Walk through old, narrow streets and learn the warriors' way of life.
Shirokane-takanawa has an unusual landscape consisting of a high-class district and vast Japanese Gardens and temples. Your tour guide will take you on a wonderful walk from the Japanese Garden to Temples, on which you will get the chance to explore old, narrow streets. Enjoy a quiet walk through Shirokane-takanawa, discovering sights rooted deeply in the area.
Unlike the center of Tokyo, you can relax in the Japanese garden where there is something to see every season. In addition to such places, you can learn about "samurai" life at the particular temple, which you will never be able to find by yourself and of course this tour will give you wonderful experience.
・Relax in the Japanese garden where there is something to see every season.
・Learn about warrior loyalty and transcribe sutras in the memorial hall.
・Enjoy the bonsai and landscapes in Happo-en, a garden whose name means "beautiful from every angle".
・This area will make you feel as if you have slipped back in time to old Japan.
・Japanese garden at Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa: An oasis located in the large city! This Japanese garden is a size of 100 single tennis courts.
There are seasonal trees where you can enjoy the beautiful four seasons. There are also rivers, bridges, and ponds with colorful koi swimming freely.
・Tozenji -British legation-: A historical temple built in 1609.
The first British legation was stationed in this temple in 1859 and was used for nearly 7 years until the tragedy when it was attacked twice.
Within the grounds, you can feel the chaotic Japanese history as well as the quietness.
・Koyasan Tokyo Betsuin Temple: A branch of the world heritage Koyasan temple located in Wakayama prefecture.
Within the grounds is a power spot that is filled with a solemn atmosphere. You can experience osenro (pilgrimage) which is rare.
When you join this tour, you will find out the meaning of osenro! You will definitely build virtue.
・Thrush Cafe: It is time to take a break at the shop with a luxurious atmosphere where you can look over the vast and beautiful garden.Take your time and enjoy the luxury time.
・Happo-en: A Japanese garden that shows the beautiful contrast between the traditional garden and architecture from the Edo era. You can look at the trees that are hundreds of years old as well as koi. You can also look at the bonsai which is becoming popular world-wide. There is even a bonsai that is 500 years old. Enjoy looking at the beauty.
・Sengakuji・Ako Gishi's Memorial Hall: A temple where Ako Gishi, a samurai loved by many Japanese, rests peacefully.
You can experience how the Japanese bushi used to live. You can also learn about the loyalty which Japanese feel is a virtue. There is also a free sutra copying experience.
・Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
・The location of where you will begin the tour is different to where you will end it. If you would like to change/adjust the location of where the tour ends, please consult with your tour guide.
・We have not included any particular lunch/dinner places in this tour, but you are welcome to stop for a break and eat whenever and wherever you like.
The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 1000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.
By the Triangle Clock outside the Central Ticket Gate of the JR line, Shinagawa Station