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Fukagawa, a holy town, and Japanese garden

by Eddy
(8) Reviews
4h $ 108 Price 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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108.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick up in Tokyo 23 words or Makuhari.
$ 9.00

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 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 2 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)

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)
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

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 on the meeting date , there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel 1 day prior to the meeting date , there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date , there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 8 )
Keshav Keshav United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Genuine care, service , entertaining and informative ”

Eiichi was a fantastic person to be with. My family and I spent 5 days with him touring Tokyo and the neighboring city of Hakone. He was very patient, caring and informative. He would explain all the sights in great detail and would answer all our questions very patiently. He is a good planner and taught us origami, basic greetings and a lot about the Japanese culture in the times when we were commuting or having meals. He went out of the way to help us, especially with our dietary needs. As an example, he gave us detailed instructions on how to get from the Tokyo train station to our hotel which was very easy to follow. He was very methodical and detailed in the itinerary and cost and was flexible when I wanted to make adjustments a day before. My kids aged 14 and 12 thought he was great and haved good memories of him. Even though all the days we spent with him were record-hot days for Tokyo, he coped well and ensured our comfort and hydration. I would take Eichi as our guide again on our next visit to Japan: no doubts. Thanks Eiichi for making our trip such a memorable experience!

Eddy:

Dear Keshav and family, Thank you very much for your kind and encouraging review! I was very happy to guide a lovely and ideal family around Tokyo and Hakone. It was such a pleasant experience for me, too. Although it was very hot every day, all of you followed me to see various places with curiosity. Thank you for your cooperation. I was happy to hear that you made many pleasant memories. Please come back to Tokyo someday soon. I am waiting for you. Thank you again and take care! Eddy(Eiichi)

Michelle Michelle Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Enjoyable day ”

It was an enjoyable experienced and he is very patient with us.

Eddy:

Dear Michelle, Thank you very much for the good review and your cooperation during the tour. I am pleased that you and your family enjoyed the Kamakura tour. It was fun for me to learn about your family and Philippines during the tour. I hope that you will enjoy the rest of your tour in Japan and you will go back to your home safely. Best regards, Eddy

Binit Binit United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Well organised and excellent tour of Tokyo! ”

If you are lucky enough to find Eddy available, then please do not hesitate to book him for his tour guide services. Eddy is a very kindly gentleman, with excellent communication skills, and clearly takes pride in giving his clients the best service. Before the tour he answered our questions brilliantly and helped with other non tour related questions we had. During our tour of Tokyo Eddy was keen that we learnt some useful Japanese words, a little of the history of the sights, and entertained us with some Origami during lunch! Excellent tour guide . Thanks again Eddy!

Eddy:

Dear Binit, Thank you very much for the good review. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the Tokyo tour with me, although we had rain. It was my pleasure to communicate with you about various things including Japanese architecture. I felt that you are a perfect couple enjoying life together. I hope that you will make many happy memories during your remaining journey. I am looking forward seeing you again. Best regards, Eddy

Brian & Gwen Brian Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Cherry Blossom Tour ”

Eddy was an excellent guide who went to a lot of detail in his planning and preparation of our tour. He was punctual. He was considerate in giving us several periods to take a break, as there was a lot of walking involved. He gave us much information on the history and local customs, language, foods, and even gave us a lesson in Origami folding. He showed us the best places to view and photograph the Cherry Blossoms. His English was very good. He communicated very well with us from the time of booking to the date of the tour. We would highly recommend Eddy as a tour guide to any other tourists considering Tokyo day tours.

Eddy:

Thank you so much for posting such a great review, Brian. I am very pleased that you enjoyed cherry blossoms in Tokyo. You and your wife and friends were very friendly to me. I appreciate it very much. It was my pleasure to hear about Australia. See you again. Eddy

Kelly Kelly Australia ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ What a fantastic day! ”

We took a Hakone tour with Eddy and it was better than excellent. What a lovely and knowledgeable person. The tour was exactly what we wanted to do, he was extremely helpful and even had little things for us to do during lunch and downtimes (language lessons and games, origami). We would never of found our way through all of the experiences without a guide. I highly recommend a tour and you have to book Eddy!

Eddy:

Dear Kelly, Thank you very much for your excellent review. All your family members are so kind and helpful that it was fun for me to be with you. I am glad that you were interested in Kanji and Origami which I introduced. You are lucky to have beautiful days and to see cherry blossoms in various places in Japan. I hope that you will enjoy the rest of your tour and make more happy memories. Finally, I would like to tell you some tips to enjoy efficiently in Tokyo Disney which is your last destination: Make reservation of restaurants, Use the FASTPASS for attractions, and Souvenir shops are crowded after 15:00. Looking forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Eddy

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