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Excursion off the Beaten Track in the Suburbs of Tokyo

Off the Beaten Path

Fumi M.

Tokyo
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

We will explore the western suburbs of Tokyo in this tour. If you are looking for something different from the crowded tourist attractions in the central part of Tokyo, you will enjoy exploring the western suburbs of Tokyo. I recommend this tour not to first timers but to repeaters who have been to famous places in Tokyo. You will discover traditional spots in the beautiful environment of the suburbs. Weather permitting, lunch in a local restaurant can be replaced by a picnic lunch in a park.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

10:00

Tonogayato Garden in Kokubunji

Explore a beautiful garden on the cliff of the border of Musashino Terrace.

11:30

Shofuku-ji Temple in Higashi-Murayama

See the first building designated as a national treasure in Tokyo. This Zen temple was built more than 600 year ago.

12:30

A local restaurant in Higashi-Murayama

Enjoy a Japanese lunch in a local restaurant.

14:00

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum in Musashi-Koganei

Explore the museum with a lot of interesting houses and shops. The museum is located in Koganei Park, which is another beautiful park.

Ending Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

What to Expect

If you are looking for something different from the crowded tourist attractions in the central part of Tokyo, you will enjoy exploring the western suburbs of Tokyo. I recommend this tour not to first timers but to repeaters who have been to famous places in Tokyo. You will discover traditional spots in the beautiful environment of the suburbs. Weather permitting, lunch in a local restaurant can be replaced by a picnic lunch in a park on Murayama Reservoir (aka Tama Lake).

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo

What‘s not included

transportation fee (about 1,500 JPY per person, for you and guide), lunch (about 1,000 JPY per person, for you and guide), admission fee (about 550 JPY per person, for you and guide), dinner

Important Information

I can guide you to places far from Tokyo if you pay my transportation fee.

I try to use public transportation. You will walk to each destination from the nearest railway station and also walk inside gardens/parks. Please wear comfortable shoes. If you have any problem, please don't hesitate to let me know. Please let me know your dietary restrictions or preferences as well if any. I am flexible about customizing the tour for 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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation fee?

We use public transportation. The fee will be about 1,500 yen per person from Shinjuku.

How much is the admission fee?

The fee in total will be 550 yen per person.

How much is the lunch?

It depends on the restaurant and menu, but around 1,000 yen for a set meal.

$220/ per group

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