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Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour

by Trip Designer Duration 3h 30m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $81

Explore ancient Tokyo on a guided tour of the historic Yanaka district. The area dates back to the 16th century, giving you a glimpse into the past as you walk past a scenic cemetery, beautifully restored buildings, and a nostalgic shopping street.

Meet your guide by Nippori Station and walk to the nearby Yanaka district. Your guide introduces you to the historic area, which remains reminiscent of Tokyo from the 16th to the 19th centuries, when the city was known as Edo. First walk through Yanaka Cemetery, admiring the natural landscaping of the area and Sakura-dori Street, a popular spot for cherry blossom viewing that runs through the cemetery itself.

Your tour then takes you past historic buildings from the 1930s that have been restored to their former glory. See the nostalgic Ueno Sakuragi Atari complex and the traditional coffee house of Kayaba Coffee, and marvel at Scai the Bathhouse, a contemporary art space in a former bathhouse. Make a stop at Nezu Shrine, which is said to have been established 1,900 years ago, and learn of its history during the Edo Period.

Finally, stroll through Yanaka-Ginza, a shopping street packed with traditional sweet and snack houses, classic barber shops, and other nostalgic boutiques. Soak in the friendly atmosphere of the neighborhood before making your way back to where you started and ending your tour.

Explore ancient Tokyo on a guided tour of the historic Yanaka district. The area dates back to the 16th century, giving you a glimpse into the past as you walk past a scenic cemetery, beautifully restored buildings, and a nostalgic shopping street.

Meet your guide by Nippori Station and walk to the nearby Yanaka district. Your guide introduces you to the historic area, which remains reminiscent of Tokyo from the 16th to the 19th centuries, when the city was known as Edo. First walk through Yanaka Cemetery, admiring the natural landscaping of the area and Sakura-dori Street, a popular spot for cherry blossom viewing that runs through the cemetery itself.

Your tour then takes you past historic buildings from the 1930s that have been restored to their former glory. See the nostalgic Ueno Sakuragi Atari complex and the traditional coffee house of Kayaba Coffee, and marvel at Scai the Bathhouse, a contemporary art space in a former bathhouse. Make a stop at Nezu Shrine, which is said to have been established 1,900 years ago, and learn of its history during the Edo Period.

Finally, stroll through Yanaka-Ginza, a shopping street packed with traditional sweet and snack houses, classic barber shops, and other nostalgic boutiques. Soak in the friendly atmosphere of the neighborhood before making your way back to where you started and ending your tour.

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

Duration 3h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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1:00 PM, Tour in French

Duration 3h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in French.

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

Duration 3h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$80.41

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9:00 AM, Tour in French

Duration 3h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in French.

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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


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


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 8 Verified Reviews

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5 out of 5

5/5 Apr 14, 2019

Rie was a great tour guide. She was very informative and funny. She showed us beautiful temples and the historical areas of Tokyo. I would do this tour again. Rie made the experience a wonderful memory.