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Explore Tour Japanese Religion, Co-existing Shintoism and Buddhism


Tokyo
5 hours
up to 10 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

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.

Itinerary

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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.

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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.

Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
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.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

- guide fee,

What‘s not included

- transportation (you and guide), - lunch (you and guide), -tip

Important

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.

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

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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Conall Conall Ireland ( Family )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ Fantastic Full Day Tour with a Gentleman ”

Masato-san facilitated us having the most fantastic experience in Tokyo. He brought us to all the sights, navigated transport systems, brought us for lunch and gave us so much local insights. He went above and beyond and I would highly recommend. We were a very large group and he managed it effortlessly

Masato:

Conall san, I am very happy to hear that you were so satisfied with my guide service, and enjoyed the Rugby World Cup 2019 Japan although your IRE lost to NZL. I expect to spend a time with you again here in Japan in the near future.

hollie Hollie United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Great tour ”

My husband and I had a wonderful day with Mataso. He tailored the tour for us and we learned so much about the Japanese culture. And there’s no way we could have maneuvered the rail system without him.

Masato:

Hi Hollie, I am very pleased to hear your impression of the Tokyo tour. How was a typhoon Hagibis in Yokohama? Masato

Yana Yana United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Izakaya experience ”

Masato is a party veteran! He gave us a great guided tour — did an Izakaya and Shinjuku visit! He knew how to entertain!

Masato:

Hi Yana, Thank you so much for your kind words. I hope we meet again. Masato

Camille Camille Australia ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Masato .. The Master! ”

Masato was a true gentlemen. I found him to be extremely knowledgable and easy going and also incredibly respectful. I wanted history and old Tokyo experiences: we went to the Japanese garden and to a temple. We also had lunch in a very old style restaurant with delicious food.

Masato:

Hi Camille, Thank you so much for your kind word. I am very pleased that you satisfied with my service. I hope that I will have an opportunity to meet your daughters in Japan. Thank you again, Camille.

Dan Dan Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Knowledgeable, varied, tailored to our wishes ”

From the practical to the interesting. Masato guided us on how to use the transit system and buy tickets. We visited the sorts of places we wanted to and took us down interesting side streets, including a shop selling new and second hand kimino at low cost.

Masato:

Hi Dan, thank you for your review. I hope that you enjoyed so much Tokyo exploring. Masato.

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