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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 111-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
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"walking tour"
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"highly recommend this tour"
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"japanese tea ceremony"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent over three weeks in Japan and this walking tour was one of the major highlights. We were very lucky to have Yoshimi all to ourselves - her knowledge of the history of the region and Japanese history in general was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My guide Rie was waiting for me when I arrived the North gate at the Nippori station. Rie explained the protocols of the various shrines we visited and the meanings of the markings on the different poles. She generously took photos of me and emailed...More

Thank Ann O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reviewing our photos the next day reminded us of how much we experienced on the Edo, Old and Nostalgic Tokyo Walking Tour. Yo is highly qualified to be a tour guide. She made the history come alive. Her tour map is invaluable so we can...More

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Takeshi S, オーナー at Omakase, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comment. I really appreciate it. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. There is more to explore, so I hope you to come back and discover new Japan!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter & I joined another quest and Yoshimi for a 3.5 hr walking tour around Yanaka, the older neighborhood of Tokyo not badly affected by the war. I like to start this review by apologizing to Yoshimi because the rating scale only goes up...More

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Takeshi S, オーナー at Omakase, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comment. I really appreciate your evaluation! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Yoshimi. I hope you to come back and explore other places with Yoshimi again!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fabulous introduction to the Japanese way of life in the quiet streets of Yanaka away from the hustle and bustle, sensory overload and high-rise of the tourist areas of Tokyo. Our guide, Sumiko, was attentive, professional, with seamless English language skills - and...More

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Takeshi S, オーナー at Omakase, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment! I really appreciate it. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Sumiko. I hope you to come back and explore other places with Sumiko again!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a tour with Rie Suzuki of the Arakawa prefecture area in Kanto. Rie knowledge & personality made the tour a very enjoyable experience. The pace was perfect & we enjoyed the information which would have never been able to appreciate without Rie information....More

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Takeshi S, オーナー at Omakase, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comment. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Rie. I hope you to come back and explore other places with Rie again!

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Our guide took us down hidden alleys and historic neighborhoods we never would of found on our own. A littlle hidden Tokyo not to be missed!

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Takeshi S, オーナー at Omakase, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comment. I'm glad to hear that. I hope you to come back and enjoy Japan again!

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Keiko was a lovely tour guide for this particular walking tour in Tokyo. The walking tour was a nice introduction to a calmer, quieter part of Tokyo that I doubt I would have been able to find on my own. We covered various parts of...More

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Takeshi S, オーナー at Omakase, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comment! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Keiko. I hope you to come back and see other beautiful flowers. Between late March and early April, you can see the fully blooming cherry blossoms, and hydrangea...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

A wonderful afternoon spent in an area of Tokyo we would never have got to by ourselves. We both agreed that this was a highlight of our time in Tokyo and surpassed other tours we did in the city. Yoshimi is an absolute gem, what...More

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Takeshi S, オーナー at Omakase, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comment! I really appreciate it. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. There is more to explore, so I hope that you would come back and enjoy Japan again!

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Yanaka is very interesting and I felt as if I saw things that I would not have normally seen as a tourist. Too bad it poured rain (monsoon-like) for most of the tour. Luckily we stopped at some point to grab an umbrella at the...More

Thank Katherine H
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Takeshi S, オーナー at Omakase, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you very much for your comment. I appreciate it. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour even though it was a rainy day. There are more to explore Tokyo, so I hope that you would come back and discover those splendid places...More

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