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Understanding Japanese Culture Mythology and Lifestyle Through Study of Shinto

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Shibuya City, Japan
Understanding Japanese Culture Mythology and Lifestyle Through Study of Shinto

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Overview

Shintoism is an ancient religion that originates in Japan. On this tour, you’ll gain a better understanding of Japanese culture, and religious beliefs by exploring the city with a Shintoism expert. By traveling with a guide, you won’t have to worry about navigating, and you’ll learn things that you wouldn’t find out otherwise. It’s ideal for travelers with limited time as you’ll see three shrines on one tour. As you explore the shrines, you’ll learn how to purify yourself, pray for good fortune, and attract success.
  • A small-group tour means a more personalized experience
  • A great way to learn about Japanese culture, mythology, and Shintoism
  • Save time and visit three Shinto shrines on one tour
  • Avoid long visitor lines—entrance fees are included
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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

Departure Point

1 Chome-18 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan

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

Akihabara, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0006, Japan

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.

Return Details

Yanaka, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0001, Japan
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Japan Awaits

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Understanding Japanese Culture Mythology and Lifestyle Through Study of Shinto?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Understanding Japanese Culture Mythology and Lifestyle Through Study of Shinto?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Understanding Japanese Culture Mythology and Lifestyle Through Study of Shinto?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Understanding Japanese Culture Mythology and Lifestyle Through Study of Shinto?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Getting to understand Shinto , through 3 shrines
ab123307
, Dec 2019
It was a nice tour. Beautiful scenery and history. Our tour guide Katsunori Fugiwara was very informative. He met us at the station and took us to 3 different Shinto shrines. I have to say that it was a very long walk, so be prepared. The tour guide gave us a great description of the shrines and their context in the history of the Japan, while showing us images of mentioned characters, places and events. He explained Shintoism and comparing it with other world beliefs which was easier for us to understand. He was very polite and patient to answer all our question, related to the tour or in general on Japanese culture. He was also very respectful which made us feel very comfortable. As we were on a private tour, he was very flexible with what we wanted to see and even stayed with us more than 3 hours. Even after finishing the tour he was kind enough to take from his own time to come with us to our next area we wanted to visit. Thanks a lot Katsunori Fugiwara!
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This tour is a must for people that want to get an idea of Japanese culture and lifestyle
Nikolaos S
, Jun 2019
This was one of the highlights of our visit to Japan - thanks to our great guide Asami. As we were going through the shrines, Asami was giving us a lot of in depth information for the Japanese culture, the relationship of this culture to the shrines, as well as how the Japanese culture relates to other cultures. As a bonus we were lucky to have by chance 3 Japanese marriages taking place in front of us in the 3 different shrines and we were given information about the marriage rituals in Japan. On top of that Asami gave us a lot of guidance on how to get around Tokyo with public transport giving detailed advice on how to buy tickets and use them and gave us extremely useful advice on how to get to different places in Tokyo and the best tours we can book in Tokyo to enjoy the best Tokyo has to offer. Extremely nice experience made great by an amazing guide - thank you Asami!
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Really great tour with an amazing...
Wesley D
, Jan 2018
Really great tour with an amazing guide Ken. Lots of information shared and it was a lot of fun. He even found a great FUGU place for me!

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