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Visit Places of Spiritual Calm of Temples, Nature, Sophisticated Streets, and the Japanese Spirit


Departure time

Departs at 1 p.m.

Duration of the tour

About 3.5 hours


2,530 yen
(breakdown: 690 yen per participant + 1,840 yen for the accompanying two guides)

Fees effective from October 1, 2023.
2,620 yen
(breakdown: 720 yen per participant + 1,900 yen for the accompanying two guides)

You will visit primarily the Jindaiji Temple that is located in a lush natural area, separated slightly from the city and the surrounding places such as a local shopping district and Jindaiji Watermill Museum that conveys past lifestyles. Also at Inokashira Park, which boasts lush nature and is famous for its cherry blossoms, you take a stroll while looking at Inokashira Pond -- the first water supply in Edo that was used for drinking water and Benzaiten that was worshipped by the common people in the Edo period. Finally, you will take a stroll through a lively entertainment district while walking around the maze-like streets of Harmonica Yokocho, which retains an old-fashioned atmosphere.

*The Jindaiji Watermill Museum is closed on Mondays.


Tokyo Tourist Information Center at Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal → Shinjuku Station → Chofu Station → Jindaiji Elementary School (bus stop) → Jindaiji path area → Jindaiji Temple → Jindaiji Watermill Museum (closed on Mondays) → Jindaiji Temple or Jindaiji Temple entrance (bus stop)→Inokashira Park → Harmonica Yokocho→Kichijoji 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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