Half-Day Local Tokyo Tour in Adachi Market and Shibamata

Combine the cultural delights and local charm of Tokyo on this 4.5-hour tour of Japan’s capital. Accompanied by a professional guide, delve into the culinary scene of the city by visiting local fish market in Adachi and old town Shibamata. Deepen your knowledge of Japanese culture and and enjoy personalized attention from your guide and the people in local fish market. Escape from Tokyo’s commercial and touristy places and get in touch with the old-time, nostalgic town of Shibamata. 
* Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
* Starts: Adachi City, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




Combine the cultural delights and local charm of Tokyo on this 4.5-hour tour of Japan’s capital. Accompanied by a professional guide, delve into the culinary scene of the city by visiting local fish market in Adachi and old town Shibamata. Deepen your knowledge of Japanese culture and and enjoy personalized attention from your guide and the people in local fish market. Escape from Tokyo’s commercial and touristy places and get in touch with the old-time, nostalgic town of Shibamata. 

Itinerary
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Stop At: Central Market Adachi Shijo, 50 Senju Hashidocho, Adachi 120-0038 Tokyo Prefecture

Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market is of course very famous, but Adachi Fish Market, the only specialized marine products market in Tokyo, will not be crowded with tourists, and you can enjoy fresh seafood and the atmosphere of a vibrant market. And unlike the somewhat jaded and overburdened feeling at Tsukiji, the wholesalers who work at Senju market are very friendly. Please do not hesitate to talk to them! After building up an appetite at the market, we’ll head to the on-site cafeteria and enjoy some fresh and tasty local seafood.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shibamata, Tokyo Prefecture

Shibamata is a beautiful old-style town located on the banks of the Edogawa River in this northeastern part of Tokyo. Here you can immerse yourself in the pleasurable vibes of old Tokyo.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Statue of Futen No Tora, 4-8-14 Shibamata, Katsushika 125-0052 Tokyo Prefecture

For Japanese people, Shibamata is also the fictional home of “Mr. Tora” from the fictional “Otoko wa Tsuraiyo” movie series. We’ll walk by Mr. Tora’s bronze statue just outside Shibamata Station.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Taishakuten-Sando, 7-6 Shimabata, Katsushika 125-0052 Tokyo Prefecture

Along the approximately 200 meters from Shibamata Station to Shibamata Taishakuten, we’ll get to explore a remarkably old-fashioned main street, with Japanese sweets shops, buckwheat noodle shops, all crammed together in a bustle like no other. There are also river fish restaurants with specialties such as eel and carp, and so much more. To say it is a lively street would not do it justice, but it is not so in the Asakusa or Shinjuku sense. Here you can enjoy the bustle at a more human scale and still feel calm.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Shibamata Taishakuten (Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple), 7-10-3 Shibamata, Katsushika 125-0052 Tokyo Prefecture

Amazing wood carved sculptures, covering the Lotus Sutra story, are tightly installed all around the main hall, and there is a stunning garden of ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arranging). The intricate, precise, and lively sculptures are wonderful works of art that are time immemorial.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Yamamototei, 7-19-32 Shibamata, Katsushika 125-0052 Tokyo Prefecture

A two-story building in a combined style of Japanese and Western architecture, incorporating Western architectural elements into a tasteful shrine. The “Nagayamon” has an especially unique Western shape and style, and it is well worth seeking out. In the Japanese garden, there is the typical “Shogun Garden” design that uses a waterfall near the edge of the fence, with a dense green planting and a hill to make the waterfall look even more impressive and lush. The United States based Japanese garden specialty magazine “Sukiya Living” ranked this garden third best in Japan in its 2016 survey. This speaks to the very high reputation overseas as well.

Duration: 30 minutes