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Free walking tours through Tokyo’s Yanaka, Ueno, and Asakusa districts

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2018.10.18 (Thu)

You can explore Tokyo on your own, but with a guide you will understand more of what you see. The guides know all the small streets and sights, making sure you get around without getting lost or missing out on a hidden gem.

The volunteer guides of the Tokyo SGG Club provide free sightseeing information in English. They offer several tours through some of the old districts of Tokyo. Take advantage of their generous offer and learn more about some of the most popular places in Tokyo.

Yanaka walking tour

Yanaka is an old temple town that escaped destruction from fire, bombs, and natural disasters. See some of the local temples and shrines and take a walk through the sometimes very narrow streets. Many Japanese visitors come here for the nostalgic appeal of the Yanaka Ginza shopping street and the local shops.

90 minutes tours take place on Sundays from 10:30 and 13:30

Starting point is in front of the ASAKURA Museum of Sculpture near Nippori Station

Asakusa walking tour

Senso-ji Temple and Asakusa Shrine are at the heart of this popular Tokyo district. Take a walk through the temple grounds and learn more about traditional customs and the significance of the temple that is famous for its red Kaminarimon Gate. Japanese style weddings often take place at Asakusa Shrine and if you are lucky you might see a bride and groom taking a rickshaw ride on their wedding day.

90 minute tours takes place on Mondays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10:30 and 13:15

Starting point is the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center near Asakusa Station

Ueno walking tour

Ueno Park is home to some of Japan’s best museums and one of the most famous places to enjoy the cherry blossoms in spring. But this area also holds great significance in Tokyo’s history. Learn more about how Tokyo became the modern capital it is now and see traces of its past during this tour.

90 minute tours takes place Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays 10:30 and 13:30

Starting point is the Ueno Green Salon near the JR Ueno Station park exit

Please see https://tokyosgg.jp/guide.html for details.

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