We will walk through Ueno Park, the center of art and culture, and Yanaka, a local old neighborhood. You will see some historical buildings in Ueno and enjoy cozy walk in Yanaka, stop at small shops selling Japanese sweets or local food. I am sure you will get different feeling from the busy Tokyo and find a part of real Japan.
I am looking forward to walking with you.
Your hotel (within central Tokyo- around JR Yamanote Line)
Tokyo's first public park with nature, history and great architecture. In spring, it is the most popular Sakura viewing spot.
Stroll around Yanaka area, the temple town and have old atmosphere, cozy shops and cafes.
Gorgeous shrine, many of the buildings are designated as important cultural assets.
Local shopping street with about 700 small local shops)
JR Nippori Station
Ueno is the center of art and culture. Ueno Park has many museums, zoo as well as many historical monuments. The park is famous with the cherry blossom in Spring. We walk through Ueno park to visit some historical building and monuments, also walk beside some museum buildings which are sample of Japan's modern architectures. After enjoying an academic area, we walk into Yanaka neighborhood which retains old atmosphere. There are some traditional Japanese houses, small galleries, Japanese sweet shops and so on. We also visit a few temples and shrines. At the end of the tour, we will walk through the local shopping street where you can find real Japanese local shops and try some of the local food if you wish. It's nice and cozy walk and I am sure you will enjoy to see and feel the real Japanese life. I am looking forward to walking with you!
guide fee, hotel pick up
Following fee for you and guide are not included - transportion fee, lunch, snack, drink, entrance fee if apply (basically, no entrance fee are needed in this plan)
- My available time is basically day time (i.e. 900-17:00), but please consult me if you wish otherwise.
- I would recommend you to be covered by your own travel insurance as the tours are not included travel insurance.
-This is a walking tour and we will walk a lot. Please ware comfortable shoes. Depending on your interests, I could modify the course.
-Most of the small shops may not accept credit cards, so please prepare Japanese yen.
-You can also snacking during walk.
Sachimi-san is great company, and she went out of her way to create some unique experiences to fit with my particular interests: paper making and silk dyeing. Both sessions were conducted by experts who were generous, helpful and good fun to be with. I would never have had these enriching experiences without Sachimi-san's thoughtful guidance. She is an absolute gem!
Ruth-san, Thank you so much for such a nice review! I also enjoyed accompanying you and had a great time as well. Your work was brilliant!! I wish to enjoy together different things next time:)
I highly recomend you guided tour with Sachimi. Sachimi is a charming person and offered us a very intresting trip around Tokyo. A lot of usefull tips for our first visit to Japan, many facts and stories about this city. The guide was able to change the original plan to adjust it to our needs. We traveled with our 10 y.o. son
I was eager to explore the outskirts of Tokyo. I chose Sachimi-san because her tour was specifically focused on Kawagoe, an area where different past architectures merge: Edo, Meiji, Tasho, Showa. Sachimi could help me with the logistics. We could visit Kitain temple, where I was lucky enough to assist to a burning ritual and sutra chant, and then Hikawa, a shrine with a playful atmosphere. With her, I had the most delicious unagi I ever had in my trip (I am picky about unagi!). We strolled around in the joyful Kurazukuri street which is abundant of vintage shops, that I love. We visited a brewery, a really old soy factory...so many things, but I never felt any rush. Sachimi-san was always flexible and could easily read my interests. Time really flew! I hope to walk again in those streets in the future. If so, will be again with Sachimi-san.
Hi, Stefano-san, Thank you so much for such nice words! It was really a joy to walk the lovely town and I am glad you liked and saw a lot there. The lunch was also really good! I hope you will come back to Japan, then let's explore another off-the-beaten old atmosphere area! Thank you again. Please take care!
Very nice, flexible, and helpful guide. Helped us navigate the train tickets and our dietary restrictions (even brought us gluten free soy sauce). We were glad to have a guide with us especially during our first few days in Japan!
Thank you very much for your kind review! I was really glad to meet you and your family and spent an enjoyable time together. Hope you continue having a great time in Japan. Enjoy the rest of your stay!! best regards, sachimi