Nishinippori Tours

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99% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Highlights
  • Walking tour proceeds at a leisurely pace suitable for most people
  • Hear insightful commentary from the guide
  • Experience the quiet calm of this well-preserved historic district
  • Small group limited to 10 people allows a more personalized tour

  • Professional guide
What's not included
  • Food and drinks(100-500 yen depending on what you want to try)
  • Transportation expenses
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Yanaka

Start:
  • Nippori Station, 2 Chome-19 Nishinippori, Arakawa City, Tokyo 116-0013, Japan
    The meeting point is Nippori station, north ticket gate located on the 2nd floor of the station building. You can access the meeting point by JR Line and Keisei Line. Please be ready 10 minutes prior to the meeting time. Your guide will be waiting for you there with a sign board.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 22178P4

    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • A maximum of 10 people per booking
    • Tour duration can be extended at a rate of 3,000 yen per group, per hour, payable in cash
    • Please inform your staring time when booking. The start time is from 9:00 am or 14:00 pm.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 22178P4

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    Joel F
    Castle Rock, CO19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Real Piece of Japanese Culture
    It goes Yumi was exactly what you want in a tour guide. Knowledgeable, very friendly, and kind. She was very attentive to making sure this experience meet our personalized preferences by asking us questions and recommending the best stops. The story of the last Shogun, the Sumo Yokozuna, and the beautiful shrine were outstanding.

    Additionally, she helped us make purchases along the way by both translating and offering guidance that only locals would know. Simple shopping as a foreigner can be quite stressful!

    Side note, the people we encountered along the way were wonderful.

    I highly recommend Yumi and this experience.
    Written February 12, 2023
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    Staff_Omakase Tour
    Thank you so much for joining the tour and posting an excellent review! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Yumi. We appreciate your participation so much and hope you will come back to Tokyo and explore hidden gems again. When you have the chance to travel Japan again, we will be happy to host you anywhere at any time. Best regards, Misaki
    Written February 14, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    airamyh
    116 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful uncrowded side of Tokyo
    I have been to Tokyo a few times but I saw a side of Tokyo that I never had before. It was a quiet, peaceful, not crowded, artisan filled experience. Masayo our guide was welcoming and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the winding narrow residential streets and visiting the ginza at the end and eating street food. It was also great exercise with lots of walking to burn off all those calories haha. I would recommend tourists to bring cash with them so they can enjoy the street food. Oh wait, I forgot to add that the tea ceremony was an enjoyable pause on the tour.
    Written October 28, 2022
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    Staff_Omakase Tour
    Thank you so much for joining the tour and posting an excellent review! So happy to hear that you enjoyed with Masayo. We appreciate it so much and when you have the chance to travel Japan again, we will be happy to host you anywhere at any time. Best regards, Takeshi
    Written October 28, 2022
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    Donald K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An impressive Tokyo/Yanaka tour host
    Rie was the most knowledgeable tour guide and host we can imagine. Her conversation skills are impressive and she was very responsive to our many questions, taking time to carefully explain her answers and also being thoughtful about what was important to us to learn.

    Her explanation of Japanese customs and traditional history taught us many details we will always remember. She is the best example of a loyal Japanese citizen who also expresses interest in other cultures and diversity.

    We would recommend her service to everyone we know who plans to visit Tokyo and appreciate the experience.
    Written April 1, 2024
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    Staff_Omakase Tour
    Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you had a wonderful experience with Rie and enjoyed your tour of Tokyo/Yanaka area. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back for more memorable experiences in the future! Regards, Mariko
    Written April 4, 2024
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    Zippytennis58
    Sawbridgeworth, UK36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    History and nostalgia in old Tokyo
    Emiko met me as planned. I was the only one on the tour so became a private tour. Emiko was engaging, full of knowledge and happy to adapt to my interests.
    We covered about 5 miles as we strolled around the Yanaka district visiting Temples and Shrines with a stop at the beer hall.
    The district is one of the oldest surviving so quite a contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city districts
    I would highly recommend Omakase as a tour guide company!
    Written April 28, 2024
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    Staff_Omakase Tour
    Dear valued guest, Thank you for your view, we are really glad you enjoyed our Yanaka tour - the area in indeed a wonderful contrast to the hustle and bustle of Tokyo! If you ever come back to Japan, we'd love to guide you again. Regards, Dara
    Written May 7, 2024
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    SALT-54LT
    Yeppoon, Australia15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Tour Awesome Guide
    We booked the tour as our first to do after arriving in Tokyo to experience old Tokyo, the tour didn’t disappoint. It’s hard to believe this little community survives in the hustle of Tokyo.
    Our guide Arika was awesome!!!! Arika’s english was perfect and her knowledge of the area was excellent.
    After the Tour was complete we asked Arika some questions regarding our JR Rail pass, Arika assisted greatly with not only her advice but by accompanying us to the JR Rail office to translate our questions. Arika went above and beyond and we can’t thank her enough for assisting us.
    We highly recommend this tour, hopefully your experience will be the same for you as it was for us.
    Written January 5, 2020
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    Trip Designer Inc. / OMAKASE TOUR
    Thank you so much for joining the tour and your wonderful review! I’m glad that you had a great time in Yanaka with Arika. I hope you will come back to Tokyo and explore hidden gems again. I’m looking forward to seeing you next time!
    Written January 11, 2020
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    Christine D
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Yanaka Tour
    After navigating the train system, we met our guide, Masaharu Kai, at Nishi Nippori Station and began our tour of the Yanaka Old District area in Tokyo.

