Private Tour - Yanesen: Fully Enjoy Japan's Traditional Food & Culture

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Tokyo Walking Tour

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¥9,500 ~

Overview :

Bask in the kindness of the locals in a downtown shopping district and try some traditional Japanese food!
Stretching from Tokyo's Bunkyo Ward to the Taito Ward, the shopping district of Yanesen retains a downtown atmosphere. Its name refers to the areas of Yanaka, Nezu, and Sendagi.
Yanesen is an ideal place to savor local food and get in touch with Japan's culture.
On this tour, let your taste buds delight in flavors usually enjoyed by the Japanese, such as croquettes hugely popular among the locals; and onigiri, rice balls commonly eaten in Japan. Plus, with sweets and soft serve ice cream emanating flavors true to their ingredients, as well as a drink at a liquor store much like a Japanese-style pub, Japan's food culture can be fully enjoyed all in this area!
And it's not just the food culture—there are other spots recommended by locals including a shop selling Japanese accessories, a theater with hand puppets rich in intricate expressions, and a popular shrine with a vibrant, multi-storied hall and a multitude of torii gates.
Tour around Yanesen like a local!
- Enjoy to your heart's content a shopping street filled with an atmosphere reminiscent of the Showa Period (1926-1989).
- While enjoying the town, try some of Japan's iconic sweets and other food!
- There are plenty of food items great for souvenirs and cute little merchandise as well.
This is a private tour that can be booked for 1 to 6 people. Customers can have an enjoyable tour with people they know at their own pace.
- This tour promotes Eco-friendly efforts as stated under Sunrise Tours' Sustainable Development Goals.
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11:00- Meet at JR Nippori Station (JY07) North Ticket Gate West Exit
11:10-11:15 15(min) Chonmage Imo Tamaru This treat made from sweet potato is shaped like chonmage, men's traditional topknot haircut way back in the Edo Period. Its additive-free, natural sweetness makes it quite popular.
11:16-11:21 5(min) Niku no Suzuki The freshly made, piping hot menchi-katsu (breaded and deep-fried ground meat patty) is exquisite. Take care not to get burned when diving into the deliciousness!
11:22-11:27 5(min) Yanaka Shippoya This charming shop sells fried donuts shaped long and straight like a cat's tail. The ones with cream are a must-try!
11:28-11:43 15(min) Kanekichien This shop stocks an array of delightful items such as utensils for preparing Japanese tea and earthenware.
11:44-11:59 15(min) Waguri-ya This popular store is the only Japanese chestnut specialty store with its own farm, and offers sweets making use of the essential flavor of Japanese chestnuts.
12:00-12:30 30(min) Echigoya Honten At this shop, customers can enjoy beer and Japanese sake at the storefront. In Japan, this is called kaku-uchi, which refers to drinking alcohol bought at a liquor store in the liquor store.
12:35-13:20 45(min) Original Hand Puppets Shokichi Enjoy a hand puppet show! Look forward to hand puppets seemingly come to life as they move through dexterous skill.
13:30-13:50 20(min) Nezu Shrine A power spot brimming with life at the heart of Nezu. Its numerous torii gates and vibrant Romon Gate are must-see sights!
13:55-14:30 35(min) Onigiri Cafe Risaku Onigiri (rice ball) is one of Japan's iconic foods. Savor every bite of fluffy onigiri and a bowl of pork miso soup.


Remarks:Conducting Company: otomo Inc.
3F Mitomi Building, 3-13-3 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
(This is not the meeting location.)
[Reception Method]
At reception, please show your reservation confirmation sheet, a printout of the reservation confirmation e-mail, or show the e-mail on your mobile device screen to staff.
[Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions]
- If customers do not arrive at the appointed time even when 60 minutes have passed, the tour will be considered canceled. (No Show 100%)
[Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations]
- In case a destination is temporarily closed, the tour may be guided to an alternative destination. Thank you for your understanding.
- As alcohol will be purchased at destination 6, groups comprising only customers age 20 and younger may enter but will not be allowed to purchase.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Meeting/Pick-up/Pick-up Location]
- JR Nippori Station (JY07) North Ticket Gate West Exit
- The otomo Inc. guide will be waiting holding a board with the otomo logo as an identification marker.
[Important Notes/Supplements: What to Wear/Bring]
Please wear clothes which are comfortable to move around in.
[Important Notes: Not Included in Tour Charge]
- Transportation expenses
- Admission fees
- Meal charges
- Souvenirs
- Experience fees
(at least JPY 1,000 in cash required for each person)