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3 Places off the Beaten Path for 2nd time travelers

Off the Beaten Path

Joji T.

Tokyo
English
6.5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

This is a tour of 3 visits for 2nd time travelers who already have been to major sight-seeing spots and want to go to the places that were off the beaten path. The first place is Fukagawa Fudo Temple, has a holy fire excersise and sacred tunnel. And the second The second visit is Ryogoku, a mecca of Sumo. And third, Gotokuji Temple, has hundreds of lucky cats. And, or please just request me the place that you missed to go in your 1st time visit.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel or the designated location that you request in central Tokyo

09:30

Fukagawa Fudo Temple

The full name of the temple is Naritasan Fukagawa Fudo-do. It was bult in 1881 as a branch office of parental Naritasan Shinshoji in Chiba. One of the specialities of this temple is "Goma-Kito, sacred fire practice that originally came from India.. Another unique spot is to walk through a corridor of crystal glass statures. After going through all, you can remove and eliminate worldly concerns, earthly passion and desires so that you will feel so refleshed. I must say it is simply so exotic.

12:30

Ryogoku Sumo Museum

Ryogoku is a mecca of Sumo. There are only three-times sumo tournaments at Ryogoku Stadium in a year. It is difficult to watch the games but at least we can see the ring and its museum. You can buy some souvenier related to Sumo here. Please note you can not meet Sumo wrestlers here. Then, we will have a lunch here.

One other option is to go to the place that you missed to go in your 1st time visit.

15:00

Gotokuji Temple

Gotokuji Temple is located at a bit suburb of central Tokyo and is said to be the birthplace of Maneki-neko, lucky beckon cat. It has hundreds of lucky cats that are considered to invite fortune and money into you. There is a shop that you can buy lucky cat figures, wooden "Ema" plates and lucky charms. It is also well-knwon as a family temple of Ii clan, famous fudal load in Edo period. On the way back, we will stop by a local cafe shop serves Green Tea and Japanese sweets (only if it opens). Cat lovers cannot miss this visit.

Ending Point

At your hotel or the designated location that you request in central Tokyo

What to Expect

This is a tour for the second-time visitors to Japan.

This is a tour for the people having very limited time in Tokyo for a day.

If you want to customize the trip, please feel free to ask me.

For example, go to Shibuya Scramble in stead of Gotokuji Temple, visit Tokyo Tower in stead of Fukagawa Fudo and etc.

Or, we may squeeze the time of three visits and add other locations, if you like. I am easy and flexible.

It is your trip. I am just helping you make your journey more enjoyable.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee and hotel pick-up in central Tokyo

What‘s not included

Transportation fee (about 1500 JPY per person, for you and guide), Lunch (about 1000 JPY per person, for you and guide), Entrance fee (if any) and etc.

Important Information

I am currently available only on Saturday, Sunday and any national holidays. Currently, my main coverage is Tokyo and its suburb, but I can mostly go anywhere if you can bear my transportation fee. I am easy and flexible.

1. We will use only a public transportation: a train. It is an ideal to have a train pass.

2. We will walk a lot. So, please wear a comfortable shoes.

3. Some of the shops and stores do not accept credit cards. A cash is more preferable.

4. Travelers should have their own travel insurance.

5. If it were a rain or other mother of nature, the schedule may change.

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
$201/ per group

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