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Tokyo Art & Culture Tour - Nakameguro Area

Art, Culture, & Historical
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

Discover Japanese fine art works at galleries in some of Tokyo's vibrant and trendy areas, Daikanyama, Nakameguro and Denenchofu. You can appreciate modern and contemporary art works and enjoy shopping at unique shops along the Meguro River and visit an awesome gallery in a Japanese-style house in Denenchofu.

Kumiko K.
5.00 / 5
(6 reviews)

Meeting Point

Your hotel

08:30 AM

Your hotel for pick up

We will meet in the lobby of your hotel, then we go to Daikanyama together.

09:00 AM

Daikanyama Station, Tokyu Toyoko Line

Located just a 15-min. walk from Shibuya Crossing, Daikanyama is a trendy district and home to high-end fashion boutiques and eateries. The area is compact and can be comfortably covered on foot as many of the popular sites are several-minute walk from the station and each other.

09:20 AM

Daikanyama walking - Log Road and other stylish shops

First, we visit Log Road where some stylish shoe store and restaurants are located and stop by some unique shops before going to T-Site, It is not easy to spot unique shops such as Maison Kitsune, Kamawanu (towel shop), and stylish general stores.

09:30 AM


T-site is a literary complex featuring a wide variety of art and culture, comprising of a bookstore, cafe and retail stores. The site was a former residence of Mito Tokugawa Shogun family during the Edo Period.

09:50 AM

Yamada Heiando ~ Purveyor of lacquerware to Japanese Imperial household

Yamada Heiando is a Japanese lacquerwre brand, with more than 90 years of history and tradition. The extensive lineup ranges from tableware to jewelry boxes. Their products are appreciated by the Japanese Emperor and His Imperial Family, Foreign embassies of Japan, and major global enterprises.

10:10 AM

Hillside Terrace

This is a remarkable urban architecture designed by Fumihiko Maki in 1967. It houses museums, stores, gallery and offices.

10:30 AM

Sato Sakura Museum in Nakameguro

The art museum showcases Japanese-style paintings depicting cherry blossoms by Japanese artists. If you missed cherry blossom viewing, you can enjoy a variety of Sakura pictures featuring famous Sakura spots in Japan here. Their collection of works on various subjects, with an emphasis on painters from the Showa Era (1926=1969).

11:00 AM

Trendy shops along the Meguro River

There are many trendy, unique shops along the Meguro River. This area is very popular among young people especially in the cherry blossom season. We can walk along the river and pop into the shops to buy some souvenirs.

11:40 AM

Denenchofu Mizoe Gallery

The gallery is located in a quiet high-end residential area, Denenchofu. As this is a Japanese style ersidence gallery, you can fully experience at works by Japanese artists as if you are at home. You can appreciate some artworks placed on an elevated alcove in a traditional Japanese room or in the garden in tranquility.

Ending Point

Decide on the day

What to Expect

It is not always easy to spot art galleries in Tokyo, because there are so many galleries and most of them are hosted inside large buildings and located on upper flours. I will show you one of the most trendy and sophisticated area that Tokyo has to offer.

You can discover Japanese fine artworks at galleries at Tokyo's fashionable areas. You can appreciate modern and contemporary artworks at galleries, enjoy shopping at unique stores in the area.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Professional guide fee

Transportation for you (Train fare from Nakameguro to Denenchofu, one way ¥160/person)

What‘s not included

Admission Ticket (Sato Sakura Museum: : Adust ¥500)

Food & Beverages

Important Information

Any day except Mondays because most galleries are closed on Mondays.

We will recommend to take out an accident insurance policy.

Operations in all weather conditions.

Many galleries & museums are closed on Mondays. Destination subject to change according to exhibition content and schedule of the galleries.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time


Susan C.

5 / 5
Mar 17, 2023

A great day with Kumiko!

We spent our first day in Tokyo with Kumiko. It was a great experience and one I would highly recommend. She helped us get Suica cards which were very useful as we navigated the Tokyo transportation system. Kumiko enabled us to efficiently see the highlights of Tokyo (Temples, Shrines, Harjuku and other areas) without spending time getting lost and trying to figure out directions in train stations. Her English is very very good and she explained the history and background of the places we visited. Thank you Kumiko!

Kumiko K.

Dear Susan and Tim, Thank you so much for your feedback. I certainly enjoyed the time with both of you. It's easy to catch a cold in between seasons and be exhausted because of jeg lag, different cultures, and the environment. Please take care of yourself and enjoy the rest of your journey in Japan! Kumiko

Generra G.

5 / 5
Oct 9, 2022

Tokyo Day Tour

Kumiko was an amazing guide. She was very friendly and knowledgeable about Tokyo. She took us to many places and some that tourist don’t know about. We had a great day experiencing the city. Thank you Kumiko!!

Kumiko K.

Generra, John, Candace and Ryan, Than you very much for your feedback. I was really happy to see you and enjoyed the time together. Please enjoy the rest of your tour and Generra, take care of your shoe sore. Best regards, Kumiko Kawai

Barry M.

5 / 5
Dec 3, 2019

Thank you Kumiko

Thanks to Kumiko for getting me around while it was raining. We managed to see the Senso-ji temple and walk through the laneways before the rain got heavy. Then we made our way to a few shopping centers to stay dry before returning. The rain made for some great photos!!! I thoroughly enjoyed my day!!

Kumiko K.

Thank you for your feedback. I WAS reallu lucky to have an opportunity to see you and show you Tokyo in a rain! Please come back with your daughters ! Best regards, Kumiko


Bruce A.

5 / 5
Apr 11, 2019

A day in Kamakura

Kumiko was my guide for a day in Kamakura. I found her to be very pleasant, warm, and interestng. Her knowledge of the are was impressive. She is very much a great lady and I was fortunate to have her as my guide.

Kumiko K.

Bruce-san, I really appreciate your feedback. I was fortunate to have such a nice gentleman like you as my guest. It was fun to talk with you all the way to Kamakura. Please take care of yourself and come again! Kumiko

$128/ per group

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