Yo was super friendly and helped us to buy fruits, tasty treats and even a kimono for a bargain. For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the tour starting time. The beginning walk included a huge cemetery of family plots. My tour with Rie was fantastic! Mikko, our guide was very passionate about this area in which she also lived. Mikiko is a very recommendable guide for this tour. We had a wonderful time with her, and a lot of fun on this tour. Ich war angetan und hoffte, dass es nicht zur Erstattung kommen würde. First Family Trip to Tokyo - great intro to small town feel. Learn a lot about Japanese culture and history, as you walk and talk with a friendly local guide. The traditional tea ceremony was amazing. 3 reviews. She also walked us through the market district, and introduced us to several confections we never would have tried otherwise. An interesting morning with my knowledgeable guide in the old Yanaka district of Tokyo. Ended up being just the two of use with her. My thanks to Fumiko. Je recommanderais chaudement ce tour guidé à des visiteurs soucieux de connaître en profondeur un quartier historique de Tokyo, tout en profitant d’une marche agréable. Highly recommended. My guide, Mikko, was personable, knowledgeable and helpful to make the most of the entire visit. Enthusiastic Guide, fascinating Tour, great introduction to historic Tokyo. You will explore a huge cemetery and some unique temples. Reasonably priced. She showed us Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. A neighborhood that survived a war, fire and earthquake, and manages to be awe-inspiring and beautiful. The walk is active and calls for comfortable shoes, but it is not overly strenuous. - obviously unauthorized - too closely: A monk appeared through a hidden temple gate and started to beat a huge gong - apparently a warning sign (even Mrs. Takabatake was quite surprised). Never been to japan before and only had 3 days in Tokyo. She scheduled enough breaks where we could cool off and gave us a good recommendation for a traditional Japanese lunch. Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour. We enjoyed the whole time and our guide Yumi by our side it was very very beautiful, smooth and informative tour.!! The tour itself was a unique view of community living in Tokyo. Yumi was fantastic! If you have the chance please take this tour. Nice tour away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Great tour! The tour ended passing through on of the typical shopping streets of Yanako - with temperature rising quickly to 35 °C or so. We begin at Nezu Station on the Chiyoda Line. We enjoyed coffee and a green tea cake in a tiny coffee shop which had been saved many years ago from demolition. I did it after a few days of inner-Tokyo hustle and bustle and it was both relaxing and informative :), Anne Hoddinott(Australia)★★★★â˜, Marvellous experience visiting charming Yanaka. Through her education, I have a much clearer understanding of the differences in the Shintoism and Buddhism. The best part of the tour was walking through a market street where you could shop for souvenirs or even try some street food! The walking tour was wonderful, Hizuru shared her massive knowledge and nothing was too much trouble. I shall definitively return to Japan soon as there’s still a lot of amazing things to experience, Matthew Webb(Australia)★★★★â˜. She was very knowledgeable and catered the tour to suit the group. She also had a lot of nice and interesting stories to tell. More info. Thanks Yumi, I will remember your kindness always. Yoshimi, our guide, was friendly, knowledgeable and delightful. Only positives for my daughter and myself on this walking tour. Very worthwhile to do it. Can't recommend this tour and Hizuri enough. Turns out we were the only one on the tour which made it extra excellent and personal. adrian bundy, susan bundy(UK)★★★★â˜. My guide Hisako was a lot of fun and very informative...I can’t speak a lick of the language and was slow on a lot of parts of tour but she was very patient & super understanding & let me slide along the ways...more than anyone else would have I believe...we’ve been to lots of hidden nooks and crannies which I had no idea existed...horizons officially broadened...a great tour guide and greater person!!!Thanks. Our guide Hizuru was very knowledgeable and also very friendly. Yanaka is part of Taito Ward and forms a traditional area called Yanesen with Nezu and Sendagi. See temples built during the 16th-19th