Private Tour - Traditional Food and Culture in an Old Shopping District

Try local food and explore the nostalgic streets of Yanesen.

Yanesen stretches out over two wards; Bunkyoku and Taitoku, and is the generic name of the three old shopping streets; Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi, of this area.
In this tour, we will taste the usual Japanese meals such as croquettes, which are very popular among the locals, and onigiri, a traditional Japanese meal. You will also be able to enjoy Japanese food culture in one area.
Other than the cuisine, you will also be introduced to traditional shops that sells Japanese accessories, a hand puppet show with elaborate and expressive puppets, and a shrine with a tunnel of vibrant red torii gates. Live like the locals for a day in Yanesen!
* Duration: 3 to 4 hours
* Starts: Arakawa City, Japan
* Trip Category: Private & Custom Tours >> Private Sightseeing Tours




Try local food and explore the nostalgic streets of Yanesen.

Yanesen stretches out over two wards; Bunkyoku and Taitoku, and is the generic name of the three old shopping streets; Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi, of this area.
In this tour, we will taste the usual Japanese meals such as croquettes, which are very popular among the locals, and onigiri, a traditional Japanese meal. You will also be able to enjoy Japanese food culture in one area.
Other than the cuisine, you will also be introduced to traditional shops that sells Japanese accessories, a hand puppet show with elaborate and expressive puppets, and a shrine with a tunnel of vibrant red torii gates. Live like the locals for a day in Yanesen!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Tamaru, 3 Chome-11-15 Yanaka, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0001, Japan

Chonmage Imo Tamaru: This is a sweet potato snack named “Chonmage Imo” because it resembles a chonmage. It is additive-free and naturally sweet, which is why it is so popular.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Niku no Suzuki, 3-chōme-15-5 Nishinippori, 荒川区 Arakawa City, Tokyo 116-0013, Japan

Niku no Suzuki: Their freshly fried menchi-katsu is beyond delicious!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Yanaka Shippoya, 3-chōme-11-12 Yanaka, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0001, Japan

Yanaka Shippoya: Try a donut stick, resembling the shape and pattern of a cat’s tail. Our favourites are the creamy ones!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Kanekichi-en, 3 Chome-12 Yanaka, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0001, Japan

Kanekichien: You can shop for equipment used in Japanese tea ceremonies in this lovely shop.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Waguriya, 3-chōme-9-14 Yanaka, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0001, Japan

Waguriya: It is the only store in Japan that specializes in Japanese chestnuts and owns its own farm, and is popular for its sweets that make the most of the natural flavor and taste of Japanese chestnuts.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Echigoya Honten, 3-chōme-13-13-2 Yanaka, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0001, Japan

Echigoya Honten: Taste Japanese beer and sake, and enjoy drinking the Japanese way; kadouchi.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hand Puppets Shokichi, 3-2-6, Yanaka, Taito 110-0001 Tokyo Prefecture

Hand Puppets Shokichi: Enjoy this fantastically expressive puppet show by professional puppeteers!

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Nezu Shrine, 1-28-9, Nezu, Bunkyo 113-0031 Tokyo Prefecture

Nezu Shrine: Visit this shrine, also known as a “power spot”, right in the center of Nezu, and walk through its magnificent tower gate and tunnel of red torii gates.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Onigiri Café Risaku, 2-chōme-31-6 Sendagi, Bunkyo City, Tokyo 113-0022, Japan

Onigiri Café Risaku: Taste the soft and beautiful onigiri rice balls, a typical Japanese food, along with a delicious bowl of pork soup.

Duration: 30 minutes