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Kagurazaka Tours

Kagurazaka
Kagurazaka is a neighborhood of Tokyo that offers modern shopping and but also a traditional style. It has an older feel than much of Tokyo, with cobblestone streets and original Edo-era (1603–1868) and Meiji-era (1868–1912) buildings still standing. It’s a trendy area, and a good place to shop or just sit quietly and people-watch.

The Basics
Kagurazaka was once a center of geisha culture in Tokyo. Some geisha houses still exist, and the area in general retains a lot of historic charm. Kagurazaka is known as Tokyo’s French Quarter; there’s a higher than average number of French people living and working here because it’s close to two French schools. Where the French go, stylish French cafes follow, and so it’s easy to find a good croissant and cheese to nibble on between browsing the fashionable boutiques. 

Visitors tend to come to Kagurazaka on guided or self-guided walking tours. Guided walks included the district on Edo-era tours because of its history. Fun craft classes can also be done at Kagurazaka.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Don’t miss the Akagi Jinja, a modern shrine made of wood and glass.
  • The best way to visit Kagurazaka is on foot, on a simple self-guided walking tour from Iidabashi Station to Kagurazaka-Shita and Kagurazaka-Ue.
  • In addition to its French flavors, Kagurazaka is highly regarded as a centre of Japanese Kanto cuisine. Foodies should seek out a traditional ryotei restaurant serving high-class (and high-price) kaiseki cuisine.

How to Get There
Like most places in central Tokyo, it’s best to reach Kagurazaka via train or subway, either using the JR Chuo line to Iidabashi Station, the Oedo Subway Line to Ushigome-Kagurazaka Station, or the Tozai Subway Line to Kagurazaka Station. Driving or taking a taxi isn’t recommended, as cars are prohibited on main roads during busy times.

When to Get There
The main street of Kagurazaka is pedestrianized on weekends and on holidays, making it more pleasant to walk around at these times. Kagurazaka hosts the annual Kagurazaka Awa Odori Festival in late July, famous for traditional dance and music, so this is an especially good time to visit as well.

Visit the Imperial Palace
Kagurazaka is very near Tokyo’s Imperial Palace, where the Emperor of Japan and his family still live. It’s worth combining a trip to these two sights in a single day. Although visitors can only enter the inner grounds of the palace on select days of the year, you can walk around the outer grounds anytime. The huge scale of the walls and the moat is impressive.
Address: Kagurazaka, Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-0825, Japan
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8 Tours and Activities to Experience Kagurazaka

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Private Tour - Stroll Around Cultural and Foodie Town Kagurazaka

Private Tour - Stroll Around Cultural and Foodie Town Kagurazaka

Kagurazaka is an area in the center of Tokyo known for its food. In the past, it was a glamorous town with many Japanese restaurants and lots of Geisha and Geiko. There are several small alleys off the main street, and there are several hidden shops along the small streets. Even today, you can still see the old fashioned streets, which makes you feel like you are not in Tokyo. Today's Kagurazaka is a new town where you can enjoy new scenery and culture while feeling the history and tradition. There is a mix of shrines, temples, restaurants, and Japanese daily goods shops. Relax and enjoy the charm of Kagurazaka!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Half-day Tour in Korakuen Landscape Garden & Kagurazaka

Half-day Tour in Korakuen Landscape Garden & Kagurazaka

Once located outside Edo castle’s mote, the area has historic landscape garden and still remains atmosphere as entertainment district with geisha and maiko houses. The tour starts with strolling along in Korakuen garden where you can enjoy changing landscapes of ocean, river, mountain and countryside in center of Tokyo. The garden is special in that it imitates famous Japanese/Chinese landscapes. Seasonal trees and flowers surrounding garden’s pond are remarkable. Next visit Kagurazaka area where used to be an entertainment district remaining sophisticated atmosphere. The guide will lead you to backstreet, another Kagurazaka. Lastly visit modern shine and complex facility uniquely designed by Kengo Kuma, architecture of Japan National stadium.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Festive walking tour in Tokyo, Shinjuku, Kagurazaka

Festive walking tour in Tokyo, Shinjuku, Kagurazaka

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In this tour, we walk around Kagurazaka in Shinjuku ward. Kagurazaka area boasts beautiful views made by slopes and alleys. It has a lot of small shrines and temples as well. We will visit some of the temples/shrines on this tour. Upon walking, you will find some traditional souvenir shops along Kagurazaka-Dori Street. Luckily, Kagurazaka has nice restaurants, bars, snack shops. We drop in a standing bar having a drink such as Japanese Sake. Also, you can put on a traditional Japanese mask, "Kitsune" mask as you were in the festival. "Kitsune" is a Japanese fox, and a messenger of cereal god, Inari. Putting on a "Kitsune" mask, you would feel more familiar with Japanese culture.
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Off the beaten path special in Tokyo by walking

Off the beaten path special in Tokyo by walking

This is off the beaten path tour in Tokyo. You can enjoy non touristic spots. It is mainly for locals. This means you can see real life of Tokyo people. You can buy local products, taste street foods and local Japanese garden. It is quite time efficient tour using train all the way.
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  • 5 hours
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Tokyo Photogenic spots visiting tour

Tokyo Photogenic spots visiting tour

This is the tour for photograph lovers. We have many photogenic spots in Tokyo however it is not easy to cover many spots in a short period of time. You can visit three of spots up to your preferences by private car. Not only for photograph but also you can enjoy history and culture in Tokyo. This tour starts basically from afternoon and ending twilight. You can drop off anywhere you like at the end of the tour.
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  • 4 hours
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Artistic Calligraphy Course in Tokyo

Artistic Calligraphy Course in Tokyo

Discovery of the dynamics between the brush, the ink and the paper, realization of drawings on paper by association of techniques of Japanese calligraphy and sumi-e art. In this class, you will explore new and artistic writing expressions through basic Japanese calligraphy techniques.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Customized day tour of Tokyo

Customized day tour of Tokyo

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If you want the convenience of a guided tour but don’t like the impersonal nature of a group tour, this private customized tour is for you. In collaboration with your local guide, you can design a day tour that perfectly suits your interests and abilities. Popular attractions include the Tsukiji Market, Meiji Jingu Shrine, the Imperial Palace and more, although you can choose the activities that interest you most. A day with your guide will give a great introduction to Tokyo, so you should feel confident exploring independently later.
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  • 7 hours
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Private Tokyo Walking Tour with a licenced tour guide

Private Tokyo Walking Tour with a licenced tour guide

This is a Tokyo Hidden Wonder Private tour. Tokyo is a vast and has a bunch of fascinating places. We will visit ones where the packaged tour would never go. I will make an ideal tour for you according to your interests. We also can start at evening. If you want to see a great Tokyo night view, tell me. Walking with me, you can go around Tokyo efficiently having a lot of fun. Note: If you want we can use private car, instead of walking tour. That charge isn't included the tour price. You need to pay it directly to the taxi company on the tour day. Using private car, you can fully enjoy dynamic Tokyo attractions.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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