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That walking tour is so much fun and really informative! Tour report of June 2nd in Meiji-JIngu and Harajuku street.

That walking tour is so much fun and really informative! Tour report of June 2nd in Meiji-JIngu and Harajuku street.

Hey guys! Coming to Japan?

The best way to enjoy Tokyo is with local friends who know their stuff. No friends in Japan? No worries!
We’re Tokyo Free Walking Tour, a non-profit group of English-speaking guides. We love sharing cool facts about Japanese history and culture, and meeting people from all over the world. Our tours are 100% free—no tips, no fees.

Curious about our walking tour? Today, we explored Meiji-jingu and Harajuku. Meiji-jingu is near Shibuya, where you’ll probably check out the crazy scramble crossing and Hachiko statue—I love that spot!
Meiji-jingu is a Shinto shrine, and visiting it is a great way to understand Japan. Even if you’re not Shinto, everyone is welcome.


Today, we split into three groups. My group included a fun couple from France and a cool guy from Canada, along with two middle-aged local guys and a young local woman as guides. Three guests, three guides. Since we’re non-commercial, we have lots of local guides, so you get to chat with a bunch of locals during the tour.

We walked to the main shrine building and greeted the deities in the local way. Along the way, we exchanged lots of tips and ideas. Our guests asked many questions, and we answered as much as we could, covering everything from religion and history to real life in Japan. It was so interesting!


After Meiji-jingu, we walked through Takeshita Street in Harajuku, a trendy spot popular with teenagers. My daughter loved it when she was a teen. It’s a fun slice of real Japanese life, even if it’s far from Shintoism.


Why not join our fun and informative walking tour? Advance booking is recommended. Check out our tour schedule here:

https://www.supersaas.com/schedule/TFWT/Tokyo_Free_Walking_Tour
See you soon in Tokyo!


Posted by Masa Ito