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Excursion to Fukagawa, a typical of old downtown Tokyo


Tokyo
5 hours
up to 4 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Fukagawa is one of the typical old downtown areas in Tokyo. You may feel something of Japan's good old days during this excursion. We will visit Fukagawa Fodoudou (a temple), Tomioka Hachimangu (a shrine), Kiyosumi Gardens (a Japanese garden), and some other attarctive places. You can also enjoy a famous "Fukagawa meshi", a meal cooked with rice and clams if you wish.

Itinerary

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  • Tomioka Hachimangu (a famous shrine)
  • Fukagawa Fudoudou (a famous temple)
  • Kiyosumi Gardens (a typical Japanese garden)

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What to Expect

- Visit Tomioka Hachimangu, one of the most famous shrines in Tokyo.
- Visit Fukagawa Fudoudou, a famous temple in Tokyo
- Walk along Basho's promenade of haiku poems, a river-side path (Basho Matsuo is one of the most famous haiku poets in Japan)
- Walk in Kiyosumi Gardens, a typical Japanese garden
- Learn the history of Tokyo (Edo) in the Fukagawa Edo Museum

Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel
Ending Point At your hotel

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo or Chiba area

What‘s not included

transportation fee, lunch, entrance fee, offerings to the shrine and temple (if any)
Entrance fee: Kiyosumi Gardens@150 Yen for adult,@70 Yen for 65 years or older, free of charge for children (under 12 years old)
Fukagawa Edo Museum@400 Yen for adult,@50 Yen for child (elementary and junior high school)

Important

I can guide you in Tohoku District including Akita, Aomori, Iwate, Fukushima, Miyagi and Yamagata only if you could bear my transportation fee of 8,000Yen. (Sorry, but I usually live in Chiba.)
For Kanto District including Chiba, Hakone, Ibaraki, Kamakura, Kanagawa, Mt. Fuji, Narita, Nikko, Saitama, Tochigi, Tokyo and Yokohama, the pick up fee is 3,000Yen.
If you would like me to guide you in any other area, please feel free to contact me.

- Comfortable shoes are recommended (We will walk approximately 5 kilometers in total)
- The temple and the shrine are sacred places. Please behave respectfully while inside them.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

How do we go to Fukagawa area from the hotel?

We can go by metro. The nearest station is Monzen Nakacho Station.

How much is an offering to thet shrine and the temple?

Depending on you.
Usually small coins (e.g. 5 Yen, 10 Yen, 50 Yen, 100 Yen)

I heard Fukagawa area is famous for Fukagawa meshi, delicious rice cooked with crams and some other ingredients. Can we have it?

Yes, there are several Fukagawa meshi restaurants in this area. It costs approximately 1,000 Yen to 2,000 Yen depending on restaurant.

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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Mark Mark United Kingdom ( Friends )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Half day whistle stop tour of tokyo ”

Nobu was a very knowledgeable guide, he drew up the itinerary and we visited a number of sites of historic, cultural interest both by foot ant train. He went at a good pace and always explained the significance of what we were seeing and also put things into todays context. Overall an excellent tour.

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Mark. It is my great pleasure to know that you enjoyed the tour. I would also like you to visit countryside for the next chance to come to Japan. You may feel good old days in Japan there. I hope to meet you again in the future. Nobu

Daniel Daniel United States ( Family )
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1 month ago

“ Chiba Tour ”

The family thanks Nobu for a memorable experience through the Chiba Prefecture. To witness the Prefecture's resiliency after Typhoon Faxai was encouraging. Nobu made adjustments due to some establishments were still closed due to the typhoon, but was able to provide the family with the key points that we had discussed, and verified in advance that those sites were still accessible. He also shared one of his favorite locations. We understand why it can be a favorite get-away. We also wish to acknowledge that he did all of the driving, shared a delicious lunch, and provided us with an awesome sunset with Mt. Fuji.

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Daniel! It is my great pleasure if you and your family enjoyed the Chiba Tour. There are many attractive places in Chiba, but not many people know about them. We were also lucky enough to see a magnificent view of the sunset with Mt. Fuji. Thank you again for spending your time with me. Nobu

Col Col Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Wonderful fun day,, ”

Great day with Nobu... we had a larger group that always presents challenges with interests in the tour as well as problems with ticket purchases etc... none of these was an issue for Nobu and we had a great day... even when we decided at short notice to change the tour he handled these easily...Highly Recommended tour guide !

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Col. Since you and your group were cooperative and friendly, I did not have any difficulty during the tour. Hoping to guide you again in a pleasant Climate. Nobu

Jeff Jeff Guam ( Couple )
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4 months ago

“ Underground Adventures: Kasukabe/Tokyo Flood Prevention Complex ”

My partner and I spent the morning/early afternoon exploring the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel, aka Kasukabe Underground Flood Protection Tank, aka G-Cans. As foreign visitors who don't speak Japanese fluently, we needed a Japanese speaking guide who could interpret for us (presumably for safety reasons). We found Nobu via the TripleLights website and he was excellent. Nobu met us promptly at 0900 at our hotel lobby (Hilton Tokyo in Shinjuku). From there, he guided us through the 2 hour journey (2 trains and a bus ride) from Shinjuku to Kasukabe in Saitama prefecture. He was very courteous and knowledgeable and was an excellent translator during the hour long tour of the facility. We could not have asked for a better guide! We will definitely recommend him to... read more

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Jeff. It is my great pleasure if you were satisfied with my guiding and translation. I think this facility would be an interesting place especially for repeated Visitors to Japan who get bored with typical Sightseeing spots. This tour would also be helpful to understand Japan. It is appreciated if you introduce it to your friends who are planning to visit Japan. Best regards, Nobu

Svetlana Svetlana Australia ( Family with kids )
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4 months ago

“ Tokyo with a pre-schooler in one day! Yes, it is possible, if you have a guide like Nobu! ”

Nobu was really fantastic! I cannot recommend him enough. I was travelling with my 5 yo son and needed an experienced guide who could recommend places to visit and guide us through amazing Tokyo. He was just that and more. Nobu’s English is excellent, he is a very polite, possess wealth of knowledge about Tokyo and culture which he shares with you along the way and he was 100% in tune with what we needed to cover in one day. We visited beautiful Meiji shrine, Shibuya crossing, Shinagawa Aquarium, had amazing fresh sushi meal in a restaurant and saw robot Asimo in the Emerging Science museum. It’s quite a lot in one day even if you travelling without a kid. So yes, we were very chuffed to have such a great guide. Choose him, don’t even doubt.

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your wonderful review, Sveta! It is my great pleasure if you and your lovely son enjoyed the tour. I introduced only a small part of Tokyo yesterday. There are many other good places to visit for you and your family. I am Looking Forward to taking you to those places for the next time. Thank you again for spending your time with me. Nobu

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