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Best of Tokyo: Japanese Traditions, Shopping and Food Tour (Small Group)

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    Stop At: Ningyocho Karakuri Watchtower, 2 Nihonbashi Ningyocho, Chuo 103-0013 Tokyo Prefecture

    Spend your day with us browsing for traditional souvenirs and goods – made right here in Japan! Gain some insight to the foods and snacks that Japanese people eat and the typical items they use in everyday life.

    We’ll start the tour in the neighbourhood of Ningyocho, a district known for its old traditions and, as you’ll soon discover, some very tasty treats. We’ll visit a number of shops that have been around for over 100 years, many of which are still family-owned and operated and specialise in unique goods made right here in Japan.

    Duration: 15 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    McDonald's Ningyōchō, 2-chōme-3-1 Nihonbashiningyōchō, Chuo City, Tōkyō-to 103-0013, Japan
    Departure Time
    12:45 PM
    Return Details
    Mitsukoshimae Sta., 2 Chome-1 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0022, Japan
    • Food samplings as per the itinerary
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks (unless specified)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Souvenirs and other items of a personal nature purchased at the shops
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children 5 and younger are free of charge
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved; please wear comfortable walking shoes
    • The tour includes a brief visit to a small shrine. Modest dress is highly recommended — shoulders should be covered and pants or a skirt that covers the knees should be worn
    • This tour includes visits to independent, family-run businesses, which may sometimes unexpectedly close or alter their hours for the day. In such a case, the tour will visit other nearby shops or attractions that still keep with the theme and essence of the tour
    • You can access the meeting point from any of the following metro lines: Ningyocho station, Hibiya Line, Exit A1 (3-minute walk); Ningyocho Station, Asakusa Line, Exit A3 (7-minute walk); or Suitengumae Station, Hanzomon Line, Exit 7 (4-minute walk) While this tour is not physically exerting, it is a walking tour, and you will be on your feet and walking for all of the three hours.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: On this tour you will visit various 100+ year-old family owned businesses and help maintain and support unique Japanese crafts, food and culture, which will help keep these important traditions alive.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We bought an hours-long tour the day after we arrived in Tokyo would be a bad idea, but it ended up being great. Ayaka was a knowledgable and friendly guide, and took us to some very interesting spots, and we were able to try a few delicious snacks I ended up getting again later
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    "Ayaka" was an excellent guide who made a real effort to answer questions and show us something of the vanishing crafts in Japan
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    Tour was enjoyable and informative and it was good to have a mixture of shopping, food and history. Our tour guide was very pleasant.
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    Response from UA_Staff, Staff at Best of Tokyo: Japanese Traditions, Shopping and Food Tour (Small Group)
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We are pleased to hear our guide delivered you enjoyable. If you ever come back to Tokyo, please try another tour. Best regards, Tokyo Team
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    Absolutely fun and interesting tour and a must-do when you are in Tokyo! It was so nice to take a look at all the old shops and to get to know about all the history you can find at every corner. I really learned a lot and Ayaka was a perfect guide!
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    Response from UA_Staff, Staff at Best of Tokyo: Japanese Traditions, Shopping and Food Tour (Small Group)
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write reviews 5 stars! Having someone like Ayaka shows you the places is a great way to know the city and we are very glad to heard you had fun time with her. Thank you so much for giving her big compliment! Best regards, Tokyo Team
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    Took this tour with a small group and spent a nice afternoon getting to know the traditional side of Tokyo. Our tour guide, Ayaka, led us from one traditional shop to the next comfortably adding context and some history to our tour.
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    Response from UA_Staff, Staff at Best of Tokyo: Japanese Traditions, Shopping and Food Tour (Small Group)
    Responded 9 Oct 2019
    Thank you so much for choosing to join the tour for taking the time to post a review! We are very pleased to read that you have had nice afternoon. Having someone like Ayaka shows you the places is a nice way to know the area and history. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards, Tokyo Team
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