Nihonbashi History Walk: Edo Period and the Modern Era

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Join an American historian on a walk in Nihonbashi, Tokyo's historic center of commerce. Visit centuries-old shops. See how the Edo Shoguns and the Meiji Restoration shaped the city and its culture and leave a vibrant imprint on Tokyo today.

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  • Visit shops that have been in business for centuries
  • Walk the bridge where powerful warlords came to pay tribute to the shogun
  • Experience the serenity around the Imperial Palace grounds
  • Newly-restored Tokyo Station (modeled on Amsterdam's Central Station!)
  • Satisfy your curiosity with expert guide on small group tour

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Mitsukoshimae subway station Exit a3 (Ginza or Hanzomon line). Your guide will wait at the chairs just past the a3 exit sign.

Important Information

Weather: This tour is not cancelled for light rain weather but since it is a walking tour we reserve the right to cancel (with full refund) for heavy weather.
Physical activity: Several hours spent mostly walking
Dress: Casual. Comfortable shoes!
Food: Tour fee does not include snacks. Lunch is not part of the tour. Please prepare accordingly. Please indicate any food allergies or prohibitions.
Wi-fi: No neighborhood-wide wi-fi. Some individual stops might offer.
Photos/protocols: Ample opportunities for great photos. Some stores do not allow photos. Your guide will advise.

What you need to bring

No additional cash required but have some cash on hand for any snacks and souvenirs.

Meet your host :
Tokyo Way
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  • Français (Fluent)

Tokyo Way offers experiential half- and full-day tours in the Tokyo area in English and French that enable a deep connection with the elements of Japanese culture that make it so special, fascinating and meaningful in today's world. TOKYO WAY is dedicated to providing authentic, enjoyable and educational experiences of many aspects of Japanese culture offering access to unusual and exciting activities organized by Japanese cultural themes such as Otaku, Umami, Omotenashi and others.
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Review (1)

  • Martin Martin

    Informative and personal

    Mark knows more than can be shared in a few hours. He's American, so language can be complex and nuanced. He is interested in the old shops and the newer history and made th e walk very interesting. And he loves to walk, so be prepared to see a lot.