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Exploring Katsushika - Tokyo's Old Downtown Walking Tour


Tokyo
8 Hours
up to 4 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Planning to escape the crazy and crowded Tokyo for a sense of serenity? Go off the beaten path and enjoy Katsushika! Located on the east end of Tokyo and widely known as Shitamachi - Tokyo's old downtown, Katsushika is full of warmth from the local people and nostalgic feeling of Showa-era of Japan. On this private tour, you will explore Katsushika by visiting popular places such as Shibamata, Taishakuten Temple, Yamamoto-Tei, Yagiri-No-Watashi, the Edo River, and Mizumoto Park.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Koichiro.

  • 10:00 AM: Hotel pick-up.

  • 11:00 AM: Arrive at Shibamata Station and hit Shibamata shopping street.

  • 12:00 AM: Visit Shibamata Taishakuten Temple, Shibamata’s most famous temple with a Japanese Garden and wooden cravings.

  • 1:00 PM: Japanese lunch at a local restaurant (tempura, freshwater fish, or soba noodles).

  • 2:00 PM: Explore Yamamoto-Tei residence, a well-known Tangible Cultural Property of the Katsushika Ward.

  • 3:30 PM: Take a trip on the man-powered ferry called Yagiri No Watashi - a wooden ferry that connects Tokyo and Chiba Prefecture across the Edogawa River.

  • 5:00 PM: Relax while strolling along the Edo River and Mizumoto Park.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

- Guide fee
- Hotel pickup and dropoff

What‘s not included

- Transportation - Train fares, and a boarding fee for Yagiri-No-Watashi of ¥400
- Lunch meal
- The entrance to the Shibamata Taishakuten Temple grounds is free, but there is a ¥400 charge to see the Japanese garden and wood carvings. Entrance fee for Yamamoto-Tei: ¥100. Note that the entrance fees for the guide are not included in the rate.

Important

*Hotel pick-up and drop-off are included in the guide fee.
*My transportation, meal and entrance fees during tours are not included in the guide fee.

*The Mizumoto park hosts the Iris Festival every June so don’t forget to mark your calendar and see thousands of irises burst into bloom!
*We will not use Yagiri-No-Watashi when the service is unavailable because of rain/snow/strong wind/specified holidays.
*The duration is 8 hours. If you would like to change it, please feel free to message me.
*You can choose the starting & ending time.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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JEFF JEFF United States ( Couple )
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6 months ago

“ KOJI--OUR WONDERFUL GUIDE! ”

In the midst of the ongoing COVID drama sweeping the world, my partner and I decided to continue on with our trip to Japan. We were a bit nervous and wary but ended up having an incredible, once in a lifetime trip and a large part of this was our time with Koji. Koji has youth and energy, knowledge about Japanese culture, food and life, and was a wonderful host during our stay in Tokyo. We felt like we were with someone who knew the city and the people, was able to help us get from points A to B to C and help expose us to things we would have never seen without a great guide.

Koichiro:

Hi Jeff, I'm glad that you chose to come to Japan in this difficult time of the novel coronavirus outbreak throughout the world. It felt surreal that every place in Tokyo was totally different from what it used to be, but that was what our tour on the 2 days truly unique and memorable. Thank you for everything and I'm looking forward to seeing both of you again😁 Koji

Coralina Coralina United Kingdom ( Friends )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Koji is the best in Tokyo! Great local knowledge, personality & charm! 10 stars!! ”

Koji was great from start to finish. Communication great pre meeting him, and he continued to shine! His knowledge of Tokyo and English was absolutely fantastic. Had the most wonderful day, experiencing the sights, sounds and tastes of Tokyo. Thank you very much Koji!

Koichiro:

Hi Coralina, I'm glad that I could introduce you to Tokyo on your 1st day here!! I hope you're also enjoying the ramaining days and hope to see you again in the nearest future😃👍 Koji

Linda Linda United States ( Family )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ perfect english! ”

koji speaks better english than we do! he’s very knowledgeable abt tokyo area. very accomodatg t my gluten free needs and foot issues. great for my son—found lots of fun activities! wonderful guide!

Koichiro:

Linda, I'm glad that I could spend great 3 days with you&your family introducing Tokyo and life in Japan! It's been my pleasure that I could also assist your son with his stay at a Japanese university. I wish you all the best&hope to see you again👍

ANDREAS ANDREAS Greece ( Family )
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8 months ago

“ “ A great guide. Highly recommended! ” ”

This was our first visit to Japan. Koji is such a nice tour guide.He speaks excellent English is friendly,reliable and punctual.At Shukiji market,he brought us to a well known sushi shop and my son really loved the taste of local tuna.He was so helpful and thoughtful on my son and had lot's of knowledge of japanese history.We learned a lot about the Japanese culture, heritage, customs and traditions. It was nice to have a guide show us around on our first day to help us get our bearings and acclimate and navigate the subway system. Thank you, Koji! We did not only have a tour guide in Tokyo, WeI gained a friend. We really hope to have similar experiences with you in the near future.Definitely recommend Koji for your trip in Tokyo.

Koichiro:

Andreas, I'm glad that I could introduce you&your family to Tokyo on your 1st day and could give you advice on how to enjoy the reminder of the days! Also it was truly great that I could get to know you all and your hometown. Thank you and I do hope to see you again😁 Koji

Geoff and Elizabeth Geoff Australia
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8 months ago

“ Around Tokyo highlights ”

Koji provided us with a gretaly informative day around Tokyo which gave us great confidence to do some further exploration on our own the next day

Koichiro:

Geoff, thank you for booking me for my Tokyo highlights tour and I'm glad to know my advice and information helped your trip in Japan on the later days😁 I do hope to see both of you again when I visit areas of your hometown in Australia!

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