|Meeting Point||At your hotel|
|Ending Point||At your hotel|
|Departure||13:00 PM ( recommended ) Flexible|
|Tour Type||Private Tour ( only for you )|
|Number of people||1 ~ 6|
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.
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!
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.
I have been worked as a writer specializing in food & wine and long-term resident of Yanesen, very popular for its old-time atmosphere. Please join the unique tour of combination with "Kitchen of Toky...