A hidden strolling spot: A tour of Hide-and-seek Alley
What we'll do
Just one step into the alley from the main street of Kagurazaka and you'll be wrapped in the atmosphere of old-time Japan. The stone-paved street of the alleyway is narrow and there are plenty of dead-ends, the area characteristic of its maze-like layout. Kagurazaka is also packed with restaurants, cafes, sento bath houses, shrines, and more, so you definitely won't get bored. For those who are nervous about stepping out of the major tourist zones, why not visit along with a WOW U-mediator? There are lots of hidden shops here, too, but if you have a guide with you, you'll be able to enjoy your trip without missing anything.
①10:00 a.m. ~
②1:00 p.m. ~
③3:30 p.m. ~
You will walk around the Kagurazaka area for two hours after the designated start time.
①9:00 a.m. ②1:00 p.m. ③3:30 p.m.
・Meeting place: Tokyo Metro Tozai Line, Kagurazaka Station, Kagurazaka Exit
※Please note that there are several intersecting routes within Kagurazaka Station.
【Notes regarding late arrivals】
・If you are more than 15 minutes late for the meeting time without contacting your guide, the tour will be automatically cancelled.
・Please note that the tour cannot be extended in the event of late arrival.
- Price per person
- 5,300 JPY ~ / person
- Max participants
- Up to 6 people
- Hosted in English
- Things you need to know before the tour
【Things NOT included in the price of the tour】
・Transportation fees (transportation to and from the meeting place, transportation during the tour)
・Food expenses (meals, including drinks, will not be provided)
【Things included in the price of the tour】
【Items not allowed on the tour】
【Conditions for participation】
No age limit; anyone can participate.
【Other important things to note】
・This tour will be led by a nationally certified guide.
・This tour requires a minimum of two and can accommodate a maximum of six participants.
※Solo travelers wishing to participate in this tour may do so if they pay the fee for two people.
※If the minimum number of participants is not met, the tour may be cancelled.
・Transportation during this tour will be on foot.
・Depending on the weather, the stops on the route are subject to order changes or cancellation.
・Please make sure to wear clothes that are easy to move in and comfortable shoes.
1Kakurenbo Yokocho (Hide-and-seek alley)
Kakurenbo Yokocho (Hide-and-seek Alley) in Tokyo’s Kagurazaka area is a pathway that got its name from a story that if you were following someone, you’d lose sight of them as soon as they entered the alley. One look at cobblestone pavement is enough to make visitors envision geisha ambling around during the Edo period. There are many stylish restaurants hidden in the alley, but it’s also a great place for a relaxing stroll. Nearby, you can also see Geisha Kodo, which has a geisha office; a training area for the shamisen, a traditional Japanese instrument a public bath; and Hyogo Alley, which is an alley that was named for a weapon and armor storage area that was there during the Warring States period. *This is private property. Please be careful of noise and bad behavior. *It is forbidden to litter. Be weary of cigarette ash and butts and general trash.