Tokyo: both famous and off the beaten path - Walking tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

564774


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. The ceremony at the temple features some quite loud drums that could startle little children.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Serbo-Croatian (basic), Russian (conversational), Japanese (advanced), Spanish (advanced), Italian (fluent), English (fluent), Indonesian (basic), German (conversational), French (advanced), Finnish (basic)

Take in the many faces of Tokyo in a full day stroll through space and time.


The tour gives you the opportunity to visit both quiet and chaotic, traditional and modern
spots of Tokyo in an easy-paced day tour.

Ideal for those who want to get familiar with the city and its transportation on their first day in town

From the traditional gardens of Kiyosumi Shirakawa to the bizzare Fukagawa Fudodo Buddhist temple,
then on to pop culture's hub Akihabara, the quiet handicraft market of Akioka, the bustle of
AmeYoko's street market and then back in time again to the old city of Yanaka.

Itinerary

- meet up at your hotel or other place of choice

- visit of the 400 years old gardens of Kiyosumi Shirakawa

- transfer to Monzen Nakacho : visit of the Fukagawa Fudodo temple, it is possible to see
the ceremony held there daily, expect drums, chants and fire.
Visit to Tomioka Hachimangu shrine

- transfer by train and visit of Akihabara, the electric city

- stroll through the handicraft market of AkiOka, under the railways (closed on Wednesdays)

- stroll through the street market of AmeYoko, the black market of postwar years

- visit Ueno park, the Toshogu shrine and the face of the big Buddha statue

- either stroll or transfer by train to the old city of Yanaka

- time allowing Nezu shrine or the Hijiri bridge and its beautiful sight can also be visited

This is a basic sketch which can be modified according to your likings: for instance visiting Ginza instead of Akihabara or Asakusa instead of Ueno/Yanaka.

Though it is a walking tour, walking distances can be shortened by using public transportation.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 8 hours

The ceremony at Fukagawa temple is held at 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 o'clock.

Kiyosumi gardens are closed around New Year's holidays.

AkiOka market is closed on Wednesdays

Transportation

Walking

Public transportation

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

4000 Yen - 150 yen for the gardens, 1850 to allow some leeway on train tickets, 2000 yen for a light meal and drinks.
This is a rough estimate.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Entrance fee to Kiyosumi gardens is 150 yen per person (discounts for children and over 65 years)

A rough estimate of transportation costs would be 1200 yen, depending on the route.

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

This was a wonderful custom tour with Fulvio which gave us a great introduction to Tokyo culture, customs, and logistics. Fulvio is very articulate and knowledgeable and a gracious host who allowed us to select a full day itinerary. Recommended!!
Kenneth Kahn

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