In west part of Tokyo, there are several characteristic towns by short ride of train. Among them, Shimokitazawa, Goutokuji and Meguro Sky Garden are loved by citizen, interesting sites also for tourists. They are shopping streets, a temple and a park. Each has its own unique feature. We stroll these suburb towns watching daily lives of usual Tokyo citizen.
Shinjuku Station of JR Line Your hotel is also available. In this case, we will leave the hotel earlier so the itinerary as to be on time.
Meguro Sky Garden
Shibuya Station of JR Line
This town is said to be a bohemian village of western Tokyo. While its atmosphere is sensitive holding several drama theater, it is also calm and quaint with lined small shops in narrow streets. Vintage clothing stores and paintings on shop shutters are famous in this town. Cafes and sweets are also “can't miss” item.
2. Goutokuji Temple
It is a Buddhism temple of Soto Zen school. However it is rather famous with a status as an origin of a beckoning cat. In the ground, numerous beckoning cats figures are dedicated. They were devoted as one's wishes. You could do it too.
3. Meguro Sky Garden
It is a park constructed on the top of circular part of junction which connects two major expressway. The shape is liner circle. The height is from 15m(50 feet) to 35m(120feet ), the length 400m(1300 feet). It was praised by various awards. Visitors enjoy pedestrian path in flowers and trees. A city view is wonderful.
Guide Fee, Hotel Pick Up in 23 Wards of Tokyo
Transportation Fee (You and Guide), Commute Fee of Guide
Kazuo went way beyond what almost any other guide would do for me by helping me plan my trip in detail in advance since so many things require advance booking, planning, etc. He was fantastic!
Dear Chris Thank you for writing such a very good evaluation for me. My job was given priority to arranging your travel. I was deeply impressed by your will to have your son much pleasure in this travel. And I concentrated on it. Your satisfaction is my joy. I am looking forward to assist you also in your next travel. Best Regards, Kazuo
Kazuo is really a gentleman, his English is excellent ,and his historical and cultural knowledge of Japan are excellent. Our group was 4 adults and we spent a day with Kazuo seeing incredible places hat would have been very hard to find by ourselves. Kazuo did a lot of research for our trip and he was an excellent guide. I would not hesitate to hire him again, and I highly recommend him! Lastly, our guide took us to a very reasonably priced Japanese restaurant that had very good food for about $10 a person. Kazuo really listens to what you say you want to do, and he is very flexible. We spent a whole day with him and will definitely book with him again!
Jane, I really appreciate such a good evaluation to me. Your requirements were basic knowledge of Japanese history and culture, and preparation for your own stroll in Tokyo later. According to these criteria, I gathered visiting sites in nearby area and stacked into the tour. As my prospect may have been rather optimistic, the time was nearly running out. But the delay was suppressed by your suggestion. All of you seemed to enjoy the tour. It was a wonderful experience also for me. I deeply thank you and am looking forward to next guide for you.