Start our walk in Ningyocho, an area known for its old traditions and, as you’ll soon discover, some very tasty treats. We’ll visit a number of shops that have been around for over 100 years, many of which are still family-owned and operated and specialise in unique goods made right here in Japan, from fans to incense and tenugui, beautiful towels depicting different traditional Japanese scenes. You will have the chance to get to know traditional family business and try their freshly made products, from a 110 years old ningyoyaki shop (a traditional Japanese sweet) to rice cracker shop in business since 1928. Also famous for it's shrines, we’ll visit one where virtue, longevity, learning and wealth are worshipped. You can offer a prayer here, and wash a coin to ensure a prosperous life. We are also visiting the nearby Nihonbashi, which was a hub for merchants during the Edo period. Today, it is predominantly a financial district. Although a modern neighbourhood, it features many traditional Japanese shops hidden in its alleyways and even within its department stores, from a 100 years old stationary shop to a handmade toothpick shop from the Edo period.
Meg & Friends
Living in Japan since 2006, I have been working at Tokyo Urban Adventures as a tour guide for the last 5 years, where I met Yusuke, Kazu, Yoshi and Ayaka and we are lucky enough to spend our days sharing our favourite places, food and drinks. After all these years, it still amazes me how everything in Japan seems to have a meaning, from the shape of the sweets we try to the patterns of the fans. Check our Instagram at @tokyourbanadventures, come and explore with us this rich culture!
traditional sweets, snack vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, lacto free available
Browse for traditional goods – made right here in Japan! Gain some insight to the foods and snacks that Japanese people eat and the typical items they use in everyday life in Ningyocho, known for its old traditions, tasty treats and important shrines and Nihonbashi, a hub for merchants in the Edo period now a financial district that houses trading firms and the Tokyo Stock Exchange also features many traditional shops hidden in its alleyways.
最多可接待10位参与者，无年龄限制。 experience starts at 12:45 pm. 3 hours walking, please wear comfortable shoes.
We visit independent, family-run businesses, that may unexpectedly close or alter their working hours. In such a case, we'll visit other nearby shops or attractions that still keeps its essence.