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Yanaka Walking Tour

by Taka
(14) Reviews
3:30h $ 112 Price up to 4 people


  • Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street
  • Wander the charming streets of this well-preserved historic district
  • Finger puppet show theatre
  • old school Japanese delicatessen

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111.60 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior


Stroll down the charming Yanaka-Ginza, a shopping street from the old days where you can stop for some snacks and beer or traditional sweets and enjoy very funny finger puppet show in a back alley of Yanaka. An amazing way to see the truly nostalgic side of this fascinating city. Your trip to Tokyo will not be complete without taking this tour.

What to Expect

Only 5 minutes away from Ueno by train, Yanaka is one of Tokyo's most charming and traditional districts. Today, the street is home to Yanaka Ginza, a bustling shopping street that runs through its center and that is lined with many of the same butcher shops and produce vendors who operated there decades ago. Stroll through the neighborhood's backstreets to visit galleries, cafes and craft workshops featuring Japanese pottery, ink prints, textiles, jewelry, and stationery.
This old fashioned pocket of Tokyo is also filled with homey family run restaurants and cozy local bars. Saying that Tokyo is a foodie’s paradise is an understatement. Let’s enjoy an old school Japanese food. It’s so cheap.

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  • Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street
  • Wander the charming streets of this well-preserved historic district
  • Finger puppet show theatre
  • old school Japanese delicatessen


This is not historical tour but more focus into daily life in historic Japan.

What‘s included
guide fee
hotel pick up
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide)
admission fee (Finger puppet show 500 yen per person and guide)
food and drink
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo(in 23 ward Tokyo)
Ending Point
Nippori Station
3:30 hours
Starting time
15:00 PM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people

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 ( 14 )
Nerilee Nerilee Australia ( Solo )
3 weeks ago

“ Fantastic day out in Tokyo with Taka ”

Thank you Taka for a very enjoyable and memorable day out in Tokyo. We went to so many different places in just one day and I felt I gained a great overview of many different aspects of Tokyo - both the old and the new. You were very knowledgable about the city and its history, and shared many interesting insights. I highly recommend Taka for anyone looking for a warm, engaging, considerate guide who speaks excellent English, and is lots of fun to be with!


Thank you, Nerilee. So glad to hear you enjoyed our tour. It’ fun to walk around Tokyo, wasn’t it? Please come back again! There's so much more I have to show you! Hope to see you again!

Sylvie Sylvie France
1 month ago

“ The best day in Tokyo!! ”

What a wonderful day with Taka!! Just a pleasure... From our first encounter with a smile, to helping us make dinner reservations and planning our suitcase transfer for the next day and all this even before starting the “tour”, to a full day of adventure. Taka first took us to very popular Harajuku, and down beautiful back streets, to then being thrown off his plans by my husband who wanted the “local flare and tour”. With a smile and a skip, not missing a beat (and probably hungry... we had a late breakfast but he likely had been up for a while), he turned right around, took us back to the subway and took us to the most beautiful local area within Tokyo to visit an old traditional home, just beautiful...stunning... and we would have never known about it or found it on our own! A beaut... read more


Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Sylvie! I really appreciated it and can't thank you enough for such a wonderful words to my tour. The time we shared during the day was precious, so I wanted to do my best. There are many beautiful places all over Japan. I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your days.

Sue Sue Australia ( Couple )
2 months ago

“ Yokohama like a local! ”

Taka was great! He was punctual, arranged a personalised walking tour (designed completely wheelchair accessible) and most importantly was fun! We saw the local highlights, ate at amazing places and tasted great wine and beer. He showed us how to get around Yokohama and good places to shop. We would definitely do it again and recommend Taka, we had one of the most fabulous fun days, full of adventure!


Dear Sue, thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me and selecting me as your guide. I am very much pleased that you and John enjoyed one day Yokohama tour. I am looking forward to meeting again in near future. Cheers!

Brent Brent United States ( Couple )
3 months ago

“ Tokyo neighborhood tours m ”

Taka eas an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable, friendly and full.of interesting information. Made for a memorable day. Good English skills as well. Highly recommended.


Thank you so much for a thoughtful review, Brent. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your wife. Thanks a million ! Keep on traveling !!!

Ilana Ilana United States ( Family )
3 months ago

“ Taka was so much fun and made our experience to Japan unforgettable! ”

My father and I visited Japan for his birthday celebration and his bucket list trip. It was all we had hoped for and more! My father and I are big foodies and love to find hidden gems when we travel. Taka delivered! We saw a lot of historical sites and must see areas of Tokyo, and Taka was very knowledgeable about everything! Our favorite spots were the hidden gems Taka shared with us, including a Wine Vineyard off the beaten path and a Yakitori restaurant my father won't stop talking about! And don't forget the street food :) Taka, thank you for making our experience to Japan unforgettable. 5 stars all the way!


You are welcome, Ilana. And thank you very much for your great comment. I hope I can see you again. Please give my best regards to Joe!

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