You could explore local nostalgic area and learn Japanese normal life in 90 min walk!! Yanaka is one of the best places to walk the backstreets in Tokyo. Many temples, art galleries, old buildings, and local life are all mixed together, and I will take you to my favorite places. We'll start from Nippori Station and move to the Yanaka Ginza shopping street, where I normally buy foods and where you can too if you want to try. Then we'll walk around the many narrow streets and visit an art gallery and talk to the owner if he is there. And walk through the cemetery and a temple before we return back to Nippori Station. *For cherry blossom season(the end of March and beginning of April), we will stop by an old traditional Japanese confectionery which makes cherry blossom sweets. Then Yanaka cemetery would be special Hanami (cherry blossom watching) place for that season!!
The Yanaka area escaped the bombing of World War II, so there are many buildings that give it a nostalgic atmosphere. My university was very close to this neighborhood and I often explored its narrow streets when I was student. Now I live near Yanaka and visit regularly to buy food and a variety of things. I have many friends at the galleries, shops, and more. I'll take you to these shops and other spots to introduce you to the local culture.
We'll meet at JR Nippori Station and then walk to the Yanaka Ginza shopping street. Then walk around many temples, cemetery area and backstreets.