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Do you want to discover all the secrets of Japanese culture? On this tour, we reveal all the intricate details of the craftsmanship of Tokyo as we explore the ancient districts of Ningyocho and Nihonbashi.

Do you want to discover all the secrets of Japanese culture? On this tour, we reveal all the intricate details of the craftsmanship of Tokyo as we explore the ancient districts of Ningyocho and Nihonbashi.

Artisan Shopping Tour

Our cultural tour starts in the heart of the Ningyocho district, known for its ancient traditions and where we will learn about some of the techniques and tricks of Japanese gastronomy.

Our first stop will be some traditional candy shops, which have existed for more than a century. You can find out for yourself just how delicious they are. We will also try Ningyoyaki, a small stuffed sponge cake in a traditional bakery.

Afterwards, we will visit a senbei (rice cake) shop and a famous local establishment which sells tenugui, hand-woven towels depicting traditional Japanese scenes.

Then, we will take you to one of the eight temples of Ningyocho which is devoted to virtue, long life, learning and wealth. In fact, you can leave a coin here as a religious offering in exchange for prosperity. We then head to Nihonbashi, an ancient trading area which today is one of the financial centres of Tokyo. There you will encounter the striking contrast of the stock exchange alongside some traditional shops.

Japanese calligraphy is known as Shodo. Discover the hidden secrets of this ancient art form in an old stationery shop. Later, we will enter a shop selling traditional toothpicks, handcrafted from the wood of the Kuromoji tree. This establishment is incredibly old, first opening its doors in 1704.

We finish the tour of Japanese culture close to the Mitsukoshimae metro station at around 4:15 pm.

Important information

Children under the age of 6 are not permitted to join this tour.

Please wear clothing that covers your arms and legs as we will visit a holy site.

The maximum number of people in the tour group will be 12.

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Price

Per person
Tour in English
US$ 51

Tour in English

  • Per person

    US$ 51

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

3 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Local English speaking guide.

Food samples.

Not included

Additional food and drink.

Souvenirs and personal shopping.

Tips for the guide.

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Cancellations

Not refundable. This activity does not permit modifications nor cancelations.

Meeting point

The clock tower of Ningyocho

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