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.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Taka.
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.
hotel pick up
transportation fee (you and guide)
admission fee (Finger puppet show 500 yen per person and guide)
food and drink
This is not historical tour but more focus into daily life in historic Japan.
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Taka - san, thank you so much for your kind service. Very punctual and prompt. We did not face any trouble.
Dear Chamine, I feel so happy to hear from you. Although the weather was not so good, we did not face any trouble. Because I was with kind, gentle and cheerfu couplel! Thank you so much for finding me.
My sons (ages 26 and 22) and I had a wonderful two days with Taka in Tokyo last week. We discussed prior to arriving what exactly we were looking for and Taka delivered all that and more. He was on time, his English was excellent, supplied enough history, etc. for the sights we delivered and was fun to be around. We asked for a mix of the not to be missed sights along with visiting restaurants and and off the beaten track type places that Tokyo natives would visit and were not disappointed. Taka also offered excellent restaurant recommendations for the time we were not with him and even walked us to a popular sushi restaurant in Shibuya that doesn't take reservations to be sure we were able to get our number for the waitlist. He went above and beyond what he needed to do. Don't read ... read more
Thank you so much for your great review, Nancy. It was my great pleasure and honor to show you and your sons around the city of Tokyo. We went to so many places and sampled a wide variety of food & drink! Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide!
Taka is a great guide. He fielded our questions, was flexible about spur of the moment decisions, and did a great job picking out places for us. I highly recommend his service.
Thank you for the nice review, Faith. I am glad you and Eric enjoyed our tour. Hope you had great holiday in Japan, and would come back again!
We are a family of 6 and we had an excellent experience with Taka. He is knowledgeable, friendly, funny and he could read our group to determine the best path for our day. He’s very funny and we laughed a lot with him. Would highly recommend Taka to anyone wishing to have a great day in Tokyo!! Thank you Taka!!
You're welcome, Sallie! Thank you for taking your time to write such a nice review. Hope to see you and your family again. I will take you to more places!
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!