☆OVERVIEW☆ We visit one temple, and one shrine selected from many choices. Both Zojoji Temple and Atago Shrine are located in Minato Ward, central part of Tokyo, with sophisticated and serene atmosphere. Especially if you like calm place more than hustle and bustle, this experience would be perfect. The host majoring in history in university explains in both interesting and easy-to-understand manner by using tailor-made presentation! ☆SCHEDULE☆ (1) Meeting at Zojoji Temple Big Red Gate (OR JR Hamamatsucho-station upon request) ↓ (2)Visit to Zojoji Temple: enjoy magnificent scenery of the temple main hall and Tokyo Tower as well as historic explanation ↓ walking for about 10 minutes ↓ (3)Visit to Atago Shrine: climb steep steps said to be beneficial for business success ↓ (4) End of the experience, and take you to the nearest station upon your request station (Toranomon-station) ☆RECOMMENDED, ESPECIALLY IF☆ - you are interested in traditional things and history in general. - you don't have much time and seeking for somewhere near city center - you have already been to Asakusa and other famous places and look for something new
Hi! My name is Kai Tokyonaga. I've been growing up in Japan and now working for several universities as an English lecturer. Other than English education, I'm really into history and majored in it in my undergraduate. I sometimes teach Japanese history to non-Japanese students in English. In my experience, not only visiting sites, I'll also give you an explanation by using tailor-made presentation with interesting quizzes and historic materials on my tablet. In addition, I'm friendly and fluent speaker of English. I've studied and worked in English speaking countries for more than 3 years in total. I also offer history tour in Asakusa, so you can choose whichever tour depending on your convenience and interests. You are free to ask any questions about Japan during my tour!!
Host as an experienced amateur photographer take your photos and send them through app, upon request.
●Zojoji Temple Zojoji boasts huge precinct with serene atmosphere. A big front gate, thousand care guardian deities, and Tokyo Tower behind the temple are all great photogenic spots. ●Atago Shrine Built in 1603, Atago Shrine stands at the highest hill in Tokyo. The attraction of this shrine is its steps called "steps for success" whose angle is almost 40 degrees.
shoes suitable for walking
The length of the tour may vary from 90 minutes to 120 minutes depending on the number of participants, weather, and other conditions.