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Castles and History, City-Walk Tokyo!




Learn about the Edo period while discovering the remains around the city #ct1000067

  • Japanese history buffs will relish the chance to see this nearly 560-year-old Edo-period castle and former residence of the legendary Ieyasu Tokugawa.
  • Take a spoken tour from the Edo period to today and learn Japan’s history with Mr. Takahashi, an Edo-enthusiast and expert walking tour host!
  • Along the way you may even find a few modern gems: hidden spots and tasty cafes that only the locals know
  • 3.5 hour total

  • English

  • Age Any

  • 2 〜 20



My name is Takahashi Tatsuro, and I am the creative director and copywriter at my company, as well as a member of numerous cultural and historical groups that preserve and re-enact Japanese history. Japanese history fascinates me, especially the Edo period. Edo is the old name for Japan’s capital city, Tokyo. As part of researching how the common people of the Edo period lived, I take many walks around Tokyo and I enjoy introducing Edo culture and history to others. My goal is to introduce people to history in a fun and interesting way. The impact of Edo culture lives on in modern Japan and is the reason behind many of our customs today. My love of Edo even lead me to write a book on the period, so feel free to ask me about it.

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Starting from Otemachi Station, this walking tour runs for about two hours and takes place right in the center of Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward. This relaxing stroll will give you a look at the heart of the city and a chance to see some decidedly Japanese scenery while learning about such things as the castle that is now a part of the imperial palace. Marvel at the immaculately preserved traditional architecture just a stone’s throw away from the modern high-rise buildings of the downtown core. If you choose to begin the tour at 10:30am, you can opt to buy a “bento” (Japanese boxed lunch) from one of the nearby restaurants, and enjoy this affordable meal in the plaza in front of the Kokyogaien National Gardens.

  • Meet your host at the fountain.

    Introduce yourselves and hear the day's schedule.

  • Head to Edo Castle!

    We'll enter the castle via the main gate, "Ote-mon".

  • Learn the history of the castle.

    Take in the beauty of the castle while learning about its rich history.

  • Learn hidden spots from your host.

    Mr Takahashi will not only teach you the secrets of the castle, but he knows where to get the best photos too!


  • Duration


  • Access

  • Participants Guests

    2 〜 20

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age


  • Conditions

    Available Rain or Shine

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.


  • Adults(12+)


  • Children(4~11)


  • Infants(~3)


Included in the Price

Experience Insurance Interpreter


  • Things to bring

    ・Comfortable walking shoes. ・You will be outside so a hat and sunscreen are recommended in summer, and an umbrella during the rainy season.

  • Meeting Point

  • Additional Info





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    Chris Silva

    The castle tour was an immerse experience for me and It helped to understand the political,social and historical aspects of the Edo period. Located in the heart of Tokyo, I was surprised to see some The castle buildings are still remain in Tokyo with all the modernization went through in the last 50 years or so. Tour was adventurous and I would like to visit again to capture scenic view when season changes. Highly recommended for anyone who is interested in understanding Edo period and its impact on Japanese culture and Economy today.Thank you Tabica for the wonderful Experience + tour.See moreSee less

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    江戶城(皇居)真是歷史迷的夢幻行程,跟著host走訪有名的場景,欣賞夏日菖蒲盛開,回想歷史人物的故事真是身心滿足,皇居限定的伴手禮也令人愛不釋手,畢竟誰能捨棄與天皇家享用同樣的點心呢? See moreSee less

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Children: ¥5,750 Infants: Free

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