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Asakusa at night(June 25, 2023)

  • 2023.06.26

Many thanks for joining our tour in Asakusa on June 25. We welcomed 30 people from UK, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Portugal, America, Singapore, Australia and Japan. It was hot but sunny weather in the middle of the rainy season. I hope you enjoyed the tour with us and treasure these memories. As promised, the pictures we took are posted. Walking in the Sensoji grounds in the evening is great fun. The temple is always very crowded in the daytime, but at night, it’s much less crowded and easier to walk around. Also, you may feel a cool breeze around this time of the year. The buildings, statues and lanterns are all beautifully lit up until 11p.m. and the city night lights attract more tourists. You may pray and make a wish if you like even after the main hall is closed. Go up to the 8th floor of the Culture Information Center and enjoy a panoramic view of Asakusa until the Center closes at 10p.m. You can see Japan’s tallest structure, the Tokyo Sky Tree, and other buildings from the rooftop. On the other side, the Sensoji temple buildings stand out with their bright lights. The Kaminarimon gate is […]


Thank you for joining our Tokyo Free Walking Tour for the East Garden of the Imperial Palace on 24th June. We welcomed 45 booked and drop-in guests from 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🇪🇸🇨🇭🇹🇼🇺🇸🇦🇺🇵🇭🇸🇬🇫🇷🇳🇱🇦🇷🇨🇴 making 4 groups, and enjoyed the tour and the conversation. It seems the students in USA start summer vacation, so students with their families joined too. During tour, I talked about Mt.Fuji 🗻. The hight is 3776m, the highest beautiful symmetry mountain in Japan. Some guests sometimes have concerns to climb Mt.Fuji. This time as well. So let me compensate more. Only summer season can climb, from July until begin of September. There are 4 routes for beginners, well experienced, it depends. We can go to 5th station by bus, then can head to the top. To round-trip to the top, it takes at least one day from sunrise to sunset, you need well power and stamina. So if you want to day trip, it’s better to round-trip to the 6th station not to the top to avoid any risks for internationals. If you try to the top, it’s good to book and stay in a mount hut on the way after well training and prepared for the climbing. Please don’t […]

Meiji Shrine and Harajuku Tour on June 18th, 2023; Father’s Day and Lucky Day for a Wedding Ceremony

  • 2023.06.19

Thank you for choosing our Meiji Shrine and Harajuku tour on June 18th, 2023. We welcomed 13 guests from Italy, Singapore, Germany, USA, and UK. I hope all of you enjoyed and shared interesting conversations with us during the tour. As promised, group photos and snapshots are attached to remember the fun times we had. The rainy season has begun, but today was a beautiful sunny day. It was a little hot, but we had a good time with our cheerful guests. Today was the luckiest day “Taian” when everything goes well. The best day to have a wedding ceremony. We were lucky enough to see the bride’s procession. Our guests were very interested and took pictures. If you would like to see a traditional Japanese Shinto wedding ceremony, please join this tour. It was Father’s Day. In Japan, Father’s Day is the third Sunday in June. Mother’s Day is the second Sunday in May. On Mother’s Day, children send carnations to their mothers as a token of their appreciation. Unfortunately, Father’s Day is often forgotten. When is Father’s Day in your country? How do you show your appreciation on Father’s Day? My father has already passed away and I […]

Tour Report on the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace, 14th June 2023. CHERRY field gem in the rainy season.

  • 2023.06.16

Many thanks for joining the tour “The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace” on 14th of June. We welcomed 17 guests from USA, Switzerland and Italy. We were lucky that we didn’t have much rain during the tour even in this rainy season. We took a walk in the park without an umbrella. We hope all guests enjoyed the tour and the lunch (some had Ramen ( ^^) _U~~) after the tour. As we have announced, photos taken during the tour are attached to remember nice time we spent together. 【group A】 【group B】 【group C】 In the evening of that day I received gorgeous cherries named SATONISHIKI . It was a wonderful present from my former classmate Yoshi-kun. He grows cherries for long years  in Sagae , Yamagata prefecture.  He said “Every year I learn new things about growing cherries.  Thanks to the cooperation of my family, I am able to grow cherries. “   The fruit is known for its delicacy and requires skilled tecknique to be brought up. I am sure that his family love cherries so much and they make continuous efforts to grow them. If you try cherries,  you will be surrounded by big LOVE […]

