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Japanese hometown in movie setting, Shibamata

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5h $ 164 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Taishakuten(Buddhist temple)
  • Shopping, eating and mingling with local people
  • Yamamototei(cultural property with Japanese-style garden and powdered green tea drinking)

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Overview

Shibamata was a setting of a famous national movie. After the visit to a Buddhist temple called Taishakuten, we are to make a tour to a neighboring former private old house called Yamamototei, where you can enjoy green tea and sweets while seeing a cozy Japanese-style garden. An approach to Taishakuten is lined with casual restaurants, souvenir shops and sweets shops.

What to Expect

In short, you feel the atmosphere of the low land Tokyo area(the eastern part) because you might see ordinary people coming and going vigorously and hear shop-employees calling lively. A variety of foods including sushi, tempura, Soba or Japanese buckwheat noodles, broiled eel and sweet dumplings are very wonderful and reasonably priced. Yamamototei was built during the period from 1926 to 1930, in which the house is designated as an important cultural property, and in addition its garden is selected as the third finest Japanese-garden in Japan by an American magazine. After that, when you go up to the bank of Edogawa River, you might feel like being a local.

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Highlights

  • Taishakuten(Buddhist temple)
  • Shopping, eating and mingling with local people
  • Yamamototei(cultural property with Japanese-style garden and powdered green tea drinking)

Important

The guide takes you to Taishakuten and Yamamototei as basic destinations but the tour will be carried out in a flexible manner, based on discussion with you on the way.
Yamamototei is closed on every third Tuesday.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up, guide transportation fee
What‘s not included
- Your transportation fee(about 1500 yen per person)
- Lunch, snack and tea(about 2000 to 3000 yen per person)
- Entrance fee(only Yamamototei: 100 yen per person, plus about 1000 yen for other facilities such as memorial museums)
Meeting Point
At your hotel in the middle of Tokyo
Ending Point
Ueno station
Duration
5 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people

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?

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 16 )
Ronald Ronald United States ( Family with kids )
Good
3 days ago

“ Very nice man, but English not so good ”

Hiro is extremely nice but we are very sorry we used him for our first trip to Japan. It is not fair to have a guide that cannot tell you stories about the places or anything other than the paragraph you read on triplelights I about the sight you are visiting. Hiro really should not be an English tour guide, it was not fair to us, we spent 4 days just following him around from place to place in silence because communication was so poor. We wanted information about the sites we were seeing, but was literally impossible to get an answer from him, it was like pulling teeth, but the tooth didn’t want to come out. Hiro, I hope you are reading this, because we paid triplelight a lot of money and we did not get an English speaking guide and the sad thing is, although you are respectful and... read more

Hiroyuki:

Dear Ronald Thank you for hiring me as a guide. I am seriously taking your comment on my job. Hiroyuki

Eric Eric United States ( Solo )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ A half day around Nikko ”

Hiroyuki is a very knowledgeable man. Teaching me about the history of Japan and the Edo period. I learned a lot from him. It was during Golden Week in Nikko so it was very crowded so we had to change up the itinerary to a walking distance instead of taking a bus. So the tour was a little shorter and went to less places but what can you do? Still had fun and learned a lot. Thank you for the tour.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Eric We walked a lot and despite the 5 hour tour saw and did many things. I am very pleased to hear your good comment about the tour. Japan is a wonderful country to travel in, in which there are many things to see and experience. You are very young, so I hope you will visit Japan again and again and could accompany you as a guide. I wish your happiness and prosperity. Thank you very much! Hiroyuki

RUTH RUTH Australia ( Family )
Very Good
4 weeks ago

“ It was a nice tour ”

We had a day with fun together with Mr Hiroyuki. Lots of walking but lots of good laugh with him. He is very knowledgeable and very kind. I will recommend Mr Hiroyuki to be a day tour guide in Tokyo. -Ondoy Family-

Hiroyuki:

Dear Ruth I am very pleased to receive your praise for my job and enjoyed having fun conversation with you on the tour. Japan is a wonderful country to travel in. I hope you will visit Japan again and again and I could accompany you as a guide. Thank you very much! Hiroyuki

Amy Amy United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Hiroyuki was great! ”

Hiroyuki was great! We booked him only a 1 day prior and it was a very easy process. He met us at the hotel and built a custom itinerary. When we wanted to do things of the itinerary it was not a problem. He would take pictures for us of us which is always nice. He had a lot of great knowledge that made the tour very insightful. At the end of the day we wanted to stay in Asakusa so he departed from there rather than take us back to the hotel. We would definitely do another tour with Hiroyuki!

Hiroyuki:

Dear Amy I am very pleased to receive your praise for my job. All of you are nice, so I enjoyed conversation with you. Japan is a wonderful country to travel in. I hope you will visit Japan again and again and I could accompany you as a guide. I wish your happiness and much success. Thank you very much! Hiroyuki

MICHAEL MICHAEL United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Wehat a wonderful day! ”

HIroyuki gave us a wonderful tour of Kamakura. We have traveled to more than 75 countries and we have been on over 55 cruises to many lovely places. Hiroyuki was able to give us a sense of the history and majesty of Kamakura along with a great overview of Japan's history, beauty and culture. He made us feel welcome in his beautiful homeland. This day will stand out among our most cherished memories. Thank you so very muich for this fantastic guided tour! We feel very blessed!

Hiroyuki:

Hello. Michael. I am very pleased to receive your praise for my job and my country. I have also good memories walking with you in Kamakura while viewing cherry blossoms in full bloom. Japan is a wonderful country to travel in. I hope you will come to Japan again and I could see you. I wish your happiness and good health. Thank you very much! Hiroyuki

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