Nostalgic Town Walk Yanaka

Cultural Tours, Food Tours, Cultural Experiences
3 hours
Nostalgic Town Walk Yanaka
Cultural Tours, Food Tours, Cultural Experiences
1000 JPY
Explore the town of Yanaka, traditional old style town in Tokyo. Yanaka is one of many towns that was not damaged from the fires of World War II. Preserving its traditional appearance and beauty. Find out what this town has to offer and while at it, enjoy your time at a traditional Sento (Japanese Bath House).

Tokyo street view of Mount Fuji

After meeting up with the guide at Nippori station South exit, the first thing we will do is see Mt.Fuji just like the view that old people back in Edo era loved.

Soak up the nostalgic atmosphere at Yanaka Ginza

Head over to Yanaka Ginza. You will eat several traditional snacks and food on the street. When you get thirsty, you can buy Japanese beer along the way. Also, many Japanese traditional goods that are great souvenirs as well as local groceries are sold by local shops. Buying something to take home

Little Tired of walking? Let's go to nice an old-fashioned cafe

Walking around for more than a hour, you must be tired. We will head for an old-fashioned cafe which was decorated from a Japanese old house to rest up! There, you will feel the great atmosphere of traditional Japanese houses.

Maybe for the first time in your life, dive into Japanese Sento (Bath House)

Finally, we will head to Japanese Sento to take a bath for an hour. The guide will teach you the rules at the Sento. Drinking Coffee Milk is a Japanese "thing" So, Don't forget to drink it after taking a bath.

Too early to leave the town? Yes, how about some relax drinking local beer or fresh drink after the bath?

If you come to Yanaka, get to know more authentic food and drinks as much as possible, on the way back to the station, we will stop by a bar serving local beer. The bar brings unique atmosphere of nostalgic town of Japan as well. You can sit down TATAMI floor and enjoy the local beer. ( The bar is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays so when it's closed, we'll go to another local bar)

Duration (hours)

  • 2.5-3 hours

Tour Guide Language

  • English guide

Meeting Place

  • South Exit of Nippori Station


  • Professional guide

Not Included

  • Food and drink fee (You will need some cash to purchase food and drink)
  • Transportation to meeting point & from the ending point to your accommodation

Minimum participants

  • 1


1.Meet your guide at Nippori station, North gate 2.Yanaka Cemetery 3.Fujimi zaka street 4.Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street

  1. Cafe in Yanaka ginza
  2. Haruno-yu Sento 7.Yanaka Beer Bar


  • Please note that there may be other participants.
  • Any age is accepted. Tour is free for children under 6.

Cancel Policy

Reservations may be cancelled without a charge up to 8 days prior to the program date. Reservations cancelled less than 7 days before the program date will incur the following charges:

  • Between 7 days prior and 24 hours prior to the reservation date: 100% of the program charge Cancellation after the starting time or no show: 100% of the program charge. -If the game is cancelled due to rain or other weather conditions, We refund 100% of the money.
  • Time in Japan Standard Time

Creator of this Experience

Hi I'm Yasuko! I created this experience because I lived in Yanaka in my childhood and I want travelers to discover and experience the town that I love strolling through. Yanaka has been developping as "Tera-machi", the town near by the big temple. Yanaka was not destroyed during WW2, so the landscape and the atmosphere are still remaining. There are lot of shops, which are old and small, but very nice and beloved by locals. Many great writers and famous artists loved this town and had been there, so there are many museums and monuments of them. In this tour, I'll take you to shops and the cafe in Yanaka-Ginza shopping street and Sento. In old Japanese town, the culture of public bath is still popular. Let's walk through the old Japanese town and enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere!

Matsushima Yasuko
MagicalTrip Editor