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Private Evening Tour of Tokyo's Historic Wild Side, Yoshiwara

Private Evening Tour of Tokyo's Historic Wild Side, Yoshiwara

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Arakawa City, Japan
icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds
icon3 hours  (approx.)
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Overview

Get off the beaten path in Tokyo during this exploration of Yoshiwara, Tokyo’s historic red-light district, with a private guide. Travel to this area that’s often not even known to Japanese locals as you explore its less-than-savory role in the country’s 17th-century politics. Visit some of the neighborhood’s top highlights and stop for a tempura dinner (own expense) at a historic eatery.
  • Explore Tokyo's Yoshiwara red-light district on this off-the-beaten-path excursion with a private guide
  • Learn about history of Yoshiwara's founding as a red-light area in the 17th century
  • Visit a section of Tokyo that few visitors (or locals) ever get to see
  • Stop by a tempura house that's more than 100 years old for a meal (own expense)
  • Private guide ensures personalized service an attention
  • Great trip option for repeat Tokyo visitors or those looking to see a different side of Japanese culture
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Professional guide
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Minami-Senju Station , 4 Chome-5 Minamisenju, Arakawa City, Tokyo 116-0003, Japan
3:00 PM
Asakusa Sta. , 3-chōme-1-11 Nishiasakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0035, Japan
Meet up with your guide in the afternoon at Tokyo’s JR Minami-Senju Station. As you venture into this lesser-known area on foot, you’ll get an introduction from your guide. Learn about Yoshiwara’s role in 17th-century Japanese politics and its influence on Japanese cultural output like ‘Kabuki’ (theater), movies and novels.

Continue your trip by visiting some of the more historic shops that still populate the area, stopping to have dinner (own expense) at a tempura house that dates back more than 100 years. You’ll also get to discover some of Yoshiwara’s more unique artistic hotspots that continue to play a key role in Japanese culture in the present day.

Finish your Yoshiwara exploration at Asakusa Station, where you can continue to your next destination.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Kubikiri Jizo
Enmeiji Temple, less than five minutes walk from Minami Senju Station in northern Tokyo is the site of one of the main execution grounds in Tokyo during the Edo Period of Japanese history.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tamahime Inari-jinja Shrine
A Shinto shrine standing along Tamahimeinari-dori Street in 2 Chome Kiyokawa, Taito City. Dedicated to the god Uka no Mitama no Mikoto, records state it was founded in the year 760. The Kutsu no Megumi Matsuri Ichi (Shoe Festival) is a large-scale shoe market held on the shrine's grounds by local shoe makers.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Irohakai Shotengai
Irohakai Shōtengai is a 370 meter street at the center of the neighborhood formerly known as Sanya.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Yoshiwara Shrine
Yoshiwara Shrine is the central shrine of Yoshiwara Benzaiten and five Inari shrines of Yoshiwara which today do not exist. Yoshiwara Benzaiten is located in one minute walk distance from Yoshiwara Shrine. Every year, the festivals of Yoshiwara Shrine is held on the 3rd Friday, Saturday and Sunday in May.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Yoshiwara Benzaiten
Yoshiwara Benzaiten is a place mourning for dead many harlots by the Great Kanto Earthquake here.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Asakusa Naniwaya
A store famous for taiyaki (fish-shaped, stuffed sweet bean pancakes), this is a franchise belonging to the flagship store Azabujuban Naniwaya known to be the origin of taiyaki. The crispy crust and sweet red bean paste with a subtle sweetness will melt in your mouth.
Duration: 15 minutes
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  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Photography is prohibited during parts of the tour. Please follow your guide’s instructions
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Hotel pickup will incur an additional fee of ¥5,000 per group.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
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This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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