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Yanesen Walking Tour

by Mack
(17) Reviews
4h $ 106 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Tennouji Temple
  • Yanaka Cemetry
  • Yanaka Ginza (option)
  • Jyomyouin Temple
  • Ueno Park
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105.60 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick up in Tokyo 23 wards area.
$ 8.80

Overview

Yanesen is a quite unique area in Tokyo. Because this area has escaped from major disasters like big Tokyo earthquake in 1923, it still maintains old nostalgic streets and many historical temples in quiet atmosphere. Let's explore this area with me looking for "hidden gems".

What to Expect

You will find not only impressive temples, Buddha statues and nostalgic streets but also unique crafts shops.
You can buy Japanese sweets and snacks at traditional shops.
If you want, you can try Japanese matchya green tee with an authentic tea bowl with additional fee. ( 1000 yen for one person)
You may meet street cats also.

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Highlights

  • Tennouji Temple
  • Yanaka Cemetry
  • Yanaka Ginza (option)
  • Jyomyouin Temple
  • Ueno Park

Important

日本の祝日

Transportation cost to other location.

We walk mostly during this tour. We will take rest from time to time based on your condition but we don't use any transportation. If you have difficulty of walking, it is better not to choose this trip. Total walking distance will be about 5 Miles (7.5 Km).

What‘s included
Guide fee
What‘s not included
Fee for tea, sweets and any other food or drinks.
Meeting Point
Nishi-Nippori Station (See FAQ for details)
Ending Point
Ueno Station (JR or Metro Ginza Line)
Duration
4 hours
Starting time
13:00 PM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Nishi-Nippori station?

From Tokyo station: Take JR Yamanote line going to Ueno. It will take about 15 minutes.
From Shibuya station: Take JR Ymanote line going to Shinjyuku. It will take about 30 minutes. Metro Chiyoda Line is also available.

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 ( 17 )
BRIAN BRIAN United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Full day of Historical sites and gardens ”

I have taken many tours and I must say Mack was one of my most favorite guides. Prior to our trip I let Mack know that we wanted to see as many historical sites as possible and we were okay with any suggestions he may have. Well Mack delivered, we went all over Tokyo and saw most everything we wanted to see and then some. A couple of the highlights were one Mack planned and one I believe we just stumbled on. The impromptu highlight was a dance (parade of dancers) contest going on in the city that was fun to watch. The other was one Mack planned for us, a Buddhist drum ceremony that was also very interesting to see. Mack also took us to a very delicious restaurant that was off the beaten path for lunch. He also helped us purchase train tickets that would have been very complicated for us t... read more

vivian Vivian Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Wonderful time in Tokyo ”

We had an amazing time with Mack. He is very friendly and approachable and was very flexible to attend our wishes. Highly recommended for sure.

Kim Kim Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Our Tokyo tour with Mack - Simply the BEST ”

To put it simply, booking a tour with Mack was the best thing we could have done! We spent two days under Mack’s expert guidance and visited many wonderful sights of Tokyo by foot and rail. Mack taught us how to use the subway and JR lines which set us up beautifully for the rest of our trip to Hiroshima and Kyoto which we did on our own. Mack sent us a well prepared itinerary before we arrived in Japan which included all the things we thought we would like to do, plus many more. He was so organized and showed us maps and simple illustrations to explain parts of the history, culture and religion of Japan which put perspective on the places we visited. This was all part of the fabulous ‘hidden gems’. He is also a great listener and will tailor the tour to your suggestions. Mack ... read more

Sumant Sumant United States ( Family )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Mack is the best ”

Mack picked us up from our Airbnb and took us around Tokyo. He came up with a plan to optimize the day we had and completed everything. But most importantly he showed us how to use the subway system to get around in Tokyo. He also planned our trip to Mt Hakone and sent it in writing giving us clear instructions. I would ask Mack for help anytime.

Mack:

Dear Sumant San Thank you for choosing me as your guide this time. I did my best to make your family trip the most wonderful. I am glad to know you successfully accomplish your journey to Hakone. I think it’s great job and I am happy to be your help. I hope you visit Japan again and I am willing to be your help anytime. Best regards, Mack

anna Anna Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ To Tokyo and Beyond ”

It was a pleasure to have Mack as our tour guide in Tokyo. As first timers in Japan, we had little idea on how we can maximize our stay in Japan. Even if we just booked him for only one and a half day, Mack had been indeed, very helpful in every step of the way. He would go the extra mile to make sure that we take the right train, always updating us and concerned of our whereabouts throughout our 8 day stay in Japan. Our tour with him was unforgettable. He was mindful and hospitable especially to our needs. What makes his hidden gem tour great was not only seeing beautiful sights in Tokyo, but he is the actual true gem in this tour. I’m so thankful that we had Mack as our tour guide. Until we meet again, Mack!

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