Tokyo Weird

Unique Experience

Fulvio D.

4.77(13) reviews
Tokyo
English, French, Italian (Native), Spanish
7 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

Hear the Warden of Hell speak words of wisdom to you!

Feel the earth shake at the Earthquake simulator!

Visit a temple dedicated to a cucumber-loving mythical creature and see his alleged mummified arm!

Roam the rooms of what could be defined as a psychedelic Buddhist temple!

Stroll the main street of Sugamo, "granny's Harajuku", and conjure good luck by petting a duck's bottom!

And more...

Itinerary

Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

At your hotel or another place of your choice within Tokyo's 23 wards.

Hear the voice of the Warden of Hell at the Enmado in Monzen Nakacho.

Experience the Earthquake Simulator at the Disaster Prevention Center.

Roam the bizarre interiors of Fukagawa Fudodo temple.

Visit the Kappa temple in Kappabashi and its alleged mummified arm.

Relax in the enchanting Kyu-Furukawa gardens.

Stroll down Sugamo shopping street and visit Koganji temple.

Shop for (alleged) meteorites and antiques at a shop run by a man convinced he is an alien in Shinjuku

See a station in the shape of a sci-fi tree down to its roots in Iidabashi.

Ending Point

At your hotel or another place of your choice within Tokyo's 23 wards.

What to Expect

Choose your favourite spots and let's build together your very own "Weird Tokyo tour"

Duration may vary according to the spots chosen and the distance from the pick-up point.

The Earthquake Simulator, used for educational purposes, reproduces the seven degrees of the Japanese earthquake scale and the actual shakes

of some of the biggest earthquakes in Japan's history. The staff explanations (i will translate) will help you understand better this unavoidable part of Japan's everyday life.

The Kyu-Furukawa gardens display an English-style mansion and rose garden together with a traditional Japanese garden with a pond, stone lanterns and a small

waterfall. A good spot to relax after the shakes of the Simulator.

In Monzen Nakacho the bizarre Enmado and Fukagawa Fudodo temples will give a view on Japanese spirituality like you never had before.

Iidabashi station is one of the masterpieces of the eccentric architect Makoto Watanabe.

The tiny Kappa temple is a cute and weird spot at the very end of the famous Kappabashi, kitchenware street in Asakusa. The local Maneki Neko (Good Luck Cat) temple is a 25 minutes walk from there.

The surprisingly lively Sugamo, also known as "granny's Harajuku", is the most popular shopping street for the elderly in Tokyo. Its temple hosts the Togenuki Jizo and the Arai Kannon statue, both deemed to posses healing powers. Also Sugamo's iconic red underwear is supposed to be good for your health!

Uchumura shop is a hodgepodge of antiques and space paraphernalia run by a elderly guy who, amongst other things, claims he is an alien. A lovely fellow.

As Shinjuku Gyoen and the Golden Gai are just nearby they can easily be added to the tour.

(During cherry blossom season the stretch from Kyu-Furukawa gardens to Sugamo may be made by foot,about 20 minutes, through the Somei cemetery, a famous sakura sighting spot)

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

The price includes guide fee and hotel pick up.

What‘s not included

The price does not include transportation fee and meals (yours and the guide's, the transportation fee would be roughly 1000 yen per person).

The entrance fee to the gardens (150 yen per person is not included).

Important Information

For tours within Tokyo's central area guide's transportation fee and hotel(or another place of choice) meetup are included. However for more distant locations an extra-fee (2000 yen) is charged.

The Earthquake Simulator is free but places need to be reserved. Since depending on the days it can be completely booked the sooner reservations are made the

more likely it is to be available. The 9-11am spot is usually the less busy one. The experience lasts about 30/45 minutes.

Though completely safe the experience itself can be pretty intense. For the more sensitive people dizzyness, nausea and similar sensations may arise.

The Simulator is not operational on Mondays, National Holidays and around New Year's day.

The entrance fee to Kyu-Furukawa gardens is 150 yen per person. Closed from 29/12 to 1/1.

Extensive walking is likely to involved, you may want to take that into consideration.

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

Reviews

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Marcia G.

Dec 23, 2019

EXCELLENT!!!

El tour Tokyo a la medida lo disfrutamos mucho con la gran experiencia de Fulvio. Agradecidos por el tiempo y paciencia para explicarnos sobre todos los lugares que fuimos. Gracias

Fulvio D.

Muchas gracias a vosotros!

B

Becky K.

Dec 20, 2019

Excelente gu?a muy preparado e inteligente

Excelente guía nos mostró de una manera muy interesante todos los principales lugares de Tokio

Fulvio D.

Muchisimas gracias!

M

Maria eugenia B.

Jul 14, 2019

Excelente Tour!

El tour fue muy divertido y dinámico. Fulvio contesto a todas nuestras preguntas y con él conocimos lugares que seguramente no hubiéramos podido conocer solos. Super recomendable!

C

Carlos T.

Jul 10, 2019

Great day in Tokyo on a bilingual tour

Really great tour guide. Did tour in Speanish and English. He’s quite knowledgeable about Japan, has great insights into less touristy areas, and a great sense of humor. Appreciated his willingness to check on the comfort of everyone as we were a mixed-aged bilingual group. Thank you Fulvio for a great day.

$237/ per group

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