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Understanding Japanese Culture Mythology and Lifestyle Through Study of Shinto

Location Tokyo, Kanto, Japan
$169.90
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Overview
Understand and learn about Japanese lifestyle and culture that was derived from Shinto thousands of years in the making by visiting three famous Shinto Shrines in Tokyo in this 3-hour small group tour.

In this three-hour small group Shinto Tour, visit three famous Shinto Shrines in Tokyo with the tour guide who gives you some interest information about a way of life, rather than a religion of the Japanese people.

Shinto began as a practice to honor and appease the deities and spirits of Japan. The ancient Japanese believed that by honoring these spirits, the number of natural disasters such as tsunamis, typhoons, floods and even volcanic eruptions could be reduced or prevented. This belief has driven the construction of over 100,000 independent shrines all over Japan, each enshrining a different spirit for worship.
Standard Shinto Tour
Guests join a small group and tour guide, visiting three famous Shinto Shrines in Tokyo starting with Meiji-jingu Shrine.
Tour guide
Language: English
Human tour guide
Duration: 3 hours
Availability depends on seasonality and number of participants. Bookings can not be made for the same day. Please read our TnC’s.

When giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience during a booking process. Otherwise, you can choose one after checkout and voucher redemption.
  • Photo opportunities
  • Public transportation between the different shrines included
  • Professional guide and Shinto expert
  • Transportation to/from meet-up and departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Meeting point
Departure Point: Harajuku Station (on the JR Yamanote Line) at the Omotesando Exit Address: 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae, 1 丁目 18 Directions: Google Maps Link (to Harajuku Station): https://goo.gl/maps/NxH2XXk2kVo
Return details
Return point: Akihabara (where the last shrine will be located). If add-on of Yanaka tour is added, the tour will end in Yanaka area.
  • Ueno Park is a spacious public park in the Ueno district of Taitō, Tokyo, Japan. The park was established in 1873 on lands formerly belonging to the temple of Kan'ei-ji. (pass by)
  • Harajuku Station is a railway station in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company. The station takes its name from the area on its eastern side, Harajuku. (pass by)
  • Yoyogi Park is Tokyo's largest public park and a popular spot for people to escape the city. In the springtime it's a great place for hanami, flower viewing, offering an abundance of cherry blossom trees. (pass by)
  • Meiji Shrine is a Shinto shrine dedicated to the souls of the late Emperor Meiji and Empress Shōken. The shrine is surrounded by a lush forest composed of trees donated from different regions of Japan. (pass by)
  • Takeshita Street is a busy pedestrian shopping street located right next to Harajuku Station and kawaii central. It's a bit narrow and extremely busy at times, but worth checking out at least once during your trip. (pass by)
  • The fashion- and culture-focused Omotesando Hills features nearly 100 specialty shops in architecturally significant surroundings. (pass by)
  • Omotesando Avenue is a sloping tree-lined boulevard in Tokyo's fashionable Aoyama district that goes through parts of both Shibuya and Minato wards. (pass by)
  • Tokyu Plaza is a shopping complex at the intersection of Omotesando and Harajuku. The entrance is beautifully architected, making this location one of the “most instagrammable” spots in all of Tokyo. (pass by)
  • This small shrine, located in Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, features a serene garden with a pond & boardwalk, plus a museum & bookshop. (pass by)
  • Famous for being the busiest crossing in the world, the Shibuya Scramble is top of most people's must-see list in Tokyo (pass by)
  • This is a nice little side street that offers mostly shopping and a few restaurants. It's pretty neat after dark and is worth a walk through. (pass by)
  • Popular meeting spot with a bronze statue honoring Hachiko, the famously loyal Akita dog. (pass by)
  • Takashimaya Times Square is right in the heart of Shinjuku, one of Tokyo's most exciting districts. (pass by)
  • Walk across the famous Shibuya Scramble Crossing and head into the narrow streets of Center-Gai, the central hub for youth culture in Tokyo. (pass by)
  • H.I.S. Tourist Information Center Harajuku can provide additional information for travel in Tokyo. (pass by)
  • The Shibuya Hikarie is a Tokyu skyscraper and retail complex completed in 2012 and located in the Shibuya shopping district of Tokyo, Japan. The Hikarie is 183 meters tall. (pass by)
  • Peaceful Shinto shrine dating back to 1212 with carvings & statues in a leafy park setting. (pass by)
  • Shinjuku Southern Terrace is a commercial zone located at 2 Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo at the western side of Shinjuku Station Southern Exit. (pass by)
  • 109 is a department store in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. The store is operated by Tokyu Malls Development, a subsidiary of the Tokyu Group. (pass by)
  • Laforet Harajuku is a department store, residence, and museum complex located in the Harajuku commercial and entertainment district of the Shibuya neighborhood, in Tokyo, Japan. (pass by)
  • Japanese & East Asian art museum with pre-modern pieces in various media, plus a cafe & gift shop. (pass by)
  • Public TV & radio headquarters with live shows being filmed & hands-on broadcasting exhibits. (pass by)
  • Yanaka is a sector of Taito, Tokyo, Japan and, along with nearby Nezu and Sendagi neigborhoods in Bunkyo ward, is one of the few Tokyo neighborhoods in which the old Shitamachi atmosphere can still be felt. (pass by)
  • Meiji Shrine, located in Shibuya, Tokyo, is the Shinto shrine that is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken. (pass by)
  • Kanda Shrine, is a Shinto shrine located in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. The shrine dates back 1,270 years, but the current structure was rebuilt several times due to fire and earthquakes. It is situated in one of the most expensive estate areas of Tokyo. (pass by)
  • Tokyo Daijingu is affectionately called 'O-Ise-sama in Tokyo' because of its enshrined deities. This shrine is one of the famous shrine in Tokyo. it is famous for the god of marriage among girls. (pass by)
  • The Tōgō Shrine was established in 1940 and dedicated to Gensui The Marquis Tōgō Heihachirō shortly after his death. This shrine was destroyed by the Bombing of Tokyo, but was rebuilt in 1964. It is located in Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan. (pass by)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather (if there is typhoon or other extreme weather conditions), you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Moderate Cancellation Policy:
  • 100% refund for cancellations made up to 4 days before the start time of the experience. Cancellations made after that time period will receive no refund
  • How far in advance should I book?Preparing an event requires some time, especially if reservations for restaurants or other venues are required. We recommend making a reservation as early as possible. Ideally, it should be 3 months before your travel date, or 1 month before the travel date at the very least. We may not be able to arrange your event in time so your booking request may be cancelled and you will receive a full refund.
  • Why am I charged a service fee if I make a cancellation after you started planning the trip?
  • Organizing and planning a trip or event requires a lot of time and if we have made reservations on your behalf, it may be very challenging to cancel some booking requests. Once we receive your booking and will start arranging your tour guide, buying tickets, making reservations at venues for your tour, etc.
  • If you cancel the tour any time after we have sent you event details, the service fee of 15% of your total tour cost will be nonrefundable.
  • If your cancellation falls within the fees applied to the Standard Cancellation Policy, the service fee of 15% will no longer take effect. You will only be responsible for the cancellation fee specified in the Standard Cancellation Policy. Please carefully review the terms and conditions specified on the checkout page.
  • All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.
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    Understanding Japanese Culture Mythology and Lifestyle Through Study of Shinto

    Location Tokyo, Kanto, Japan
    $169.90
    This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
    How it works?
    01 You choose from 10 000+ experience gifts
    02 We deliver the eVoucher or the Physical box to the recipient
    03 Recipient books the experience and creates unforgettable memories!

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