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Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour
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Yanaka which has been selected as “The top 100 of beautiful and historical natural features in Japan” is now becoming a representative international sightseeing spot of Tokyo. YAnaka, NEzu, and SENdagi, where all three places are filled with the friendly atmosphere of an old downtown, are called ‘YANESEN’ from the first sound of the each name. Yanaka-Ginza- Shoutengai, which warms the visitors’ hearts, is a shopping street from the old days. In Yanaka, there are a lot of spots here and there, such as Yanaka Reien, which is the famous cherry blossom viewing place, and the other seasonal places, which are nice to stroll. In the past, many representative great writers of Japan used to love so much. When you go over the slope, and go forward the labyrinth of paths, you must see the retro and nostalgic sight in Tokyo just like you go travel time to the good old days. Why don't you go away the bustle of a big city and feel the atmosphere of Tokyo from the old days?
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Arakawa, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday

Fascinating walking tour of old Tokyo, loved every minute of it! Rie was a super guide and very informative, there was a lot to learn about all the traditions and it was a great way to see and experience that lovely part of Tokyo. Would...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an excellent tour, our guide Yoshimi was very pleasant and informative, a great way to see and experience old Tokyo. We were lucky that the azaleas where in full bloom at the Nezu Shrine - a glorious sight We would defiantly recommend the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best walking tour for seeing old Tokyo and learning about the customs and history of its people . Our experience was enhanced because of the knowledge and kindness of our guide-Yoshimi. She has a genuine joy in sharing Japan’s history and culture....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very enjoyable and informative tour with Rie. Lucky in that I was the only person so the tour could be customised to a certain extent - even purchased a birthday present in one of the shops with Rie's translation skills. Her English is very good...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic afternoon experiencing and learning about Japanese culture and history. We even returned to Yanaka the next day to do more exploring. Thanks Yoshimi!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic way to see the Yanaka area in Tokyo. Our guide Nobuo was great and gave us lots of information about the history of the area and of Japan in general.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I did the Yanaka tour while visiting Tokyo. It was a great experience, specially because we were looking for something different from the tall and modern buildings that we saw in Shibuya or shinjuku. Our guide was extremity nice and knowledgeable and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the most amazing time with Yoshimi at Yanaka. the Feel of old-time Tokyo was so peaceful and the sights were amazing. We were at the Yanaka Cemetery at the height of cherry blossom season and the central avenue filled with sakura is a...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Your trip to Tokyo will not be complete without taking this tour. Our guide, Eriko met us at the train station dressed in a traditional kimono and then led us on a journey through Yanaka's many important shrines and residential areas which included two bakeries,...More

Thank David G
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Takeshi S, マネージャー at Omakase, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2018

Thank you for excellent review! We truly appreciate it! Eriko Yuka Takeshi

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

Fabulous experience. Good food in a nice local Chinese Restaurant (Chinese restaurant in Japan is not something you can eat in London or NY, however, one of the traditional JAPANESE tastes! & cheap!). Saw both now and past of good Tokyo. Cool cafes & bars...More

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