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Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour

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per adult Price is $84
Duration: 3h 30m Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English, French Offered in: English, French

Highlights

  • Glimpse of Tokyo during the Edo Period in Yanaka district

  • Yanaka Cemetery, full of beautiful nature & tombstones

  • Restored places like Kayaba Coffee & Scai the Bathhouse

  • Time to browse the nostalgic Yanaka-Ginza shopping street

  • Guided insight into Tokyo from the 16th to 19th centuries

Highlights

  • Glimpse of Tokyo during the Edo Period in Yanaka district

  • Yanaka Cemetery, full of beautiful nature & tombstones

  • Restored places like Kayaba Coffee & Scai the Bathhouse

  • Time to browse the nostalgic Yanaka-Ginza shopping street

  • Guided insight into Tokyo from the 16th to 19th centuries

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1:00 PM, Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour in English

Duration 3h 30m

Live Commentary in English.

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1:00 PM, Tour in French

Duration 3h 30m

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9:00 AM, Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour in English

Duration 3h 30m

Live Commentary in English.

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9:00 AM, Tour in French

Duration 3h 30m

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Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour

Activity Location

Yanaka

Taito-ku

Tokyo

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • JR Nippori Station, north gate

    2-19-1 Nishinippori

    Arakawa-ku 116-0013


Description

Step back in time to ancient Tokyo during this 3.5-hour exploration of the city’s historic Yanaka district. Discover a different side of the sprawling Japanese capital that dates back to its Edo period of the 17th through 19th centuries, admiring the area’s charming mix of temples, springtime cherry blossoms and timeless ‘reien’ (cemetery). Your guide will accompany you on your visit, providing additional details about Japanese history and local culture. Why not get away the bustle of a big city and feel the atmosphere of Tokyo from the old days.

1) Tennoji Temple
This Buddhist Temple sits on the edge of the Yanaka Cemetery and dates back to 1274 It is located in a pleasant garden behind an old wooden gate. It the grounds is a bronze Buddhist statue that that dates back to 1690 and was referred to by locals as Tennoji Daibutsu. Well worth a stop by.

2) Yanaka Cemetery
This is an impressive cemetary and worth a look even though cemetaries are not normally for tourists. It covers 100,000 square meters and has over 7,000 graves. It also has history as after the Meji Restoration the government wanted to separate Buddhism and Shinto graves but most places were Buddhist owned so they established a public buriel ground in Yanaka in 1871.

3) Yuka-An * Optipnal
There's a place to experience Japanese Tea ceremony on Tatami mats! It's on the 2nd floor of the building of Gallery Okubo. The price of the tea (1,000 yen) is not included into our tour cost, but you can actually try the authentic Japanese tea with the help of professional. Closed: Mondays,Tuesdays.

4) Nezu Shrine
One of Japan’s oldest shrine and perhaps most striking, set amidst huge trees and flowering azalea shrubs with ponds, pathways and iconic colored charming wooden structures reflecting age old culture and beauty including several small vermillon colored toriis.

5) Yanaka Ginza Street
One of best shopping streets in Tokyo, with the well-preserved old town “Shitamachi” atmosphere. Explore the nostalgic side of Tokyo through Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street!


Inclusions

  • Guided Tour of Yanaka

  • Live tour commentary provided in English, French, German, and Spanish


Exclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off

  • Food and drink


Know Before You Book

  • Children 6 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Maximum group size is 10 people.

  • Scai The Bathhouse is closed on Monday, Sunday, and national holidays. On these days you will only see the exterior of the building.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.8 out of 5

5/5 Feb 24, 2020

My daughter and i were the only 2 people for this tour. Molly our guide was the BEST !!! Such a delight. Knowledgeable, kind, spoke English fluently. If we had a different guide im sure we would NOT have had such an exceptional experience. That's how much we are sure about Molly and her professionalism. This is a must tour and will recommend to anyone we know especially uf Molly is the guide.

Michael D

United States

5/5 Sep 29, 2019

I loved seeing the quiet old part of Tokyo. The temples and shrines were numerous and beautiful. My guide, Rie Suzuki, was knowledgeable and gracious. The shopping streets are charming. I recommend this tour.

Shields S

United States