City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Religious Heritage
Kid Friendly: No. Not suitable for real young children. Children 11 and older
There are off pavement lanes, but if wheel chair can handle these types of lanes, they are OK
Maximum travelers: 10
English (fluent), Japanese (advanced)
Half-Day Low City Walking Tour
This tour is designed for travelers who want to have some introduction to Edo, today's Tokyo , but still have some time to explore on their own.
We begin at Nezu Station on the Chiyoda Line. From here we walk to the Nezu Shinto shrine where we will learn about Shinto and the types of Shinto shrines. You will learn how to use the cleansing fountain. We discuss the architecture of shrines and the mythology important to Shinto. We also visit a beautiful Inari shrine, the most popular type of Shinto shrine in Japan.
Next we pass through Sendagi to Yanaka. We learn about neighborhood associations that keep Tokyo clean and organized. We next visit an Edo-era chiogami paper shop where we see age-old patterns and designs still popular today. After a visit to Daien-ji temple we visit Yanaka Ginza shopping street on our way to Tenno-ji, Yanaka Bochi, Kan'e-ji near Ueno Park.
Meet at Nezu Station (Can arrange to meet at your hotel)
• Nezu Jinja Shrine
• Sendagi-Yanaka Walk
• Isetatsu Chiogami paper shop
• Yanaka Ginza
• Enmei Kaizuka
• Yanaka Reien
• Tokugawa Yoshinobu Grave
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meet at Nezu Station Exit 1
End location: Near Ueno Station
Duration: 5 hours
If you wish to include lunch add one hour
Estimated Local Cash Needed
3000 yen - Any drinks or snacks - lunch if you wish
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Outstanding guide, one of the best we have ever toured with. We learned so much in the few hours we spent with Patrick and wish we had booked multiple days.