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The unbeaten tracks of Sumida and Koto Wards (5 hour excursion)

Takahiro I.

Tokyo
English
5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

Sumida and Koto area was part of the eastern peripheral of old Edo with many second houses of feudal lords which typically had splendid Japanese gardens. Visit and stroll two gardens that have been retained to this day. Also included are visits to a memorial park related to the Kanto Earthquake of 1923, a historic Buddhist temple related to Sumo and the Fukagawa Edo Museum.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo.

Former Yasuda Garden

Yokoami-chou Park

Ekouin Buddhist Temple

Fukagawa Edo Museum

Kiyosumi Garden

Ending Point

At your hotel in Tokyo.

What to Expect

This tour is suitable for travelers that have already visited the more popular sites in Tokyo and wishing to visit less known historical places in eastern Tokyo.

Tokyo (Edo) demonstrated its resilience recovering from many catastrophes. Particularly devastating were the Great Fire of Meireki in 1657 and the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923. We will be visiting two historical sites founded in remembrance of those that lost their lives in the two catastrophes.

I will also be introducing some parts of the two Japanese Gardens related to the two catastrophes during the walk in the gardens.

The visit to Fukagawa Edo Museum should also be an informative experience to view and walk around a real size replica of the township of Fukagawa in the late Edo era.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee.

What‘s not included

Your public transportation fares (less than 1,000 yen if you are in central Tokyo).

Your lunch.

Admission fees to museums and gardens (around 500 yen).

Important Information

Although we will be making maximum use of public transport, there will be a lot of walking involved. In addition, in Kiyosumi Garden, we will walk over some rocky steps along the lake. Remember to wear comfortable shoes.

One lunch option is to enjoy Fukagawa-meshi, which is a soy sauce based steamed rice with plenty of clams. I will change the order of the excursion if you opt for this option.

All the five sites highlighted in this tour are in close proximity of each other and can be visited within five hours. However if you wish to enjoy a more relaxed tour, I suggest we skip one site least appealing to you.

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
$137/ per group

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