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


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


145.60 USD

final price

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

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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!
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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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Lindsay Lindsay
2 weeks 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!

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!!!

6 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ Interesting walk through Ya-Ne-Sen ”

Nakahama-san was a very patient guide and took time to explain a lot at each of the many places we stopped by while walking through Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi. The whole area was very interesting as it was a mix of residences and many little shops at every street. There was the traditional Daikokuya rice cracker shop, a family run sake store, and we even ate some freshly prepared Konnyaku jelly. There were many other places within the area that Nakahama-san showed us. We still have a copy of the hand-drawn map she gave us and may return to explore more of Ya-Ne-Sen another time.

Thank you, Su-Anne! I had a wonderful time with your family and I have learned a lot from you. I am really happy to hear you liked my neighborhood (you still have a map.... thanks a million!) Please stay in touch.

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