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Yanaka- nostalgic walking Tour

by Keiko
(38) Reviews
4h $ 120 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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119.60 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 32.20
Extra person.
$ 4.60

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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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)
Meeting Point
At your hotel in 23 wards of Tokyo
Ending Point
At Nippori JR station or your convenient place in 23 wrds
Duration
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 ( 38 )
ken Ken Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
20 hours ago

“ Highlights of Tokyo ”

Despite the heavy rains at times, Keiko gave us a tremendous tour of some of the highlights of Tokyo on our 8 hour day with her. She had delightful insights into ll the places we visited and was determined that we were going to have a good time despite the weather. We were very pleased and highly recommend Keiko for her energy and expertise. Ken and Terry Thorsen

Keiko:

Dear Ken & Terry Thank you very much for your wonderful review of the tour with me. We visited traditional parts of Tokyo, Tsukiji, Hamarikyu garden, Asakusa and Harajuku. We were lucky enough to enjoy there exclusively because of the heavy rain. Greeneries looked very fresh cleansed by the rain. We walked a lot because I sometimes forgot your age but I remembered your name, ”健” = healthy. I hope you will come back to Japan to enjoy different season and see you again. Please say hello to another Keiko. Warm Wishes, Keiko

Bethan Bethan United Kingdom ( Business )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent tour guide ”

I spent 2 days with Keiko and found her polite, friendly and very knowledgeable about the city. I would recommend Keiko for anyone interested in the history of Tokyo

Keiko:

Dear Bethan, thank you very much for your review of my tour. I am very glad that you enjoyed the days in Tokyo. You were so interested in various factors of Tokyo, such as social issues as well as its history. I was lucky enough to learn about British social situation from you , and it was a great hint to solve our problems. At the same time, I noticed that I need to study more about that area. Thank you very much for your kindness and I hope you will have a great time in Japan. I am looking forward to meeting you again in Tokyo. Warm Regards, Keiko

Nina Nina United States ( Solo )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Very special day in Tokyo with Keiko ”

I spent a wonderful day with Keiko seeing both old and new parts of Tokyo. She was a very thoughtful guide and arranged for memorable experiences such as tea in the park and excellent sushi at Tsukiji Market. We took a boat ride to Odeiba and walked along the river. We were also able to experience an annual festival in Asakusa. I would not have been able to find my way through the crowds and enjoy and understand the rituals without her. She even helped me find a snack I wanted to try. All around, it was very memorable day that helped me make the most of my limited free time on my visit. Keiko was very pleasant company and took great care of me.

Keiko:

Dear Nina Thank you very much for your wonderful review of my tour. I am very glad that you enjoyed Tokyo through the tour with me. It was a special day, Sanjya Festival in Asakusa. We were lucky enough to meet several portable shrines carried by people in the same festival costumes. They were escorted by Shinto priests purifying the atmosphere. It was really a fantastic view, wasn't it ? Another thing I thought lucky was that we were able to take a great view from the roof of the boat between Hamarikyu garden and Odaiba. Especially, The Rainbow bridge looked pretty and the wind was so refreshing. I hope you will accomplish everything you needed and go back home with good memories. Best Regards, Keiko

Ellen Ellen United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Fantastic tour with Keiko ”

We had the most fantastic day with Keiko. We followed a pre arranged itinerary and saw everything on our list. Keiko gave us so much information on the history and culture of Japan, she was so thoughtful and polite, showing us where to buy our train tickets from and helping us with buying them. We loved eating suishi in the fish market and having a wonderful Ramen lunch with Keiko. We would highly recommend anyone visiting Tokyo to have a tour with Keiko, it was one of our highlights of our stay in Tokyo. Thank you Keiko for a brilliant day Ellen & Rob

Keiko:

Dear Ellen & Rob Thank you very much for your wonderful review of my tour. It was a beautiful day with fresh greeneries and you were so energetic enough to visit all the places on the itinerary and tried to understand the atmosphere. I am very happy to know that you enjoyed most of them including sushi, ramen, sweets. I guess you studied about Japan a lot beforehand so it's easier for you to understand it . It was my pleasure that I was able to tell you details about Japanese culture.I hope you will spend happy birthdays together at onsen , hotsprings with special present and go back to your country with wonderful memories. Thank you very much for your warm heart. Best Wishes, keiko

Patricia (Trish) Patricia Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ The traditional Japanese Wedding ”

Our day with Keiko could not have been better. She was a really great guide and was happy to do anything we wanted. Two of the memorable things was brunch at the Fish Market and by chance witnessing a traditional Japanese wedding but we enjoyed everything. Thank you Keiko.

Keiko:

Dear Patricia, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of my tour. Yes, you were lucky enough to enjoy sushi at the counter of one of the most popular sushi bars at Tsukiji Fish Market. At Asakusa, you were able to see a wedding couple. The bride was very beautiful in traditional white kimono and hairstyle. I think you have been understanding the beauty of Japanese culture. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. And hopefully I will be able to show you another beautiful view of Japan in the near future. Please say hello to your sweetheart. Best Wishes, Keiko

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