First, we visit Nijubashi in Imperial Palace to see the traditional gate, moat and stone walls. Then two governmental offices, legal and education. You will somewhat feel mood of bureaucrats in Japan, and find historical documents in their exhibition conners. Later half concerns religion. Atago Shrine of Shinto and Zojoji Temple of Buddhism. Both have various monuments to witness their past.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Kazuo.
Imperial Palace is the old Edo castle, when Japan was governed by Shogunate from 17th to middle 19C. Now it is partially open to public. We observe its appearance at Nijubashi and exit through the Sakuradamon Gate, where a famous assassination happened just before Shogunate collapsed.
Then we will see the National Diet Building right side beyond. And a beautiful building covered with red bricks is in front of us across a road. It is the Ministry of Justice. We visit its museum to observe the architecture as well as the historical documents. And also the Museum of MEXT(Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) similarly.
Atago Shrine is famous with its steep steps, where a samurai warrior once won his promotion by climbing and descending riding on horseback. Heinrich Schliemann, who unearthed Troy in Meditarrenian later, also visited here in middle 19th C.
Zojozi Temple was the family temple of the Shogun in Edo period. You will find various Buddhism monuments and Heaven worship.
Guide Fee, Hotel Pick Up in 23 Tokyo Wards
Sake Tasting at "Japan Sake and Shochu Information Center".
Extention of Guide for 1 hour and 300-500 Yen for 3 Kinds of Sake Each 30ml.
Available in Weekdays except National Holidays
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Kazuo is really a gentleman, his English is excellent ,and his historical and cultural knowledge of Japan are excellent. Our group was 4 adults and we spent a day with Kazuo seeing incredible places hat would have been very hard to find by ourselves. Kazuo did a lot of research for our trip and he was an excellent guide. I would hesitate to hire him again, and I highly recommend him! Lastly, our guide took us to a very reasonably priced Japanese restaurant that had very good food for about $10 a person. Kazuo really listens to what you say you want to do, and he is very flexible. We spent a whole day with him and will definitely book with him again!