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Introduction to Japanese gardens, tea, food, craftsmanship, and Japanese culture


Departure time: Departs at 1 p.m.
Duration of the tour: About 4 hours
Cost: 3,650 yen (breakdown: 1,930 yen per participant + 1,720 yen for accompanying guide for two people)

On this course, which allows you to come into contactwith traditional Japanese culture, While strolling around Hama-Rikyu Gardens,traditional Japanese gardens with more than 360 years history, you will call at a teahouse where you can enjoy matcha green tea with Japanese confectionery. Then you will experience the ancient Japanese art of making washi paperby hand. On Saturdays and Sundays when the handmade washi paper-making classesare not offered, you will walk around Tsukiji Outer Market, where you can findmost notably wholesalers and also visit the distinctive Tsukiji HonganjiTemple, with a main hall whose exterior imitates the ancient Buddhist architecture of India.

Note: On Saturdays and Sundays, as handmade washi paper-making classes are not offered, and the tour ends at Tsukiji Station after visiting Tsukiji Honganji Temple.
In this case, tour fee is 2,680 yen (breakdown: 1,240 yen per participant + 1,440 yen for accompanying guide for two people) and takes about 2.5 hours.


Tokyo Tourist Information Center at Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal → Shinjuku Station → Shiodome Station → Hama-Rikyu Gardens (Japanese confections and matcha green tea experience) → Shimbashi Staion → Mitsukoshimae Station → Ozu Washi (handmade Japanese paper making class) (end)

Regarding Guide Services

This guide service is provided by volunteers, and transportation is mainly by public transport or walking.
Guide service is limited to a maximum of 5 participants.
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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