Spared from the bombings during the Second World War, Yanaka survived to be one of the oldest and most picturesque districts in Tokyo. It gave birth to a lot of artisans, including famous writers and visual artists, produced winding lanes, built temples and shrines, and of course, boast some of the best restaurants in the city. It managed to preserve that lively energy it has during its heydays and as you take an afternoon walk in the quiet street leading to Nippori Station, you will notice multiplicity and profusion of the craft that is still alive and booming which includes pottery, textiles, wood prints, jewelry-making, and stationary. In this cultural and historical tour, you will experience all of this and more. Get a chance to mingle with other tourists as you bask in the warm heat of the sun and learn from the locals. Visit local shops and understand the lovely and growing art community in some of the best art galleries housed in traditional buildings. Take comfort in eating local street snacks as well as a delicious lunch meal in South of Japan, Kyushu.
Yanaka is a beautiful district where the past and the present blend well together. As you end the tour with a lovely tea ceremony in an antique shop, you will take home fond memories shared with your loved ones.
Highlights of the Tour:
- Experience a three-hour tour in Tokyo’s most traditional district, Yanaka
- Discover and explore unique galleries in the art community
- Visit local shops which sell novelty items, great for souvenirs
- Witness the raw and untouched beauty of Yanaka as you walk around and immerse yourself
- End the tour with a tea ceremony made in an antique shop
What is Included in the Price:
- Six food stops, including a delicious lunch in a restaurant
- You will be given a time for shopping
- Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony
Minimum of 2 people. If you are a single traveler, please contact us.
Meeting Location and Meeting Time:
7 -20-6 Yanaka, 1st Floor.
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東京都台東区谷中7-20-6 谷中ホ－ムズ 1F
It is in front of Coffee Room Renoir Nippori, next to a 7-Eleven convenience store.
Meeting time is at 10:15 a.m. The event starts exactly at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m.
The easiest way is to come on the JR Yamanote train to Nippori Station and exit from the North Gate to the West Exit. Head outside and across the bridge up the hill about to the Coffee Shop. The Cafe is next to a 7-Eleven.
Warnings and Special Notes from the Organizer:
Because there will be a lot of walking involved, we suggest that you wear comfortable shoes. The food tour strictly starts on time. The tour will start regardless if the guests arrived during departure time (or later than that) and no refunds shall be given. This is to fully make use of time and to guarantee that in every food stop, not only the guests will enjoy but our restaurant partners as well.