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Yanaka Exploration

by AKIRA
(25) Reviews
4h $ 134 up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Walking in local neighborhood with the absolute SHITAMACHI vibes
  • Nezu Shrine (The Important Cultural Property)
  • Shopping, eating and drinking at Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street

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133.50 USD

total price for up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

What to Expect

In this half-day walking tour, you will going deep into narrow alleys in the middle of Yanaka Area.
Yanaka, located in Taito ward of east side of Tokyo, is regarded as SHITAMACHI, literarlly means "low city," lived by many petty entrepreneurs,restaurant owners, small shop-owners and craftsmen.
The area is known as one of few areas in Tokyo that less damaged by heavy air raids in the end of WW2, and that retains atmosphere of good old days.
In the area, you won't see fashonable shops and fancy restaurants, but for instead, you will see low houses and small shops stand so closely next to each other in alleyways, the disappearing streetscape of Tokyo.
Also, you'll visit Nezu Shrine, loved and worshiped by many Shitamachi locals, which has maintained excellent condition since 1705.
Let's enojoy walking, eating & drinking, seeing friendly local people in an unostentatious Tokyo's SHITAMCHI atmosphere.

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Highlights

  • Walking in local neighborhood with the absolute SHITAMACHI vibes
  • Nezu Shrine (The Important Cultural Property)
  • Shopping, eating and drinking at Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street

Important

City Tokyo

Meeting Point At your hotel or JR Nippori Station

Ending Point JR Nippori Station

Duration 4 hours

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 5 people

What‘s included
  • Guide Fee
  • Hotel Pick-up


What‘s not included
  • Transportation fee
  • food & drink for you and guide

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.

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.

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.

Organized by AKIRA


National Certified Guide

(25) Reviews

Contact AKIRA
Response Time 8 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hello,
My name is Akira.
I am certified national guide interpreter.
I have been living in Tokyo for more than 30 years.
I love walking in the city with no particular plan finding trasures in the streets such as nice ramen noodle restaurants, cafes, funny billboards, and most of all, narrow alleys that remind me of good old days.
I will help you enjoying the days in the city fully and making your vist memorable one.
I am looking forward to seeing you soon.


Reviews ( 25 )

Excellent
2 days ago |   by Thomas

“ Knowledgeable Fun and Experienced Guid ”

Akira was an exceptional tour guid. We used him for two full days. We visited numerous points throughout Toyko. He was extremely flexible, especially when we had decided to make some last minute changes along the way. He also took us to some very unique, locals only places, that we likely would have never expericed had we done things on our own. Thanks to Akira we were able to make the best use of our time in Tokyo. Akira is a great ambassador to his nation and does a more than sufficant job of explaining everything in great deatail. You will not be disappointed if you use him as your guid.

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Matthew

“ Fantastic English speaking guide for Tokyo ”

We had a day you’re with Akira in Nov 17. Akira is a fantastic guide, fluent in English, very knowledgeable of Tokyo, Japanese customs and traditions, and Local history. He met us at our hotel on time and organised a great introduction to Tokyo tour for a full day. I would happily do another tour with Akira and would recommend him to others. We are a family with two teenage children from Australia and only speak English.

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Lara

“ GREAT Guide, and person to spend the day with! ”

We had the best day in Tokyo with Akira! We only had two full days here, so I wanted to see as much as I could in a short time. I definitely recommend one of these tours if you are pressed for time, or even if you aren’t! On our tour, we took the train to Asakusa, Akihabara, Meiji Shrine, and Harajuku. We stopped at a rabbit cafe and a really good ramen restaurant in Akihabara. Akira was very flexible, patient and was willing to take us wherever we wanted to go. He answered all of our many questions about Japanese culture and pretty much anything else we could think of. We never felt awkward or uncomfortable, and the conversation flowed so nicely all day. Harajuku was the last stop, and he was so patient while my daughter was shopping. We talked and laughed the whole time, and It felt like we were with a friend rather than a guide. It was hard to say goodbye, and I can’t even say enough good things about him! When we come back to Tokyo, I want to look him up and hang out with him again! I highly recommend him, and this website for great, friendly guides.

Very Good
3 weeks ago |   by Hin

“ Walking tour of main Tokyo sites over 2 days ”

Akira-san took good care of us over the 2 days. He took pains to tailor the tour to our preferences. He is very knowledgeable about Tokyo and took us to some good local eating places. We enjoyed our tour thoroughly and would recommend Akira-san without hesitation.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Margaret

“ Great introduction to tokyo ”

Liked our walk and subway ride through Tokyo’s famous places.

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