Private Tour - A Tour of Traditional Japanese Beauty and Scholarship

Komaba, just 5 minutes away from the city center, is home to one of Japan's most prestigious universities, The University of Tokyo. It is a less-known tourist spot filled with Japanese history, including Japanese handcrafts and literature, as well as architecture of both Japanese and Western-style mansions.

Different from the touristic hustle and bustle of Tokyo, you will walk through quiet residential areas to the largest mosque in Japan,Tokyo Camii. It has become a Turkish cultural center where many Turkish gather daily.
If you’re interested in experiencing some education and a range of cultures, Komaba is the place for you!

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  • What's included :
    • Tour Guide
    • Private Tour
    • Necessary expenses for the tour guide
    What's excluded :
    • Travel expenses and entrance fees for your own
    • Money for food/drinks, souvenirs, and extra activities for your own
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • The use of private van
    • Entry/Admission - Japan Folk Crafts Museum (Mingeikan)
    • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Modern Japanese Literature
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Komabano Park, 2-19-70 Komaba, Meguro 153-0041 Tokyo Prefecture

    A park where you can relax and spend time. It is a park that has become the cornerstone of Japan's modern agricultural development. Japan's modern rice making started here! Today it is a park flourishing nature where locals come to relax.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Japan Folk Crafts Museum (Mingeikan), 4-3-33 Komaba, Meguro 153-0041 Tokyo Prefecture

    This unusual art museum captures everyday crafts created by anonymous craftsmen. Here there are numerous potteries, textiles, paintings etc. with a rustic beauty. In addition, the building itself is unique, incorporating both Japanese and Western architecture.

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Former Maeda Residence Hontei Wakan, 4-861 Komaba, Meguro 153-0041 Tokyo Prefecture

    A former samurai residence where both Japanese and Western architecture is combined. There are western elements unique to the transition period, whilst also incorporating decorations unique to Japan such as the Japanese garden.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: The Museum of Modern Japanese Literature, 4-3-55 Komaba, Meguro 153-0041 Tokyo Prefecture

    A museum where 1.2 million Japanese literature books are stored. There is also a nice cafe inside where you can get a closer glimpse of the literature stored.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center, 1-19 Oyamacho, Shibuya 151-0065 Tokyo Prefecture

    We have seen Japanese architecture until now, now it is time to visit a mosque. This mosque was originially built by Japanese volunteers. Today the building has been rebuilt, it will surely take your breath away.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Shibuya Station, 2 Chome-24 Shibuya, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0002, Japan
    Return Detail :
    Yoyogi-Uehara Station, 3 Chome-8 Nishihara, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-0066, Japan
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • The route will be altered slightly if you visit on the following days, as The Museum of Modern Japanese Literature will be closed : every Sunday and Monday, the fourth Thursday of every month, and the third week of February and June.
    • The travel expense is not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest. (Entrance fees, transportation fees, activity fees, etc. - at least about JPY 2000)
    • If you do not arrive at the specified starting place after 60 minutes from the agreed meeting time, the tour will be considered canceled.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-85886P253

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