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Fukagawa, a holy town, and Japanese garden


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

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.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Eddy.

  • 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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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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Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At Monzen-nakacho station of subway
Ending Point At Kiyosumi-shirakawa station of subway

Inclusions & Exclusions

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)

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)

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?

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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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Jane Jane United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Very Enjoyable experience ”

Eddy provides a very enjoyable experience. He tailored the tours to points of interest to me and educated me about Japan

Eddy:

Dear Jane, Thank you very much for your kind review. I was very pleased to hear that you enjoyed my tour around Tokyo. I hope that you will come back to Japan again soon. Best regards, Eddy

Julie Julie United States ( Couple )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ City Tour in Tokyo. ”

We booked a city tour with Eddy in Tokyo a few months ago. Eddy was very responsive when we contacted him. He was punctual, flexible, and helpful. He gave us background information on Japanese culture, history, and language. He was very patient waiting for us to shop for souvenirs and was also very accommodating when we asked to deviate a little bit from our general tour plan. He answered all of our questions and pointed out interesting sights along the way. He spoke good English and was friendly. We enjoyed spending time with Eddy and we thank him for his wonderful service.

Michael Michael United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Trip to the RyuKyuKan Flood Control Network ”

Eddy was an absolute joy as a guide. We had a very unique request, of going to the Tokyo area flood control system, a huge underground cavern used to protect outer Tokyo. He gladly accepted such a unique tour. My wife an I were really surprised and pleased to see he even faxed our hotel to make sure we knew where to meet him! He also filled our long train rides with all kinds of fun activities, like learning about Japanese writing, history, and important phrases. Over lunch, he even taught us how to make oragami! He was very kind and patient, and we had a wonderful time. Thank you so much Eddy!

Eddy:

Thank you very much for the wonderful review. I was pleased to guide you, a nice young couple from US. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your honeymoon in Japan. Eddy

Chun Hoong Chun Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Very good and interesting tour with Eddy ”

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Eddy who not only showed us what was described on the itinerary like the Castle Museum , the Shinto Shrine and the shopping centre (where we bought excellent sashimi at ridiculous low price) but also enlightened us on Japanese culture. He showed us the correct ways to pray at the Shinto Shrine for example which was interesting. As it was our first time navigating the public train and bus system his patience and guidance was invaluable especially if we plan to travel further in Japan. Travelling with a local really broadens the experience.

Eddy:

Dear Chun and Gwen, Thank you so much for the warm review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. I hope you will come back to Japan again soon. Best regards, Eddy

LISA LISA United States ( Couple )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ The best tour guide we have ever had! Look no further. ”

We have been privileged to travel the world and have had many guides. Eddy will forever stand out as the best tour guide. He was so informative, kind, and it felt like you were spending the day with a relative. We learned so much about the Japanese culture. He packed in a FULL day so that we could see everything we had asked to see. He was extremely organized, and all we had to do was just enjoy the tours. His English is excellent. I would highly recommend Eddy.

Eddy:

Dear Lisa and Steve, Thank you so much for the kind review. I am very happy to hear your words. Although the weather was not very good, we visited many popular spots in Tokyo and saw unique culture. It was good that you got good luck with a sacred lot at Sensoji temple in Asakusa. I also felt lucky to talk with a lovely couple and to learn how to enjoy life. Thank you again and please enjoy your tour in Hakone and Kyoto soon. Eddy.

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