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Edo Town a half day Guided Walking Tour

2016.09.06

Introduction

In this tour, informative guide will take you to the local area which still has atmosphere of Edo priod.
You will visit following spots in this tour:

◆Fukagawa Edo museum
Fukagawa Edo Museum is a culture center which was established in 1986. This museum is all about Edo priod, and the housing in Edo priod is displayed.
The exhibition hall is packed full of exciting features, like a reconstruction of the streets of Fukagawa from days gone by, as well as displays including everyday life items and plants.

◆Kiyosumi Teien garden
The origin of this garden was the site of the residence of the famous Edo Period business magnate, Kinokuniya Bunzaemon. When the great earthquake hit the Kanto area, this garden was greatly damaged, but it saved a lot of lives by providing shelter to the local people. See the beautiful miniature lake "Sensui" located in the central of the garden with three small islands. The water of the lake is currently financed by rainwater, but in the past water from Sumida River was used. For this reason the pond by the ebb and flow of the tide landscape is said to have changed subtly.

◆Fukagawa Fudoson Shrine
Don's miss Fukagawa Fudouson Shrine with 300 years history originated from the Naritasan Shrine located in Chiba Prefecture. What's unique about this shrine is the wall of the main hall. See Shingon (Mantra) of Acala written on the wall in a surprisingly modern style. People believe that this place is protected by the Shingon (Mantra) of Acala and prayer is held everyday at the main hall.

◆Tomioka Hachimangu shrine
Tomioka Hachiman Shrine is also known as the birthplace of Kanjin-zumō, founded in 1684 and origin of the current professional sumo.
Two basho (Spring and Autumn) were held at the shrine every year under the permission of the shogunate.
Also, the annual summer festival here was one of the three great festivals of Edo.

◆Sunamachi Ginza shoutengai arcade
"Shotengai". "Shotengai" is the Japanese word for shopping streets with small local shops on both sides. Sunamachi Ginza arcade used to be a quite, small arcade before the air raid in Tokyo, but after the huge air raid in 1945, it became a scorched earth. Now it is one of the most popular shopping street with approx. 180 small shops that sell fresh local produce, everyday grocery, and everything else. Since this arcade was rebuilt after World War II, the local people has put a lot of effort to rebuilt the street and its unique atmosphere and culture has a vestiges of Showa period (1926-1989). Sunamachi Ginza "Shotengai" is now part of the daily life for the locals and there are about 18,000 people shopping or simply strolling there everyday. If you visit it on the 10th of the month, you can also experience the great bargain called "bakane-ichi", meaning the lowest price sale in Japanese. The tour concludes at Sunamachi Ginza arcade for your onward journey.

Sample itinarary:
9:30AM Pick-up at the hotel in Tokyo 23 wards
10:00AM-10:55AM Fukagawa Edo museum
11:00AM-11:30AM Kiyosumi Teien garden
11:45AM-12:45PM Fukagawa Hudoson / Tomioka Hachimanguu
12:45PM-1:30PM Drop-off at your accommodation or Sunamachi Ginza arcade.

Pricing per person:
1 person: 28,900 yen
2 persons: 15,500 yen
3 persons: 11,000 yen
4 persons: 8,700 yen
5 persons: 7,400 yen
6 persons: 6,500 yen

Tour Detail

Tour Style
Private tour
Group Size
Min. 1 person
Max. 6 persons
Duration
4 hours
Destination
What's Included
- English-speaking guide
- Addmission fee
- Transportation fee
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
What's not Included
-Foods and beverages
Tour Tips
Booking process
1. Please contact us for availability through ‘BOOK IT’ button below.
2. We will check the availability and come back to you within 1 business day.
3. Payment request will be sent via Paypal.
4. Reservation is done upon receiving your payment. Confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.

Payment
- Fees shall be paid through Paypal. Currently no other payment method is accepted.

Cancellation Policy
Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 8 days prior to the program date.
Reservations cancelled less than 7 days before the program date will incur the following charges:
- Between 7 days and 2 days: 30% of the program charge

- 1 Day before the departure day: 40% of the program charge

- The Day of departure: 50% of the program charge

- No Show or cancellation/change after departure: 100% of the program charge

*Time is in JST.