range of walking tours in Tokyo, enabling you to explore interesting parts of this fascinating city at walking pace, in the company of a local expert.
Take the Tokyo metro to Harajuku, and see the trendy shops in Takeshita Dori, the Laforet store, one of Tokyo’s best “100 Yen” shops, and stop by a creperie.
or:
Go to the Kagurazaka area, and wander in the narrow streets and alleyways of this picturesque and historic part of Tokyo.
or:
In the evening, walk to the Kabukicho nightlife area, the Hanzono Shrine tucked away deep in Shinjuku and the “Golden Gai” area of tiny bars.

Explore with an experienced guide and with a map in your hands the busy street of Takeshita Dori, lined with boutiques and unique gift shops, the fashionable Ura-harajuku and the Omotesando Hills shopping complex. The tour will also stop by one of Harajuku’s famous crepe shops.
Operated: 07 Jan – 27 Dec: Mon, Wed & Sat

ITINERARY

10:30: Leave Keio Plaza Hotel, Shinjuku, walking to JR Shinjuku station with the English-speaking guide. Take the metro to Harajuku station.
Walking tour visits:

  • Takeshita Street
  • 100 Yen store DAISO
  • Cat Street
  • Omotesando Hills
  • Kiddy Land Harajuku
  • Laforet Harajuku
  • Enjoy a delicious local Harajuku crepe along the way.

13:00: Tour ends at Harajuku station.

PRICE

£ 47 per adult
£ 40 per child (6-11yrs)
Yen prices for reference:
Yen 6,500 per adult
Yen 5,500 per child (6-11yrs)
Ref: F030
Remarks
1. Please wear comfortable walking shoes as this tour will cover a distance of 2 – 2.5km on foot.
2. During the summer, we recommend a hat or visor, and to keep well hydrated.3. Public trains will be used for access to Harajuku. Seating may not be available.4. The tour will not be cancelled in the event of rain.
5. Vegetarian option is not available.

Feel the spirit and history of Edo in Kagurazaka. The guide will take you through the busy shopping areas on Omote-dori Street, and past the many refined restaurants tucked away in the alleys, as well as the stone-paved geisha quarter. Enjoy a drink with a delicious local speciality at an authentic izakaya bar.
Operated: 08 Jan – 28 Dec: Tue, Thu, Sun

ITINERARY

14:00: Leave Keio Plaza Hotel, Shinjuku, walking to Tochomae station or Shinjuku station.
From Iidabashi, this walking tour visits:

  • Tokyo Daijingu Shrine
  • Kagurazaka Street
  • Zenkoji Temple and Bishamonten
  • Wakamiya Hachimangu Shrine
  • Ushigome Kagurazaka area
  • sample some of Kagurazaka’s street food during the tour

17:00: Drop by a long-established izakaya bar located in a 64-year-old traditional Japanese house filled with a Japanese atmosphere, and enjoy a refreshing drink and a snack.
Tour ends.

PRICE

£ 48 per adult
£ 40 per child (6-11yrs)
Yen prices for reference:
Yen 6,600 per adult
Yen 5,600 per child (6-11yrs)
Ref: F020
Remarks:
1. This is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes and clothes. You will walk on slopes and stone-paved paths (approx. 2-2.5 km).
2. During the summer, we recommend you wear a hat or visor. We also recommend you drink enough liquid.
3. This tour uses public transportation to Kagurazaka. Seating is not guaranteed.
4. The schedules involving temples or shrines are subject to change due to ceremonies being held or other operational reasons.
5. Itinerary locations and itinerary order may be changed depending on weather conditions and business hours.
6. This tour will be conducted even if it is raining.
7. If the minimum number of participants is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled
8. Please note that vegetarian options are not available at the izakaya.
9. A beer, Japanese sake, shochu, fruit liquor, or non-alcoholic beverage and a snack are available at the izakaya. Participants will have the drinks and snacks standing on earthen floors. Those under 20 years of age will be served a non-alcoholic drink.
10. If the izakaya is closed, the tour will visit another store.

Glowing with neon lights every night, Kabukicho is known as the city that never sleeps. Located in the Shinjuku area, Kabukicho is Japan’s largest entertainment district and is home to many restaurants, amusement facilities and movie theaters. The guide will lead you to little known “hole-in-the-wall” spots such as the Golden Gai which houses many small bars.

  • Visit Japan’s largest entertainment district and experience Shinjuku in the evening.
  • Free drink at an izakaya in Golden Gai.
  • To finish off the tour, the guide will take you through Omoide Yokocho, a small neighbourhood reminiscent of Japan’s Showa Era (1926-89).

Operated: 07 Jan – 27 Dec: Mon, Wed & Sat
This tour is recommended for those over 20 years of age

ITINERARY

17:30: Leave Tokyo Tourist Information Center Shinjuku on foot for the popular Shinjuku Station East Exit Shopping Area.
Walking tour visits:

  • Shinjuku Station East Exit Shopping Area (Isetan, Shinjuku Marui One)
  • Shinjuku Suehirotei Theatre (outside only)
  • Hanazono Shrine
  • “Golden Gai” district & Kabukicho (Ichibangai St., Chuodori St., Don Quijote discount store, amusement arcade etc.)

19:30: Tour ends at Omoide Yokocho Alley.

PRICE

£ 43 per adult
£ 43 per child (6-11yrs)
Yen prices for reference:
Yen 5,900 per adult
Yen 5,900 per child (6-11yrs)
Ref: F050
Remarks:
1. This is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes. Walking distance is approximately 2.5 km.
2. During the tour, the group will drop by an izakaya at Golden Gai: one drink is included. Aside from that, food and drink is not included in the tour.
3. As you will be walking in a very crowded area, please make sure you follow the guidance of your tour guide.
4. Itinerary locations and itinerary order may be changed depending on weather conditions and business hours.
5. This tour will be conducted even if it is raining.
6. If the minimum number of participants is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled
7. This tour is recommended for participants 20 years of age and older.