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Exploring Katsusika - Shitamachi Walking Tour

(41) Reviews
8h $ 232 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 pick-up and drop-off are included in the guide fee.
*My transportation, meal and entrance fees 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.

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 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 ( 41 )
Jeanette Jeanette United States ( Solo )
Very Good
1 day ago

“ Tokyo sightseeing ”

Had a great time even for a 5 hour tour of Tokyo. Koichiro planned the tour and was able to show me the oldest temple in Tokyo and the busy cross walk in shibuya. Will not hesitate to contact him if ever coming back to Japan. Thanks Jeanette

Koichiro:

Hi Jeanette, I'm glad that I could take you to the 2 major spots in Tokyo, Asakusa and Shibuya, with such limited time to make the most of your layover at Narita Airport. It was my first challenge and sometimes we had to be in a hurry, but I appreciate your cooperation and kindness all the time. Hope to see you again in the near future:) Koichiro

Kate Kate Australia ( Friends )
Very Good
5 days ago

“ Very good day tour of Tokyo ”

Very friendly and helpful tour guide. Was able to provide good information on spots to visit in Tokyo and also assisted with setting up a Pasmo card to allow me to travel the subway. Highlight was learning the history of the Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park. Thank you for a great day. :)

Koichiro:

Hi Kate, I'm glad that I was able to guide you all the places we planned. I hope the day serves as a good introduction to Tokyo and Japan! I wish you have a nice trip on the remaining days👍 Thank you, Koichiro

Melanie Melanie United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Highlights of Tokyo, and Mt. Fuji. ”

Koji helped us assemble two separate itineraries ahead of our arrival in Tokyo, and we were very happy with our experiences. Day 1 (Saturday) was Tokyo highlights, and we visited the fish market, the garden, took a river cruise, visited a shrine, Takeshita street, and the busy pedestrian crossing. Day 2 (Monday) was Mt. Fuji which we didn't see because of weather, but it was still a very good day. Koji was punctual, polite, insightful and resourceful throughout. We loaded up our transit cards at the start of day 1, and we were off on our journey. He really knows how to get around the city, and is very knowledgeable of the places we visited. At the end of the day, we gave him money to buy passes for the bullet train to Hakone (Mt. Fuji), which he did on his own time to save ti... read more

Koichiro:

Hi Melanie and Tom, It's most pleasurable for me to hear from you with positive words just after the tour, thank you!! I'm glad to have been able to take you to all the great places in Tokyo and Hakone in the 2 days. The time with you was truly memorable for me and now I'm happy to imagine how both of you are having lives in Chicago! Also I'm glad to know Tom and me have a similar background👍 Thank you for sharing the knowledge&attitude, I hope you're having a nice trip in Hanoi and Cambodia and hope to see you at Chicago or San Francisco😄 Koji

Dwi Dwi Indonesia ( Solo )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Tsukiji fish market Ueno hamrikyu yoyogi Park Asakusa shibuya ”

Koichiro San is awesome he took me to amazing place like the most delicious Japanese food , took me to some garden ah he is the best tour guide !!!! Thank you so much koichiro San

Koichiro:

Hi Dwi san, thank you for taking your time to write a great review, it was truly a enjoyable day! Because you requested a food tour in Tokyo, I'm glad that I could take you to authentic sushi and ramen restaurants as well as having many sweets, coffee and tea:) Thank you for everything and I wish you all the best in the future👍 Koichiro

Richard Richard United States ( Solo )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ customized tour ”

Enjoyed every moment I spent with Koichiro. Before meeting him in tokyo, we discussed some things that I would like to do. After our first day together, Koichiro and I had a better understanding of each others interests, and were able to make some changes. I really appreciated how flexible he was and, as a host, how courteous he was to me. Koichiro knows how to take care of his guests. As a senior, I know that I was a bit slow at times, but Koichiro adjusted his pace and always inquired after my health. I especially enjoyed our museum trip and the afternoon we spent in Yanaka Ginza. The latter was especially enjoyable since we got to meet a working artist in his studio. Koichiro was knowledgeable about the places he took me to and acted like a professional guide, but he also ind... read more

Koichiro:

Dear Richard, Thank you for taking your time to write an amazing review of me. It will always be a wonderful delight to reminisce about the great 4 days. I'm really glad to have been able to take you to all the places we planned, delicious restaurants (especially soba restaurants!) on each day and to have been able to enjoy the time to the fullest extent! Thank you for sharing your experiences and wisdoms that enriched the moments and myself. I do hope you'll stay well so that you can visit Tokyo in 2020 to enjoy the Tokyo Olympics together😁👍 Thank you for everything!! Koji

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