone required 03-5630-9004 (weekdays 9:00–17:00); capacity: 5–40 per session (third graders [age 8] and older)

Languages

Japanese

URL

Cosmetics factory and museum tour (Kao Tokyo Factory) (JPN)

Behind the scenes of a TV station (NHK Studio Park)

NHK Studio Park invites guests to experience doing a voice-over for popular works of anime (i.e., reading a script corresponding to a scene), and being a newscaster in the broadcasting studio.

Address

2-2-1, Jinnan, Shibuya, Tokyo NHK Studio Park

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 (18-65 years old) 200yen、Students (Kindergarten - High School), Children under 18 & Seniors (66+) Free

Time

Approx. 60 minutes

reservations

Reservations for hands-on activities are accepted daily on a first come, first served basis
*Pamphlets in English, Chinese, and Korean are available at the facility

Languages

Japanese

Inquiries

03-3485-8034 (reception 10:00-18:00)

URL

Enjoy the Entire World of NHK(Broadcasting Theme Park)

Museum of Yebisu Beer

The Museum of Yebisu Beer introduces the history of the 100% malt beer Yebisu, along with tips to enjoying it, and offers tastings and original merchandise.

Address

Yebisu Garden Place, 4-20-1 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Access

5-min. walk via the moving walkway Ebisu Skywalk from Tokyo Metro / JR Ebisu Station

Charges

None (charges for Yebisu Tour and drinks at the tasting salon)

Time

Yebisu Tour: Approx. 40 min.

reservations

No reservations required; to request a tour, apply at the tour counter

Languages

Japanese *Pamphlets available in English, Korean, and Chinese

Inquiries

03-5423-7255

URL

Museum of Yebisu Beer (JPN) (External link)

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