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Join us on our 3 exciting tours on February 5

  • 2023.01.27

As we notified on our website, there will be the morning and afternoon tours in Asakusa and the afternoon tour in Ueno Park on February 5. We are delighted to advise that there will be more tour opportunities for our guests from February.   February 5 schedule: The Asakusa tours Morning tour: start at 10 am and finish around 11:30 am Afternoon tour: start at 1 pm and finish around 2:30 pm The Ueno Park tour Start at 1:30 pm and finish around 3:30pm  Asakusa and Ueno are close to each other. Two tours may be combined. Asakusa has many sightseeing spots around the Sensoj Temple. The Denpoin Street is one of them. Crossing the Nakamise Street, the atmosphere is different from there. The length of the street is 200 meters. The Denpoin Street is wider, less crowded and easier to walk in. You’ll feel like traveling back into the Edo period. They have a variety of traditional crafts such as glass craftwork, combs and brushes. During the Edo period there were notable thieves. Their dolls are displayed on the street. The most famous ones were the five master thieves. The man striking a pose is their boss. The other […]

Tour Report on Jan.24th (the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace)

  • 2023.01.25

Thank you for joining us at the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace on Jan. 24th. We welcomed 5 guests from Singapore and USA. I hope all of you enjoyed our tour and shared with us an interesting conversation of history and culture for a few hours. As promised, group photos and snapshots are attached. We were worried about the weather as it was drizzling in the morning, but soon after the tour started, the sun came out. The weather seemed to be on our side. Ten years ago, the surface of the moat was filled with migratory birds such as ducks, tufted ducks, pochard and so on, but because of global warming, the number of migratory birds has decreased dramatically. Even so, we were able to see migratory birds swimming slowly in the moat, albeit few. At this time of year, after the autumn leaves and before the cherry blossom season, there are not many things to see, but the Kawazu cherry blossoms and Japanese allspice were in full bloom, adding color to the desolate scenery. The guests were taking pictures of the blossoms. Once again, thank you so much for joining us on our tour. We are always […]

Tour Report on Jan. 22nd (Meiji Shrine and Harajuku tour)

  • 2023.01.23

Thank you for choosing our tour at Meiji Shrine and Harajuku on Jan.22nd. We welcomed 7 guests from Singapore and US. I hope all of you enjoyed and shared interesting conversations with us during the tour. As promised, group photos and snapshots are attached to remember the fun times we had. It was lucky morning to see many Wedding Ceremonies. Meiji Shrine layout was arranged especially for New Years’ first visit of shrine (hatsu-moude) and had a large votive tablet of rabbit. Your feedback is important and helpful to us. If you enjoyed our tour, please considerposting a review on our TripAdvisor/Facebook etc. Your comments will help contributeto higher-quality tours. Once again, thank you for choosing Tokyo Free Walking Tourduring your precious time in Tokyo. In case you happen to be back in Tokyo, pleasejoin another one of our tours. (posted by Sakamoto)

The Asakusa afternoon tour will be back on track

  • 2023.01.08

Thank you for taking the time to join our Asakusa tour on January 8. We welcomed six people from UK, India, America and Hong Kong. It was a bit cold but the weather was wonderful in the new year. I hope you enjoyed the tour with us. There is a famous street specializing in kitchen tools between  Asakusa and Ueno. It’s the Kappabashi Kitchen Tool Street, Japan’s largest kitchen street. There are more than 170 shops on the 800-meter street for kitchen tools such as plastic food samples, knives, dishes, pots, cooking utensils and so on. The categories of products are everything needed by restaurants without fresh food. The price is generally reasonable but you may be able to find a bargain.   For example, food samples which are placed in restaurant windows for passersby.  Sushi, ramen and tempura look so real and delicious, but you can’t eat them. Some kitchen knife shops are visited by chefs around the world. They offer carving your name for free on the knife you purchase at the shop. Kappabashi started as a second-hand tool shop about 110 years ago and now attracts Japanese as well as foreign visitors as Japan’s largest kitchen street. […]