Tokyo | 5.5h
Experience the lives of locals in retro town, Uenosakuragi

Enjoy a relaxing tour of shrines, coffee shops and old private houses.

People have always sought special places to gather in. In Japan, since the ancient times, people have created communities in places such as shrines, temples, nagaya (historic apartment houses) and graveyards. In modern Japan, people gather in places such as libraries, cafes and coworking spaces.
On this tour, you will be introduced to the locations that have been used as assembly points, from the ancient times up to today. Visit a temple that was built during the Edo period (1603-1868), an old Japanese style house renovated as a community space and an old, retro style cafe where the citizens of the town gather today.
Spend a slow day exploring the local town Uenosakuragi.


・Enjoy a stroll around the retro neighbourhood of Uenosakuragi, visiting a mix of historic and modern locations.
・Picture the way people would have gathered together to feel united in the historic locations you visit, and see the way the lives of the modern people are brought together in the town today.


・Yanaka Cemetery
・Uenosakuragi Atari
・Kayaba Coffee
・Kan'eiji Temple
・Jomyoin Temple
・International Library of Children's Literature
・Ueshima Coffee House, Kuroda Memorial Hall


・The tour begins and ends in different locations. If you would like to change the location of where the tour ends, please consult with your tour guide.
・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.
・If any of the scheduled places are closed on the day you visit, your tour guide will take you to an alternative location.

Expenses Not Included

JPY 1,500~ per person

Meeting Point

By the North Ticket Gate Exit at the JR line, Nippori Station

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