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Tokyo Localized Free Walking Tours in Tokyo: The Dawn of Tokyo & The Street Culture

Tokyo Localized Free Walking Tours in Tokyo at Meiji Shrine & Harajuku

Tokyo is a huge city, and has rich culture and history. So joining only one walking tour is not enough to learn and see the REAL Tokyo. This walking tour tells the story about how Tokyo was modernized after the Meiji Restoration, and how people change their lifestyle.

The Tour starts from Meiji Shrine, the most visited shrine in Japan.

Meiji Period (1868-1912) was the most dramatic part of the entire history in Japan. Your tour guide will tell the story of how the Samurai feudal system ended, and how Japanese started to modernize and industrialize the country. 

The Dawn of Tokyo.

Waking through the Meiji shrine, your tour guide will bring you back to late 19 century, the dawn of Tokyo and answer many imnportant questions; how did the Japanese end the Samurai era? How did Japan became one of the powerful countries in the world? How did the Japanese integrate western culture into their lifestyle? This is one of the most exciting periods in Japanese history. 

Tokyo Street Culture.

The tour will move to Takeshita Street, one of the main street culture hubs in Tokyo where you will learn the history of street culture in Tokyo. How did the Japanese people change their fashion style? What is the scene behind the street culture? You will see and learn about the street culture walking through the Takeshita street.

The Future of Tokyo.

The tour will end at Yoyogi Park, near the New & Old National Stadium. The last part of the tour focuses on the Tokyo Olympics. Tokyo held the Olympic Games in 1964, it was one of the important events in Japan after World War II. Why? And why again will Tokyo be holding the Olympic Games again in a few years? What do these two Olympic Games mean to Japanese? Join our tour to listen the story.


Tokyo Localized provides visitors and travellers to Tokyo with a unique perspective of this great city, what makes us unique is that our tour guides live and work in Tokyo, have a passion for this city and love meeting and welcoming new faces. Find out more about our Unique Day and Night Tours of Tokyo - we can't wait to meet you!


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