Explore Yanesen-the nostalgic town of temples, shrines and a retro local shopping district

US $72.00 / Person

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Hi! I'm Takashi Ohno.

I will guide you!

Description of this tour

Yanesen was named after the three neighboring districts of Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi.
With the construction of Kan’eiji Temple in the early 17th century and policies of the Edo shogunate, many temples moved to Yanaka, creating a “town” of temples.
Old buildings and winding alleys still remain as Yanesen was insulated from earthquake disasters and war damages.
So the area still retain the atmosphere of the good old days.
Come and enjoy the lively shopping street, houses built on a back alley while visiting temples and shrines.

Hello, all foreign tourists.
I’m Takashi, a certified guide interpreter.
I’ve practiced guiding through volunteer guides at various places such as the Imperial Palace, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Asakusa, etc. in spare time from my main job since 2013 when I got the license of the guide interpreter.
However, with my retirement from main job, I can fully dedicate my time to English expert guide.
It’s been my dream to communicate with foreigners since childhood.
Therefor I've been developing my English proficiency for a long time by listening to English conversation radio programs.
I would like to take advantage of this opportunity and do my best for you.


Sample Tour Timeline

01:00 PM
JR Uguisudani sta.

Meeting place.

01:00 PM
JR Uguisudani sta.

Meeting place.

01:30 PM
Yanaka-do

Various types of MANEKINEKO, fortune cats will comfort you.
Of course you can buy if you like it.

01:30 PM
Yanaka-do

Various types of MANEKINEKO, fortune cats will comfort you.
Of course you can buy if you like it.

01:30 PM
Jōmyōin temple

The temple is full of 84,000 Jizo statues created around late 19th century.

01:30 PM
Jōmyōin temple

The temple is full of 84,000 Jizo statues created around late 19th century.

02:00 PM
Nezu Shrine

The Nezu Shrine was built in 1706. Over two-thirds of a hectare of the shrine grounds is dedicated to an azalea garden. There are about 3,000 shrubs of a hundred varieties. Numerous vermilion Torii Gates might remind you of the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto.

02:00 PM
Nezu Shrine

The Nezu Shrine was built in 1706. Over two-thirds of a hectare of the shrine grounds is dedicated to an azalea garden. There are about 3,000 shrubs of a hundred varieties. Numerous vermilion Torii Gates might remind you of the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto.

02:30 PM
Isetatsu

Isetatsu that have been in business for more than 150 years. specializes in traditional ORIGAMI or CHIYOGAMI and other craft objects.

02:30 PM
Isetatsu

Isetatsu that have been in business for more than 150 years. specializes in traditional ORIGAMI or CHIYOGAMI and other craft objects.

03:00 PM
Yanaka Ginza

A bustling shopping street which best represents the warm atmosphere of Shitamachi district. Here, there are shops selling goods and produce, ranging from groceries and necessities to clothes and toys.

03:00 PM
Yanaka Ginza

A bustling shopping street which best represents the warm atmosphere of Shitamachi district. Here, there are shops selling goods and produce, ranging from groceries and necessities to clothes and toys.

03:30 PM
JR Nippori sta.

Dismissing place.

03:30 PM
JR Nippori sta.

Dismissing place.

Additional Details

Where we meet

JR Uguisudani sta.

What's included
Things you need
Notes:

Casual clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended.

Guest Requirements

All welcome

Cancellation Policy

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