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Hikawa Shrine & Omiya Bonsai Village

by Kazue
(11) Reviews
4h $ 186 Price up to 4 people


  • Hikawa Shrine
  • Bonsai Village
  • Omiya Bonsai Art Museum

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186.00 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

What to Expect

Let's visit Saitama City (approx. one hour train ride from Tokyo Station) to see the one of the most famous shrines around Tokyo and explore the world renowned Bonsai Village!

1) Hikawa Shrine
Founded about 2,400 years ago, it's "Chokusai-sha", a special shrine whose rituals are attended by an imperial envoy (there are only 16 Chokusai-sha in Japan) and one of the most important shinto shrines of the greater Tokyo area. It's also famous for the longest "sando (approach to the shrine)" in the world and the biggest torii gate in the Kanto region.

2) Bonsai Village
Bonsai nurseries moved from Tokyo after the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923, seeking for the ideal place and settled here to form this Bonsai village. Here you can visit bonsai nurseries and the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum (entrance fee / adult: JPY300-). The collection is overwhelming - please appreciate the highest quality bonsai masterpieces that you can never see anywhere else in the world!

[Please note:]
*We can walk or take a taxi between each site. If you would prefer taking a taxi, please pay the taxi fare.
*I can change the route and length of the tour flexibly. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

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Kazue Licensed Guide
(11) Reviews


  • Hikawa Shrine
  • Bonsai Village
  • Omiya Bonsai Art Museum


Bonsai Museum and bonsai nurseries are closed every Thursday and special days.

I can guide you in Nikko and Tochigi if you pay my transportation fee.

What‘s included
Guide fee, hotel pick-up in central Tokyo area (Tokyo 23 wards)
*To pick you up at the hotel outside of Tokyo's 23 wards, I will ask you extra charge. Please ask for details.
What‘s not included
Your transportation (from/to your hotel), lunch and entrance fees.
*Entrance fee for the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum -
-Adult : 300 yen
-High school/university students and persons over 65 : 150 yen
-Elementary and Junior high school students : 100 yen
*Your tranportation will be around 1,000-2,000 yen per person, though it may vary depending on where you stay (e.g. one-way ticket from Tokyo to Omiya is 550 yen as of April, 2016).
Depart From
Saitama , Tokyo
Meeting Point
At your hotel
Ending Point
At the last site or the station nearby
4 hours
Starting time
08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people

Frequently Asked Questions

What time do we meet at the hotel?

Please let me know what time is convenient for you from 8:00-11:00. The final pick-up time is 11:00 as the sites we're visiting will be closed early evening.

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 ( 11 )
mariya Mariya United States ( Family with kids )
3 months ago

“ We enjoy tokyo ”

Thank you very much for taking us around tokyo. Kazue is very helpful and tell us so much information about japan we love to have her. She’s very accommodating took us so much places in 1 day! Thank you

Eileen Eileen Singapore ( Solo )
1 year ago

“ Fantastic day in Tokyo! ”

Kazue is a very friendly, warm and nice lady! She is very accomodating to my requests. I have a tight schedule and many thanks to her that I managed to squeeze in so many activites. I enjoyed her company! Many thanks Kazue!!!


Thank you very much for the wonderful review, Eileen. I'm very glad to hear you enjoy the tour with me! I was very happy to be your guide. Happy holidays and best wishes for 2018!!

HWEE LENG HWEE Singapore ( Family with kids )
1 year ago

“ Nikko one day tour with Kazue was great! ”

Kazue showed my family of three a lot of wonderful sights in Nikko. She planned an itinerary to suit our interests and made good recommendations with regards to food and mode of transportation. I highly recommend Kazue as she is professional, informative, friendly and warm.


Thank you so much for the warm review, Hwee Leng! It was a great pleasure to guide such a wonderful family like you. Thank you for letting me know enough information before the tour, which really helped me to understand what you wanted to do. I hope you enjoyed the whole trip in Japan. Please send my best regards to your husband and daughter :)

Kelly Kelly United States ( Family with kids )
2 years ago

“ Wonderful tour guide! ”

We had a wonderful time with Kazue. She was extremely helpful prior to our trip by helping us decide what to see while in Tokyo. She was a lot of fun and extremely knowledgeable. She made our trip memorable. Thank you Kazue!


Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Kelly! It was great meeting you. I already miss all of you a lot! I hope you fully enjoyed the tour and the rest of your stay in Japan. I wish all the best to you and your family :)

Terry Terry United States ( Friends )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ When I told her I want to go to the school I attended as a child, she located it and initiated a call to them and then forward to me the web address. ”

It was a wonderful day. It began at the school I attended in K-2 grades and the the Dean of Admissions gave us an hour long tour and showed me the building where I would have had classes. It was rich. Then we visited a park near by that she thought was lovely and I probably went to as a child. On the way I spotted a pastry shop so we digressed for a treat and coffee. And walked thru the neighborhood of Hiro-o. Then we went to the Japanese Traditional Crafts Aoyama Square that I said I want to see as I love to see pottery and crafts of a country. Had a wonderful lunch along the way and then went to the gardens of the Imperial Palace and concluded with going to a big toy story for gifts for grandchildren. It was a fun, delightful day with Kazue who had a good listening hear and sugg... read more


Thank you for the review, Terry! It was great that you could visit the school you attended. Hope your grandchildren like what you got in Tokyo. Please send my best regards to your friend too :)

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