🍡👘⛩️ Nihonbashi: experience authentic Japanese traditions in the oldest district in Tokyo

Duration: 2h and 30min
Guru: Oca
Quality Verified 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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  • 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.

The walk will focus on experiencing the richness of Japanese culture by visiting old craft shops, hidden shrines, and historic shops. We will also eat traditional Japanese desserts in a 7th generation 150 years old maker!

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.  

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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 high visibility band 🦺

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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Jose 31 Aug 2023

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Travelled in family - Aug 2023
Genial Oca. Aprendimos mucho. Super recomendable.
Jose 31 Aug 2023

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Travelled in family - Aug 2023
Oca explica las cosas de forma sencilla y entretenida, con lo que el tour se hace muy ameno, además te da muchos consejos para seguir conociendo la ciudad.
Sara 22 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
100% recomendado! Oca nos compartió de manera interesante y entretenida datos sobre la historia, cultura y algunos templos de Tokio, además de siempre contestar nuestras dudas tiene una gran actitud.
maria 20 Aug 2023
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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
Un tour fantástico, hemos descubierto una parte de la ciudad que de no ser por Oca no hubiéramos descubierto. Muy buenas recomendaciones y un rato muy divertido. Repetiremos
Stephan 18 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Oca is a highly knowledgeable guide. He is engaging and fun. The tour is highly recommended. The mix and depth of information on modern vs traditional Japan was impressive.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 30 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is 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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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