Walking tour of Traditional Japan

Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Gotokuji temple and Japan Open Air Fork Museum

If you are interested in Traditional Japan but do not have enough time to visit other than Tokyo area, this tour is the perfect choice. In the tour, we take Odakyu line from Shinjuku station and visit interesting places. Basically we will visit 2 places for 5 hours.
Japan Open-Air Folk House Museum preserves very old Beautiful Japanese houses. You may feel as if you traveled to Japan in old days. Some of these houses were moved from Gokayama and Shirakawago villages in central Japan which are designated as Unesco's world cultural heritage site.
You can experience indigo dying, traditional method of dying and making original bandana of your own by paying extra cost. Feel free to ask me about the detail.
We also visit Gotokuji temple where we can see a lot of Manekineko, beckoning cat statues. They are belieaved to beckon good luck.
With extra 1 hour, we can go to Machida, deep local town, hustling and bustling shopping area and always crowdeded with local people.


-Japan Open-Air Folk House Museum
-Gotokuji town, temple
-Machida, deep local town(Optional one hour is needed)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your hotel or any other convenient location

End location: Mukogaokayuen station or any other convenient station

Duration: 5 hours

If you would like to experience indigo dying or go to Machida, extra 1 hour is needed.


train and walking

What’s Included

guide fee, guide transportation, hotel pickup in Tokyo

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3000 Japanese Yen - Transportation fee and admission fee and lunch

What’s Extra

-your transportation fee ( around 1000 JPY per person)
-your admmission fee (500 JPY per person)
-lunch for you (1000-2000JPY per person)

Please note that the price of this tour is for up to 5 people, if your group is larger than this, please message me for a quote.


All my tours are walking tours. Tour guides in Japan are not allowed to give a ride or book a car on behalf of clients.

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