Old-Town Shinagawa: History, Shinto Shrines, Tea, & More
Organized by Takeshi and his team
Show all photos
Show All Photos
Number of Guests
1 - 6 guests
Step back in time with a walking tour around Shinagawa’s old-town district. Visit historic landmarks, Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, try street food, Japanese tea & more.
Tour Shinagawa’s old-town district with an English-speaking guide
Visit key sites like Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, historic shops, explore the Shinagawa seaside, traditional buildings, & more
Climb Shinagawa’s ‘mini Mt. Fuji’
Enjoy tea, Japanese sweets, & 1 local street food
Journey back to Japan's Edo period with a guided tour through the old-town districts of Shinagawa; once a busy post-town and checkpoint station on the Old Tokaido Road connecting Tokyo and Kyoto. While modernity has transformed much of Shinagawa into a business district, the old town retains its historic character and charm. Stops and sights: Shinagawa Ura Funadamari: In the Edo era, the shoreline near Shinagawa was a hub for fishing, giving rise to a thriving fishing village. You'll discover well-preserved houses, and a glimpse into a bygone time. Kyu-Tokaido Road: This was the first stop for travelers journeying from Tokyo to Kyoto. As you traverse this historic street, you'll find a century-old green tea shop, a charming old rice cracker store, and a 200-year-old shop selling custom zori (straw) sandals. Hōzen-ji Temple: Adjacent to the main Tokaido Road, various smaller streets and alleys conceal local temples like this one, and quaint old houses covered in greenery. Shinagawa-shuku Koryukan (Community Lounge): The first floor offers a free rest area selling nostalgic candies from the Showa era, while the second floor houses an exhibition introducing the area's rich history and culture. Shotokuji Temple: After exploring Kyu-Tokaido Road, take a leisurely stroll down Shinbaba Street and admire the picturesque Shotokuji Temple. Ebara Shrine: Founded in 709, Ebara Shrine is revered as the dwelling of the dragon god, where people pray for rain. The shrine's intricate and unique carvings are a treat for art enthusiasts. Chabako Tea Shop: Stop for refreshments at this private home-turned cozy cafe. They serve homemade roasted teas, green tea, and traditional Japanese daifuku sweets. Shinagawa Shrine: Founded in 1187, this shrine features a mini Mt. Fuji constructed for those who couldn't climb the actual mountain due to various constraints. It stands at just 15 meters tall, constructed from rocks from the base of the real Mt. Fuji.
A knowledgeable English-speaking guide
A guided walking tour of Shinagawa’s old-town district
Green tea at Chabako Tea Shop
1 local street food
Hotel pickup (please add ¥ 4,000 for hotel pickup)
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet at the ticket gates of Keikyu Line-Kita-Shinagawa Station
If you book this tour for immediately before your departure from, or after your arrival at, Haneda Airport, your guide can help store your luggage in station lockers; please contact us in advance
If you wish to change the tour time, please contact us in advance
Chabako Tea Shop: Only available on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, we'll visit a nearby coffee shop called Beans Station Home Roasting Coffee Shop and Cafe
Spreading as far as Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama, the mega-metropolis of the Greater Tokyo Area functions as the country’s futuristic capital, featuring the latest in art, technologies, food, and pockets of every subculture imaginable.
Place a Booking
Select at least 1 guest
Select at least 1 guest
(13 - 99)
(5 - 12)
Earliest available date: December 10, 2023
Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.