City of the Townsmen
Edo, today's Tokyo, can easily be divided into the high city and the low city. The first is the city that the warrior, samurai, class built, and the the latter is the city that the townsmen built. It is also features the kimon, or evil gate direction which still today has the responsibility to protect the city.
Out tour begins in the shitamachi area of Nezu and ends in Asakusa. Inbetween, we discover the sights that the common residents of Edo loved to visit. We visit historic sites like the Tnno-ji large Buddha, as well as modern hectic areas like Okachimachi, the former home of the Kachi who cleared the road in front of Edo-period processions of the samurai. It is also the site of the largest black market in Tokyo and which is today a large market.
We end in the attic of modern Tokyo, Asakusa and the active area surrounding the temple.
• Nezu Jinja
• Yanaka, Yanaka Ginza, Sendagi
• Daien-ji Temple
• Isetatsu Chiogami
• Yanaka Ginza High Street
• Keio-ji - Boshin Senso
• Yanaka Bochi Cemetary, Tenno-ji, Tenno-ji Buddha
• Ueno Park - Saigo Takamori
• Okachimachi, Ameyoko - Home of the Kachi
• Asakusa, Sensoji, Asakusa Jinja, Hikan Inari Jinja
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Will meet at your hotel
End location: Tour will end in Asakusa - will provide instructions back to your hotel and dinner suggestions.
Duration: 8 hours
Length of tour or cancellation of tour could result from extreme weather conditions
Public and private transportation modes
Estimated Local Cash Needed
3000 3000 - Covers food, beverages, souvenirs
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Patrick was very knowledgeable, helpful, and flexible. He is very keen on the culture and happy to entertain all questions. He was very easy to understand as English is his first language. However, he speaks Japanese with ease and is fully versed in the history and culture of Tokyo and most of Japan. Recommend without reservation.