Nishinippori Tours
Experience Old local Tokyo & traditional food in Yanaka Ginza
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Experience Old local Tokyo & traditional food in Yanaka Ginza

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Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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  • Tour Guide
  • Private tour
  • The necessary expenses for the guide during the tour
What's not included
  • Estimated Costs of the Tour: 6050 JPY per Person
  • Breakdown: Transportation: 0 JPY, Admission Fees: 700 JPY, Meal costs: 1000 JPY per Person
  • Optional Experience Costs: 4350 JPY per Person
  • Entry/Admission - Hand Puppets Shokichi


Start:
  • Nippori Station, 2 Chome-19 Nishinippori, Arakawa City, Tokyo 116-0013, Japan
    JR Nippori Station, North ticket gate
End:
  • Sendagi Station, 3 Chome-38 Sendagi, Bunkyo City, Tokyo 113-0022, Japan
    Tokyo Metro ChiyodaLine Sendagi Station

  • 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: 85886P164

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • All transportation costs, entrance fees, food and drink costs, etc. incurred at the visited spots, will be borne by the customer.
  • Please understand that tour spots might be changed to alternative spots in case of temporary closure.
  • Tour finishing spot is different from starting spot. Please let your tour guide know if you would like to change the finishing spot.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing as you will be walking a lot
  • Some of the spots we will visit on the day do not accept credit cards. Please remember to bring cash.
  • This includes spots where alcoholic beverages are served. Children are allowed to enter, but must be at least 20 years old to drink alcohol.
  • On Thursdays and Fridays, "Evil Stamp Shop Shinimonogurui" is closed, so we will show you an alternative spot.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • 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: 85886P164

