YANESEN is an international exchange facility with the purpose of providing information on sightseeing and Japanese culture.
Located in Yanaga, where the essence of the Japanese old tradition are felt everywhere, we offer you the best activities, guided tours, and everything helping hands you guests need.
Our Concept: 一期一会（Ichi-go ichi-e）
To the traveler, time spent on a trip is "time that will never come again." You cannot place a monetary value on it. The Japanese expression "ichi-go ichi-e" is one that originates in the tea ceremony and means "a once-in-a-lifetime encounter." We have adopted "ichi-go ichi-e" as the YANESEN concept behind international travelers' encounters with Japanese culture.
yanesen facility overview
1. Nationwide Volunteer Tour Guide Referrals
We introduce you to volunteer guides who, either free of charge or for a low rate, will tell tourists such as yourself about the local area's nature, history, culture and more in English.
2. Hands-On Traditional Cultural Activity Assistance
We provide assistance for hands-on cultural activities in which you can experience traditional Japanese culture by joining local culture classes and interacting with the locals.
3. Guided Tours
We conduct tours to shops and sightseeing spots in Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi.
4．Japanese cultural experience
Teaming up with local artisans in Yanaka area, we offer you the best cultural experiences in Tokyo.
- YANESEN Tourist Information & Culture Center
- 3-13-7 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo-to
- (+81) 03-5834-7025 (Inquiries in English OK)
business hour:10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.