The High City and Low City Discovered
Edo - the original name of today's Tokyo - was a vibrant and lively city of over 1. 2 million souls at its peak. We walk through the city's history from its foundation in 1590 to the present visiting often ignored sights that are crucial to understanding the modern city.
The first day is devoted to the life of the warrior class and the distinctive culture that helps explain a great deal of modern Japan.
Day two is devoted to the life of the peasant and their entertainments. Together, they are designed to give a basis for understanding the many curiosities that Japan presents to the uninitiated.
1. High City Tokyo Walking Tour
• Tokiwa, Bank of Japan, Lost Child Stone
• Tokyo Station, Marunouchi
• Edo-jo Castle (Imperial Palace)
• Kagurazaka (Lunch not included)
• Ryogoku, Kyu Yasuda Teien, Yokoamicho (Iriedo)
• Kiyosumi Teien Garden
2. Low City Walking Tour
• Nezu Jinja
• Yanaka, Sendagi
• Daien-ji Temple
• (Lunch not included)
• Yanaka Ginza High Street
• Yanaka Bochi Cemetery, Tenno-ji Temple
• Ueno Park
• Okachimachi, Ameyoko
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meet in the lobby of your hotel.
End location: Day one ends in Higashi-Ginza, Day Two ends in Asakusa - instructions on returning to your hotel given as well as dinner suggestions.
Duration: 16 hours
Friday and Monday limitations apply
Public transportation - use of taxi charged on day
All transportation & entrance fees, as well as transfers from your hotel.
Both day one and day two tours end in the Ginza
Estimated Local Cash Needed
3000 Japanese Yen - For Lunch and cold drinks in summer
Any food, snacks, and souvenirs.
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We had the most spectacular 2-day historical tour of Tokyo with Patrick. He is incredibly knowledgeable and informative about the history of Japan in general, as well as the history of Edo/Tokyo and how the two are interconnected. His passion for Japan and its history is infectious. I feel as if we just finished a master class in Japan and its history. I cannot recommend his tours highly enough.