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Tour report of Asakusa and Ueno Park on Nov. 20th

  • 2022.11.21

Thank you so much for joining our tours at Asakusa in the morning and Ueno Park in the afternoon on Nov 20th. We welcomed 24 guests in total from Singapore, India,Puerto Rico, US and UK. How global! It was a little chilly and rainy day, but all of guests was with us till the end. We really appreciate all guest for sharing precious time and inspiring us with interesting conversations. As promised, group photos and snapshots are attached so that you can remember the fun we had during the tour. I hope you enjoyed out tour as we did very much. (Asakusa) (Ueno Park) During the tours, we encountered many children cutely-dressed in Kimono. They visited to Asakusa Shrine with their family to celebrate Shichi-Go-San ceremony. Shichi-Go-San literary means 7, 5 and 3, and it is a traditional Japanese annual event for praying the healthy growth of children aged 3, 5 and 7. It was traditionally held on Nov 15th , we can see them around this period. The family uses this opportunity to take commemorative photos at a photo studio. Seeing such happy families make me warm and remind the gratitude for the peace. We always strive to give […]

Tour Report on Nov. 6th (Meiji Shrine and Harajuku tour)

  • 2022.11.17

Do you know how to pray at the Japanese Shrine?? Many thanks to 5 guests participating in the tour to Meiji Jingu shrine and Harajuku on Nov. 6th. They came from the UK and Singapore. We split into 3 groups.  We totally enjoyed a refreshing autumn day at this shrine, which is located in the middle of the city but surrounded by nature. For more than 300 years, chrysanthemum planting has been a part of the traditional culture of the Japanese people. There are also many of the family with little kids celebrating their coming to age of three, five or seven, which is called “Shich-go-san”. After taking a look around the traditional shrine area, we also enjoyed to go out to the modern city site known as Harajuku area! The next tour will be held on DEC. 18th, 2022.  We are looking forward to booking many of you on the following sites: Our website –> https://tfwt.jp/top/meiji-shrine-and-harajuku/ , https://www.facebook.com/TokyoFWT or Tokyo Free Walking Tour at https://www.tripadvisor.jp/ . Thank you.

The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace on Nov.16th, 2022

  • 2022.11.16

Thank you for choosing our tour at the East gardens of the Imperial Palace on Nov.16th,2022. We welcomed 2 guests from Singapore and Chile. I hope all of you enjoyed the tour.It was such a beautiful day.Now is the beginning of the best autumn leaves’ season. You can enjoy various autumn leaves here at the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace. We talked a lot about historical background of the gardens. And Guests’ talked about their countries and we shared wonderful time together. As promised, group photos and snapshots are attached to remember the fun times we had.Your feedback is important and helpful to us. If you enjoyed our tour, please considerposting a review on our TripAdvisor/Facebook etc. Your comments will help contributeto higher-quality tours. Once again, thank you for choosing Tokyo Free Walking Tourduring your precious time in Tokyo. In case you happen to be back in Tokyo, pleasejoin another one of our tours.For more information about our tour, please visit our web site athttps://tfwt.jp/top/east-gardens-of-the-imperial-palace/ ,https://www.facebook.com/TokyoFWTor Tokyo Free Walking Tour at https://www.tripadvisor.jp/ .It was very nice to have you with us and hope to see you again!! (posted by Sakamoto)

The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace Tour on November 5th, 2022

  • 2022.11.06

Thank you for choosing our tour at the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace on Nov. 5th. We welcomed 5 guests from UK and Israel. I hope all of you enjoyed our tour and shared with us interesting conversation of history and culture for a few hours. We’ve posted group photos and snapshots so that you can look back on the fun times we had. It was a warm and comfortable day. Leaves were beginning to change color. We could enjoy autumn leaves, flowers, and a lot of fruits in orchards. Near the orchards we could see Asarum leaves. Asarum is the motif of the Tokugawa Shogun family crest. We can see Tokugawa Family crests on the roof tiles of a guardhouse of Edo castle. Once again, thank you so much for joining us on our tour. We enjoyed talking with guests and learned a lot from them. We always make efforts to improve our tours and highly appreciate your feedback on our TripAdvisor/Facebook etc. Your comments motivate us to continue our volunteer activities. We’d love to see you again! Thank you! (posted by Kaori)