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Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour provided by OMAKASE

Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour

Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour
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About
Discover the historical Yanaka district of Tokyo on a small-group half-day tour that highlights landmarks from the Edo period. See temples built during the 16th-19th centuries, visit a historical ‘reien’ (cemetery) where visitors rarely go, and view cherry blossoms in the spring. Your guide provides detailed commentary about Japan's history and the heritage of this serene district, which is an oasis within bustling Tokyo.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Japanese, English, Chinese, Italian, French
Highlights
  • Walking tour proceeds at a leisurely pace suitable for most people
  • Hear insightful commentary from the guide
  • Experience the quiet calm of this well-preserved historic district
  • Small group limited to 10 people allows a more personalized tour
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English, Chinese, Italian, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Walking tour proceeds at a leisurely pace suitable for most people
  • Hear insightful commentary from the guide
  • Experience the quiet calm of this well-preserved historic district
  • Small group limited to 10 people allows a more personalized tour
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 22178P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks(100-500 yen depending on what you want to try)
  • Transportation expenses
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Yanaka
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Nippori Station, 2 Chome-19 Nishinippori, Arakawa City, Tokyo 116-0013, Japan Your meeting point is Nippori station, north ticket gate. You can access to the meeting point by JR Yamanote line, JR Keihin Tohoku Line, JR Joban Line and Keisei Line. Please be ready 10 minutes prior to the meeting time at north ticket gate(Inside next the ticket gate). Your guide will waiting for you at there with a signs of Yanaka Walking Tour. https://goo.gl/maps/1C6DmzvT2Ez
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Tour duration can be extended at a rate of 3,000 yen per group, per hour, payable in cash
  • Please inform your staring time when booking. The start time is from 9:00 am or 14:00 pm.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks(100-500 yen depending on what you want to try)
  • Transportation expenses
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Yanaka
Departure details
  • Nippori Station, 2 Chome-19 Nishinippori, Arakawa City, Tokyo 116-0013, Japan Your meeting point is Nippori station, north ticket gate. You can access to the meeting point by JR Yamanote line, JR Keihin Tohoku Line, JR Joban Line and Keisei Line. Please be ready 10 minutes prior to the meeting time at north ticket gate(Inside next the ticket gate). Your guide will waiting for you at there with a signs of Yanaka Walking Tour. https://goo.gl/maps/1C6DmzvT2Ez
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Tour duration can be extended at a rate of 3,000 yen per group, per hour, payable in cash
  • Please inform your staring time when booking. The start time is from 9:00 am or 14:00 pm.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Nippori Station
    2 Chome-19 Nishinippori, Arakawa City, Tokyo 116-0013, Japan
    Your meeting point is Nippori station, north ticket gate. You can access to the meeting point by JR Yamanote line, JR Keihin Tohoku Line, JR Joban Line and Keisei Line. Please be ready 10 minutes prior to the meeting time at north ticket gate(Inside next the ticket gate). Your guide will waiting for you at there with a signs of Yanaka Walking Tour. https://goo.gl/maps/1C6DmzvT2Ez
    See address & details
  • 1
    Yanaka District
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Tennoji Temple
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Yanaka Cemetery
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Gallery Okubo
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    SCAI The Bathhouse
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Shitamachi Customs Museum & Exhibit Hall
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Edokoro Alan West
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Nezu Shrine
  • 8
    Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Douglas Smith
3 contributions
Excellent Walking Tour of Yanaka with Yumi
Mar 2020
Excellent tour of Yanaka . Yumi was a very knowledgeable guide and made the whole tour very enjoyable. She was able to answer all of our questions. I to Tokyo. Doug Smithwould certainly recommend this tour to travellers
Written 17 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for joining the tour and your wonderful review! I’m glad that you enjoyed exploring Yanaka and had a great time with Yumi. I hope you will come back to Tokyo and explore hidden gems again!
Written 25 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vladimir
6 contributions
Amazing Yanaka Tour
Mar 2020 • Couples
I you came to visit Tokyo, this tour is a must. You will see a real life of tokyans with many restaurants, shops, Shrines, and Buddhist temples as well as learn a lot in Japanese history. Yoshimi is the best tour guide ever.
Written 13 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for joining the tour and your wonderful review! I’m glad that you enjoyed the nostalgic atmosphere of Tokyo and had a great time in Yanaka with Yoshimi. I hope you will come back to Tokyo and explore hidden gems again. I’m looking forward to seeing you next time!
Written 25 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hope Eliot
2 contributions
Yanaka Walking Tour
Feb 2020
Fumiko Ikeno was a most knowledge and accomodating guide. She lead us to a delightful traditional tea ceremony, complete with authentic antique tea bowls, and into the studio gallery of a remarkable artist of a rare type of traditional Japanese painting. Talking to this artist about his materials and techniques and watching him work was a rare treat! The perfect conclusion of this tour was the small, neighborhood Yamata street market, full of children and dogs to watch while we drank beer in a curbside bar!
Written 3 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for joining the tour and your wonderful review! I’m glad that you enjoyed the tour and had a great time with Fumiko in Yanaka. I hope you will come back to Tokyo and explore hidden gems again. I’m looking forward to seeing you next time!
Written 9 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

