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Zojo-ji Temple Tours and Activities

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Located beside Tokyo Tower, Zojo-ji Temple is the main temple of the Jodo sect of Japanese Buddhism in the region. Founded in 1393 and relocated to its current site in 1598, Zojo-ji served as the primary temple of the Tokugawa family and as a training and meditation facility for Jodo monks. The temple as it exists today was built in 1974.

Visitors to Zojo-ji are greeted by Sangedatsumon (Main Gate), a majestic wooden gate towering 69 feet (21 meters) above the ground. Built in 1622, the gate is one of the temple’s few remaining structures from the Edo Period. Another of the temple’s notable relics is Daibonshi (Big Bell), a giant bell made in 1673 that measures nearly 6 feet (1.8 meters) in diameter and weighs 15 tons. Also of note are the collection of bodhisattva Jizo statues and a Himalayan cedar tree planted by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1879.

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, Tokyo, Kanto, 105-0011
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Spiritual Temple and Shrine Tour in Tokyo

Spiritual Temple and Shrine Tour in Tokyo

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This is a great pick for travelers interested in visiting scenic temples and shrines in Tokyo during sakura (cherry blossom) season. Save hours of research time and visit a guide’s favorite spots in the city. The tour covers multiple temples and shrines, including Zojo-ji Temple, Seisho-ji Temple, Atago Shrine, and Toranomon Kotohiragu.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.09
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$29.09

Geisha Experience at Chaya in Tokyo

Geisha Experience at Chaya in Tokyo

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Get acquainted with a real-life geisha during a cultural experience in Tokyo. An intimate encounter designed for travelers interested in Japanese culture, this tour includes a geisha performance, traditionally featuring songs, dances, and games, and refreshments such as tea and sweets. Learn about the history of the geisha and upgrade to include lunch and unlimited drinks.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.40
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Small-Group Tokyo Biking Tour

Small-Group Tokyo Biking Tour

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Get an intimate look at Tokyo during this bike tour. Discover the city’s hidden paths and top landmarks, cycling beneath the skyscrapers of Shinjuku to a local shrine and exploring neighborhoods like Ginza and Roppongi Hills. Pass landmarks like Meiji Jingu Shrine, Yoyogi Park, and the Imperial Palace before ending at the top of the 48-story Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. A guide, bike, and helmet are included.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.61
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Sushi Making & Sushi Lunch (Near Tokyo Tower)

Sushi Making & Sushi Lunch (Near Tokyo Tower)

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Learn to make two styles of sushi during a cooking lesson that ends with a delicious sushi lunch. Your sushi chef-instructor shows you how to prepare ‘gunkan maki’ and ‘nigiri’ sushi with simple utensils that help you easily make sushi. Hear insightful commentary from the instructor throughout the lesson, then enjoy the meal that you helped to prepare. Upgrade your experience to include a sake or tea tasting session (additional cost).
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.64
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Ebisu Local Food Tour: Shibuya's Most Popular Neighborhood

Ebisu Local Food Tour: Shibuya's Most Popular Neighborhood

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Explore one of Shibuya’s most interesting and laid-back neighborhoods—Ebisu, on this action-packed food tour. You won’t have to worry about getting lost as you’ll have a guide to navigate and take you down alleyways and side streets that locals love. Visit multiple restaurants and food stalls, and enjoy trying Japanese specialities, as well as a beer, sake, or soft drink.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.60
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Cultural Private Geisha Transformation with Certified Tokyo Geisha

Cultural Private Geisha Transformation with Certified Tokyo Geisha

For outsiders, it can be difficult to get an insight into Japanese cultural life. This experience offers you a deeper perspective than most. In the company of a geisha, learn how geisha prepare their makeup and dress in kimono. Unlike other makeover experiences, you'll actually be learning from geisha themselves.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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Traditional Japanese Calligraphy Workshop (Near Tokyo Tower)

Traditional Japanese Calligraphy Workshop (Near Tokyo Tower)

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Become an expert calligrapher in this hands-on dynamic session near Tokyo Tower! Here in Japan, calligraphy is more than just writing. We inherited our complex writing system from China over a thousand years' ago, and there's hundreds of years worth of story, evolution and meaning behind each character, and in turn, how we approach calligraphy. Our professional, bilingual calligraphers teach you this fascinating history and more, equipping you with the skills and techniques that Japanese calligraphers have been perfecting for centuries. All in the confines of our state-of-the-art Grand TJT experiences room! All customers make their very own calligraphy wall piece, the perfect souvenir from your trip to Japan.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.82
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Private Tour - Search for Panoramic Views in Tokyo

Private Tour - Search for Panoramic Views in Tokyo

This is the perfect tour for photography fans. Save hours of research time and get a shortcut to Tokyo’s most impressive panoramic views. It’s a perfect mix of modern architecture as well as historic spots too. As it’s a private tour, you’ll be able to ask lots of questions along the way. See Tokyo Tower, Zojoji Temple, Hamarikyu Gardens, Seaside Top Observatory, and much more.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.95
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Tokyo Great Cycling Tour

Tokyo Great Cycling Tour

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The guided bike tour visiting the major tourist sites in Tokyo. We run 8 different routes and this is one of them suitable for the people who come to Tokyo for the first time and who is in good shape (as there are a few hills on the tour route).
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.60
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Small Group Cycling Tour in Tokyo

