dii-ferry
Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo
Arakawa City, Japan, Asia
Overview
Rate Average 85.35 USD
Step back in time to ancient Tokyo during this exploration of the city’s historic Yanaka district. Discover a different side of the sprawling Japanese capital that dates back to its Edo period of the 16th through 19th centuries, admiring the area’s charming mix of temples, springtime cherry blossoms, and timeless ‘reien’ (cemetery). A guide accompanies you on your visit, providing additional details about Japanese history and local culture. Discover the historic side of Tokyo's Edo Period during a walking tour in Yanaka Wander the charming streets of this well-preserved historic district Escape the skyscrapers for a taste of daily life in historic Japan Visit ancient temples, springtime displays of cherry blossoms, and the local 'reien' (cemetery) Learn about Japan's Edo era, spanning the 16th through 19th centuries Great way to take a 'mini-retreat' during a visit to Tokyo

Departure Point 2 Chome-19 Nishinippori, Arakawa City, Tokyo 116-0013, Japan Your meeting point is Nippori station, north ticket gate. You can access to the meeting point by JR Yamanote line, JR Keihin Tohoku Line, JR Joban Line and Keisei Line. Please be ready 10 minutes prior to the meeting time at north ticket gate(Inside next the ticket gate). Your guide will waiting for you at there with a signs of Yanaka Walking Tour. 

Stop At:   Yanaka District Discover the different side of the sprawling Japanese capital that dates back to its Edo period of the 17th through 19th centuries, admiring the area’s charming mix of temples, springtime cherry blossoms and timeless ‘reien’ (cemetery). A included guide will accompany you on your visit, providing additional details about Japanese history and local culture. Duration: 10 minutes Admission Ticket Free Stop At:   Tennoji Temple This Buddhist Temple sits on the edge of the Yanaka Cemetery and dates back to 1274. It is located in a pleasant garden behind an old wooden gate. In its grounds, there is a bronze Buddhist statue that dates back to 1690 and was beloved by locals as ""Tennoji no Daibutsu"". Well worth to stop by. Duration: 20 minutes Admission Ticket Free Stop At:   Yanaka Cemetery This is an impressive cemetery and worth a look even though that is not a common route for the tour for tourists. It covers 100,000 square meters and has over 7,000 graves. It also has history more than 100 years after the Meji Restoration, the era that the government wanted to separate Buddhism and Shinto graves. However, most of the graves in this cemetery were owned by Buddhist so they established a public burial ground in Yanaka in 1871. Duration: 40 minutes Admission Ticket Free Stop At:   Gallery Okubo 【Optional】 There's a place to experience Japanese Tea ceremony on Tatami mats! It's on 2nd floor of the building of Gallery Okubo. The price of the tea (¥1,000) is not included into our tour cost, but you can actually try the authentic Japanese tea with the help of professional. Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Not Included Stop At:   SCAI The Bathhouse 【Afternoon tour only】 SCAI The Bathhouse is a contemporary art gallery located in Yanaka, with a town ambiance reminiscent of Old Tokyo.The gallery is housed in a venerable public bath imbued with a 200-year history. Duration: 15 minutes Admission Ticket Free Stop At:   Shitamachi Customs Museum & Exhibit Hall 【Optional】 Shitamachi museum was established to teach future generations about the culture of the Shitamachi or Down Town. Most of the objects on display are things that were actually used at one time, and you can see the houses with furniture and goods which are placed in the location where they would have been used and you can even touch some of the displays. Display items are changed in accordance with the season, so that repeat visitors also get to enjoy how life in the Shitamachi varied over the year. Duration: 20 minutes Admission Ticket Free Stop At:   Edokoro Alan West 【Afternoon tour only】 In the middle of traditional old town Tokyo surrounded by Buddhist temples, you can find this studio of Alan West which was once an auto body garage and is now the only operating traditional Japanese painting studio open to the public. He was born in US but ever since he graduated from Carnegie-Melon University, he moved to Tokyo and continued his study and got a bachelor degree in department of Japanese painting at Tokyo University of the Arts, and even took master degree there. Duration: 10 minutes Admission Ticket Free Pass By:   Nezu Shrine One of Japan’s oldest shrine and perhaps most striking, set amidst huge trees and flowering azalea or つつじ shrubs with ponds, pathways and iconic colored charming wooden structures reflecting Japanese traditional culture and beauty including succession of small Torii gates colored in vermillon beautifully. Stop At:   Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street One of best local shopping streets in Tokyo, with the well-remained old town “Shitamachi” atmosphere. Explore the nostalgic side of Tokyo through Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street and don't forget to eat some local snacks! Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Free