Our tour will take you through the charming area of Yanaka – one of the few remaining districts in Tokyo where the shitamachi (downtown) atmosphere– a feeling of Tokyo from past decades, still survives. The Yanaka area is filled with a feeling of nostalgia and a rustic charm. Our tour will offer you a sightseeing opportunity different from the “big city” feel of other parts of Tokyo.
Yanaka was one of the few areas that survived the Great Kanto Earthquake and Fire of 1923 and was spared the Allied fire bombings during WWII. The area has a history as an artisan town where many famous writers and visual artists lived and worked. Today it retains a similar spirit and an afternoon stroll down the tiny side streets that dissect the area south of Nippori Station will highlight the diversity of craft still being produced in the area: textiles, ink prints, wood carvings, traditional cuisines, stationery, pottery, jewelry, and much more.
Minimum of 2 people needed to book this tour. If you are a single traveler, please email us directly. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.
We have family-friendly pricing on all our Arigato food tours- If you are traveling with children and need a price adjustment- please email our team at Bookings@ArigatoJapan.co.jp.
We have a strict policy about starting our tours on time. This is to protect the enjoyment of all our guests and restaurant partners. We are sorry to say that if you are not able to arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will start regardless and no refund will be provided. We are also unable to accommodate meeting up in any of the food stops once you’ve missed the start of the tour.
Arigato Tours are a great way to meet other travelers and food fans from around the world. However, if you would prefer a private tour please see the additional fees below and click the add-on button on your cart when you check out.
For a more customized experience, make your tour private for an additional ¥17,500 + TAX. (min. 2 people)
**SAME-DAY BOOKING POSSIBLE. Please call this number: +81-03-6820-2250
|Meeting Time Frame||10:15 – 10:30 am|
|Start Time||10:30 am|
|End Time||1:30 pm|
Changes to tours and spots we visit may occur due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions, and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in this case.
Yanaka is a world away from the high-tech side of Tokyo. Great change of pace, wonderful local snacks, and lunch! Loved It.
Please keep in mind, however, that we cannot make an allergy-free or dietary restriction food guarantee since food is prepared in kitchens that do not belong to Arigato Japan. Also, some stops may not have a viable substitution but we will make every effort to compensate at different stops throughout the tour.
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“what3words has given every 3 meter square in the world a unique combination of three words. We use what3words to specify the exact location of our tour meeting points to ensure you don’t get lost and enjoy your tour with us. Simply click on the what3words address below to see the exact 3 meter square of our meeting spot”
The front of Coffee Room Renoir Nippori – Yanaka
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
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 7/11.
Our guide will be there holding an “Arigato Japan” sign.
We suggest wearing comfortable shoes as there will be walking involved.
On rainy days, we recommend bringing an umbrella. They can be easily purchased at any convenience store.