Free tour

Nihonbashi: Cultural walk through the history of the heart of Tokyo

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Oca
Registered on November 09, 2022

Hi! I'm a city planner that gets to work on the most amazing city in the world: Tokyo! I guide architecture students and visiting professionals to discover the culture behind modern Tokyo by diving deep into its origins. Join for a unique tour full of history, culture, Japanese trains and bizarre vending machines!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

"All roads lead to Nihonbashi"
The area of Nihonbashi gathers the headquarters of some of the most important corporations in Japan. But don't be deceived by the modern look of its tall skyscrapers. This area is the oldest part of the city and gathers a unique blend of modern and old architecture.

Come for a history tour of the past, present, and future of the Nihonbashi area. Throughout the visit, we will see how the city has modernized while protecting its old traditions in a unique cultural blend. 
The walk will focus on the richness of Japanese culture by visiting old craft shops, hidden shrines, and historic department stores. We will eat traditional Japanese desserts and check out a kimono shop!

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  • Meeting point:
    Mitsukoshimae Station, 2-chōme-1 Niho...
    Mitsukoshimae Station, 2-chōme-1 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0022, Japan
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    Mitsukoshimae metro station, outside EXIT B5. I will be the long hair guy wearing a red T-shirt with a high visibility band on it.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Edua... 25 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
In a rainy day, which always complicate a walking tour, Oca kept the tour interesting, sharing good information about Tokyo history and tips about places to visit and eat. Recommend 😉
Gul ... 19 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
We had an amazing tour with Oca today. His style and knowledge was the best of our numerous tour guides on our trip in Japan. After the tour there were a few guests that wanted to continue and Oca voluntarily obliged. If you are lucky enough to have Oca as your guide you will not be disappointed.
Diego 07 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Dec 2022
Oca es excelente!!! Todo de 10 !!
Maha 31 Dec 2022

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
A fun tour linking old and new Japan
Sahana 10 Dec 2022

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
This tour is best to realise and understand the history of Tokyo. Mr Oca took us to older area and showed how city has evolved. He showed us some amazing places to eat too
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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