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Japan's Cultural Curiosities

A walking tour of old world Tokyo

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Uncover Tokyo's oldest traditions with a 3 hour tour of its back alleys, art shops and food stalls

  • Discover old-world Tokyo on a 3 hour tour of its traditional neighborhoods
  • Sample traditional treats made according to secret ancient recipes
  • Explore famous Japanese arts from music and calligraphy to incense-making
  • Don't forget to get a unique handcrafted souvenir to bring back home
  • Be led by an informative local guide who will tell you all about the history of the places you visit
What We Love:

Take a step back in time and explore Japan’s old way of life way before anime conventions and robot domination. Take a stroll down traditional neighborhoods frozen in time and explore the curious shops that line the street. Discover the ancient arts of calligraphy and incense making, sample classic rice crackers and their sweet varieties — kawara senbei. Stop by a shop selling Shamisen, traditional Japanese string instruments and don't miss the gift shop to stock up on souvenirs for family and friends back home. Japan's Cultural Curiosities Tour is a unique opportunity to hop on a time machine and discover Japan's age-old customs and traditions that have shaped the country’s character and undeniable charisma that make it one of the top tourist destinations in the world.

Activity Details

Duration
3 Hours

Language
EN

Travelers
Min 1

Transport
Meet Up

Confirmation
Instant

Refund
72 Hours

Confirmation:

  • You will receive a confirmation email and ticket instantly after booking
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email

Inclusive Of:

  • Join in walking tour
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Food samplings (Japanese snacks, tea)

Itinerary:

  • 12:45pm meet up at Ningyocho clock tower
  • Ningyocho district
  • Japanese sweet shop
  • Incense store to learn about Kōdō
  • Gift shop that carries various traditional Japanese items
  • Snack shop from the Showa Era
  • Senbei shops (rice crackers)
  • Try sweet kawara senbei and salty rice crackers
  • Shamisen shop (traditional Japanese musical string instrument)
  • Tenugui shop (Japanese hand towels)
  • Temple in Ningyocho
  • Nihonbashi neighbourhood
  • Seaweed shop and an old-fashioned stationery shop
  • Toothpick shop
  • Katsuobushi (fish shavings) shop
  • Golden leaves shop
  • 4:00pm tour ends at the Nihonbashi information centre

Additional Information:

  • Please note that itinerary is subject to change. As most shops we visit are small, family-owned businesses, they may close unexpectedly. In such cases, we'll visit other nearby shops that still keep with the theme of the tour
  • This is a child friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 can join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you'll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the box provided on the checkout page

How To Use

  • You can present either a printed or an electronic voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the tour date and time specified
  • Meet up point: 12:45pm at Mechanical clock tower (near the McDonald's) at Ningyocho
  • How to get there: 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)
  • Dress code: The tour includes a brief visit to a small shrine. Modest dressing is recommended — shoulders covered, and pants or a skirt that covers the knees

Cancelation

  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 72 hours prior to the activity
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