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Yanaka- nostalgic walking Tour

by Keiko
(9) Reviews
3h $ 84 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)

Select Date and Travelers

83.70 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour .
$ 27.90
Extra person.
$ 4.65
Hotel pick-up out of 23 wards of Tokyo area .
$ 9.30


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 ,

Organized by Keiko

Licensed Guide
(9) Reviews


  • 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
What‘s not included
transportation fee ( of you and guide), lunch,sweets, snacks,drink (of you), entrance fee(of you and guide, Asakura sculpture museum costs ¥500)
hotel pick up out of 23 wards
Meeting Point
At your hotel in 23 wards of Tokyo
Ending Point
At Nippori JR station or your convenient place in 23 wrds
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 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 Keiko

Licensed Guide

(9) Reviews

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Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hi. My name is Keiko Hatada. I'm a national certified guide. I was born in Tokyo and used to work as a junior high school teacher over 30 years here. So I know about Tokyo a lot. One of my hobbies is Japanese history. Finding similarities in the world history is also a lot of fun to me.
Tokyo is a very attractive city with two very interesting features, traditional city with 450- year -old Edo(former name of Tokyo) culture and a very leading edge city with a very robust modern culture. I'd be happy to share either or both of them with you. I'm happy to arrange a tour according to your desires and look forward to having good time with you.

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Reviews ( 9 )

3 days ago |   by Sarah

“ Tokyo tour ”

Keiko was a delight to be with. We were a group of 7 and she managed to navigate us through the subway system without problem. She contacted us before the tour and asked us about our interests and must see areas and she arranged our day accordingly. We did Tsukiji market, Asakusa, Meiji shrine, and Harajuku area then dropped us off at Shiodome station per our request so we can do a self guided tour at Odaiba in the evening. She even prepared some historical pictures so she can give us some information while riding the train. Will definitely recommend Keiko! 😀

1 week ago |   by Todd

“ Super patient and flexible ”

She was very flexible and patient with our family of 5 that included 3 kids. We had a great day that seemed to go by quickly due to get expert guide work and flexible schedule

2 months ago |   by June

“ Fluent, friendly and flexible ”

Keiko arranged itineraries around my specific interests and gave some excellent advice. If you are meeting in any of the large stations check which line as well as the platform number, for example Tokyo station has two different platforms 4 in the same building! I managed to get lost! When I did meet up with Keiko I was impressed with her level of preparation, her knowledge and her fluency and very much enjoyed our time together.

3 months ago |   by Ariane

“ Very nice and knowledgeable ”

Keiko is a very good tour guide. She knows very well about the history of Tokyo. She made sure we are comfortable while on tour. We are also able to follow the itinerary as expected. She took care of me and my family very well. I would definitely recommend her as a tour guide.

Very Good
3 months ago |   by Delisa

“ A short but very memorable tour ”

we made an arrangement trip with Keiko the 1st day we're arrived in Tokyo. We need someone that can guide us around tokyo in a short time. And Keiko is the right person to do that. she helps me and my daughter to know more about Japan culture. I would recommended her to my friends & family when they came to Japan. Thank you Keiko

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