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Yanaka- nostalgic walking Tour

by Keiko
(24) Reviews
3h $ 97 Price up to 8 people

Highlights

  • nostalgic streets with traditional wooden houses or museums
  • Yanaka Ginza street( to see daily dish such as tempura, yakitori, katsu, etc. you could eat them, too )
  • Asakura Sculpture museum( sophisticated house, admission fee 500 yen. )
  • Yanaka Cemetery (you could see difference from the one of your country)

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96.60 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 32.20
Extra person.
$ 4.60
Hotel pick-up out of 23 wards of Tokyo area.
$ 9.20

Overview

Yanaka is one of the few places of Tokyo which survived The Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 and bombing during the World War Second. So you can see traditional atmosphere such as old wooden houses and stalls which serve for living residents.as well as Buddhist temples. I hope you could see and feel the life- style of Japanese people as well as Traditional Japanese culture.

What to Expect

Recently the life style of Japanese people has changed and westernized. We will walk slowly in order to show you what has changed - modernized Japanese culture- at the same time what still remains in the bottom of our culture. The time goes slowly here , and you might feel relaxed as if you had stayed here ,

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Keiko Licensed Guide
(24) Reviews
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Highlights

  • nostalgic streets with traditional wooden houses or museums
  • Yanaka Ginza street( to see daily dish such as tempura, yakitori, katsu, etc. you could eat them, too )
  • Asakura Sculpture museum( sophisticated house, admission fee 500 yen. )
  • Yanaka Cemetery (you could see difference from the one of your country)

Important

・Most shops are small , and most of them won't accept credit cards, It's better for you to bring cash a little , 5000 yen might be enough.
・There are a lot of Buddhist temples, but if you don't want to visit there, that's possible.
・This is a walking tour, so I recommend you to wear flat shoes.
・You do not need any transportation fees because we will stroll around there just on foot.
(If you take a taxi because of your poor physical condition or bad weather, those expenses are charged to you.)
・If you'd like to meet somewhere different from Nippori JR Station(ex: at your hotel or different station), picking up fees plus guide's transportation fees to the place will be
charged.
・Asakura Sculpture museum is closed on Monday and Thursday.  read more

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick up in 23 wards, transportation fee for guide
What‘s not included
transportation fee of you, lunch,sweets, snacks,drink (of you), entrance fee(of you and guide, Asakura sculpture museum costs ¥500)
hotel pick up out of 23 wards(¥1000)
Meeting Point
At your hotel in 23 wards of Tokyo
Ending Point
At Nippori JR station or your convenient place in 23 wrds
Duration
3 hours
Starting time
01:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 8 people   Flexible

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.

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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 24 )
Tim Tim United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ An amazing day with Keiko! ”

We came to Tokyo just before New Years and didn't have a lot of time, so we booked our day with Keiko. She reached out ahead of our arrival to confirm to discuss our preferences. Keiko is very professional and prepared to make the most of your time in Tokyo. Her English is very good and being a former teacher you can tell how much she enjoys teaching. She taught us about the Japanese New Year traditions, how to use the public train systems and the local landmarks we asked to see. We spent a complete full day with her and it was the best thing we could have done. I wish our stay in Tokyo was longer so we could have seen more. We will definitely book Keikl again when returning to Tokyo. It was an amazing day. Tim & Michelle Smith Brentwood, California

Keiko:

Dear Tim Thank you very much for a wonderful review of my tour. You came to Tokyo just before the New Years , so every place you visited were beautifully decorated especially for New Years with pine trees and bamboo branches and people were busy preparing for it. At Tsukiji Fish Market, they sold special food for it like auspicious colored fish cakes, herring roe, cooked marrons ...etc. A lot of Japanese people visited there as well as foreign tourists. At Asakusa, Nakamise shopping street was also decorated with special ornaments like auspicious rice cakes, Kites, tops...etc. It was my pleasure to tell you about those traditional things. Because you were so interested in each of them. I hope you will come back to Tokyo in a different season to enjoy different face of it. I am looking fo... read more

Emma Emma Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Half day first timers tour of Tokyo ”

Thank you Keiko for a wonderful and interesting introduction to Tokyo. We all enjoyed listening to your interesting stories and explanations about Japanese history and culture.

Keiko:

Dear Emma, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of my tour. I was really happy with people who were interested in my explanations about Japanese history and culture. I hope you will have a great time during your stay in Japan. Please say hello to your husband and a beautiful girl and a kawaii girl. Many Thanks, Keiko

Anita Anita Singapore ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Going around Tokyo for a cultural experience with the subway with more confidence ”

It was a very wonderful experience to be guided by Keiko in Tokyo. She explains the history and culture very well. Keiko is very patient and accommodating. She acceded to our requests and made the experience sight seeing around north part of Tokyo very memorable. Thank you, Keiko!

Keiko:

Dear Anita Thank you very much for your wonderful review of my tour. It was a memorable tour for me, too. Through this tour, I was able to know more about Islam. It is fantastic. At the same time, I found some similar points with ours in your culture. Has the lucky boy already been using the new camera ? Maybe he took beautiful Mt. Fuji with it. I hope you will have great days in Japan and go back to your country in safe. I am looking forward to seeing you again here in Tokyo. Please say hello to your lucky and clever boy. Best Regards, Keiko

Sandra Sandra United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Very Accommodating ”

We had a great 2 days with Keiko. She was punctual and flexible when we asked her to meet us at our hotel even though it was out of her way. We were able to adjust our itinerary each day based on what we wanted to do. She knew all the places to get free samples at the Tsukiji fish market. We wanted to sample Japanese food so she took us to several places. She pointed out the best places to take pictures. She provided interesting information about each of the sites we visited. We rode a lot of trains and she got us around quickly. We highly recommend Keiko.

Keiko:

Dear Sandra, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of my tour. The days with me were the first two days of your trip around Japan, so I tried to inform the general aspects of Japanese culture. I was very happy because you were so enthusiastic that you often took notes and took pictures. I sometimes talked how your country influenced on Japanese modernization, and each time I did , you said that your country also was influenced from ours. I also wanted you to try as much Japanese food as possible. You courageously tried various kinds of Japanese food. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your trip in Japan and go back to your country with wonderful memories. Please say hello to your kind and friendly family members. Best Wishes, Keiko

Tiffany Tiffany United States
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Great Day with Keiko! ”

We had a wonderful half day with Keiko! She met us at our hotel and showed us how to get to the train station and buy tickets and how to get around. We went to two areas in Tokyo and saw lots of places and learned lots of interesting things. She went above and beyond and took us to our next place we wanted to go even though it was after 1pm. My kids enjoyed her and we would use her again! Thank you Keiko!

Keiko:

Dear Tiffany Thank you very much for a wonderful review of my tour ! First we visited Tsukiji Fish Market. It was a special day for the Market; it was the last day for them to open the Inner market there. You bought big berries there. They were so delicious, weren't they ? Then we moved to Asakusa. You enjoyed traditional Japanese sweets. You and your family members enjoyed everywhere I shouwed , and it was my greatest pleasure. I hope you will have a good time during your stay in Japan. I also wish to see you again in Tokyo in the near future. Many thanks, Keiko

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