Explore DEPA-CHIKA, small IZAKKAYA alley, a municipal museum and a 2000-year-old shrine in Saitama.

US $72.00 / Group

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Hi! I'm Takashi Ohno.

I will guide you!

Description of this tour

Explore Japanese diverse food cultures in DEPA-CHIKA which refers to the basement floors of a department store and feel the peace and harmony in a historic shrine while walking around a small IZAKAYA alley and municipal museum in Saitama.

Hello, all foreign tourists.
I’m Takashi, a certified guide interpreter.
I’ve practiced guiding through volunteer guides at various places such as the Imperial Palace, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Asakusa, etc. in spare time from my main job since 2013 when I got the license of the guide interpreter.
However, with my retirement from main job, I can fully dedicate my time to English expert guide.
It’s been my dream to communicate with foreigners since childhood.
Therefor I've been developing my English proficiency for a long time by listening to English conversation radio programs.
I would like to take advantage of this opportunity and do my best for you.


Sample Tour Timeline

02:00 PM
JR Oomiya sta.

Meeting place.

02:00 PM
JR Oomiya sta.

Meeting place.

02:00 PM
The basement floor of SOGO department store which has the largest sales area in Saitama

DEPA-CHIKA refers to the basement floors of a department store where the delicatessen sections are usually located.
It’s very popular because it carries many kinds of food from prepared delicacies using local seasonal products from all over Japan and from all around the world to delicious imported confectionaries.

02:00 PM
The basement floor of SOGO department store which has the largest sales area in Saitama

DEPA-CHIKA refers to the basement floors of a department store where the delicatessen sections are usually located.
It’s very popular because it carries many kinds of food from prepared delicacies using local seasonal products from all over Japan and from all around the world to delicious imported confectionaries.

02:30 PM
An alley with dozens of small IZAKAYA and eateries

IZAKAYA is the term for a Japanese-style pub where people go after work for casual drinking.

02:30 PM
An alley with dozens of small IZAKAYA and eateries

IZAKAYA is the term for a Japanese-style pub where people go after work for casual drinking.

03:00 PM
A Municipal Museum

You can see the change of life in Saitama pref. from the time of immemorial to early modern times.

03:00 PM
A Municipal Museum

You can see the change of life in Saitama pref. from the time of immemorial to early modern times.

03:30 PM
Oomiya Hikawa Shrine

Hikawa Shrine is one of the most superb old shrines of Japan with a history that is said to go back more than 2,000 years. As Musashi Ichi-no-miya (which means “top ranking shrine in the Land of Musashi”), it is a center of religious faith in the Kanto area.

03:30 PM
Oomiya Hikawa Shrine

Hikawa Shrine is one of the most superb old shrines of Japan with a history that is said to go back more than 2,000 years. As Musashi Ichi-no-miya (which means “top ranking shrine in the Land of Musashi”), it is a center of religious faith in the Kanto area.

04:00 PM
Kitaoomiya sta.

The station on Tobu-Noda Line

04:00 PM
Kitaoomiya sta.

The station on Tobu-Noda Line

04:30 PM
JR Oomiya sta.

dismissing place

04:30 PM
JR Oomiya sta.

dismissing place

Additional Details

Where we meet

JR Oomiya sta.

What's included
Things you need
  • Transport expenses
  • comfortable shoes
Notes:

The tour is not held on Monday.

Guest Requirements

All welcome

Cancellation Policy

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