Nishinippori Tours
Yanaka Sendagi Nezu : Explore Traditional Life & Beauty Tour

Yanaka Sendagi Nezu : Explore Traditional Life & Beauty Tour

By True Japan Tours
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Walk through the relaxing area of Yanesen, an area that many artists call home and where small temples, traditional stores, art galleries, and museums line the old-town streets. Highlights of this tour: ◆ Visit the quaint Hongyo-ji Temple, famous in the past for its spectacular views of the moon ◆ Walk Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street and eat freshly-made Japanese snacks ◆ Watch a Japanese hand puppet show and see for yourself how the puppets are made ◆ Explore Asakura Museum of Sculpture, a gallery dedicated to one of Tokyo’s best 20th-century ◆ Tour Kinkaido, a traditional Japanese painting supplies store ◆ Finish the day at Nezu Shrine, one of the oldest and most beautiful shrines in the city
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Ages 6-120, max of 28 per group
Duration: 3h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Nationally qualified tour guide-interpreter
  • Entrance to finger puppet show
  • 1 x traditional Japanese snack food
  • 1 x alcoholic beverage / soft drink
  • Entry/Admission - Hongyo-ji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - ASAKURA Museum of Sculpture, Taito
What's not included
  • Any other food or beverages
  • Transportation to the venue


Start:
  • Nippori Station, 2 Chome-19 Nishinippori, Arakawa City, Tokyo 116-0013, Japan
    Please meet your guide near the North Ticket Gate of Nippori Station.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 59380P25

    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 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: 59380P25

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