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Walking Tour: Explore Edo Kagurazaka and Experience Japanese style Sake Bar

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    What to Expect
    Enjoy the charms of lesser-known Tokyo as you walk the peaceful streets of its Kagurazaka district. The streets of this historic area are filled with atmospheric cobblestone streets, traditional architecture and serene shrines.

    Start your visit with a meetup with your guide in the afternoon at Shinjuku’s Keio Plaza Hotel, continuing by subway to the Kagurazaka district in Tokyo. The quiet streets of this unique neighborhood were once the home of numerous geisha houses back in the early 1900s, some of which still persist to this day.

    Start your walking excursion by visiting the Tokyo Daijingu Shrine, a magnet for fortune seekers hoping to boost their romantic lives. Continue walking down Kagurazaka Street, its sidewalks lined with traditional Japanese businesses, and then proceed on to Zenkokuji Temple, known for its visually-striking red columns old stone steps and onsen (hot baths) before arriving at Wakamiya Hachimangu Shrine.

    The tour moves next to Oguri Yokocho, a narrow throughway named after a famous Edo-era family. Notice the differences between this street and Kagurazaka, with Oguri offering a much more quiet atmosphere due to its many private homes.

    Continue on past the former Geisha Association Office, stepping through a tight labyrinth of streets to visit the Kakurenbo Yokocho and Hyogo Yokocho areas, both of which are packed with a wealth of small family eateries, izakayas (Japanese pubs) and sometimes, even a geisha or two. Your tour finishes here. Enjoy a complimentary drink (beer, Japanese sake, shochu, fruit liquor or nonalcoholic beverage) and a snack. The tour concludes upon arrival at Kagurazaka.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    KEIO PLAZA HOTEL TOKYO, 2 Chome-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan
    Departure Time
    3:00 PM
    Return Details
    Kagurazaka, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 162-0825, Japan
    • Walking tour of Kagurazaka area
    • 1 complimentary drink at an izakaya (Japanese-style bar)
    • Local guide
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Infant rates apply provided no food and drink included
    • Minimum drinking age in Japan is 20 years old
    • If you choose to participate in this tour during the summer, we recommend you wear a hat or visor to protect yourself from the sun. We also recommend you drink enough liquid.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • This tour will be conducted even if it is raining. Itinerary locations and itinerary order may be changed depending on weather conditions and business hours of tour locations.
    • A serving of beer, Japanese sake, or non-alcoholic beverage will be provided. - Please note that in case the establishment is closed or unavailable, the tour will visit a different establishment. - Please note that, depending on the establishment visited, non-smoking and smoking seats may not be separated.
    • This tour uses public transportation to Kagurazaka. Please note that seating is not guaranteed.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    I should have thought more about what was on offer rather than reading hopefully between the lines. There's little or none of Edo or Tokyo old town left today as its either burnt down or been pulled down by progress. There are still narrow winding streets and access steps
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 3h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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