1 Strolling in Gardens and Experiencing a Tea Ceremony

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Departure time

Departs at 1 p.m.

Duration of
the tour

About 3 hours


3,510 yen
(breakdown: 2,370 yen per participant + 1,140 yen for accompanying guide for two people)

You will explore the "Shinjuku Gyoen National Park" which used to be an imperial domain and had been an agricultural experimental station at some point in the past. Shinjuku Gyoen National Park is an enormous garden with an exceptionally wide variety of plants, which is rare in this metropolis. Its western-style gardens are also a must-see as well as its Japanese garden. At the "Imperial Hotel", you will also have a chance to experience a tea ceremony which has been brought to international attention as a form of composite art that includes Japanese aesthetic feeling and philosophy.

*Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is closed on Mondays, *Imperial Hotel "Tea Ceremony Room TOKO-AN" is closed on Sundays, national holidays, during summer holidays, and the year-end and New Year holidays.


Tokyo Tourist Information Center Busta Shinjuku → Shinjuku Gyoen National Park (Closed on Mondays) → Shinjuku-gyoemmae Station → Ginza Station → Imperial Hotel (TOKO-AN) (end)

  • Shinjuku Gyoen

  • Imperial Hotel (TOKO-AN)

Regarding Guide Services 

  • This guide service is provided by volunteers, and transportation is mainly by public transport or walking.
  • The participants for the guide service should be up to 5 people.
  • It will be accompanied by 2 tour guides.
  • Participants are required to pay the costs for an accompanying tour guide.
  • The fees shown here are for one participant. The price changes depending on the number of participants. We will notify you of the actual fee by email.
  • The fee for guide services should be paid with Japanese Yen.
  • Among the participants, there must be at least one person over 20 years old.
  • Some facilities may be closed depending on the day of the week. We ask for your understanding.
  • The time and date of departure changes depending on the course, so please check the details for each course.

* The fee is the amount required for transport and attraction admission fees. (Including the fees for two guides). It also includes the amount required for the guides to return to Shinjuku after the guidance finishes. The guidance itself is free of charge.

Regarding bookings

  1. To apply for a tour, click the “Apply here” button.
  2. We require you to inform us of your first and second preference for course and time/date. Please understand that we may be unable to offer guidance on your preferred date depending on volunteer schedules.
  3. Bookings are required from one month to three days prior to your preferred guidance date.
  4. After submitting your booking, we will send a response within a week. For bookings made from one week to three days before, we will respond the day before your preferred date at the latest. Be sure to include your contact details in Japan.
  5. To cancel a booking, please contact us at least one day prior.