Yanaka Shitamachi Backstreet spot Tour

  • ¥ 2,000
  • 1.5 hours
  • Max 8 Guests


Explore the quiet, nostalgic old neighborhood of Tokyo “Yanaka” in the afternoon. This area is downtown in Tokyo and one of the few to survive the Great Kanto Earthquake and the fire bombings.
Start from JR Nippori station and visiting nostalgic street Yanaka Ginza. Then seeing local houses, historic temples and shrines, art galleries and cemetery. This tour ends at Nippori station again. You could explore and learn Japanese normal life and culture while walking with a friendly local guide.

• ENJOY a delightful afternoon walk in Yanaka backstreet while seeing old local houses, temples, shrine, craft shops and art galleries.
• EXPERIENCE local life at backstreet of Yanaka Ginza and around.
• ENJOY walking with our friendly and knowledgeable guide..

11:00 AM-12:30PM / 13:30 PM- 15:00 PM (1.5 hours)

Start walking from JR Nippori station – Yanaka Ginza shopping street – Yanaka area (visit small temples, craft shops and art galleries) -Shitamahi museum – Yanaka cemetery – Finish at JR Nippori Station
JR Nippori Station (West Exit) / JR Nippori Station (West Exit)
Price(per 1 person)
2,000yen / person

11:00 AM / 13:30 PM.
English guide
any other expense (you & our Guide)
  • ・This tour contains much walking.(about 4 km)
    We recommend you join with comfortable walking shoes.
  • ・All payment is expected before tour.
  •     若您需要的話,我們可以安排中文導遊。     請寫下評論 ‘我需要中文導遊’。


Customer's Voice (6)

Yukio Takahashi met me at Nippori station as planned and on time. I was fortunate that I was the only one on the tour so had Yukio to myself! Yukio was very knowledgeable and gave me an insight into life in Yanaka - fascinating to see the local shops and life away from busy Tokyo! I had the opportunity to ask Yukio lots of questions which would not have been possible with a larger group i.e. a better understanding of the Japanese language; religion; diet etc I had a chance to taste tea and understand the difference between English and Japanese tea making process. Also had the chance to taste sweets. Finally visited Yaka cemetery and saw the grave of the last Shogun. I definitely recommend the tour to improve your understanding of life in Japan - Many thanks to Yukio for an excellent tour. Des
by Des (03/21/19)
A really great way to see a completely different side of Tokyo. Having spent a few days there we had seen how busy it was and what a sprawling metropolis it is. We then went off to Kyoto and fell in love with it because it was so beautiful. However, the walking tour changed our view on Tokyo because we saw a different side. Our guide was knowledgeable and spoke good English (essential because our Japanese was non existent!), taking time to explain things and giving us a completely new perspective down the backstreets. We were blessed with good weather but it was a highlight of our visit
by Mollie (11/23/18)
Our Yanaka walking tour was an interesting peek into the life of traditional Japanese homes and neighbourhood. Very fun and informative. Highly recommended!
by Tes (11/08/18)
I thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour. Our guide easily accommodated the interests and questions from all members of the group. As someone travelling alone it provided an opportunity for a shared experience. Relaxed, informal and interesting.
by Carolyn (11/03/18)
Our guide was so sweet...and patient...as we missed meeting her on time and she had to come back for us. It was lucky that we were the only ones that day! We saw interesting sites, ate lunch together, had pictures taken, and ended with a very nicely done tea ceremony...we learned a lot! I would totally recommend this tour as so much was explained to us along the way...and there was time to "shop"!
by JanH (04/27/18)
We were expecting to see the parts of Tokyo that the normal tourist would not see and we were not disappointed. Yuki, our guide, had an excellent knowledge of the district, the history and the personalities.We visited exquisite temples, visited an artist in his studio and a specialist paper shop that had been in business for over 100 years.The highlight of the afternoon was a tea ceremony where no detail was omitted and where we were encouraged to use valuable antique cups. We found Yuki willing to assist as, even after the tour concluded, she had no hesitation in asdisting us to locate Nipori textile town, a request from a family member. We would have no hesitation in recommending this tour and particularly Yuki.
by James (08/30/17)