If you look carefully there are artisans in small Tokyo shops making traditional objects and foods. Our guide taught us how to open our eyes and find these remaining keepers of craftsmanship. And now I know the proper ritual for offering a prayer at a Shinto Shrine!
We had a guide on his first day. He was nervous, too quiet and his english was difficult to understand. He was accompanied by a more experienced guide who wanted to give him latitude, but the tour was painfully slow and disjointed. Not sure why we stopped at a couple of the shops and frankly got very limited information about the area regardless. It was not worth half the money we paid for the tour and candidly I can not recommend it. Sorry.
Great tour, loved walking around through Tokyo with a small group and tasted all kinds of stuff, from cookies to icecream to mest pastries. The tour does not go to the shops that are mentioned in the description of the tour, too bad for that. Would definitely recommend!
This was a great way to see a different part of Tokyo. Our guide was great and we saw many businesses which had been in business for at least 100 years. We sampled the food and saw individually crafted tooth picks. This was a great tour.
This tour was exactly what I wanted it to be. It showed a deeper look into an area of Tokyo that most people would miss. My husband and I enjoyed it very much. We're looking forward to going back to Ningyocho and Nihonbashi to do some further exploring. I recommend this tour!
The only downside of the tour was that our guide, Silvia, had lost much of her voice due to allergies so it was difficult to hear her several times. She did her best, though and I'm sure I could've given the tour 5 stars if she had been in full voice.