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Yanaka Walking Tour The Old Quarter of Tokyo

Tour Overview

During the Yanaka tour, you will experience the good old days of Tokyo. Here are some traditional wooden temples and houses which survived WW2. You will explore a huge cemetery and some unique temples. Also you will walk on backstreets in the residential area and a shopping street for locals so you will glance at Japanese everyday lives.

If you are tired of crowds and busy area, why don’t you stroll this quiet and nostalgic neighborhood with our local guide.

Meeting Point: JR Nippori Station North Gate

Tour End: Nippori Station North Gate

>> Booking required.

>> Booking available 1-2 month before the tour.

>> Check the tour schedule for tour updates.

Tour Details

Daily: Please check tour schedule

Duration: 3 Hours

Participants: 1-10

Adult Price: 6,000 JPY per person

(under 10's go FREE - ID Check required)

Footwear: Comfortable

Language: English

Tour Highlights

Meeting Point

Yanaka walking tour

JR Nippori station North Ticket Gate

(Outside the ticket gate next to “NewDays” convenience store)

Have A Question?

Tour FAQ's

How long does the tour take and where does it finish?

Tour will take 3 hours and finish at the meeting point, JR Nippori Station North gate.

Where does the Yanaka Tour go?

You will walk around the Yanaka district, which is an old quarter of Tokyo. You’ll visit Yanaka Reien, a huge cemetery, and Nezu shrine, a beautiful shrine with lots of red Trii gates and you’ll stop by Yanaka Ginza shopping street where you can try local street foods (food fee is not included in the price).

How much does the tour cost per person?

Adult 6,000 JPY - Under 10 Years old Free (ID check require)

How should I pay the tour fee?

Please pay with the credit card from our website when you book this tour. Our cancel and refund policy is below.

What is included and not included?

A local guide is included. Food, drinks, transportation expenses, and hotel pickup and drop-off are not included.

What should I bring?

Comfortable shoes, sunscreen, hat/cap, water and a lot of questions – we love those! An umbrella or rain coat during the rainy season. Also cash, if you want to try local food and drinks.

How many participants are in the tour?

The number of participants is 1 – 7 per tour. A minimum number of participants is 1.

Can a solo traveler join this tour?

Yes. Please book the tour from our website. But if you are the only participant at 72 hours before the tour starts, the tour will be canceled and we will let you know by e-mail.

Because Japan is not a tipping culture, is tipping to the guide is rude?

All our local guides work very hard to provide the best experiences to you. We appreciate your respect and gratuities to our local guides.

Can I show up without booking?

No. We try to manage group in an ideal size of guests. So please book the tour. Also, in some case, we send you email when we cancel the tour due to the weather condition.

Do you offer tours in Spanish, German or French?

All of our tours are 100% in English.

Terms And Conditions

Paid Tours

Your booking confirmation will be sent to you automatically by email upon successful completion of your order. If you do not receive this mail for any reason, you are asked to contact us by email:, as it may mean that your order has not been successfully processed. Please check your junk or spam folder first.

Children under 10 years old can participate on the tours for free. You need to present a valid photo ID before the start of your tour. If you are unable to prove your age, you may be asked to pay the regular price.

Your tour price includes your guide fee. Others such as transportation costs, food, beverages and so on are not included.

Booking Amendments

If you want to reschedule your tour, please contact us by email: with your booking name, the name of the tour and the new date to join the tour. Any amendment you wish to make to your booking must be requested at least 72 hours before the tour departure time. We are not able to accept any booking amendments within 72 hours before the tour departure time.


Our Fault

We work very hard to ensure that all tours run as scheduled. When a tour cancels and it is our fault, we will refund the full price.

Your Request

If you are not be able to attend your tour and need to cancel the booking, please let us know at least 72 hours before the tour departure time. Please contact us at with your booking name, the name of the tour. We will cancel your booking and refund the full price.

If you let us know your cancellation 24-72 hours before the tour departure time, we will cancel your booking and refund the half price.

If you don’t show up or you cancel the tour within 24 hours before the departure time, we will not refund you.

Others (Natural disasters and Interruption of transportation system)

Should we be unable to offer a tour due to natural disasters (such as earthquakes, tsunami, typhoons, heavy rains, extreme weather and so on), we will let you know by e-mail as soon as possible and refund the full price.


Should we be unable to offer a tour due to interruption of transportation system (such as suspension of a train and cancelation of a flight), we will refund the full price.


Similarly, should you be unable to arrive at a meeting point on time due to interruption of transportation system. Please let us know by e-mail with a picture or screen shot that you can prove it as soon as possible, we will refund the full price.

Late Policy

Your tour guide is booked specifically for the length of time mentioned on the service description and we don’t want to waste of time of other guests who arrive at a meeting point on time. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late, you will be considered as a “no-show” and your booking will be canceled without a refund.

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