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Tokyo | 5.0h
Explore the Local, Residential Areas of Tokyo

Traditional houses, temples and shrines in the Setagaya Ward.

If you are more interested in the everyday lives of the Japanese than in famous landmarks, this tour might be just right for you. On this tour you can see the true simplicity of the Japanese lifestyle that has often been described in literature. This tour will take you to a quiet neighbourhood which is an area little known to tourists. Spend some valuable time exploring residential neighbourhoods, visit the temples and shrines located among the residents' houses and spot the kayabuki yane, the traditional straw thatched roofs.


・Discover the real Japan through literature.
・Visit Bungo and Tokutomiroka to observe the traditional residences, covered by kayabuki yane roofs.
・Step into the lives of the real, local Japanese.


・Karasuyama Nenbutsudo
・Karasuyama Jinja Shrine
・Setagaya Literary Museum
・Tokutomiroka Kyutaku
・Elmall Karasuyama Shotengai Shopping Street


・Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
・We have not included any particular lunch/dinner places in this tour, but you are welcome to stop for a break and eat whenever and wherever you like.
・Please be advised that the Setagaya Literary Museum is closed on Mondays. If any of the scheduled places are closed on the day you visit you will be taken to an alternative location.

Expenses Not Included

JPY 1,200~ per person

Meeting Point

By the West Exit Ticket Gate at the JR line, Shinjuku Station

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