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Castles and History, City-Walk Tokyo!

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HIGHLIGHTS

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, Japanese

  • Any Age

  • 1 〜 20

YOUR HOST

Tatsuro TAKAHASHI

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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WHAT TO EXPECT

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. 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!

DETAILS

  • Duration

    3.5h

    (10:30 〜 14:30)

    * Time may vary, not including transportation time

  • Access

    Take Subway Marunouchi Line to Otemachi Station. (approx. 5 minutes from Tokyo Station)
    Take the Marunouchi line to Otemachi Station (approx. 20 min from Shinjuku Station)

  • Participants Guests

    1 〜 20

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

  • Age

    Any

  • Conditions

    Available Rain or Shine

  • Cancellation Policy

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

PRICES

  • Adults(12+)

    ¥9,750〜

  • Children(4~11)

    ¥5,750〜

  • Infants(~3)

    Free

Included in the Price

Experience, Insurance, Interpreter

NOTES

  • Things to bring

    This experience includes a large amount of walking, so please wear comfortable shoes.
    Water is recommended as this experience includes a lot of walking outdoors.
    Sunscreen and a hat are highly recommended for this outdoor excursion during summer time.

  • Meeting Point

    Tokyo Metro Exit D2 of Otemachi station. Wadakura Fountain Park fountain in front.

  • Additional Info

    Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.

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