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Bonsai village & Neighboring Optional Tour [Cherry Blossom Viewing in Omiya Park]

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8:30h $ 244 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Omiya Bonsai Art Museum & Bonsai specialty shop
  • Hikawa Shrine
  • Optional one: The Railway Museum or Kawagoe city walking

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Overview

After meeting at your hotel - by train - arriving at Omiya station at 9:30 am - a 20 minute walking - Hikawa Shrine(famous and high-class) - a 20 minute walking - Omiya Bonsai village: Bonsai Specialty shops, Bonsai Art Museum - by train - Optional one: The Railway Museum or Kawagoe(old castle town) strolling - by train - at your hotel(break up)

What to Expect

Omiya Bonsai village is a mecca of Bonsai lovers, where you feel very unique atmosphere through walking. Hikawa Shrine has long been worshipped by commoners, samurai warriors and the Imperial Family. After Bonsai village, two optional tours are prepared: One is to visit The Railway Museum, where you can make a study about development of Japan's railway. The other is to make a short trip to Kawagoe city, where you are sure to feel atmosphere of a little Edo(now Tokyo) because the old townscape is well preserved.

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Highlights

  • Omiya Bonsai Art Museum & Bonsai specialty shop
  • Hikawa Shrine
  • Optional one: The Railway Museum or Kawagoe city walking

Important

Of those destinations, Omiya Bonsai Art Museum is the focal one, which is usually closed on Thursdays. The Railway Museum is usually closed on Tuesdays. Kawagoe strolling includes the old shopping street and the feudal lord's palace called Honmaru Goten(closed on Mondays).

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up
What‘s not included
- Transportation fee(you and guide: round trip per person about 2000 to 2500 yen)
- Lunch(about 1000 yen to 2000 yen per person)
- Entrance fee per person(Bonsai Art Museum: 300 yen, Railway Museum: 1000 yen, the feudal lord's palace: 100 yen)
Depart From
Saitama , Tokyo
Meeting Point
At your hotel in the middle of Tokyo
Ending Point
At your hotel
Duration
8:30 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 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 ( 17 )
Carolina Carolina Mexico ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Very informative ”

Hiroyuki was very flexible and accommodating as we only had a few hours to spend in Tokio. Very nice experience! Wish we had more time to learn more about Japan and its culture.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Carolina Thank you for your good appraisal on my job. I am very pleased that you spent the precious time on experiencing Japanese culture and talking about many things to each other. I am waiting for you to come to Japan again and at that time I would like to accompany you as a guide. Japan is a wonderful country to travel in and it have many things to see. Hiroyuki

Ronald Ronald United States ( Family with kids )
Good
3 months ago

“ Very nice man, but English not so good ”

Hiro is extremely nice but we are very sorry we used him for our first trip to Japan. It is not fair to have a guide that cannot tell you stories about the places or anything other than the paragraph you read on triplelights I about the sight you are visiting. Hiro really should not be an English tour guide, it was not fair to us, we spent 4 days just following him around from place to place in silence because communication was so poor. We wanted information about the sites we were seeing, but was literally impossible to get an answer from him, it was like pulling teeth, but the tooth didn’t want to come out. Hiro, I hope you are reading this, because we paid triplelight a lot of money and we did not get an English speaking guide and the sad thing is, although you are respectful and... read more

Hiroyuki:

Dear Ronald Thank you for hiring me as a guide. I am seriously taking your comment on my job. Hiroyuki

Eric Eric United States ( Solo )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ A half day around Nikko ”

Hiroyuki is a very knowledgeable man. Teaching me about the history of Japan and the Edo period. I learned a lot from him. It was during Golden Week in Nikko so it was very crowded so we had to change up the itinerary to a walking distance instead of taking a bus. So the tour was a little shorter and went to less places but what can you do? Still had fun and learned a lot. Thank you for the tour.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Eric We walked a lot and despite the 5 hour tour saw and did many things. I am very pleased to hear your good comment about the tour. Japan is a wonderful country to travel in, in which there are many things to see and experience. You are very young, so I hope you will visit Japan again and again and could accompany you as a guide. I wish your happiness and prosperity. Thank you very much! Hiroyuki

RUTH RUTH Australia ( Family )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ It was a nice tour ”

We had a day with fun together with Mr Hiroyuki. Lots of walking but lots of good laugh with him. He is very knowledgeable and very kind. I will recommend Mr Hiroyuki to be a day tour guide in Tokyo. -Ondoy Family-

Hiroyuki:

Dear Ruth I am very pleased to receive your praise for my job and enjoyed having fun conversation with you on the tour. Japan is a wonderful country to travel in. I hope you will visit Japan again and again and I could accompany you as a guide. Thank you very much! Hiroyuki

Amy Amy United States ( Friends )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Hiroyuki was great! ”

Hiroyuki was great! We booked him only a 1 day prior and it was a very easy process. He met us at the hotel and built a custom itinerary. When we wanted to do things of the itinerary it was not a problem. He would take pictures for us of us which is always nice. He had a lot of great knowledge that made the tour very insightful. At the end of the day we wanted to stay in Asakusa so he departed from there rather than take us back to the hotel. We would definitely do another tour with Hiroyuki!

Hiroyuki:

Dear Amy I am very pleased to receive your praise for my job. All of you are nice, so I enjoyed conversation with you. Japan is a wonderful country to travel in. I hope you will visit Japan again and again and I could accompany you as a guide. I wish your happiness and much success. Thank you very much! Hiroyuki

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