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Omikuji, random fortunes in local shrines

Discover the hidden heart of Tokyo with a friendly guide. Get to know the rich history of Ningyocho as you visit local shops, and sample lots of yummy treats on the way, for a real taste of Edo!

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See a side of Tokyo that contrasts with the usual buzzing, urban image. On this tour you can discover several hidden family-run shops specializing in all kinds of trades, some built over a century ago! Taste the flavors of Meiji-era sweets and Showa-era candy for a truly sweet way to spend your day.
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Child (Age 6-11)
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  • Duration: 3.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking guide / Food sampling
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  • 12:35 Meet at Ningyocho Clock Tower
  • 12:45 Meiji Era Sweets Shop
    ningyoyaki making Visit a variety of specialty shops and get to know their own special history. Make your way to a local sweets shop founded in the Meiji era where you can have a taste of traditional Ningyoyaki cake, a small sponge cake with sweet red bean filling.
  • Senbei
    15 Visit places specializing in the traditional rice cracker snack, senbei. Try sweet kawara senbei, which is made from flour instead of rice, and savory rice crackers.
  • Tenugui
    See beautiful tenugui, woven hand towels depicting traditional Japanese scenes, which make a wonderful gift for friends back home (or yourself!).
  • Shrine or Temple Visit
    shrine omikuji Your guide will bring you to one of the 8 temples in the Ningyocho area which house gods of longevity and wealth.
  • Nihonbashi's Stationery
    Visit a classic stationery shop established in 1912. You'll find several items such as calligraphy brushes and ink, paint, handmade cards and little dolls that tie into Japanese wedding and New Year customs.
  • Toothpick Shop
    independent shop Handmade toothpicks...only in Tokyo! Discover the interesting history of a toothpick shop that has been around for three centuries. You can also check out handmade toothpicks and other hand-carved wood items.
  • 15:45 Tour Ends at Mitsukoshimae Station
Notes
Restriction(s)
    • Children 6 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Walking shoes
    • Clothing that covers from the shoulder to knee
Additional Note(s)
    • Tips for your guide, additional food and drinks, personal items and souvenirs are not included in the price of the tour.
    • The maximum number of participants on this tour is 12 people.
    • As participants on the tour will be visiting mostly family-run/independent businesses, please be aware that the shops may be closed or alter their hours. If this happens, other nearby shops fitting in with the theme of the tour will be visited.
    • Please note that while this tour is not physically exerting, it is a walking tour. The activity entails walking for all of the three hours.
    • Some dietary restrictions may be accommodated but still subject to availability. Please specify allergies and dietary restrictions (if any) upon booking.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 12.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 62.53
USD 62.53

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(4.83/5.00) 4.83 / 5
(6 reviews)
Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 3.5 hour(s)
Availability Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

by: CityDiscovery
So glad we did this tour. We loved the Ningyocho neighborhood. It's a place we would never think to go to on our own. Ikumi was a great guide, very enthusiastic and fun. We have been to Tokyo many tim...more
by: CityDiscovery
Our group was very small and the guide super friendly and with easy to understand English. The guide was very knowledgeable. As the tour is mostly outdoors, it should be done in nice weather.
by: CityDiscovery
Wonderful trip from a wonderful guide ! Very accommodating of us having a baby with us.
USD 62.53
USD 62.53
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Tokyo's Traditional 'Old City' and Historic Shops Discovery Tour