Kanda - A Historic Town with Heart

Tokyo: where both tradition and the latest trends coexist. Join us on a journey to discover the real Tokyo as we dive into its historic old towns and encounter many fun surprises along the way.

Today the Kanda area in central Tokyo is a business district, but it has roots in the early days of the Edo period as a town of craftspeople and artisans. With a Kanda native as our guide, we explore its neighborhoods and search for traces of the past. Along the way we try traditional food and drink and meet locals who carry on the spirit of old Tokyo. We also pay our respects at Kanda Myojin Shrine and speak to a group that is busy preparing for the upcoming Kanda Festival.