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Explore Tour Japanese Religion, Co-existing Shintoism and Buddhism

by Masato
(22) Reviews
5h $ 156


  • - To visit Meijijingu Shinto Shrine, the biggest shirine in Tokyo with three million people for the first visit of a new year in first three days in January.
  • - To visit Sensoji Buddhism Temple which is the oldest one in Tokyo with about 1,400 years history.

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155.75 USD

People People
1 ~ 3 people 155.75 USD
4 ~ 6 people 182.45 USD
7 ~ 10 people 218.05 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

1 extra hour, 2 persons.
$ 31.15
1 extra hour, 4-6 persons.
$ 36.49
1 extra hour, 7-10 persons.
$ 43.61


In Japan, two religions, Shintoism and Buddhism, have been co-existing from six century without any problems when the Buddhism came to Japan from India through China and Korea. In this tour, we will visit two major facilities of the religions, Meiji-jingu Shrine and Sensoji Temple.

What to Expect

- You are able to understand difference between Shintoism and Buddhism.
- You are able to understand mental structure of Japanese originally based on samurai spirit.
- You are able to understand the reasons why Japanese are so polite, patient and shy.
- You are able to make much more Japanese friends.

4.9 (22) Reviews
Very Good

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  • - To visit Meijijingu Shinto Shrine, the biggest shirine in Tokyo with three million people for the first visit of a new year in first three days in January.
  • - To visit Sensoji Buddhism Temple which is the oldest one in Tokyo with about 1,400 years history.


1) When you would like me to guide another cities such as Kyoto, Nara and Osaka than listed above, you are cordially requested to pay the followings;
- my round transportation to the area,
- accommodation in the area and meals in addition to the guide fee.
2) Your booking should be done basically before ten days of the first guiding day.

- Guide does not intend propagandize the Shintoism and Buddhism to the tourists.
- If you want, the guide will take you anywhere you like with additional guide fee after the tour.
- Usually we use a subway to move in city area of Tokyo. The trains are very clean and safe.
- When you wish, we will take a taxi from Meiji-jingu Shrine to Sensoji Temple in Asakusa area.It would be about 4,000 yen.

What‘s included
- guide fee,
What‘s not included
- transportation (you and guide), - lunch (you and guide), -tip
Meeting Point
At the gate of Meiji-jigu Shrine close to JR Harajuku station or Meiji-jingu-mae station (station code C-03) of subway Chiyoda line(green color code). If you wish me to meet at your hotel, I will be there.
Ending Point
At the Kaminar- mon gate of Sensoji Temple.If you wish me to drop you at your hotel, I will do it.
5 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 10 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 ( 22 )
melissa Melissa United States ( Family )
3 days ago

“ A wonderful afternoon ”

Thank you Masato for a wonderful afternoon and evening in Tokyo. We loved the market, temple, and Tokyo Tower. Masato has excellent English and is very knowledgeable about the sites we visited and Tokyo itself. He is interesting, funny, and flexible with plans. Navigating the trains and Subways was easy with him. He also helped us plan our route back to the cruise ship on a train once we left him. Highly recommend Masato for your tour!!


Hi Melissa, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the Tokyo tour with me. I expect you to come to Japan again. Thank you. Masato

Bria Bria United Kingdom ( Couple )
4 days ago

“ First rate guide ”

Great day out with Masato, we got along really well, he was very personable, extremely knowledgeable. His attention to us and our well being was brilliant and we even got to learn a little more of Japanese culture along the way. We would strongly recommend him to anyone.


Hi Bria, Thank you for your good comments for my service. I enjoyed so much with you. Masato

Jacob Jacob United States ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ one day in Tokyo with a nice and friendly tour guide. ”

We had a great one day tour with Masato and taking with us good memories of Tokyo siteseeing. He has an excellent knowledge of the city and conducted himself in highly professional manner. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to see Tokyo city with a nice and friendly tour guide.


Hi Jacob, Thank you for your kind words on my service. I am very glad to hear it. Thanks again. Masato

Tereza Tereza Australia ( Friends )
1 week ago

“ Most fun tour guide ever! ”

Masato has an extreme wealth of knowledge in Tokyo . He went above and beyond for our group in the 2 days we were with him. We went for cherry blossom and he knew exactly where to take us. He knew exactly what to do and where to take us the whole time. He is such fun, very funny man too and a TV star - he said if we miss him we can watch him on TV!!! It was a delight being on tour with him. He is so helpful, he suggested all these other places and where to eat after his tour. He also had a lot of patience as one of the group members had to get an emergency wheelchair as her foot was so sore prior to our Japan trip. He accommodated to that - which is not easy. Thank you so much Masato! I will recommend you highly to anyone and everyone wanting to do a tour in Tokyo!


Hi Tereza, Thank you for your kind words. Those encourage me so much in the future guiding. Thank you Tereza, again. Masato

Stacy Stacy United States ( Family )
3 weeks ago

“ Excellent Tour ”

Masato was Wonderful. I highly recommend him. We could not have done so many things with out his help. We are a Family of four with 2 kids and we were hassle free the entire time. We could enjoy sightseeing and learn about the areas we visited. Thank You Masato! We felt like you were apart of our Family


Hi Stacy, thank you so much for your good comments for me. I hope that your family will visit here again. Masato

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