4h $ 178 up to 4 people
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Hikawa Shrine & Omiya Bonsai Village

by Kazue
(9) Reviews
4h $ 178 up to 4 people

Highlights

  • Hikawa Shrine
  • Bonsai Village
  • Omiya Bonsai Art Museum

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178.00 USD

total price for up to 4 people
FREE cancellation 14 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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Highlights

  • Hikawa Shrine
  • Bonsai Village
  • Omiya Bonsai Art Museum

Important

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

City Saitama

Depart From Saitama , Tokyo

Meeting Point At your hotel

Ending Point At the last site or the station nearby

Duration 4 hours

Starting time 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people 1 to 4
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) .

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.

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.

Organized by Kazue


National Certified Guide

(9) Reviews

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Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hi, I'm Kazue (car-zoo-A). Thanks so much for viewing my profile!

I'm a native eastern Japanese, born in Kawaguchi City, Saitama (just north to Tokyo) and spent most of my student and working time in central Tokyo. So I'm able to show you attractions in and around Tokyo, especially the places loved by locals.

Tokyo is diverse - there are not only skyscrapers but also tranquil shrines and temples, real local "shitamachi" areas, and even mountains, vegetables fields... and I would like to help you enjoy these various aspects of Tokyo in your own style!

Personally I love Japanese food (especially miso soup and dessert "wagashi" like mochi), playing shamisen (a traditional Japanese musical instrument with three strings) and growing plants, which means I'm especially suitable for those who love mochi / kabuki / bonsai ;)

I'm looking forward to meeting you in Japan :)

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I can create a customised tour expecially for you! Please feel free to send me a message and tell me what you would like to do in Japan. read more


Reviews ( 9 )

2 months ago |   by HWEE

“ 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.

4 months ago |   by Kelly

“ 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!

5 months ago |   by Terry

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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 suggestions for what interests me.

6 months ago |   by Panos

“ Our customised tour in Tokyo with Kazue! ”

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6 months ago |   by Terrell

“ Day trip to Kamakura ”

Kazue was so gracious and kind. We took a day trip together from Shinjuku to Kamakura. Communication prior was great. We connected on a messaging app which made discussing the trip and our meeting place much easier. She kindly met me at the train station closest to me, and she guided me through the temples and shrines of Kamakura. We shared great conversation together. She was very attentive to my needs on the tour, and she wanted to make sure that I was seeing all the historical landmarks I wanted to see in the area. She took me to a great local restaurant for lunch, and we tried different local foods over the course of the tour. Kazue was so great, and you could not go wrong with her as your guide. Thanks Kazue for helping make my trip to Japan so great!

7 months ago |   by Jasmine

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7 months ago |   by Richard

“ Flexible and knowledgeable ”

A last minute change of plans was no problem for Kazue, she was more than willing to help change the itinerary at the last minute. Was also able to help with a very specific lunch recommendation (Ramen, thank you!) and had reserved a spot at the Monster Cafe which meant avoiding long queues! Knew good info about the tourist spots on the agenda and English was perfect. Recommended!

8 months ago |   by Laura

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1 year ago |   by Lie

Kazue is a very nice & thoughful person , caring & very well organized . She make my trip the best trip ever & it's my most memorable trip.

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