Tour Code : C1300 ( 1 day )

< Walking Tour > Backstreet Walking Tour to Know Ichiyo Higuchi

Meet at the ticket gate for 1b exit at Minowa station on Tokyo Metro Hibiya line.

Old Iseya Pawnshop
  • Old Iseya Pawnshop
    Old Iseya Pawnshop
  • Inside of Kingyozaka (image)
    Inside of Kingyozaka (image)
  • Hongo townscape
    Hongo townscape


※This tour requires walking except Hibiya line and Oedo line in the itinerary. Infant (0-5 years old) is not accepted. ※
★Reservation through YOKOSO JAPAN TOUR, 5,000 yen note printed towel will be offered for a person!!
◆Historic tour of a woman whose image is printed in the note. ◆
●"Ichiyo Higuchi" in JPY5,000 note・・・An authoress, "Takekurabe (Growing Up)" and "Nigorie (An Inlet of Muddy Water)" are the famous literature. Her works received admiration by the literary circle. She passed away at the age of 24, most representative works were written in her last 1 year.
●Kingyozaka・・・Started the business as the wholesaler of gold fish and Koi carps 350 years ago. Presently it is the hideout cafe in Hongo. Lunch will be "Grilled fish set".
【Clothes and belongings】
・Comfortable clothes and shoes.
・Rain gears, wind breaker.
・Belongings…Bag or backpack and drinks.


Day 1Ticket gate for 1b exit of Minowa station on Tokyo Metro Hibiya line (Meet 9:20)walkSenzoku Inari Shrine (Story location of "Takekurabe (Growing Up)".)walkTaito Ward Hitoha Memorial, Ichiyo Memorial Museum (Visit)walkIchiyo Memorial ParkwalkRyusen・Ruin of the old residence of Ichiyo HiguchiwalkIriya stationtrain(Hibiya line・Oedo line)trainHongo Sanchome stationwalkKingyozaka (Lunch / approx. 50 min.)walkHoshinji Temple (the childhood home of Ichiyo Higuchi)walkKikuzaka・Ryusen・Ruin of the old residence of Ichiyo Higuchi (A well still remains.)walkKikuzakawalkOld Iseya Pawnshop (Higuchi used often for keeping her life.)walkEnding place of Ichiyo HiguchiwalkThe Haginoya ruin (Poetry school where Ichiyo learnt. )walkKasuga station (End at 15:00) ※Walking distance: approx. 5Km
Breakfast : 0 / Lunch : 1 / Dinner : 0
Accommodation :

Departures & Prices

Departure PlaceDeparture DateTour Price
per person

Designated place


Jun. 24,

Jul. 08, 23,

Sep. 16, 24, 30,

12 or older
JPY 6,980
6 to 11
JPY 6,980
3 to 5
Tour Status


Duration1 day
  • English
  • Chinese
(For the actual tour language of your preferred departure day, please look at the booking form. If you make a booking within 7 days to the departure, we may not be able to arrange your preferred language support. In such case, you will be guided by Japanese speaking tour director with an itinerary in your preferred language.)
The Scope of Language SupportA tour conductor or staff of your preferred language will accompany the tour from the designated meeting place (at a designated airport in case of a tour with airplanes) and provides the participant with basic information necessary for the tour (such as meeting place and time at each stop etc) in your preferred language. Information on sightseeing in the areas of tour destinations will not be provided. However, brochures in your preferred language will be provided.
Minimum number of participants for operation10 persons
*When the participants does not reach the number above, the tour will not be operated. If this is the case, those who have made a reservation will be informed of the matter by 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date (by 4 days prior to the departure in case of a Day-tour).
Minimum number of participants for booking1 persons
Meal(s)Breakfast : 0 / Lunch : 1 / Dinner : 0
Items includedExpenses for transportation, accommodation, meal(s), admission fee(s) specified in the itinerary and taxes.
* None of the expenses will be refunded even though the items concerned are not used by a participant for personal reasons.
Items not includedExpenses for transportation, meal(s), admission fee(s) not specified in the itinerary, personal expenses during the tour (telephone, laundry or beverages etc.) and optional tour fees.
Items included in "Infant price"※Infant (0-5 years old) cannot participate.
  • ※A Japanese-speaking tour guide will be provided, and no multilingual guiding. An explanation handout of the visiting places in multi-language will be provided.
  • ※This tour is starting at the meeting point and ending at the last point. Transportation fee to the meeting place and after the tour end are your own expense.
  • Wearing clothes and shoes that let you move easily and comfortably is strongly recommended.
  • Please note that the tour is for Japanese citizens and basically operated in Japanese. The accompanied staff gives you the basic information (such as meeting place and time at each stop) in English or Chinese, however, she/he does not gives you the detailed information of visiting places.
  • We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to traffic, weather or other circumstances that are beyond our control.
  • If we have to cancel the tour for typhoon, heavy snow, or other circumstances beyond our control, we decide the matter by 3pm Japan time one day before the departure and inform you about it by e-mail.
  • The place that the tour disbands may be different from the one that it meets. For the actual place, ask the tour conductor on the spot.
  • (Act on the Protection of Personal Information has been revised since May 30, 2017.) Customer information, such as name, age, gender and others may be forwarded to the hotels or necessary organizations for the tour arrangement. Completion of the tour reservation shall be deemed to agree upon above condition.
  • Charge for change or cancellation

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