    We had a wonderful 4 hour tour exploring, Yanaka Cemetery, an art gallery, food stalls and all the back streets of the Old District area.

    Masa was a wonderful guide, full of humor and goodwill. It was great to see the old part of Tokyo City.
    Written June 5, 2024
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    Staff_Omakase Tour
    Dear valued guest, Thank you so much for your kind review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the walking tour of Yanaka, and our guide Masa made the tour enriching and enjoyable for you. We hope to have the pleasure of guiding you on more adventures in the future. Best regards, Kyoko
    Written June 24, 2024
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    Togeth
    56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    See a different Tokyo
    This is a great walk through an historic part of Tokyo. Himito did a fantastic job of explaining all of the interesting aspects that we saw as well as sharing about life in Tokyo. We covered a lot of territory in 3.5 hours but it was all done at a leisurely pace. We highly recommend this tour if you want to see a nostalgic part of Tokyo with Himito, an expert guide.
    Written January 16, 2024
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    Staff_Omakase Tour
    Dear Valued Customer, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, it really means a lot to us! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour with Himiko and I hope we'll be able to help you explore Japan even more in the future. Best regards, Monica
    Written January 24, 2024
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    Stijn T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you're considering booking this tour... do it!!!
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Mutsuko was a great guide: we learned lots about Yanaka specifically, the history of Tokyo and Japan more broadly, and Japanese culture and traditions. That was excellent, because we did the tour on our second day in Tokyo. We would highly recommend doing the same: you will get more out of the rest of your stay, with Mutsuko's introduction (and recommendations) :)

    Mutsuko also recommended local treats to try - and they were all so tasty! We appreciated that, because it can be overwhelming to see all the different food. What should you try? And where?

    Finally, as to Yanaka specifically: it's a very cute, quaint neighborhood, that highlights the juxtaposition of Japan (and Tokyo's) very long history, with the inevitable pressure, and desire, to modernize. There were so many beautiful streets, houses, coffee shops, and restaurants, that ranged from preserving the (very) old, to really avant garde modernism, that might as well be in the heart of Paris or Barcelona (thick clean, minimalist concrete etc.). So Yanaka, the neighborhood, is really a nice neighborhood that serves as a kind of portal into Japan: modern pressures on centuries old tradition, shaped by the imperial family (royal, emperor) and shoguns (think, civil government); Shintoism and Buddhism...

    Thank you so much Mutsuko!
    Written October 3, 2023
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    Staff_Omakase Tour
    Dear Valued Customers, Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad to hear that Mutsuko gave you some good recommendation, since, as you said, it can be over overwhelming deciding what food to try and where. Mutsuko is truly a gem to have on our team! We count ourselves lucky. If you ever plan to explore Japan again in the future, we'd be delighted to assist you again. Thank you once again for choosing us and for your wonderful feedback! Best regards, Monica
    Written October 4, 2023
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    Phyllis O
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour. Recommend.
    This tour was the highlight of my trip. Yoshimi was an excellent guide and I felt so comfortable exploring Yanaka with her. Her English is really good too. Definitely recommend if you want to get a taste of authentic old Tokyo and learn a bit of history.
    Written December 11, 2022
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    Staff_Omakase Tour
    Thank you so much for joining Yanaka tour and posting an excellent review! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Yoshimi. We appreciate your participation so much and when you have the chance to travel Japan again, we will be happy to host you anywhere at any time. Best regards, Takeshi
    Written December 12, 2022
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    Jodie H
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking Tour with Yumi
    Despite the rain and cold conditions this was a lovely walking tour. Yumi was wonderful and very well prepared. It was great to see the cherry blossom, a few temple and shrine ceremonies and to experience the quietness and history of this area in a city of hustle and business. Thank you Yumi!!
    Written March 26, 2023
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    Staff_Omakase Tour
    Dear Jodie, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our tour with Yumi and that we were able to provide you with a great experience. We take pride in offering high-quality tours and exceptional customer service, and we are pleased to see that our efforts have paid off. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will be shared with our team. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back on one of our tours in the near future. Best regards, Mariko
    Written April 2, 2023
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