Exploring Katsusika - Shibamata Walking Tour


Katsusika is on the east end of Tokyo and it's widely known as shitamachi : Tokyo's old residential area full of warmth from local people and nostalgic feeling of Showa-era (1926-1989). On this tour, you can explore the Katsushika area by visiting truly local places such as Shibamata, Taishakuten Temple, Yamatoto-Tei, Yagiri-No-Watashi, the Edo River, and Mizumoto Park. This tour is more laid-back and is perfect when you have completed visiting Tokyo's must-go places and have one more free day in Tokyo because you'll be able to see how local people in the suburb of Tokyo are spending time. I grew up near the area and am happy to show you around!


Duration: 8 hours 




10:00 Meet-up at your hotel


10:30-14:00 Shibamata (Enjoy the atmosphere of retro residential areas and the shopping street leading to Taishakuten Temple. Visit Yamatoto-Tei residence and have a rest at the Japanese Garden. Lunch at a renowned local restaurant (tempura, freshwater fish, or soba noodles))


14:30-15:00 Yagiri No Watashi (Manpowered ferry service that connects the shores on the Edo River. Available on weekends in good weather)


15:30-18:00 Relax yourself at a Japanese local park, Mizumoto Park, or Strolling along the Edo River 



The tour price includes:

-Guide fee

-Hotel pickup and drop off

-5% Paypal international transaction fee (When you pay the full amount, 25,000 yen, by Paypal)


The tour price does not include:

-Transportation, food and entrance fees for guests and the guide

-The fee for Yagiri-No-Watashi (400 yen per person) and the fee for the carving gallery in Taishakuten Temple (400 yen per person).


Maximum number of people:



*Timeframes are subject to change and fully customizable.


*In the case of bad weather or on weekdays when the ferry service is unavailable, I'll suggest alternative plans instead of going to Yagiri No Watashi and Mizumoto Park.


*Transportation, meal, entrance fees for a guide are not included in the rate.

*The duration is 8 hours. To change it, please feel free to message me!



Regarding bookings:

*You can choose 20% deposit payment (5,000 yen, including 5% paypal fee). If you'd prefer this option, please let me know by using the contact form or by emailing me to kkimura@tokyotourguide.net

*Before checkout, please check my availability on my calendar. If I'm available for the day you plan to hire me, please feel free to book my tours with mentioning the tour date when checkout and I'll get back to you shortly (within 24 hours). 


Photos From The Tour