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Highlights

  •   Nezu Shrine, Yanaka Ginza, Allan West Folding Screen Gallery(admission free)
  •   Asakura Suculptuer Museum(option. Admission free), Former Kusuo Yasuda Residence(option.Admission free)

Information

City Tokyo
Meeting Point At your hotel
Ending Point At your hotel
Departure 13:00 PM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 4h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 6
Booking
4h
When?

People

144.00 USD

total price for up to 6 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

What to Expect

Yanesen is the collective word of 3 neighborhoods of Yanaka, Nezu, Sendagi, located in Northeast part of Tokyo and very popular among non-Japanese people for its old time atmosphere. I know the ropes to enjoy this area as a long-term resident and will guide you around beautiful shrine, Zen temple, craft shops with 100 years of tradition, small art galleries, mom & pop shops, popular izakaya, etc... in small alleys. You can have the interaction with the local people as well.


What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

lunch, dinner charge, transportation, museum admission fee for guests and a guide

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to Yanesen from city center by public transportation ?

Yanesen is very close to city center. For example, it costs 165 JPY from Tokyo station to Nezu( nearest station to Yanesen) by Tokyo Metro. Very handy one day pass of Tokyo Metro costs 600JPY for adults, 300 JPY for kids.

Is the hotel-pick up included in the fee?

Yes, it is included in the fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Please check the following link. https://triplelights.com/cancel
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction. Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Beatriz
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ A very knowledgeable guide ”

We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Junko. I highly recommend anyone to book her.

Junko:
Hello Beatriz! I also enjoyed to travel with you and your family. Thank you for everything!

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Linda
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ full of energy and aims to please! ”

The day we spent with Junko was one of the highlights of our time in Tokyo. Junko asked about our interests in advance, and she built an itinerary that exceeded our expectations. Among other things, we were delighted to visit her neighborhood, the shops, shrine, church, library, and streets. We also had the good fortune of meeting her friends who were celebrating the opening of a new real estate office. Junko has lots of energy and a great command of English. We learned so much from her, and we thoroughly enjoyed her company. We could never have seen and done all that we did on our own. We highly recommend touring Tokyo with Junko!

Junko:
Dear Linda and Brian! Thank you for your sweet massage. It was a spacial experience for me to travel with you. Eiko, my friend also touched your presence at her opening (intimate) party... . I would like to learn more and more from you . Please stay in touch!! Thanks a million!!!

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Olive
2 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Perfect pace, perfect selection of sites, perfect experience! ”

We hired Junko for 4 days in Tokyo including Hokane and Kamakura. This was an exceptional experience for us. Her English and communication skills are very very good. She adjusted the tours to match our interests and ability. We really appreciated her flexibility. In Kamkura she immediately changed her plans to satisfy my last minute suggestion to bike to the sites instead of taking buses. Although she had never done that before, I think she was even amazed at how much fun it made the experience. She worked in our love of art by taking us to see a Kusama exhibit and the open air museum in Hokane

Junko:
Thank you, Olive and Pat! You are the best independent travelers whom I have ever met! The tour with you was a series of miracles & eyeopening experiences. I have learned a lot from your serious point of view to evaluate the real treasure and laid-back attitude to enjoy everything. Thank you again and please stay in touch.

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Jeremy
2 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: Singapore

“ Amazing Guide to a Journey of Sake Brewery in Yamagata ”

It will take a few pages of essay to express our amazing experience with Junko as our guide. In short, Junko is spontaneous, dedicated, and very detailed in all aspects of her work. She has exceeded our expectations in so many ways from planning the itineraries to providing additional information of places, restaurants, and accommodation. With her proficiency as a food & wine writer, you are in for a treat to local food delights! Nothing beats a very satisfied taste bud while enjoying a very well planned out tour. While it is very challenging to translate many terms in the sake brewing process, she had done a phenomenal job in helping us understand each and every detail of the transpired process & technique by the brewery owners. Through her valuable contacts, we were able to visit very exclusive breweries from the very traditional style brewery to the modern brewery using modern science. The experience of sitting through privileged meetings with owners & presidents of the renowned breweries is truly priceless! Special mention to Hashimoto-San, whom has kindly offered his valuable time to drive us around during this tour and connected us to those exclusive breweries! His fatherly love figure to take care of our needs along the way and going the extra mile to surprised us with a particular bottle of sake we were searching for is truly heartwarming! Arigatou gozaimashita ! All in all, this is truly one of a kind customised tour that you really cannot put a price tag on it! Yet, Junko has made it very affordable for us. We only live once to enjoy life's experiences, and this is one of those we will speak of very often. Thank you so much Junko!

Junko:
Jeremy! Thank you for your amazing review. I am the happiest guide in the world. I had a wonderful time with you, Estelle and Hashimoto-san. It was an educational tour even for me. Thank you again and stay in touch.

Lindsay Lindsay
3 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ A Memorable Day with a Knowledgeable Guide ”

Junko is knowledgeable on all things Tokyo! My husband and I are ending a long trip across Asia with a stop in Tokyo before heading home. We knew we would not have the energy to navigate the complicated transit system, much less research each landmark. We are SO glad we were paired with Junko. She knows something about every aspect of Tokyo - history, culture, religion, economy and so much more. She answered all of our questions and provided context and detail with ease. We visited the Meiji Shrine near Shibuya, toured the Yanesen district (which is her neighborhood and it's clear she's very passionate about it), experienced the most delicious lunch and went to Ginza to see the department store depachika. Junko even catered to our caffeine and snack needs and helped me pick out stationery at the famed Itoya store. Her energy was contagious! Thank you, Junko, for a memorable day that we won't forget!

Junko:
Thank you Lindsay! It was the sweetest review that I have ever had! I really enjoyed to travel through Tokyo with you and had many many "wow" and eye-opening experiences. I hope you would have a wonderful time in rest of the days in Tokyo. Thanks a million!!!

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