Tokyo half day Private Tour Guide-Daimyo Garden & Old Town

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・Koishikawa-korakuen, Japanes Style Landscape Garden, created by Daimyo (feudal load)

・Nezu-jinjya, Shinto-Shrine 

・Yanaka, Tokyo Old Downton

Koishikakawa Kairakuen Garden

Koishikakawa Kairakuen Garden

Nezu Jinzya Torii Gate

Nezu Jinzya Sakura Mon

Nezu Zinja Azalea


09:30 Meet at JR Iidabashi Station (飯田橋駅) (or Your Hotel)

09:50 Koishikawa-korakuen: One of the Most famous Daimyo (feudal lord) garden, founded by Mito Yorifusa and Mito Mitsukuni in 17th Century, with the advice from Zhu Shun Shui, Chinese Scholar.

Koishikawa Korakuen Japanese Garden

11:00 Nezu-jinjya Shrine is established in 1705, elegant Shinto architecture.

*It is said Nezu shrine is founded by Yamato Takeru-no-mikoto(日本武尊) nearly 1,0000 years ago, and it is counted as one of the ten famous Shinto Shrine in Tokyo. It is also Known for azalea flower viewing spot. There are historical monuments relating to Japanese famous writers, such as Mori Ogai and Natsume Soseki. The current shrine is founded in Hoei 3 (1706).

Nezu Jinzya

12:00 Walk Old town Yanaka (谷中), feel the atmosphere of the old Down Town Tokyo (shitamachi).

Yanaka is in Taito ward and near Nezu Jinzya and Ueno Park. This is rare district where you can feel still feel old good days Nostalgia of Edo period. There is a shopping street called Yanaga Ginza and you can buy many charming groceries, at 50 Yen. In showa period, Japanese people enjoyed themselves, by thinking 1 hour "which confectionery I should choose" to find small happiness.

Choice of your liking:

Akihabara, Asakusa, Shibuya, Sky tree. Please tell me Your interests!


Tokyo Tower



What to Expect

・Koishikawa garden is one of the most famous Daimyo (feudal lord) garden in Tokyo.

・This is Edo style amusement park; we will find small China, Kyoto, Lake Biwako. 

・Cherry Blossom Viewing Spot. 

・Nezu-jinjya Shrine is established in 1705, elegant Shinto architecture.(Azalea Festival is held from early April till early May.)(Tokugawa Ienobu, 6th Shogun of Edo Government is enshrined.)

・Stroll Old town Yanaka, feel the atmosphere of the old Tokyo Downtown.

Choice of your liking:

Akihabara, Asakusa, Sky Tree, Shibuya, Please tell me where you want to go.


1) The tour will not be conducted during instances of extreme weather such as typhoons and snowstorms.

2) Warm clothes and shoes are recommended for the walk in winter. 

3) Please advise us if you have any religious or health restrictions, allergies, or have other specific requests.

What's included

guide fee

 What's not included

  • Travel expenses to/from the place where the guide meets you and his residence. 
  • Admission fees to temples/shrines/museums/etc. (you and guide) (apx.1600JPY/person)
  • Train fees. (you and guide) (apx.4600JPY/person) *For those who have the JR PASS - train ride is covered.
  • Bus fees. (you and guide) (apx.500JPY/person)
  • Lunch 
  • Other actual tour-related expenses (if any).


  • Meeting Point JR Iidabashi Station or Your hotel
  • Ending Point Somewhere Tokyo 
  • Duration 5 hours
  • Starting time 09:30 AM

Number of people up to 6 people

Tour Price USD $260.00

More Info about Japanese Garden

Koishikawa Garden


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

  • Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact me by phone or email.

Can you tell me about starting and ending points of the tour?

  • After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, I will take care of you! contact me by phone or email

What happens after I book a tour?

  • After booking a tour, I will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then I will send notification by email.

Is the price per person or per group?

  • The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people, However, maximum number of people is up to 6, in this tour. 

Can I add more people to my booking?

  • Please contact me. 

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

  • No. Your tour is private. 

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

  • Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportation. For further details, please contact me.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

  • Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Please contact me.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.

If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.

  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • Please tell me your interests! I look forward to meeting you in Japan.

Special Thanks

Hiromi Nishiwaki

Hiromi Nishiwaki


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Hiromi Nishiwaki

Office Flora "JAPANOPHILE " Promotion was founded as a Japanese culture Research firm in 2017. We provide exciting information on Japanese Art and Culture and offer intellectual excitements though the prism of Hiromi Nishiwaki. We provide deep insights about Japanese traditional culture and Art from a Western perspective while keeping the core concepts from the Japanese Spiritual and traditional values intact. Our mission is to contribute to world happiness and prosperity.

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