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Guided and personalized, professional tours offer closer looks at Japanese culture

By STORY AND PHOTOS LINDA LOMBARDI The Associated Press

This article was published February 11, 2018 at 2:08 a.m.

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Japanese history tours with guide Mark Hobold make a visit to Kaneiji Temple, Ueno, Tokyo. The specialized tours are packed with information and have more flexibility than more traditional tours.

IF YOU GO:

Lee Chapman: leechapman. photos/tokyo-photowalk-tours. Tours $181-$316 for up to four people.

Mark Hobold: japanthis.com/japan-this-tours. Toursstart at $450 for up to six people.

Places such as this vegetable shop make for unique photo ops on Lee Chapman’s Tokyo tours. The tours explore the ordinary, every day side of Tokyo.

Tour guide Lee Chapman, an English native who calls Tokyo home, leads groups on photowalk tours to explore the less-traveled parts of Tokyo.

Sidewalk diners eat in an off-the-beaten-path part of Tokyo. British photographer Lee Chapman leads photowalk tours through the “grittier” side of Tok...

This photo, taken on a photowalk with Lee Chapman in Tokyo, shows bedding being aired to dry on a bicycle.

On Lee Chapman’s photowalk tours of Tokyo, participants see the more lived-in parts of Tokyo, not the glossy, tourist-ready districts.

TOKYO -- I've always resisted the idea of taking a guided tour on my annual visits to Japan. My interests are pretty niche and I know Tokyo well enough that friends there have trouble suggesting new things to see.

IF YOU GO:

Lee Chapman: leechapman. photos/tokyo-photowalk-tours. Tours $181-$316 for up to four people.

Mark Hobold: japanthis.com/japan-this-tours. Toursstart at $450 for up to six people.

Places such as this vegetable shop make for unique photo ops on Lee Chapman’s Tokyo tours. The tours explore the ordinary, every day side of Tokyo.

Tour guide Lee Chapman, an English native who calls Tokyo home, leads groups on photowalk tours to explore the less-traveled parts of Tokyo.

Sidewalk diners eat in an off-the-beaten-path part of Tokyo. British photographer Lee Chapman leads photowalk tours through the “grittier” side of Tok...

This photo, taken on a photowalk with Lee Chapman in Tokyo, shows bedding being aired to dry on a bicycle.

On Lee Chapman’s photowalk tours of Tokyo, participants see the more lived-in parts of Tokyo, not the glossy, tourist-ready districts.

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