• Time: 6 hours
  • Fee: ¥36,000
  • Expenses: about ¥2,500 per person

This walk is the best way to see both faces of Tokyo: the hyper-modern urban side and the soothing traditional side. This tour is recommended for those who do not plan to continue on to Kyoto because it allows you to see some traditional Japanese areas in addition to Tokyo’s more famous modern districts. For travellers who will continue to Kyoto, we recommend our Tour 2: Modern Tokyo Tour.

On this tour, your guide will meet you at your hotel and escort you to the atmospheric Yanaka district, one of the few areas in Tokyo that wasn’t completely destroyed in World War II. From Yanaka, you will head to Ueno, to check out Ueno Park, Tokyo’s most famous park, which is home to shrines, monuments and museums. While in Ueno, you’ll stop by Ameyoko Arcade, a bustling street that dates back to the black market days of Occupation-era Tokyo.

Finally, you’ll cross town and explore Shiodome, one of Tokyo’s fastest growing modern urban hubs.

This tour takes about six hours. You’ll eat lunch en route. If you wish, your guide can drop you back at your hotel (please notify your guide at the beginning of the tour if you’d like to be dropped off at your hotel or at another destination).

Of course, we can alter this tour as you wish to take in a specific area of interest. Please notify us in advance if you wish to do so. Note that if modifying the tour requires extensive planning or research, we will have to charge a consulting fee.

As with all our other tours, this tour is completely private. We do not put groups together.

The walk costs ¥36,000 per group (NOT per person) plus expenses that average about ¥2,500 per person (entry fees, lunch etc). Note that we offer a four-hour version of this tour for ¥30,000 per group (NOT per person) plus expenses that average about ¥2,500 per person (entry fees, lunch etc). The four-hour version covers some but not all of the sights in the normal route.

To book a tour, contact us.