centuries, visit a historical ‘reien’ (cemetery) where visitors rarely go, and view cherry blossoms in the spring. There are many interesting tidbits of information, and famous burials in the cemetery and we then visited the Tenno-Ji Temple that has the bronze Buddha. Ich bin grds der Meinung, dass man auf Friedhöfen viel über ein Land lernen kann. Inoltre è una persona molto simpatica e gentile ed è stato bello trascorrere del tempo in sua compagnia. I highly recommend it. A fantastic morning exploring the area and streets around Yanaka. Product ID: 67611. Also showed us an amazing restaurant to have lunch and little shops to get lovely souvenirs. I would definitely recommend to anyone staying in the area even for just one day. Overall it has been a very nice way of exploring Tokio and to learn more about history and as well a small neighborhood place. Arigato Gozaimasu, Yumi. The tour was very interesting and is an area of Tokyo very worthwhile visiting. I would highly recommend the Yanaka walking tour. Would just suggest that you do it at the beginning of your visit to Japan and not at the end as we just did it. Our guide told us lots of historical information you wouldn't know without a guide, as well as personal anecdotes that added flavour to the tour. Overall a great experience! But the most valuable part was she was able to set the sites in historical and societal context. Even though we were a larger group and the weather was very hot, she still managed to make this a very funny and informative tour. For me walking is an advantage because one becomes more immersed in the culture, the traffic, and small out of the way shops then whenone goes on a bus tour. At one point our younger daughter was beginning to suffer in the heat and Yoshimi had no problem to change around the order of the walk to enable us to take a twenty minute break in a traditional Japanese cafe. Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour. My wife enjoyed the shopping at the little family businesses along the way. Tour focused on walking the streets, visiting shrine and temple, local shops and places to eat, cemetery and back streets. My two daughters and I did this afternoon tour with our guide, Rie, who was very kind and knowledgeable. But you do get the chance to rest along the way, as well as buy some snacks/drinks. She was very knowledgeable about the area and showed us many interesting sights. She explained everything around us. Much too fast the time passed by. So, strongly recommended tour with Mikko! Highly recommended! Lesen Sie Bewertungen, entdecken Sie weitere Erlebnisse oder kontaktieren Sie Oishii Food Tours auf Tripadvisor. Cherry Blossom highlights, Asakusa, Ueno & Nippori Fabric Town. Being late 20's she was able to bring a maturity to the tour, but was also able to bring youthful good humour to what we did. Off of the Yamanote line (the central train line in Tokyo), just a couple of minutes away from concrete jungles of Shibuya and Shinjuku, there is a place where you can become a part of the deep, local lifestyle and soak up Tokyo's old neighborhood: the Yanaka District. The 3.5 hours was very well spent. I couldn't have hoped for a better tour, it was a perfect morning that I would recommend to anyone traveling to Tokyo. Explore the nostalgic side of Tokyo through Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street! Meet your guide and small group at a nearby location in the morning or afternoon and get ready to discover Tokyo's historic side on this 3.5-hour walking tour of the Yanaka district. Our group really enjoyed our walking tour with Hizuri through Yanaka, the historic area of Tokya awash with temples and history. We had a wonderful afternoon exploring the historical area of Tokyo with our tour guide, Yuki! It was so nice experience which made us feel Friday night. To begin, we'll visit Yanaka Cemetery surrounded by the beautiful nature to get some insights about Japanese cemetery. Interesting tour with lots of historical info. We had a wonderful experience learning so many things with Mikkio from the cemeteries to saki, to Shinto and Buddhism, as well as the residential pets of Tokyo! I highly recommend this walking tour! Yanaka is one of Tokyo's most charming and traditional districts. Richard Jolly(Australia)★★★★â˜. First stop was the old cemetery, with many interesting stories relating to the grave stones. The winding alley ways are not frequented by busloads of tourists. My family and I had a wonderful morning touring Yanaka with