Home Japan Tokyo Half day -Shibamata ...

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.

I am available to do a tour from 9:00 am to 18:00 pm, from Monday to Friday. Not accept a Night tour. The pick up service of your hotel is only in Tokyo.( not Narita air port and hotel in Narita)
Booking
4h
When?

People

148.50 USD

total price for up to 6 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra hour. 36.00 USD
extra person. 29.70 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. 36.00 USD
extra person. 29.70 USD

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It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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Gina
2 weeks ago , ( Friends ) , From: Malaysia

“ Short and sweet trip ”

Yukiko is very professional , friendly and helpful . She tries to accommodate all our requests and mange to show us around Tokyo even in a very tight schedule . Would definitely recommend her for my friends and future trips.

Yukiko:
Thank you for your kind review, Gina! Even it was a tight schedule, I'm pleased that you could see the sites in Tokyo as many as possible. I hope you will have more time for sightseeing in the next time. Thank you once again. Domo Arigatou !!

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Susy
2 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Half day Tokyo city tour ”

We had a wonderful time with Yukiko visiting Asakusa and Meji Shrine Yukiko was very friendly, extremely punctual, and knowleadgeable. We learned much about Japan and its culture. She was very practical in scheduling our interests within our limited time frame. And she gave us recommendations for activities after the tour. Thank you Yukiko

Yukiko:
Thank you very much for your kind review! I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the day and other activities after the tour. It was good to have a chance to visit a Japanese garden inside of Meiji Jingu Shrine and appreciated beautiful louts flowers in a pond. There are a lot of beautiful places and you also enjoy different scenery and activities each season. I hope you'll come back Japan again and share your experience with your friends and family. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

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Agnes
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ Awesome experiences for us ”

I could not find a better words to describe your services for our family. We are well taken care of, having you is the best experience that we could ever have. As a family with a 4-years and 7-years kids, we are already restricted by the time and movement that we have during tour. However, we still tour Tokyo on places that we wanted to visit and also based on your recommendations. We enjoy the trip to Karamura and Tsuji Market and experiencing the local food and of course, the Kimono. Now, we are back home, we missed you so much. We hope to see you again.

Yukiko:
Thank you so much for your heartfelt review! I am really appreciated. On the second day, I was so impreesed that your children showed me how to count in Japanese and gave me a card! They are so adorable and sweet girls. I spent a great time with uou and your family that will never forget. I also miss you all. Hope to meet you again in Singapore and Japan! Domo Arigatou!!

Ling Ling
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ A memorable tour with Yukiko ”

We were happy to engage Yukiko for our trip to Kawaguchiko. Yukiko planned a detailed itinerary for us and all panned out smoothly. She was also patient. We had a great time and our trip was memorable. Without Yukiko , I don't think it was easy to have made it by ourselves especially with a young kid with us. Thanks Yukiko and we hope to meet you again !

Yukiko:
Thank you so much for taking my Kawaguchiko tour! I am very appreciated for your review about the tour. I'm glad that you had experiences both nature and culture throughout Aokigahara jyukai hiking, ice cave, going up to the mountain by rope way and visiting pagoda. Mt.Fuji was a bit shy on that day, but we could see many other things and tried to eat local foods which we can not experience in Tokyo. There are many more attractions in other places. I hope you will visit Japan again with your family. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

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Kris
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: Australia

“ Pop and Modern Sights of Tokyo ”

We were very fortunate to select Yukiko as our guide for a day to see the modern sights of Tokyo. She met us at our hotel wearing a beautiful kimono, which carried respect as we moved through crowded trains and streets to visit Meiji Shrine, Harajuku, Shibuya Crossing and Akihabara. She was very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and well-organised and easily communicated with us in English. We thought Yukiko was delightful and we thoroughly recommend her for any tour she offers. Thank you for a very enjoyable day, Yukiko!

Yukiko:
Thank you so much for your very nice review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and also other visiting sites in different cities. From the beginning, we had a great time to talk about many topics. Especially I impressed about several Australian sports like net ball and Australian foot ball. I really like this job to meet everyone like you from all over the world and exchange something invisible, but very valuable things. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!! 

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