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Yanaka- nostalgic walking Tour

by Keiko
(43) Reviews
4h $ 122 Price up to 8 people


  • 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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122.20 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 32.90
Extra person.
$ 4.70


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 ,

4.9 (43) Reviews
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  • 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)


・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
・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)
Meeting Point
At your hotel in 23 wards of Tokyo
Ending Point
At Nippori JR station or your convenient place in 23 wrds
4 hours
Starting time
09:30 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 ( 43 )
Brannon Brannon United States ( Family with kids )
2 weeks ago

“ Tour of tokyo ”

She did an excellent job of teaching us how to navigate the city. She showed us the shopping areas, the imperial palace, the samurai museum and many more things. She found an excellent place for Rahman noodles that we all enjoyed. She provided many details into the history and culture and had the advantage of being a upper school teacher herself.


Dear Brannon Thank you very much for your wonderful review of my tour. As you visited Edo Tokyo Museum just before my tour, you had already had knowledges about Japanese history and culture and even learned Japanese language . We visited < Shibuya→ Sakurada-mon gate → Asakusa→ Ginza → Shinjuku >. It was my pleasure to answer your interesting questions. Thank you very much for your kindness during the tour. One of my regret is that I should have got more information about your tour in Japan before we met. Then , I might have shown you other places in Tokyo. Maybe next time. I hope you will go back to your country with good memories of Japan . I am looking forward to seeing you again in Tokyo. Please say hello to your sweet hearted family members. Thank you very much. Keiko

Mindy Mindy United States ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Excellent guide ”

My husband and I spent our first two days in Tokyo with Keiko, and we are so glad we did. Keiko is adorable and we had the best time. Her English was great too. Keiko showed us all over Tokyo and set up a traditional tea service for us as well. She helped customize our tour to fit in as much as possible in the 2 days we were together. She not only took us around, she taught us so much about the culture which came in handy as we spent an additional 7 days in Japan. I highly recommend using Keiko if you are in Japan. Just be warned, wear comfortable shoes as Keiko is quick and walks fast! We had a great time, it was a perfect introduction to Japan.


Dear Mindy Thank you very much for your wonderful review of my tour. You visited mostly must-see places in Tokyo where special displays for Tanabata Festival welcomed you. But you found much more , something very special . For example, you played the guitar in Shibuya guitar shop, bought special pick at Asakusa, experienced authentic tea ceremony in fancy kimono and served each other...etc. You enjoyed Japanese food, too, such as authentic Sushi at Tsukiji , Yakitori at Omoide Yokocho in Shinjuku, Ichigo daifuku (mochi with strawberry ), Melon pan( melon flavored bread) ...etc. As the result, you made the two days very special . It was my greatest pleasure to see that both of you enjoyed and experienced Tokyo culture a lot . I am looking forward to see you in Tokyo again. Next time I wi... read more

Effie Effie Australia ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Whirlwind Tour ”

Keiko thank you very much for showing us Tokyo in a day, and for sharing your knowledge about Japan and it’s glorious history with grace and humour. We all discovered so much and had a great day !


Fear Effie, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of my tour. It was just a four-hour-tour, but we did a lot : Asakusa, Ginza, Harajuku. Each of you had specific purposes of this visit, and it was my pleasure to accomplish some of them. I hope I'd like to satisfy all of them Maybe next time. I am looking forward to meeting you again in Tokyo. Best Wishes, Keiko

Larry Larry United States ( Friends )
Very Good
2 months ago

“ Extremely good tour guide ”

Keiko showed us Tokyo and the rail system in a day. She was very conversant in English. Keiko went out of her way to please us by going to places we desired that were not on the itinerary without losing too much time. She kept on time schedule. She was knowledge about the places we visited and knew the rail system well so that we did not have to walk too many steps.


Dear Larry, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of my tour. I am glad that you and your families enjoyed my tour even though it rained so heavily. We visited Asakusa, Harajuku, Shibuya and Pokémon center. It was my pleasure to show you the place you really wanted to visit and see your families sharing good time together. I hope I will be able to meet you again in the near future in Tokyo. Please say hello to Yasuyo who was a typical Yamato-nadeshiko. . Best Wishes, Keiko

Yvette Yvette Australia ( Family with kids )
2 months ago

“ So much knowledge and a very enjoyable day ”

We started the day with Keiko meeting us at our hotel and assisting us with purchasing transportation tickets. From Shinjuku we went on to Asakusa and visited the temples and shops leading into it. Visited the Shinto shrine here also. Next we had lunch together where Keiko made excellent suggestions for my fussy family who all loved their lunch. On to Ginza where we stopped by Nissan and hubby got to drool over all of the concept cars before looking through the shopping district and then on to Meiji shrine. Such a beautiful place with so much history. Keiko happily answered all of our questions and was great with the kids. Had we not had Keiko to take us atound, I doubt very much we would have even gotten to the first destination. From start to finish our whole experience has been fa... read more


Dear Yvette, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of the tour with me. I am very glad to know that you enjoyed my tour. I was also very happy to have fantastic and heart-warming time with your family. According to the weather forecast, we might have shower and thunder. But we were lucky enough to have a beautiful day. We experienced lucky things today, touched the eye of a dragon under the lantern at Asakusa thunder gate, received the smoke of incense burner to purify ourselves at Sensoji Buddhist temple, purified ourselves by a scoop of water at Meiji Shinto shrine and walked around the sacred forest . So I am sure all of you will have good days not only in Japan but also in your future . And I remember the handsome boy bought a fabric case designed like a frog in Asakusa . I... read more

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