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YANAKA’s Walking tour with cultural experiences !!


Tokyo
4 Hours
up to 4 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

It’s a Temple Town, Yanaka’s Walking Tour with a stroll through the Historic Temple District there!! It’s a tour of the carefully selected highlights of YANAKA including the famous temples and traditional Japanese folk crafts shops and studios to learn about Japanese traditional culture !!(+Cultural experiences are available!!)

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Hiroki.

  • ◆All the destinations are strictly selected and combined from the perspective of answering your simple but significant questions about Edo most effectively!! Every highlight has its own theme to learn about!!(For more details please refer to What to Expect.)

  • 1. Tour of Many temples with historical background and YANAKA Cemetery.

  • 2. Tour of many traditional shops with nostalgic air in YANAKA,such as many antiques and folk crafts shops full of refinement and elegance!!(cf.the pics above) [Examples of Shops] Traditional Japanese ceramics shop, Exquisite vintage Kimono shop, Writing brushes and pigment for Japanese painting shop, Japanese paper with colored figures called

  • 3.Visiting Nezu Shrine, Tokyo’s oldest Shinto-shrine(※) noted for its magnificent and mysterious views(cf.the pics above)!! (※)Your thoughts go to the Japanese mysterious religious view seemingly swinging between “Shintoism” and ”Buddhism” appreciating the magnificent Shinto Sanctuary built by the leader of Tokugawa Bakufu(Feudal Government headed by Shogun) substantially established “Buddhism” as the state religion.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Your hotel in Tokyo(only the 23 wards of Tokyo),Nezu station(Chiyoda line), Sendagi station(Chiyoda line), Nippori station(JR),
Ending Point Your hotel in Tokyo(only the 23 wards of Tokyo),Nezu station(Chiyoda line), Sendagi station(Chiyoda line), Nippori station(JR),

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee,Transportation fee(guide), hotel pick up and drop off

What‘s not included

Transportation fee(you), lunch(you and guide:if any)
◆Cultural experiences(option)
・Kimono experience 4,800JPY/person(consumption tax(10%) not included) : Available all year round
・Tea ceremony experience:Simplified Version(Mainly watching tea master's procedure),Basic fee(per group) 2,000/JPY+Fee per person 1,000JPY (consumption tax included):Available Wed.~Sun.

Important

Please send me message for inquiry about availability for activities regardless of the Availability Calendar.

◆Some of the shops and studios are closed on Monday or Tuesday.
◆Tea ceremony experience(option)[Wed~Sun, Not available on Monday and Tuesday]
◆Kimono experience(option)[available all year round]

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

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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Reviews ( 51 )
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Audrey Audrey United States ( Family )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Amazing way to learn the city and history ”

We couldn't have asked for a better first day in Tokyo! Hiroki-san was gracious, funny, and was able to help us navigate the most confusing subway system we've ever seen! As first timers to Japan, it was very overwhelming trying to find what to do and how to travel there. By doing this tour, we not only traversed the city, but learned so many different things in the process! Hiroki-san was even able to customize our day based on preferences we provided. We never had to pull out a phone to navigate, got amazing pictures, and will cherish these memories forever!

Hiroki:

Dear Audrey san, Thank you so much for choosing me as a tour guide on your first day in Japan and writing such a great review despite being busy getting ready for many things !! During the tour I really had a great time with you and your wonderful family, and yesterday was a day that leaves behind an enjoyable memory !! Also, your sincere attitude towards learning Japan really impressed me !! Thanks to the information for your preferences you gave me beforehand, I was able to customize your day smoothly. Thank you again, and please give my best regards to Josh-san and Ryan-san !! Sincerely, Hiroki

Rajeev Rajeev Singapore ( Solo )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Enlightening experience ”

Hiroki-san is a very kind and knowledgeable individual. I had a superb time with him exploring the treasures of Tokyo. His command over Japan's history is just amazing. I would definitely recommend Hiroki-san to anyone who has a free day to explore Tokyo city.

Hiroki:

Dear Rajeev-san, Thank you so much for choosing me as a tour guide on your last day in Japan and writing such a wonderful review on my tour despite being busy just before your flight !! Since my happiest moments are when I hear that my guests had a memorable time, your heartfelt review really inspired me !! Thank you again, and have a nice flight to Singapore !! Sincerely, Hiroki

Simone Simone Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ lovely man very helpful ”

lovely man very helpful

Hiroki:

Dear Simone, Thank you very much for taking the"Tokyo custom booking" and giving me the excellent tour review!! Since the itinerary consisted of not only the destinations how to learn about Japanese history and tradition but also the experience of the contemporary Geek Culture,thanks to your honest request given me beforehand, I’m sure you’re able to fully enjoy the tour !! (Particularly, the Maid Cafe was so fun !?) Thank you again, ang hope to see you again !! Sincerely, Hiroki

Aaron Aaron United States ( Solo )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Great guy, fun tour ”

Hiroki was extremely helpful and considerate. We did the iaido lesson,and I really enjoyed it.

Hiroki:

Dear Aaron, Thank you very much for taking the "Iai-do experience tour to learn Samurai spirit" and giving me the excellent tour review!! Since the Iaido lesson includes not only how to cut a simulated target of a tatami roll with a real Japanese sword but also the appreciation of the museum piece Japanese sword and the Samurai Armours once possessed by highest ranking Samurai warriors called “Daimyo feudal lord” actually having those historic weapons in your hands, I’m sure you’re able to fully enjoy the lesson !! Thank you again, and please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan!! Sincerely, Hiroki

Freya Freya Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Fake food! ”

Hiroki met us at our hotel and took us to Asakusa train station, we wanted to do a replica wax food workshop that required a guide to be with you, he arranged the booking for us and paid and organised anything, before the workshop he took us around the area and talked to us about the history and we also got to ask some of our burning questions we’d been dying to find the answer to during our trip in japan. He was lovely and insightful and knowledgeable, thank you so much Hiroki!!

Hiroki:

Dear Freya, Thank you very much for taking my private tour of Walking around Asakusa with workshop and giving me such a wonderful review !! It’s just an hour walking tour in Asakusa near the workshop venue, but your questions to the point during the tour and the wonderful replica wax food making workshop made the tour meaningful and memorable one !! Needless to say, Asakusa is the one of the best destinations being able to give you enough satisfaction, moreover, your desired workshop was more than experiencing to make replica food !! I think experiencing the traditional replica food making method (Everyday ingredient of wax turned into life-like replica food such as “Tempura” after being dipped into the hot water by putting a little ingenuity !!)greatly helped you have a real experience o... read more

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