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Ghosts, Graves and Gourmet Grub in Chilling Chofu

HIGHLIGHTS

Join Mr Kaneko on an Eerie Excursion! #cc1000125

  • Visit a real Japanese graveyard where you will learn to pay your respects, and also hear a spooky story!
  • Enjoy delicious Japanese food like dumplings, noodles and green tea
  • Located in western Tokyo, escape the hustle and bustle of the big city
  • 4 hour total

  • English

  • Age Any

  • 2 〜 4

YOUR HOST

Akira KANEKO

My name is Akira Kaneko, nice to meet you! I think the way we honor the dead in Japan is very different to the west and so I would like to invite you to learn about our traditions and culture. Please come on my tour to learn all about these lesser-known customs of Japan.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

== Book Now For Limited Time Beta Special == This experience is currently in Beta! Available for a limited time only, you can be the first to try this activity at a super discounted price. You will also receive free photos by a professional photographer of you enjoying the experience! (Photos will also be used for promotional purposes.) After your tour has ended, we'll ask you to evaluate the experience and help us review the parts that could be made even better. Ready to try it? Select an available date to book instantly! == == == == == == == == == == == == == == Welcome to Mr Kaneko’s Eerie Excursion in Chilling Chofu! First stop on this spooky adventure is the ghost-themed “GeGeGe no Kitaro” cafe and shop. Also known as “Kitaro of the Graveyard”, this famous manga about “yōkai” (spirit monsters) has been hugely popular in Japan since the 60s and was also turned into an anime, live action show and various video games. The sweets and character goods at the beginning may be more cutesy than spooky, but don’t be fooled because we’re just getting started! Brave yourself as you enter a Japanese graveyard alongside Mr Kaneko, and visit a family grave - Mr Kaneko’s family grave, to be exact. He will teach you proper etiquette when visiting a grave, including how to clean it, place flowers, and pay your respects. While in the graveyard, sit back and relax (as best you can) as the host, who loves to tell a good story, tells a spooky tale from his own life. After the story it’s time for a snack at a nearby tea room, where you will enjoy delicious matcha green tea and sweet dumplings. The final part of the tour takes you to Jindai-ji Temple to meet a priest and hear their story. Then, you'll finish off the day with a huge bowl of Tokyo’s famous JIndai-ji Soba noodles. This unique tour offers both the scary and the scrumptious, and will no doubt be a day to remember!

DETAILS

  • Duration

    4h

  • Access

  • Participants Guests

    2 〜 4

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age

    Any

  • Conditions

    Available on Clear or Lightly Rainy Days

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.

PRICES

  • Adults(12+)

    ¥2,500

  • Children(4~11)

    Free

  • Infants(~3)

    Free

Included in the Price

Experience Interpreter Insurance Sweets Lunch meal set

NOTES

  • Things to bring

    Comfortable clothes and shoes

  • Meeting Point

  • Additional Info

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Children: Free Infants: Free

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