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Understanding Japanese Culture Mythology and Lifestyle Through Study of Shinto

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    Pass By: Japan Awaits, Tokyo Prefecture


    Pass By: Ueno Park, 5_20 Uenokoen, Taito 110-0007 Tokyo Prefecture

    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, 1 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001 Tokyo Prefecture

    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, 2-1 Yoyogi Kamizonocho, Shibuya 151-0052 Tokyo Prefecture

    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 Jingu Shrine, 1-1 Yoyogi Kamizonocho, Shibuya 151-0052 Tokyo Prefecture

    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, 1, Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001 Tokyo Prefecture

    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: Omotesando Hills, 4-12-10, Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001 Tokyo Prefecture

    The fashion- and culture-focused Omotesando Hills features nearly 100 specialty shops in architecturally significant surroundings.

    Pass By: Omotesando, Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001 Tokyo Prefecture

    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 Omotesando Harajuku, 4-30-3 Jingu-mae, Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001 Tokyo Prefecture

    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: Togo Shrine, 1-5-3 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001 Tokyo Prefecture

    This small shrine, located in Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, features a serene garden with a pond & boardwalk, plus a museum & bookshop.

    Pass By: Shibuya Crossing, Shibuya 150-8010 Tokyo Prefecture

    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: Shibuya Cat Street, Jingumae, Shibuya, Shibuya Tokyo Prefecture

    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: Hachiko, 1 Dogenzaka Shibuya Train Station, Shibuya 150-0043 Tokyo Prefecture

    Popular meeting spot with a bronze statue honoring Hachiko, the famously loyal Akita dog.

    Pass By: Takashimaya Times Square, 5-24-2 Sendagaya, Shibuya 151-8580 Tokyo Prefecture

    Takashimaya Times Square is right in the heart of Shinjuku, one of Tokyo's most exciting districts.

    Pass By: Shibuya Center-gai, Udagawacho, Shibuya 150-0042 Tokyo Prefecture

    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, 1-19-11 Jingumae Harajuku Ash Bldg 1F, Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001 Tokyo Prefecture

    H.I.S. Tourist Information Center Harajuku can provide additional information for travel in Tokyo.

    Pass By: Shibuya Hikarie, 2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya 150-0002 Tokyo Prefecture

    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: Yoyogi Hachimangu Shrine, 5-1-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya 151-0053 Tokyo Prefecture

    Peaceful Shinto shrine dating back to 1212 with carvings & statues in a leafy park setting.

    Pass By: Shinjuku Southern Terrace, 2 Yoyogi, Yoyogi, Shibuya 151-0053 Tokyo Prefecture

    Shinjuku Southern Terrace is a commercial zone located at 2 Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo at the western side of Shinjuku Station Southern Exit.

    Pass By: Shibuya 109, 2-29-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya 150-0043 Tokyo Prefecture

    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, 1-11-6 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001 Tokyo Prefecture

    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: Nezu Museum, 6-5-1 Minamiaoyama, Minato 107-0062 Tokyo Prefecture

    Japanese & East Asian art museum with pre-modern pieces in various media, plus a cafe & gift shop.

    Pass By: NHK Studio Park, 2-2-1 Jinnan, Shibuya 150-8001 Tokyo Prefecture

    Public TV & radio headquarters with live shows being filmed & hands-on broadcasting exhibits.

    Pass By: Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street, Yanaka, Taito 110-0001 Tokyo Prefecture

    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 Jingu Shrine, 1-1 Yoyogi Kamizonocho, Shibuya 151-0052 Tokyo Prefecture

    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, 2-16-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda 101-0021 Tokyo Prefecture

    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 Shrine, 2-4-1 Fujimi, Chiyoda 102-0071 Tokyo Prefecture

    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: Togo Shrine, 1-5-3 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001 Tokyo Prefecture

    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Harajuku Station, Japan, 〒150-0001 Tōkyō-to, Shibuya City, Jingūmae, 1-chōme−18, 1 丁目 18
    Return Details
    1: Akihabara, Taito City, Tokyo, Japan
    2: Yanaka, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0001, Japan
    • Professional guide and Shinto expert
    • Photo opportunities
    • Public transportation between the different shrines included
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from meet-up and departure point
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • 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.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 9 April 2019

    Understanding Japanese Culture Mythology and Lifestyle Through Study of Shinto: Standard Shinto Tour The tour of the Meiji-jingu Shrine was outstanding! We were inspired by the guide’s presentation and knowledge of Shintoism as well as the beautiful shrine itself. We were also directed in how...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Carolyn V
    Reviewed 13 August 2018

    I took a privately guided Understanding Japanese Culture Mythology and Lifestyle Through Study of Shinto on August 3, 2018. My husband was on a business trip so I had the day to myself. I originally wanted to take a group tour and am so glad...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    1  Thank lagiefer
    Reviewed 18 March 2018

    Our tour guide was very informative, she made my son and I feel at ease. She even went an extra step and guided us to the fish market on the train after our tour was complete!! Now that's going the extra mile! I learned great...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
    2  Thank Chasity17
    Reviewed 7 February 2018

    I can't even begin to explain how amazing this tour was. It was more than anything I ever expected. The tour guide was really an expert in Shintoism and was an amazing teacher and guide for the day. I met the tour guide at Harajuku...More

    Date of experience: January 2018
    1  Thank Jessica Y
    JapanAwaits, Guest Relations Manager at Japan Awaits, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

    Thank you for your review, Jessica! The Shinto Shrine Tour is a very important tour to us, as we share the knowledge of Shintoism and how it relates to Japanese culture today, and we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed this tour with...More

    Reviewed 22 January 2018

    We visited multiple sites and I learned about Shintoism. Fantastic guide Ken took me around and even helped me learn the train system! It was very enjoyable and I would recommend this to anyone looking to do a different kind of tour.

    Date of experience: January 2018
    2  Thank masterww
    JapanAwaits, Guest Relations Manager at Japan Awaits, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

    Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We really hope to see you again soon in Japan.

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    11 June 2018|
    Response from Chasity17 | Reviewed this property |
    It is a lot of walking and we did have to catch the subway to get to the other shrines, so I'm not sure? sorry for the late response.
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