We are scheduled to visit three most popular sight-seeing spots or "must see" spots in Tokyo.
Meiji shrine is the most popular shrine in Japan with more than 8 million worshippers' visit annually.
Imperial Place is the residence of Emperor and Empress. The East Garden was the home to Tokugawa Shogun.
Sensoji Temple is the largest and oldest temple which is reminiscent of Edo period.
In front of GAP Omotesando exit of JR Harajiku station
Meiji Shrine is the most popular shrine where deified spirits of Meiji Emperor and Empress are enshrined.
The Imperial Palace is the residence of Emperor and Empress. The East Garden is the home to Tokugawa Shogun.
Sensoji temple is the largest and oldest temple in Tokyo: You can worship at the temple and shop Japanese traditional souvenirs.
At main entrance of Meiji jingu
The fore-mentioned three sight-seeing spots are most popular travel destinations where both numerous domestic and foreign tourists visit. Therefore, three spots are highly recommended to visit" or must-see" destinations in Tokyo.
When you consider what has been greatly influencing on Japanese peoples' minds and behavioral patterns, it is inevitable for you to know a indigenous religion, Shintoism, Buddhism and the Emperor.
Just like Christianity has been influencing on people in Western countries and Islam has been doing so on people in the Middle East countries, Japanese religions, Shintoism and Buddhism have been doing so on the minds and behavioral patterns of Japanese people.
Both Christianity and Islam are monotheisms, while two religions, Shintoism and Buddhism have coexisted since 6th century and deeply rooted in Japanese society.
You may have a question on how two religions differ from each other and why two religions could have coexisted in harmony for more than 1400 years.
Moreover, what is the Emperor who have existed as the ruler of the country for more than 2000 years in Japan and how he has played an important role on peoples’ mind and sense of values. This trip is to know mind of Japanese people through visiting three destinations.
Guide fee, Hotel pick-up in Shibuya ward
Transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, dinner, entrance fee, Hotel pick-up fee other than in Shibuya ward.
*Transportation (Rail way/subway) ￥500/person
Imperial Palace: The Palace is closed on Sunday, Monday and national holidays. The number of people who can enter the Imperial Palace is limited.
Visitors can enter the palace only twice a day from 9:30 and 13:00. Only palace tour in group (guided tour) is available. Your passport is needed as identification. First comes, first served base.
East Garden: East Garden is closed on Monday, Friday and Emperor's birthday. Your passport is needed as identification.
Sensoji: The main hall is closed January 1st to 3rd. The main hall is pen 6:00 (6:30 between October and March) and close on 17:00.
Meiji shrine: The shrine is open to the public 365 days a year, from sunup-to-sundown.
Nao is an excellent and fun guide. He has taken several of my customers of tours around Tokyo and everyone enjoyed it very much. I definitely recommend him!
Dear Zachary Thank you very much for your comment on my recent service. I will keep making efforts to better my skills as guide and make good memories for visitors from overseas countries. Nao Kurobe