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City Tram Tour Featuring Lucky Cat Temple

by Yumi
(3) Reviews
4:30h $ 113 Price up to 5 people


  • Go-tokuji - a Buddhist temple known as Lucky Cat Temple
  • Daikan Yashiki - a residence of a commissioned administrator in samurai period
  • Shoin Jinja - a shinto shrine dedicated to a great samurai intellectual
  • Shoin Jinja Shopping mall

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112.80 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pickup (available if your hotel is in 23 wards of Tokyo).
$ 14.10
Extra hour.
$ 18.80
Extra person.
$ 18.80


Take a tiny tram of Setagayasen and visit fascinating places such as Gotokuji, known as Lucky Cat Temple, with countless beckoning cats, a local administrator's residence from samurai period, etc. Stroll around a shopping mall where old shops and modern cafes stand side by side. This tour shows you both traditional temples/shrines and how Japanese shop and dine in their local community.

What to Expect

This tour visits various spots along the Setagaya Line, trams that run at 18km per hour through a residential area just west of Shibuya. With a one-day ticket of just 330 yen, you can get on and off the tram at any station as much as you like.
Gotokuji - a buddhist temple known as Lucky Cat Temple; the highlight of this tour. Countless ceramic cats will welcome you.
Daikan Yashiki - a mansion of a powerful farmer family commissioned to govern the area by a feudal lord. Here you can have a chance to glimpse a traditional Japanese house.
Shoin Jinja - a shinto shrine dedicated to a great samurai intellectual at the end of samurai period who educated youngsters, many of whom later became important figures of a government of modern Japan.
Shoin Jinja shopping mall - stroll around a shopping mall which is a mixture of old and new. Buy a yummy croquet from a meat shop, try sweet fermented rice drink at an amazingly small shop or chat with a very friendly shopkeeper of a candy/snack shop - it's fun to explore this place!
Karasuyamagawa Ryokudo - take a leisurely walk along a walking trail that runs among houses. Can you imagine it was once a small river?

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  • Go-tokuji - a Buddhist temple known as Lucky Cat Temple
  • Daikan Yashiki - a residence of a commissioned administrator in samurai period
  • Shoin Jinja - a shinto shrine dedicated to a great samurai intellectual
  • Shoin Jinja Shopping mall


Reservations must be made at least three days in advance.

This tour is NOT AVAILABLE on Mondays.
This is basically a walking tour. Wear comfortable shoes.
Most small shops/restaurants don't take credit card. Bring cash.

What‘s included
Guide fee
What‘s not included
Hotel pickup, transportation fee (for you and guide) and lunch. Transportation fee: about 1,200yen. Lunch: about 1,500 yen.
Meeting Point
Shinjuku or Shibuya station (specific location: TBA)
Ending Point
Sangenjaya station
4:30 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 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 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 ( 3 )
Stacy Stacy Canada ( Family with kids )
2 months ago

“ Excellent Tokyo highlights tour ”

Yumi is a wonderful and knowledgeable guide! It was my family’s first time to Tokyo. Without Yumi’s help , navigating Tokyo with children would have been difficult . She catered the tour to the varying ages in our group (from 7-81 yrs) with ease and was still able to cover quite a lot of sites ! Thank you Yumi and hope to meet with you again soon! P.S Thanks for making me try the horse sashimi!! Loved it!


Stacy, thank you so much for your wonderful comment and rating! You were such a sweet family I had a really good time with you. Having the horse sashimi was quite an experience, wasn’t it? Please say hello to everybody, and see you again in the near future! Yumi

Bonnie Bonnie United States ( Friends )
3 months ago

“ What a wonderful day with Yumi! ”

I so appreciated her always responding promptly to all my emails finalizing our itinerary. It was wonderful being able to choose what sites we wanted to see on our free day. Having Yumi expertly maneuvering all the trains was so amazing. We would have never been able to accomplish what we did without her help. She was friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. She was always concerned about our comfort. We felt so comfortable with her. Thank you so very much Yumi. We will always cherish our day with you.🌺


Thank you so much for your warm-hearted comment. I too had a very good time with you. You were such wonderful guests I am missing you two. Hope to see you again some day!

Lindsey Lindsey United States ( Family )
4 months ago

“ Best time with Yumi ”

We had a party of 11 people of Hawaii. For many of us it was the first time to Tokyo and we had a whole two days planned. Yumi was the best from the very beginning. From organizing the itinerary to our liking to be being early and staying late with us for dinner. Yumi was so patient as our group loves pictures, shopping, and eating. She kept us on schedule, communicating with transport, and organizing reservations, while still ensuring that we hit all the highlights on the itinerary. Booking Yumi was the best thing we did. She made the trip to Tokyo so enjoyable! I would recommend Yumi to all my friends, family, and everyone looking to have a great time in Tokyo! Thank you Yumi you made our trip unforgettable!


Hi, Lindsey, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I couldn't ask for anything better!! You were such lovely people and I truly enjoyed working for you. I miss you all. Please send my best regards to everybody!!

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