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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

143.55 USD

total price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra hour. 34.80 USD
extra person. 28.71 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. 34.80 USD
extra person. 28.71 USD

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Reviews

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Matt
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: New Zealand

“ Awesome tour for teenagers and adults alike :) ”

What a great day - Yukiko was really friendly, very organised and attentive during the tour. The pace was just right for myself and my 2 teens, and we had time for lots of detours for interesting shops/coffee/crepes etc! The lunch stop was particularly enjoyable and gave my kids the opportunity to try something new. Yukiko also got us used to the underground/Metro which was good experience for the rest of our stay in Tokyo. I would fully recommend one of Yukiko's tours and we'll be back one day for sure :)

Yukiko:
Thank you for your great review, Matt! Domo Arigatou! I'm so glad that you and your children enjoyed my tour including delicious Shabu-shabu lunch. I'm sure you spent another wonderful day today. I hope you enjoy the rest of your days in Tokyo! ! There are a lot of attractions in Tokyo and other cities. I look forward to meeting you in the future again!

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Vivian
2 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: Malaysia

“ A very good experience and enjoyable trip with Yukiko ”

We really enjoy our Tokyo trip with Yukiko, she is experienced in sharing with us the history of the tourist attraction places and spoke in fluent English, we appreciate her helpful service in arranging our baggage storage and express bus to Narita airport. We will see you Yukiko again, wishing you and your family happy new year

Yukiko:
Thank you so much for your great review, Vivian! It's good to hear you could pick up your baggage smoothly and arrived at Narita airport safely. I also had an enjoyable time with you and your family. Through our conversation, I learned a lot about your country, Malaysia and Singapore. I'm looking forward to meeting you again in the future! Have a happy new year!! (Yoi Otoshi wo!)

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Mike
1 month ago , ( Solo ) , From: United States

“ Seeing Tokyo with Yukiko ”

Excellent time seeing the sights with Yukiko. She was very knowledgeable and I had an excellent time. Well worth the money.

Yukiko:
Thank you for your very nice review, Mike! I also had an enjoyable time with you. Talking about fishing and hunting was very interesting for me. Please try Ikejime on your next fishing! Thank you once again. Domo Arigatou!!

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Henry
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Tours: Dec. 9, Dec. 12, & Dec. 13 ”

Guide Yukiko responds quickly to requests from clients. She answered one of my e-mails within the hour. She is very efficient and carries photos, maps, descriptions of places and calculates distances to be covered. She will also give estimates of taxi fares, if necessary. She will dress in Kimono at least once, to provide an opportunity for photos with a 'Geisha.' Her concern for the safety of elderly clients engenders warmth. Yukiko san is a wonderful person to have as your Guide.

Yukiko:
Henry-san, Domo Arigatou!! Thank you for your great review. As I'm a professional tour guide, I concern about everything that I can do for my clients before and during the tour and do my best. Although it depends on the weather condition and visiting spots, wearing Kimono is one of my original style to welcome my clients and show my respect to them. If you could feel a part of our culture, I would be happy. Thank you so much once again. It was a great meeting with you and your family.

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Daniel
1 month 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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