9 Streets in Japan and an Oasis in Central Tokyo

HOME > THINGS TO DO > RECOMMENDED PATHS > Tour Guide Services by Tokyo Volunteer Guides > 9 Streets in Japan and an Oasis in Central Tokyo

Main content starts here.


Departure time

Departs at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Duration of
the tour

About 2.5 hours


1,740 yen
(breakdown: 460 yen per participant + 1,280 yen for accompanying guide for two people)

You will be satisfied with the beauty of the Japanese gardens in the Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens. The Gardens are designated as a special scenic beauty spot by the Japanese government. After enjoying the beauty of the Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens, you will stroll through the quaint area of Kagurazaka where you will find stone-paved streets here and there. This is a route where you can savor the beauty of Japanese gardens and streets which still have a flavor of good old Japan.


Tokyo Tourist Information Center Busta Shinjuku → Shinjuku Station → Iidabashi Station → Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens → Kagurazaka (stroll of the streets) → Ushigome-kagurazaka Station(end)

  • Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens
  • Kagurazaka (stroll of the streets)

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.