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Explore Tour Japanese Religion, Co-existing Shintoism and Buddhism

by Masato
(16) Reviews
5h $ 158


  • - 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.

Select Date and Travelers

157.50 USD

People People
1 ~ 3 people 157.50 USD
4 ~ 6 people 184.50 USD
7 ~ 10 people 220.50 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

1 extra hour, 2 persons.
$ 31.50
1 extra hour, 4-6 persons.
$ 36.90
1 extra hour, 7-10 persons.
$ 44.10


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.

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Masato Licensed Guide
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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 ( 16 )
Henry Henry United States ( Family )
4 months ago

“ Masato helped make Sumo understandable! ”

We had arranged tickets to a Sumo tournament but need someone to help us understand what we were seeing. Masato did an outstanding job of getting us to the site and dealing with the logistics. His explanations were excellent, his company was very pleasant and he helped make it a memorable day. Thank you!


Hi Henry, Thank you so much for your kind words. I also like to see a Sumo, then I could explain it very well. Masato.

Samantha Samantha Germany ( Family )
4 months ago

“ Tokyo afternoon & eve ”

We had a great day with Masato who had a very good understanding of our areas of interest despite the last minute booking and came up with well thought through suggestions for our Tokyo visit, focusing on food and culture. Thank you Masato!


Hi Samantha, I am very pleased to hear your satisfaction. Please say hello to your mother and enjoy the rest days in Japan. Masato.

Warren Warren United States ( Family )
4 months ago

“ Fantastic day in Tokyo! ”

We had a wonderful day with Masato. We saw a few sites and had a some amazing meals. Masato took us to a tasty sushi restaurant as well as an izakaya style restaurant where we could try Japanese spirits. Another great stop was a shop where we could watch wagashi being made and taste the delicacy with the traditional cup of green tea. Thanks Masato!


Mr. Warren and all his family and a friend. I am very pleased to read your comments. I hope that we can remeet very soon . Itchy, knee, sun, she and go, ha, ha, ha. Masato

Madelena Madelena Germany ( Couple )
8 months ago

“ Excellent, very friendly guide ”

We had the most wonderful day in Kamakura with Masato. He was extremely prompt and efficient in his response upon initial contact. I let him know what my husband and I wanted to see, and within hours, I had a spreadsheet detailing every step of our trip, including how we would be traveling, duration for each part (whether it be walking, taxi, along with any expenses we may incur. It was an extremely well-thought out itinerary and route. He even went to the pier at Yokohama in advance to check a meeting point. We learned a lot about Japanese history, the importance of temples, shrines the beauty and meaning of Japanese gardens. We liked the Japanese restaurant we had lunch very much, because it was really authentic. Masato is such a patient, heart warming, caring and friendly guide. We ... read more


Hi Madelena, Thank you so much for your comments. I also spent a very enjoyable time with you. Please say hello to your husband. I hope to see you again i the future. Masato

SUE SUE Australia ( Couple )
9 months ago

“ 2 Days in Tokyo with Masato ”

We had Masato as our guide in Tokyo for two days. He gave us choices and discussed what we would like to see and then went about organising our trip. He took in to account that my husband could not walk to far or to fast and made sure he was looked after. He showed us many interesting sites and his knowledge was impeccable. Thoroughly enjoyed his company and would highly recommend him Russ and Sue Barty


Hi Sue and Russ, I am very pleased to read that you two were satisfied with my guide. Thank you for your warm words. I hope you will enjoy your life with another fine tour in the world as well. Masato

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