Bunkyo City International Exchange Group is offering a free English guided tour of the Ochanomizu Origami Kaikan (Origami Center) and the Yushima-tenmangu Shrine (Yushima Tenjin).
The Origami Center is the birthplace of “origami”, established in 1859. Visit many outstanding origami creations and fantastic demonstrations. The Yushima Tenmangu Shrine (commonly called Yushima Tenjin) is a Shinto shrine which enshrines Michizane Sugawara, a historical figure respected as the “God of Learning”. The Chrysanthemum Festival will be held in the shrine where you can enjoy seeing many beautiful chrysanthemums in various colors and shapes.
“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 then complete the online application form.” – Bunkyo City International Exchange Section.
“When participating in a tour, please note the following;
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Office
English Guided Tour Details:
Date & Time of Event: Saturday, November 18th; 10:00 to 12 noon
Sign up: By Thursday, November 16th via the online application form.
Meeting Time and Place: 9:45am at the JR Ochanomizu Station (Hijiribashi Exit)
For inquiries: 03-5803-1310
Origami Center and Yushima-tenmangu Shrine Free English Guided Tour
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