Japanese "Spirit" Tour with Public Transport


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Activity Level



Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers

Friendly: Yes.
Yes, but you need to be able to get in and out of the vehicle.

Maximum travelers: 4



Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Visiting a beautiful Buddhist temple and a Sake brewery

In this tour, you can see traditional Japanese unique background and culture. Visiting Okunitama Shrine, a Shinto shrine in the western part of Tokyo, you can feel serene atmosphere while walking on the main approach lined with zelkova trees. If you are lucky, you might have a chance to see a traditional Shinto style wedding there. After that, the tour will look at Takahata-Fudoson Temple, a beautiful Buddhist temple with a five-story pagoda. You will find a very unique religious aspect of Japan there. A traditional Sake Brewery is also what you can't miss if you like Sake. You can learn how to make Sake and taste fresh Sake, surrounded by traditional buildings of the Sake Brewery.


Place 1 - Okunitama Shrine, a traditional Shinto Shrine with a beautiful approach lined with old zelkova trees
Place 2 - Takahata-Fudo Temple, a Buddhist temple with a spectacular five-story pagoda.
Place 3 - Sake Brewery. Let's have a look around traditional brewery buildings and tasting Sake. I'll translate the explanation given by a Japanese staff member.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I can meet you at your hotel or centrally located hotels in Tokyo.

End location: Same as meeting point or another location as requested.

Duration: 9 hours

- The order to visit the places will be subject to the time when the sake brewery is available.

- Please note that the Sake Brewery might not be opened to tourists irregularly during their busy season from November to March. Please ask me the availability before booking.


A/C car

**For groups larger than 4, please contact me so that I can arrange a larger vehicle and create a customized tour for you."**

What’s Included

Other: My services as your private guide for the duration of the tour and transport fees.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5000 JPY - Transport fees, meals or drinks along the way (JPY/person)

What’s Extra

Other: There are shops in the garden of the sake brewery, and you can buy souvenir, snacks, sake, and so on.

A Recent Review of this tour

This was our family's first trip to Japan. We were very lucky to spend 2 days with Naoko. This "spirit" tour was our first day with Naoko, and was such a treat! Naoko took extremely good care of us, had detailed itineraries, train maps, and suggstions to make sure we are getting the most out of our trip. We knew we were in good hands, and enjoyed her company very much. She always seemed to be able to anticipate our needs throughout the day. It was an excellent experience we would recommend!
Thomas Han

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