1. Japan
  2. Kantō Region
  3. Tokyo
  4. Tokyo Imperial Palace

Tokyo: Old & New Nihonbashi and Imperial Palace Walking Tour

Product ID: 357995
Step back in time and find out how Tokyo transformed itself from a small fishing village to a futuristic metropolis on this fact-filled walking tour. See the nostalgic Nihonbashi Bridge and stroll through the majestic Imperial Palace grounds.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Learn about Nihonbashi Bridge, one of Tokyo's most iconic bridges
  • Explore the grounds and viewpoints of the Imperial Palace's East Garden
  • Discover Tokyo's past, present, and future with your informative guide
  • Receive a unique, handmade souvenir, carefully designed in a decades-old family trade
Full description
Enjoy a tour around the Nihonbashi and Imperial Palace areas of Tokyo and discover how the city was transformed from an old small fishing village into a thriving metropolis.

Start the tour in the Nihonbashi area, designated as Tokyo's oldest commercial district with 400 years worth of tradition. Meet your passionate guide and walk across the historic Nihonbashi Bridge (Japan Bridge), learning some interesting facts along the way. See the starting point of 5 major roads leading in and out of Tokyo as your guide describes the past, present, and future of the city.

Then, take a short subway ride towards the Imperial Palace area. Gaze in awe as a majestic Edo Castle appears in front of your eyes. Imagine yourself as a soldier attacking the castle, and see how meticulously the castle was built to fend off attackers centuries ago.

Next, head over to Imperial Palace East Garden - a must-see sight. Find a tranquil Japanese garden with a koi fish pond hidden in one of the corners. Find out about how this garden was the former Emperor's favorite area to relax and spend time. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and take some amazing snapshots.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Unique souvenir
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Train fare for metro ride
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of Nihonbashi Tourism Information, 1 Chome-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0027, Japan. Do not confuse Nihonbashi Tourism Information with Nihonbashi Information Center which is a different location, but in the same general area.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour involves a good amount of walking and is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• This tour will take place rain or shine
• This tour will take a short subway ride on the metro; please bring some cash or your Suica/Pasmo card if you have one

From US$ 249.36 Per group up to 2