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Thirty minutes from Shinjuku; Journey to Enjoy History and Nature


Departure time: Departs at 1 p.m.
Duration of the tour: About 3.5 hours
Cost: 2,990 yen (breakdown: 730 yen per participant + 2,260 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 at Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal → Shinjuku Station → Kokubunji Station → Tonogayato Gardens → Otakano-Michi → Masugata Pond Springs → Kokubunji Romon → Niomon → Yakushido → stone carvings of Buddha → Izumi Plaza (bus stop) → Kokubunji Station (end)

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 are up to 5 people.
It will be accompanied by 2 tour guides.
Participants are required to pay the costs for 2 tour guides.
The fees shown here are for 1 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 1 person over 20 years old.
Some facilities may be closed depending on the day of the week.
The time and date of departure changes depending on the route, so please check the details for each route.

The fee is the amount required for transport and attraction admission fees. (Including the fees for 2 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 route 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 1 month to 3 days prior to your preferred guidance date.
4) After submitting your booking, we will send a response within a week. For bookings made from 1 week to 3 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 1 day prior.

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