Tokyo | 4.0h
Visit Japanese Gardens and Shrines in the Heart of the City
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See traces of the Edo shogunate era in Akasaka's little known areas.

Take a tour of Yotsuya, a city filled with skyscrapers situated in the center of Tokyo. It is where the Tokugawa family lived during the Edo period. Today, it is an elegant city home to the State Guest house (Geihinkan) and luxury hotels.
Your first stop will be the Geihinkan. Next, escape the busy city life with a visit to a traditional Japanese garden. A hotel garden filled with 400 years of history where you can see traditional ponds, bridges and even a waterfall.
Finally, for an extra historic touch, we'll visit a small shrine and old-fashioned street filled with Japanese-style bars.
Experience a walk through Tokyo, not even the Japanese know, with your personal omoto guide!

Highlights

・Enjoy a quiet cup of tea by a pond, surrounded by nature, in the heart of the metropolis.
・Take a walk around the 400-year-old vast Japanese garden with waterfalls and lanterns.
・Get rid of bad spirits and take in the good at the Inari Shrine, where the protagonist of the famous ghost story ""Yotsuya Kaidan"" is worshipped."

Attractions

Hotel New Otani Japanese Garden: A large Japanese garden with a history of 400 years. See the waterfalls and seasonal plants.
Shimizudani Park: A park full of nature surrounded by buildings. Find ponds and tea rooms here, it is an urban oasis!
Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho (The Akasaka Prince Classic House): After enjoying the historic gardens and parks, let's visit a modern park! Here there are many shops to see. Feel a time-slip from the past to present.
Oiwa Inari Tamiya Shrine, Oiwa Inari Hiunji Temple: Let's visit a slightly unusual shrine. It is a shrine dedicated to the most popular monsters in Japan.
Arakicho: A town where the gourment gather. In the past there was a teahouse around a pond, it was a popular spot during the Hanami season.

Notes

・Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
・The tour begins and ends in different locations. If you would like to change the location of where the tour ends, please consult with your tour guide.

Expenses Not Included

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 200)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.

Meeting Point

Outside the Akasaka Exit of the JR line, Yotsuya Station

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