Private Tour - Stroll Around Cultural and Foodie Town Kagurazaka

Kagurazaka is an area in the center of Tokyo known for its food.
In the past, it was a glamorous town with many Japanese restaurants and lots of Geisha and Geiko.
There are several small alleys off the main street, and there are several hidden shops along the small streets. Even today, you can still see the old fashioned streets, which makes you feel like you are not in Tokyo.
Today’s Kagurazaka is a new town where you can enjoy new scenery and culture while feeling the history and tradition. There is a mix of shrines, temples, restaurants, and Japanese daily goods shops.
Relax and enjoy the charm of Kagurazaka!
* Duration: 2 to 3 hours
* Starts: 千代田区, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Kagurazaka is an area in the center of Tokyo known for its food.
In the past, it was a glamorous town with many Japanese restaurants and lots of Geisha and Geiko.
There are several small alleys off the main street, and there are several hidden shops along the small streets. Even today, you can still see the old fashioned streets, which makes you feel like you are not in Tokyo.
Today’s Kagurazaka is a new town where you can enjoy new scenery and culture while feeling the history and tradition. There is a mix of shrines, temples, restaurants, and Japanese daily goods shops.
Relax and enjoy the charm of Kagurazaka!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Kagurazaka, Kaguradzaka, Shinjuku 160-0022 Tokyo Prefecture

Kagurazaka: As its names, Kagura”zaka” (slope in Japanese term) is an area with many slopes and narrow lanes that still retain the atmosphere of the past. First of all, let’s take a look at the history of Kagurazaka, which prospered as a food town. Enjoy the tasteful streets while picturing the old days of Kagurazaka.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Zenkokuji Temple, 5-36 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku 162-0825 Tokyo Prefecture

Zenkokuji Temple: This temple was built about 400 years ago and has become rooted in the community where local people come to visit. This temple enshrined for the gods from Indian mythology. You can enjoy the depth of Japanese Buddhism here.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Akagi Shrine, 1-10 Akagimotomachi, Shinjuku 162-0817 Tokyo Prefecture

Akagi Shrine: The shrine with 700 years of history is known as the most fashionable shrine in Japan. It has been redesigned with a sleek glass wall and has become a popular spot for young people to visit.
There are a café and an apartment building on the site, and you can experience a new and modern form of the shrine.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Hyogo Yokocho Alley, 4-chōme-2-周辺 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 162-0825, Japan

Hyogo Yokocho: This is a backstreet with a stone-paved alleyway where Geisha come and go. This street has been used for filming movies and TV. It is a place where you can feel the unique atmosphere of Kagurazaka. A black-walled restaurant and a steep staircase in a hidden location make this a unique spot on Kagurazaka.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kinozen, Japan, 〒162-0825 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Kagurazaka, 1-chōme−12 紀の善ビル

Kagurazaka Kinozen: This is a long-established sweet shop in Kagurazaka that is said to be well known by locals. The most popular item is their rich green tea bavarois. Enjoy the Japanese flavor that has long been loved by the Japanese.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Noren Kagurazaka, 1-12 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku 162-0825 Tokyo Prefecture

Noren Kagurazaka: This souvenir shop sells a wide variety of fashionable and practical products. The store offers a unique blend of traditional Japanese craftsmanship and modern design. Take a trip to Kagurazaka and pick up a souvenir to remember your visit.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Canal Cafe, 1-chōme-1-9 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 162-0825, Japan

CANAL CAFE: This is a waterfront cafe with an open deck along the outer moat of the former Edo Castle. You can enjoy Italian-based food and sweets in comfortable and breezy seats.

Duration: 30 minutes