Yanaka Shitamachi Backstreet walking Tour [Group Tour]

  • ¥ 8,000
  • 3.5 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. At last, we try casual tea ceremony and drink Matcha at Japanese tea room. This afternoon 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 Yanesen area.
• ENJOY casual tea ceremony at Japanese traditional tea room.

1:00 PM-4:30PM (3.5 hours)

1:00pm Start walking from JR Nippori station – Yanaka Ginza shopping street – Yanaka area (visit small temples, craft shops and art galleries) - Nezu shrine (the oldest shrine in Tokyo) -Shitamahi museum – Drink Matcha and sweets – Yanaka cemetery – 4:30pm Finish at JR Nippori Station
JR Nippori Station (West Exit) / JR Nippori Station (West Exit)
Price(per 1 person)
8,000yen / person

Approximately 4:30 PM.
English guide
Matcha and sweets
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.


Customer's Voice (1)

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)