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Small alleys in Old neighborhood "Yanesen"

by Junko
(8) Reviews
4h $ 149 Price up to 6 people


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

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148.80 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 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.

Organized by Junko

Licensed Guide
(8) Reviews


  • 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

Duration 4 hours

Starting time 13:00 PM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 6 people

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.

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.

About Junko

Licensed Guide

(8) Reviews

Contact Junko
Response Time 16 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

I am a long-term resident of Yanesen (Yanaka, Nezu, Sendagi, located in Northeast part of Tokyo) where the old-time atmosphere still remains. How about join the tour by the guide who know the ropes to enjoy this area. I also have been working as a food & wine writer and would like to guide you from the food specialist's point of view! National Guide(EN04269)

Reviews ( 8 )

5 months ago |   by Ed

“ A Great Tour in Yanesen ”

Junko gave us exactly what we were looking for. We saw the back streets, met small business owners and learned what it is like to live in Yanesen. What a pleasure to spend that brief period with Junko. We really appreciated her time and knowledge of the area.

5 months ago |   by Anita

“ Junko’s magical tour…. ”

Exploring Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi felt like stepping into another “time” compared to the traffic and congestion of other parts of Tokyo. Junko’s knowledge of these neighborhoods and the people who live here serve to provide a completely personal tour weaving rich Japanese history and culture with modern day lives and activity. I highly recommend Junko and her Yanesen tour for anyone looking to learn more about Japanese culture in a very quaint and relaxing yet fast paced atmosphere. We explored so much in just a few short hours. Thank you Junko for helping me to find the perfect teas for friends back home and of course the gift of nigari. I can’t wait to return to Yanesen to explore the alleyways with my husband!

8 months ago |   by Beatriz

“ A very knowledgeable guide ”

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

9 months ago |   by Linda

“ 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!

9 months ago |   by Olive

“ 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

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