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Highlights

  •   Shibamata Taisyakuten Temple
  •   Sclupture gallary & Japanese Garden
  •   Yamamoto tei (Traditional Japanese style house)
  •   Yagirino Watashi (ferry): It will be operated depends on the weather condition.

Information

City Tokyo
Meeting Point At your hotel(23wards in Tokyo)
Ending Point At the nearest station of your hotel
Departure 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 4h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 6

This tour will be conducted except on the second of Tuesday every month. I will take you to Yagirino watashi when only the weather condition will be good.

Booking
4h
When?

People

145.20 USD

total price up to 6

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra hour. 35.20 USD
extra person. 29.04 USD

What to Expect

Shibamata is located in Katushika ward, the east side of Tokyo. It takes about 30 minutes from the central Tokyo. Shibamata is famous for Shibamata Taisyakuten (temple), and Yagirino Watashi (wooden ferry) where remains old atmosphere of the early 20th century. It is also well known for a movie shooting location of a Japanese famous movie 'Otokowa turaiyo (It's tough being a man)' which spanning 48 installments broadcasted from 1967 to 1995.

We'll visit three main attractions of this place- Shibamata Taishyaku Ten Temple, Sculpture Gallery & Japanese Garden, and Yamamototei (Traditional Japanese house). You can enjoy a cup of powdered green tea at Yamamoto-tei.
If the weather is good, we might have a chance to ride on a small wooded ferry called Yagirino Watashi and we will across the Edogawa river.


The main street toward the temple startd from Shibamata station. Many restaurants featuring broiled eel, soba noodle, tempura and Japanese snacks-(such as mugwart dumplings and rice crackers) located on this street. You can enjoy eating these snacks while walking to the temple. This district wasn't seriously damaged during the war, so many historical buildings are still well remained. Many restaurants and shops have more than 100 years old history and keep the nostalgic atmosphere.
When you reach the end of the street, the great wooden carving gate called 'Niten mon' welcomes you. You may be surprised by the detailed carving techniques and skills on this gate and the mail hall.
Shibamata Taisyakuten is famous as a sculpture temple. The present mail hall was built in 1929. It is decorated with excellent detailed sculptures which it is worth seeing. In front of the mail hall, there are several other attractions of this temple such as a magnificent pine tree which is said to be about 500 years old, a statue of Bodhisattva which is believed to cure your illness when visitors rub the statue, and the sacred water which is drinkable and you can get the god's blessing.


One of the highlights of our tour is the Sculpture Gallery. It is designated as a tangible cultural asset in 1991. There are 10 large panels of wooden sculpture expressing the story of Hokekyo Buddhism sutra. Each panel was carved by 10 different sculptors. Especially, the great wave carving is excellent which was carved by 4th and 5th Namino Ihachi. Namino Ihachi was the famous and expert sculptor who was very good at carving waves.

If you already finished sightseeing the central city of Tokyo and still have time, this tour will be a very good opportunity to learn more about other aspect of Tokyo!

I am very looking forward to meeting you in my tour.

Thank you! Arigatou!!



What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up(If you stay at private house or apartment like Air BnB, additional cost 1000 yen is required.)

What‘s not included

transportation fee ( round trip-around 1200 yen from the central Tokyo)
lunch and drink
entrance fee (Sculpture gallery and Japanese garden 400 yen, Yamamototei 100 yen, yagirino watashi 400yen)

Extras (optional)

extra hour. 35.20 USD
extra person. 29.04 USD

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Daniel
1 day ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ Great Insight to Tsukiji Market ”

Yukiko was a great guide for our Tsukiji market tour. She was very informative and have great knowledge of the market. She also recommend many delicious food at the outer market which we enjoyed tremendously. I would recommend Yukiko to anyone who wants to tour Tsukiji market.

Yukiko:
Thank you so much for the great review, Daniel! I 'm glad that we could share many knowledge of this market and enjoyed various foods. We can see different faces at each season in this wonderful market. I recommend to visit Tsukiji again on your next trip! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!

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Leo
4 days ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ One day in Tokyo ”

We were delighted to have Yukiko to show us around in Tokyo. She made our tour more efficient and enjoyable within one day. We had wonderful time in Tokyo. Thank you Yukiko.

Yukiko:
Thank you for the great review, Leo! I'm really appreciated it. I had very enjoyable time with you and we did a lot in a day. It was fun to talk with you and your family that gave me a chance to think more about my country, Japan. Thank you once again. Domo Arigatou Gizaimashita!

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Amanda
6 days ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Amazing 4 days for our family spent with Yukiko!! ”

Our family of 4 spent 4 full days with Yukiko over our USA Thanksgiving week break. She was beyond amazing!!! We saw and did so much in such a short amount of time. She helped put together an awesome itinerary many weeks in advance of our trip and she was so flexible when we needed to make changes due to weather, tired kids, etc. I highly, highly, recommend anyone requesting Yukiko as their private guide!!! We all 4 want to make another trip to Tokyo and we'll definitely call on Yukiko to be with us!!! Such a special, unique experience for our family and Yukiko was the "heart" of our trip.

Yukiko:
Thank you very much for such a heart-warming review!! I'm so glad that we could share precious time and memories during your stay in Tokyo. Every moment remains in my heart. That was a pleasure to being a tour guide. I definitely would like to meet you all in the future. Thank you once again. Domo Arigatou!!  

Kevin Xu Kevin
2 weeks ago , ( Solo ) , From: United States

“ Great half-day tour of Tsukiji Market ”

I really enjoyed the Tsukiji market tour with Yukiko. Noy only did she demonstrate the history of the market but also introduce a lot of tradition of the market. Last but not least, the lunch at the sushi restaurant is one of the best I have ever had. Thanks!

Yukiko:
Thank you so much for your review, Kevin! I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed my tour. I would like to improve my guiding skills more and share wonderful experiences with my clients. I hope you will visit Japan again!

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Amanda
3 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: Australia

“ Yukiko was friendly and informative ”

She tailored the tour especially for my Son's 18th Birthday, showing him the places he would love. She did not disappoint, and he had a fantastic day. Yukiko is full of knowledge on the city, the history and the modern twist of Tokyo. She provided us with maps, transport options and even pointed us in the direction of our restaurant booked for that night. Yukiko is a very lovely person and I would not hesitate to ask her to be our guide again when we revisit Tokyo.

Yukiko:
Thank you very much for your review, Amanda! I'm really appreciated it. I was supersized that your son knew so many kinds of Japanese pop culture. I'm so glad that I could help to make his fantastic birthday! I am always waiting for your next visit Tokyo! Please feel free to contact me again. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!

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