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The Hidden/Local Sites and Off-the-beaten tracks in Tokyo [Yanaka, Nezu Shrine, Kagurazaka]


If you have already been to major touristic spots in Tokyo and now look for some interesting places that only locals know, this would be the perfect tour for you.
Kagurazaka is traditionally known as a geisha town that you can hardly see in Tokyo now. Our guide will show you geisha houses and restaurants on labyrinthine stone pavements.
Yanaka is one of the few districts in Tokyo where old atmosphere of good old days still remains. You will stroll the narrow winding alleys along traditional wooden houses, small shops, cemeteries and Buddhist temples.
At Nezu, you will visit one of the oldest shrines in Tokyo whose history dates back in 1st century.

Tour Highlights

Yanaka Ginza
Shogun Grave


  • local shopping arcade (You can enjoy exploring food stands.)
  • old traditional residential distric
  • small local Buddhist temples
  • cemetery where the last Shogun's grave is located
  • traditional shops along the street

Admission: free

Nezu Shrine
Nezu Shrine

Nezu Shrine

According to its legend, Nezu Shrine's history dates back to the 1st century, some 1,900 years ago, which makes it one of the oldest shrine not only in Tokyo, but also in Japan. According to its legend, Nezu Shrine was founded approximately 1,900 years ago. The current buildings were structured in 1706 by the order of Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, the 5th shogun of Tokugawa Shogunate and they are now designated as a nationally important cultural property. The shrine is also known as one of the most beautiful shrines in Tokyo. You will find numbers of photogenic sights including scarlet-colored Torii-gates, majestic tower gates, and beautiful Japanese gardens. While many old and historic buildings were lost by earthquakes, fires and wars that took place in Tokyo, this miraculously-survived shrine retains the good-old atmosphere of the Edo period.

Admission: free



  • Geisha district and labyrinthine cobble-stone pavement
  • Local traditional shops run for several generations
  • Bishamon-ten temple (landmark of the town)
  • Akagi-jinja shrine (a stylish shrine designed by an award-winning architect Kengo KUMA who also designed the new Olympic Stadium for Tokyo 2020)

Admission: free


[Tour Length]
8 hrs

[Available Day & Time]
Everyday 10:00-20:00
*10:00 a.m. suggested due to Yanaka and Kagurazaka's business hours.

[Pick-up & drop-off place]
Your hotel in central Tokyo

Public transportation like underground & above ground, bus and taxi if required


[Price per group (up to 6 persons)]
33,000 yen

-Item included
An English-speaking guide service provided during sightseeing and transfers

-Item NOT included
Transportation (approx. 1,000 yen per person.)
Meals and beverage
Any other expenses of personal nature


  • This is a walking tour. Although subways and trains are used most of the time, you'll be walking a few miles/kilometres during the tour. Please dress casually and wear shoes comfortable for walking.
  • Every tour is arranged per each request regardless of the number of guest in a group up to 6 and there won't be any mixed group.

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  • Model: SGN83

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 15 February, 2016.