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Visiting Togakushi Shrine, Ninja Museum and Zenkoji Temple in Nagano

by Takeshi
(10) Reviews
9h $ 318 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Togakushi Shrine (Okusha, Chusha)
  • Ninja museum and Ninja House
  • Zenkoji Temple

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Overview

Meet at Nagano station. Travel by bus for an hour to the entrance of Togakushi Okusha Shrine and walk about 40 minutes to the Okusha. After visiting Okusha Shrine we will visit the Togakushi Ninja Museum where we can see ninja tools on display. At Chusha Shrine we will have lunch at a soba noodle restaurant. From Togakushi, we will move to Zenkoji temple by bus (or taxi).

What to Expect

The land of Togakushi is related to Ama no iwato (Cave of heaven) in "Kojiki (Records of Ancient Matters)" in Japanese mythology. Along the way to Okusha shrine, we will walk through a beautiful path surrounded by 400-year-old cedar trees. The path will exude an almost spiritual feeling of the majesty and power of nature.
It is believed that Togakushi is home to the Togakure School of Ninpo, a group of ninjas with a history of over 800 years. You will see ninja tools on display at the Ninja museum. Togakushi is also well known for soba noodles (buckwheat noodle) and we will sample them during the tour.
At Zenkoji Temple, we will buy a ticket for the kaidan meguri and take the stairs down into the pitch-black crypt passage under the main hall of the temple. If you touch the key below, you will be guaranteed to connect with the pure land.

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Highlights

  • Togakushi Shrine (Okusha, Chusha)
  • Ninja museum and Ninja House
  • Zenkoji Temple

Important

Tour available months:April 23 to November 2

1) The tour will not be conducted during the winter (Mid-Nov. to Mid-April) and instances of extreme weather such as typhoons and snowstorms.
2) Casual clothes and warm clothes (in Spring and Autumn) are recommended for the walk.
3) Please advise us if you have any religious or health restrictions, allergies, or have other specific requests.

What‘s included
Guide fee
What‘s not included
Travel expenses to/from the place where the guide meets you and his residence.
Admission fees to temples/shrines/museums/etc. (you and guide) (apx.1600JPY/person)
Transportation charges during the services. (you and guide) (apx.3000JPY/person)
Lunch
Other actual tour-related expenses (if any).
Meeting Point
Nagano Station
Ending Point
Nagano Station
Duration
9 hours
Starting time
08:00 AM
Number of people
up to 6 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 10 )
Alexandra Alexandra United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Fun day in Hakone ”

Takeshi-san was incredibly nice, attentive, and knowledgeble. We had a wonderful day filled with the natural beaty of Hakone. Takeshi-san is very knowledgeble of Japan’s history and traditions. Highly recommend.

Takeshi:

Thank you for your review, Alexandra-san. I was very glad we could see a beautiful view of Mount Fuji! Have a nice stay in Japan.

Kevin Kevin United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent trip to Nagano with Takeshi ”

It was an excellent trip with Takeshi to Jigokudani Monkey Park, Zenkoji temple and nakamise, oyaki tasting, soba lunch, sake tasting, and dinner. Takeshi was very attentive to our needs especially since we come with two kids. He also brought us to a special restaurant for dinner according to our specific request. Overall trip to Nagao is very memorable and this is made possible by Takeshi’s guidance. Takeshi - I hope we have a chance to meet again in the future! Kevin

Takeshi:

Thank you for your review. It was a very nice day with you. I also would like to guide you to other good places in the future. Hope to see you again. Takeshi

Sergio Sergio United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Nagano Tailored Tour ”

Takeshi was an excellent tour guide and gave great suggestions for my family. We took his suggestion to try open-fires oyaki and sake tasting. He was kind and flexible and provided great insight to Japan’s history and culture. We would not been able to cover so many places, and have an awesome day without his help.

Takeshi:

Thank you for your good review. I am glad I could show you the snowy path to the park. Takeshi

Laura Laura Japan ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Excellent guide and service ”

Takeshi received us right at the train and very friendly/easy-to-understand in guiding. They were super responsive before and during our trip. Very responsible and good service. Highly recommend!

Takeshi:

Afra-san, I was glad that I could show you beautifl Nagano. Takeshi

Gery Gery United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Excellent guide ”

Takeshi-san is an excellent guide. His English is very good as he lived and worked in the USA for many years. He is clearly highly educated, and knowledgeable. He is well organized, considerate, and friendly. We would absolutely use his services again if needed.

Takeshi:

Thank you for your nice review. I was happy to guide you and your family. I would like to see you again in the future. Please enjoy the rest of the trip in Japan.

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