Tokyo's Traditional Culture Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level



Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), Japanese (fluent)

Feel the charm of Old Tokyo off the beaten paths

Tokyo's old towns will have you captivated by its charm and nostalgic vibe.
You'll get a real feel for how people lived back then. I grew up in this part of Tokyo and have always loved the peaceful atmosphere. Let's experience the remnants of the shitamachi atmosphere of good old Tokyo.

I would like to take you to Fukagawa-fudo temple established in 1703 that has been much loved among locals. We attend a 30-min Buddhist fire ritual which is only practiced here in Tokyo. After the ceremony, we explore old towns of Tokyo (choices of other towns we can visit are: Yanesen and Tsukishima). Sample traditional sweets or try sake tasting and capture the life and lives of Tokyo.

This tour is perfect for those who are interested in Japanese traditional culture. You'll gain a deeper understanding of Japanese culture by exploring historical places off the beaten path.


Here is a sample itinerary. It can be customized to suit your interests. Let's make your visit to Tokyo unique and memorable!

・Buddhist temple - attend fire ceremony with chanting and drum beats
・Explore the old town - sampling sake and Japanese sweets and have a nice walk along the canal
・Kiyosumi garden - enjoy a peaceful garden represented mother nature.
・Yanesen - stroll through the classic shopping street, shrine and gardens.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Monzen-nakacho station.

End location: Kiyosumi-shirakawa station.

Duration: 6 hours

The starting time and tour duration are flexible.


Walking only.

What’s Included

・One-of-a-kind sightseeing experience
・Guide's transportation costs

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2000 Japanese yen - 2,000JPY / per person
・Your transportation costs
・Food and drinks
*Not many places accept credit cards in this area.

What’s Extra

・Your transportation costs
・Food and drinks

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