English Sightseeing Tours in Bunkyo City, Tokyo

更新日 2020年08月28日


 English Sightseeing Tours in Bunkyo City, Tokyo





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 planning the following tours;

November 2020

Origami Center and Yushima Tenmangu Shrine 


December 2020

Koishikawa Korakuen Garden  


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




 Yushima Tenmangu Shrine & Origami Center Tour
Tour Table
  Tour Code  Y29-02-2020
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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Bunkyo Civic Center & Koishikawa Korakuen Garden Tour


Tour Table
Tour Code   K 23-2-2020

 23 Feb 2020 (Sun) 

Time   10:15 a.m. ~12:15 p.m.
Meeting time   10:00 a.m.
Meeting Place   Civic Center 1F, INFORMARTION Desk
Participation Fee   Free
Entrance Fee   300 Yen (for Koishikawa Korakuen Garden)
Deadline for Application   24:00, 20 Feb 2020 (Thur)

Place to visit 

Civic Center 

 Enjoy the wonderful view from the top of Bunkyo Civic Center. Tokyo Skytree comes into sight!  Plus you may be able to see Mt.Fuji, if you are lucky.


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Place to visit

Koishikawa Korakuen Garden 

 One of major Daimyo (feudal lord) gardens in Tokyo, built by Mito Tokugawa Family in early Edo period. Enjoy viewing Japanese Apricot (Ume) in full bloom.






The University of Tokyo & Nezu Shrine Tour
Tour Table
 Tour code N 23-6-2019
Tour Name  The University of Tokyo & Nezu Shrine  
Participation Fee


 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!!





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 ※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







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Academy Promotion Division.

Academy Promotion Department

Bunkyo City Office

Bunkyo Civic Center 17F

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




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