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Getting a taste of Saitama

by MICHIKO
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8h $ 128 Price up to 3 people

Highlights

  • Koedo Kurari: to taste local dishes and many kinds of Japanese sake, rice wine produced in Saitama.
  • Kita-in Temple and Naritasan Kawagoe Betsuin Temple: to sense a spiritual atmosphere through the temple halls, the only surviving buildings of Edo Castle and the 538 stone statues of the disciples of Buddha
  • The Omiya Bonsai Museum, Bonsai village and Hikawa Shrine: to see the Japanese sense of beauty through the time-honored Japanese culture,Bonsai and the famous shrine
  • The Old Town in Kawagoe: to find many beautiful traditional fire-resistant storehouses on the main street and small traditional sweet shops along a narrow street.

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128.34 USD

Price up to 3 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick-up within Tokyo-23-ward.
$ 8.90

Overview

How about getting a taste of Saitama located next to Tokyo on your vacation? You have a good time viewing beautiful Bonsai at the world-famous Bonsai mecca. Then you sense a solemn spiritual atmosphere at the old temple halls. And you can taste many kinds of Japanese sake made in Saitama with local dishes at a traditional Japanese building.

What to Expect

With this tour, you'll get the best of the southern part of Saitama near Tokyo:
You'll see the Japanese sense of beauty through one of time-honored Japanese cultures, Bonsai and be exposed to the spiritual atmosphere by visiting the famous Shinto shrine and Temples.
You can savor local dishes with excellent Japanese sake at a restaurant formerly used for a sake brewery.
You can taste 4 small cups of sake out of 40 kinds of sake produced in Saitama at a cost of ¥500.

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Highlights

  • Koedo Kurari: to taste local dishes and many kinds of Japanese sake, rice wine produced in Saitama.
  • Kita-in Temple and Naritasan Kawagoe Betsuin Temple: to sense a spiritual atmosphere through the temple halls, the only surviving buildings of Edo Castle and the 538 stone statues of the disciples of Buddha
  • The Omiya Bonsai Museum, Bonsai village and Hikawa Shrine: to see the Japanese sense of beauty through the time-honored Japanese culture,Bonsai and the famous shrine
  • The Old Town in Kawagoe: to find many beautiful traditional fire-resistant storehouses on the main street and small traditional sweet shops along a narrow street.

Important

This tour is not available on Thursdays. I have this tour on offer from 2018 March 20 (Tues.)

I don't accept after 5 pm bookings.

What‘s included
guide fee: ¥12000
transportation fees and entrance fees for your guide: ¥2420
What‘s not included
transportation fees and entrance fees for each guest: ¥2420
food and drink
at a tasting place: You can choose 4 glasses of Japanese sake out of 40 kinds at a cost of ¥500.
Meeting Point
At your hotel within Tokyo-23-ward area
Ending Point
At your hotel within Tokyo-23-ward area, JR Ikebukuro station or JR Tokyo station.
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM
Number of people
up to 3 people   Flexible

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.
Reviews ( 1 )
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3 months ago |   by Free

“ Excellent Tour with Michiko ”

Michiko is an excellent, caring, and attentive tour guide. We highly recommend her. My wife and I were guided by Michiko to view the cherry blossoms in Tokyo and then visited a Buddhist ceremony. We communicated our interests with Michiko and she went out of her way to make sure we would have a great tour. If you want a great tour guide, please hire Michiko!

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