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Guided walking tour in Tokyo - Japan’s cultural curiosities

Availability: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
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Do this because
  • Time travel back to old-world Tokyo
  • Wander through back alleys and uncover hidden shops that have stood for centuries selling handcrafted goods
  • Snack on tasty traditional treats, from candies to crackers
  • Learn about classic Japanese arts like music, calligraphy, and incense-making
  • Shop for the perfect handmade souvenirs to take back home
What to expect

Start off at Ningyocho, a district known for its old traditions and, as you’ll discover right away, tasty treats. That’s because the smell of cinnamon will lead us to our first stop, a shop that specializes in Japanese sweets.

Next up, we’ll stop at an incense store that dates back to 1705, where we’ll learn about Kōdō, the art of appreciating incense and the traditional Japanese incense ceremony.

Hungry? Good! We’ll stop at a snack shop from the Showa Era that carries treats popular in the early 20th century, including candies, caramels, Ramune soda, fish jerky, and bean paste snacks, to name a few.

We’ll then cross the street to a shamisen shop, and learn a bit about this traditional Japanese musical string instrument. From there, we’ll head to a local tenugui shop, where they sell woven hand towels depicting Japanese scenes.

Next you'll go to one of the eight temples in Ningyocho. You’ll visit a shrine where virtue, longevity, learning, and wealth are worshipped. You can offer a prayer here, and wash a coin to ensure a prosperous life.

Once you’ve exhausted Ningyocho, you’ll visit another nearby neighbourhood, Nihonbashi. The district of Nihonbashi was a hub for merchants during the Edo period.

Visit a seaweed shop, as well as an old-fashioned stationery shop that was established in 1946. You’ll get to browse through the display of calligraphy brushes, inks, traditional paints, handmade greeting cards, and little dolls.

The tour will finish at the Nihonbashi information centre, where we will get to taste a few more traditional Japanese sweets before saying sayōnara.

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What's included
  • Guide
  • Food samplings
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Children 0-5 years old: free

Where
2 Chome-2-1 Nihonbashiningyōchō, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 103-0013, Japan
Meeting point:

Mechanical clock tower (the one near the McDonald's) at Ningyocho. Access: Ningyocho station, Hibiya Line, Exit A1 (3-minute walk); Ningyocho Station, Asakusa Line, Exit A3 (7-minute walk); or Suitengumae Station, Hanzomon Line, Exit 7 (4-minute walk)

What to remember
  • The tour includes a brief visit to a small shrine. Modest dress is highly recommended — shoulders covered, and pants or a skirt that covers the knees
  • Once you receive your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point

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When
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
  • 12.45pm
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Provider
Urban Adventures
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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