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Traditional Culture Tour in West Tokyo Residential Area

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

Witness an amazing blend of modern and ancient Japanese cultures through this West Tokyo tour. The suburb of hidden Futako-Tamagawa has been recently urbanized due to the population growth. However, some parts of the town are still conserved as significant Cultural Property, keeping the unique Japanese cultural vibes. Through this walking tour, you can visit traditional Japanese farmhouses in the Edo era, Joshinji temple, and other interesting places. Let’s discover Japanese culture together.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Kazuo.

  • 9:30 am - Old Farm House Garden at Okamoto Park: Experience the lifestyle of the locals in the late Edo era through a collection of a Nagasaki landlord’s traditional farmhouses. It also houses lots of rare daily items such as the spinning wheel and fireplace.

  • 10:30 am - Okamoto Hachiman Shrine: Enjoy walking through the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere and visit a hidden small shrine.

  • 11:30 am - Former Kosaka Residence: Located 700 meters away from the shrine, the traditional house of Mr. Kosaka is worth visiting. Get your camera ready for the splendid architectures and structures of the house, such as a well-designed roof and lovely tea room.

  • 1:00 pm - Todoroki Valley: Escape from a busy world by strolling along a small stream with the narrow path surrounded by nature in Todoroki Valley. There are some interesting spots you can visit, such as shrines, cottages, and gardens.

  • 2:00 pm - Joshinji Temple: Explore this peaceful Buddhist temple, founded 350 years ago with your own eyes. Feel overwhelmed by the traditional Japanese architecture and the three huge Buddha statues.

  • 3:00 pm - Old Asakura House: Designated as a significant cultural property, the traditional Japanese rooms, and architecture, especially in the Taisho era, were still conserved in Old Asakura House. Enjoy exploring this Japanese house and learn more about the lifestyle of the people in the past!

  • 4:00 pm - Daikanyama Area: After visiting a lot of historical places, it is time to enjoy strolling around the Daikanyama district, which has lots of cool and contemporary architecture and shopping malls, such as Hillside Terrace and Tsutays bookstore.

  • 5:00 pm - End the tour at Shibuya Station

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Shibuya Station. Meeting at the visitor’s hotel is possible, but the meeting time will be earlier.
Ending Point Shibuya Station or your hotel

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Tour guide fee and hotel pick-up service, covering 23 wards of Tokyo.

What‘s not included

Transportation fee for the visitor and tour guide, Lunch for the visitor and tour guide.


Any day available, except some paticular days.

As a walking tour, please, wear a proper pair of shoes while taking the tour.

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 none included cost?

1190Yen/person for transportation fee from start to end at Shibuya.
820Yen for commute of guide to Shibuya Station.

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 ( 2 )
5.0 (2) Reviews
Very Good
Chris Chris United States ( Family with kids )
10 months ago

“ Kazuo is so passionate and detail oriented to help you have an amazing trip ”

Kazuo went way beyond what almost any other guide would do for me by helping me plan my trip in detail in advance since so many things require advance booking, planning, etc. He was fantastic!


Dear Chris Thank you for writing such a very good evaluation for me. My job was given priority to arranging your travel. I was deeply impressed by your will to have your son much pleasure in this travel. And I concentrated on it. Your satisfaction is my joy. I am looking forward to assist you also in your next travel. Best Regards, Kazuo

Jane Jane United States ( Couple )
1 year ago

“ Excellent, knowledgebale guide! ”

Kazuo is really a gentleman, his English is excellent ,and his historical and cultural knowledge of Japan are excellent. Our group was 4 adults and we spent a day with Kazuo seeing incredible places hat would have been very hard to find by ourselves. Kazuo did a lot of research for our trip and he was an excellent guide. I would not hesitate to hire him again, and I highly recommend him! Lastly, our guide took us to a very reasonably priced Japanese restaurant that had very good food for about $10 a person. Kazuo really listens to what you say you want to do, and he is very flexible. We spent a whole day with him and will definitely book with him again!


Jane, I really appreciate such a good evaluation to me. Your requirements were basic knowledge of Japanese history and culture, and preparation for your own stroll in Tokyo later. According to these criteria, I gathered visiting sites in nearby area and stacked into the tour. As my prospect may have been rather optimistic, the time was nearly running out. But the delay was suppressed by your suggestion. All of you seemed to enjoy the tour. It was a wonderful experience also for me. I deeply thank you and am looking forward to next guide for you.

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