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Private Half-Day Walking Tour in YANAKA Highlights

Tour of YANAKA’s highlights such as historic Temples and traditional Japanese folk crafts shops etc. viewing various cherry trees to learn about Japanese traditional culture.(Every highlight has its own “theme” to learn about!!)

1.Walking around YANAKA Cemetery noted for the stunning cherry tree tunnel extending 300m there and the last Shogun’s grave.(Historical background of Japanese complicated religious concept)

2.Tour of Temples with weeping cherry trees having exquisitely dropping branches.(Buddhism and controlled society through the temple-parishioner system during the Edo Period)

3.Tour of traditional Japanese folk crafts shops and studios deeply rooted in this Temple Town.(The aesthetic senses and craftsmanship handed down for generations here.)

4.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)

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4 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Guide fee
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    What's excluded :
    • Transportation fee(customer)
    • Lunch(customer and guide:if any)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Yanaka District, Yanaka, Taito 110-0001 Tokyo Prefecture

    1.Tour of Many temples with historical background and YANAKA Cemetery enjoying traditional townscape of surrounding area.
    [About cherry blossom viewing in the springtime ]
    Additionally, you can also enjoy an appreciation of various cherry trees beautifully blooming on these historic sites in the springtime !!(※)
    (※)The cherry blossom season in YANAKA typically peaks from late March to early April.
    Many of the temples have Shidare cherry(dropping cherry tree)of ineffable beauty!!(cf.the pics above)
    Cherry blossoms blizzard in the end of the viewing period is really overwhelming.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street, Yanaka, Taito 110-0001 Tokyo Prefecture

    2.Tour of many traditional shops with nostalgic air in YANAKA,such as many antiques and folk crafts shops full of refinement and elegance!!
    [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 "Chiyogami" shop,Traditional Japanese sweets shop, Handicraft Japanese Kiribako shop(Paulownia wooden box with light-weight, high adjustability to humidity, highly-level insulation, etc. guarantees life-long protection of your mementos!!), and Lucky cat shop!!
    [Examples of Studios with shop]
    Japanese pottery studio, Nihonga painting studio, bamboo basketry studio, etc.
    ※Some of the shops and studios are closed on Monday or Tuesday.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Nezu Shrine, 1-28-9, Nezu, Bunkyo 113-0031 Tokyo Prefecture

    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.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick up you from your hotel of Tokyo 23 ward.Also, please let us know your hotel name.
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Nippon PLUS

Activity ID: V-22325P38

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