6  Thirty minutes from Shinjuku; Journey to Enjoy History and Nature

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Departure time

Departs at 1 p.m.

Duration of
the tour
About 3 hours


2,940 yen
(breakdown: 720 yen per participant + 2,220 yen for accompanying guide for two people)

After only a 30 minute-train ride from the heart of Tokyo, you can experience a face of Tokyo different from its gaiety. That is its history and nature.
In this route, you will follow a quiet path where spring water flows and visit buildings with old architecture of a distinctly Japanese style. Since this path is very intricate and is like a labyrinth, it would be difficult to visit this route without a tour guide.


Tokyo Tourist Information Center Busta Shinjuku → Shinjuku Station → Kokubunji Station → Tonogayato Gardens → Otakano-Michi → Masugata Pond Springs → Kokubunji Romon → Niomon → Yakushido → stone carvings of Buddha → Izumi-cho Kosaten Higashi (bus stop) → Kokubunji Station (end)

  • Tonogayato Gardens
  • Masugata Pond Springs
  • Kokubunji Yakushido Temple

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.