Tokyo - Magnificent Wisteria and the shrine in Tokyo

Magnificent Wisteria and the shrine in Tokyo

(79 reviews)
Kameido, East end of Tokyo, Japan, Tokyo, Japan
40 mins

About the tour

The beautiful purple flowers of wisteria are on its way to cover the land of Japan. Noriko will take you to the one of the most well known locations for the gorgeous trellis covered with wisteria, the Kameido Tenjin Shrine. The Kameido Tenjin Shrine was built in Tokyo in 1646 in honor of Sugawara no Michizane, a prominent Japanese politician and scholar. Noriko will take you through this shrine which has many trellis of wisterias around the pond and in the distance, you will see the Tokyo Skytree which is the tallest structor in Japan. This virtual walk through the drum bridges, the garden and visit the Shrine main hall and other small shrines will not only give you a chance to enjoy the magnificent flowers but also to learn about the Japanese original religion, Shintoism. This shrine is also known for other factors and Noriko will share those interesting stories with you. As the flowers will be blooming only for 2 weeks maximum, don’t miss your chance to join!

Meet your local guide


Noriko is incredibly passionate about creating unforgettable memories for all of her tour guests. Having lived abroad for more than 20 years, she has a keen sense of direction when it comes to creating a unique and tailored experience for those who partake in her tours. She has an unmatched ability to help guests appreciate the culture, traditions and people of Japan through the lens of a visitor from abroad. After spending much of the last two decades raising her two children, (18 and 22) she was able to grasp her dream job of becoming a tour guide by the reigns and has since led countless tours throughout Tokyo and the surrounding area for over three years. She has led not only group tours, but also custom-made private tours, school trips, corporate expeditions and outdoor/indoor virtual experiences. Filled to the brim with passion, her fun, informational and unique tours will bring you right into the heart of Tokyo and leave you wanting to learn even more. She cannot wait to see you virtually and share the beauties of the land with more history and culture than one could ever hope to experience.

Noriko has been guiding since Mar 2019

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Tokyo with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Tokyo. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide's hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Bernadette D.

29 April 2021

Had to leave early due to poor connection

Lisa R.

20 April 2021

Noriko's tour of the Wisteria and Shinto Temple was absolutely beautiful. She was very responsive when it came to sound issues with her mic and answered all our questions. She even came with some items to show us the uses of plums in her area AND a calligraphy brush to show us how one disposes of it to help wish for improved handwriting. This was my first tour with Noriko and I really enjoyed myself. I look forward to touring with her again.

Diane W.

19 April 2021


veronica u.

19 April 2021

Loved the tour. She is a wonderful guide.

Melodee C.

19 April 2021

This was a wonderful tour with Noriko & I hope to do more tours with her.

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