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Meiji Jingu visit (a Shinto Shrine) and Harajuku walk

by NAMIE
(12) Reviews
3h $ 74 Price up to 3 people

Highlights

  • Meiji Jingu---Japanese traditional way of purifying when stepping into sacred area
  • Meiji Jingu--- coin toss into an offertory box (but the donation is not an obligation for visitors )
  • Meiji Jingu---watch many wish boards hung by visitors, and of course you can make your own if you like. Even Barak Obama and his administration staff made theirs here in 2014.(notes...Boards are to be removed every morning by the priests so you cannot take a look at Obama's.)
  • Harajuku---15 minutes' walk from Meiji Jingu. This is a good choice for every purpose such as eating, shopping, eaesthetic salons, and so on.

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Overview

Meiji Jingu is one of the most famous tourist destinations both from overseas and Japan. On new year's day, an incredibly-long line of people to pray there can be seen, which is yearly reported in TV news shows.

If lucky, we could get a glance of a wedding procession with priests. Newly-weds are in Japanese traditional wedding attires. This makes you reconfirm that you are truly in Japan.

What to Expect

Tokyo has the image of modern culture with skyscrapers and international cuisine. But it surely has traditional aspects like Shinto Shrines, and Meiji Jingu is always the best choice from among many of those in Tokyo.

This is located in the middle of Tokyo, which makes it possible for every touris to visit casually. Once hit on visitting, I can bet that it will meet your expectation.
Originally Shinto religion respects all the small elements in nature, in short, Gods are the nature itself. You can feel the touch of this idea while strolling around the wide&green area in shrine.

Harajuku is also a must-see spot because it offers you a wide variety of experiences. Eating, drinking, shopping are needless to say. You can also visit Ukiyoe museum nearby.(old style masterpieces of art)
Fashion extremism has been generated often from this area, and some pilot products are released to judge whether it will catch on among young generation. You can feel the Tokyo trend here!

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Highlights

  • Meiji Jingu---Japanese traditional way of purifying when stepping into sacred area
  • Meiji Jingu--- coin toss into an offertory box (but the donation is not an obligation for visitors )
  • Meiji Jingu---watch many wish boards hung by visitors, and of course you can make your own if you like. Even Barak Obama and his administration staff made theirs here in 2014.(notes...Boards are to be removed every morning by the priests so you cannot take a look at Obama's.)
  • Harajuku---15 minutes' walk from Meiji Jingu. This is a good choice for every purpose such as eating, shopping, eaesthetic salons, and so on.

Important

I am a mother of 2 daughters, so hopefully I could finish the tour by 6pm. If you could give me a contact relatively earlier, I try to arrange my house chores and make night attend possible. Thank you.

What‘s included
guiding fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee(you and your guide), your luch, your snack, entrance fee of Ukiyoe museum 700yen per adult(you and your guide)
Meeting Point
at your hotel reception
Ending Point
It depends.(basically on your request)
Duration
3 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 3 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.

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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 ( 12 )
Kirstie Kirstie Australia
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Amazing Day With Namie! ”

Namie showed us around Harajuku and Shibuya for a couple of hours! We were able to see Meiji Jingu, Takeshita St and Shibuya Crossing. She went out of her way and spent some extra time with us to help my mum find some items for her friend which I am grateful for! Wish we had booked Namie for a longer if I had known it would take more time than expected!! Would recommend to book for at least 4-5 hours to go around Harajuku if you want to see Meiji Jingu and go shopping as there are many shopping streets (Takeshita Street, Cat Street, Omotesando Street). Thank you for showing us around and sorry for keeping you back for almost an hour.

NAMIE:

Hi, thank you very much that you rated me five-star! You and your mom were both warm-hearted, also patient with a packed-train ride, a long walk, and heavy rain. I was not really good at time management but finally your mom could get that cosmetic at the right place, which I feel relieved about. Thank you for giving me your assist during the hours and the wonderful gift from Australia. I wish you the very best, and please give your mom my regard. Enjoy the itenerary furthermore in Japan! SAFE trip! Namie

Jean-Yves Jean-Yves United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Amazing guide !!!!! ”

Namie is a delightful guide. We feel so lucky to have chosen her. She is very professional yet very friendly. She knows a lot of details not listed in guide books. She is conscientious, and makes sure that we get in the right metro line to get back to our hotel. She went out of her way to take us to places that we are interested in, ie fabrics stores and washi stores and the fish market auction. Her english is very good as she has travelled all over Asia. We highly recommend her. Thank you Namie!!!!!!

NAMIE:

Thank you John! I am so happy to see your comment. I hope you will have a safe and fruitful tour to Hakone, Nara, kyoto, and let us meet again on 20th May. Can't wait for the day(^_^)

Ling Ling United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great Tour ”

Namie provided a marvelous tour with great local experience to insightful historical stops.

NAMIE:

Hi, thank you for the review. I myself enjoyed the tour with you and learned a lot of cultural gap through our conversation. Luckily my host family in Selangor (1997 summer) will visit Tokyo this autumn, which makes me so motivated to go to Malaysia again. We unioned on ******* a few days ago. I also hope to see you again someday. Have wonderful days ahead, good luck in everything!

daniel Daniel Israel ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ 3 days tour of Tokyo ”

We had wonderful 3 days in Tokyo with Namie. She showed great care for us , tried to help us with everything even for our plans in the evenings. She completed all our program on time and in a very professional way. We were specially impressed with her "human touch" beyond the regular program fullfilment. We recommend Namie cfor every Tokyo visitor

NAMIE:

Thank you Daniel, for all the positive messages. Each of you were tough to move around Tokyo from morning to late night, which was really impressive! I was lucky to have a chance to attend you guys, the very first guests from Israel. I learned a lot of culture differences through our conversation. Now I determined to be a better guide to show my future guests more-detailed Japan tips. I really had good experiences in these three days with you cos you are smart travellers and also well-prepared in your daily movement. Thank you again, and good luck on your following trip!

Deborah Deborah Thailand ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Day in Tokyo ”

Thank you Namie for a wonderful day in Tokyo. We enjoyed the market, cafes, and exhibitions and you made it so easy and stress free for us to see so much in a short time. We hope to see you again on our next trip. Best wishes. Deborah & Michael

NAMIE:

Hi, Deborah. It was nice to hear from you and I appreciate to the heartful message. I hope to see you again either in Tokyo or Bangkok! Say hello to your husband. Namie

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