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Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour

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Arakawa City, Japan
Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Step back in time to ancient Tokyo during this 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 guide accompanies you on your visit, providing additional details about Japanese history and local culture.
  • 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
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Professional guide
Food and drinks(100-500 yen depending on what you want to try)
Transportation expenses
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

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

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Trip Designer Inc.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour.

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  • "Well worth taking the tour as it gives you a different view of other parts of Tokyo that aren't quite so busy." See review
  • "It's just a great way to ask a ton of questions and "get your feet wet" in Tokyo." See review
  • "I highly recommend this tour, especially if you are interested in history and want to see a place outside the typical tourist spots in the city." See review

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star-5
Excellent tour
Vladimir_B
, Mar. 2020
Excellent tour to know a real life of local Tokyo people with their houses, restaurants, temples, shrines, and shops. Yoshimi is an excellent tour guide.
star-5
Wonderful insight into a beautiful corner of Tokyo
Pamela_M
, Feb. 2020
I had an amazing tour of Yanaka with Naoko as my guide. As it happened, that day I was her only guest. Naoko is personable. flexible, and knowledgeable - she answered my million and one questions about Japan - and she also had thought of everything, including taking photos of me along the way to send later. The tour was paced well, and Naoko was very sensitive to whether I needed a break, or was curious to veer in a different direction. Yanaka itself is a charming and surprising corner of Tokyo - peaceful, artsy, full of history and atmosphere. There are lovely surprises around every corner. I highly recommend this tour, especially if you are interested in history and want to see a place outside the typical tourist spots in the city.
star-5
Enjoyed the walk and information given on sights visited. Arika was knowledgable and spoke English very well.
John_D
, Feb. 2020
Walking tour of Yanaka with Arika. It was a very wet day but enjoyed the walk immensely. All instructions for meeting point were accurate and clear and the follow up with photos emailed to us on the sights was great.
star-5
Excellent tour of Yanaka
Sightseer140582
, Dec. 2019
The guide was flexible and took our preferences into consideration. Very personable. Highly recommended.
star-5
Old Tokyo Tour
wvuwhitney
, Nov. 2019
We spent the morning walking Yanaka with a private guide, Sumiko, who was very knowledgeable and friendly. We toured temples and shrines, stopped for a delicious lunch as our son was starving! We finished up the tour shopping in an area with wonderful, authentic Japanese products - we didn't want to purchase goods made in another country. It's hard to believe that you're in Tokyo while walking Yanaka; it's peaceful, quiet and beautiful.
star-5
Really Early Bird
Paradise03524881413
, Nov. 2019
Very educative and interesting way to spend a morning. Recommended for early raisers who like to do excursion a little ''out of the box" .
star-5
Old and nostalgic Tokyo. Yanaka walking tour.
mbrowne77
, Nov. 2019
A great walking trip around Yanaka. Arika, our guide, was very knowledgeable, clear and interesting.
star-5
Great tour!
Jennifer W
, Nov. 2019
I loved this tour. I had taken tours of other more well-known Tokyo neighborhoods such as Akihabara and Harajuku, and Yanaka was not on my radar as I hadn’t heard it talked about much. I am so glad I took the tour though! It covered a quiet and historic part of Tokyo that I never would have seen otherwise and that is entirely different from the other neighborhoods I’ve toured. And, most important, our guide was wonderful—she took us to several unique and/or historic shops, cafes, and food stands that were by far the best part of the tour. And, the shrine we visited, though not as famous as Meiji, was the prettiest I’ve seen in Tokyo. Our guide was also very sweet. I highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Interesting and Personable
Totosfamily
, Oct. 2019
Yoshimi (Yo) was an informative, fun and friendly guide through the history and back streets of Yanaka. We had a group of four and it was a relaxed and enjoyable experience across nearly four hours as we chatted and explored. Highly recommended.
star-5
Yanaka: city of charming shrines and more
Dania A
, Sep. 2019
Yumi was an amazing tour guide who was very flexible and knowledgeable about the history of the shrines and the city of Yanaka. We stopped at many shrines, as well as an art gallery, sake shop and even an owl cafe! We enjoyed learning the customs and stopping for beautiful photos along the way. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone looking to get a different side of busy, cosmopolitan Tokyo.

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