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    JR Nippori Station, North ticket gate
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  • melaniabrasil
    0 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Let the guide figure it out for you!
    We only had one day in Tokyo and didn’t feel like spending time figuring it out how to get to the sites we wanted to visit. Having a private guide allowed us to relax and to enjoy our stay in Tokyo.
    Written July 13, 2024
  • Extraordinary419657
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking tour of Tokyo with Ken!
    Ken was an outstanding guide during our walking tour of Tokyo on Monday, July 8th. He never rushed us, ensuring we enjoyed every spot to the fullest. He even stayed an additional 1-2 hours to make sure we covered all the locations. Ken's extensive knowledge was impressive. He took the time to explain the culture, history, and details, enhancing our experience significantly. We highly recommend Ken for guided tours in Tokyo. His expertise and dedication made our trip unforgettable.
    Written July 13, 2024
  • jonocandicehall
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family friendly tour, fantastic taste of Tokyo!
    What a fantastic way to get a feel for Tokyo! Our guide Yoshi Onari was extremely patient and understanding with our children (aged 5, 9 & 11). Yoshi adjusted the tour as we went to make sure we could see as much as possible. Educated us on the subway system and how to best navigate it during our time in Tokyo. Yoshi also took us to a traditional Japanese restaurant that was incredible, and we wouldn’t have visited without his guidance. The sites we visited were all fantastic and speak for themselves; Meiji Shrine, Harajyuku/Omotesando Street, Shibuya crossing, Tsukiji Fish Market and Tokyo Sky Tree. We finished the day with places we would like to revisit and spend more time, as well as invaluable advice on more places to visit in Tokyo!
    Written July 12, 2024
  • joshlC8584HZ
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding Private Tour
    Kei was an excellent tour guide. We went to all the places that I was wary of going as a solo traveler such as Kinkaku-ji and Fushi Inari shrine. He picked an amazing restaurant for us to eat lunch at as well. Highly recommend!!
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    Rumi was excellent; my family and I had a great time with her. She took us to Temple, tea party, shrine all over Tokyo. Highly recommend!
    Written July 7, 2024
  • Lacrausen
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day around Tokyo with Mark
    Mark is an excellent and pleasant guide. Flexible to accommodate all our interests while providing great suggestions We saw all of the interesting sites we wanted in one day
    Written July 7, 2024
  • mfwallen1
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Private Tour of Tokyo
    This was an absolutely amazing experience. Nak was our private guide and he was phenomenal! We have 3 boys (15,13, and 10) and Nak made it enjoyable for each one of us! I highly recommend this tour to get a true Tokyo experience!
    Written July 6, 2024
  • X6609AMericg
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing time in Tokyo
    My son and I stopped over in Tokyo and needed a guide to show us around. Our tour guide Ayaka was very friendly and showed us around Tokyo on a private tour. Ayaka was amazing and I highly recommend.
    Written July 6, 2024
  • Travelchaos3
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A perfect introduction to Tokyo!
    We had a lovely day with our tour guide Muchan. She was very knowledgeable, able to answer all of our random questions about Japanese culture and history. While I enjoyed every part of the trip, my favorite was Tsukiji market (including an excellent lunch reservation), namiyoke shrine, and Meiji jingu shrine. Great experience all around! Highly recommend!!
    Written July 2, 2024
  • Erik F
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friendly and helpful guide.
    Very friendly and helpful tour guide. He adapted to our needs based on weather and hydration needs and made sure we got where we needed to be after the tour.
    Written July 1, 2024
  • Ana G
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Efficient, fun, did a lot of things in a short time.
    Tadashi Ito was our guide. He was amazing and effective at giving us a day tour with all of of Tokyo’s must see places. We only had 1 day to visit and couldn’t recommend a better way to spend the day. He was well informed and we loved the fact that it was a private tour at our own pace and he talked about subjects and facts we were interested in. Thank you Tadashi for amazing memories in our trip!
    Written July 1, 2024
  • Tourist543179
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous Day in Tokyo
    We had such a wonderful day with Meg. She took us to the Meiji Shrine. We were so lucky to see a Shinto wedding. Takeshita Street was so fun for our 17 year old daughter. Meg was also able to get tickets for us to see an authentic Geisha performance. The day ended on a great note at the Owl Cafe. Meg was a great tour guide and provided us with so much historical and cultural information.
    Written June 29, 2024
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    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tokyo tour
    Akkey was the best tour guide we had in Japan. She was super knowledgeable and friendly. We were very fortunate we got her. It was a great experience and we learned so much!
    Written June 28, 2024
  • mpat25
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    Walking Tour
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pelkachu
Chicago, IL10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
My friend and I had a lovely time with our guide Sayaka exploring and learning about the Yanesen area. I was very happy to try several local foods (as the tour website mentions, it's a good idea to bring cash, because some of the small stands accept cash payment only). It also felt nice to explore a smaller neighborhood, which had a different feeling and pace from other parts of Tokyo. Nezu Shrine and the grounds around it were also particularly beautiful, and I learned some good historical and cultural details from our guide. It was a really nice way to spend part of the day and I would definitely recommend this tour!
Written March 10, 2023
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Thank you very much for your review! At otomo, we strive to give our customers the best experiences possible, and we are glad to hear that you had a lovely time learning about the Yanesen area, and trying local foods and exploring the neighbourhood, and that you would definitely recommend this tour! We are also happy to hear that your guide, Ms. Sayaka, gave you some good historical and cultural details about Nezu Shrine, and that you had a great day with her! We will be sure to pass your comments to Ms. Sayaka to let her know that you appreciated her services, hospitality, and vast knowledge. Thank you once again for choosing us, and we hope to see you again!
Written March 15, 2023
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JJK
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
My friends and I signed up for a day tour around the Sendagi neighborhood. Our tour guide Miyuki-san kicked off our tour at Yanaka Ginza and introduced us to the popular shops in the area. After eating our way through Yanaka, Miyuki-san took us to Nezu Shrine, where we happened to spot CNN’s Richard Quest, and got to take a picture with him. The tour ended with a delicious simple onigiri set. Overall, we were very satisfied with the tour and our tour guide, Miyuki-san was really sweet and helpful.
Written March 20, 2023
