Explore Shibuya, Harajuku and Meiji shrine

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Hiraku
Quality Verified Registered on May 25, 2023

Hiraku Walley. I'm a positive, curious, and outgoing person who loves to learn and converse with others. I'm Half Japanese but born in New Zealand. Have been living in Tokyo for the past 2 years and visited Japan much throughout my entire life. I have lived and travelled abroad and love to share the beauty of the Japanese Culture that I am so proud of.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

*Due to the peak season, please do not turn up with extra people or without a booking. Please message me about this privately. Often it is not allowed to take extras on this tour due to some locations.*

See the sights of Shibuya and immerse yourself in the culture and customs of Japan.
This tour begins at the Konnoh Hachimangu shrine and will end at the Meiji Shrine/Harajuku Station.  
Along the way we visit:

  • Hachiko statue
  • Shibuya Scrambles
  • Don Quijote Mega
  • Yoyogi park
  • NHK broadcasting centre
  • Takeshita street - Harajuku

This tour is tailored more towards First timers to Japan. However we will explore Shibuya and discuss the history and relevant time pieces. 

The tour aims to showcase the different parallels of Tokyo. From the futuristic modern society to the formal cultural safe haven and practice of the Japanese people. 

This tour is a great introduction to the area. You will learn simple foundational principles of Japanese culture as well as have the opportunity to visit and take photos of some of the most famous sights in the world.

By the end of this tour, my aim is for you to leave with a greater knowledge of these sights as well as a deeper appreciation for Japan and its beautiful culture.

Please note that this tour will not finish at the same starting point. The tour will finish at Meiji Shrine/Harajuku JR station. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    3-chōme-5-12 Shibuya, Shibuya City, T...
    3-chōme-5-12 Shibuya, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0002, Japan
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    Please look for me with the red umbrella. I will be across the road from the main entrance of the Konno Hachimangu shrine.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Shibuya scramble crossing

    Make our way through one of the busiest crossing in the world.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Hachikō Memorial Statue

    Visit the world famously adored statue of Hachiko

  • 3
    Outside visit
    MEGA Don Quijote Shibuya Main Store

    Learn about the history about the store that has it all.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Yoyogi Park

    Through the Zelkova trees of Yoyogi and into the Park. Beautiful during this autumn season.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Meiji Shrine

    Finish outside the Torii gates of the beautiful Meiji shrine

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Takeshita Street

    Have the option of finishing the tour at the beginning of the popular Takeshita street. Harajuku.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Hendrik 19 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
We loved the tour with Hiraku. He is fluent in English, he‘s funny and tells a lot about Tokyo and Japan in general. Totally recommended
Ritz 15 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
As a PWD, Hiraku was extremely supportive and did not deter me from joining the walking tour but instead guided me which walkway to take when the path is not accessible with mobility scooter. I managed to enjoy the tour without worry. Many thanks!
Bree 13 Apr 2024

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Travelled in family - Apr 2024
He was a very knowledgeable and helpful guide.
Tom Millington 12 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Hiraku Was very nice, knowledgeable and fun to listen to
Catherine 12 Apr 2024

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Travelled in family - Apr 2024
Starting our trip in Tokyo with this tour was fantastic. Hiraku, our guide, provided insightful commentary with just the right level of detail. He showed us a great mixture of sights, making it the best walking tour experience we've had. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Tokyo.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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