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

(6) Reviews
8:30h $ 234 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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234.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 14 days prior

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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Hiroyuki Licensed Guide
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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 on the meeting date , there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel 1 day prior to the meeting date , there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date , there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 6 )
Rania Rania United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Excellent guide! ”

Hiroyuki was better than the best need I say more. He is funny patient and thrives to make his customer happy. And creates an itenrary that is perfect to our needs. He took us all over town. Fish market, haroujouko & Ginza. And we eat at a great Hibashi restaurant. And we didn’t feel rushed.

Hiroyuki:

Rania, thank you for your comment for me. I am very pleased to have served you as a guide. I am sorry that I could have made your trip more enjoyable. You maybe had a good memory, and also a bad experience. However, overall, Japanese people are kind and honest. In the near future, I want you to come to Japan again. At that time, I will take you to Kyoto. I wish you and your familiy happiness and prosperity. Hiroyuki

Robert Robert Japan ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Lovely Trip - a view of new and old. ”

Hiroyuki was very kind. The tour he brought us on was great and each stop had significance. We anchored the trip with the Shinjuku Gyoen and how its role changed from an aristocrats residence to an imperial garden after the Meiji restoration, along with viewing of the cherry blossoms and some great photo opportunities. We walked past the gymnasium built for the 1964 olympics and the site of the new stadium for the 2020 olympics. Even briefly stopping at the Meiji Memorial Picture gallery we learned about the life and role of the Meiji Emporer and the changes he brought about. We learned about the poetry of the Emporer and his court at the Nezu museum, we experienced the modern culture that was made possible by this history as we walked along Omote-sando and Takeshita street, and it was all tied together at our visit to Meiji Jingu, where we was prints of the images at the Meiji Memorial Picture gallery, the poetry displayed by the Meiji Emporer, the potential changes to the old-style station for the 2020 olympics. He was a very kind guide, my 5-year old daughter was very impressed by him, the trip was very well planned and we stayed right on schedule even though we had to make an emergency bathroom hunt. The food was great, and we had a lot of opportunities for great pictures and stops in tourist shops without needing impede the tour. It made a wonderful memory.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Robert I am very pleased that you, your wife and your daughter enjoyed the tour yesterday. To be honest, your wife is expecting a baby and your daughter is five year old, so I was a bit worried that a walking tour would make a burden on them. As a result, it seemed that all of you have been satisfied with all experiences on the route and made a safe trip? Its my great pleasure. If you know anyone who are interested in a walking tour in or around Tokyo, please inform me and I am sure to realize their wishes. Finally, your daughter is very cute and I remember walking hand in hand together with her. When she grows up, I wish to see her again. Thank you very much! Hiroyuki

Marshall Marshall United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Great tour of Tokyo ”

As first time visitors to Japan (parents and 2 teenagers), we hired Hiroyuki to help us simplify and streamline the logistics of getting around Tokyo. We wanted to spend time seeing things, not figuring out how to get from point A to point B. We also wanted to see some of Tokyo "behind the scenes" or "off the beaten path". We had a good sense from various books of what we wanted to see, but weren't sure of the best order in which to see them. We sent our list of Hiroyuki and he organized it into three full days of touring, including picking out great spots for meals and taking us into some back streets to see how people live on a daily basis. After our initial plan was established, he was flexible to adapt it as our pre-trip discussions with friends said "you've got to see this". He figured out where to add these new things and made recommendations about what to drop. He was very knowledgeable about all the sites, got us around the train system smoothly and was a pleasure to be with. His written and spoken English is very good...he's got an amazing vocabulary for someone for whom English is not their native language. But interestingly, he sometimes had a hard time understanding simple questions from us. But that in no way hindered our experience. You can be confident Hiroyuki will take good care of you.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Marshall I am very pleased to have joined your travel in Tokyo and helped you conduct it smoothly. First, the whole three day tour was carried mainly on foot but I was surprised that your family members were all good walkers. Second, you are very kind and considerate even towards me. Third, your daughters are very charming and I remember talking to them, though sometimes joking, while walking. I wish you and your family members happiness. Someday, I hope I will see you again in Japan. When I looked back on my guiding including various explanations about things and listening to what customers say I need to improve my English ability. The job about accompanying you is memorable. Thank you very much! Hiroyuki

Alice Alice United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Tokyo beginning ”

Hiroyuki, was an outstanding guide, he shared a lifetime of experiences, we all enjoyed being part of Tokyo, riding the trains walking through the parks and enjoying the historical sites so beautifully maintained. Hiroyuki' flexiblity and city knowledge enhanced our first time experience in Tokyo.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Alice I remember walking together with you and your family. I am very pleased that you enjoyed the whole tour in Tokyo. If you visit Japan again in the future, I recommend you have an excursion from the middle of Tokyo. I wish you and your family happiness. Thank you very much. Hiroyuki

Rene Rene Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Excellent cutomized kid friendly Pokémon Go walking tour. ”

My two boys had an excellent time roaming Odaiba searching for Pokémon. Hiroyuki prepared an excellent itinerary based on our requirements. From the the subway rides to the Tonkatsu lunch and ending up at the Pokémon Mega Center in Ikebukuro. He also explained all the interesting sites along the way. Definitely a great experience. Thanks, Hiroyuki!

Hiroyuki:

Dear Rene I am very pleased that your children enjoyed my tour, Pokemon Go walking tour. As your children grow up, what they are interested in is changing. Someday in the near future, if you tell me about it, I will try to make a new tour in a customized way according to your interests. Thank you very much! Hiroyuki

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