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Half day walk in Tokyo with '' Lady Musashino''

5 Hours
up to 11 people
English ( Business ), Japanese ( Native )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

We are visiting Kokubunji-Koganei area (30mins from Shinjuku by train) walking from shrines, temples to hidden gardens in the fresh air. This is a quiet residential area with numerous water springs and native woodlands. The history and geology of this area is remarkable. You will be surprised how much clear fresh water flowing in this central Tokyo and ancient heritages integrated in modern life.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Kaori.

  • Masugata Pond - a pond of spring waters which used to be used as a drinking water. There is a folklore about this pond.

  • Ancient Gate House of Honda Family - originally built in 14th century, used for servants, horses, retired owner and doctor through history.

  • Yakushido - reconstructed after the loss of Kokubunji temples in fires in Kamakura period.

  • The remain of Musashi Kokubunji Temple and Museum - A set of nun's temple and monk's temple which were controlled by Emperor Shomu (8th century)

  • Otaka Alley - An alley along an irrigation channel collecting spring water from Masugata pond and flowing into Nogawa river.

  • Garden 1- A promenade style garden with woods and pond using the maximum of sloped topography. We will have a tea break with Japanese sweets and cold barely tea in a beautiful Gazebo 'Autumn Colour'

  • Nukui shrine - A shrine with spring water. People believed that if they prayed for rain in this shrine, it always succeed.

  • Garden 2 - Another promenade style garden in sloped topography. You can listen to the beautiful sounds of Suikinkutsu.

  • Soba restaurant (or Ramen restaurant) - Local restaurants for lunch upon your request.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo(for hotel in Saitama, or Kangawa, please inquire)
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo(for hotel in Saitama, or Kangawa, please inquire)

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

・guide fee
・handmade maps
・Japanese sweets and cold barely tea for tea break
・hotel pick up

What‘s not included

・entrance fee: 350 yen (for you and your guide)
①Ancient House of Honda : 100 yen ( free for under 15) ②Tonogayato garden : 150 yen (70 yen for over 60 and under 12) ③ Sorosenen: 100 yen (50 yen for over 60 and under 12)  
・transportation fee * if we use cab (for you and your guide)
・lunch (for you and your guide)


If the availability on the calendar does not match your schedule, please do not hesitate to inquire.

For a customized tour, I recommend you to book in at least 2 weeks advance for the best preparation. However, if you already are in Tokyo, please just message me. I will see what I can do.

・If heavy rain or storm is predicted one day before, the tour will be cancelled, or replaced by another indoor activity with your consensus such as onsen, tea ceremony, or Japanese flower arrangement.

・We are going to walk up to 10km, and half of the route includes ups and downs. If some of your member can not walk for long distance especially in hot weather, Please let me know. We will use taxi when it is needed (fee for cab is on participants).

・Please wear comfortable shoes resilient for long distance.

・Please wear sunglasses, hat, or sun parasol.

・The start time can be changed up to 13:00, but I recommend to do this tour in the morning to avoid strong sun in daytime during summer. read more

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation fee?

We do not use any transportation from start point to finish point. If we choose to use taxi due to bad weather condition or quest's condition, it would be approx. 1500 yen- 2500 yen up to 4 person. Price depends on how many times we use it, and from where we use it.

Can I make a request for sweets for break?

Yes. Please let me know what you can eat, and not. (For example, X sweet red beans etc)

Is there any recommendation for lunch?

Yes, there are good Soba and Ramen shop in this area. We can drop by in the middle of tour, or the end of tour.
Please let me know if you have any request. You do not have to pay for guide's lunch unless it cost over 1,500 yen.

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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Reviews ( 3 )
4.6 (3) Reviews
Very Good
Esty Esty Indonesia ( Family with kids )
Very Good
8 months ago

“ unforgettable 4 hours tour ”

Kaori is very nice and lovely person. I booked 4 hours tour to Tokyo Skytree and around Asakusa area. We arrived in the evening time. Unfortunately, it was raining all day in Tokyo. When we entered Tokyo Skytree, we couldn't see anything from above :(. Kaori brought us to Senso-ji temple and we had dinner in a very nice restaurant. Kaori has a good knowledge in Japan history. If I go to Tokyo again next time, I will book definitely book her!!

Prue Prue Australia ( Family with kids )
9 months ago

“ Tokyo day tour ”

Stop looking for guides now this is your perfect guide!!! Kaori was fantastic, she took our family of five to all the places and more that we wanted to see in Tokyo. Kaori is so knowledgeable and kind. She helped us with everything!!! Train tickets, our future travel plans , luggage delivery etc. We want to come back and do more sight seeing with Kaori . We can’t thank her enough.

TODD TODD United States ( Friends )
11 months ago

“ AMAZING at every level!!! Stop searching, BOOK NOW!!! ”

First, we cannot thank Kaori enough for going out of her way (literally) in making such an AMAZING customized day for us. She exceeded all of our expectations at every level – communication, prepared visual images, knowledge of Japan’s history, culture, and intense subway system. Likewise, she was an incredibly nice and humble person who made us laugh and feel right at home in an enormous city we hadn’t been to before. If she is available do not hesitate to experience Tokyo or anywhere with her!!! We now have memories that will cherish for a lifetime and a new friend because of Kaori. We can’t thank her enough for gifting us such a special and unique day. Stop your search and BOOK KAORI NOW!!! I promise you won’t regret it.

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