Thriving Shinjuku History & Fancy Sake Walking Tour

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This tour is a walking tour for about 2.5 hours in the daytime. We'll enjoy to know the history of Shinjuku with the changes along the times to stop by a national garden to feel the spirit of the modernization. There are several shrines or temples in Shinjuku, which include spiritual power spots or old tragic stories in the floating world. The area is interesting as the secular world and sacred world stand like side by side. The guide will take you to one or two of them as much as I can in the tour time to know the key figure and the local energy at the time. We'll pass by the retro bar streets to touch a part of the modern history near to today and then we'll walk through the neon sign board streets as it very reflects the change in social conditions in the current time stream. We would like to taste a Japanese sweet dumpling at a long established wagashi shop when we come across to it. After the long walk, we'll definitely enjoy tasting fine sake to avoid nothing special.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

We'll visit a national garden, which was used to be the suburban residence of the feudal lord in the Edo period and later it was remodeled into an imperial garden with the transition of the times after the samurai period ended.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Taiso-ji Temple

Next, the tour will introduce you to the temple which has unique Buddhism statues as well as the large jizo statue. The flourished local feudal lord family's grave also stand there.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At:

There is a long-established Japanese sweet shop as we walk on the tour. It's good to taste one.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hanazono Shrine

We'll come to the shrine in the impressive vermilion color architecture style. It's the guardian shrine in the area and the location is nicely quiet and filled with the sacred atmosphere of the prosperity for the deities.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Shinjuku Golden Gai

The tour includes the way to the retro bar streets to touch a part of the modern history near to today while we walk through.

Pass By: Kabukicho District

We'll partly walk down the neon sign board streets as it very reflects the changes in social conditions for the current time stream.

Stop At: Shinjuku 3 Chome

The tour guide of a sake sommelier will introduce one of the best sake places of Shinjuku for the last to taste fancy sake.

Duration: 30 minutes
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