Sightseeing Tours / Cultural Programs

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will offer the following complimentary tours and cultural programs for overseas guests of ICIAM 2023. These tours will take them to the main tourist sites in Tokyo during the Congress, and cultural programs will offer outstanding exotic experiences (the tour courses and cultural programs are subject to change).

Tokyo City Tour – Half-day Tour

Entry to Tokyo City Tour

Overseas participants who wish to participate in the Tokyo City Tour should click here.

List of Tours

Meiji Jingu Shrine & New National Stadium Japan

Meiji shrine is located near Harajuku station. You can enjoy the fresh air of nature and the beautiful palace. There are worshipers from all over the country, and the number of worshipers at Hatsumode (the first visit to a shrine or temple in the new year) is the highest in Japan. The vast site of about 700,000 square meters is planted with about 100,000 trees collected from all over the country.

TOKYO SKYTREE & Solamachi shopping

Visit one of Tokyo’s must-see destinations, the world’s tallest free-standing broadcasting tower. You can also enjoy the 300-odd shops and restaurants at the foot of the tower, collectively known as Tokyo Solamachi. This area strives to embrace new trends while preserving the atmosphere of old Tokyo.

Tokyo night tour

This tour visits popular sightseeing spots like Tokyo Tower, Rainbow bridge, Odaiba, Ginza, and TOKYO SKYTREE, with impressive night views. You can enjoy a dynamic sightseeing experience that differs greatly from the daytime scenery.

Tokyo Tower & Hama-rikyu Gardens

Opened in 1958, the 333-meter-high Tokyo Tower is still loved by people as a symbol of Tokyo. Visitors can enjoy a walk in the beautifully preserved garden that the family of the ruling Tokugawa Shogun owned from the 17th to the mid-19th century, where they used to go hunting with falcons.

Tokyo River Cruise

This boat trip through the Sumida River takes you under as many as 14 bridges and shows you the sights of Tokyo. The highlight of the boat trip is the dynamic view of the city from the perspective of the water.
Please enjoy this exhilarating boat trip and the spectacular views only Tokyo can offer.

teamLab Planets TOKYO

teamLab Planets is a museum where you walk through water and a garden and become one with flowers. There are four massive exhibition spaces and two gardens. Enter barefoot, immerse your body in the artwork spaces, and become one with the world.

[teamLab, Floating Flower Garden; Flowers and I are of the Same Root, the Garden and I are One© teamLab]

Asakusa tour

Asakusa retains the atmosphere of the old Tokyo townscape, and Nakamise-dori, in front of Sensoji Temple, has many traditional crafts and Japanese sweets shops.

Cultural Programs

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will offer the following complimentary cultural programs for delegates and accompanying persons to experience first-hand the unique culture of Japan.


Origami, literally meaning “folding paper”, is a traditional Japanese art of transforming a flat square sheet of paper into a finished sculpture. You can create almost anything with origami, from a simple airplane to flowers and animals. The most popular origami is a Japanese crane.


Furoshiki is a wrapping cloth that the Japanese have used since the Edo period (1603-1868). This piece of cloth can be transformed into any shape with a single knot. This traditional Japanese cultural item is ideal for SDGs and allows participants to learn about the ancient Japanese practice of taking good care of one’s possessions.