Private Tour - Places Related to Japanese Gods and Mythical Creatures

Visit ancient Japanese gods and try an ancient craft.

Japanese history cannot just be put down to ninja and samurai. On this tour you will be taken all the way back to ancient Japan to learn about Japanese gods and old myths. In Japan, since ancient times, it was believed that a god existed in everything, whether an object or a living or moving thing, and so there is an abundant number of gods that the Japanese worship even today. One of these gods, Susanoo, is thought to be the child of the god who created Japan, and is the god that this tour is based around. Visit little animals that appear in myths and have a go at creating an ancient accessory; magatama. Magatamas were worn around people’s necks and used in daily life in ancient Japan!
* Duration: 4 to 5 hours
* Starts: Saitama, Japan
* Trip Category: Private & Custom Tours >> Private Sightseeing Tours




Visit ancient Japanese gods and try an ancient craft.

Japanese history cannot just be put down to ninja and samurai. On this tour you will be taken all the way back to ancient Japan to learn about Japanese gods and old myths. In Japan, since ancient times, it was believed that a god existed in everything, whether an object or a living or moving thing, and so there is an abundant number of gods that the Japanese worship even today. One of these gods, Susanoo, is thought to be the child of the god who created Japan, and is the god that this tour is based around. Visit little animals that appear in myths and have a go at creating an ancient accessory; magatama. Magatamas were worn around people’s necks and used in daily life in ancient Japan!

Itinerary
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Stop At: 氷川神社二の鳥居, 1-chōme-171 Takahanachō, Omiya Ward, Saitama, 330-0803, Japan

Hikawa Shrine Nino Torii Gate: Learn about Japanese myths and the famous god; Susanoo, as you walk up Hikawa Shrine’s beautiful omotesando street towards the shrine gate.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 氷川だんご, 2-chōme-130 Takahanachō, Omiya Ward, Saitama, 330-0803, Japan

Hikawa Dango: Taste the delicious speciality of this area; Hikawa dango dumplings, in a shop with a long history.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine, 1-407 Takahanacho, Omiya-Ku, Saitama 330-0803 Saitama Prefecture

Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine: Visit Hikawa Shrine which has a history of over 2,000 years. The god introduced in this tour is worshipped here.

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Monkyakujin Shrine, 4-chōme-1 Takahanachō, Omiya Ward, Saitama, 330-0803, Japan

Susanoo’s wife, Inadahime’s family is worshipped here. The shrine is known to be a “power spot”.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Omiya Park Zoo, Takahanacho, Omiya-ku, Saitama 330-0803 Saitama Prefecture

Visit this small zoo where you will meet the animals that appear in old Japanese myths. See the Tsukinowaguma bears, also known as Asian Black Bears, here.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Saitama Prefectural Museum of History and Folklore, 4-219, Takahanacho, Omiya-Ku, Saitama Saitama Prefecture

Have a go at an ancient craft; carving a magatama, for the pendant of a necklace.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes