English Sightseeing Tours in Bunkyo City, Tokyo

更新日 2020年02月28日

 

 English Sightseeing Tours in Bunkyo City, Tokyo

 

文京区にはたくさんの魅力ある庭園、寺社、文化施設があります。文京区の英語観光ガイドが外国人の方に区の魅力を紹介します。ツアー情報を確認のうえ、インターネットでお申込みください。

※英語観光ガイドツアーは英語を理解する外国人の方が対象のため、英語での案内となります。 

 

Bunkyo City is proud to host an exciting variety of attractive gardens, temples, shrines, and interesting cultural facilities. 
What's more, the city also sponsors a volunteer sightseeing guide service, operated by English-speaking Bunkyo City citizens,
all of whom are eager to guide you to the city's points of interest.

If you would like to take advantage of this service, please read the tour information available on our website, and then complete the online application form.

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When participating in a tour, please note the following;

  1. Each tour takes about two hours. You will be spending a lot of time walking, so it is important to wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Please bring sufficient drinking water with you.
  2. Please refrain from posting personal information or images, such as the names and photographs of the tour guides or other tour participants, on websites or in other media without obtaining prior consent of the persons concerned.
  3. Generally speaking, tours will not be cancelled due to inclement weather. However, they may be cancelled if safety or security concerns warrant. If a cancellation occurs, the tour organizers will try to contact all scheduled participants.

Annoucement of Upcoming Tour(s)

 

 

We are planing the following tour

March 2020

Cherry blossom viewing tour 

 

Once the details are decided, we will update this page. 

 

 

 Tour Table - Apply Now !!

Yushima Tour (Origami Center&Yushima Tenmangu Shrine)

 Flier(PDFファイル; 670KB)

 

 Tour Code  Y 29-02-2020
Date   29 Feb 2020 (Sat)
Time   10:00 a.m.~12:00 noon
Meeting time   9:45 a.m.
Meeting Place 

 JR Ochanomizu Station

 Hijiribashi Exit 

Participation Fee   Free
Deadline for Application   24:00, 26 Feb 2020

Place to Visit

Origami Center 

 

Birthplace of "origami", established in 1859. Each floor of the building has different and fascinating features.

 

Origami - Demo

Origami Ball 

Place to visit

Yushima Tenmangu Shrine 

 

Enshrines a historical figure who was respected as "God of Learning". This is the place to pray for academic success, and people all over Japan come here.

The Plum Tree Festival will be held in the shrine where you can enjoy seeing many beautiful plum(Ume) blossoms.

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UmeYushima 

 Application Form  Not applicable
 

 

  

PAST TOURS  

The University of Tokyo & Nezu Shrine Tour

Tour Table

東大・根津ツアー
スケジュール
 Tour code N 23-6-2019
Tour Name  The University of Tokyo & Nezu Shrine  
Participation Fee

 Free 

 Date & Time  June 23rd 2019 Sunday 10:00-12:15
 Deadline  June 20th 2019 Thursday 24:00 midnight
Meeting time & place   Akamon (red gate) at the University of Tokyo
9:50 a.m.
Details   Flier(PDFファイル; 608KB)
 Application form  not applicable

  

 

 The University of Tokyo
The university, renowned for its academic excellence, is the oldest national university in Japan. "Akamon" was constructed in 1827.Also famous is Shinji Ike, which is popularly called "Sanshiro Ike" as set in Souseki Natsume's masterpiece.
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 Nezu Shrine
The shrine built in 1706 by the then Shogun, is beautiful with a "Gongenzukuri" architectural style. Its seven structures are designated as important cultural properties.
 Nezu Shrine

 

 

Koishikawa Korakuen Tour  

Tour Table

Tour Code

Tour Name

Participation Fee

K 2-6-2019 

Koishikawa Korakuen Tour Free  (no guide fee, but 300 yen to enter the gardens)
Date Time Deadline
June 2nd, 2019, Sunday 10:15 - 12:15

24:00' midnight, 

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Famous Sites / Places to Visit
Bunkyo Civic Center

Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens

 

Enjoy the wonderful view from the top of Bunkyo Civic Center. Tokyo Skytree is in your sight! Plus, depending on the weather, Mt. Fuji!!

 

 

 

 

 ※ 「画像提供文京区観光協会」 

 

 ※Photographic images are provided by Bunkyo Tourist Information.

One of the major Daimyo (feudal lord) gardens in Tokyo, built by Mito Tokugawa family in the early Edo period. It is great fun viewing irises in full bloom in the beautiful Japanese garden. 

 

 

 

 

Details Flier(PDFファイル; 729KB)
Form  not applicable

 

Koishikawa Korakuen Tour

Tour Table

Tour Code

Tour Name

Participation Fee

K 31-3-2019 

Koishikawa Korakuen Tour Free  (no guide fee, but 300 yen to enter the gardens)
Date Time Deadline
March 31st, 2019, Sunday 10:15 - 12:15

24:00' midnight, 

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Famous Sites / Places to Visit
Civic Center

Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens

Enjoy the wonderful view from the top of Bunkyo Civic Center. Tokyo Skytree, too, is  in your sight.

 

One of the major Daimyo (feudal lord) gardens in Tokyo, built by Mito Tokugawa family in the early Edo period. It is great fun to walk around the beautiful Japanese gardens where you can also cherry blossoms in full bloom.

 

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Details Flier(PDFファイル; 974KB)
Form Not applicable

 

 

Gokokuji Tour

Tour Table

Tour Code

Tour Name

Participation Fee

G 30-3-2019

Gokokuji Tour Free
Date Time Deadline
March 30th, 2019, Saturday 09:45' - 12:30' (Fully booked)
Famous Sites / Places to Visit
Gokokuji-temple Higo Hosokawa Garden  

This temple was built in 1681 by the 5th Edo Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi. The main hall of this temple is the largest wooden building of that time, existing in Tokyo to date.

 

  

 

A strolling garden with ponds and hills where the Japanese style house of the Kumamoto Lord was located.

 

 

Let’s enjoy cherry blossom viewing along the Kanda River! You may get a sense of Japanese people’s special feelings for cherry blossoms! 

  

 

Details  Flier(PDFファイル; 951KB)
Form Not applicable
      

 

Koishikawa Korakuen Tour

Tour Table

Tour Code

Tour Name

Participation Fee

K 24-2-2019 

Koishikawa Korakuen Tour Free  (no guide fee, but 300 yen to enter the gardens)
Date Time Deadline
February 24h, 2019, Sunday 10:15 - 12:15

24:00' midnight, 

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Famous Sites / Places to Visit
Civic Center

Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens

Enjoy the wonderful view from the top of Bunkyo Civic Center. Tokyo Skytree, too, is  in your sight.

 

One of the major Daimyo (feudal lord) gardens in Tokyo, built by Mito Tokugawa family in the early Edo period. It is great fun to walk around the beautiful Japanese gardens where you can also enjoy plums in full bloom.

 Cherry

 Cherry 2

Cherry and Civic Center 

 

 

 

Details Flier(PDFファイル; 974KB)
Form Not applicable

 

 

 

Enquiries:

City Exchange Section

Academy Promotion Division.

Academy Promotion Department

Bunkyo City Office

Bunkyo Civic Center 17F

1-16-21 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 〒112-8555

Tel:03‐5803‐1310(Direct)

Fax:03‐5803‐1369

Email:b250500●city.bunkyo.lg.jp

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