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Yanesen Walking Tour

by Mack
(15) Reviews
4h $ 108 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

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

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick up in Tokyo 23 wards area.
$ 9.00

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 15 )

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Kim

“ 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 went over and above by giving us tour maps and train/ tram car maps of Hiroshima where we were headed next and even explained how we catch the Marita express back to the airport at the end of our trip. We cannot recommend Mack highly enough. Our trip would not have been nearly as fun or run as smoothly without having spent our first two days with Mack. THANKS AGAIN MACK SAN.

Excellent
4 weeks ago |   by Sumant

“ 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.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Anna

“ 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!

Excellent
5 months ago |   by Eric

“ Great Hidden Gems Tour! ”

We had a fantastic experience with Mack. He is very knowledgeable, helpful and showed us some great hidden gems that we would not have otherwise seen. He created a perfect 6 hour tour including temples and shrines in Yanesen, a great ramen lunch and a tour and happy hour in the district we were staying in Kaguruzaka. I also enjoyed the historical context that Mack gave along the way, very interesting. Tokyo can be a virtual maze and you can easily miss very cool things that you could pass over many times without a knowledgeable guide like Mack. Highly recommended!

Excellent
5 months ago |   by Mubin

“ A Great Guide with a genuine passion to please his guests ”

Had a wonderful experience with Mack. He went all the way to ensure that we are comfortable and taken care off...his good command of English as well as advance preparation made our trip very meaningful...last minute requests were also accommodated without fail. Since we are Muslims , he ensured that we had Halal food throughout the trip. He also had huge patience considering that we had a 3 year old toddler and a 3 months baby .

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