Walking Through Tokyo’s History

This the the webpage for my Summer Term (Intensive) Course “Walking Through Tokyo’s History”

Syllabus: 180235-スタディツアー , 19180184-日本の現在を知る1


Monday 22 July, 10:10 @ Room 318

Introduction, discussion about Tokyo, and preparation of presentations.

Materials (History and Statistics): Tokyo Map & Population, Chronology of Tokyo History (Japanese), Tokyo’s History, Geography and Population

Materials (Tourist Information): Tokyo Tourist Information, GoTokyo, Tokyo along the Keio Line,

Tuesday 23 July, 14:00 @ Room 101

Attend the International Symposium “Intercultural Communication and Study Abroad” (14:00-17:00) at which presentations about Tokyo will be made. Symposium Poster 23 July

Wednesday 24 July, 10:30 @ Kyodo no Mori

Fieldwork at Fuchu Kyodo no Mori. Meet at the museum entrance at 10:30. Take bus no 52 from Bubaigawara Station (2 buses per hour, takes 10 minutes). Guided tour of the museum at 11:00. Lunch at the museum (there is a small cafe, or bring a pack lunch). Self-guided tour around the museum and preserved buildings with a worksheet. Leave the museum around 14:00.

Information about Fuchu’s history is here. The official visitor site is here.

Thursday 25 July, 10:30 @ Ryogoku Station

Fieldwork at the Tokyo-Edo Museum. Meet at the exit of Ryogoku Station (Chuo Sobu line) at 10:30. Self-guided tour around the museum with a worksheet.

Lunch: Pack lunch or a cafeteria in the museum.

13:00. Chuo Sobu line to Asakusabashi. 2 hours to explore Asakusa.

15:00. Chuo Sobu line to Akihabara. Free time to explore Akihabara. Students make their own way home from Akihabara.

Friday 26 July, 10:30 @ Tokyo Station

Fieldwork around the Imperial Palace Area. Meet at the plaza on the Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station at 10:30. Walking tour: Imperial Palace, Diet Building, Chidorigafuji, Yasukuni Shrine. Finish around 15:00. Students make their own way home from Kudanshita.


Below is a word file that contains the instructions for the fieldwork assignment (50% of the grade). Download the file and complete it based on your learning during the various walking tours. When you have finished, export it as a PDF and send by email to Philip Seaton at the address below. Please ensure that the PDF file size is not too big (i.e. under 10MB).

Assignment Walking Through Tokyo History