【Live tour】Tokyo /Lucky Cat Temple Tour
What we'll do
In this tour you will visit a beautiful shrine in the woods with a large open space which is used for a unique purpose and a Buddhist temple with countless figurines of beckoning cats, then take a city tram just for a few minutes and stop by a historic building which served as an office/residence of a rich farmer family who ruled the area on behalf of a powerful samurai lord. This tour will take you back to Tokyo as it was hundreds of years ago.
- Price per person (tax included)
- 2,750 JPY - / person
- Max participants
- Up to 5 people
- Hosted in English
- Communication tools
- Please download Zoom in advance.
- Best for learning Japan
- Things you need to know before the tour
【Live Tour 】
-The live tours will be held using Zoom meeting.
-Personal computers and smartphones can be used to participate, but when using a smartphone, please be sure to download the Zoom application in advance.
-The URL for the live tour will be sent to the email address you used to register no later than one hour before the start time.
-The webinar room will open to participants five minutes before the start of the tour.
-Participants may join the tour even if the start time has passed. However, please note that we will not be able to receive or respond to messages after the tour
-Depending on the internet connection on the day of the tour, there may be issues with the sound or video. We ask for your patience and understanding.
-Any internet or data fees incurred by participation in the live tours are the sole responsibility of the participant.
-In order to avoid any mishaps or trouble, the live tour may be recorded.
-The company and the WOW U mediators (guides) will not be responsible for any malfunctions of participants’ computers, smartphones, or tablets that may occur during the live tours.
-Please note that the contents of the live tours may be changed in the case of bad weather.
-Reservations cannot be canceled after payments have been made. Please double check your reservation before finalizing your purchase.
1Setagaya Hachiman Shrine
This Shinto shrine was established more than 900 years ago and has long been worshipped by local people as a guardian shrine of the community. Other than the colorful shrine building, you will visit a large open space used for a special purpose at annual festival and a tiny subsidiary shrine by a small but beautiful pond and mini-waterfall. Enjoy the serene atmosphere and guess what the space is used for.
Built in late 15c, this Buddhist temple, although not so large in scale, has a lot to offer; a very Japanese view with scattering maple trees and a three-story pagoda, a large incense burner with a roaring Chinese lion on top, etc. Above all, however, its biggest charm is hundreds of beckoning cat figurines. The temple has a fascinating story which links it with the cats, and you will learn it in this tour!
3Local administrator's residence
For about 300 years this building was used as the office/residence of Oba family, a rich farmer family whose head in many generations had served as a local administrator for a powerful samurai lord who owned the area. You can have a look at this traditional farm house and visit its kitchen with old kitchen stoves.
The area was so quiet and beautiful, with an old Shinto shrine and historical places. It was fun to follow our guide; Yumi took a city tram on tour. Thank you, Yumi san, for a wonderful tour.
Hi, I'm Yumi. I'm a government-certified tour guide, born and grew up in Tokyo. I am a sociable person and love to meet and talk with people with different cultural backgrounds. I think the greatest charm of Tokyo is that the old and the new coexist with each other. In my virtual tours I would like to take you to fascinating places such as the Lucky Cat Temple with countless beckoning cats, a park which boasts a wide variety of relocated and restored old Japanese buildings that make you feel as if you went back in time, or a fashionable shopping street lined with unique modern buildings designed by world-famous Japanese architects, etc. Now, let’s start your adventure with me and enjoy Tokyo to the fullest!