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Exploring Katsusika - Shitamachi Walking Tour

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8h $ 235 Price up to 6 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 specialty restaurant
  • Walking along the Edo River
  • 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.
On this tour, you will explore Katsushika by visiting great 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 the 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 specialty restaurant
  • Walking along the Edo River
  • Mizumoto Park

Important

Hotel pickup and dropoff are included in a guide fee.

We will not go to Wagiri-No-Watashi when the service is unavailable because of rain/snow/strong wind/specified holidays.

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 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 6 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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.
Reviews ( 27 )
Very Good
7 hours ago |   by Kate

“ Excellent tailored tour with pleasant and knowledgeable guide . Dinner in the fish market a highlight ! ”

Punctual , professional, polite and personable - a perfect companion for our four hour tour

Excellent
2 days ago |   by Dror

“ Tour in Tokyo and Hakone ”

I hired Koichiro for a tour in Tokyo and after a couple of days for additional tour in Hakone area. He is very professional and friendly guide, which provide me with remarkable tours. He is highly recommended for tours in Tokyo and surrounding areas.

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Maribel

“ Very professional tourist guide !!! ”

Kim as we called him was an excellent tour guide, very professional and knowledgeable. He was also very kind and polite and he pleased us and accommodated the schedule according to our request. He introduced us into getting to know his culture and the lifestyle of Japan very well. I recommend him to anyone who chooses to see the city and be able to also indulge in the history behind it, he is good company and a great tour guide overall.

Excellent
2 weeks ago |   by Mina

“ Not only a great guide, but a great person as well ”

We hired Koichiro-Koji to guide us on our second day in Tokyo. Koji was all we had hoped for and more: kind, polite, patient and knowledgeable. He adjusted the schedule on the spot to accommodate our 18-year-old son’s wishes to see Akhihabara (he helped my son find a video game while my husband and I enjoyed free massage chairs; he also helped us get a discount on the game) and ended our day at the cat cafe, after finding out we love cats, instead of the sights previously planned. He took us to sample delicious fresh sushi and experience our first cold soba and tempura and cold matcha tea. More than “just” showing us the sights, Koji impressed us by being kind, sweet and happy to share the Japanese customs and his heritage with us; he was very friendly with our son and made sure to fully engage him in the tour. Thank you Koji! We loved spending time with Koji and were sad to say goodbye. He has become our friend. Koji, when you come to Canada, we would be thrilled to return your kindness and show you around 😃!

Excellent
2 weeks ago |   by Joy

“ Friendly and flexible guide ”

Spent a couple of days in Tokyo on our way back to the States from the Philippines and had Koji for one day exploring Tokyo's main highlights. Without him, we wouldn't have been able to explore as much as we did. Koji was so accommodating and flexible right from the booking process. He customized the itinerary so that something even my 2.5 could enjoy but was flexible and accommodated all our requests at the spur of the moment. We spent the day trekking the must see's in Tokyo, getting some good bites and even a couple of good beverages. Using public transportation gave us a local experience and the tour felt personal. Overall a great day spent with a great guy. Thanks Koji :)

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