This tour covers popular sightseeing spots in Fukagawa, Downtown Tokyo; Tomioka Hachimangu shrine, Fukagawa Fudoson temple, and Kiyosumi Gardens.You will see a beautiful Shinto shrine and experience a sacred Buddhist ritual at the Fukagawa Fudoson temple, and amble in a Japanese garden. Also, you can enjoy Japanese food for lunch.It is possible to modify the itinerary according your interests.
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At Monzen-nakacho station of subway
Tomioka Hachimangu shrine (See a vermilion main hall and a sumo monument)
Fukagawa Fudoson temple (See a fire ritual and various Buddhist statues)
Approach to the temple (See shops of sake etc. and have lunch)
Kiyosumi Gardens ( Amber in the quiet and beautiful gardens )
At Kiyosumi-shirakawa station of subway
You will visit the following spots with a guide.
1. Tomioka Hachimangu shrine
This shrine is dedicated to the god of battle, Yawata no Kami, who is said to grant any wishes. So, many people make offering, bow twice, clap hands twice, pray silently, then bow once at the end, in front of the vermilion main hall.
Visitors must see Japan’s best portable shrines decorated with gold, silver and diamonds, as well as a monument on which names of the Yokozuna or sumo champions throughout history are engraved.
2. Fukagawa Fudoson temple
This temple features a special Buddhist ritual called Goma purification ritual. Many monks perform the ritual using drums, fire, and chanting. People’s prayers are offered to the old statue called Fudomyoo or Immovable Wisdom King in front of the fire.
In side of the main hall, there are various displays of artistic Buddhist statues and paintings. They are so beautiful that you would feel in another world. If you like to see Buddhist art, this place is ideal.
3. Approach to the temple
Along the approach to the temple, there are many kinds of shops selling souvenirs, sake, kimono, and variety of Japanese food. You can have lunch here.
Then we will walk to the Kiyosumi Gardens.
4. Kiyosumi Gardens
This garden is one of popular Japanese gardens in Tokyo. It is a large strolling landscape garden featuring paths around ponds. Mounds of earth, rocks, and trees are placed around the ponds in order to create miniature reproductions of natural scenery. Colorful carp fish swim in the ponds, which introduce additional color and life to the garden.
1. entrance fee of Kiyosumi Gadens (you)
General: 150 JPY, 65 or over: 70 JPY, Child: free
2. lunch (you and guide)
(1) We walk about 2 km in total. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
(2) In case of rain, a taxi can be used from the Fukagawa Fudoson temple to Kiyosumi Gardens. (About 700 JPY/group)
Eddy provides a very enjoyable experience. He tailored the tours to points of interest to me and educated me about Japan
Dear Jane, Thank you very much for your kind review. I was very pleased to hear that you enjoyed my tour around Tokyo. I hope that you will come back to Japan again soon. Best regards, Eddy
We booked a city tour with Eddy in Tokyo a few months ago. Eddy was very responsive when we contacted him. He was punctual, flexible, and helpful. He gave us background information on Japanese culture, history, and language. He was very patient waiting for us to shop for souvenirs and was also very accommodating when we asked to deviate a little bit from our general tour plan. He answered all of our questions and pointed out interesting sights along the way. He spoke good English and was friendly. We enjoyed spending time with Eddy and we thank him for his wonderful service.
Eddy was an absolute joy as a guide. We had a very unique request, of going to the Tokyo area flood control system, a huge underground cavern used to protect outer Tokyo. He gladly accepted such a unique tour. My wife an I were really surprised and pleased to see he even faxed our hotel to make sure we knew where to meet him! He also filled our long train rides with all kinds of fun activities, like learning about Japanese writing, history, and important phrases. Over lunch, he even taught us how to make oragami! He was very kind and patient, and we had a wonderful time. Thank you so much Eddy!
Thank you very much for the wonderful review. I was pleased to guide you, a nice young couple from US. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your honeymoon in Japan. Eddy
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Eddy who not only showed us what was described on the itinerary like the Castle Museum , the Shinto Shrine and the shopping centre (where we bought excellent sashimi at ridiculous low price) but also enlightened us on Japanese culture. He showed us the correct ways to pray at the Shinto Shrine for example which was interesting. As it was our first time navigating the public train and bus system his patience and guidance was invaluable especially if we plan to travel further in Japan. Travelling with a local really broadens the experience.
Dear Chun and Gwen, Thank you so much for the warm review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. I hope you will come back to Japan again soon. Best regards, Eddy