Mikko. Our two TEENS also enjoyed the day! She was knowledgeable friendly and her English was excellent. This was a excellent tour and even though I have traveled to Japan over a 100 times I had never been to this part of the city. I can't wait to visit again in spring! The. An interesting part of Tokyo which is easy to reach from Nippori station on Yamanote Line once you know how! Take this tour when you've seen all the "tourist" attractions. Tokyo highlights, Asakusa, Ueno, Yanaka & Nippori Fabric town. When arriving at Nippori Station take the East Exit for the easiest way to get to the meeting point. After the Tour was complete we asked Arika some questions regarding our JR Rail pass, Arika assisted greatly with not only her advice but by accompanying us to the JR Rail office to translate our questions. This tour provided us with a completely different experience in Tokyo, and Mikko really made the history come alive. The guide was very knowledgeable and help me understand various aspects of the Japanese cultures which were not very clear to me. Chi Wing Ng (Hong Kong)★★★★â˜. I greatly appreciated her knowledge of the district and I felt like I saw a genuine, traditional side to the city that makes Asakusa look like far more touristy in comparison. Hisako was a great guide for this tour. Here, we'll taste some of local selections, all while strolling through the stalls and hearing all about the Yanaka district from the local guide. We enjoyed the Trip very nuch. So kind, so informative, so generous with everything she can help with. I could ask anything and she had the maps and prints ready to explain away! // --> Walking Tour in YANAKA - Relaxing and Culture Experience (From $149.38) Yanaka Historical Walking Tour in Tokyo's Old Town (From $73.48) Yanaka Shitamachi Backstreets Cultural Walking Tour (From $31.60) Daytime Walking Tour in Yanaka (From $132.00) Retro Food Tour in Yanaka (From $101.76) See all Yanaka District experiences on Tripadvisor Grazie a questa esperienza ho avuto la possibilità di scoprire una zona di Tokyo diversa dalle altre: una zona più tranquilla, estranea alla vita movimentata della città, ricca di templi e di luoghi che sembrano essersi fermati nel passato. She took us to out of the way places that regular tourists such as us would never see. While I'd been to several shrine/temples before, she explained their features and I found myself with a new appreciation for these details that I had overlooked before. Il était aussi très disponible pour répondre aux questions. Ms.Hisako was a lovely and knowledgeable guide on our walk. All really interesting. We tasted a Delicious sweet with green tea on way. We've booked the tour on the second day of our stay in Japan and that was a good choise! The Yanaka walking tour was a wonderful experience. Great walking tour in a beautiful quaint part of Tokyo - highly recommend!!! It was nice to be off the beaten path and explore a historic area of Tokyo. She also took pictures of me with all the beautiful sights and had emailed them to me before I even got back to my hotel! What an incredible day we had on our walking tour today. Excellent tour by an excellent tour guide who always answered all our questions and greatly enriched our vacation in Tokyo. Worst Times: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, when museums and some shops and restaurants are closed. Well worth a stop by.② Yanaka CemeteryThis is an impressive cemetary and worth a look even though cemetaries are not normally for tourists. A highlight was Snake St and the many street food stalls leading back to Nippori Station. Auf meine Antwort, dass mir 9 Uhr nicht passen und ich es ohnehin nicht mehr rechtzeitig zum Treffpunkt schaffen würde, kam - wie selbstverständlich - die Antwort, wir suchen einen anderen Führer und wenn wir keinen finden, erstatten wir die Gebühren. Tokyo bike tour: Ueno, Nezu, Yanaka and Asakusa (20km, 6 hours, English-guided) 3 reviews. OMAKASE: Yanaka Walking Tour - See 480 traveler reviews, 137 candid photos, and great deals for Arakawa, Japan, at Tripadvisor. It is very easy to travel to Nippori Station and find the meeting place. The group was small with ten people and we visited temples, shrines, cemeteries, small shops and art galleries. I would highly recommend it if you want a dose of history, good company and a pretty walk! Wolfgang Ludwig Bachl(Germany)★★★★â˜, A very interesting insight in history and present age of Tokyo and Japan. 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