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Exploring Katsusika - Tokyo's Old Downtown Walking Tour


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

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.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Koji.

  • 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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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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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, a boarding fee for Yagiri-No-Watashi ¥400), lunch, and entrance fee for Taishakuten Temple:¥400, Yamatoto-Tei:¥100 for guests and a guide

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.

Cancellation Policy

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

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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Stuart Stuart United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Super bespoke tour during typhoon ”

Koji took me and my son round Tokyo in October and was charming and attentive throughout. A typhoon meant he adjusted the tour to be mainly inside activities at the last minute. He also tailored the tour to the interests of my 16yr old son which was a highly successful. Excellent English and the thought and consideration shown to his clients interests were highly commendable

Koji:

Hi Stuart, I'm glad that I could introduce you and Alex to Tokyo despite the stormy weather by a typhoon! We could take advantage of it because places were much less crowded:) Thank you and I hope you'll keep enjoying Tokyo and RWC to the fullest👍 Koji

Donna Donna Belgium ( Friends )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Koji Is Awesome :) ”

Met up with Koji at the hotel as agreed. Felt comfortable with him from the start. Our itinerary for the day had to be rearranged slightly and Koji was very accommodating and helpful to the change. Really appreciated the time and effort he put in for us for the whole day. He took us to a really good place for tempura and soba :) Exactly what we were looking for. He showed us around the city at a good pace. Not feeling rushed or too slow. Would totally recommend Koji as a guide to any of my friends who would be going to Tokyo in the future. Arigato Koji!! C y’around!! (^__^)/“””

Koji:

Hi Donna, I'm glad that I could have an opportunity to get to know you&Anca and could introduce you to Tokyo on your 1st day! Thank you for everything and I hope to see you again to explore Tokyo in a much deeper sense😁 Koji

Yana Yana United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Custom tours around Tokyo and Hakone ”

Koji is friendly, practical, organized and flexible! He could step up or slow down a tour and is very attentive to smallest details. Very personable, he would answer all questions and have a rationale for his answers to my wife’s satisfaction!

Koji:

Hi Yana, I'm glad that I could get to know both of you and could introduce you to Tokyo, Hakone and my favorite restaurants in the 3 days! I believe we can meet again in the nearest future👍 Thank you, Koji

Erick Erick Brazil ( Solo )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Whole day tour of Tokyo ”

I had the opportunity to spend a whole day (12h) with Koji. Best decision I made. I could visit many places around Tokyo, try different foods, and learn a lot about history, culture, gastronomy etc. Koji is a truly phenomenal guide, who knows a lot about Japan and about how to keep guests entertained during the day. Also, there is no language barrier, as he is fluent in English. When I return to Tokyo, I’ll definitely ask for his assistance again.

Koji:

Hi Erick, it was an honor for me that I could get to know you and could share awesome time by introducing you to Tokyo. I'd be more than happy to recreate the great time when you visit Japan again. Thank you for everything!! Koji

Laurence Laurence France ( Family )
Very Good
3 months 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

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