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Fukagawa, downtown Tokyo, walking tour

by Eddy
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4h $ 107 up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Tomioka Hachimangu shrine (See a vermilion main hall and a sumo monument)
  • Fukagawa Fudoson temple (See a fire ritual and various Buddhist statues)
  • Approach to the temple (See shops of sake etc. and have lunch)
  • Kiyosumi Gardens ( Amber in the quiet and beautiful gardens )

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106.80 USD

total price for up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick up in Tokyo 23 words or Makuhari.
$ 8.90

Overview

This tour covers popular sightseeing spots in Fukagawa, Downtown Tokyo; Tomioka Hachimangu shrine, Fukagawa Fudoson temple, and Kiyosumi Gardens.You will see a beautiful Shinto shrine and experience a sacred Buddhist ritual at the Fukagawa Fudoson temple, and amble in a Japanese garden. Also, you can enjoy Japanese food for lunch.
It is possible to modify the itinerary according your interests.

What to Expect

You will walk to visit the following spots with a guide.

1. Tomioka Hachimangu shrine
This shrine is dedicated to the god of battle, Yawata no Kami, who is said to grant any wishes. So, many people make offering, bow twice, clap hands twice, pray silently, then bow once at the end, in front of the vermilion main hall.

Visitors must see Japan’s best portable shrines decorated with gold, silver and diamonds, as well as a monument on which names of the Yokozuna or sumo champions throughout history are engraved.

2. Fukagawa Fudoson temple
This temple features a special Buddhist ritual called Goma purification ritual. Many monks perform the ritual using drums, fire, and chanting. People’s prayers are offered to the old statue called Fudomyoo or Immovable Wisdom King in front of the fire.

In side of the main hall, there are various displays of artistic Buddhist statues and paintings. They are so beautiful that you would feel in another world. If you like to see Buddhist art, this place is ideal.

3. Approach to the temple
Along the approach to the temple, there are many kinds of shops selling souvenirs, sake, kimono, and variety of Japanese food. You can have lunch here.
Then we will walk to the Kiyosumi Gardens.

4. Kiyosumi Gardens
This garden is one of popular Japanese gardens in Tokyo. It is a large strolling landscape garden featuring paths around ponds. Mounds of earth, rocks, and trees are placed around the ponds in order to create miniature reproductions of natural scenery. Colorful carp fish swim in the ponds, which introduce additional color and life to the garden.

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Highlights

  • Tomioka Hachimangu shrine (See a vermilion main hall and a sumo monument)
  • Fukagawa Fudoson temple (See a fire ritual and various Buddhist statues)
  • Approach to the temple (See shops of sake etc. and have lunch)
  • Kiyosumi Gardens ( Amber in the quiet and beautiful gardens )

Important

(1) We walk about 3 km in total. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
(2) In case of rain, a taxi can be used from the Fukagawa Fudoson temple to Kiyosumi Gardens. (About 700 JPY/group)

City Tokyo

Meeting Point At Monzen-nakacho station of subway

Ending Point At Kiyosumi-shirakawa station of subway

Duration 4 hours

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 5 people   Flexible

What‘s included
  • guide fee


What‘s not included
  • 1. entrance fee of Kiyosumi Gadens (you)
  • General: 150 JPY
  • 65 or over: 70 JPY
  • Child: free
  • 2. lunch (you and guide)

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.

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Eddy


National Certified Guide

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Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hello. My name is Eiichi and my nick name is Eddy. So, please call me Eddy because Eiichi is difficult for visitors to pronounce.
I am a licensed guide interpreter certified by Japanese government.

I was born and live in Chiba prefecture, which is next to Tokyo and I have worked in Tokyo for more than 20 years. So, I know Chiba and Tokyo very well. My hobby is ceramic art, golf, and Zen meditation, and I like traveling and reading history books. Based on these experience and knowledge, I will introduce Japanese culture and history.

I used to work as an engineer for one of major electronic manufacturers which exports communication systems and components to overseas. Through the job, I visited many countries including New Zealand where I fortunately stayed for four years with my family. I have found it fun to communicate with people in other countries. So, after my recent retirement, I started to work as a licensed guide interpreter.

I’m looking forward to meeting visitors who are interested in Japanese beautiful nature, unique culture, variety of foods or history.

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Reviews ( 1 )

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Tuyet

“ It was the best experience with such a short time around tokyo. Love it ”

I have been taking quite a few tours but i’m sure that Eddy was the hard working tour guide i ever knew. He tried his best to let us know about Tokyo, from history to religion, which is very interesting to know. Thank you for guiding us around Tokyo. It’s such a pleasure to meet him.

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