English Sightseeing Tours in Bunkyo City, Tokyo

更新日 2024年02月08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。 

 

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.
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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Upcoming Tour(s)  ~APPLY NOW!~

Origami Center and Yushima Tenmangu Shrine

Flyer(PDFファイル; 637KB)

Tour Table

Date 

 February 24, 2024 (Sat)

Time 

 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Meeting Time

 10:00 a.m.

Meeting Place

 JR Ochanomizu Station (Hijiribashi Exit)

Max Guests 

 20 (in order of arrival of applications) 

Participation Fee 

 Free!

Visiting Spots

①Origami Center

②Yushima

Tenmangu

Shrine 

① Origami Center is the birthplace of "origami", established in 1859. Here you will see many outstanding works of origami and fantastic demonstraions if you are lucky.

 

オリガミ 

 

② It is commonly called Yushima Tenjin and is a Shinto shrine which enshrines Michizane Sugawara, a historical figure respected as the "God of Learning". Enjoy viewing plums in full bloom.

 

梅 

  

 

Application 

 Application Form

 Deadline for Application

 23:59, Tue, February 20, 2024

 

 

Civic Center and Koishikawa Korakuen Garden

Flyer(PDFファイル; 647KB) 

 

Tour Table

Date 

 March 3, 2024 (Sun)

Time 

 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Meeting Time

 10:30 a.m.

Meeting Place

 Civic Center 1F, INFORMATION Desk

Max Guests 

 20 (in order of arrival of applications) 

Participation Fee 

 300 yen (entrance fee)

Visiting Spots

①Civic Center

②Koishikawa Korakuen Garden

① 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.

 

② Koishikawa Korakuen is one of the major Daimyo (feudal lord) gardens in Tokyo, built by Mito Tokugawa family in the early Edo period. Enjoy viewing plums in full bloom. 

小石川後楽園 

梅 

  

 

Application 

 Application Form

 Deadline for Application

 23:59, Wed, February 28, 2024

 

 

Past Tours

Civic Center and Koishikawa Korakuen Garden

Flyer(PDFファイル; 514KB)

 

Tour Table

Date 

 December 3, 2023 (Sun)

Time 

 10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Meeting Time

 10:15 a.m.

Meeting Place

 Civic Center 1F, INFORMATION Desk

Max Guests 

 20 (in order of arrival of applications) 

Participation Fee 

 300 (entrance fee)

Visiting Spots

①Civic Center

②Koishikawa Korakuen Garden

① 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.

 

② Koishikawa Korakuen is one of the major Daimyo (feudal lord) gardens in Tokyo, built by Mito Tokugawa family in the early Edo period. It is great to view autumn leaves in the beautiful Japanese garden.

 

紅葉 

  

 

Application 

 Application Form (CLOSED)

 Deadline for Application

 23:59, Thu, November 30, 2023

 

 

Nezu Shrine and the University of Tokyo

   (PDFファイル; 291KB)

 

Tour Table

Date 

 November 26, 2023 (Sun)

Time 

 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Meeting Time

 9:50 a.m.

Meeting Place 

 Akamon (Red Gate), the University of Tokyo

Max Guests 

 15 (in order of arrival of applications) 

Participation Fee 

 Free

Visiting Spots

①Nezu Shrine

②The University of Tokyo 

Nezu Shrine was built in 1706, by the then shogun. 

Its 7 structures are designated as important cultural properties. 

 

 根津神社

 

Akamon, the red gate of the University of Tokyo was constructed in 1827, according to established practice. Shinji-Ike, which is popularly called "Sanshiro-Ike", as set in Souseki Natsume's masterpiece.

 

三四郎池

赤門 

 

Application 

 Application Closed

 Deadline for Application

 23:59, Wed, November 22, 2023

( There is a scheduled system maintenance of the form

  10 p.m., Nov. 21 - 5 a.m., Nov. 22 )

 

 

Origami Center & Yushima Tenmangu Shrine Tour

 

 (PDFファイル; 571KB)

 

Tour Table

Date 

 November 11, 2023 (Sat)

Time   10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meeting Time  10:00 a.m.
Meeting Place   JR Ochanomizu Station (Hijiribashi Exit)
Max Guests   20 (in order of arrival of applications) 
Participation Fee 

  Free!

Visiting Spots

①Nezu Shrine

②The University of Tokyo 

Origami Center is the birthplace of "origami", established in 1859. Here you will see many outstanding works of origami and fantastic demonstrations. 

 おりがみ会館

 

Yushima Tenmangu Shrine is commonly called Yushima Tenjin and is a Shinto shrine which enshrines Michizane Sugawara, a historical figure respected as the "God of Learning". Enjoy viewing chrysanthemums in full bloom.

 

菊祭り

 

 

Application   Application Closed
 Deadline for Application

 23:59, Wed, November 8, 2023

( There is a scheduled system maintenance of the form

  10 p.m., Nov. 21 - 5 a.m., Nov. 22 )

 

 

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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電話番号:03-3812-7111(代表)

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