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Imperial City Tokyo - February 26 Incident in 1936

4 Hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business ), German ( Conversational )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

An attempted coup d'état at the centre of Tokyo in the Empire of Japan on 26 February 1936. This became a trigger point toward Japan's war against allied nations.
We will be visiting relevant historical sights and you will get much deepeer insight into then Japanese situation just before WWII.

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  • Site of the 1st Infantry Regiment Barrack in 1936 (currently Tokyo Midtown)

  • Site of the 3rd Infantry Regiment Barrack in 1936 (currently the National Museum of Art)

  • Takahashi Korekiyo residence (currently preserved as a park)

  • National Diet and Prime Minister's Residence

  • Chidorigafuchi, British Embassy

  • Yaskuni Shrine and Yusyukan (military and war museum. Except for June 25-27, December 26-31)

  • National Museum of Modern Art, Crafts Gallery (former Imperial Gurads HQs) if Yusyukan is closed

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point We start the tour from Roppongi. We can meet you at your hotel if you stay at Roppongi, Ginza, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Shinagawa areas.
Ending Point Either at Roppongi, Kudanshita or Takebashi.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee,
hotel pick up (guide commutes using underground or bus to reach your hotel) 165-206 yen for most of hotels in the central Tokyo

What‘s not included

transportation (you and guide) We use underground/subway during the tour 165 yen per ride Total up to 1,000 yen per person,
entrance fee 1,000 yen for adult (Yushukan) 250 for adult for the National Museum of Modern Art Craft Gallery) You kindly pay for guide as well,
lunch if any


Avoid June 25-27 and December 25-31 as the museum is closed

Please let me know the subject which you would like to probe, at least a couple of months prior to your travel. Depending upon difficulty level, I may need a certain preparatory period. As I reside in the centre of Tokyo area, I can be relatively flexible in guiding as far as Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura, etc. As for visits to other regeions such as Kyoto and Hiroshima, you need to bear more incremental costs. I will be happy to discuss your budget constraint issues in advance.

This walking tour is fitted for those who have a certain knowledge on the Japanese situation before WWII.
Those who have a keen interest in the prewar history in late 1930's. particularly those who would like to know why Japan entered the war, will be welcomed.
We will visit Yusyukan Museum at the Yasukuni Shrine. The museum is closed on June 25-27 and December 26-31, 2019.

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.

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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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