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Exploring Katsusika - Tokyo's Old Downtown Walking Tour

by Koji
(64) Reviews
8h $ 275 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • Shibamata (Tokyo's old downtown, Taishakuten Temple and the Shopping Road, Yamatoto-Tei residence with a Japanese Garden)
  • Yagiri No Watashi (Manpowered ferry service that connects the shores on the Edo River)
  • Lunch at a local restaurant (tempura, freshwater fish, or soba noodles)
  • Strolling along the Edo River
  • Relax and enjoy strolling in Mizumoto Park
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Overview

Katsusika is on the east end of Tokyo and it's widely known as shitamachi: Tokyo's old downtown full of warmth from local people and nostalgic feeling of Showa-era (1926-1989).
On this tour, you will explore Katsushika by visiting popular places such as Shibamata, Taishakuten Temple,Yamatoto-Tei, Yagiri-No-Watashi, the Edo River, and Mizumoto Park.

What to Expect

-In Taishakuten, you will see its famous Japanese garden and the adornment of intricate wooden carvings, portraying a scripture of Buddhism.
-You will visit the Japanese Garden in Yamamoto-Tei, which was ranked as the 3rd Japanese garden in Japan by an American magazine Sukiya living, followed by Adachi Museum in Shimane and Katsurarikyu in Kyoto.
-On the Edo River, you will experience Yagiri No Watashi (a rowboat that takes passangers across the Edo river) which has been designated as one of Japan's 100 soundscape selections.
-You will refresh your body&mind in Mizumoto Park, the only park in Tokyo that has beautiful riverside views. Because of the magnificent and huge natural scenery, you will surely forget you're in Tokyo!

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Highlights

  • Shibamata (Tokyo's old downtown, Taishakuten Temple and the Shopping Road, Yamatoto-Tei residence with a Japanese Garden)
  • Yagiri No Watashi (Manpowered ferry service that connects the shores on the Edo River)
  • Lunch at a local restaurant (tempura, freshwater fish, or soba noodles)
  • Strolling along the Edo River
  • Relax and enjoy strolling in Mizumoto Park

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.

*We will not go to Wagiri-No-Watashi when the service is unavailable because of rain/snow/strong wind/specified holidays.
*Transportation, meal, entrance fees for a guide are not included in the rate.
*The duration is 8 hours. To change it, please feel free to message me.
*You can choose the starting&ending time.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pickup and dropoff
What‘s not included
transportation(train fares, a boarding fee for Yagiri-No-Watashi ¥400), lunch, and entrance fee for Taishakuten Temple:¥400, Yamatoto-Tei:¥100 for guests and a guide
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point
At your hotel in Tokyo
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 64 )
Laurence Laurence France ( Family )
Very Good
3 days ago

“ Very good ”

Thank you Koji for this tour which you personalized for us

Koji:

Hi Laurence, I'm glad that I could take you and your family to some off-the-beaten spots in Tokyo! I hope you enjoyed the time and wish you a nice trip👍 Thank you, Koji

SHARON SHARON United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ 6 hrs day tour with Koji ”

We hired Koji for a 6 hour day tour in Tokyo from 8am to 2pm. He was on time, friendly and speaks good English. We visited many places in 6 hours and he was very flexible with our itinerary. He helped us purchase tickets for our train ride back to Narita Airport. He was very helpful and even carried our luggage for us because all of the station lockers were occupied when we met him at Shinagawa Station. We were in love with Japan and wanted to go back there for a longer stay not just an overnight lay over. We would like to hire Koji again in the future.

Koji:

Hi Sharon, I'm glad that I could take you to Tsukiji, Meiji shrine and Shibuya Crossing in your 6-hour layover in Tokyo. It's great to have been able to get to know about you&your family and I do hope I'll be able to spend more time with all of you when you come to Tokyo again!! Thank you for sharing the great time😁 Koji

Jeff Jeff United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Great time with Koji! ”

We had a great time with Koji during our stay in Tokyo. He was able to customize our itinerary each day to balance out what my teenage son and my wife and I wanted to do. He was always on time and flexable with our days as we became more in tune with what we wanted to see and do. He used the train and subway system to perfection we never had to wait. Thanks Koji!!

Koji:

Hi Jeff, I'm glad that I could spend great and memorable time with you and your family by taking you to the finest places and restaurants in Tokyo! I'm also blessed that I could help Ryan prepare for his new campus life in LA by visiting so many anime and fashion stores (Tokyo is the best for shopping!). Thank you and I hope I'll be able to have a great time with you again😁 Koji

Marshall Marshall United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great day in Tokyo without any pressure of being rushed ”

Koji was awesome. I gave him a few things I wanted to do and things that interested my son and he hit all of them and then some. Never did we feel rushed to the next location and it was actually relaxing to have someone guide us through Tokyo’s crazy subway system multiple times during our tour. Thanks koji!!

Koji:

Marshall, I'm glad that I could introduce you and your son to Tokyo by visiting Tsukiji Fish Market, Asakusa, Akihabara, Shibuya and Shinjuku. I could reaffirm that OC is great! Thank you for everything, I wish you and Shane a wonderful trip to the west part of Japan (and hope you'll favor your time in Tokyo😁)! Koji

Serena Serena United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Very nice and accommodating guide ”

Koji was an excellent guide, prompt, very nice, knowledgeable, and flexible. When I showed him a list of things we were interested in, he was able to make adjustments to fit things in. He was able to take us to a currency exchange place which gave the best exchange rate we received in Tokyo. We went to Akakusa (Sensoji temple and shopping area), Akihabara (electronics shop, animal cafes) and Shibuya crossing. He graciously sent an album of his best travel pics. It was money well spent. We did a six hour tour.

Koji:

Hi Serena, thank you for choosing me as you and your family's guide for one of your days in Tokyo! I'm glad that I could introduce Asakusa, Akihabara and Shibuya as well as some of the nice restaurants and stores in Tokyo. We had a lot of fun on the day and it reminded me of the memorable time when I was abroad in California and Korea. Thank you again and I hope you'll enjoy your trip to Kyoto🤗 Koji

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