Downtown atmosphere in Tokyo "YANESEN"

US $104.50 / Group

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Hi! I'm Toshihiko Tsuboi.

I will guide you!

Description of this tour

・Tokyo is an attractive city with newness and antiquity coexist. Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi, which are in a downtown district of Tokyo, are collectively called "YANESEN", and have become a popular spot for downtown strolling.
・There are many shrines and temples in this area, including the family temple of the Tokugawa Clan "Kaneiji" and "Nezu Jinja" shrine which was created 1900 years ago. One of the main spots is "Yanaka Ginza" shopping street, which is crowded with both men and women, young and old, as there is everything from old established shops opened 100 years ago, to modern sweet shops. Many cats also gather at the "Yuyake Dandan" staircase, which is a sanctuary for taking pictures of cats, located at the entrance of the shopping street. Once you get into a small alley, you can see the everyday life of Japan.
・The tour is a half day tour either in the morning or in the afternoon. Starting at Ueno station, onto Ueno park and Kaneiji temple, followed by strolling around the Yanaka area. The tour will conclude at Nippori station.

Hello, I am Toshi, local tour guide in Tokyo and surrounding area. Tokyo is an attractive city where new and old things coexist. Let’s explore the heart of Tokyo and Japan with me.
I was born in Aichi prefecture (located between Tokyo and Kyoto) and grew up there. I have been in Tokyo area more than 25 years. When I was a child, I was interested in different cultures, so I studied English enthusiastically to be able to communicate with people who has a different cultural background.
After graduated from college, I had been in the computer industry about 40 years. I've traveled a lot and visited many countries. When I was thirty’s, I lived in San Francisco, California for four years. I experienced a great deal of cultural exchange there.
After retired, I acquired the national license of Tour guide, and have been in tour guide business for two years.
I myself like walking round the towns. I sometimes do temple and shrine hopping, and once in a while visit the Sake brewery for my own research. I also like strolling around the Tsukiji food market, Ryogoku area famed with Sumo, Asakusa and Ueno where we can feel the atmosphere Tokyo’s past decades.
Most of my tours are on foot, simply because, it’s the best way to explore inner Tokyo and the surrounding area. We have a very sophisticated transportation system here in Tokyo. We can get almost any places using train, subway and buses.
My tours are planned to teach you about the people, culture and history of Tokyo and Japan. I aim to provide an informative experience that helps you to understand what makes Tokyo, Japan such an attractive place to be and travel to. If you like your original tour according to your interest, please feel free to contact with me.


Sample Tour Timeline

08:30 AM
Ueno station

Meeting time and place can be changed. If you wish the afternoon tour, we can start it from 01:00 pm. Please feel free to ask for it.

08:30 AM
Ueno station

Meeting time and place can be changed. If you wish the afternoon tour, we can start it from 01:00 pm. Please feel free to ask for it.

09:00 AM
Kanei-ji temple

Kanei-ji temple was built in 1625 by the Tokugawa shogunates as a prayer temple. It later also served as a family temple and entombed here are six former shoguns.

09:00 AM
Kanei-ji temple

Kanei-ji temple was built in 1625 by the Tokugawa shogunates as a prayer temple. It later also served as a family temple and entombed here are six former shoguns.

10:30 AM
Nezu-jinja shrine

Nestled in lush greenery with Koi ponds and a pathway lined with the familiar arches of Torii gates, the Nezu-jinja shrine is arguably one of the most photogenic places of worship in Tokyo.

10:30 AM
Nezu-jinja shrine

Nestled in lush greenery with Koi ponds and a pathway lined with the familiar arches of Torii gates, the Nezu-jinja shrine is arguably one of the most photogenic places of worship in Tokyo.

11:30 AM
Yanaka Ginza shopping street

Yanaka Ginza is always crowded with both men and women, young and old, as there is everything from old established shops to modern sweet shops.

11:30 AM
Yanaka Ginza shopping street

Yanaka Ginza is always crowded with both men and women, young and old, as there is everything from old established shops to modern sweet shops.

12:30 PM
Nippori station

The tour will conclude at Nippori station or the last spot we visit. Please feel free to ask me how to go back to your hotel.

12:30 PM
Nippori station

The tour will conclude at Nippori station or the last spot we visit. Please feel free to ask me how to go back to your hotel.

Additional Details

Where we meet

Ueno station

What's included
Things you need
  • Transport expenses
Notes:

Please wear comfortable clothes for walking

Guest Requirements

All Wellcome

Cancellation Policy

Any trip or experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.