Exploring Katsusika - Shibamata Walking Tour


Katsusika ward is on the east end of Tokyo, facing Chiba prefecture with the border of Edo River, and it's widely known as shitamachi: Tokyo's old downtown full of warmth from local people and nostalgic feeling of Showa-era. It is the best place to feel the atmosphere of a local city as a suburb and people, away from crowded areas in central Tokyo.


On this tour, you will be able to explore Katsushika by visiting great places such as Shibamata, Taishakuten Temple and the Shopping Road full of Japanese crafts and desserts, Yamatoto-Tei residence with a Japanese Garden, by riding a manpowered ferry on the Edo River, and by walking or cycling along the Edo River to visit Mizumoto Park. At lunch, you will taste local gourmet foods such as freshwater fish dishes or Monja-Yaki.


Duration: 8 hours 




-Meet-up at your hotel


-Shibamata (Tokyo's Shitamachi, Taishakuten Temple and the Shopping Road, Yamatoto-Tei residence with a Japanese Garden)


-Yagiri No Watashi (Manpowered ferry service that connects the shores on the Edo River)


-Lunch at a local specialty restaurant


-Walking or cycling along the Edo River


-Mizumoto Park (Tokyo's one of the biggest parks with beautiful riverside views)


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:



*We will not go to Wagiri-No-Watashi when the service is unavailable because of rain/snow/strong wind/specified holidays. 

*Cycling along Edo River is available on holidays (400 yen per person)

*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.

*You can set the starting&ending time.


Regarding bookings:

*You can choose 20% deposit payment (5,250 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