Full day Exploration Tour in Ryogoku, Yanaka, Ueno taking you back to the old Edo period
You can surely be attracted by these three historical spots.
Ryogoku is famous for sumo wrestlers stables. You may be able to see sumo wrestlers walking around the town during our tour. Edo Tokyo Museum is definitely worth visiting as you can learn history and citizen's life and culture in the Edo period. Healthy Chanko nabe stew, which is the favorite food of sumo wrestlers, is worth tasting! We also enjoy beautiful view in Yasuda garden which is typical Japanese landscape garden.
Yanaka is the unique town which miraculously remained safe even after two disastrous incidents, the Great Kanto Earthquakes of 1923 and the Second World War which destroyed 90% of Tokyo. So, you can find 90 years old classical houses and as many as 70 temples built in the Edo period. You can definitely enjoy quiet and serene atmosphere.
Ueno, neighboring to Yanaka, is noted for huge park filled with prestigious temple, shrine and museums.
You can enjoy walking around there and also interesting shopping in Ameyoko street.
-Meeting you in the lobby at your hotel
Walk around Ekoin temple ~ Sumo stables area (see only outside) ~ Edo noren & National Sumo stadium area ~ Yasuda garden ~ Lunch break(chanko nabe lunch is recommendable)
Walk around Yanaka cemetery ~ Yanaka village ~ Yanaka temple area ~ Nezu shrine
Walk around huge park and enjoy watching and shopping in Ameyoko street
-Disband at your hotel
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Monument/Building
Duration: 7 hours 30 min.
The itinerary is subject to change due to the weather.
We mainly use public transportation such as subways or JR trains in my tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
4000 JPY - Transportation fee by using JR train and subway would be about 1000 yen. Entrance fee of Edo Tokyo museum is 600 yen. Lunch fee would be around 2000 yen.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle. I also can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Masaharu was very personable and knowledgeable. We covered everything but it never felt rushed. He has much to teach but was also an excellent listener. I highly recommend him.