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Get in the Spirit: Tokyo’s Temples & Shrines Morning Tour with Guide

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Start time

    8:30am

  • Duration

    3 hours

Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by subway to Kiyosumi Garden
  • Entrance fee to the garden
  • One charm or amulet souvenir
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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy an introduction to Japan’s two primary religions: Buddhism and Shintoism
  • Visit the Fudo-do Temple, the Hachiman Shrine and a traditional Japanese stroll garden
  • Witness the famous Goma ritual, a unique Buddhist fire ceremony
  • Explore a famous shrine with close ties to the sumo wrestling world
  • Rejuvenate your senses at an elegant, beautifully manicured Japanese garden
  • Smartphone voucher accepted – no need to print!

Overview

Gain a deeper understanding of the two dominating religions of Japan on this guided tour of Tokyo’s Temples and Shrines. Go on a spiritual visit to a Buddhist temple and Shinto shrine for an enlightening experience. Witness the famous Goma fire ceremony for an exhilarating experience.

You also get a chance to gain fascinating insights by visiting a famous shrine with close ties to the sumo wrestling world. The grounds there are adorned with Sumo-related stone monuments. Enjoy the serenity and beauty by strolling through an elegant, beautifully manicured traditional Japanese garden. This is a tour you do not want to miss!

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time

    8:30am

  • Meeting Point

    Make you way to Monzen-Nakacho Station, exit 5, in front of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ bank. Accessible by the Tokyo Metro Tozai line and the Toei Oedo line.

  • Ending Point

    Tour ends at Kiyosumi Shirakawa Station (Toei Oedo Line and Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line).

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by subway to Kiyosumi Garden
  • Entrance fee to the garden
  • One charm or amulet souvenir
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. You will be in small group size with maximum up to 12 people.

We advise that you dress modestly, with shoulders covered, as we will be visiting a temple and shrine. You will have to take off your shoes before entering the temple building, so we also recommend bringing a clean pair of socks.

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.

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