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Haunted Tokyo Tours

Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 3-chome Higashi Ueno, Taito 110-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 80-3573-6838
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Dare to walk through old sections of town where ancient spirits prowl....

Dare to walk through old sections of town where ancient spirits prowl. Visit secret “power spots” that locals have known about for centuries. Listen to tales of ghosts and goblins, blood lust and revenge. Our walking tours are led by experienced escorts in English, and are part legend, part art/architecture, and part spooky fun! Custom tours available for your group. Come find out why Tokyo is the most haunted city in the world!

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Blood of the Samurai - really interesting

If you are expecting a very spooky ghost tour this may not be for you. However, we found the tour to be really interesting and we learned lots about the more ghostly aspects of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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189 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are expecting a very spooky ghost tour this may not be for you. However, we found the tour to be really interesting and we learned lots about the more ghostly aspects of Japan. Lily was very knowledgable and provided lots of information both about the tour subject and pretty much any other question we asked. Really appreciated the... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

On our recent visit to Japan we decided to do the Backstreets of Tokyo tour as we had read some good reviews about it. After several attempts via email and TripAdvisor we were finally able to schedule a tour. We were a little surprised to see that our tour guide was not native Japanese but in fact an American who... More 

2 Thank Jacqueline C
Los Angeles, California
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89 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

After a strong recommendation from a friend I trust, I wrote and requested a tour (there were none scheduled during our time in Tokyo). Lilly kindly obliged and offered the "Ghosts and Goblins of Old Tokyo" tour. Normally, I don't see myself as a tour-person. Maybe you're like me and just like to discover stuff on your own. You have... More 

4 Thank therealmissrita
Toowoomba, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We took this walking tour during the day, and while that made it not scary, the information Lilly gave us about Samurai and early Tokyo was one of the highlights of our time in Japan. Lilly made the tour, she is full of extra information not readily available to tourists, and took us through the story of the 47 ronin... More 

6 Thank 1000MarkP
Houston, Texas
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We did the "Backstreets of Tokyo" night tour. Lilly has done a lot of research, and is a great storyteller. While not "terrifying," it was terribly interesting. Walking through the warren of back streets in and of itself was interesting, but we never would have found some of the haunts she took us too. I wish I'd booked a day... More 

5 Thank LisaB1138
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135 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Despite blazing heat the three hour leisurely and informative walk was a bloody delight from start to finish. Our guide was sweet & her passion was evident & infectious, involving all members (6 of us) in the conversation and tour. There was nothing too strenuous and we had a pit stop for hydration & clean toilets. Watching the 47 ronin... More 

3 Thank joancollins69
Kerava, Finland
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We did the "Blood of Samurai" tour and it was the highlight of our stay in Tokyo. I really enjoyed our guide's stories about culture, beliefs and history of Japan and the areas we visited. I have been telling them to my friends at home, too. I will definitely go again if I have a chance to visit Tokyo again.

3 Thank lene67424
Moorpark, California
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I love ghost tours! Everywhere I go I make it a point to join at least one ghost tour. They are a great way to learn about the culture and history of an area. This tour was fabulous! We ended up being the only ones on the tour. Our guide was so knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We... More 

3 Thank xbutterfly55x
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was my second Haunted Tokyo over the years. Lilly is very knowledgable about here subject matter and her tours show a side to Tokyo rarely encountered by tourists. While the tour does focus on the story of the 47 Ronin, it does cover other famous and infamous places of old Edo. There is a fair amount of walking involved... More 

1 Thank 岩 強
Tel Aviv, Israel
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32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We booked a tour for two and ended up being the only ones in a rainy and windy day. Not the ideal setting, but even in these circumstances Lilly, the tour guide, gave us a well organized and interesting tour. The storm actually ended up adding to the atmosphere:) The specific one we were on was the "Blood of the... More 

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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