Old fashioned Yanaka

3h 30min


+ 2



All ages

JPY 12500

Ancient atmospheres in modern Tokyo

Discover one of the historical districts of Tokyo, filled with small temples, narrow streets and a pleasant atmosphere; eat some of the best Japanese street food.

Take a walk in the districts of Yanaka and Nezu, visiting:


Kaneiji temple, related to the Tokugawa family

The peaceful Yanaka cemetery

Nezu shrine, one of the most ancient and well preserved shrine in Tokyo

Asakura Museum of Sculpture, a beautiful house dating from the beginning of twentieth century

Street food in Yanaka Ginza shopping street

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:00

Small-group walks: min 1 participant


Yanaka, one of the most beloved shitamachi areas of Tokyo, is an old-fashioned popular district, filled with a countless number of small temples, narrow lively streets, and a lot of old and newly established shops. Shitamachi – meaning “lower city” – are districts of Tokyo characterized by small pathways, many tiny shops, a lot of cats, and a quiet and unique atmosphere.
Start the experience in Uguisudani and reach the nearby Yanaka cemetery passing through the once gigantic Kaneiji temple, supported by the Tokugawa Family. Then move to the beautiful Nezu shrine walking through the small and surprisingly quiet streets of the neighborhood.
Head to Asakura Museum of Sculpture, former studio and house of the artist Fumio Asakura, who contributed to the design of the house.
Enjoy a walk through Yanaka Ginza, the local shopping street, and treat yourself to some tasty street foods, directly from the small shops of the area. End the experience in Nippori station.


English speaking ``storyteller`` escorting you through enchanting and hidden Tokyo corners - Entrance fees - 5 different foods and 1 drink at the vending machine.


Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday


Start time: 10:00 (meeting time 09:45). Make sure to be there at least 15 minutes ahead.


3 h 30 min. (10:00 -> 13:30).


The walk starts in Uguisudani JR Station and ends in Nippori JR station. We will provide accurate details of the meeting point upon confirmation.


Up to 24 hours before: 10% processing fee charged if cancelled up to 24 hours before the walk starts (local time). After 24 hours: 100% charges (See our Terms and Conditions policy).


From 0 to 2.99 years - free; From 03 to 11.99 years - 50% of the adult price; 12 years and older - full price.


Available daily. Please enquire with us through our CONTACT page.


During this experience, you will be walking through Tokyo streets for more than 3 hours. Please remember to wear comfortable shoes and bring a foldable umbrella if it looks rainy - The walk will depart on time, out of respect for all customers. Late customers will not be waited on and there is no refund - A safe menu for food allergies and intolerances cannot be guaranteed - IOJ reserves the right to modify the itinerary in case of unforeseen events.


All storytellers are required to wear masks - All clients are required to wear masks and respect social distance - We ask all of our clients to check their temperature on the date of the walk and refrain from participating if the temperature is above 37.5°.

We had a wonderful day. It's definitely worth having the ease of traveling around the city with someone who knows the hidden gems and is eager to share them.

Sara, Winterthur - Switzerland

★★★★★ 15 April 2019