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Imperial City Tokyo - February 26 Incident in 1936

Hitoshi G.

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

An attempted coup d'état at the centre of Tokyo in the Empire of Japan on 26 February 1936. This became a trigger point toward Japan's war against allied nations.

We will be visiting relevant historical sights and you will get much deepeer insight into then Japanese situation just before WWII.

Meeting Point

We start the tour from Roppongi. We can meet you at your hotel if you stay at Roppongi, Ginza, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Shinagawa areas.

Site of the 1st Infantry Regiment Barrack in 1936 (currently Tokyo Midtown)

Site of the 3rd Infantry Regiment Barrack in 1936 (currently the National Museum of Art)

Takahashi Korekiyo residence (currently preserved as a park)

National Diet and Prime Minister's Residence

Chidorigafuchi, British Embassy

Yaskuni Shrine and Yusyukan (military and war museum. Except for June 25-27, December 26-31)

National Museum of Modern Art, Crafts Gallery (former Imperial Gurads HQs) if Yusyukan is closed

Ending Point

Either at Roppongi, Kudanshita or Takebashi.

What to Expect

We start the tour from one of the amusement centres of Tokyo area, Roppongi.

You will get a clear idea about the historical implication of this attempted coup toward the war.

As a wrap up, we will visit the Yasukuni Shrine and the Yushukan, the war museum.

You will get affluent knowledge on the capital of the Empire of Japan before the war.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee,

hotel pick up (guide commutes using underground or bus to reach your hotel) 165-206 yen for most of hotels in the central Tokyo

What‘s not included

transportation (you and guide) We use underground/subway during the tour 165 yen per ride Total up to 1,000 yen per person,

entrance fee 1,000 yen for adult (Yushukan) 250 for adult for the National Museum of Modern Art Craft Gallery) You kindly pay for guide as well,

lunch if any

Important Information

Please let me know the subject which you would like to probe, at least a couple of months prior to your travel. Depending upon difficulty level, I may need a certain preparatory period. As I reside in the centre of Tokyo area, I can be relatively flexible in guiding as far as Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura, etc. As for visits to other regeions such as Kyoto and Hiroshima, you need to bear more incremental costs. I will be happy to discuss your budget constraint issues in advance.

Avoid June 25-27 and December 25-31 as the museum is closed

This walking tour is fitted for those who have a certain knowledge on the Japanese situation before WWII.

Those who have a keen interest in the prewar history in late 1930's. particularly those who would like to know why Japan entered the war, will be welcomed.

We will visit Yusyukan Museum at the Yasukuni Shrine. The museum is closed on June 25-27 and December 26-31, 2019.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time
$227/ per group