Asakusa & Ueno Park tours June 11

  • 2023.06.13

Thank you for joying our tours at Asakusa and Ueno Park. Despite the rainy morning, we were able to host enthusiastic guests from the Netherlands, the United States, Spain, Czech, Brazil, Australia and the Philippines. Now the rainy season is on, but Sunday’s precipitation was tolerable betraying the weather forecast. Good for everybody. And the guides were pleased to be drenched instead with a rain of inspiring questions from the eager guests, none of which we hope had been drained in vain but been shared and discussed among the participants making our tours more informative and interactive. Thank you for sharing experience with us. As we have announced, we posted the photos taken during the tours to help you recall the fun time we had together. Please tell your friends about TFWT, Toyo Free Walking Tour. We also expect to see you again soon as repeating guests. Till then. Your feedback is very important for upgrading our tour contents. We’d very much appreciate it if you would leave comments on Facebook or Tripadvisor. Don’t be sad. Today was a bad luck day, it promises a better day tomorrow. Ueno Park tour photos below. Posted by ‘Dragon’

Iris in full bloom in the rainy season sky (TSUYU) : Tour report of The East Garden of the Imperial Palace Tour on June 10th, 2023

Many thanks for joining us on our tour at the East Garden of the Imperial Palace on June 10th. We welcomed 15 guests from Singapore, USA, India, Italy and Ecuador. It was a tremendous opportunity for us to meet wonderful people from all over the world and exchange the cultural information. 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. (GroupA) (Group B) Before the tour, we were worried about raining since the rainy season (TSUYU) has just started in Tokyo, but, thank to our guest that the rain stopped before the tour. What’s more, the rain in the morning revitalized the irises in the garden, making us very happy. We always strive to give high-quality tours. Your feedback is very important and usefulto us. If you have a moment, please consider posting comments about the tour on ourTripAdvisor /Facebook etc. Your remarks will certainly help us improve and continuedeveloping our tours. Also, please tell your family and friends about us. Next timeyou’re […]

Tour Report: Meiji Shrine & Harajuku on June 4, 2023, Goshuin collection!

Thank you to those who participated in the TFWT tour at Meiji Shrine and Harajuku on June 4. We hope you all enjoyed and shared interesting and joyful conversations with each other during the tour. On this specific day, we welcomed 12 guests from Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel, and Spain. It was a surprisingly calm and beautiful Sunday morning after heavy rain had hit due to the typhoon. Have you ever heard of Goshuin stamps? Goshuin is a red ink stamp issued by a shrine or a temple, and people collect them on special notebooks.  These days, goshuin collection is becoming more and more popular among both domestic and international tourists. Bonsai 500 years old! Your feedback or comments are always important and helpful to us all. If you enjoyed our tour, please consider posting a review on our TripAdvisor/Facebook etc.  Once again, thank you very much for joining the Tokyo Free Walking Tour during your precious time in Tokyo.  Please don’t forget to share your experiences with your families and friends! For more information about our tour, please visit our web site at https://tfwt.jp/top/meiji-shrine-and-harajuku/ , https://www.facebook.com/TokyoFWT or Tokyo Free Walking Tour at https://www.tripadvisor.jp/ . (Reported by Kazuyo)

The East Garden of the Imperial Palace Tour on June 3rd,2023.

  • 2023.06.05

Thank you for choosing our tour at the East Garden of the Imperial Palace on June 3rd, 2023. We welcomed 33 guests from US, Canada, Australia, Bulgaria, Singapore, Turkey, Ireland, Israel and Saudi Arabia. I hope all of you enjoyed and shared interesting conversations with us during the tour. As promised, group photos and snapshots are attached to remember the fun times we had. NINJA!? We welcomed many drop-in guests. We are always open to anyone who wants to join. You can just ask us. We are happy to be your friends. The weather was horrible until that morning, but by the time we started our tour it was starting to clear up and ended up perfect weather with blue sky. It was perfect condition to see fresh Hydrangea and Iris after rain. Some of our guides explained about the history of Hydrangea and Iris. Gardening has developed since Samurai Edo period. Now we have famous Bonsai culture, Japanese garden and Cherry blossoms. Hydrangea is basically originated in Japan. (There are some in Asia.) It was small plain shrub until Dr. Siebold introduced the plant to Europe. It was bread into gorgeous flower in western countries and reintroduced to Japan. […]