csw437
Canada8 contributions
Lovely neighborhood walk
We enjoyed a lovely neighborhood walk through a very old cemetery, a Shinto Shrine, Buddhist Temple and a street market. But the highlight was taking part in a tea ceremony..wonderful experience. Thank you Fumiko!
Written 2 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for joining the tour and your wonderful review! I’m glad that you enjoyed exploring traditional Japanese area of Tokyo and experiencing tea ceremony. I hope you will come back to Tokyo and explore hidden gems again. I’m looking forward to seeing you next time!
Written 9 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jennefer N
Canberra, Australia291 contributions
Walking tour of Yanaka
Half day walking tour through this beauiful neighbourhood starting from Nippori station where i was met by my guide Yumi.We walked through an historic cemetery lined with enormous blossom trees unfortunately they were not in bloom ,through winding streets to temples and then to shops selling japanese sweets.My favourite were the chocolate cat tail donuts.Finally finishing in a traditional tea house drinking matcha tea from an antique tea cup in this family run business.This was an extra cost of 1,100 yen and worth every cent.Yumi thankyou for being such a wonderful guide your English and your knowledge were exceptional.
Written 27 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for joining the tour and your wonderful review! I’m glad that you enjoyed exploring nostalgic site of Tokyo and experiencing traditional Japanese culture. I hope you will come back to Tokyo and explore hidden gems again. I’m looking forward to seeing you next time!
Written 9 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joe T
Sarasota, FL1 contribution
Rie is an excellent guide
Feb 2020
Our guide Rie was a great guide. She took us on a 3 hour walk of Yanaka and spent the time to provide us detailed information and history of all the sites along the way. She is very pleasant and knowledgeable and was very flexible in making sure that she covered the areas of most interest to us. Thank ou
Written 13 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for joining the tour and your wonderful review! I’m glad that you enjoyed exploring historical part of Tokyo and had a great time with Rie. I hope you will come back to Tokyo and explore hidden gems again. I’m looking forward to seeing you next time!
Written 22 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lily D
1 contribution
Yanaka Walking Tour
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had a wonderful experience on the Yanaka walking tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with. We highly recommend! Thank you
Written 8 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for joining the tour and your wonderful review! I’m glad that you enjoyed the tour and had a great time with your guide in Yanaka. I hope you will come back to Tokyo and explore hidden gems again. I’m looking forward to seeing you next time!
Written 9 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PMG
1 contribution
Unique walking tour of old Tokyo
We really enjoyed the walking tour of Tanaka. We learned so much from our friendly and knowledgeable tour guide and took some great pictures. We had been to Tokyo twice before but had never seen this area. It was a great experience!
Written 7 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for joining the tour and your wonderful review! I’m glad that you enjoyed exploring nostalgic spots in Tokyo and had a great time with your guide. I hope you will come back to Tokyo and explore hidden gems again. I’m looking forward to seeing you next time!
Written 9 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BuzzRose
King of Prussia, PA55 contributions
Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour
Feb 2020
Very knowledgeable guide who adjusted the itinerary to suite my tastes since I was the only one of the tour. She described the relationship between the religious and historical events that were key to the sites visited,
Written 3 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for joining the tour and your wonderful review! I’m glad that you enjoyed exploring nostalgic part of Tokyo and had a great time with your guide. I hope you will come back to Tokyo and explore hidden gems again. I’m looking forward to seeing you next time!
Written 6 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Allowayagain
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
Yanaka walking tour with Yoshimi
Feb 2020 • Couples
Very interesting tour with extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide Yoshimi. Lots of detailed history and facts - highly recommended
Written 3 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for joining the tour and your wonderful review! I’m glad that you had a great time in Yanaka with Yoshimi. I hope you will come back to Tokyo and explore hidden gems again. I’m looking forward to seeing you next time!
Written 6 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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