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YANAKA’s Walking tour with cultural experiences !!

Hiroki K.

4.78(51) reviews
Tokyo
English
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

It’s a Temple Town, Yanaka’s Walking Tour with a stroll through the Historic Temple District there!! It’s a tour of the carefully selected highlights of YANAKA including the famous temples and traditional Japanese folk crafts shops and studios to learn about Japanese traditional culture !!(+Cultural experiences are available!!)

Itinerary

Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

Your hotel in Tokyo(only the 23 wards of Tokyo),Nezu station(Chiyoda line), Sendagi station(Chiyoda line), Nippori station(JR),

◆All the destinations are strictly selected and combined from the perspective of answering your simple but significant questions about Edo most effectively!! Every highlight has its own theme to learn about!!(For more details please refer to What to Expect.)

1. Tour of Many temples with historical background and YANAKA Cemetery.

2. Tour of many traditional shops with nostalgic air in YANAKA,such as many antiques and folk crafts shops full of refinement and elegance!!(cf.the pics above) [Examples of Shops] Traditional Japanese ceramics shop, Exquisite vintage Kimono shop, Writing brushes and pigment for Japanese painting shop, Japanese paper with colored figures called

3.Visiting Nezu Shrine, Tokyo’s oldest Shinto-shrine(※) noted for its magnificent and mysterious views(cf.the pics above)!! (※)Your thoughts go to the Japanese mysterious religious view seemingly swinging between “Shintoism” and ”Buddhism” appreciating the magnificent Shinto Sanctuary built by the leader of Tokugawa Bakufu(Feudal Government headed by Shogun) substantially established “Buddhism” as the state religion.

Ending Point

Your hotel in Tokyo(only the 23 wards of Tokyo),Nezu station(Chiyoda line), Sendagi station(Chiyoda line), Nippori station(JR),

What to Expect

◆This tour gives you not only the great views of traditional townscape but also insight into the history and culture about Edo(present Tokyo) from the 16th century to the mid-19th century!! Staring from around YANAKA GINZA lined with nostalgic shops, you’ll tour places in this area from noted places to unbeaten tracks to be Edo-savvy till the tour end!!

1. Tour of Many temples and YANAKA Cemetery.

①Walking around YANAKA Cemetery, Tokyo’s first public one noted for the last Shogun’s grave.

“Historical background of Japanese complicated religious concept”

②Tour of Temples with weeping cherry trees carefully selected among a myriad of temples.

“Buddhism and controlled society through the temple-parishioner system during the Edo Period”

2.Tour of traditional Japanese folk crafts shops and studios deeply rooted in this Temple Town.

“Being exposed to the aesthetic senses and craftsmanship of Japanese arts and crafts handed down

for generations here.”

3.Visiting Tokyo’s oldest Shinto-shrine of “Nezu” noted for its magnificent and mysterious views.

“Getting insight into Shinto,Japanese indigenous polytheism to make clear the mystery of their religious

tolerance”

Want to personalize this tour?

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee,Transportation fee(guide), hotel pick up and drop off

What‘s not included

Transportation fee(you), lunch(you and guide:if any)

◆Cultural experiences(option)

・Kimono experience 4,800JPY/person(consumption tax(10%) not included) : Available all year round

・Tea ceremony experience:Simplified Version(Mainly watching tea master's procedure),Basic fee(per group) 2,000/JPY+Fee per person 1,000JPY (consumption tax included):Available Wed.~Sun.

Important Information

Please send me message for inquiry about availability for activities regardless of the Availability Calendar.

◆Some of the shops and studios are closed on Monday or Tuesday.

◆Tea ceremony experience(option)[Wed~Sun, Not available on Monday and Tuesday]

◆Kimono experience(option)[available all year round]

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

Audrey H.

Jan 24, 2020

Amazing way to learn the city and history

We couldn't have asked for a better first day in Tokyo! Hiroki-san was gracious, funny, and was able to help us navigate the most confusing subway system we've ever seen! As first timers to Japan, it was very overwhelming trying to find what to do and how to travel there. By doing this tour, we not only traversed the city, but learned so many different things in the process! Hiroki-san was even able to customize our day based on preferences we provided. We never had to pull out a phone to navigate, got amazing pictures, and will cherish these memories forever!

Hiroki K.

Dear Audrey san, Thank you so much for choosing me as a tour guide on your first day in Japan and writing such a great review despite being busy getting ready for many things !! During the tour I really had a great time with you and your wonderful family, and yesterday was a day that leaves behind an enjoyable memory !! Also, your sincere attitude towards learning Japan really impressed me !! Thanks to the information for your preferences you gave me beforehand, I was able to customize your day smoothly. Thank you again, and please give my best regards to Josh-san and Ryan-san !! Sincerely, Hiroki

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Rajeev K.

Jan 19, 2020

Enlightening experience

Hiroki-san is a very kind and knowledgeable individual. I had a superb time with him exploring the treasures of Tokyo. His command over Japan's history is just amazing. I would definitely recommend Hiroki-san to anyone who has a free day to explore Tokyo city.

Hiroki K.

Dear Rajeev-san, Thank you so much for choosing me as a tour guide on your last day in Japan and writing such a wonderful review on my tour despite being busy just before your flight !! Since my happiest moments are when I hear that my guests had a memorable time, your heartfelt review really inspired me !! Thank you again, and have a nice flight to Singapore !! Sincerely, Hiroki

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Simone P.

Jan 12, 2020

lovely man very helpful

lovely man very helpful

Hiroki K.

Dear Simone, Thank you very much for taking the"Tokyo custom booking" and giving me the excellent tour review!! Since the itinerary consisted of not only the destinations how to learn about Japanese history and tradition but also the experience of the contemporary Geek Culture,thanks to your honest request given me beforehand, I’m sure you’re able to fully enjoy the tour !! (Particularly, the Maid Cafe was so fun !?) Thank you again, ang hope to see you again !! Sincerely, Hiroki

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Aaron F.

Dec 14, 2019

Great guy, fun tour

Hiroki was extremely helpful and considerate. We did the iaido lesson,and I really enjoyed it.

Hiroki K.

Dear Aaron, Thank you very much for taking the "Iai-do experience tour to learn Samurai spirit" and giving me the excellent tour review!! Since the Iaido lesson includes not only how to cut a simulated target of a tatami roll with a real Japanese sword but also the appreciation of the museum piece Japanese sword and the Samurai Armours once possessed by highest ranking Samurai warriors called “Daimyo feudal lord” actually having those historic weapons in your hands, I’m sure you’re able to fully enjoy the lesson !! Thank you again, and please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan!! Sincerely, Hiroki

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