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Yanaka- nostalgic walking Tour

by Keiko
(28) Reviews
3h $ 95 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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94.50 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 31.50
Extra person.
$ 4.50


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 (28) 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
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 ( 28 )
Laurene Laurene United Kingdom ( Business )
1 week ago

“ Great guide ”

Keiko did a great job despite the bad weather. Communication with her was smooth and friendly. She really did a great job and I would recommend her if you want a nice guide in Tokyo.


Dear Laurene, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. You tried to have a good time together in the cold rainy weather. Fortunately you were able to see beautiful Kawazu-sakura cherry blossoms in Yoyogi Park. Then you enjoyed tonkotsu-ramen. I hope you will come back to Tokyo someday and find other faces of Tokyo. Please say hello to your friends. Many Thanks, Keiko

Vincent Vincent United States ( Solo )
2 weeks ago

“ One day trip in Tokyo ”

I had one day trip with keiko. We went famous sites, where I had an unique experience about Japanese culture and we tried several Japanese sweets and had a Teppanyaki lunch. It was rainy day but it was delightful. The day Tokyo was also hosting Marathon, some streets were blocked. Keiko was well planned, at end of trip she guided me back to hotel without much of delay. A day trip was memorable.


Dear Vincent, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of my tour. I am very glad to know that you enjoyed my tour. Because it was cold and rainy and some roads were closed for Tokyo Marathon. So I had to ask you to walk longer than usual in the uncomfortable situation. You tasted various kinds of Japanese food including umeboshi( plum pickles), salt, vegetable tea, nuts...etc while we talked about various things about social things , culture,...etc. I hope you will come back to Japan and enjoy other kinds of Japanese food with me. Best Regards, Keiko

Lissette Lissette Philippines ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ A lovely and informative day with Keiko ”

We had a great time with Keiko, who showed us around like an old friend. She was pleasant to be with and very accommodating. More than her knowledge of the city and its culture, she shared valuable tips that will allow us to enjoy Tokyo on our own.


Dear Lissette, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of my tour. I was really happy having a tour with you. And I think all the people you met during the tour felt in the same way. Knife masters at Asakusa, a paper shop owner, sushi chefs at Tsukiji, they looked very happy with smile when you said good-bye to them. I hope you will have great and fruitful days in Tokyo and go back to your country safely. I am looking forward to seeing you again in Tokyo. Please say hello to your husband. Best Regards Keiko

Bjorn Bjorn Sweden ( Couple )
2 months ago

“ Excellent introduction to Tokyo and Japan ”

We just wanted to express our appreciation for the 8 hour guided tour of Tokyo that Keiko provided for us, a couple visiting Japan for the first time. Her communication before our trip was exemplary, and her teaching experience as well as knowledge of Japanese history and culture gave us an ideal first day of our ten day visit. It helped us to quickly understand practical matters such as the transportation system and gave us valuable local perspectives on society, religion and customs. In addition, we were able to see much more than we otherwise would have been able to. We are very much looking forward to our next visit.


Dear Bjorn I am very grateful for your wonderful review of my tour. I was very impressed by the fact that you tried to understand Japanese way of living or thinking through experiencing . It was my good opportunity for me to talk about it during the tour and reminded me of the difference and similarity between our cultures. I hope you will come back to Japan and find other faces of it. I am very much looking forward to seeing you again, too . Thank you very much for your kindness. Keiko

Tim Tim United States ( Couple )
2 months 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


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

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