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Afternoon Walking Tour of Kagurazaka and Street Food Tasting in Tokyo

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Explore Kagurazaka and view the unique architecture while lingering in this former hanamachi (geisha district) located in the midst of temples and shrines. Popular with locals for its traditional Japanese accessory stores and stylish restaurants, Kagurazaka is sure to make for an unforgettable Tokyo walk.

Please note that this tour starts from the Tokyo Tourist Information Center Busta Shinjuku (3rd Floor) until April 30, 2018.

The Tokyo Tourist Information Center Shinjuku is located on the 3rd floor Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal in Shinjuku station.
It is close to the New South Exit and the NEWoMan Department store.

Description

Explore Kagurazaka, an elegant Tokyo neighborhood. Kagurazaka is famous for a roughly 400m hilly road which extends into various alleyways. View the unique Japanese architecture of this area while lingering in this former hanamachi (geisha district) located in the midst of temples and shrines. Popular with Tokyo residents for its traditional Japanese accessory stores and stylish restaurants, Kagurazaka is sure to make for an unforgettable Tokyo walk.

Itinerary

13:50 Assemble at the Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku. Tour departs at 14:00. The Toei Oedo Line will be used to go from Tocho-mae Station to Iidabashi Station.

After arriving, you will visit the following places in Kagurazaka:

  • Tokyo Daijingu Shrine

  • Ushigome Mitsuke Gate

  • Kagurazaka Street (This street has a variety of kimono, Japanese tableware, and traditional craft shops.)

  • Zenkokuji Temple

  • Atami-yu Stairs

  • Wakamiya Hachimangu Shrine

  • Oguri Yokocho District

  • Tokyo Kagurazaka Association (Former Geisha Association Office)

  • Geisha Shindo Road

  • Kakurenbo Yokocho District

  • Sannenzaka

  • Hyogo Yokocho District

  • Jizozaka

  • Koshoji Temple

  • Japanese-style bar (standing)

17:00 Tour disbands after returning to Keio Plaza Hotel via the Toei Oedo Line from Ushigome Kagurazaka Station.

Includes

  • One drink at the izakaya

  • Transportation from Shinjuku to Kagurazaka

  • English-speaking guide

  • Snacks
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Standard Plan

Duration: 3:30 hour(s)
Available: Tue, Thu and Sun
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: One drink at the izakaya / Transportation from Shinjuku to Kagurazaka / English-speaking guide / Snacks
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Schedule

  • 13:50

    Check-in at Keio Plaza Hotel Main Building 3rd Floor

  • Tokyo Daijingu Shrine (20 min)

    Built in 1880, this is one of the five major Shinto shrines in Tokyo.

  • Kagurazaka Street

    This famous cobblestone street is popular with residents and visitors alike!

  • Zenkokuji Temple (20 min)

    Founded in 1595, this is the most prominent temple in the area known for its bright crimson pillars.

  • Wakamiya Hachimangu Shrine

  • 16:30

    Izakaya (30 minutes)

    Enjoy a drink and a snack at a long-established izakaya bar in a traditional Japanese house.

    One drink of your choice of beer, Japanese sake, shochu, fruit liquor, or a non-alcoholic drink, and a snack will be provided at the izakaya.

  • 17:00

    Tour Ends Upon Arrival at Kagurazaka

  • (For Check-In) Keio Plaza Hotel Main Tower (2-2-1, Nishishinjuku , Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo) Time: 13:50:00

  • (For Check-Out) Kagurazaka Area Time: 17:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Keio Plaza Hotel Main Tower (2-2-1, Nishishinjuku , Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo) Time: 13:50:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Kagurazaka Area Time: 17:00:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • Minors under the age of 20 will be served soft drinks at the izakaya.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • This is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes. You will walk approximately 2 - 2.5km.

Requirement(s) - Others
  • If joining this tour during the summer months, we recommend you wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun. We also recommend you join the tour fully hydrated.

Additional Note(s)
  • Public transportation (subways) will be used.

  • Please note that vegetarian options are not available at the izakaya.

  • Participants will have their drinks and snacks while standing.

  • Please note that if the izakaya is closed, a different restaurant will be visited instead.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 15.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 8 business days (18:00:00 local time) to 2 business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made between 2 business days (18:00:00 local time) to 1 business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made between 1 business days (18:00:00 local time) to business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Change Policy

Please contact Veltra immediately if you make any changes to your booking once it is confirmed, as:

・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 8 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 1 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
・Any changes made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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