• Location: Taito, Japan
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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 16th through 19th centuries, admiring the area’s charming mix of temples, springtime cherry blossoms and timeless ‘reien’ (cemetery). A included guide will accompany you on your visit, providing additional details about Japanese history and local culture.

Highlights

  • Discover the historic side of Tokyo's Edo Period during a walking tour in Yanaka
  • Wander the charming streets of this well-preserved historic district
  • Escape the skyscrapers for a taste of daily life in historic Japan
  • Visit ancient temples, springtime displays of cherry blossoms, and the local 'reien' (cemetery)
  • Learn about Japan's Edo era, spanning the 16th through 19th centuries
  • Great way to take a 'mini-retreat' during a visit to Tokyo

What You Can Expect

Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour

Enjoy sake at Yanaka Ginza.

Customer Reviews

Liliya B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The tour is great! And our guide Sumiko was excellent. This tour really gave us a light nostalgic feeling. And was full enough with some historical facts. The surroundings are also nice for a walk and just to look around. All of us really enjoyed it.

We did it with a small kid of 2 years old. You can have some problem at the beginning if you have stroller, but it is still doable.

Carlos O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Wonderful experience! We learned a great deal and had a lot of fun. Saw things and parts of Tokyo we otherwise never would have explored. Terrificl mix of history and culture. Our guide even sent us recommendations of future things to see and do during our stay.

Anna C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The walking tour in the Taito heritage area of Tokyo was THE best way to see and learn about Tokyo. Our guide, Mikiko was very friendly and knowledgeable and we felt like old friends by lunchtime!

We liked the 9am start time. Not too early. Loved seeing the Shogun cemetery and pretty streets. The hidden cafe/teahouse was picturesque and relaxing.

It is so good to see a place with a local. Thank you, Mikiko!!

Nurliyana Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We had an amazing time with Mikko san for our Yanesen tour. She showed us so many interesting places in the area and she was very knowledgeable and informative. Though it was raining the whole time we were there, Mikko san made us feel very welcome and was very cheerful and kept our mood up. The Yanesen area is rich in history and has many beautiful shrines and temples. Our favourite place to see was surprisingly the Yanaka cemetery. It was interesting to see how the Japanese people honour their dead. We were also able to see the tomb of the last shogun. All in all, we rate our experience 5 stars. Highly recommended!

Emily A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

I could not make the tour! I heard it was amazing and plan on booking next time when I go back

Marc F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We had a fantastic tour in Yanaka, the older and more traditional part of Tokyo. The visit was a mix of religious places graveyard, shrines, temples and urban life-style shops and bars.
A must do, ask for Nobuo, a very attentive and well informed guide.

Barry I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This by far was one of the best tours we have taken. A fun group on international visitors and a delightful guide. A side of Tokyo we would never had seen on our own. Barry and Jashio

Peter C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Really amazing walking tour with a phenomenal guide. We saw and learned about places and people in Edo we would never have found on our own. Our guide Sumiko quickly understood our interests and delivered a wonderful experience. This tour is very highly recommended.

warneel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We really enjoyed our tour with Maki! It was an easy paced walking tour where she pointed out many of the interesting historical references. We visited a Shogun grave, walked by many temples and enjoyed a gorgeous shrine. We were able to participate in a Japanese tea ceremony, see local art up close, visit a traditional Japanese handkerchief shop, enjoy shaved ice and ice cream as well as see the many shops of Yanaka.

Pamela

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

My guide turned up on time but the other two participants did not. In true polite Japanese style, Naho waited a full ten minutes before phoning them, to discover that they had switched to the afternoon tour. So I was to have a personal and private tour at the price of a group one! Naho was a delightful young lady who explained many interesting things along the way. I took lots of photos in the cemetery and made a slideshow for YouTube. After that we went to the Nezu Shrine to see the azalea Festival. A lovely tour. Highly recommended.

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