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Top 10 incentive experiences in Tokyo

Of all the destinations we have been to, Tokyo is by far the most unique. Visiting this incredible city is like stepping into another world. 

If you are on the lookout for authentic and cultural experiences for your upcoming incentives, Tokyo is a destination that’s brimming with them. Here are our top ten recommended experiences for incentive groups. 

Japanese Culinary Encounter

Tokyo boasts the world’s highest number of Michelin-starred restaurants. But aside of that, the city has thousands of local venues that are really worth exploring. Discover local Japanese delicacies, such as yakitori, with a local guide as you head out onto the streets of Tokyo for an authentic Japanese culinary encounter. 

Tsukiji Cooking Challenge 

You’ve probably heard of the Tsukiji fish market, but did you know you can learn to cook there too? Design menus, buy ingredients from the market and prepare meals, acquiring skills to throw authentic Japanese-style parties back home!

City Tour of Tokyo 

Experience all the iconic landmarks of Tokyo with a guided city tour. Visit the Imperial Plaza, Tokyo Sky Tree, the newest landmark and the highest free-standing broadcasting tower in the world, Asakusa Kannon Temple, the oldest temple in Tokyo, and Shibuya and Harajuku district including Shibuya crossing, the so called “Times Square of Tokyo”, often featured in movies. 

Helicopter Tour over Mt. Fuji

Get bird’s eye views of Tokyo and Mt. Fuji on a panoramic helicopter flight. Listen to an informative commentary as you fly over historic cities and sights, such as Yokohama and the hot springs of Hakone. It’s a one in a lifetime experience that will be the highlight of your trip. 

Shopping at Omotesando Hills & Takeshita Street 

At Omotesando Hills, you will enjoy the unique architectural structure of the building as well as many stylish shops, boutiques, cafés and restaurants housed inside. Takeshita Street, running parallel with Omotesando, is the focal point of Harajuku culture. This street and the side streets are lined with trendy shops, fashion boutiques, used clothes stores, crepe stands and fast food outlets. 

Traditional Yakatabune Dinner Cruise

Relax aboard a luxurious yakatabune as you watch the bright lights of Tokyo from the calm waters of the Sumida River and Tokyo Bay. Experience Japanese tradition as you sit at a horigotatsu and enjoy finely prepared kaiseki-style meal, consisting of tempura, fresh sashimi and other seasonal delicacies along with Japanese sake. There is also Karaoke available on the boat, the perfect activity for some group bonding and a lot of fun!

Temple Yoga

Yoga trains the body and mind, and can also be a great team building exercise. In this yoga workshop not only will you learn unique Japanese yoga variations, but you will also do it in the spiritual atmosphere of a traditional Buddist temple. 

Kimono Dressing

Choose from different colors and patterns, learn the proper way of dressing with the help of a pro, and take a picture in your authentic kimono in front of a folding screen covered with gold leaf.

Ancient Court Music Workshop

Seated in a tranquil shrine, experience the healing effect of Japan’s ancient court music, and try your hand at playing these unique and rarely seen instruments. You will be guided by expert instructors to produce the timelessly magical, ethereal sounds of gagaku orchestra. 

Day Trip to Kyoto

For incentive groups heading to Tokyo, a visit to Kyoto is a must on any itinerary. Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto is very easy! Whizz over in your private carriage on the super speedy Shinkansen bullet train to tour Kyoto’s temples on two wheels, undertake samurai workshop, marvel at a Grand Sumo Tournament and host a traditional tea ceremony with geishas. 

Top Tip: Visit Japan in the Spring to experience the infamous Japanese cherry blossoms, as the iconic sakura’s beautiful pink flowers blanket the country in soft, colorful splendor.

This is only a glimpse at what Tokyo has to offer for incentive groups. Start planning your bespoke event today! Call us on 0114 400 0074 or email hello@youandus.events

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