Immerse yourself in Japanese culture in half a day

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Maddy

US $189.00 / Group

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Sep. 21 2018 at 07:00

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This tour offers you a glimpse of fundamental Japanese culture. Fukagawa is a historical neighborhood near central Tokyo and has a great collection of sightseeing spots.
(1)Enjoy a stroll through a beautiful circuit-style Japanese Garden with stepping stones at Kiyosumi Gardens.
(2)Experience Fukagawa Edo Museum, which is a life-size recreation of the town in the early 19th century.
(3)Observe a spectacular fire ritual at Fukagawa Fudodo.
(4)Visit Tomioka Hachimangu shrine. The shrine itself is not only serene and beautiful, but also has unique aspects such as memorials of sumo wrestling, and a display of huge portable shrines.

Thumbnail 07d80f29 57dd 41bf 8469 640a0fc2e412 About Maddy

I am Japanese born and bred, but spent many happy years in Canada studying English and I have raised my children in the UK. During my time in the UK, I volunteered and introduced Japanese language and culture to local schools.
I have been involved with introducing Japanese culture to foreigners for many years and enjoyed interacting with people. Additionally, teaching people about Japan in the UK naturally lead me to become a guide to help foreign visitors produce a fun and memorable trip to Japan.
It’s so rewarding when the guests are truly happy and satisfied after their day with me.
I love hiking, traveling, Japanese history, music, visiting museums, gardens, eating out, and a nice cold beer!
Looking forward to show you around Tokyo!


Sample Tour Timeline

09:30 AM
Kiyosumi Shirakawa Station (Toei Oedo Line and Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line) A3 Exit

Meeting Point

09:30 AM
Kiyosumi Shirakawa Station (Toei Oedo Line and Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line) A3 Exit

Meeting Point

10:00 AM
Kiyosumi Garden

This is a traditional Japanese garden with a gigantic pond, pine trees, and various rocks brought from all over Japan. You can walk across the stepping-stone paths to view the variety of marine life such as turtles and various fish species.

10:00 AM
Kiyosumi Garden

This is a traditional Japanese garden with a gigantic pond, pine trees, and various rocks brought from all over Japan. You can walk across the stepping-stone paths to view the variety of marine life such as turtles and various fish species.

11:00 AM
Fukagawa Edo Museum

This is a reconstruction of the town in the 19th century, showing the lifestyles of the people at that time. Unlike normal museums, the Fukagawa Edo Museum is very interactive and gives visitors the opportunity to enter all the houses and touch the items used during that century.

11:00 AM
Fukagawa Edo Museum

This is a reconstruction of the town in the 19th century, showing the lifestyles of the people at that time. Unlike normal museums, the Fukagawa Edo Museum is very interactive and gives visitors the opportunity to enter all the houses and touch the items used during that century.

12:00 PM
Tomioka Hachimangu Shirne

Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine is the largest hachiman shrine in Tokyo and is known as the origin of professional sumo wrestling. There are sumo related monuments including huge handprints of the sumo wrestlers.

12:00 PM
Tomioka Hachimangu Shirne

Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine is the largest hachiman shrine in Tokyo and is known as the origin of professional sumo wrestling. There are sumo related monuments including huge handprints of the sumo wrestlers.

12:30 PM
Fukagawa Fudodo

Fukagawa Fudodo is a buddhist temple, that is open for everyone to view the fire ritual, corridor filled with 10,000 crystal five-tier-tombs, and a magnificent ceiling painting.

12:30 PM
Fukagawa Fudodo

Fukagawa Fudodo is a buddhist temple, that is open for everyone to view the fire ritual, corridor filled with 10,000 crystal five-tier-tombs, and a magnificent ceiling painting.

Additional Details

Where we meet

Kiyosumi Shirakawa Station (Toei Oedo Line and Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line) A3 Exit

What's included
Things you need
  • Food and Drink
  • Admission fee (approx. US $4 for adults and $1 for kids at Fukagawa Edo Museum)(approx. US$ 1.5 for adults and free for kids at Kiyosumi Gardens)
  • Shoes that are easy to wear and take off, so you can enter the houses at Fukagawa Edo Museum, and comfortable to walk on stepping stones at Kiyosumi Gardens.
  • Transport expenses
Notes:

Kiyosumi Garden is closed from Dec 29 to Jan 1. 
Fukagawa Edo Museum is closed on the second and the fourth Monday of each month, and the year-end and new year holidays.

Guest Requirements

Anyone

Cancellation Policy

Any trip or experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

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Guest Reviews by 1 users

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Aug 10, 2018

Going through the Kiyosumi Garden was beautiful and picturesque. As I was walking through garden it was very peaceful, Maddy also explained the history behind the garden and how a rich businessman ...

Going through the Kiyosumi Garden was beautiful and picturesque. As I was walking through garden it was very peaceful, Maddy also explained the history behind the garden and how a rich businessman donated the Garden for the general public to enjoy. IT was so interesting to learn about the history of the garden, the garden is picturesque in all of the seasons and is worth a visit no matter which season you go to. After the garden we explored the Edo museum which was very surreal, going through the sample village of the edo period. I loved learning about the history and physically seeing how common folk lived during that time. After the museum we walked to the shrine, which used to host sumo matches and seeing the carvings of the summo names, hand, feet print and also height, I was in awe and could not believe they were so tall. Lastly we went to the Temple and witnessed a burning of wishes ritual, which was very different and interesting, a very new experience I have never done before.

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Tiffany
Aug 10, 2018

Going through the Kiyosumi Garden was beautiful and picturesque. As I was walking through garden it was very peaceful, Maddy also explained the history behind the garden and how a rich businessman ...

Going through the Kiyosumi Garden was beautiful and picturesque. As I was walking through garden it was very peaceful, Maddy also explained the history behind the garden and how a rich businessman donated the Garden for the general public to enjoy. IT was so interesting to learn about the history of the garden, the garden is picturesque in all of the seasons and is worth a visit no matter which season you go to. After the garden we explored the Edo museum which was very surreal, going through the sample village of the edo period. I loved learning about the history and physically seeing how common folk lived during that time. After the museum we walked to the shrine, which used to host sumo matches and seeing the carvings of the summo names, hand, feet print and also height, I was in awe and could not believe they were so tall. Lastly we went to the Temple and witnessed a burning of wishes ritual, which was very different and interesting, a very new experience I have never done before.

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