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Thank you very much for your review! At otomo, we strive to give our customers the best experiences possible, and we are glad to hear that you were satisfied with our tour of Yanaka and teh Sendagi neighbourhood, and even got to take a picture with CNN's Richard Quest at Nezu Shrine! We are also happy to hear that your guide, Ms. Miyuki, was sweet and helpful, and that she brought you to sample many of the offerings at the popular shops around the area! We will be sure to pass your comments to Ms. Miyuki to let her know that you appreciated her services, helpfulness and hospitality. Thank you once again for choosing us, and we hope to see you again!
Written March 23, 2023
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seals206
Seattle, WA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Muchan was an excellent guide. She had plenty of information to share about all the places we visited. She had good suggestions for local foods and treats to try. She is enthusiastic about her job and appears to enjoy our experiences vicariously. Her English skills is good and I would highly recommend her.
Written December 29, 2022
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Thank you very much for your review! At otomo, we strive to give our customers the best experiences possible, and we are glad to hear that you had a great time exploring all the different spots and trying all the local foods and treats on your tour of the Yanesen area! We are also glad to hear that your guide, Ms. Muchan, shared her knowledge about all the spots you visited and enjoyed your experiences together with you, and that you highly recommend her as a guide! We will be sure to pass your comments to Ms. Muchan to let her know that you appreciated her warmth, hospitality, and vast knowledge. Thank you so much for choosing us, and we hope to see you again!
Written January 1, 2023
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Tran L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We had a really enjoyable time with Rieko! She was very knowledgeable in the history of places and customized the experience based on our interests. She was very attentive to our needs. Best tour guide and food experience! Highly recommend it as we wouldn't have explored or tried the place we went to without her.
Written May 22, 2023
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Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable time with Rieko as your guide. It's fantastic that she was knowledgeable and able to customize the experience to your interests. We're glad she was attentive to your needs and made the tour memorable. We're also thrilled that she introduced you to new places and provided a great food experience. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future!
Written May 26, 2023
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Judy
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Excellent tour. We explored the streets of Yanaka ginza and got to eat lots of yummy street food. The pork menchi katsu is a must! Miyuki-san was a fantastic tour guide and an even better photographer! Highly recommended!
Written March 20, 2023
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Thank you very much for your review! At otomo, we strive to give our customers the best experiences possible, and we are glad to hear that you found our Yanaka tour excellent and would highly recommend it, and that you managed to explore its streets and sampled many of their delicious foods! We are also happy to hear that your guide, Ms. Miyuki, was not only fantastic, but also an excellent photographer, and that you enjoyed her company! We will be sure to pass your comments to Ms. Miyuki to let her know that you appreciated her services and hospitality. Thank you once again for choosing us, and we hope to see you again!
Written March 23, 2023
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tk279
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is my second time to visit Japan, and this tour was just nice!
If someone who love to visit not so popular or secret side of japan or something local, this is the one you should try!
Basically walking so summer time might not be suitable though
Written August 1, 2019
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Hi, tk0927 Thank you so much for the comment! Did you enjoy your second visit to Japan? As you said our tour plans include both major and minor spots. I hope you pretty much enjoyed such minor but something attractive locations. Thank you so much for choosing otomo!
Written August 5, 2019
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Milton C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
We visit a lot of places with Mutsue, She explain us very clear, she was pacient with us. Track is interesting and large. We terminate the track tired but enjoy the day
Written May 28, 2023
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Bao L
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
I highly recommend any visitors to take this tour. I had such great time with Rieko San and she was so helpful. She was willing to go out of the way to make us feel comfortable and made sure we enjoyed our time. We walked through parts of the Taito City area (areas around Yanaka Ginza). The food she recommended were all tasty and are must tries! Ordering went super smooth as she helped us with understanding the menu and gave insights to it. I'm not a huge picture taker but the sights was great and it was great to learn more about the area we visited.
As a first time visitor, this experience is a positive memory for me to remember. Rieko San is the best!!!
Written May 22, 2023
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Thank you for your positive review! We're delighted that you had a great time with Rieko as your guide. It's fantastic to hear that she was helpful, knowledgeable, and made your experience enjoyable. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again in the future!
Written May 26, 2023
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JaviM
Fort Lee, NJ2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Kumiko our tour guide was amazing. She took us to some great shops where we tried foods we never experienced before. It was our first time experiencing Japan while also being interviewed for a local magazine, Kumiko did a phenomenal job of showing such professionalism in working with both tourists like us and the interviewing company; we were able to try fun foods like the cat tail donut, apple-flavored mochi, nut-flavored ice-cream, sweet potatoes treats, and more. We also got to sight-see shopping districts and buy soveiniers for family and friends, and Kumiko made the experience really fun and memorable. She also went out of her way to show us how to navigate the streets of Tokyo, helped us learn best strategies for traveling subways, and even took us to a restaurant to order on our behalf! One of the things that we still remember that was a favorite as we sit eating our dinner Kumiko helped us to set up is the puppet show. That show was special in that it was done by a local, passionate individual with amazing creativity. We would recommend Kumiko and this tour guide, and consider connecting with Kumiko for additional areas to travel in Japan when we return one day.
Written November 18, 2022
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Thank you very much for your very detailed review! At otomo, we strive to give our customers the best experiences possible, and we are happy that you enjoyed your tour of the Yanesen district with your guide, Ms. Kumiko! We hope you enjoyed all the foods you tried, some of which even those of us living in Japan have not sampled before! We will be sure to pass your comments to Ms. Kumiko to let her know that you appreciated her services, as well as her hospitality and professionalism. It was really nice of her to help arrange a special puppet show, one of your favorite memories of this tour. Thank you so much for choosing us, and we hope to see you again!
Written November 21, 2022
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