Small Group Cycling Tour in Tokyo

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Tokyo Bike Tour is a guided tour visiting the major tourist spots in Tokyo by bicycle. The bicycle is the ideal transportation method to move around central Tokyo when sightseeing. The riding pace will let you discover the finer details of Tokyo's scenery, and experience many things that you would not see if you were moving around by train or car. Our tour is small group and guide will pay attention to your pace and support your safety.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.17
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Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony (Near Tokyo Tower)

Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony (Near Tokyo Tower)

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With a history reaching back to the 16th century, tea ceremony is a profound practice deeply associated with all that makes Japan special: its unique sense of beauty; its tremendous sense of hospitality; its undoubtable zen nature. We aspire to reproduce that genuine heart behind the ritual of tea ceremony in all of our sessions. Our bilingual tea masters ensure that you can understand and appreciate each part of the ancient ritual by taking you through each traditional step of the practice - preparing for you delicious matcha green tea and "higashi" sweets to enjoy, and explaining the profound traditions and philosophies behind the ancient ceremonies. You can then try making tea in the processes of the tea ceremony yourself.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.02
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Kimono Lesson & Tea Ceremony with Licensed Tea Master (Near Tokyo Tower)

Kimono Lesson & Tea Ceremony with Licensed Tea Master (Near Tokyo Tower)

Wear a kimono, the exquisite versatile garment of ancient Japan, in one of its most natural settings: a tea ceremony. In the first half of this program, guests are taught the many facets to formal kimono dressing by a professional kimono instructor and have a short photoshoot in front of a gold screen and/or a nearby outside location (Tokyo Tower, Zojo-ji Temple, etc.) Next, a professional tea master takes you through the profound processes of the Japanese tea ceremony, a practice deeply connected to Zen Buddhism. In this experience, you'll enjoy a delicateJapanese "higashi" sweet confection and matcha tea made in the proceses of the ceremony. You can try the traditional tea making processes out for yourself.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.66
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Kimono Lesson with Licensed Instructor (Near Tokyo Tower)

Kimono Lesson with Licensed Instructor (Near Tokyo Tower)

Experience historic Japan by wearing the country's most traditional clothing, the kimono. Learn from licensed kimono instructors all the tips and tricks to putting on this notoriously complicated outfit. Choose from a range of elegant designs to wear and end your session with a photoshoot in front of a golden screen and/or at impressive Zojoji Temple or the iconic Tokyo Tower (weather permitting). All our kimono are genuine, high-quality items, and we offer a wide range of kimono of varying periods, colors, and styles, including a geisha style, samurai style (with sword), and several formal styles.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.24
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Ninja walk in Edo Tokyo

Ninja walk in Edo Tokyo

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Dress up in ninja, become yourself this legendary hero to stroll around major spots of Tokyo and ninja relevant sites. It will be perfect for those who like a ninja or looking for unique experience. Our tour offers you a whole new experience even locals have never experienced. Have fun and share it with your friends. All sites in this walking tour are supervised by Iga-Ueno tourist association and Yuji Yamada the leading figure in ninja academic research teaching Ninjutsu at Mie University, both located in Iga-city Mie prefecture, known as the sanctuary of Ninja.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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$115.28
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Learn Origami & Furoshiki Cloth Wrapping (Near Tokyo Tower)

Learn Origami & Furoshiki Cloth Wrapping (Near Tokyo Tower)

Encounter two traditional Japanese art forms at once in this distinctive experience near Tokyo Tower. First, try your hand at our origami session, where you can learn first-hand from our expert instructors how to make the perfect origami structures from the crane to samurai hats and Mount Fuji. Then, learn the little-known craft of furoshiki wrapping, the eco-friendly art of skillfully wrapping goods and products, and equally as revered here in Japan.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.43
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Samurai Spots in Tokyo Virtual Tour

Samurai Spots in Tokyo Virtual Tour

This is an interactive Zoom meeting with a professional tour guide living in Tokyo. I love to offer indoor entertainment to enjoy together even when both of us are relaxing at home. I've chosen some Samurai (premodern Japanese worriers)-related spots in Tokyo since Tokyo developed as Samurai town. I've put much frequently asked information about which I usually get from my guests during my real tours. Sure to be a good pre-learning for your future trip to Japan! Note that the tour time shown is "Japan Standard Time". For example, 10:00 JST=NY 20:00(EST)=LA 17:00(PST) Please check your time zone.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.07
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Jogging & Sightseeing in central Tokyo

Jogging & Sightseeing in central Tokyo

東京の中心部をジョギングします。途中で有名なスポットに立ち寄ります。ガイドが各スポットについて説明します。ジョギングが終わったら銭湯に行きます。これはオプションです。銭湯代金は含まれていません。その後に居酒屋に行くこともできます。居酒屋の代金は割り勘です。
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.34
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What are Zojo-ji Temple hours of operation?
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Zojo-ji Temple hours of operation: Daily 9am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Zojo-ji Temple tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Zojo-ji Temple can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 17 Zojo-ji Temple tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Zojo-ji Temple 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Zojo-ji Temple costs USD 11.07. Guided Zojo-ji Temple tours start around USD 11.07 per person. See all 17 Zojo-ji Temple tickets and tours on Viator.
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