Retro Tokyo Tour: Food, Culture, & History in Jujo & Akabane
Hosted by Takeshi and his team
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1 - 6 guests
Uncover retro shops, local history, & culture off the beaten trail in Tokyo! Explore Jujo & Akabane (north of Shinjuku) on a guided walking tour. Try street foods, enjoy a drink, & visit castle ruins.
Discover Tokyo's rich history in the captivating Jujo and Akabane districts
Immerse yourself in the lively Jujo Ginza shopping street, famed for its unbeatable deals & local charm
Relax at Shimizuzaka Park, a serene oasis nestled amidst the busy streets
Explore the Inatsuki Castle Ruins, a testament to the 15th-century warlord Ota Dokan
Experience "Senbero" in Akabane Ichibangai, where 1,000 yen promises tasty bites & refreshing drinks
Embark on a journey through the historical shopping district of Jujo. This experience invites you to unweave the rich tapestry of Tokyo's past, as you explore Jujo Fujimi Ginza shopping area and traverse the captivating Jujo Nakadori street. Our adventure begins at the iconic JR Jujo Station–located in Tokyo’s Kita Ward, just north of Shinjuku–where you'll meet your guide and fellow adventurers. Wander through the charming Jujo Ginza shotengai (shopping street), which boasts a remarkable 82-year history. Its roots trace back to 1938 when the Merchant Association was founded, and it officially became a shopping arcade in 1977. Jujo Ginza shotengai is known for its affordable prices and vast range of shops offering everything from homemade sweets and street food to trendy fashion and retro goods. Savor delights like croquettes for 30 yen, yakitori for 50 yen, and even socks for just 50 yen! Our journey continues as we move from Jujo Ginza shotengai towards the Jujo Fujimi Ginza shopping area. A leisurely walk brings us to the tranquil Shimizuzaka Park, where we’ll stop for a break. After we’re rested and ready, we'll stroll towards JR Akabane Station, a mere 15-minute walk away. Here, the history and legacy of Ota Dokan–a Japanese samurai lord, poet, and Buddhist monk–come alive at the Inatsuki Castle Ruins. Admire the remnants of this 15th-century castle while soaking in the views from an altitude of 21 meters above sea level. As dusk descends, we’ll head to the Akabane Ichibangai area to explore the allure of "senbero," a famed local tradition allowing you to savor the delight of a hearty drink for just 1,000 yen.
A guided tour hosted by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide
Food/drinks: 1 street food, 1 finger food, 1 drink at Senbero Street
Hotel pick-up & drop-off
Other food and drinks not included in the set menu
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
JR Jujo Station
Please wear comfortable walking shoes
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(13 - 99)
(6 - 12)
Earliest available date: October 2, 2023
Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.